Most Overrated Actors and Actresses

Can't figure out what all the hype is with a particular actor? Put 'em on the list.
The Top Ten
1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. She has received an Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and three Golden Globe Awards. She has also been cited as Hollywood's highest-paid actress. more.

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.

! She is by far and without a doubt a stunning actress who has multiple skills and talents and is a fabulous humanitarian. She is so beyond wonderful and amazing and I am so riveted whenever I have the pleasure of watching her on the screen. She is brilliant in all areas of her life and when she had preemptive surgery performed to ensure that she'd be around for a long time to provide for and take care of all of her children...she wrote an intelligent and well informed article citing the reasons for her choices and acknowledging that it may not be everyone else's choice She is one of the few who are not shallow or preoccupied with herself. What a contribution she makes in every way. Thank you wonderful and amazing...Angelina Jolie.

She's just popular because of her adopted bunch of kids and her " pretty boy " Brad Pitt. It seems that most of the people likes her for her private life rather than her real acting capacities. The truth about her acting however is that she can't act but because of her popularity most of the people seems to forgive her bad acting ( or won't admit it ). This is actress is so overrated for her acting but also for her so-called beauty. I think that she belongs rightfully on this list and her number one rank is certainly deserved.

I agree that Angelina Jolie can't act - watching a movie right now with her in it (Taking Lives), and she is horrible.
But please let me add here that it seems almost every comment on this page is by people who cannot construct a sentence or spell. My advice to you is to stop watching movies and start reading books, or go to school and learn how to write a sentence.

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

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?

I keep trying to watch her movies without bias. Due to her overwhelming media presence, I constantly think that it's just me who can't see her star qualities. My mom wanted to watch Boy Next Door on Pay-Per-View because she liked the trailer, without even knowing who J-Lo was. So we watched and I again tried to be pleasantly surprised by her acting. During the movie, my Mom agreed that the actress was doing just that: Acting. Nothing geniunely conveyed or portrayed, nothing believably experienced... Just "acted". Like in a schoolplay. Like when you try to laugh at something, that's not funny. Fake. When it was over, my mom looked at me and said: "What a stupid movie! " That's what I think about all her movies and sadly, new releases can't seem to change that.

Jennifer Lopez isn't talented on any level. Her music sucks. Her acting sucks. The people that like her just think she's pretty. She's not even that pretty. I think MOST of us would be as attractive as Jennifer Lopez if we were as wealthy and could afford personal trainers, personal chefs, and afforded all the time in the world to focus on nothing but being attractive. She can sing a little, but her voice is nothing amazing. The ability to carry a tune isn't "talent".

It continues to amaze me that someone with no talent makes so much money and is a judge on a "talent" show. The only reason she has a signing career is because they can make her sound good in the studio. She has proven time and again that she CANNOT sing live (go back last year, American Idol, the debut of her song with Pit Bull). If you look up the definition of Overrated in the dictonary, there is a picture of her. I agree 200%.

3 Kristen Stewart Kristen 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.

Terrible actress. Absolutely ruined the vampire movies. They weren't great to begin with but she really put the nail in the coffin for me.

I am a huge fan of science fiction and in particular vampire movies. My wife also really enjoys the same thing. The entire series of Twilight was horrible for me because of this one actress. She does not provide believability in her role. She is depressing to watch but it is not acting. She seems to be depressing in all things. A good actor has the ability to be different than they are in real life. The role needs to dictate the mood and needs to transcend. The role needs to bring the viewer into the scene. Her acting makes me want to leave the theatre or turn off the television.

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 in ...more

I really like Kristen Stewart. She is still young and and working on her acting craft. I think she has proven she is a box office star with trilight and was able to transition from a young child actor ( movie with Jody foster) and in the process continued her success instead of ending up by that loser Lindsay Lohan. Why can't we giver her positive credit instead of trying to tear her down. I also think it's hypocritical to give her such a hard time with the affair with R. Sanders. If it was a man - they wouldn't a big deal about it. Give the girl the space and breathe she has earned with her worth ethic and career.

4 Ben Affleck Benjamin Geza Affleck-Boldt is an American actor and filmmaker. His accolades include two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two BAFTA Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.

It's hard to be "overrated" when you aren't rated very highly to begin with, but somehow Ben manages it. Maybe because he's Matt Damon's BFF and wrote and acted in a pretty decent movie to kick off his career, and while he's not terrible behind the camera, he's been nothing but a block of wood in front of it ever since. Maybe if he'd have been honest with himself he could have carved out a career as a sidekick or something, but he's too milquetoast to be a leading man. Not charismatic at all, but has been in romcoms. Not believable as a tough guy, so casts himself as BATMAN. Not a good dramatic actor, so keeps one studious looking face on every time his character is supposed to be listening or thinking. I just don't know how guys like this slip past and get starring roles in (bad) films when there are so many actual good actors out there who just need one break to be recognized. Looks > talent far too often in Hollywood. Just like many other parts of life.

