When you’re an actor, winning an Academy Award is a dream come true. That high honor grants you another level of respect among the film industry. It also means that your career will no doubt be given a boost as a result. Actors in Hollywood dream of reaching this A-list level alongside the great legends. Most A-list actors have received some kind of recognition from the Academy. If they haven’t won, they’ve at least been nominated at some point.
However, these actors aren’t safe from the Golden Raspberry Awards. This is a parody award show which takes the opposite tone from most award shows. Instead of rewarding great acting, it rewards bad acting. This is not the kind of reputation an actor wants to have. But even the biggest A-listers have been nominated for and won Razzies in their career.
Here are eight A-list actors who have been honored with Razzies at some point in their career.
8/8 Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck is one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actors. He is a two-time Oscar winner who has starred in films such as Good Will Hunting and Gone Girl. However, his A-list status hasn’t made him immune to harsh criticism. Affleck has been nominated at the Razzies a number of times over the years. Affleck has won Razzies for Gigli, Daredevil, and Paycheck. When Larry King tried to present Affleck with one of the trophies, he destroyed it during the interview.
7/8 Halle Berry
Halle Berry is not someone people usually think of when bad actresses come to mind. The A-lister has even won an Academy Award for Best Actress. The honor came thanks to Berry’s performance alongside Billy Bob Thornton in the film Monster’s Ball. However, when Berry starred in Catwoman, the Razzies decided it was time to honor her as well. Unlike most stars who are nominated, Berry actually showed up to the ceremony to accept her trophy. Of course, she accepted the Razzie while holding her Oscar in the other hand.
6/8 Sandra Bullock
When Sandra Bullock starred in the action-thriller Speed in 1994, her career took off. Bullock went on to become one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. She went on to get roles in films like Miss Congeniality, The Proposal, and Ocean’s 8. Bullock went on to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in the film The Blind Side. Bullock also won the Razzies for Worst Actress and Worst Screen Couple with Bradley Cooper for the film All About Steve. Like Berry, Bullock appeared in person to accept the trophies.
5/8 Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio began acting at a very young age. He appeared in the ’80s sitcom Growing Pains and later in film roles such as Romeo + Juliet. In 1997, he would get the role of a lifetime and star in Titanic. That performance changed DiCaprio’s life and career. However, while the film won big at the Oscars, DiCaprio wouldn’t take home a trophy until The Revenant in 2016. DiCaprio did win a Razzie in 1998, however, for his performance in the film The Man in the Iron Mask.
4/8 Al Pacino
When one hears the name Al Pacino, acting legend is the only phrase that comes to mind. Pacino has starred in some of the most legendary films in history. He won an Academy Award for Scent of a Woman in 1993. Pacino has established himself as one of the best actors in the business. He has a legacy that nobody can deny. However, he still received recognition by the Razzies. He ended up winning the Worst Supporting Actor award for his role in Jack and Jill.
3/8 Brad Pitt
While Brad Pitt is known for his marriages to Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, he is also known as a fine actor. The A-lister appeared in films such as Fight Club, Troy, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Pitt hasn’t won an Academy Award for his acting, but he did receive an award as producer on 12 Years a Slave. Pitt also won a Razzie in 1994 for his role in the film Interview with the Vampire. Pitt shared the award with Tom Cruise for Worst Screen Combo.
2/8 Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman is another actress who has climbed right up to A-list status in Hollywood. She starred with then-husband Tom Cruise in the film Eyes Wide Shut and worked with Ewan McGregor in Moulin Rouge! She even starred in 2018’s Boy Erased with Lucas Hedges and Russell Crowe. Kidman won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 2002 for her role in The Hours. However, Kidman would win the award for Worst Screen Combo with Will Ferrell for the film Bewitched.
1/8 Faye Dunaway
Faye Dunaway has appeared in films such as Mommie Dearest, Bonnie and Clyde, Chinatown, and Network. She is one of the most legendary actresses in Hollywood. Dunaway was nominated for an Academy Award for Bonnie and Clyde and won in 1977 for her role in Network. She was also part of the infamous Oscars envelope mistake in 2017, along with Warren Beatty. Despite her legendary status, Dunaway was awarded a Razzie in 1993 for her role in The Temp. Dunaway won the award for Worst Supporting Actress.