Most Overrated Actors/Actresses


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101Michelle Pfeiffer
Good. Loved her in many movies. She recently was bold enough to do a movie with Paul Rudd called 'I could never by your woman' where she ADMITTED to being an aging actress! That's guts. Love her.
She's a goddess and an unbelievable actress. What kind of tasteless moron would put her on this list?
She puts the UNDER in underrated. She shouldn't be anywhere near this list for shame
[Newest]No one and nothing compares to this white gold.

102Salman Khan
This terrorist uncle should kill himself
He should be at the number 1 spot.
[Newest]Sweet, happy and bad...the best

103Jerry Lewis

104Kathy Bates
She's actually a good supporting actress. She's not overrated, but just right.
Not overrated in the least One of the best
Nobody cares because she isn't a model.

105Leah Remini

106Freddie Prinze Jr.

107Jenny McCarthy
I wish she had sucked mine that is for sure!
She has no talent. she must have sucked a lot of dicks to get where she is.

108Steve Martin
Phenomenal comedic actor. Do you see his physical comedy? He's a genius.
Terrible. I love two movies of his. 'The Jerk' and 'Planes, Trains and Autos'. John Candy carried him in that movie too. Awful actor.
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.

109Mischa Barton

110Robert Downey Jr.
One of my favorite actors. See 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'. Great movie.
Very egotistical. His father was a film director. Nepotism strikes again.
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.

111Holly Hunter

112Alicia 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

113Patrick 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!

114Juliette Binoche
She ruined "The English Patient". Can't believe she got best supporting actress for that, and Kristin Scott Thomas didn't win anything.

115Heath Ledger
His Joker was incredible. What talent. Too bad he was a drug addict.
This site worships him...

116Emma Stone
Good actress. She's very humble too. She acted rings around Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love. She was amazing in The Help. Love her.
Great actress. Are you guys nuts?
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

117Rena 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.


118John 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!

119Gary Sinise
Terrible. Wouldn't even use the term actor

120John 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.


121Sienna Miller
Wow, What a tramp. But I guess that's how a lot of these people get work.

122Victoria 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
She is a very beautiful woman, I can give her that! But I haven't seen her in much...
Gorgeous girl. Hasn't really done much except television I haven't seen.

123Frances McDormand
Incredible actress. One of my favorites. Almost Famous, Fargo, Laurel Canyon, she's so awesome. I can watch her in anything.
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

124Elisha Cuthbert


126Jay Chou

127Jaden Smith
After Earth was cringe-worthy.

128Marian Rivera

129Ariana 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 a few decent songs but apart from that, not much going on for her!
Extremely hot. But she isn't an actress.

130Nina 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.

131Gerard Butler
I don't think there is any part Gerry can't handle. I put him up there with the likes of Christian bale.

132David 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.
He played Doctor Who, in the 50 years its been on, they might as well call it Dr. Why Bother! He is only known for playing that timegod or time doctor or whatever the hell people call him.

133Kristin Cavallari

134Katharine 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?

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

136Ginnifer Goodwin

137Regine Velasquez

138MIchelle Rodriguez
Rivaled only by Kirsten Stewart for her lack of face movement. Will always be a "bad ass" tomboy or some sexually blank character.
She's a small ugly chick, who just acts tough. , what they must do in editing to make her look like a bad ass.

139Bill Paxton
Never thought this guy was a good actor.

140Samuel L. Jackson
Always angry in his movies.

141James McAvoy

142Martin 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

143Hugh Jackman
A laughable joke who can't act period.

144Jude Law
Similarly to Orlando Bloom, I think this guy has gotten by on his perceived good looks rather than acting talent.

145Bella Thorne
Are you kidding me? She has amazing talent! She has more acting talent than half these celebrities combined. She has an awesome singing voice and did awesome on Shake it Up!

146Daniel 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
Possibly the greatest actor of our times without a doubt.

147Dwayne 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

148Elizabeth 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?! )
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
She wasnt a good actress and she was one of the biggest weirdos of all time. She was married 8 times and she hung around with that freak Michael jackson. She even had herself buried next to him. She should be buried next to richard burton.
'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Wow!

149Toni Gonzaga

150John Malkovich
To me. it depends on his role. There are times when I like him and their are times when I hate him! So, I kind of have mixed feelings about this man as an actor.
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.

151Heather Graham
Drier than plain burnt toast. Completely deadpan and flatlined performances - sounds like she is struggling to read lines without actually comprehending them.

152Kathryn 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.

153Christian Bale
Excellent actor since childhood. there is no part he can't handle. For instance quite a few heavies have played batman, Bale is the all time best. If you ever have seen the machinist one of the most dramatic transformation for a movie role I've ever seen or maybe I'll ever see.
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.
Uhhh... Did you ever see American Psycho? Or The Machinist (great B-Movie) or Rescue Dawn? This guy has so much artistic integrity and dedication it's ridiculous and as far as Batman... ? BEST BATMAN EVER hands down. He is the Batman we've all been waiting for. At least those who know talent who wanted the perfect man for the part. There is no better cut-out for that role and I dare anyone to suggest better so I can laugh at their choice.

