List of all people nominated for a Razzie

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1. Allan Carr

Producer | Can't Stop the Music

Allan Carr was born on May 27, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Allan Solomon. He was a producer and writer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Grease (1978) and Grease 2 (1982). He died on June 29, 1999 in Beverly Hills, California, USA.

1937 - 1999 (aged 62)

Wins: Worst Picture - Can't Stop the Music (1980) Worst Screenplay - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Where the Boys Are (1984)

2. Henri Belolo

Soundtrack | The Nutty Professor

Henri Belolo was born on November 27, 1936 in Casablanca, Morocco. He is known for his work on The Nutty Professor (1996), Blast from the Past (1999) and Can't Stop the Music (1980). He was married to Daniele Allard. He died on August 3, 2019 in Paris, France.

1936 - 2019 (aged 82)

Wins: Worst Picture - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

3. Jacques Morali

Soundtrack | Can't Stop the Music

Jacques Morali was born on July 4, 1946 in France. He is known for his work on Can't Stop the Music (1980), The Nutty Professor (1996) and Blast from the Past (1999). He died on November 15, 1991 in New York City, New York, USA.

1947 - 1991 (aged 44)

Wins: Worst Picture - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

Nominations: Worst Original Song - Can't Stop the Music (1980), "Can't Stop the Music"

4. Jerry Weintraub

Producer | The Avengers

Jerry Weintraub was born on September 26, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Jerome Charles Weintraub. He was a producer and actor, known for The Avengers (1998), Behind The Candelabra (2013) and The Next Karate Kid (1994). He was married to Jane Morgan and Janice Ivy Greenberg. He ...

1937 - 2015 (aged 77)

Wins: Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel - The Avengers (1998)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Cruising (1980) Worst Picture - The Karate Kid Part III (1989) Worst Picture - The Specialist (1994) Worst Picture - The Avengers (1998)

5. Steve Shagan

Producer | Save the Tiger

Steve Shagan was born on October 25, 1927 in New York City, New York, USA. He was a producer and writer, known for Save the Tiger (1973), Primal Fear (1996) and The Formula (1980). He died on November 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1927 - 2015 (aged 88)

Nominations: Worst Picture - The Formula (1980) Worst Screenplay - The Formula (1980)

6. Sean S. Cunningham

Producer | Friday the 13th

Like William Girdler, Oliver Hellman or even Ed Wood, Sean S. Cunningham had a successful career of starting films cheap and fast. Originally from New York, Cunningham had a vast knowledge of directing films and came to Hollywood. He started about the same time Wes Craven did. Cunningham meets ...

1941 -

Nominations: Worst Picture - Friday the 13th (1980)

7. Jerry Leider

Producer | On the Road

Jerry Leider enjoys a life-long career in the entertainment industry as a motion picture and television producer, and major film studio, network and talent agency senior executive.

Currently Mr, Leider is developing a full slate of high-profile motion pictures planned for production within the next ...

Nominations: Worst Picture - The Jazz Singer (1980) Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel - Dr. Jekyll and Ms. Hyde (1995)

8. Jennings Lang

Producer | The Concorde... Airport '79

Originally a lawyer from New York City, Jennings Lang came to Hollywood in 1938 and set up an office as a talent agent. In 1940, he joined the Jaffe Agency and, within a few years, became the company's president and one of Hollywood's leading agents. He joined MCA in 1950 and, two years later, ...

1915 - 1996 (aged 81)

Nominations: Worst Picture - The Nude Bomb (1980)

9. William Frye

Producer | Raise the Titanic

Has an 18% ownership in The Trouble With Angels.

1921 - 2017 (aged 96)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Raise the Titanic (1980)

10. Lew Grade

The Boys from Brazil

Sir Lew (later Lord) Grade, the English entertainment impresario whom critics loved to disparage as "Sir Low Grade," was born Louis Winogradsky on December 25, 1906, in Tokmak, Ukraine, in the former Russian Empire. His parents, Olga and Isaac, who were Jewish, emigrated to England in 1912 to ...

1906 - 1998 (aged 91)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Raise the Titanic (1980)

11. Stanley Donen

Director | Charade

Inspired by Fred Astaire's dancing in Flying Down to Rio (1933), Stanley Donen (pronounced 'Dawn-en') attended dance classes from the age of ten. He later recalled that the only thing he wanted to be was a tap dancer.

He was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Helen Pauline (Cohen) and Mordecai ...

1924 - 2019 (aged 94)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Saturn 3 (1980)

12. Mike Lobell

Producer | Striptease

Mike Lobell is a producer and actor, known for Striptease (1996), Tears of the Sun (2003) and It Could Happen to You (1994).

