Most Overrated Actors/Actresses

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1Angelina Jolie

She is nasty and likely a psychopath. Parading adopted kids around like accessories and lying to the media about her multiple facial procedures is bad enough as far as her personality goes. And then there's her acting ability. She can't play anything other than herself. Which is a narcissistic, crazy bitch.

She is terrible, every time I watch her I laugh at her "acting skill". The reason she got in is because her dad was an actor in Hollywood. Not to mention before she got black listed from the industry for being an insane attention whore, and a hillbilly trashbag who made out with her brother on the red carpet she stole Billy Bob away from Laura Dern (who were engaged to each other) acted like a trashy eccentric slut, and then broke another marriage, started pretending shes mother Theresa by adopting kids from all over the world and tried to cover up that she is a low horrible person. She is a terrible actor and person, its all an act with her, and its sad that people are so easily controlled by the media and Hollywood still, people haven't caught on to it but some day they will...

She is the worst actress. That is obvious because she is only believable when playing her own personality, I.E. crazy bitch, psycho out of control. Otherwise? Boring!

Even more annoying is her constant media manipulation... Yeah, we are so stupid and blind we can't see you are no longer 'beautiful'. Oh, any that 'hot' Tomb Raider body? Was her MALE body double! She is the epitome of overrated. I don't' think HW even likes her anymore, would somebody please tell the media we don't either?

Hello my gorgeously most amazing and fabulous lady and actress. You're the best there ever was. I love you so much

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2Kristen StewartKristen Jaymes Stewart is an American actress. Born into a film-oriented family, Stewart began her acting career in 1999 with uncredited roles and a minor character appearance in several films before gaining prominence in 2002 for playing Jodie Foster's daughter in the thriller Panic Room, which garnered more.

She shows no emotions whatsoever! She's an overrated, mono-tone, lucky actress!

She is made outta stone! Dude no expressions AT ALL! It's like same expression when kissing and fatally injured in twilight!

I can't stand her! Terrible actress, weird-looking and she doesn't deserve the Bella role. Eeew. -

Her acting is incredibly intelligent nuanced and deep. She's extraordinary to watch. What a pleasure

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3Jennifer LopezJennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

Can't understand how she made it in showbiz - can't sing and definitely can't act. And yeah her ass isn't that great either!

And the worst is that she is regularly regarded as "most beautiful woman" by snobs

Jennifer Lopez is a classic example of a pork snout faced "anybody" that ONLY with the wonders of plastic surgery is "now" considered ever so beautiful. Ah what it is to afford great plastic surgery...

She also has the personality/intelligence appeal of a Vaseline sandwich which is why all her ex'es dumped her in short time. Only her beastly looking hubby has remained. She does NOT have a singing voice; it's highly worked on ONLY through today's technological alterations. Observe the multiple background singers cutting in to diminish her screeching... It is her svengali's idea because she can barely act on screen. I'd be surprised if all the $$ he pumps into her presence lasts one more year. You can fool some of the people some of the time?

If she's an actress than anybody can be an actress. No charisma on screen and frankly very boring to watch as an " actress ".

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4Brad PittWilliam Bradley "Brad" Pitt (born December 18, 1963) is an American actor and producer. He has received a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and three Academy Award nominations in acting categories and received three further Academy Award nominations, winning one, as producer under his more.

Brad came to Hollywood for one reason and one reason be famous. He himself was a starstruck little boy and wanted to be a BIG DEAL too. Acting was just the only way for him to get reverence. Being a good actor is not really all that important to him or Angie. They just want the publicity and the PR and the magazine covers. As soon as WE stop drooling all over pretty faces and stop buying the music and watching the movies, maybe Hollywood will bring talent back. Remember when you had to be GOOD to be a movie star? DO you think Dustin, Duvall, Dinero, Nicholson, would be able to make it in Hollywood today? No way. Not pretty enough. We do this to ourselves by what we watch and what we purchase. The Oscars are a joke! Julia Roberts? I'll never get over that one. - eljeran

Why did Troy flop at the box office? All-star cast, strong performance by Bana/O'Toole/Gleeson, amazing special effects. The problem was Brad Pitt's performance as Achilles. I don't know if I am alone on this but I thought he was awful. He has made a career off of his mug and sometimes this won't work, like with Troy. Really, his only great performances were in Fight Club and Snatch. And he was kind of funny in Inglourious Basterds. The rest, overrated.

