The 25 Worst Movie Performances By Good Actors

12. Cate Blanchett as Irina Spalko in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

There is more than enough blame to go around when it comes to Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, but we'd be remiss to not mention Cate Blanchett as the villainous Irina Spalko. This Soviet baddie was an irritating caricature of the highest order. Her efficient communist haircut and thick accent left no room for subtlety as Spalko seemed like she should be chasing around a moose and squirrel, rather than showing up in an Indiana Jones flick.

It’s a shame that Blanchett and Spielberg decided to go so broad with the character, because she's more than capable of pulling off a menacing villain without resorting to cartoonish conventions.

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