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George Clooney, "Batman & Robin" (1997)
It says something about how much Teflon George Clooney is made of that he could make this kind of a misstep so early in his film career (just a year removed from his big coming out in "From Dusk Till Dawn") and yet keep on trucking. A course correction in a masterful film like "Out of Sight" helps, of course, but this one went down in instant infamy. For his part, Clooney never shied away from the atrocity, always saying with a bobble-headed grin that he "killed the franchise." But Batman proved to be as immune to this calamity as Clooney, roaring back a decade later with a new trilogy that would destroy box office records. It doesn't take away from the fact that this one was a big ole' stinker, though.
- Kristopher Tapley