6 Hollywood Stars Who Thought Live-Action Games Were a Good Idea

Published 3 years ago by Andy Farrant

FMV for vendetta

When developers were first given CD-ROMs to play with back in the 90s, they decided to fill the increased capacity with hours of full motion video. Every so often an unwitting Hollywood star would agree to appear in one of these FMV games and for each of these occasions there was presumably a disgraced talent agent on the job market the following Monday. Behold these six Hollywood stars who thought live-action games were a good idea.

Goosebumps: Escape From Horrorland is a good example: an interactive CD-ROM adventure based on R.L. Stine's kid-friendly horror stories with some stellar Hollywood talent attached to it, including Isabella Rossellini, Steven Spielberg, and everyone's favourite human-fly hybrid chaotician Jeff Goldblum, who plays Dracula.

Drawing on his years of acting experience, Goldblum plays Dracula as a creepy American guy who appears to be having a hard time keeping his teeth in his mouth and is really into dancing with ten-year-old girls. He absolutely nails it later on though, with the best 'being hit by a laser' acting I've ever seen.

Got a favourite FMV performance we missed? Share it in the comments below. For more acting career lows, get a Razzie ready for the 5 Flattest Performances by Hollywood Actors in Games.

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Andy Farrant
Andy is co-editor at Outside Xbox, enjoys difficult moral decisions and fights like a cow. You might remember him from such defunct Xbox video channels as Inside Xbox.

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