Worst Performances: Dick Tracy (2000), Body of Evidence (1993), Swept Away (2002)

It's only natural that Madonna expanded her career's reach into Hollywood in the 1985 drama Desperately Seeking Susan. After all, she's become one of the most ubiquitous superstars in the world, one who's had a hand in all facets of the entertainment industry.

Save for her strong performance in the 1996 biopic Evita, though, Madonna hasn't ever given fans any reason to not yearn for more new music. As a singer, she's repeatedly reinvented herself and stayed relevant, but that same sense of self-tweaking hasn't translated into creating a believable movie character more than once.

In all non-Evita films, she's fine in moments of steamy passion (see: Dick Tracy's va-va-voom-y Breathless Mahoney and all of Body of Evidence's kinky sex scenes) but emotively stifled in all other instances.

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