Re:Troy. Failure at the box office indicates a lack of audience. If the performance wasn't seen, how did it turn people off? - Billyv

Everything about him is average. Acting skills included. Not that good looking and square jaws is an awful thing. I'm Asian and people here always use brad as a logo of hottest guy on earth. When I saw him for the first time I was like SERIOUSLY?!? - elletequila

He's average, got a big boost from his bedroom romp in Thelma and Louise.

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5Paris HiltonParis Whitney Hilton is an American businesswoman, socialite, television personality, model, actress, singer, DJ, and author.

One of the most untalented people I've ever seen. And trust me I've seen a lot. If it wasn't for her last name she wouldn't be anywhere in life.

She's a dumb person and she doesn't deserve to be famous

She ruined "House of wax" for me. Up till her death scene it was going great. That's how bad she is! I couldn't sit through her Death!

She's not ever overrated, she just plain bad.

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6Tom CruiseTom Cruise is an American actor and filmmaker. Cruise has been nominated for three Academy Awards and has won three Golden Globe Awards.

He is horrible! He is always the same and all he does is look mean in his movies! The man can't act!

He is not all that and a bag of chips like HE thinks he is. He has just been really lucky. He seems to be so in love with himself, what does he need Katie for, (who can't act either).

He has no personality what so ever and it shows in all of his movies like comedy whcih is meant to be funny if he did not know even in them he seems to be the same person tom cruise great actors no matter how famous they are shpuld be seen by the character there playing not the person himself and does not manage to do that. - ANT1231993

There is no fix for Crazy

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7Robert Pattinson

Ugly and boring. Don't know what people see in him and really don't want to see any more of him.

He's robot... He can't act at all, he's boring. I can't believe he's gonna play Jeff Buckley in a biopic!

Definitely NOT attractive, very immature on screen.
Although the Twilight books & films were the worst things I've ever read/seen, so he really didn't have a lot to work with there...

I have to say he and Kristen make a good couple for a constant appearance at the Golden Raspberry Award. Apart from that, he is fine, a little bit immature though. I mean at least he is a better actor than Kristen, who certainly knows about acting and facial expression... Sad story

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8Keanu Reeves

If I were a woman, I'd fall for your looks, if I were a movie director, you'd never get hired.

He is at best a mediocre actor, I think the best performance he turned out was in The Day the Earth Stood Still which reminded me of Arnold Schwarzenegger in T2 where they both had to play an alien/cyborg respectively and they didn't have to worry about 'appearing' human. Reeves comes across as a very cardboard actor who lacks any ability to play any other role than the rookie/west coast surfer type/naive newcomer. The only travesty is that I'm unable to think of a 'bad' film he's been in!

One of my favorite actors. He has taken on so many different roles and imbued them each with unique characteristics that define them I the most interesting way.

Very interesting top notch performer. The best

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9Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

I liked her in "the professional" and "v for vendetta". She used to be one of my favourite actresses. But it looks like her heart stopped beating past puberty. She pretty much ruined "black swan" for me, if find her completely soulless, boring and bland; she doesn't even feel human : so perfect on every levels, she's more machine than woman. Dead inside, no emotions whatsoever. She's as flat and cold as frozen lake.
And since Keira knightley has the same looks plus a functionning circulatory system, I'll stick with her. - Spyan

Her best role was when she was 10. Its been going downhill ever since. She has zero emotional range and is as monotone as ben stein. I had high hopes for her at one point, but I suppose she received too much acclaim to attempt to improve.

One of the most overrated actresses I've ever come across. She has no technique and yet prides herself with her acting. As it happens to most fame-starved movie stars, a big EGO will never allow anyone to be a good actor. You're supposed to give your all in a performance and become your character, not play endless variations of your pretty old self.

I find this bull, She is a wonderful actress and she is very beautiful. No one should be downing anybody in the acting world. They made it to the top, but you haven't.

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10Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson just stares at whomever is opposite her (or the screen) with her mouth slightly parted.

For someone who wants to be known for her acting, she sure makes sure everyone notices her body (probably because she knows her acting is not that good)

Never impressed by any of her acting and her looks are totally overrated

She always plays the same character that interestingly enough always has the same vacant look. Many people claim she is "subtle", but that would imply something good. What I think Scarlett Johansson is completely lack-luster, in reality. As far as her being a sex symbol, maybe her body, but facially, like I said, vacant. There is no fire. It isn't even a dreamy vacant. She is boring, and usually way overdone with the makeup and the tight clothing. I find her to be one of the most over-hyped "hotties" of Hollywood.

