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The Worst Movies From The Best Actors

Tom Hanks is more than just one of Hollywood's nicest guys, he's also one of its best actors. Whether you're watching the slapstick comedy of his early career or a deeply emotional performance in a film like Philadelphia (for which he won an Academy Award), it's simply hard to recall a time when the two-time Oscar winner hasn't given a good performance.

There's at least one though: The Bonfire of the Vanities. This ill-fated 1990 adaptation of Tom Wolfe's famous book had a strong cast (which also included Bruce Willis and Melanie Griffith) and a good director (Brian De Palma), but was a huge flop with critics and audiences.

Criticized for its poor casting (Hanks as a mean-spirited Wall Street investor?) and loose interpretation of the original novel's dark and bitter themes, The Bonfire of the Vanities was a good reminder that great ingredients don't always make a great meal.

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