Wins: Worst Picture - Striptease (1996)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Windows (1980)

13. Lawrence Gordon

Producer | Lock Up

Lawrence Gordon (Producer) has been one of the entertainment industry's most prolific and successful producers in a career spanning four decades. He has been behind such timeless films as the drama "Field of Dreams," for which Gordon received a Best Picture Oscar nomination; the landmark action ...

1936 -

Nominations: Worst Picture - Xanadu (1980) Worst Picture - Lock Up (1989) Worst Picture - Waterworld (1995) Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel - Hellboy (2019)

14. Robert Greenwald

Director | Xanadu

Robert Greenwald is president of Brave New Films, a nonprofit film company that he founded after a career in commercial television and film to motivate and educate viewers on the most pressing issues of the day.

Brave New Films distributes its work for free through social media and in concert with ...

1945 -

Wins: Worst Director - Xanadu (1980)

15. John G. Avildsen

Director | Rocky

John G. Avildsen was born on December 21, 1935 in Oak Park, Illinois, USA as John Guilbert Avildsen. He was a director and editor, known for Rocky (1976), The Karate Kid Part III (1989) and Rocky V (1990). He was married to Tracy Brooks Swope and Marie Olga Maturevich. He died on June 16, 2017 in ...

1935 - 2017 (aged 81)

Nominations: Worst Director - The Formula (1980) Worst Director - The Karate Kid Part III (1989) Worst Director - Rocky V (1990)

16. Brian De Palma

Director | Dressed to Kill

Brian De Palma is the son of a surgeon. He studied physics but at the same time felt his dedication for the movies and made some short films. After seven independent productions he had his first success with Sisters (1972) and his voyeuristic style. Restlessly he worked on big projects with the ...

1940 -

Nominations: Worst Director - Dressed to Kill (1980) Worst Director - Scarface (1983) Worst Director - Body Double (1984) Worst Picture - The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Worst Director - The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) Worst Director - Mission to Mars (2000)

17. William Friedkin

Director | The French Connection

Friedkin's mother was an operating room nurse. His father was a merchant seaman, semi-pro softball player and ultimately sold clothes in a men's discount chain. Ultimately, his father never earned more than $50/week in his whole life and died indigent. Eventually young Will became infatuated with ...

1935 -

Nominations: Worst Director - Cruising (1980) Worst Screenplay - Cruising (1980)

18. Richard Fleischer

Director | Soylent Green

Richard firmly established his credentials with such epics as The Vikings (1958) , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) and Barabbas (1961) and also proved to be a master of intimate drama with Compulsion (1959) , which won Cannes Festival awards for it's male stars. He won an Academy Award for one ...

1916 - 2006 (aged 89)

Nominations: Worst Director - The Jazz Singer (1980)

19. Sidney J. Furie

Director | Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Toronto-born Sidney J. Furie has enjoyed an incredibly distinguished career that has spanned more than five decades. Having dabbled in every genre, Furie has directed films starring Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, Michael Caine, Peter O'Toole, Rodney Dangerfield, Barbara ...

1933 -

Nominations: Worst Director - The Jazz Singer (1980)

20. Stanley Kubrick

Director | 2001: A Space Odyssey

Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan, New York City, to Sadie Gertrude (Perveler) and Jacob Leonard Kubrick, a physician. His family were Jewish immigrants (from Austria, Romania, and Russia). Stanley was considered intelligent, despite poor grades at school. Hoping that a change of scenery would ...

1928 - 1999 (aged 70)

Nominations: Worst Director - The Shining (1980)

21. Michael Ritchie

Director | The Golden Child

Michael Ritchie was born on November 28, 1938 in Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA as Michael Brunswick Ritchie. He was a director and producer, known for The Golden Child (1986), The Island (1980) and Fletch (1985). He was married to Jimmie Brown and Georgina Tebrock. He died on April 16, 2001 in New York ...

1938 - 2001 (aged 62)

Nominations: Worst Director - The Island (1980)

Nominations: Worst Director - Middle Age Crazy (1980)

23. Nancy Walker

Actress | Rhoda

They say big things often come in small packages, and never was that saying more true than when sizing up the talents of that diminutive dynamo Nancy Walker. Born Anna Myrtle Swoyer in Philadelphia on May 10, 1922, she lived a born-in-a-trunk existence as the daughter of vaudevillian Dewey Barto (...

1922 - 1992 (aged 69)

Nominations: Worst Director - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

24. Gordon Willis

Cinematographer | Zelig

Gordon Willis was an American cinematographer. He's best known for his work on Francis Ford Coppola's Godfather films, as well asWoody Allen's Annie Hall (1977) and Manhattan (1979).