Looking at these comments I am convinced that Ben Affleck has found this site himself and informed Matt Damon, Jimmy Kimmel and a few of his other friends to get on here and say good things about him and his "acting skills". Truth be told, Ben Affleck sucks. Yes he was good in Argo, Town, and maybe even Gone Girl but only in that because he had to play a big, dumb, clueless, idiot which is a role he is fit for. Yet Hollywood keeps casting his soft ass to play these harder, tougher characters like Batman. Which I'm sure he will suck at because well...if he couldn't cut it as Daredevil, how the hell is he going to cut it as Batman? I'll never understand how he keeps getting cast. He seems more like a manager or supervisor at a Home Depot than a actor.

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.

How is this guy under Brad Pitt. Matt Damon is a 100 times better then his best friend here. I have not seen a single movie that is good where he is the main character. As a matter of fact Good Will Hunting was decent but not because of him and smoking aces because he died quick. Only two movies with him it that are bearable to watch and he's not the lead in either. He should be number two on this list behind Kristen Stewart

5 Emma Watson Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson is a British actress, model, and activist. Born in Paris and brought up in Oxfordshire, Watson attended the Dragon School as a child and trained as an actress at the Oxford branch of Stagecoach Theatre Arts.

Why TF are all you hating on all these actresses Emma Watson is one of the most talented actresses ever and her portrayal of Hermione is insanely accurate. So stuff all of you

My child and I regularly burst out laughing while watching the Harry Potter movies simply because of her intensely bad acting. We ended up barely able to watch them anymore because of her. And since, I sometimes see these "star" photographs of her, with comments about her being the epitome of beauty etc. - that's another howler... She is one of the most profoundly ordinary looking girls I have ever seen, there is nothing spectacular or remarkable about her looks at all... So weird...

Watson is just a terrible actress. She literally puts no effort when it comes to acting. She was the worst actor in the Harry Potter movies.

Don't get it. How did she come so far. I will never understand why she was cast in Beauty and the Beast among some more talented singers. Hate all of the new live action Disney movies but that one takes the cake as the worst because Watson is so dreadfully boring in it.

6 Brad Pitt William 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.

It's not that Brad Pitt is a bad actor, but he is an okayish actor. Brad Pitt used to be good, but now he's ok at best. Brad Pitt simply isn't believeable. While he has some commendable performances, he's just ok. No matter what, Brad Pitt's acting is predictable. I always know it's him. He simply doesn't hold a candle to great actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender, Jake Gylenhaal, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Matthew McConahughey, etc.

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.

I'm not going to lie, Brad has starred in some pretty good films (7, Fight Club, Benjamin Button) and yes, his performances were commendable and seasoned. But the reason I am voting for him is because I can never find myself sympathizing or relating to any of the characters in the movies he stars in. While I do enjoy the films, I never find myself particularly moved or impressed by the characters he portrays. He always plays the "cool, kickass" guy and has never accepted a substantially risky role, as in more in the light of a person with real, mortal problems like most of the people in this damn world. He continually portrays the common, run-of-the-mill, good guy, superman type hunk that fights to get his way, has a deep underlying issue that only seems to make him more superhero-like, and in the end, only seems to serve as a reminder that nobody will ever be as awesome and badass as he. Yawn* He also has a tendency to play the walking enigma; he is the mysterious, composed handsome ...more

Brad Pitt was a great actor until he hooked up with with Angelina Jolie and and cheated on his wife, whilst they parade around with their adopted and biological kids like accessories. The fact that these two have so many kids in such a short period of time, tells you that they do not know much about parenthood and children do get older and move on with their lives and probably away from them. That being said Brad's older movies and his acting were awesome, he's lost his mojo, and we know why.

7 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman is an actress, film producer and film director with dual American and Israeli citizenship. Portman is best known for her roles as Padmé Amidala in the Star Wars prequel trilogy and Nina Sayers in Black Swan. She won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Screen Actors Guild Award, more.

Overrated in acting? Definitely YES. Gets way too much hype over nothing spectacular. Overrated in looks? Haven't heard people say she was pretty. In fact, I have heard opposite. I don't find her pretty at all. Looks very average. Take away the makeup and glamour of fame, she would not even be considered pretty in real life. Bland face like her acting ability. Horrible body. I suppose those who would find her attractive are probably Star Wars fanboys, where her 'looks' were emphasized with a lot of makeup and considering she was the only main female, it gave the audience something to look at. As usual, many female actors appealing to vastly male audiences do get praised on their looks as they are the only lead in a male dominated movie thus, just by being female, you would be automatically attractive and be overly hyped, even when you're not, which NP perfectly represents.

