Worst Performances: Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001), The Wicker Man (2006), Ghost Rider (2007), Next (2007), Bangkok Dangerous (2008), The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)

Nicolas Cage is at the center of one of Hollywood's most unsolvable mysteries: How could a once-acclaimed actor like Cage jump the shark with such recklessness? It's difficult to recall that Ghost Rider himself once took home a well-deserved Academy Award (for 1995's Leaving Las Vegas), because, frankly, he won't let us remember. The last decade or so has been filled with operatically terrible performances (The Wicker Man), riotous hairstyles (The Sorcerer's Apprentice, amongst many others), and B-movies that aren't even fun in campy ways (Season Of The Witch). No actor has administered more self-abuse to his own reputation than your man Nic.