His work on the first two Godfather films turned out to be groundbreaking in its use of low-light photography and ...

1931 - 2014 (aged 82)

Nominations: Worst Director - Windows (1980)

25. Neil Diamond

Soundtrack | The Jazz Singer

Neil Leslie Diamond was born in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City, on January 24, 1941. His father, Akeeba "Kieve" Diamond, was a dry-goods merchant. Both he and wife Rose were Jewish immigrants from Poland. The Diamond family temporarily relocated to Cheyenne, Wyoming, because of...

1941 -

Wins: Worst Actor - The Jazz Singer (1980)

Nominations: Worst Original Song - The Jazz Singer (1980), "You, Baby, Baby!"

26. Michael Beck

Actor | The Warriors

Michael Beck was born on February 4, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA as John Michael Beck Taylor. He is an actor, known for The Warriors (1979), Xanadu (1980) and Megaforce (1982). He has been married to Carolyn Louise Brendel since September 1980. They have two children.

1949 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Xanadu (1980) Worst Supporting Actor - Megaforce (1982)

27. Robert Blake

Actor | Lost Highway

American actor who began as a child in Our Gang comedies and reappeared as a powerful adult performer of leading and character roles. Born in New Jersey, the young Mickey Gubitosi won a role in MGM's Our Gang series at the age of 5. As one of the more prominent children in the Gang, he gained ...

1933 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Coast to Coast (1980)

28. Michael Caine

Actor | The Dark Knight

Michael Caine was born Maurice Joseph Micklewhite in London, to Ellen Frances Marie (Burchell), a charlady, and Maurice Joseph Micklewhite, a fish-market porter. He left school at age 15 and took a series of working-class jobs before joining the British army and serving in Korea during the Korean ...

1933 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Dressed to Kill (1980) and The Island (1980) Worst Supporting Actor - Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

29. Kirk Douglas

Actor | Spartacus

Cleft-chinned, steely-eyed and virile star of international cinema who rose from being "the ragman's son" (the name of his best-selling 1988 autobiography) to become a bona fide superstar, Kirk Douglas, also known as Issur Danielovitch Demsky, was born on December 9, 1916 in Amsterdam, New York. ...

1916 - 2020 (aged 103)

Nominations: Worst Actor - Saturn 3 (1980)

30. Richard Dreyfuss

Actor | The Goodbye Girl

Richard Dreyfuss is an American leading man, who has played his fair share of irritating pests and brash, ambitious hustlers.

He was born Richard Stephen Dreyfus in Brooklyn, New York, to Geraldine (Robbins), an activist, and Norman Dreyfus, a restaurateur and attorney. His paternal grandparents ...

1947 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - The Competition (1980)

31. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

1937 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - A Change of Seasons (1980) Worst Supporting Actor - Collide (2016) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

32. Caitlyn Jenner

Actress | Can't Stop the Music

Caitlyn Jenner was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York, USA as William Bruce Jenner. She is an actress and producer, known for Can't Stop the Music (1980), Jack and Jill (2011) and The Hungover Games (2014). She was previously married to Kris Jenner, Linda Thompson and Chrystie Scott.

1949 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

33. Sam J. Jones

Actor | Flash Gordon

Actor Sam J. Jones was born in Chicago, Illinois but grew up in Sacramento, California. He was educated at Mira Loma High School in Sacramento and went on to serve as a United States Marine. Jones made his screen debut in Blake Edwards' comedy film 10 (1979). In 1980, he was cast in the iconic role...

1954 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Flash Gordon (1980)

34. Brooke Shields

Actress | The Blue Lagoon

"Want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing". If you have not heard of Brooke Shields before, this tagline from her Calvin Klein Jeans ad had to grab your attention. Not that she has not had a previously noteworthy resume. She was born on May 31, 1965 in New York City and, at age 12,...

1965 -

Wins: Worst Actress - The Blue Lagoon (1980) Worst Supporting Actor - Sahara (1983) Worst Supporting Actress - Speed Zone (1989)

Nominations: Worst Actress - Endless Love (1981) Worst Actress - Sahara (1983) Worst Actress of the Decade (1989) Worst Actress of the Century (1999)

35. Nancy Allen

Actress | Dressed to Kill

Nancy Anne Allen was born and raised in the Bronx borough of New York City, the youngest of three children. Her father, Eugene Allen, was a New York police lieutenant. At a young age, she trained for a dancing career at the High School of Performing Arts, and then attended Jose Quintano's School for...

1950 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - Dressed to Kill (1980)

36. Faye Dunaway

Actress | Network

An icy, elegant blonde with a knack for playing complex and strong-willed female leads, enormously popular actress Faye Dunaway starred in several films which defined what many would come to call Hollywood's "second Golden Age." During her tenure at the top of the box office, she was a more than ...

