Most Overrated Actors/Actresses


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61Sarah Michelle GellarSarah Michelle Gellar is an American actress, producer and entrepreneur. After being spotted by an agent at the age of four in New York City, she made her acting debut in the made-for-TV movie An Invasion of Privacy.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is Buffy! How can anyone not love this woman! She's so sweet and a wonderful wife and mother, she's one of the few female actresses I can actually watch without cringing.

Sarah is perfect. - DecodeThis

An actress who seems to be good in some types of movies or in some types of scripts. Outstanding performances in " Harvard man" ( her best ), " Possesion " and " Veronica wants to die ". Other movies are unwatchable because of her bad acting skills. I think that she has to choose movies that really fits her because she's not the versatile actress that she believes she is. As a matter of fact, this is an actress who is difficult to Judge for her acting skills. The only sure thing about her is that she's really cute.

She was actually very good in the movie " Harvard man ". I'm not a fan of her acting, so I was really surprised. Why can't she act like that all the time?

Nope, just not good.

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62Chuck 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.

The man will never learn how to act EVER!

Did anybody really believe he was a great actor to begin with?

Go to acting class Chuck. Huge ego.

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63Tea Leoni

She can't act her way out of the paper bag plus she has zero personality...

Absolutely gorgeous looking. But I've never liked anything she's done. Annoying. Thank God she never became an A list actress.

Just watching Deep Impact and her rang is incredible. Same face for distress, happy, sad, concern. She makes Haden Christian look practically Oscar worthy

She has all the range and personality of a stick of wood.

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64Harrison FordHarrison Ford is an American actor and film producer. He gained worldwide fame for his starring roles as Han Solo in the original Star Wars epic space opera trilogy and the title character of the Indiana Jones film series.

Very good. I can list a dozen of his movies I absolutely love. He rarely does interviews and when he does he VERY sincere. He hates doing them too because he thinks most of Hollywood is bull. Love him.

Bit of a grump in real life but a man's man - a rarity these days. All male actors are vain though - so he's probably like the rest in that regard. Don't think he has a large acting range -pulls the same faces all the time but who cares. He's a one off. A national treasure. Kiss me Harrison.

He should have stop making movies in the mid nineties; everything since then has been an embarrassment.

Gritty engaging

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65Jennifer HudsonJennifer Kate Hudson is an American singer, actress and spokesperson. She rose to fame in 2004 as a finalist on the third season of American Idol, coming in seventh place.

Her commercials make me want to stick forks in my ears. Make her voice stop, or teach her better pronunciation.

Laugh out loud... I like 'Almost Famous' but HATE every other movie she has made. She's okay as an actress but never takes risks. So its hard to rate her.

No talent, acts more like a Jewish princess. Certainly not like her mother Goldie Hawn who is a fabulous comedic and dramatic actress!

Jennifer Hudson is not Goldie Hawn's daughter. Kate Hudson is.

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66MadonnaMadonna Louise Ciccone is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She influenced a lot of singers such as: Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Beyonce Knowles and Britney Spears . She is known as Queen of Pop and at modern pop culture specifically in 2012 "Madge" or MDNA . She has more.

I seriously believe that Madonna would have been the mother of all publicists. She can't sing (even though when I was a kid, I loved her first four albums), she can't act and yet has managed to stay in the spotlight. She knows how to promote herself and she actually looks better now than she did 30 years ago. The mother of reinvention but the worst "singer turned actress" ever... Yes even worse than Beyonce.

How did Madonna fail to make first on the list? No talent except for selling herself and over hyping everything she does. Someone needs to tell Grandma that she's too old to sell her bod.

I don't understand how someone in front of millions of people for YEARS at this point can still be so wooden in her interviews & when she tries to act. Why can't she relax & be more fluid & expressive? She's just a plank board. It's painful watching her try to act.

Talent. No. Ambition. In spades.

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67James FrancoJames Edward Franco is an American actor and filmmaker. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks.

Intense intelligent and the best

I'm losing interest in the acting career of this man...

I don't get it. He looks stoned all the time.

