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23 Actors Saddled with Terrible Roles

Whether it's finding they're on a losing show or that the part they're playing on an otherwise decent show just doesn't suit them, sometimes actors get a bum deal.

Yep, this slideshow comes after the fiasco that was True Detective. Those actors got a bum rap if ever we saw one.

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Maybe the role looked great on paper, and it's not living up to the expectations set when the actor signed on. Or maybe the actor loves the work they're doing and the delivery just isn't up to par.

Who knows? All we know is when we watch(ed) these 23 actors in these particular roles, we know they're destined for better things.

Agree or disagree?

1. Halle Berry - Molly Woods on Extant Yes, Halle Berry mentioned that television is the new frontier in entertainment, but it doesn't appear she's going to get there,
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Endings, Beginnings Tiff Premiere: Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Shailene Woodley & more

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We present our interviews from the Tiff premiere of Drake Doremus’ new film Endings,Beginnings starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan, Sebastian Stan, Matthew Gray Gubler and Lindsay Sloane. Doremus directed his script, which was co-written with Jardine Libaire.

The film premiered at the 2019 Toronto Film Festival, and here are the interviews from the red carpet.

Synopsis:

A 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

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Tiff: When Shailene Woodley Couldn’t Stop Crying, Drake Doremus Pivoted Production On ‘Endings, Beginnings’

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Tiff: When Shailene Woodley Couldn’t Stop Crying, Drake Doremus Pivoted Production On ‘Endings, Beginnings’
With only an 80-page outline to guide them, there were a lot of blanks to fill when “Endings, Beginnings” director Drake Doremus hired Shailene Woodley to star in the film just two weeks before shooting began. In between casting and shooting, however, Doremus, Woodley, and co-star Sebastian Stan made a two-day road trip up the California coast to the film’s Bir Sur location, swapping life philosophies along the way.

“We ended up driving for five-and-a-half hours and the amount of inside jokes and the vulnerability that came from that drive alone really drove our characters forward,” Woodley said at an “Endings, Beginnings” panel discussion the day after the film’s Toronto International Film Festival premiere. “The first day of filming, we had to be very vulnerable with one another, intimate with one another … I felt like all of us were riding on the same frequency.”

The film chronicles Woodley
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Why the Best Cinematographers Are Struggling to Find Films to Shoot

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Why the Best Cinematographers Are Struggling to Find Films to Shoot
Roger Deakins arrived at Tiff with his new film “The Goldfinch” only four weeks after having finished shooting “1917,” due out later this year. The adaptation of the Donna Tart novel and World War I film are very different projects, but they both represent the type of prestige studio dramas Deakins has always been drawn to and have defined his celebrated career.

“I’m so thankful for both these two films, because they are such a rarity these days,” said Deakins, who is currently looking for his next gig. Pickings have become increasingly slim compared to when he started his career.

“I haven’t got anything, if anybody has any work out there that’d be good,” joked the 14-time Oscar nominated cinematographer. “It’s a different world. There’s much fewer of that middle budget range. There’s a bunch of lower-budget films, thank God, so people get to experiment,
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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Had a Sweet Fault in Our Stars Reunion at Tiff

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Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort Had a Sweet Fault in Our Stars Reunion at Tiff
Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort had a sweet reunion while at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The two actors shared a hug while at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and The Hollywood Reporter party at Tiff on Saturday.

Both starred together in 2014’s The Fault in Our Stars, where they played cancer-stricken teens who fall in love and embark on an adventure in Europe.

Woodley, 27, and Elgort, 25, were both in Toronto to promote their new films: Endings, Beginnings for her and The Goldfinch for him.

The two were photographed together in May 2018 at the Met Gala where they posed for
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'Endings, Beginnings': Film Review | Tiff 2019

'Endings, Beginnings': Film Review | Tiff 2019
The thing about people who work hard at being cool is they're usually pretty tiresome to be around. That applies to just about everyone in Drake Doremus' wilted kale salad of a movie, Endings, Beginnings. This ponderous, semi-improvised self-realization exercise casts Shailene Woodley as an artsy young woman coming off a bad breakup when she drifts into a triangle with two friends played by Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan. These guys are instantly distinguishable by their beards — one has the bushy facial hair that indicates intellect and sensitivity, the other spells trouble with his bad-ass stubble.

