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All filmmakers have their magnum opus – a production that’s deeply personal to them, and one that they’re immensely proud of. Francis Ford Coppola had The Godfather, George Lucas had Star Wars, Martin Scorsese had Taxi Driver. The list goes on and on.

But how good that magnum opus may turn out to be depends on various factors, one of which is the person behind it not being a self-indulgent jackass who puts their ego ahead of everything else. These films are examples of when that didn’t happen…

 

5. The Conqueror (1956, Dir. Dick Powell)

Actors playing characters of different races to themselves can have varying degrees of success. It can be amazing like Liam Neeson in Schindler’s List, it can be pretty unconvincing like Anne Hathaway in One Day, or in the case of John Wayne in The Conqueror, it can be astoundingly bad and monumentally stupid. Why? »

- James T. Cornish

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