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The 10 Most Nominated RAZZIE Worst Actors

Updated on January 31, 2015
Christopher Atkins sings "How Can I Live Without Her?" in The Pirate Movie. The song went to #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart
Christopher Atkins sings "How Can I Live Without Her?" in The Pirate Movie. The song went to #71 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart

Men seem to take things in stride so it's no wonder Tom Green attended the 2002 Golden Raspberry (Razzie) Award "ceremony" to collect his sweep of the "awards."

"Even though I have little or no respect for him as a filmmaker or comedian, I thought Tom Green was quite brilliant in showing up to accept his awards for Freddie Got Fingered. He understood that his audience was those teenage boys and they would think it was really cool that he went out and accepted his Razzie. As a matter of fact, he actually claims he went out to sweep the Razzie's," said Razzie founder John Wilson during my interview with him in 2005.

As the Razzie's celebrate their 35th Anniversary of dishonoring Hollywood, Wilson still has high hopes of another celebrity dropping in to receive one of Hollywood's tackiest trophies.

Up for awards this year are Ben Affleck, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Adam Sandler, so maybe if one of them wins, they'll stop by to pick up the golf ball atop a mangled Super 8 film reel spray painted in gold (maybe the mention of a golf ball will peek their interest).

Keep reading to find out who the top 10 Worst Actors are (according to the Razzie voters).

10) Christopher Atkins (1983)

It was a close call as to who the tenth Worst Actor Razzie nominee was and with two "wins" Atkins was the choice to round out the list.

His first nominee came in 1983 for the cult classic musical The Pirate Movie and the following year he "won" Worst Actor for A Night in Heaven.

Atkins' last "win" was in 1990 for Listen to Me and that same year was nominated for Worst New Star of the Decade and Worst Actor of the Decade.

9) Ben Affleck (2002)

By the time Affleck was nominated as Worst Actor for Pearl Harbor he already had one Oscar on his mantle.

When 2004 rolled around the Oscar "curse" had thrown him to the darker side where he "won" the Razzie for Worst Actor for Paycheck, Gigli and Daredevil. He also "won" Worst Screen Couple with Jennifer Lopez for Gigli (he also shares this nomination with Liv Tyler, Kate Beckinsdale and Josh Hartnett for past films).

Since 2005, Affleck has received another Worst Actor nomination and shared another Worst Screen Couple again with Lopez and Tyler for Jersey Girl.

In 2010 he received a nomination as Worst Actor of the Decade and this year he's up for The Redeemer Award (a new Razzie category). If he "wins" maybe his past "win" and nominations will be absolved.

8) Burt Reynolds (1985)

This Hollywood legend received his first Razzie nomination for City Heat and Cannonball Run II in 1985.

Four years later his name would be read again in the Worst Actor Category for Rent-A-Cop and Switching Channels. Although he didn't "win" his first Worst Actor "win" came in 1994 for Cop and 1/2.

Reynolds' ranking from leading man to Worst Supporting Actor in 1997 and has been nominated in this category three more times since 2002.

7) Arnold Schwarzenegger (1983)

Having racked up the most Worst Supporting Actor nominations in Razzie history, Arnold's nominations for Worst Actor began with his nomination for Conan the Barbarian.

Since then he's been nominated four times and was a "winner" in 2005 for Worst Razzie Loser of Our First 25 Years (without a single win thus far). Things may change this year since he's nominated as Worst Supporting Actor for The Expendables 3.

6) Nicolas Cage (2007)

In 1996, Cage won an Oscar for Leaving Las Vegas but it took him eleven years to wind up on a Razzie ballot for The Wicker Man (he and his bear suit were also nominated for Worst Screen Couple).

Since then he's been nominated a few more times as Worst Actor and is nominated this year for Left Behind. To date, he has not received a "prestigious" Razzie.

5) Eddie Murphy (2003)

Did Murphy's Worst Actor nomination for Norbit (2007) hurt his chance for winning an Oscar that year for Dreamgirls? It's hard to say, but Murphy had been a previous Razzie "winner" for Worst Screenplay and nominated as Worst Director in 1990.

Nominations for acting didn't come until 2003 and he's been nominated in a variety of categories, including "wins" for Worst Actor, Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actor for Norbit.

4) John Travolta (1984)

With six Worst Actor nominations under his belt, Travolta "picked up" the Worst Actor Razzie for 2000's Battlefield Earth and Lucky Numbers.

While his box office fire was starting to weaken in 1983, he was nominated for Two of a Kind and Staying Alive.

Beside the "wins" of 2001, he has been nominated twice as Worst Actor of the Decade (1990 and 2010).

3) Kevin Costner (1992)

It's always best to first win an Oscar and then find yourself on a Razzie ballot the following year and Costner's first Razzie "win" was for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in 1992.

Nominations would soon follow for The Bodyguard, 3000 Miles to Graceland, Waterworld, Message in a Bottle and For Love of the Game. He's also been nominated in the Worst Screen Couple category, Worst Actor of the Century and in 1998 "won" Worst Actor, Worst Director and Worst Picture dishonors for The Postman.

2) Adam Sandler (1997)

Sandler burst onto the Razzie scene with a Worst Actor nomination for both Happy Gilmore and Bulletproof in 1997, followed by The Waterboy the following year.

His first "win" was in 2000 for Big Daddy and like Eddie Murphy, Sandler "won" multiple awards in 2012 for Worst Screenplay (shared with Steve Koren and Ben Zook); Worst Screen Couple (shared with Katie Holmes and Al Pacino); Worst Actor and Worst Actress all for Jack and Jill. However, he also "won" Worst Actor for Just Go With It that same year.

While Sandler's either "won" or has been nominated in the past for multiple categories, he has been nominated this year as Worst Actor for Blended.

1) Sylvester Stallone (1985)

With twelve Worst Actor nominations (and three "wins") Stallone is the reigning king in this category.

His reign began with a "win" for Rhinestone (as well as a nomination for Worst Screenplay shared with Phil Alden Robinson for the same film).

Stallone has been nominated or "won" every year for a Razzie with the exception of 1998, 2003 and had a seven year lull from 2004 to 2011, followed by a three year hiatus when he was nominated again in 2014.

He has also "won" Worst Actor of the Decade (1990) and Worst Actor of the Century (2000). His nominations and "wins" are to many to count!

Kevin Costner takes aim at Hollywood's tackiest trophy, The Golden Raspberry
Kevin Costner takes aim at Hollywood's tackiest trophy, The Golden Raspberry
Sylvester Stallone in Rhinestone
Sylvester Stallone in Rhinestone


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