1941 -

Wins: Worst Actress - Mommie Dearest (1981) Worst Supporting Actress - The Temp (1993)

Nominations: Worst Actress - The First Deadly Sin (1980) Worst Actress - The Wicked Lady (1983) Worst Actress - Supergirl (1984) Worst Actress of the Decade (1989) Worst Supporting Actress - The Chamber (1996) and Dunston Checks In (1996) Worst Supporting Actress - Albino Alligator (1996)

37. Shelley Duvall

Actress | The Shining

Shelley Alexis Duvall was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the first child to Bobbie Ruth (Massengale, 1929-2020), a real estate broker, and Robert Richardson Duvall (1919-1994), a lawyer. At the time of her birth, her mother was visiting her grandmother in Fort Worth, though Duvall was raised in Houston...

1949 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - The Shining (1980)

38. Farrah Fawcett

Actress | Saturn 3

Farrah Fawcett is a true Hollywood success story. Born in Texas, she was the daughter of Pauline Fawcett (Pauline Alice Evans), a homemaker, and James Fawcett, an oil field contractor. She was a natural athlete, something that her father encouraged, and she attended a high school with a strong arts...

1947 - 2009 (aged 62)

Nominations: Worst Actress - Saturn 3 (1980) Worst Supporting Actress - The Cannonball Run (1981)

39. Sondra Locke

Actress | Bronco Billy

Sondra Locke was born May 28, 1944 as Sandra Louise Smith, probably in Madison, Alabama. She was the daughter of Raymond Smith, a military man stationed nearby, and Pauline Bayne. Smith departed the scene before Sondra's birth. In 1945, her mother wed William B. Elkins, and together they had a son,...

1944 - 2018 (aged 74)

Nominations: Worst Actress - Bronco Billy (1980) Worst Actress - Ratboy (1986)

40. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to ...

1948 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - Xanadu (1980) Worst Actress - Two of a Kind (1983)

41. Valerie Perrine

Actress | Superman

Valerie Perrine was born on September 3, 1943 in Galveston, Texas, USA as Valerie Ritchie Perrine. She is an actress, known for Superman (1978), Lenny (1974) and Superman II (1980).

1943 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

42. Deborah Raffin

Actress | Death Wish 3

Deborah Raffin was one of two female co-stars in the hugely popular TV mini-series Noble House (1988) adapted from the 1981 bestseller of the same name by James Clavell. Ms. Raffin played the part of Casey Tcholok, vice-president of corporate raider Par-Con Industries. Her character is clever, ...

1953 - 2012 (aged 59)

Nominations: Worst Actress - Touched by Love (1980)

43. Talia Shire

Actress | Rocky

Talia Shire was born on April 25, 1946 in Lake Success, Long Island, New York, USA as Talia Rose Coppola. She is an actress and producer, known for Rocky (1976), The Godfather (1972) and The Godfather: Part II (1974). She was previously married to Jack Schwartzman and David Shire.

1946 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - Windows (1980) Worst Supporting Actress - Rocky IV (1985) Worst Actress - Rocky V (1990)

44. John Adames

Actor | Gloria

John Adames in an American actor born in 1972 and best remembered for cinema lovers as the young kid rescued by Gena Rowlands in John Cassavetes' film Gloria (1980). As Phil Dawn, Adames is protected by the title character who tries to save him from the mobsters who killed his parents and the duo ...

1972 -

Wins: Worst Supporting Actor - Gloria (1980)

45. Laurence Olivier

Actor | Sleuth

Laurence Olivier could speak William Shakespeare's lines as naturally as if he were "actually thinking them", said English playwright Charles Bennett, who met Olivier in 1927. Laurence Kerr Olivier was born in Dorking, Surrey, England, to Agnes Louise (Crookenden) and Gerard Kerr Olivier, a High ...

1907 - 1989 (aged 82)

Wins: Worst Supporting Actor - The Jazz Singer (1980) Worst Actor - Inchon (1981)

46. Marlon Brando

Actor | Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando is widely considered the greatest movie actor of all time, rivaled only by the more theatrically oriented Laurence Olivier in terms of esteem. Unlike Olivier, who preferred the stage to the screen, Brando concentrated his talents on movies after bidding the Broadway stage adieu in ...

1924 - 2004 (aged 80)

Wins: Worst Supporting Actor - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - The Formula (1980) Worst Supporting Actor - Christopher Columbus: The Discovery (1992) Worst Screen Combo - The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

47. Charles Grodin

Actor | Midnight Run

Deadpan comedian Charles Sydney Grodin (originally Grodinsky) was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania of Russian/Polish ancestry and raised in a Jewish orthodox home. He attended the University of Miami but dropped out, opting instead for the life of a struggling actor. The movie A Place in the Sun (...

