Hollywood's 10 Worst Attempts to Manufacture the Next Great Action Star

10. Ice Cube

Failed Movie: XXX: State of the Union (2005)

Ice Cube is a man of many gifts. He’s a great rapper, a charismatic actor, and a prime example of how MCs can infiltrate mainstream America’s family circus without losing any street cred. What he’s not, however, is an action hero, a sad truth proven in XXX: State of the Union.

Following up Vin Diesel’s successful XXX, Cube’s ridiculous attempt to pull a Bruce Willis made us actually miss Vin Diesel, and that’s no easy feat. For starters, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted looks nothing like an action star. With his chubby physique, Cube’s XXX is someone who’d need an oxygen tank after dodging explosions and fighting bad guys in real life. It’s never a good thing to watch an action movie and think, “Dude needs a personal trainer.”

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