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10 Actors Who Drew Critical Acclaim In Awful Movies

A movie is only as good as the sum of its parts.

Any number of things contribute to the success - or lack thereof - that movies are capable of achieving, and usually, a solid performance from the actors is enough to secure a certain amount of respect from audiences and critics alike.

There are occasions, however, where this really isn't the case. All too often, a great performance becomes lost in amongst the jumble of sub-par movies that are released every year.

While "awful" is a pretty subjective term, there are countless movies that are widely considered to be just that, often in spite of an impressive cast or beloved source material. Usually the blame for a movie's failings falls squarely upon the shoulders of its actors, as they're the ones tasked with bringing the story to life, and for the most part, it's hard to argue with that logic.

But when an actor's performance is a notable stand-out in an otherwise awful movie, it deserves a little recognition, so here are ten times when that was exactly the case.

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