PAN YEARS WORST MOVIES
Copyright 2002 www.reuters.com
[ March 23rd 2002 ]
out the envelope, please. Tom Green is Tinseltown's
top turkey. Comedian Green and his big screen
debut Freddy Got Fingered were panned as the worst
of the merely bad at the 22nd Annual Razzie Awards,
given to Hollywood's most dubious achievements
on the eve of its biggest night.
who starred in Freddy as a thirtyish, basement-dwelling
slacker who dreams of Hollywood fame, was picked
as worst actor, co-credited for the worst script
and as half of the worst screen couple for his
various on-screen encounters with animals. In
a movie that challenged critics to find synonyms
for witless and offensive, those included him
drinking from a cow's udder, cavorting inside
the bloody carcass of a deer and sexually servicing
both a horse and an elephant.
Freddy took five gold-spray-painted Razzie Awards,
first launched in 1980 as a "derby of dishonor"
and a parody of "that other award show," the Academy
awards, which takes place Sunday night in Hollywood.
Mariah Carey was named worst actress for the box-office
disaster Glitter, taking 60 percent of the votes
cast by Golden Rasberry Award Foundation members,
and beating back a challenge from a field that
included Penelope Cruz (Blow), Angelina Jolie
(Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Jennifer Lopez (Angel
Eyes) and Charlize Theron (Sweet November).
of the annual Razzies was pure monkey business
as "Planet of the Apes" took a bow for worst remake
or sequel and for featuring two other worst-of-class
performances by Charlton Heston and Estella Warren.
Heston, who starred in the original 1968 science-fiction
classic, was named worst-supporting actor for
his ironic return appearance in Tim Burton's remake,
this time as the old ape who curses the ancient
a synchronized swimmer, turned model, turned actress,
was picked for her supporting work in Planet of
the Apes, where she played the human love interest,
and her role in Sylvester Stallone's Driven. The
latter role was honored by Razzie organizers as
"the character equivalent of a hood ornament ...
in (a) formulaic Formula One drama."