Most Overrated Actors/Actresses


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101Keisha Castle-Hughes
She is not that great an actress, she just got lucky. Plus, her face looks like a dump truck ran into it.

102Selena Gomez
I mean, what?
She's not even that good and the character she played on Wizard's of Waverly place was complete trash. I seriously don't get the hoopla about her.
The only reason I believe her career soared after her show was cancelled without an ending was because she started dating some lesbian named Justin (a). OH WELL, I just think she's really untalented.

103Michelle Pfeiffer
She puts the UNDER in underrated. She shouldn't be anywhere near this list for shame
It is such a bad actress, she is very overrated. Still have not seen good movie.


104Salman Khan
He should be at the number 1 spot.
This terrorist uncle should kill himself
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105Jerry Lewis

106Freddie Prinze Jr.

107Kathy Bates
She's actually a good supporting actress. She's not overrated, but just right.
Not overrated in the least One of the best

108Jenny McCarthy
She has no talent. she must have sucked a lot of dicks to get where she is.

109Leah Remini

110Robert Downey Jr.
The problem with Robert Downey is that now he has been typecast as a superhero. He has very good acting skills but his choice of lifestlyes and roles havenĀ't been good.
Very egotistical. His father was a film director. Nepotism strikes again.
Stay w/Sherlock... You were amusing!
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111Steve Martin
Total prick in real life! He can't act and was really never funny. Don't get why they bother to put him in movies either. He tried do Inspector Clouseau in the Pink Panther remake - there is only one Inspector Clouseau and that was PETER SELLERS.
Worst Actor on planet earth... Or should I say universe. This White haired idiot can't act at all and is even funny NOT! At, BORING BORING STEVE MARTIN

112Mischa Barton

113Holly Hunter

114Alicia Silverstone
Hasn't had a hit in years. But she has been doing films that fall under the radar.


Not to mention she was in Batman ^^ Robin, one of the worst films ever made

115Patrick Warburton
I hate him! his on camera work is ok but he thinks he is such an epic voice actor even though all his characters (Wolf from Hoodwinked, Joe from Family Guy and that guy on Emperors new groove) all sound exactly the same


He is the same in everything!

116Juliette Binoche
She ruined "The English Patient". Can't believe she got best supporting actress for that, and Kristin Scott Thomas didn't win anything.

117Heath Ledger
This site worships him...

118Emma Stone
In too many movies and magazines as a "beauty". Her eyes are so large they bug. Seems like any new person gets so much publicity, overrated

119Rena Sofer
she is know for being a part of several shows right before they were canceled or in the case of The show "couples" it ended rather quickly. Now she only does tv movies on lifetime, USA, Hallmark and the such.


120John Cusack
Is there a more annoying actor out there? Always plays the same whiny, nasal character. Always has the same facial expression. His voice is tedious. Gaah!

121Gary Sinise
Terrible. Wouldn't even use the term actor

122John Heder
He was in Napoleon Dynamite and just because it became popular, he picked up toons of acting jobs... but, he cannot act. He is probably the worst I've seen in a while.


123Sienna Miller
Wow, What a tramp. But I guess that's how a lot of these people get work.

124Victoria Justice
She plays herself in every single T.V. show she is in and the directors of victorious want to to be an amazing singer when really Cat and Jade are 40000% better
Annoying. Simply an annoying little bitch. No talent, cannot sing and insults other people. She ruined Victorious throughly, without her, that show would've been the next big thing.

125Frances McDormand
Does she even have to do anything to prepare for her roles? I don't see much "acting" going on with her. Yeah... She had a Midwestern accent in Fargo and scored an Oscar for it. I fail to see any real talent here. Wildly overrated.
Now this lady is damn fine actress and not given enough credit for her abilities.
I am sure being married to a Coen brother (s) is not an easy role given their collective brilliance

126Elisha Cuthbert


128Gerard Butler

129Jay Chou

130Katharine Hepburn
The greatest actress of all time. Period
That awful barking voice and haughty manner. Why does Hollywood so like what they think of as "feisty" women?

131Ben Stiller
Ugh. I can't even use words. He just physically turns me right off. And not at all funny. So what's left?
Ben is only in movies because of his parents being Hollywood Royalty. He's wooden and we've heard: a bastard to work with.

132Chuck Norris
People act as if he is the toughest guy in the world.