154Mary-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
The last time I heard something about them, it was back in 2006! Haven't heard much about them since then, are they OK?

155Leighton Meester
Most overrated actress ever. Do you think she can really act? No! She is horrible in gossip girl, she's an idiot, she has no talent! Seriously, Robert De Niro and she should switch places.
Talented, brilliant endearing and beautiful.
She can't act very well. Worse than Tina Fey

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

161Liv 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
How dare you?! Not only is she super sweet and humble in real life, she's and AMAZING actress! Maybe you should go watch Lord Of The Rings again.


162Jean Dujardin

163Steve 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.

164Danny Trejo
He's just known as that Mexican machete guy.. no biggie!

165Amanda Bynes
Fabulous actress. Just adore her and her work
She is crazy now!

166Naomi Watts
One of the most UNDERrated actresses out there. Lover her work. Very convincing and authentic in all her portrayals.
She has no idea of acting. Just performs and does it badly. Her nude scenes confirm she can't act as a distractor.

167Julia Perez

168Camilla Belle

169Olivia Wilde

170Charlton 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.

171Jeremy Irons
Overrated over-actor. Like a thinner Brian Blessed.

172Kate Beckinsale

173Charlie 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'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
He sucks. he only made it because his father is martin sheen.

174Jonah Hill Feldstein
Jonah Hill is a naturally funny person who reflects it very well in his movies. The guy is Hilarious and I will watch him in almost anything. As far as his dramatic acting, he is better than I thought he would be in fact he is pretty darn good at it.
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

175Amy Adams
Great actress with huge range. Great voice, as well. Need to see much more of her.
Love this superb highly underrated actress. She's so lovely
Not very attractive and not very talented. I don't know why she gets so much attention.

176Jamie Foxx
Jamie Fox has done one of the best Roles Portraying a Musician. He studied Ray Charles and perfected his mannerisms! Also, the guy can sing. In addition to that he is a very funny actor. Some must not like his sense of humor if they don't like him.
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!

178Dylan McDermott
This is another hot man that I love. I think that he is so handsome and yes I am a guy.
He is hot and I love his work and yes I am a guy.
You people are homophobes. do you only allow women to call men hot?

179Melissa McCarthy
Not funny! The fact that she is overweight is what is the butt of her movies jokes! Like in Tammy. Having her cousin playing Molly would've made the show a lot more "interesting"!
His grandfather was director michadl gordon. Nepotism strikes again.

180Dustin Hoffman
One of the all time greats. Unique and one of a kind.

181Gwyneth Paltrow
The worst actress ever. Worse than Lindsey Lohan!

182Dulquer Salmaan
Just an average actor who is overrated because he is the son ofa super star... totally dumb actor

183Lupita 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.

184Ricky Gervais
Ricky Gervais ruins every thing he's involved in! He just thinks he's some sort of amazing Hollywood celebrity, he's not. He makes Will Ferrell look like a Hollywood genius!
Simply adore him. He's got unparalleled genuis, creativity and comedic timing. A true wonder.
Igly untalented idiot. How the hell did he ever make it?

185Bob 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

186Queen 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

187Danny 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

188Tori 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

189Tyler 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

190Benedict Cumberbatch

191Audrey Hepburn
Highly overrated. No big deal
The most beautiful woman ever.
So overrated as not to e believed. Should be higher up on this list.

192William Holden
One if not the best actor ever. If you watch carefully in all his roles the man is never acting. It once gave me goose bumps noticing his talent for becoming whoever in his roles.

193Ansel Elgort
I like his movies, but he is so egotistical.
Send me a link of him being mildly humble, oh that's right you can't. Why does he always try to be poetic.

194Richard Steven Horvitz
He's pretty much a perfect example of a voice actor who recycles a character's voice over and over again (In this case, Zim). I do not hate this guy, but I think he's quite lacking in terms of voice acting talent.


195Ryzza Mae Dizon

196Tina Fey
Just because you can play the governor of Alaska doesn't make you talented!

197Tara Strong
This is an actress that be at the very top of the list. I do not like how they give mean comments about real actors when THIS IS THE WORST PERSON IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY! She never a puts any effort into any of her characters and is only praised for being on that stupid god-awful pony show! She is the person you should hate!
She's in every cartoon in America. She is not the best actress. Most of her characters sound the same. What disturbs me is she voiced teenage boys and babies. Creepy. She is only famous because she voices as Twilight Sparkle on MLP.

198Jennifer Love Hewitt
The Kristen Stewart of 1997. How and why she keeps getting roles just when you think she's finally gone away for good is beyond me.

199Zoe Saldana

200Amber Heard

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