Aside from the ...
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‘Endings, Beginnings’: Drake Doremus’ Latest With Shailene Woodley Is A Meandering Collection Of Indie Movie Clichés [Tiff Review]

When Daphne (Shailene Woodley) breaks up with her boyfriend, quits her job, and takes over her sister’s pool house, she decides to heed her friends’ advice and go six months without men or alcohol. “Six solo months,” she proclaims, “just me and my vibrator.” Her resolution lasts maybe a week; within a month or so, she has not one but two beautiful men pining for her. Oh, what to do!

Read More: 2019 Toronto International Film Festival: 25 Most Anticipated Movies

That’s the set up for “Endings, Beginnings,” the meandering new drama from director Drake Doremus, the story of three impossibly pretty people being kind of horrible to each other to an indie rock soundtrack.

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Two Experimental Toronto Films Give Jamie Dornan a New Shade

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Two Experimental Toronto Films Give Jamie Dornan a New Shade
In a landscape rife with superhero sequels and action tentpoles, you can’t blame a modern movie star for wanting a palate cleanser

Jamie Dornan, who shot to fame with the steamy “Fifty Shades of Grey” film trilogy, has two movies playing Toronto that give some insight into the next phase of his career, after putting the $1.3 billion-earning Universal franchise to bed in 2018.

“I’m very, very fortunate to have a bit of say in what I do, and a choice on what films I take,” Dornan told Variety during a conversation about two projects he’s got playing this year’s festival: Drake Doremus’ “Endings, Beginnings” and “Synchronic,” from directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

In the former, he plays a thirtysomething in Los Angeles whose good nature and quiet humility stands out against that of his best friend, a bad boy played by Sebastian Stan. Both men fall
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Toronto Film Review: ‘Endings, Beginnings’

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Endings, Beginnings’
There’s nothing tidy about Daphne’s love life — and if there were, she probably wouldn’t make a very compelling character. Daphne, who is played by Shailene Woodley in what is simultaneously her most realistic and least accessible performance yet, recently broke up with her boyfriend, moving back into her sister’s pool house. That split had something to do with a drunken one-night stand. And now, though she’s sworn herself to six months of sobriety and celibacy, Daphne can’t deny her attraction to two totally different guys, Jack (Jamie Dornan) and Frank (Sebastian Stan), who just so happen to be best friends.

This movie — whose title, “Endings, Beginnings,” is cutesily withheld until just before the credits roll — is like the mumblecore version of “The Philadelphia Story,” wherein Katharine Hepburn sleeps with both suitors, discovers she’s pregnant by one of them and winds up “Bringing Up Baby
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‘Endings, Beginnings’ Review: Drake Doremus Starts to Get His Mojo Back With New Muse Shailene Woodley

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‘Endings, Beginnings’ Review: Drake Doremus Starts to Get His Mojo Back With New Muse Shailene Woodley
Early in Drake Doremus’ “Endings, Beginnings,” leading lady Daphne (Shailene Woodley) makes a comment to a potential paramour about feeling as if she’s being called to do things a twenty-something might do, like travel the world or join up with the Peace Corps, youthful diversions that a thirty-something like her has no business dabbling in anymore. But it’s all the other things that Daphne spends the film dabbling in — from living in her put-together sister’s guest house or looking for a job when she has no definable skills or even, as is often the crux of a Doremus feature, engaging in dangerous and immature relationships with unsuitable partners — that make it clear which parts of her are stuck in a life she should have stopped living a decade ago.

