10. Jennifer Aniston in Leprechaun
Year of release: 1993
Character played: Tory Reding
Wait, the queen of rom-coms was in a horror movie? Look, the majority of actors got their start in some sort of low-budget horror movie. Some of them were in bigger horror movies but with bit parts that they’d still like to forget. For Jennifer Aniston, that role was as Tory Reding in Leprechaun.
This was the movie that got Aniston her start in TV and movies. At the time, Aniston thought it was a great movie. It isn’t one of those horror movies that stands the test of time, and it is an embarrassing performance. But it’s what it took at the time. The movie was also supposed to be a straight horror movie but turned into a comedy horror.
The 1993 movie stars Doctor Who and Harry Potter actor, Warwick Davis (maybe another actor you forgot was in the movie?) as the titular leprechaun. He believes a family has stolen his pot of gold and that leads to a journey of revenge.
Aniston plays the teenage daughter of a family that moves into the home of the man who initially traps the leprechaun.
It is considered Aniston’s worst ever film. However, it managed to spawn a bunch of sequels somehow.