I don't think I've ever seen her emote.

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The Contenders

11Matthew McconaugheyMatthew David McConaughey is an American actor and producer. He first gained notice for his breakout role in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused, and went on to appear in films such as the slasher Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation, the legal thriller A Time to Kill, Steven Spielberg's more.

Talk about one of the dullest performers of all time, I am surprised he didn't make an appearance in twilight.

So many bad actors and only one vote! I'm voting for Matty because I watch some movie he did with Kate Hudson (another gem of an actor) and I don't think he wore a shirt in the entire movie. - Ok Matt. We get it. You have muscles. Congratulations. But Matty, showing off muscles doesn't make you an actor. In fact, you can be a great actor and not have muscles. I. E. - Paul Newman, Philip Seymore Hoffman... Viggo Mortensen.

Not sure why Brad Pitt is hated so much. Did anyone see him in "Burn After Reading"? He played a moron pretty well. Geez I hope he was acting... - corebare32

His ridiculous, overdone, trying-too-hard speech mannerisms make me want to kick him in the teeth until he can pronounce the letter "s" without whistling it on purpose. He must think that makes him sexy, so he does it all the time. Once you pick upon it it's just obvious and completely pulls you out of whatever you are watching with this buffoon in it. And he can't really act. He just does Matthew Mcconaughey ALL THE TIME. Incredibly annoying douchebag. He should limit himself to underwear commercials, he'd be spot on in those, because we wouldn't have to look at his dumbass face.

All right, all right, all right. Should have stopped with Dazed and Confused.

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12Ben Affleck

This is a highly intelligent creative pioneer. Absolutely love him

Don't know why this actor is so unpopular to many people. He's not a bad actor and he can play very diverse characters. Never saw a movie of him where he is acting badly ( there are some movies with him that are less good but that's not his fault ). Doesn't deserve all the bad comments and critics.

Clearly one of the best actors of our generation and then some. Besides acting, he has a stunning resume which includes writing directing and producing. Some are spoiled when they find success at such a young age. Not so for this phenomenon. He has no competition and can literally play just about any role. He is funny, endearing, tough, honest and no nonsense. I rest assured, whenever I go to a movie that features him I any capacity, that I will be entertained, intrigued and never, ever bored. So grateful for this multi talented performer.

Good actor, underrated really

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13Meryl StreepMary Louise "Meryl" Streep is an American actress. Cited in the media as the "best actress of her generation", Streep is particularly known for her versatility in her roles, transformation into the characters she plays, and her accent adaptation.

Most of the people in the top 10 are just bad actors, not overrated. Meryl Streep is a highly rated actress, despite the fact she can only do annoyingly over the top melodramatic. She has one facial expression and one acting preset, which can't really be classed as acting if she does the same thing all the time. There are much better actresses who get half the acclaim Streep does

Look, Meryl Streep maybe a good actress but she isn't the best actress of all time like most people say. She is extremely overrated and she only got 13 Oscar nods because most of them are landmark films. If a film is nominated for best picture the chances are some of the actors/actresses will get nominated because big film get noticed by the Academy. And the rest, after someone wins an Oscar the Academy follows their career making it a lot easier to get noticed, for example, Sean Penn was finally nominated for Dead Man Walking and got several of them till he won for Mystic River. Just because Streep puts on an accent in all her films, doesn't mean you should praise her as the greatest actress ever. Her movies with accents is just a smoke screen. Shes no better than anyone actress in Hollywood. She just gets offer huge roles. Besides she lost her first Oscar. She must not care that much about them

Streep is terribly overrated. She may have some talent but ruins many scenes shes in by over-dramatizing the role to no end. People complain about Shatner overacting, but I find her considerably more irritating. If you told her to pick up a pencil to write a store list, she would make it all about her, add dramatic pauses where they don't belong and try to misdirect the scene from other more important aspects of the situation. It has evolved to the point where I fast forward thru her parts so I don't have to listen or watch. There is a difference between "acting" and overindulging your ego to make the part something its not. The backlash I'm sure I'll receive for my opinion is what stops others from saying as much. I know many people in my extended group have ranked her the #1 overrated actress of all time. Not to mention she is very homely. Thank goodness she didn't make King Kong.

