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Poll: Golden Turkeys

"The Golden Turkey Awards: The Worst Achievements in Hollywood History" is a 1980 book by film critic Michael Medved and his brother Harry Medved. The Golden Turkeys are awarded, with a healthy dose of humour, in a wide range of mostly weird and wacky categories to the worst of the worst in the world of cinema.

Which of the categories and/or winners takes the ultimate Golden Turkey for weird and maybe not quite so wonderful?

List and the descriptions are taken from wikipedia. One category (Most Unerotic Concept in Pornography) was omitted, because the winning film (Him (1974)) is lost and no reference to it can be found on the site.

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    Paul Newman in "The Silver Chalice." 1954 Warner Brothers

    Most Embarrassing Movie Debut: Paul Newman in The Silver Chalice (1954)
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    Most Ridiculous Movie Monster: Ro-Man from Robot Monster (1953)
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    Tony Bennett

    Worst Performance by a Popular Singer: Tony Bennett in The Oscar (1966)
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    The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

    Most Brainless Brain Movie: They Saved Hitler's Brain (1968)
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    The Swarm (1978)

    Most 'Badly Bumbled Bee' Movie: The Swarm (1978)
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    Worst Casting: John Wayne as Genghis Khan in The Conqueror (1956)
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    Rosebud (1975)

    Worst Performance by a Politician: United States Congressman and New York City Mayor John Lindsay in Rosebud (1975)
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    The Thing with Two Heads (1972)

    Worst Two-Headed Transplant Movie: The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
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    The Food of the Gods (1976)

    Worst Rodent Movie: The Food of the Gods (1976)
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    Norman Mailer in Ragtime (1981)

    Worst Performance by a Novelist: Norman Mailer in Wild 90 (1968)
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    Billy Curtis in The Terror of Tiny Town (1938)

    P.T. Barnum Award for Worst Cinematic Exploitation of a Physical Deformity: The Terror of Tiny Town (1938), a Western film with an all-dwarf cast.
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    Worst Musical Extravaganza: At Long Last Love (1975) (mid-1970s musical starring Burt Reynolds)
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    Elvis Presley and Mary Tyler Moore in "Change of Habit," Universal, 1969.

    Worst Performance as a Clergyman or Nun: Mary Tyler Moore in Change of Habit (1969)
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    Ted Neeley in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)

    Worst Performance as Jesus Christ: Ted Neeley in Jesus Christ Superstar (1973)
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    Scream Blacula Scream (1973)

    Worst Blaxploitation Movie: Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
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    King Kong (1976)

    Biggest Rip-off in Hollywood History: King Kong (1976)
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    Worst Credit Line: The 1929 version of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew (1929), "with additional dialogue by Sam Taylor" (this credit does not appear in the surviving prints of the film).
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    Worst Performance by an Animal: Dinky the Chimp in Tarzan and the Great River (1967) (During filming, Dinky attacked and injured lead actor Mike Henry.)
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    Matango (1963)

    Worst Vegetable Movie: Matango (1963) aka " Attack of the Mushroom People" (mushrooms are actually fungi, not vegetables)
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    Sonny Tufts, c. 1944.

    Worst Performance by Sonny Tufts: Government Girl (1943)
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    "Teahouse of the August Moon, The" Marlon Brando

    Most Ludicrous Racial Impersonation: Marlon Brando as a native of Okinawa in The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)
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    Dondi (1961)

    Most Obnoxious Child Performer: David Kory in Dondi (1961)
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    Tom Laughlin in Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

    Worst Film You Never Saw: (category for films never completed or only released in a limited fashion) Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)
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    Most Inane Technical Advance: Percepto, designed by William Castle for his 1959 film The Tingler (1959) starring Vincent Price. At certain times in the film small vibrators attached to the underside of some seats within the auditorium were activated to give some audience members a tingle.
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    Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, and Madeleine Carroll in North West Mounted Police (1940)

    Worst Line of Romantic Dialogue: an exchange between Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll in North West Mounted Police (1940)
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    Edward D. Wood Jr.

    Worst Director: Ed Wood
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    Raquel Welch circa 1968

    Worst Actress: Raquel Welch
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    Richard Burton in Cleopatra (1963)

    Worst Actor: Richard Burton (a highly controversial choice, considering the fact that he was Oscar-nominated many times, played Shakespearean roles, and is usually considered one of the world's greatest actors, but made because Burton starred in so many bad films)
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    Edward D. Wood Jr. in Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

    Worst Film of All Time, voted upon by readers of The Fifty Worst Films of All Time: Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

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