We’re going to do something a little different here. Rather than rank the movies of actor Robert Pattinson from best to worst like most lists do, we’re going to rank the movies according to five different categories, from worst to best. Let’s get started.

Worst Movie

If you’re not familiar, the “Worst Movie” category is quite simply the absolute worst film the Academy Awards have ever nominated. It’s safe to assume that you’ve never heard of it, as it’s never won an Oscar and it was never even nominated for any. It’s sole nomination was in the category of “Best Adapted Screenplay”, which is arguably its sole highlight. The movie is notorious for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it is terrible. It’s not only badly written and acted, but it has an incredibly silly premise and an ultimately ridiculous climax. Let’s take a look at the plot of The Worst Movie as well as a few quotes that will blow your mind.

The plot of The Worst Movie is as follows: A young man named Willy ventures into the woods to take a walk and meets a ghost who offers to show him the way to heaven. Willy initially refuses but eventually decides to go along with the ghost to help a fairy named Agatha reach heaven. On the way, they meet two hitchhiking thieves named Freddy and Jason, who try to rob them. A brutal battle between the living and the dead ensues, and Willy and Agatha are the only survivors. The movie ends with a moral: “When you’re going to die, you’re going to die. There’s no point in worrying about it.” Thanks to its abysmal critical and commercial reception, this 2007 movie is practically synonymous with bad taste and sophomoric humor. It’s almost unbelievable that it wasn’t even nominated for best picture and that it was never even considered for an Oscar for best adapted screenplay. The following are some of the most amusing quotes from The Worst Movie.

  • “It is, as you might imagine, a very silly story,” said screenwriter Richard LaGravenese. “But it’s also a very heartfelt story. It’s like Lord of the Flies with soul.”
  • On playing the dual role of Willy: “He’s essentially a buffoon, but he has a goodness about him. He’s trying to find his way in the world. The character of Willy really speaks to me; he’s a dreamer, he’s not afraid to show his feelings. That, to me, is someone to root for.”
  • On playing a dual role: “Both parts of Willy are completely different people. On one hand, you have this kind of lumbering, bumbling person who doesn’t know how to react in certain situations. On the other hand, you have this very charismatic and, in a way, charming person who is able to talk his way out of things.”
  • On receiving a writing credit: “I was very happy that they even considered me for a writing credit, but I was also a bit overwhelmed. When you’re not used to getting recognition like that, it can be a bit overwhelming.”
  • On how he prepared for the role of Willy: “There’s this wonderful quote by James Joyce that goes: ‘All great acting comes from deep within.’ Sometimes you just have to go to that place and let it all come out.”

Worst Supporting Actor

As you might imagine, one of the roles that gets nominated year after year for worst actor is that of Willy, the main character of The Worst Movie. This year was no exception, as Aaron Paul and Charlie Hunnam (from Netflix’s The End Of The F***ing World) were both nominated for the award, which honors “the performer who gives the most believable performance”. Both men gave truly awful performances in this 2017 Netflix movie about a delinquent high schooler named Molly, who creates an imaginary friend named Alby in order to escape the boredom of her mundane life. Molly’s imaginary friend Alby helps her fight crime and save the day, as the two of them embark on a “high-speed adventure” that will have you laughing (and possibly crying) until the end.

Paul is probably best known for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman on AMC’s Breaking Bad, but he’s actually been acting for awhile. He’s appeared in a variety of films and TV shows, including The Wire, Boardwalk Empire, and the aforementioned The End Of The F***ing World. It’s no wonder he was nominated for a Razzie for his performance in The Worst Movie, as he completely lacks any real charm or charisma. Watching him deliver a joke or monologue is like listening to a cardboard box with a talking hole. In fact, some of his worst moments are when he’s trying to be funny or charming. For example, in one scene he’s trying to make small talk with a stranger he’s met at a cafe, and he says something like, “Hey man, what’s up? I love your shoes. Did your dog eat them?” The stranger doesn’t even respond and walks away. Paul has been featured on this list before, for his performances in Bojack Horseman and The Handmaid’s Tale. It’s safe to say that he’s never been a favorite of ours. Charlie Hunnam was also nominated for a Razzie for his performance as well, in part because of his convincing attempt at a Southern accent. Hunnam has been in a variety of projects, ranging from Spartacus to Pacific Rim to the new Star Wars trilogy, and this is his first lead role in a feature film. The closest he’s come to acting is probably the play Whiskey Wars, which was eventually turned into a movie. We’re sure he’ll become a household name soon enough, but for now, he’s better known as a model and TV personality who appears on the cover of many a swimsuit magazine.

  • “My mom used to read Lord of the Flies to me when I was a kid,” said Hunnam. “I’ve always been a big fan of William Golding’s work, and it was an easy fit. Alby is a riff on a ‘ship crew member from the past, a character that I’ve always wished I had. When you’re playing the role of a pirate, you have to live in that world and believe in that world, and I loved doing that.”
  • “To be honest, it was a bit intimidating,” said Hunnam about taking on the role of Alby. “I’ve never been a big fan of fantasy or sci-fi, but my friends kept talking up this Netflix show, and I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll give it a try.’”
  • “It was a little daunting,” said Hunnam about portraying Alby. “I’ve never been a big fan of fantasy or sci-fi, but my friends kept talking up this Netflix show, and I thought, ‘Well, maybe I’ll give it a try.’”
  • On playing a comedic role vs. a dramatic one: “The good thing about playing Alby is that he’s such a fun character to write and speak with,” said co-writer Michael Costigan. “We got to stretch as writers, because he’s often making comments that are very comical or dramatic, and it was all in the name of laughter—which I think is the best medicine.”
  • On the difference between working on set and being on a movie set: “Being on a movie set is a completely different ballgame,” said Hunnam. “On the set of The End Of The F***ing World, it was like being in a real-life sitcom. Everyone was so much fun to work with, and it was a new experience for me. Working with a lot of the other cast and crew from the show was great because we’ve all known each other for such a long time. But in terms of having a good time and feeling like you’re making a movie, it was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. There is also this great feeling of freedom that comes with the creative process. I highly recommend it.”