1935 - 2021 (aged 86)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Seems Like Old Times (1980)

48. David Selby

Actor | Falcon Crest

Tall (6'3"), darkly handsome, seriously-looking David Selby, highly regarded for his villainous work on both daytime and nighttime soap classics, was born on February 5, 1941, in Morgantown, West Virginia. He attended West Virginia University and graduated with both B.S. and M.A. degrees from West ...

1941 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Raise the Titanic (1980)

49. Amy Irving

Actress | Traffic

Naturally brunette/blue-eyed beauty Amy Davis Irving was born in Palo Alto, California. She is the youngest of three children, and the daughter of influential theatrical/television director and producer Jules Irving, and actress Priscilla Pointer. Her father was of Russian Jewish descent, and her ...

1953 -

Wins: Worst Supporting Actress - Honeysuckle Rose (1980)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Yentl (1983)

50. Elizabeth Ashley

Actress | Happiness

Award-winning actress Elizabeth Ashley can always be counted on to give her all. Grand in style, exotic in looks, divinely outgoing in personality and an engaging interpreter of Tennessee Williams' florid Southern-belles on stage, she was born Elizabeth Ann Cole on August 30, 1939, in Ocala, ...

1939 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Windows (1980)

51. Georg Stanford Brown

Actor | Stir Crazy

Georg Stanford Brown was born on June 24, 1943 in Havana, Cuba. He is an actor and director, known for Stir Crazy (1980), Roots (1977) and Bullitt (1968). He was previously married to Tyne Daly.

1943 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Stir Crazy (1980)

52. Betsy Palmer

Actress | Friday the 13th

Betsy Palmer was probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before.

Palmer was born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Indiana, to Marie (née Love), who launched the Chicago Business College, and...

1926 - 2015 (aged 88)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Friday the 13th (1980)

53. Marilyn Sokol

Actress | Crocodile Dundee II

Although many fans may not know her name, Marilyn Sokol is a familiar face on television and in films. Perhaps best known for her work on the stage, she has appeared in "Fiddler on the Roof" at St. Louis MUNY, "Candide" at The Goodman Theatre, "Death Trap" at The Papermill Theatre; "The Sisters ...

1944 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

1940 - 1980 (aged 39)

Wins: Worst Screenplay - Can't Stop the Music (1980)

55. Erich Segal

Writer | Love Story

Erich Segal was born on June 16, 1937 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Erich Wolf Segal. He is known for his work on Love Story (1970), Yellow Submarine (1968) and A Change of Seasons (1980). He was married to Karen Marianne James. He died on January 17, 2010 in London, England.

1937 - 2010 (aged 72)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - A Change of Seasons (1980)

1925 - 1976 (aged 51)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - A Change of Seasons (1980)

58. Martin Ransohoff

Producer | Dance of the Vampires

Martin Ransohoff was born on July 7, 1927 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Martin Nelson Ransohoff. He was a producer and writer, known for The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967), Nightwing (1979) and Silver Streak (1976). He was married to Joan Marie Madgey and Nancy Hope Lundgren. He died on ...

1927 - 2017 (aged 90)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - A Change of Seasons (1980)

59. Eleanor Bergstein

Writer | Dirty Dancing

Eleanor Bergstein was born on April 17, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. She is a writer and producer, known for Dirty Dancing (1987), Let It Be Me (1995) and It's My Turn (1980). She has been married to Michael Paul Goldman since January 17, 1965.

1938 -

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - It's My Turn (1980)

1937 -

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Middle Age Crazy (1980)

61. Adam Kennedy

Writer | Raise the Titanic

Adam Kennedy was born on March 10, 1922 in Otterbein, Indiana, USA. He was an actor and writer, known for Raise the Titanic (1980), The Domino Principle (1977) and The Dove (1974). He was married to Susan Adams. He died on October 16, 1997 in Kent, Connecticut, USA.

1922 - 1997 (aged 75)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Raise the Titanic (1980)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Raise the Titanic (1980)

63. Hesper Anderson

Writer | Children of a Lesser God

Daughter of famous playwright Maxwell Anderson.

1934 - 2018 (aged 84)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Touched by Love (1980)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Windows (1980)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Xanadu (1980)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Xanadu (1980)

67. George Duning

Composer | From Here to Eternity

George Duning was educated in Cincinnati, Ohio, and during his early 20s played trumpet and piano for the Kay Kyser band, later arranging most of the music for Kyser's popular "Kollege of Musical Knowledge" radio program. It was during the Kyser band's appearance in Carolina Moon (1940) that ...

