Eddie Murphy, Nicolas Cage score Razzie nods in 2013
There was a time when Eddie Murphy and Nicolas Cage never made a bad movie. Yes, the '80s. Okay, so maybe Best Defense and Harlem Nights were dogs, and maybe you still don't see the genius of The Golden Child, but Eddie probably wishes his career was still stuck in the '80s. And I stick by that proclamation when it comes to Cage: Rumble Fish, Valley Girl, Racing with the Moon, Moonstruck, Raising Arizona... Wow.
So imagine the shock today to see them both getting Razzie nominations for their movie work in 2012. For Murphy, it was for A Thousand Words (which barely sold a thousand movie tickets). For Cage, his sin was his sequel work in Ghost Rider 2. (For the record, David Hasselhoff also scored a Razzie nod for Piranha 3-DD, but that might be considered a badge of honor in that flick.)
But no worries. In the '80s, a lot of our heroes were getting nominations for the Golden Raspberries, an award actually created in 1981 to recognize the worst in film. And over the years, some of the winners have actually shown up to accept them in person. Here are some Razzie winners from the golden decade:
- Neil Diamond - The Jazz Singer
- Brooke Shields – The Blue Lagoon
- Sylvester Stallone - Rhinestone, Rambo: First Blood Part II, Rocky IV, Rambo III
- Bo Derek – Tarzan, the Ape Man, Bolero
- Prince - Under the Cherry Moon
- Madonna – Shanghai Surprise, Who's That Girl?
- Bill Cosby - Leonard Part 6
- William Shatner - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
- Heather Locklear – The Return of Swamp Thing