The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Worst Actor Winner

Worst Actor Winner

Here we go, time to break out the heavy hammer and start hammering on some of the most offensive felons of the past year. The Worst Actors of 2012. These were the actors that caused frowns and headshaking via their performances, to the extent that they need to be called out as awful.

The nominees are: Nic Cage, “Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance”, Eddie Murphy, “A Thousand Words”, Adam Sandler, “That’s My Boy”, Ben Stiller, “The Watch”, and Sam Worthington, “Man on a Ledge”.

Worst Actor

Click through to see which of these arch criminals ripped theatre-goers off the worst this year!

Adam Sandler, “That’s My Boy”


The much maligned Adam Sandler returned this year with yet another reason to malign him. In “That’s My Boy”, Sandler plays a man who, as a young teen, impregnated his teacher. This results in a brief splash of celebrity for him, but also… in a son that he’s barely older than. The comedy proceeds from there, with Sandler playing an immature, boorish drunk who tries to make good by connecting with his son the only way he knows.

By partying.

Which in and of itself is… mildly repugnant, but there could be a comedy to be had there. Except Sandler elects to utilize a terrible accent along the way, and have his character STILL be a buffoon in his late 30s/early 40s. It’s obnoxious to watch, and I mean that above and beyond the way he wants it to be obnoxious to watch. Along the way, there’s no acting involved except acting crass and dumb. His bad acting isn’t the total death of the movie, there was still some scattered fun to be had, but it is painful to watch him with the stupid voice, still acting like a high schooler at a keg party… knowing that that’s like the best he can do in terms of humor nowadays.

The others were terrible as well. Nicolas Cage was obviously trying to chew scenery, only bad acting done purposefully isn’t as enjoyable as unintentional bad acting. Eddie Murphy spent 80 minutes or so being completely unfunny as a man who can’t talk. Ben Stiller plays the same character he always seems to play, only this time he seems as sick of it as we are. Sam Worthington made such a little impression that I barely even recalled him… as I was walking out of the theatre.

Adam_SandlerLeg LampBut none of them compared to Sandler, who once again authored a dumb character with a stupid voice, thinking that we’ll all find it funny. We don’t.

Adam Sandler, your FMR MAJOR Award winner for Worst Actor, 2012

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Daniel Fogarty

29 thoughts on “The 2012 FMR MAJOR Awards: The Worst Actor Winner

  1. Change of heart? You C+’d this and had some kind words to say about Sandler. Maybe it’s guilt over crucifying him for Jack and Jill? Haven’t seen it, don’t know if I have the stomach for it, so I can’t say if it’s truly the worst acting. But the carry over from J+J alone is enough to earn the coveted Leg Lamp!

    • No… though I appreciate your investigative research, I went back to that review, too, during the nomination process, and I didnt say anything better than some backhanded compliments about this being better than his recent garbage (which bears no bearing on his relation to other actors in the field THIS year), and certainly didnt praise his acting in any way.

      Keep in mind, C+ is a bad grade in my opinion. It’s my highest bad grade, obviously, but its still a bad grade.

      And frankly, maybe this could have wound up a B level movie with a few changes and if Sandler toned it down…

  2. Sigh. Whatever happened to his skill on display in Punch-Drunk Love? He could of went anywhere from there but he just steps back again with all this nonsense.

    • You haven’t seen That’s My Boy? Oh my god, Sati, you should check it out. Seriously. It was one of the funnie–

      Ok, I couldnt keep that gag going very long. Sorry. LOL ๐Ÿ˜€

      You’re not missing nothing.

  3. You know, I just checked your awards last year out of curiosity, and found that both Cage and Sandler were among last year’s nominees as well. Impressively bad. “Congratulations” to Sandler for taking the leg lamp this year against what looks to have been fairly steep competition.

    • ๐Ÿ˜€ He was probably even worse last year (in either role) but last year Taylor Lautner had a leading role, and I had to give credit where credit is due. Seriously, Lautner is SO bad. Lol

      This year, the way was clear…

  4. Here’s the scariest thing about Sandler and the reason he’s never going to stop: He’s not only acting in these bad films, but actually producing them himself. When he does get an actual hit, it skyrockets and makes so much money that it makes up for all of the misses, most of whom either break even or don’t lose too much money after you figure everything in. So he’s like a guy at the gambling table who’s gonna keep playing until he hits the next jackpot, at which point he has even more money to play with.

    • [Nodding glumly]

      Yeah, I know. In that regard, you have to hand it to him. He played it smart.

      Of course, for the rest of us it means we’re shit out of luck and we’re going to be facing one of these dumb movies every year! Up next? Grown ups 2!!


  5. Sandler is a nice guy who really can only play nice guys. When he tries to do anything else, he fails. Then he picks horrible scripts that have a good base concept. Can he not see that a bad script will ruin even the best ideas? Or did they turn into bad scripts after he got his hands on them? Sometimes it seems like he is trying to have everything don’t on a basic ‘everyman’ level. But if that is what he thinks is the ‘everyman’ level of films, he must have a really awful concept on just how low brow the average viewer is.

    • “he must have a really awful concept on just how low brow the average viewer is.” LOL, I’ll back you up on that statement 100%

      His idea of the common audience member is practically subhuman, LOL. It’s almost offensive how base he thinks we are. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hi, Fogs and company:

    So many variants of “Terrible”, “IT BURNS!!!” and “Stinks on ice”!

    It boggles my mind how someone so vacuously untalented still finds work.

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