But is that ever going to change? Doremus’ films, from the sublime “Like Crazy” and “Breathe” to the ridiculous “Newness” and “Zoe,
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Drake Doremus Reflects on Toronto Fest Drama ‘Endings, Beginnings’

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Drake Doremus Reflects on Toronto Fest Drama ‘Endings, Beginnings’
Writer/director Drake Doremus debuts his latest picture, “Endings, Beginnings,” at the Toronto Intl. Film Festival. The film centers on a young woman (Shailene Woodley) navigating love and heartbreak over the course of one year while confronting the pain of a recent traumatic experience, and finding hope in the most surprising of places.

Your films are driven by the intimacy of the characters. Where did this story derive from?

I want to make stuff that I want to see, and I’m interested in relationships and momentary feelings that people experience. This is my most personal film since “Like Crazy” as I’d just gotten out of a six- year relationship before I started to work on the script. Life very much informs your own work, and you have to be ready to take an introspective look at the truth of your current situation, which can be cathartic.

What will surprise people about this film?
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‘Abominable’ Review: An Adorable, If Familiar, Fairy Tale About a Girl and Her Magic Yeti

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‘Abominable’ Review: An Adorable, If Familiar, Fairy Tale About a Girl and Her Magic Yeti
“Abominable” may feel boilerplate: Plucky loner finds an unexpected friend, a wild journey ensues with the help of a motley crew, and it ends with a buffet of lessons about the power of friendship, family, and self-respect. Also included: one incredibly cute magical yeti, all the better to incite both warm and squishy sentiments and encourage the inevitable purchase of a wide range of branded merchandise.

However, director Jill Culton adds unique touches to the formula including frequently stunning animation and goofy diversions of all stripe, along with at least two worrying soundtrack choices (kids like Coldplay?). The winning, warm nature of this China-set family film can’t be denied, and for all its predictable elements, “Abominable” is still well worth the trip.

Resourceful teen Yi (Chloe Bennett) is deep in the “denial and isolation” stage of her grief over her beloved father’s recent death. Instead of turning to
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Zendaya, Ashley Graham, Bebe Rexha, and More Go Glam at the Harper's Bazaar Icons Party

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The Harper's Bazaar Icons event was a center point for celebrity appearances in NYC on Friday. Stars such as Zendaya, Bebe Rexha, and Janelle Monáe descended on the Plaza Hotel to celebrate notable trailblazers and the magazine's very own September Icons issue that spotlighted this year's squad of groundbreakers, including Shailene Woodley, Alek Wek, and Alicia Keys - who also performed at the gathering. Also making a stunning appearance was Ashley Graham who happily cradled her growing baby belly on the red carpet. Look ahead to view more glamorous snaps from the soirée!

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First Look: Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan in 'Endings/Beginnings' (Exclusive)

First Look: Shailene Woodley, Sebastian Stan in 'Endings/Beginnings' (Exclusive)
Shailene Woodley and Sebastian Stan get cozy in this first-look still from Drake Doremus’ Endings/Beginnings, premiering at Tiff on Sept. 8.

The drama — also starring Jamie Dornan (Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy) — is set in present day L.A. and sees Woodley, most recently appearing in Big Little Lies, play Daphne, a 30-something woman navigating through love and heartbreak over the course of one year. During that time, she will unlock the secrets to her life in a sudden turn of events and in the most surprising of places.

Written by Doremus and Jardine Libaire (White Fur), the film has been ...
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Shailene Woodley joins Shia Labeouf and Robert De Niro in After Exile

Divergent and Big Little Lies star Shailene Woodley has signed on to the independent crime drama After Exile, where she joins the previously announced Shia La Beouf (The Peanut Butter Falcon) and Robert De Niro (The Irishman).

The film sees Labeouf portraying Mike Delaney, an ex-con who is released from prison and returns home only to find his younger brother slipping into a life of drugs and crime. Woodley is set to portray a woman who grew up with Delaney, and attempts to rekindle their relationship following his release.

Woodley received Golden Globe and Emmy nominations last year for her role in the acclaimed HBO series Big Little Lies, and was also seen on the big screen alongside Sam Claflin in the survival drama Adrift.