1908 - 2000 (aged 92)

Wins: Worst Original Song - The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), "The Man with Bogart's Face"

68. Andrew J. Fenady

Producer | The Man with Bogart's Face

Andrew J. Fenady was born on October 4, 1928 in Toledo, Ohio, USA as Andrew John Fenady. He was a producer and writer, known for The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), The Rebel (1959) and Branded (1965). He was married to Mary Frances Dolan. He died on April 16, 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

1928 - 2020 (aged 91)

Wins: Worst Original Song - The Man with Bogart's Face (1980), "The Man with Bogart's Face"

69. John Farrar

Soundtrack | Grease

John Farrar was born on November 8, 1946 in Melbourne, Australia. He is known for his work on Grease (1978), Xanadu (1980) and Flight of the Navigator (1986). He has been married to Pat Carroll since January 1970. They have two children.

1946 -

Nominations: Worst Original Song - Xanadu (1980), "Suspended in Time"

70. Henry Mancini

Soundtrack | Breakfast at Tiffany's

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller band. In 1952, he was given a two-week ...

1924 - 1994 (aged 70)

Nominations: Worst Original Song - A Change of Seasons (1980), "Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow?" Worst Original Song - That's Life! (1986), "Life in a Looking Glass"

71. Alan Bergman

Soundtrack | The Way We Were

Prolific songwriter ("Nice 'n' Easy", "Yellow Bird"), composer and author, educated at UCLA and the University of Northern Carolina (BA). During WW II, he wrote and directed Special Services shows, then directed TV shows for CBS in Philadelphia, PA from 1945-1953. He joined ASCAP in 1955 and wrote ...

1925 -

Nominations: Worst Original Song - A Change of Seasons (1980), "Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow?" Worst Original Song - Author! Author! (1982), "Comin' Home to You" Worst Musical Score - Yentl (1983)

72. Marilyn Bergman

Music_department | In the Heat of the Night

Prolific songwriter ("Nice 'n' Easy", "Yellow Bird"), composer and author, she has written several theme songs for television and songs for revues, night clubs, and films. Joining ASCAP in 1953, her chief musical collaborators include her husband Alan Bergman , Lew Spence , Norman Luboff, Paul ...

1929 -

Nominations: Worst Original Song - A Change of Seasons (1980), "Where Do You Catch the Bus for Tomorrow?" Worst Original Song - Author! Author! (1982), "Comin' Home to You" Worst Musical Score - Yentl (1983)

73. Frank Yablans

Producer | Mommie Dearest

Former President of Paramount Pictures. During his tenure at Paramount, Frank Yablans was instrumental in forming the partnership with Universal CIC, now known as "UPI," creating the most successful distributor of films in international distribution.

His five years as head of Paramount are often ...

1935 - 2014 (aged 79)

Wins: Worst Picture - Mommie Dearest (1981) Worst Screenplay - Mommie Dearest (1981)

74. Keith Barish

Producer | The Running Man

Keith Barish was born on November 11, 1944 in Los Angeles, California, USA. He is a producer and actor, known for The Running Man (1987), The Fugitive (1993) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).

1944 -

Nominations: Worst Picture - Endless Love (1981)

75. Dyson Lovell

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Dyson Lovell was born on August 28, 1936 in Rhodesia as Dyson William Thain Lovell. He is a producer and actor, known for Romeo and Juliet (1968), Merlin (1998) and Endless Love (1981).

1936 -

Nominations: Worst Picture - Endless Love (1981)

76. Joann Carelli

Producer | The Deer Hunter

Joann Carelli is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), Heaven's Gate (1980) and The Sicilian (1987).

Nominations: Worst Picture - Heaven's Gate (1980)

78. Bo Derek

Actress | Bolero

Bo Derek was born on November 20, 1956 in Long Beach, California, USA as Mary Cathleen Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Bolero (1984), Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) and Tommy Boy (1995). She has been married to John Corbett since December 2020. She was previously married to John Derek.

1956 -

Wins: Worst Actress - Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Worst Picture - Bolero (1984) Worst Actress - Bolero (1984) Worst Actress of the Decade (1989) Worst Picture - Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) Worst Actress - Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Nominations: Worst Picture - Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Worst Supporting Actress - Tommy Boy (1995) Worst Actress of the Century (1999) Worst Supporting Actress - The Master of Disguise (2002)

79. Michael Cimino

Writer | The Deer Hunter

Michael Cimino studied architecture and dramatic arts; later he filmed advertisements and documentaries and also wrote scripts until the actor, producer and director Clint Eastwood gave him the opportunity to direct the thriller Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974). But his biggest success was The Deer...

