De Niro Tops List Of Quality Actors Starring In Dreadful Films
Two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro has topped a new poll naming the Most Shameless Paycheque Role Of All Time. De Niro's turn as Fearless Leader in cartoon series spin-off The Adventures Of Rocky + Bulwinkle (2000) comes in at number one on Entertainment Weekly's online countdown of respected actors who starred in films so dismal, they must have done so for the money. At two is Richard Burton's role as a priest in 1977's poorly-received Exorcist II: The Heretic, while Ben Kingsley is at three with Bloodrayne (2005). Rounding out the top five are Tony Curtis and Dennis Hopper and their appearances in sequel The Bad News Bears Go To Japan (1978) and videogame adaptation Super Mario Bros. (1993) respectively.