Production on After Exile is set to get underway in November, with Joshua Michael Stern directing from a script by Anthony Thorne and Michael Tovo.
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Netflix's 'The Irishman' gets a release date

Hollywood legend Martin Scorseses much-anticipated "The Irishman" will release on streaming giant Netflix on November 27.

The film, featuring Academy Award-winning stars Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, will open in Us theatres on November 1.

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"The Irishman" will have a platform release starting November 1 in Los Angeles and New York, with additional engagements in the Us and in the UK beginning November 8. The film will be released globally on Netflix on November 27, with an expanded theatrical release in the Us and international markets.

Last month, Film at Lincoln Center announced that "The Irishman" will be the opening night film of the 57th New York Film Festival, making its world premiere on September 27.

Based on Charles Brandt's non-fiction book "I Heard You Paint Houses", "The Irishman" is a saga of organised crime in post-war America told through
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Shailene Woodley Has Joined the Cast of After Exile With Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf

Shailene Woodley has joined the cast of After Exile, the Joshua Michael Stern-directed drama, with the previously cast Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf. The story is based on the life of Michael Tovo, who co-wrote the script with Anthony Thorne. Deadline reports the following synopsis and character descriptions:

After Exile is the story of Mike Delaney (Labeouf) who, after being released from prison for killing an innocent man after a violent robbery, must re-enter his old life where he and his ex-criminal father (De Niro) attempt to save his younger brother from a dead end future of drugs and crime. The drama is about the difficult trajectory toward forgiveness and redemption. De Niro will play Ted Delaney, an ex-con who lost his wife years ago and now suffers from alcoholism and guilt. All he has left is the instinct to save his two sons from the dark and destructive paths they are on.
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Love Island's star Theo Campbell loses eye sight

Actor Theo Campbell has lost vision in his right eye after he was hit by a champagne cork.

Campbell took to Instagram to share details about the incident with his fans, reports metro.co.uk.

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"...Two eye surgeries later after a really unfortunate accident, I've lost all vision in my right eye as it got split in half. Who would have thought a champagne cork would be the end of me? But I still have one eye left, looking at the bright side of things," Campbell wrote.

Along with the post, the "Love Island" star also posted a photograph in which he can be seen sporting a large patch over his eye.
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Shailene Woodley joins De Niro, Shia Labeouf in a crime-drama

Actress Shailene Woodley has joined stars such as Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf in the upcoming independent crime drama "After Exile".

Labeouf will play an ex-con who, following release from prison for killing an innocent man after a violent robbery, must re-enter his old life with his father (De Niro) in order to save his younger brother from a life of drugs and crime. De Niro will play another ex-con suffering from alcoholism and guilt, reports variety.com.

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Woodley will portray a woman who grew up with Labeouf's character and suffered through a troubled relationship. After he leaves prison, she tries to rekindle their relationship.

Filming will begin in November in Philadelphia.

Joshua Michael Stern, whose credits include the Steve Jobs biopic "Jobs" and the Epix series "Graves", will handle directing duties.

Woodley received an Emmy nomination for her role as
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Shailene Woodley Joins Robert De Niro, Shia Labeouf in ‘After Exile’

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Shailene Woodley Joins Robert De Niro, Shia Labeouf in ‘After Exile’
Shailene Woodley has joined Robert De Niro and Shia Labeouf in the upcoming independent crime drama “After Exile.”

Labeouf will play an ex-con who, after being released from prison for killing an innocent man after a violent robbery, must re-enter his old life with his father (De Niro) in order to save his younger brother from a life of drugs and crime. De Niro will play another ex-con suffering from alcoholism and guilt.

Woodley will portray a woman who grew up with Labeouf’s character and suffered through a troubled relationship. After he leaves prison, she tries to rekindle their relationship. Filming will begin in November in Philadelphia.

Joshua Michael Stern, whose credits include the Steve Jobs biopic “Jobs” and the Epix series “Graves,” will handle directing duties. Anthony Thorne and Michael Tovo are writing the script. Thorne and Steve Snyder of Pacific Shore Films are producing, with Pacific Shore also financing the film.
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