Blown Saves: The 25 Most Miscast Action Heroes In Movies

5. ICE CUBE AS DESOLATION WILLIAMS IN JOHN CARPENTER’S GHOST OF MARS (2001)

We’re the first to commend Ice Cube for his undeniably successful transition from hip-hop to cinema. After all, if he’d stuck with just rap, we would’ve never been blessed with the modern-day comedy classic Friday. And in Three Kings, his bid for action status worked because he was part of an ensemble, not the big cheese. But in once-great filmmaker John Carpenter’s putrid Ghosts of Mars, an unqualified Cube was tasked with being the flick’s Clint Eastwood-type hero, a clear sign that Carpenter was about to screw the pooch career-wise. The movie was such a bomb that the makers of 2005’s XXX: State Of The Union never even saw it. How else can one explain their decision to pick Cube as Vin Diesel’s replacement?

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