Back when the original Fast and Furious film was released, it came off as a fun standalone film about car racing that likely was going to come and go. Of course, after a pair of sequels that mostly followed suit, the series branched out in a big way to become one of the most popular action movie franchises of all time.
On top of the trademark over the top action that has turned the Fast and Furious franchise into the blockbuster series that it is today, fans have truly grown to love the core group of characters. As for the actors that have starred in this series, they clearly should be proud of it. However, that doesn’t mean that everything they have been a part of has been well received. With that in mind, it is time to get to this list of 15 embarrassing roles Fast and Furious stars want everyone to forget.
15 Eva Mendes as Kir from Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror
Over the years, many talk show hosts have played embarrassing commercials from famous actors’ past. In the case of Eva Mendes, instead of an advertisement, they could go a different route by playing a scene from Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, a movie that is rated 0% on Rotten Tomatoes. Actually her debut film, Mendes tries her best but the movie is just a stinker.
14 Idris Elba as Moreau from Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
By the time Hobbs & Shaw’s Idris Elba starred in Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, he’d already risen to fame for his work in TV’s The Wire as well as movies like American Gangster and Thor. Despite that, people seem to have largely forgotten that he starred in the totally abysmal movie Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance which is way beneath him. Heck, Ghost Rider even peed fire at one point in that movie. All we can say is ugh.
13 Chris “Ludacris” Bridges as Brendan Nolan in New Year’s Eve
Due to the fact that Love Actually was a huge success and is now considered to be a Christmas classic, the studios keep making holiday movies with massive ensemble casts. Sadly, most of them are really bad and 2011’s New Year’s Eve is no exception. Only able to score 7% on Rotten Tomatoes, this dull and joyless film is so joyless and unbearable that it also was nominated for five Razzie Awards.
12 Jordanna Brewster as Dusty in Home Sweet Hell
Released directly to stream before its theatrical release, which is always a bad sign, Home Sweet Hell tried its best to have a good mix of thrills and laughs. Instead, this “dark comedy” that only got 5% on Rotten Tomatoes managed to fail in both of those regards and it became a career lowlight for everyone involved.
11 Charlize Theron as Æon Flux from Æon Flux
When it comes to Æon Flux’s visuals, it is a pretty spectacular film. Unfortunately, in every other regard, it is a huge letdown. So poorly written that it wastes the talents of Charlize Theron, it also is ceaselessly boring despite non-stop action. In fact, the creator of the source material, Peter Chung, even said the movie made him feel “helpless, humiliated, and sad”.
10 Luke Evans as Vlad "the Impaler" Ţepeş III / Count Dracula from Dracula Untold
When Luke Evans was cast as Dracula in this movie, he must have been very excited to inherit a role that has done wonders for so many acting careers. Unfortunately, Dracula Untold managed to turn the vampire master from a horror icon into a generic semi-gothic action movie lead who left audiences numb.
9 Nathalie Emmanuel as W.D. Tally Rutherford from The Titan
Released at the height of Nathalie Emmanuel’s Game of Thrones and Fast and Furious fame, it is pretty telling that the vast majority of people have never heard of The Titan. Rated 19% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Titan had some potential so we understand why Emmanuel agreed to star in this film but it is so poorly executed and acted that it fails at every turn.
8 Tyrese Gibson as Matthew Cole from Annapolis
When it comes to the 2005 movie Annapolis, virtually everything went wrong. First off, to say that the movie’s stars Tyrese Gibson and James Franco didn’t get along is an understatement. On top of that, the movie flopped at the box office and with critics. Finally, the movie which is all about a Naval Academy had a spokesperson for the United States Navy officially come out against it. Ouch!
7 Michelle Rodriguez as Harriet from Inappropriate Comedy
Given all of the quality independent movies that celebrities could be a part of, it is baffling that someone like Michelle Rodriguez was a part of Inappropriate Comedy. Given a 0% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, this garbage fire of a movie is made up of a series of sketches. Part of a segment that is so gross that we can’t even describe it here, we suggest nobody seeks out her scene in this movie.
6 Shad “Bow Wow” Moss as Divirnius Johnson from Johnson Family Vacation
Throughout Hollywood history, there have been many magnificent road trip movies. Johnson Family Vacation certainly isn’t one of them. Bad enough that several shots are out of focus, laughs might have overcome that but this movie that is rated 6% on Rotten Tomatoes couldn’t even master lowest common denominator comedy.
5 Lucas Black as Luke Chisholm from Seven Days in Utopia
As far as film critics go, there is nobody that is more respected than the sadly deceased Roger Ebert. For that reason, it must have been really painful for Lucas Black that when Ebert reviewed Seven Days in Utopia, he opened with "I would rather eat a golf ball than see this movie again”.
4 Vin Diesel as Kaulder from The Last Witch Hunter
When it comes to Vin Diesel, there is no doubt that the guy knows how to star in movies that are incredibly fun thrill rides. Sadly, he also played the main character in The Last Witch Hunter, a movie that is rated 17% on Rotten Tomatoes and somehow managed to make monsters boring.
3 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as Sgt. Asher "Sarge" Mahonin from Doom
When people talk about the idea that video game movies are always disappointing, Doom is one of the movies that best prove that point. Lacking in any kind of discernible plot that is worthy of the viewer’s time, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson once said that the movie was an example of what “not to do”.
2 Scott Eastwood as John from Dawn Patrol
As the son of Hollywood royalty, Scott Eastwood must have learned what it means to roll with the punches that come along with being an actor. Still, the fact that he headlined the movie Dawn Patrol that clearly took itself seriously yet is such a laughable “thriller” that it is rated 0% on Rotten Tomatoes has to sting.
1 Jason Statham as Farmer from In the Name of the King
This movie was directed by Uwe Boll, need we say more? Widely considered to be one of the worst filmmakers of all time, Boll’s In the Name of the King, which is only rated 4% on Rotten Tomatoes, helped cement that legacy as it is truly unwatchable. If that weren’t bad enough, Statham’s character in this movie that is mainly known as Farmer which gives you an idea of its story depth.