1939 - 2016 (aged 77)

Wins: Worst Director - Heaven's Gate (1980)

Nominations: Worst Screenplay - Heaven's Gate (1980) Worst Director - Year of the Dragon (1985) Worst Screenplay - Year of the Dragon (1985)

80. John Derek

Actor | The Ten Commandments

John Derek was born on August 12, 1926 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA as Derek Delevan Harris. He was an actor and director, known for The Ten Commandments (1956), Ghosts Can't Do It (1989) and Bolero (1984). He was married to Bo Derek, Linda Evans, Ursula Andress and Pati Behrs. He ...

1926 - 1998 (aged 71)

Wins: Worst Director - Bolero (1984) Worst Screenplay - Bolero (1984) Worst Director - Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

Nominations: Worst Director - Tarzan the Ape Man (1981) Worst Screenplay - Ghosts Can't Do It (1989)

81. Blake Edwards

Writer | The Pink Panther Strikes Again

Blake Edwards' stepfather's father J. Gordon Edwards was a silent screen director, and his stepfather Jack McEdward was a stage director and movie production manager. Blake acted in a number films, beginning with Ten Gentlemen from West Point (1942) and wrote a number of others, beginning with ...

1922 - 2010 (aged 88)

Wins: Worst Director - Sunset (1988)

Nominations: Worst Director - S.O.B. (1981) Worst Screenplay - S.O.B. (1981)

82. Frank Perry

Director | Mommie Dearest

Frank Perry was born on August 21, 1930 in New York City, New York, USA as Frank Joseph Perry Jr. He was a director and producer, known for Mommie Dearest (1981), Last Summer (1969) and David and Lisa (1962). He was married to Virginia Brush Ford, Barbara Goldsmith and Eleanor Perry. He died on ...

1930 - 1995 (aged 65)

Wins: Worst Screenplay - Mommie Dearest (1981)

Nominations: Worst Director - Mommie Dearest (1981)

83. Franco Zeffirelli

Director | Romeo and Juliet

Franco Zeffirelli was born on February 12, 1923 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy as Gian Franco Corsi Zeffirelli. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1968), La traviata (1982) and The Taming of The Shrew (1967). He died on June 15, 2019 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

1923 - 2019 (aged 96)

Nominations: Worst Director - Endless Love (1981)

84. Klinton Spilsbury

Actor | The Legend of the Lone Ranger

Klinton Spilbury was born in Chihuahua in Mexico.

After his only feature film, "The Legend of the Lone Ranger" in 1981, he travelled around Europe, and also did some modelling.

Amazingly, considering that he is only known for the one film, he coached acting at the Herpolscheimer Academy in Vancouver,...

85. Gary Coleman

Actor | Diff'rent Strokes

Without a doubt Gary Coleman was THE child TV star of the late 1970s and early 1980s. A refreshingly confident little tyke with sparkling dark, saucer-like eyes and an ingratiating, take-on-anyone burst of personality, the boy charmed the pants right off of TV viewers the minute he was glimpsed in ...

1968 - 2010 (aged 42)

Nominations: Worst Actor - On the Right Track (1981) Worst New Star - On the Right Track (1981)

86. Bruce Dern

Actor | Nebraska

Two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Dern's tremendous career is made up of playing both modern day heroes and legendary villains. Through decades of lauded performances, Dern has acquired the reputation of being one of the most talented and prolific actors of his generation. Dern has several high profile ...

1936 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Tattoo (1981)

87. Richard Harris

Actor | Gladiator

Richard St John Harris was born on October 1, 1930 in Limerick, Ireland, to a farming family, one of nine children born to Mildred Josephine (nee Harty) and Ivan John Harris. He attended Crescent College, a Jesuit school, and was an excellent rugby player, with a strong passion for literature. ...

1930 - 2002 (aged 72)

Nominations: Worst Actor - Tarzan the Ape Man (1981)

88. Kris Kristofferson

Actor | Blade

Kris Kristofferson was born in Brownsville, Texas, to Mary Ann (Ashbrook) and Lars Henry Kristofferson. His paternal grandparents were Swedish, and his father was a United States Air Force general who pushed his son to a military career. Kris was a Golden Gloves boxer and went to Pomona College in ...

1936 -

Nominations: Worst Actor - Heaven's Gate (1980) and Rollover (1981)

89. Linda Blair

Actress | The Exorcist

From the age of five, Linda Blair had to get used to the spotlight, first as a child model and then as an actress, when out of 600 applicants she was picked for the role of Regan, the possessed child, in The Exorcist (1973). Linda quickly rose to international fame, won the Golden Globe, and seemed...

