… according to RottenTomatoes.com statistics, that is!
So, Rotten Tomatoes is a website that compiles movie reviews from many sources and smashes all of them together to give a movie a specific percentage score on its quality.
It's not surprising that a couple of people have put that power to a really interesting use: charting actors, studios, directors, etc. careers throughout time!
Beyond it being kinda fun to do, it's actually really useful information. ESPECIALLY when you want to know who is the worst at things.
And get this — Jennifer Love Hewitt is the worst actress of all time, having never made a movie that has made it past the 60% rating (the difference between "Fresh" and "Rotten")!
Check out these stats:
The worst actor is, quite plausibly, Chuck Norris, who tops the list with an average score of 18.4 since 1985. The worst actress is Jennifer Love Hewitt, who accomplished the impressive feat of never having made a film that earned a fresh rating (higher than 60) on Rotten Tomatoes. Her average score was 18.9, thanks to her presence in a host of horror thrillers and both "Garfield" movies.
The lowest scoring director was Dennis Dugan, who hit rock bottom by repeatedly making Adam Sandler movies, including "Grown Ups," which had a 10 fresh rating and "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," which earned a 14 score. The best director award went to Mike Leigh, who has a lifetime average of 92.1. The highest rated American director was Ethan Coen, with an 84.3.
It's very clear what needs to happen: JLH and Chuck Norris need to star in a Dennis Dugan movie so we can make a drinking game out of what will scientifically be the worst movie ever made! Ha!
It's not too late to turn it around, Jennifer! Land an Aronofsky film!Wes Anderson! Go indie!