But no worries, he would be remembered for all his jokes and backward politics rather than his talent (? ) in acting.

He only has Walker Texas Ranger, that is all.
He IS the toughest guy in the world!

133Martin Freeman
Uninspired and run of the mill. He has one character - Martin Freedman- if he is playing a summer work undergraduate or a Hobitt. Whoever thought to cast him in hitch-hikers guide to the galaxy? Where was the real anger and frustration? And it's not enough to look a bit like a Hobitt to be a Hobitt. He must have serious professional connections to have been offered such major roles.
I ThinK Jack Was Better COHICE fOR tHE HOBBIT

134Jude Law
Similarly to Orlando Bloom, I think this guy has gotten by on his perceived good looks rather than acting talent.

135Daniel Day-Lewis
Not a great actor at all, he just is a weirdo trying to give a hyped pompous interpretation, thinking himself the greatest/ Falls into the same category as Marlon Brando, Johnny Depp, George Clooney and those others that aren't really actors, just disgusting individuals who believe they're the greatest thing on Earth.
Great actor BUT not greatest

136Jaden Smith
After Earth was cringe-worthy.

137Elizabeth Taylor
I'm watching Suddenly Last Summer on TCM & it is PAINFUL to watch--and listen to--Ms. Taylor over-emote. She shouts most of her lines (as did one of her many spouses--Richard Burton) & they are all over-enunciated, with awkward pauses meant to sound dramatic and deep. Now she's screaming--and again, it's overbearing and way overacted. Lizzy should have stayed with Lassie least there was a nice Collie to look at. (Now she's screaming about "jagged tin can" between sobs, gasps and heaves--my God, is there no end to this truly crappy performance?! )
Totally overrated in the looks and acting department. There are by far way more beautiful women than this overrated piece of crap who was always considered to be the most beautiful woman ever. Long face big forehead toothpick nose squirmy lips double chin woof woof.
She want a very good actress and she was one of the biggest weirdos of all time. What was she doing hanging around with that freak Michael jackson. And she is still a weirdo because she had herself buried near that freak
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138Marian Rivera

139Ariana Grande
This girl has not got a great acting bone in her body. That nauseating, vomit inducting, high pitch voice she puts on just makes my stomach wrench in agony as I weep for humanity.
The only real reason people like her is because teenage girls propel this people into the media.
She has very little acting ability.
Also does she annoy anyone else that she gets PAYED to 'act' STUPID!?


140Kathryn Bernardo
She's a very boring actress. people look past her bland acting skills because she's pretty and paired up with a heartthrob. she always uses the same facial expressions and same tone of voice. I never get into the movie and shows she's in because of her poor acting.

141Nina Dobrev
Just a pretty face. No real acting ability. Wants to break in to a film career. Probably will stay in T.V. shows for the rest of her career.

142David Tennant
I have no idea why he is even anywhere on this list. He portrays emotions so clearly and outlines the joys and depressions of the characters wonderfully an clearly.

143Kristin Cavallari

Over-rated, just like his father-in-law

145Ginnifer Goodwin

146Regine Velasquez

147Bill Paxton
Never thought this guy was a good actor.

148Samuel L. Jackson

149James McAvoy

150Hugh Jackman
A laughable joke who can't act period.

151Dwayne Johnson
Not talented... his body is the only thing he's got going for him. Very good looking but he's acting sucks. Needs to stay in wrestling where his acting doesn't matter... he's a meat head

152Toni Gonzaga

153John Malkovich
He's always John Malkovich. Sure you can say this about a lot of actors. And some, like John Wayne usually played the same character or caracature of himself, but Malkovich's performances come across as merely him reading a script. When he does act out an emotion, it rarely comes off realistic. When he was a new actor, this style seemed unique, but it's now same ol' same ol', stale.

154Heather Graham
Drier than plain burnt toast. Completely deadpan and flatlined performances - sounds like she is struggling to read lines without actually comprehending them.
Nothing but a hardcore porn whore.

155Christian Bale
He is hot and I love him and yes I am a guy. He is one of the best looking men in show business. I would love to meet him.
Seems to be a mans man$... my fiance likes him too... I don't think he's attractive at all but he is a great actor... but eye candy for men as it seems
Ugly and untalented. I don't know how he made it.
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156Ingrid Bergman

157Emilio Estevez

158Aaron Eckhart

159Sela Ward
People seem to fawn all over her but she is terrible actress, I just don't see it.
Decent actress for T.V.. HUBBA HUBBA!

