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Sean Penn, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins and Jude Law among others star in the 2006 remake of the 1949 Best Picture winner, All the King's Men. It was originally going to be a major Oscar contender like the original, but then the reviews came out and they were scathing to say the least. Criticisms include Penn chewing too much scenery, an absence of political insight, and a lack of narrative cohesiveness. Filmed on a budget of $55 million, it made only $9 million worldwide, causing a huge blow to the cast and crew, most particularly its writer/director Steven Zaillian, who admitted that he was completely stunned by the overall results of the movie.
One of the examples of Oscar bait gone wrong, this 1994 adaptation of the Isabel Allende novel showcases a Latin American family through different generations. But instead, the studio decided to cast mostly white actors in the main roles. It has an all-star cast with Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas, Vanessa Redgrave and Armin-Mueller Stahl, but the end result was extremely misguided and was a critical and box office failure. Has a 29% on Rotten Tomatoes and if the movie would've cast some lesser-known Latin American actors as the main characters, if would've been pretty successful.