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68Justin Theroux

Cannot act, his worse role is Jen's boyfriend

69Jean-Claude Van DammeJean-Claude Camille Fran├žois Van Varenberg, professionally known as Jean-Claude Van Damme and abbreviated as JCVD, is a Belgian actor, martial artist, screenwriter, film producer, and director best known for his martial arts action films.

Van Damme is has made some of the best most legendary martial arts films of all time and Van Damme (no offense to Seagal) compared to Seagal is a better actor. He was meant for making great action/martial art movies and they are better than Seagal movies by far. If you can't appreciate movies like Bloodsport and Kickboxer then you have no business judging movies of that type. Keep in mind that martial arts is his primary skill and that goes for all martial artist gone actors. They have good enough acting and awesome athletic martial art abilities to showcase which is why they make great movies or their genre. You simply cannot compare them to actors like Kevin Spacey or Tom Hanks. It's unfair and not what they do. You have to respect them for what they do well.

I like him when he's in movies where he kicks ass. He's very well known for having sex with girls in his car. Haha. He's a Hollywood cliche.

Absolutely the worst ever... His movies are unwatchable. Love Seagal compared to this clown.

This is great actor

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70Robert Downey Jr.Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.

One of my favorite actors. See 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang'. Great movie.

Very egotistical. His father was a film director. Nepotism strikes again.

He think that he is a super hero.
He is not a perfect actor.

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71Selena GomezSelena Marie Gomez is an American actress and singer. She is best known for songs like "Come & Get It", "Good For You", "Same Old Love", and "Naturally". Selena Gomez's voice is mezzo-soprano but she usually sing in alto .

I'm not a fan of her singing, but I think she has a potential to become a good actress. She's still learning because she is very young and for that matter I believe it's too soon to Judge her acting capacities. Time will tell us if she's too overrated or not.

Miley Cyrus could learn from her.

I prefer her singing career more than her acting career.

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72Gwyneth Paltrow

The worst actress ever. Worse than Lindsey Lohan!

Great actress in terrific movies? Emma was one? Look for the " Emma " movie version with Kate Beckinsale ( Real British actress with no fake bad British accent like Gwyneth Paltrow and most of all, better looking and more talented than Gwyneth Paltrow! ). This movie alone proves already that Gwyneth Paltrow is too overrated when you see the Kate Beckinsale version.

A inside and outside ugly snob actress! Overrated in everything she does and overrated in everything she is! She's the typical " Lucky connected " Jewish fake person with an arrogant attitude towards others.

Great actress in some terrific movies. Emma was one. Country Strong another. Give her a break already

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73Mark WahlbergMark Robert Michael Wahlberg is an American actor, producer, businessman, and former model and rapper.

Good. I loved him in 'Boogie Nights'. I also loved him in 'The Departed'. 'The Fighter' wasn't bad. I think he's very smart. He produces a lot of stuff and succeeds at almost all of it. Very talented.

I can't think of a single movie I liked because of him, but can think of a few movies that were passable or even good movies where he didn't have a role that hinged on his abilities or that gave him proper support and role.
I also can't think of any movies that couldn't have replaced him with another actor and survived. I've watched far too many bad movies with him to not use his name as a warning sign when it has top billing.

Each film with him as a lead should have a disclaimer: Warning Marky Mark has likely ruined this film which was also likely green lit for all the wrong reasons with the top priority to take your money and sell you that since it made a lot of money it is a good film or that if it fails is not his fault.

For someone that has made so many big movies, he has managed to not have gotten more nominations for awards. I think Mark Wahlberg has had an amazingly successful career and life considering the sum total of his talents. However he did have a very strong physique that he honed to a sharp instrument after almost falling into a life of crime. If he really wanted to make himself look better, he should look for the couple of Asian men he maimed as a kid and give them a few million dollars for their injuries suffered...
I think his career was definitely helped by having a bit of good luck and being in the right places at the right time. After all he almost was on one of the flights that flew into the WTC Buildings on 9/11.

That whole family can't act.

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74Arnold SchwarzeneggerArnold Alois Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, former professional bodybuilder and former politician.

Best in his role of the Terminator. In other words, his best work is when he's portraying a cyborg; void of facial expression, emotions and any general characteristic traits...

I agree he's not a great actor but the accent thing? Think about it.. His first language was dramatically different from English... That's like having an American actor in a Japanese movie and criticizing them for not having an authentic Japanese accent...