160Sophia Bush

161MIchelle Rodriguez

162Liv Tyler
While she isn't the most overrated actress out there she is still overrated nevertheless. The only reason she was so popular is because of her dad Steven Tyler. She wouldve never gotten that role in Armageddon if it wasn't for her dad

163Jean Dujardin

164Steve Carell
Love the guy. Can't figure out his role choices (Dinner for Schmucks? The Ron Burgandy franchise? ) but think he's a terrific actor. I'd like to write a good movie for him.

165Danny Trejo

166Bella Thorne

167Amanda Bynes
She is crazy now!

168Naomi Watts
She has no idea of acting. Just performs and does it badly. Her nude scenes confirm she can't act as a distractor.

169Julia Perez

170Camilla Belle

171Olivia Wilde

172Charlton Heston
Charlton Heston may have received an Academy Award, but he was a terrible actor. His performances were incredibly wooden, and he had a repertoire of approximately one emotional state - one of fake, over-the-top emotional intensity. He is a pain to watch and it baffles me that he ever got so much credit.

173Jeremy Irons
Overrated over-actor. Like a thinner Brian Blessed.

174Kate Beckinsale

175Charlie Sheen
What can we say about Charlie? I watched his movies Platoon, Hot Shots, Wall Street and Major league, he was absolutely amazing in all of them.

Charlie Sheen is one of the few actors in Hollywood who can speak fast without making a single mistake (and that's a gift)

His disadvantages: He always gets into trouble and leads himself to disasters like the way he was fired from the CBS Sitcom Two And A Half Men (Which was the best back then). 2- He could lose his temper easily.
He sucks. he only made it because his father is martin sheen.
He's become a better actor over time. Watch "Wall Street" and you'll see that he never really closes his mouth, as if a deviated septum forced him to breath thru his mouth. It was irritating. Now he's a much better actor with experience that shows through

176John Travolta
Ugly untalented and very egotistical. He was pretty much washed up at one time but then that jerk quentin tarantino had to ressurect his carreer.

177Jonah Hill Feldstein
Fat ugly untalented jerk. The only reason he's in movies is because he became friends with dustin hoffmans kids and dustin hoffman gave him a part in one of his films. Nepotism strikes again.
He was friends with dustin hoffmans kids and their father for some strange reason gave him a part in one of his movies. Nepotism strikes again

178Amy Adams
Not very attractive and not very talented. I don't know why she gets so much attention.

179Jamie Foxx
He's ugly and he's one of the worst actors I have ever seen

Undoubtedly the most over-rated actor in Asia, probably the world!

181Dylan McDermott
This is another hot man that I love. I think that he is so handsome and yes I am a guy.
You people are homophobes. do you only allow women to call men hot?
He is hot and I love his work and yes I am a guy.
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182Melissa McCarthy
His grandfather was director michadl gordon. Nepotism strikes again.
Fat ugly untalented bitch who is in movies because she had a connection. That would be her ugly untalented cousin jenny mccarthy (who is also on this list)

183Dustin Hoffman

184Gwyneth Paltrow
The worst actress ever. Worse than Lindsey Lohan!

185Dulquer Salmaan
Just an average actor who is overrated because he is the son ofa super star... totally dumb actor

186Lupita Nyong'o
Overrated in talent and looks. She hardly has 3 movies in her career and she has an Oscar for appearing 20 minutes on-screen. If Jennifer Lawrence is considered overrated, Lupita definitely kicked her ass.

187Ricky Gervais
Igly untalented idiot. How the hell did he ever make it?

