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Movie star with the fewest strikeouts

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Evil ... Thy name is Orville Redenbacher!!, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Thinking about this the other day after reading some horrible reviews for Valkyrie and Seven Pounds. Which movie star has had the most hits with the fewest misses?
    In other words which Hollywood star has made the fewest bombs - having appeared (starred or costarred) in a minimum of 10 - non-low budget -movies.
    Gene Hackman?
    Redford? Though Lions for Lambs may hurt.
    Mel Gibson?
    Robby DuVall?
    Bill Holden?

    I think Pacino, DeNiro are out of the running. So to with Sly.
    How bout Hackman ... I'm sure he made some, but I can't think of any off the top of my head

    Nominees? Thoughts?
  2. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Harry Ford. Probably the best contact hitter in the 'Wood.
  3. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Will Smith
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    It was Dustin, for a long time.

    Smith's protected because of his personal likeability, since some of those scripts
    (Hancock) were lame to the extreme.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Newman. Very very few bombs over the course of a 50-year career.

    Even his clunkers ("Harry and Son") usually had some saving graces.
  6. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Dustin Hoffman. And I say that fully cognizant of Ishtar.

    Thread is about fewest strikeouts, not the worst strikeout.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It depends if we're talking about Box Office or quality movies.

    Box office, lately, none have been better than Big Willie Style. Although, other than Ali and Pursuit of Happyness, I don't think anyone is going to claim his films are anything great, and that's from someone who enjoyed Hancock.
  8. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Wild Wild West was perhaps the worst blockbuster movie of all time.
  9. GBNF

    GBNF Active Member

    Ed Norton had been on a pretty consistent run until his last couple films.
    How can it not be Tom Hanks? I can only think of one movie of his I didn't see, The LadyKillers, and most of those I know who have seen it say it's terribly underrated.
  10. While I would prefer to go by quality, I think you almost have to base it on box office, because quality differs so much from person to person.
  11. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Four words: Bonfire of the Vanities.

    Also, in the mid 80s, Hanks career was more hit and miss. That said, I love his misses (Man With One Red Shoe, Joe Versus the Volcano and Dragnet) more than most of his hits.
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