Doesn't take seriously roles. Most of his movies are as an action star. He's the king of the one liner. I like him, but I don't see him as a true actor.

The one and only Terminator.

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75Marilyn Monroe

I can't believe she's not on the top ten. She should be number one. She can't act. Neither can Audrey Hepburn and most 50s fads. But with Marilyn it's not just the acting. Her looks and dare also way overrated. And I don't know what Paris Hilton's doing on this list. Why is she overrated? No one even likes her acting. And Kristen and Miley aren't really praised for their acting. They just have a lot of young fans. I agree Meryl Streep is "overrated", but not bad. And Marlon Brando, definitely overrated.

Nothing special actress with very little talent and mediocre looks. She was famous because she was a whore, because she had curves, and because she looked kinda cute with her pancake makeup, bleached out hair and fake nose. Not a good role model for girls or women at all. But then, most celebrities are extremely overrated and should not be glorified the way they are. Makes for a sick society.

I agree - Marilyn Monroe was all about teasing men and looking pretty and happy all the time - to attract more men! Even if they were already taken! She couldn't act! Too "breathy" all the time - too drunk and drugged out all the time. That's SPECIAL? And how much bleach do you really need? And was that mole even real? There are older pictures of her where there wasn't even a mole on her face. Who's idea was that? She should be the #1 OVERRATED Actress HANDS DOWN!

Pure garbage. She would have no accolades or praise had she lived and given us the chance to really assess her talentless overrated performances rather than the ridiculous way she was romanticized

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76Hugh JackmanHugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor, producer and musician. Jackman has won international recognition for his roles in major films, notably as superhero, period, and romance characters.

Beautiful brilliant and highly talented actor

Most of the times a good actor. But in very dramatic roles I think he needs to still improve his acting. I hope he does because otherwise he will never be a great actor to compete with the best.

Fabulous actor. Multi talented.

He was a good in Les Miserables, at least he can sing. (I'm talking to you, Russell Crowe)

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77Tobey Mcguire

Love him. What a talented authentic actor

Shouldn't be anywhere on this list. He is a wonderful and believable actor and convinces me in every single movie he's ever done. He's a true wonder.

So amazing and unique and eager to take on challenging roles. Always inspired by him

Where is he now?

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78Sandra BullockSandra Annette Bullock is an American actress and producer. She is one of Hollywood's highest-paid actresses, and is an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winner.

The female version of nick cage. Hollywood cookie cutter plastic.

Same with todays mainstream music, bunch of prefab, no talent, money grubbing, attention whoring crap with no soul.

I thank my parents everyday for bringing me into the world, long ago, when real music flowed like water and so called actors and actresses were real thespians.

So overrated. Always acting in the same manners. Maybe fair acting in comedies, but honestly,when you see three or four movies of that genre with her, you will get bored after that, just because she plays them all the same way. Conclusion : Overrated and not a great actress either.

She has no personality. A "girl next door" kinda actress should be charming but she isn't. She looks like the pretty girl in high school that just was pretty and who everyone secretly thought was boring as heck... - ChatonNoir

I think Sandra is a very entertaining actress. I enjoy most of the vehicles she chooses.

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79Jennifer Love Hewitt

I don't think that this very beautiful actress is overrated. She's very appreciated by many for her talent ( she's a good actress, she produces, she sings ) and that's hardly the same thing as to be overrated. A very adorable and down to earth actress in real life and she's certainly not just a pretty face with no talent or brains that's only be there to watching by.

Not overrated but underrated actress. Most people knows her from her popular movies and her T.V. shows but when you see her lesser-known work you will actually understand how talented she is. This adorable actress really don't deserve to be on this list. She's too talented for that!

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.

She is horrible as an actor. She played Audrey Hepburn what a joke - ChatonNoir

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80Kevin Costner

The same deadpan style in every film

Kevin Costner has some talent, but he's a very bad actor. He can play the sincere role, but he can't do much else. He also doesn't like to do any movie where he isn't the lead. Makes him kind of conceited in my book.

"Zzz, he's so boring on screen... Where are the old time greats! Give me William Holden, Humphrey Bogart, Greg Peck any day! "

Plays the same character in every movie

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