1. Robert De Niro (Frankenstein)
It sounded like a bad idea. A 5' 9" actor who usually plays quick-witted smooth-talkers taking on the role of a tall, lumbering creature. De Niro's performance as Frankenstein's Monster in Kenneth Branagh's overwrought adaptation was a predictable fail. Played like a bemused, grunting Max Cady, it might not be his worst two hours but it's definitely his most uncomfortable.