A Look at the 25 Worst Performances by Great Actors

24. Kathy Bates (The Day the Earth Stood Still)

A space alien called Klaatu comes to Earth and ponders whether to wipe out humanity in this remake of the 1951 sci-fi classic. Bates made her reputation playing larger-than-life yet deeply human personalities. Here, her blustery portrayal of the U.S. defense secretary consists mainly of issuing orders and doomsday pronouncements. It’s a rather lackluster performance from this Academy Award winner.

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