5 Animals with Better Filmographies Than Rob Schneider
Rob Schneider might have starred in The Animal, but he doesn’t come close to cracking our list of top animals on the big screen. Here are five actual animals with better filmographies than Schneider, whose The Animal is sitting at 30 percent among critics on Rotten Tomatoes and even worse with audiences. (To be fair, of movies that star Schneider in the lead role, The Animal is actually his top-rated one.)
Bart the Bear
Schneider’s run of The Hot Chick (21 percent) and Deuce Bigelow: European Gigolo (9 percent) pales next to Bart the Bear’s string of hits, including White Fang (67 percent), Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (87 percent) and Legends of the Fall (57 percent). Even Bart’s clumsy foray into comedy, the John Hughes flick The Great Outdoors (40 percent), has a higher score than those two Schneider comedies combined. And another thing: Mike Myers never stuck up for his old SNL castmate at the Academy Awards.
Crystal the Capuchin Monkey
The drug-dealing monkey from The Hangover Part II helped propel that comedy to more than a quarter of a billion dollars at the box office. Schneider helped propel I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry to eight Razzie Award nominations. Schneider was nominated but somehow didn’t win Worst Supporting Actor for his role of Asian Minister.
The 47 Piglets Who Played Babe
Every single one of those squealing beauties can help take credit for Babe’s seven Oscar nominations, as well as a nationwide drop in Spam sales. Schneider can take credit for Big Stan, as well as a nationwide drop in HBO subscriptions.
Beasley the Dog
Beasley somehow held his own against Oscar winner Tom Hanks in Turner & Hooch. Schneider somehow got punched in the junk by Miss Piggy in Muppets from Space.
Tai the Elephant
Tai the Elephant was cast in Operation Dumbo Drop due to her friendly way with actors and calm demeanor, which allowed her to remain peaceful during scenes with simulated gunfire. Schneider was cast in Don’t Mess with the Zohan and Little Nicky because he apparently owns some incriminating pictures of Adam Sandler.