188Bob Saget
I don't know why this man is on here... he is a decent actor... many good movies & did a decent job in them... I can think of plent of others that would he above jackson

189Queen Latifah
I don't know why this man is on here... he is a decent actor... many good movies & did a decent job in them... I can think of plent of others that would he above jackson

190Danny Glover
I don't know why this man is on here... he is a decent actor... many good movies & did a decent job in them... I can think of plent of others that would he above jackson

191Tori Spelling
I don't know why this man is on here... he is a decent actor... many good movies & did a decent job in them... I can think of plent of others that would he above jackson

192Tyler Perry
His movies are very funny but he is not... he can't act worth a d*m. Very lame. Samer personality in every movie unless he's madea

193Mary-Kate Olsen
Mary kate & ashley olsen were good back in the day... better as a child because when they couldn't act back then it was cute... now al grown up & all that experience in acting and $till don't have a clue what their doing... bad acting all-around

194Benedict Cumberbatch

195Russell Crow
I agree. I hate him and I don't know why meg ryan screwed around with him. She ruined her career.
He is one of those actors (Along with Tom Cruise, and Matthew M) that if I see them listed in a movie I won't go see it.
Gladiator is one of the worst films I've ever seen. Crowe ruined it. How he won the Oscar for best actor in that film is beyond me!

196Johnny Depp
Things you never have to ask : Geez I wonder if Johnny Depp is going to play a weird/quirky character in this movie?
Yes Johnny bloody Depp might be good at playing a wacky, almost psychopathic character, but that's ALL he is good at. It seriously annoys me how everyone thinks he's the greatest thing on earth because he's really, really not. Nor is he even that good-looking... just gonna throw that out there.
I wouldn't call jonny the worst actor today, but sadly I believe he'll get the next oscar he's nominated for. Just like the most overrated actor we fuss over today denzel.
You kidding me? Johnny Depp 196? He needs top 20, easily. He's a decent actor but everyone treats him like God. I'm not afraid to say he's more hyped than Brad Pitt.


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197Joseph Gordon-Levitt
I'm still shaking my head as to how this clown gets acting roles since he was 6 years old. Having been a colossal embarrassment right next to an equally colossal embarrassment that is Mickey Rourke in Killshot, his poor portrayal channeling 50 Cent from Home Of The Brave in Stop Loss, his wooden yet struggling to act from his lines in Inception as well as in Miracle At St. Anna. And yet, he gets roles left and right. When was the last time he has won anything from a movie? Just another former child actor trying to stay relevant and utterly failing. He goes by the name MrFixit26 on WikiAnswers.Com. He needs a sandwich or 6, more acting classes, lay off the cannabis that makes him squint his eyes too much, and to somehow stop looking like someone who touches little kids. Amazing how this whino gets on his high horse and goes on a batch of self-righteous crusades with his opinions about everything wrong in Hollywood, everything wrong with Dubya Bush, and everything wrong with bad scripting. Yet he makes no time to improve his crappy acting skills and sucky movie role choices.
His grandfather was film director Michael gordon (original version of planet of the apes. Nepotism strikes again otherwise he never would have made it because he sucks.
Plays the same character in every movie.
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198Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is STILL a better actor than most actors out there today, and he's been dead for years. Prop his corpse up next to any of these pretty boy actors and roll tape -or digital, or whatever, - and he'd out act them all
Only an idiot would put him on this list. He was one of the greatest actors of all time. These actors today don't have one percent of his talent. He will always be remembered. They will be forgotten.
Why is this great actor on this list? He was one of the best.
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199Keira Knightley
She is considered a great beauty when she looks like a starving boy with a horribly asymmetrical head shape and ridiculous jaw. She gets ALL the great roles and earns millions and even gets nominated for Oscars for being completely wooden and playing a whining "one expression" character in all the films. I really start to think directors and people are blind or mad for giving her all this praise and don't have the brain to see there are thousands more talented and beautiful actresses out there.
She plays the same person in every film she's in! The fact that she has the most annoying accent in the world doesn't help either
She's like Julia Roberts, the same person over & over in all her roles. And that jutting chin, can she get that fixed? It looks like a petulant child in every single shot. It's taking away from her ability to bring new & different facial expressions to a role. She should consider that & trying some acting lessons. She needs to learn to pull from a pool of emotions & thoughts, she is just the same in each movie, just different dresses.
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200Jennifer Lawrence
I don't understand why she so low on the worst actors? She sucks as Katniss. 1) she too old to play the main character and 2) her acting remind me of kristen stewart acting on Twilight. No emotions what-so-ever. Boring. She make Peeta look interesting and the actor is one dimension. At least she look cute than stewart but I can imagine several actress make better katniss than her.
One word to describe her: PHONY
NO she should NOT be on here, I disagree 100% Why do people hate on her because she's being herself? In Hollywood that's probably the hardest thing to do, she's anything but overrated!
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