1959 -

Wins: Worst Career Achievement Award (1984) Worst Actress - Night Patrol (1984), Savage Island (1985), and Savage Streets (1984)

Nominations: Worst Actress - Hell Night (1981) Worst Actress - Chained Heat (1983)

90. Barbra Streisand

Soundtrack | Funny Girl

Barbra Streisand is an American singer, actress, director and producer and one of the most successful personalities in show business. She is the only person ever to receive all of the following: Oscar, Tony, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe, Cable Ace, National Endowment for the Arts, and Peabody awards,...

1942 -

Nominations: Worst Actress - All Night Long (1981) Worst Actor - Yentl (1983) Worst Supporting Actress - Little Fockers (2010) Worst Actress - The Guilt Trip (2012)

91. Steve Forrest

Actor | Mommie Dearest

A ruggedly handsome action man of the 1960s and '70s, Steve Forrest was born William Forrest Andrews in Huntsville, Texas, the youngest of thirteen children of Annis (Speed) and Charles Forrest Andrews, a Baptist minister. His brother was actor Dana Andrews. Forrest began his screen career as a ...

1925 - 2013 (aged 87)

Wins: Worst Supporting Actor - Mommie Dearest (1981)

92. Billy Barty

Actor | Masters of the Universe

Billy Barty was born William John Bertanzetti on October 25, 1924 in Millsboro, Pennsylvania. He began performing at age three and began making pictures in 1927. He played Mickey Rooney's little brother in the "Mickey McGuire" comedy shorts series. He was equally adept in both comedy and drama, and...

1924 - 2000 (aged 76)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Under the Rainbow (1981) Worst Supporting Actor - Masters of the Universe (1987) Worst Supporting Actor - Willow (1988)

93. Ernest Borgnine

Actor | Marty

Ernest Borgnine was born Ermes Effron Borgnino on January 24, 1917 in Hamden, Connecticut. His parents were Anna (Boselli), who had emigrated from Carpi (MO), Italy, and Camillo Borgnino, who had emigrated from Ottiglio (AL), Italy. As an only child, Ernest enjoyed most sports, especially boxing, ...

1917 - 2012 (aged 95)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Deadly Blessing (1981)

94. James Coco

Actor | Murder by Death

Born in New York City of humble means, character player James Coco was the son of Feliche, an Italian shoemaker, and Ida (Detestes) Coco. Shining shoes as a youngster with his father, his interest in acting occurred early on as a child. At age 17 he toured with a children's theatre troupe for three...

1930 - 1987 (aged 56)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Only When I Laugh (1981)

95. Danny DeVito

Actor | Matilda

Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film.

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. ...

1944 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actor - Going Ape! (1981) Worst Director - Hoffa (1992) Worst Supporting Actor - Batman Returns (1992) Worst Supporting Actor - Deck the Halls (2006)

96. Diana Scarwid

Actress | What Lies Beneath

Born in Savannah, Georgia, Scarwid moved to New York at 17 to become an actress. Simultaneously, as an honors student, she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and Pace University. She landed some small film and TV roles before her subtle performance in Inside Moves (1980) was ...

1955 -

Wins: Worst Supporting Actress - Mommie Dearest (1981)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Strange Invaders (1983) Worst New Star of the Decade (1989)

97. Rutanya Alda

Actress | The Deer Hunter

Rutanya Alda was born on October 13, 1942 in Riga, Latvia as Rutanya Skrastina. She is known for her work on The Deer Hunter (1978), Mommie Dearest (1981) and Amityville II: The Possession (1982). She was previously married to Richard Bright.

1942 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Mommie Dearest (1981) Worst Supporting Actress - Amityville II: The Possession (1982)

98. Mara Hobel

Actress | Mommie Dearest

Mara Hobel was born on June 18, 1971 in New York City, New York, USA as Mara Lynn Hobel. She is an actress, known for Mommie Dearest (1981), The Hand (1981) and The Happening (2008). She has been married to Mark Richard Furrer since March 21, 1991. They have three children.

1971 -

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Mommie Dearest (1981) Worst New Star - Mommie Dearest (1981)

99. Shirley Knight

Actress | As Good as It Gets

Shirley Knight was an American actress who appeared in more than 180 feature films, television movies, television series, and Broadway productions in her career playing leading and character roles.

She was a member of the Actors Studio. Knight was nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best ...

1936 - 2020 (aged 83)

Nominations: Worst Supporting Actress - Endless Love (1981)

100. Martin Hewitt

Actor | Yellowbeard

Martin Hewitt was born on February 19, 1958 in San Jose, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Yellowbeard (1983), Endless Love (1981) and Alien Predator (1986). He has been married to Kerstin Gneiting since 1990.

1958 -

Nominations: Worst New Star - Endless Love (1981)



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