Being the best in accents and dialects doesn't make her necessary the best actress of all time. Overrated for her acting.

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14Leonardo DiCaprio

Same thing every movie, same expressions, same tone, same, same, same. So overrated. Looks only get you so far, unfortunately too far.

Overrated, really looks like he's trying too hard. The Gangs Of New York was overrated anyway but he made it worse with all the charisma of a digestive biscuit. And no chemistry with his leading lady.

Try closing your eyes and listening to his dialogue in Titanic. It is worse than a high school play. Truly overrated.

Talentless is giving him too much credit.

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15Nicholas Cage

Fabulous actor with passion and intelligence.

What an impressive resume. Absolutely the best there is.

He's known for his brilliance. He is exciting and convincing and passionate in each and every role.

Very good in lord of war!

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16Gillian AndersonGillian Leigh Anderson is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer.

She is the cure for insomnia. The reason she hasn't solidified the #1 position in granite here is beyond me. The X-files were rendered unwatchable with this talentless hack. I was glad that she went into relative obscurity for some time but was compelled to gripe when she started taking on a larger role in Hannibal.

The fact that she plays the same monotone character in every appearance would only lead to the conclusion that she is a real-life walking cadaver with zero personality, zero talent, and zero appeal.

She is always complaining about everything. Now she is blaming Hollywood about her wrong decisions about her now irrelevant and finished career.

Blame yourself idiot. Being so arrogant about American Film and T.V. industry and thinking that UK would save your career was so pathetic.

That is what happens when you bite the hand that feeds you.

She couldn't act her way out of a paper bag. Are you guys serious about this ridiculous praise.

I love her. Ooh she's gold.

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17Megan FoxMegan Denise Fox is an American actress and model. She began her acting career in 2001, with several minor television and film roles, and played a regular role on the Hope & Faith television sitcom.

Terrible actress. She's hot, sure, but that doesn't change the fact that her acting in the Transformers movies varies from cringe-worthy to just plain embarrassing.

I agree, Personally, being a teenage boy, I am not attracted to her in any way, she looks too much like a Barbie doll

There are only 3 words that describe her - stupid, ugly, and talentless. I'm a boy but I don't understand why people think she is hot.

Her fake baby voice kills me. Try watching Ninja Turtles and not feel like you're watching bad 70's porn your grandpa wouldn't watch. She used to be hot, but now she looks like a plastic surgery wreck neck up. So sad.

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18Jennifer AnistonJennifer Joanna Aniston is an American actress, producer, and businesswoman. The daughter of Greek actor John Aniston and American actress Nancy Dow, Aniston gained worldwide recognition for portraying Rachel Green on the popular television sitcom Friends, a role which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award, more.

I think what happened with Jennifer is that she had the greatest publicist of all time. For years, I have been trying to figure out why people say she is so gorgeous and talented. I thought that surely there is something wrong with me. No there is something wrong with everyone else. Jennifer is not pretty at all people! Nor is she a talented actress. She's only good for romantic comedies that flop. What a hack. - kekebaby06

One of the most overrated actresses in Hollywood. A very plain looking, boring character. For the life of me, I just don't understand why she gets so much publicity?

Half the actresses in Hollywood are more talented and certainly more
Beautiful then aniston... Lucky girl great publicist... Put one over
On Hollywood... Brad alluded to the fact that being married to her wasn't
What people thought it was... Imagine as boring as she is.

She's a community theatre mom- no vision no creativity

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19Sean PennSean Justin Penn is an American actor, filmmaker, and political activist. He has won two Academy Awards, for his roles in the mystery drama Mystic River and the biopic Milk.

Amazing intelligence informs all the roles he inhabits.

The very best there is. Totally underrated

Not overrated at all, in fact I don't think most great actor surveys put him high enough.

Awesome, passionate, solid.

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20Will Ferrell

I think he's hysterical, intelligent and wonderful. I love every movie I've ever seen him in.

Fabulous and hysterical comedian and actor who can sing as well

What an amazing comedic actor. Love him so much

Not very versatile in his comedy acting skills. Plays every comedy the same way. Whenever you are to see a movie that you didn't see yet with him as lead role, you can be sure that it will be the same acting as every movie you already saw with him. OK for two or three comedies seeing the way he plays but after a while it gets boring.

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