Most Overrated Actors/Actresses

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1Angelina Jolie

She doesn't even look like a woman anymore, she's so thin and her face is so bulbous. How she ever got an oscar is beyond me because she is utterly useless in front of a camera. She needs to go back to her cute, Benetton ad family, and stop trying to act. If she was in any other line of work and performed that badly, she'd be fired fairly damn fast.

Everything about Jolie is overrated: her acting "skills", her "parenting time"; her so-called charitable causes. Over half her films tanked at the box office, and the characters she inhabits in them are essentially the same: Angelina Jolie. UN ambassador? Jolie is merely one of several for one UN agency; the 39 other UN agencies employ hundreds of celebrities to advertise their causes. Her photo-ops with impoverished children are virtually bogus. And acquiring six kids in six years is no evidence of any maternal streak; some people collect baseball cards, Jolie collects kids, no doubt to serve as props for her photo-ops. When has she time for "mothering" them? Ask any working mother. As well as being vastly overrated, he woman is phony through and through. She never heard of the Kosovo war, Bosnia, Serbia, until recently? What planet was she on? Rhetorical question. It was what it still is: the World of Angelina Jolie.

Acting is staring seductively and pouting lips. If she has won an oscar there is no meaning for academy awards

So magnificent in so many ways. There's absolutely nothing this amazing actress can't do. I have always and will always love and adore her. She is so worth it.

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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 ...read 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!

Keep it purely professional. Her acting is like nails on... nothing. She makes no impact at all in her films other than to antagonize the audiences' sensibilities with the sheer mediocrity she brings to everything except twitching. The problem is her insecurity and rightly acknowledged self doubt. You can literally see her trying to work through her own lack of charisma and talent and instead of her under-dogs plight being endearing, it's painful and awkward to watch. Poor kid. If only she could reap roles steeped in uncertainty. She'd probably get an Oscar.

As it is she is placed in high profile movies with real talent ( nods to Charlize Theron) and is hidden amongst the colorful fiction and cultural relativity of her costars and generic, trend entrenched box-office-glare scripts. Her movies aren't substantial and when they try to be, you run into the aforementioned open- mouthed, confused huff, awkwardness that perhaps fit her career launching role as Bella swan, but grates ...more

Still a better love story than twilight..

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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?

Total dirtbag,

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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 ...read more.

Brad came to Hollywood for one reason and one reason only...to 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

I think Brad is good at acting. I don't think he should be on this list!

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5Tom 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).

Tom Cruise definitely deserves to be on this list, I agree. He is not the actor people make him out to be. However, he is still talented, and a pretty good actor. Ghost Protocol, Top Gun, and Jerry Springer were all exceptional movies, and he played completely different characters in each of those movies. If I could control this list he would be somewhere around 30 or 40. - MojoSpaederman

Tom can act. He used to take so many risks. I think he may be playing it too safe, but he has made some great movies.

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6Robert 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...

Bland but gorgeous!

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7Paris 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!

Of course, she is dumb, however as almost everybody agree on her lack of talent I would not consider she is overrated. - Toshin

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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.

I like him! He was great in Devils Advocate!

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9Ben 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.

Crybaby when he doesn't get his own way!

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10Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship.

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.

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

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.

Star Wars Padme

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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 ...read 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.

Are you kidding! Oozing charisma Matthew has his own way. He's getting better at his craft.

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12Leonardo 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.

His winning an Oscar for Revenant is proof that the committee can be lobbied and bought off. Terrible movie.

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13Nicholas 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.

Let's be very honest here, he HAS made some terrible films where he has not even bothered to try to act.

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14Meryl 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.

To say she's he most Oscar nominated actress kills me. Seriously, she could fart and get a nomination.

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15Scarlett 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.

Looking sharp

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16Will 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

What do you mean? He's the best!

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17David Caruso

Oh my god people are so harsh to judge other actors before you write something on this page first take a look at your self it is not nice to belittle people and that of actors who make more money than you and I any ways getting back to David Caruso he was awesome in Jade what a great detective he made and his acting was flawless in every way. And.C.S.I. Miami. He loves the camera in a different way to portray a good cop and has a lot of meaning behind it. Thanks. For everything David. Keep up the good work

What would he do without sunglasses?

Caruso is genuinely talented... in a single type of role. Well a single role actually. That's quite limiting but still better than many hacks on this list.

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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, ...read 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 closer to a dog than a babe

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19Gillian 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.

Dreadful, no one more monotonous... How did she ever get work?

I think she's totally watchable! The Fall was brilliant!

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20Katie Holmes

Lovely and very authentic actress. Wonderful to watch.

Such an exciting and challenge seeking actress and human being. Love her so much

She's such an amazing and wonderful actress that never fails to deliver

She's not overrated by any means. Irrelevant might be the adjective you're looking for.

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