She was amazing in Star Wars 2, but her other movies, including Star Wars 3 were terrible. She was honestly so shocking in Star Wars 2, she portrayed Padme beautifully, as a strong-willed, selfless and brave young woman. Her performance was terrific, at that time, I thought Natalie was perfection, since she was beautiful, a great actress and also attending Harvard. But the third movie was terrible, Padme was annoying, selfish, childish, weak-willed and so dull and boring. She could've potrayed her as a stronger and more outstanding character but she didn't. Such a shame, she's so attractive.

She can't act, she doesn't have soul and she's boring to watch and super annoying. Even in a T.V. commercial she sucks (Miss Dior & ultra rouge Dior)! Maybe Angie can't act but at least she's gorgeous while Natalie is just above average looking. I've just watch Netflix Annihilation, the way she moves her body and hold a rifle' you can not give her any credibility. I'm a Star Wars fan, and no need to remain anyone of her poor performance, George Lucas should have replace her after the first movie, same in Thor, good thing they got rid of her character.

Overrated in looks, as well as talent. Don't get me wrong, she's not ugly, just 'meh'. There is nothing about her that stands out. Her body is like a piece of string--nothing on the top or bottom. Sure, she has fine bone structure and a pretty face, but if it weren't for her facial moles, she could easily be mistaken for any brunette teenager with fine bone structure.

Her acting is worse than 'meh'. Not just SW, which NP fans seem to have decreed 'off limits' when it comes to talking about her inability to emote (I seem to recall other actors were able to do their jobs in the prequels). I can't believe she's going to ruin Macbeth.

8 Jennifer Aniston Jennifer 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.

Watching The Morning Show and I never realized how stale she is. She brings the same mouth/lip quiver to all her characters and all I see is her in them. I never see the characters.

Agreed, not a good actress, and has the best publicist in Hollywood. She can't do any dramas, no accents ever, at 46 you would think she could do an accent or speak another language. In listening to to interviews she shudders and don't complete her sentences. On Ellen she do the repeat after me scene, and talking about birds...Ellen told her to ask the guy they were joking with, do you like finches, you know common birds, and Jennifer ask do you like fishes. She's not the smartest woman. One last think her Aveeno commercials, you can tell that she's been practicing the word results. "Aveeno simply beautiful results" sounds so stupid. Hollywood is run by actors these days so if you have your own production company, you pretty much have the movie in the bag. Hopefully the academy will same true to given Oscars to people truly talented.

The best way to evaluate Jennifer Aniston is to use the metaphor of a box of crayons. A bare-bones box will offer maybe six crude oversized colors. At the other end is the deluxe 64-color model (with the built-in sharpener in the back;) Anthony Hopkins would be the latter, and Jennifer Aniston the crappy "only six colors" box.

Her dramatic range is extremely limited, and what few hits she has been party to have been other actor's vehicles. Her part in "Bruce Almighty" could have been played by *anyone*. No doubt she has an excellent publicist, and she is a very ambitious woman considering her limited skills as an actress. But she is past her sell date, and will be out in the next few years.

She is easily the most overpaid actress in Hollywood given how her films typically perform, yet this may be the key to why we all see so much of her...thanks to a bazillion magazine covers she is a *known* commodity, which means she is *someone* in exactly the same sense a "Magic ...more

I don't know why people - who don't even KNOW ANY of these people - but, in particular Ms. Aniston are so vicious - about her appearance!

Listen; if anyone were to say, 'well you've made snarky comments all over about people,' I'd sa, YES, but, this is about their ACTING skills (or not), NOT about a person's appearance.

Other than things like that Hilton (who in NO WAY should be on ANY list), I really stick my bitterness at a person's acting chops.

As for Ms. Aniston, I don't know if anyone here has seen it, but, I LOVE Office Space, by Mike Judge. IF yo haven't seen it, and want to see a really good, underrated comedy, than see this.

Office Space is a terrific example of something sadly, very rare being made; a good funny comedy, which (whilst I'm certain the suits in the studios) would've loved much bigger box office numbers, has developed quite a good pull through streaming, and cable, etc.

It's an ensemble piece, and Ms. Aniston is in it, and ...more

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

She can't act at all! I don't know how she even got into the "House of Wax." It wasn't for her rich Grandfather last name and he attractive looks. She wouldn't have gotten a reality t.v. program with Nicole Richie, if it wasn't for her last name or their last names.

She's rich but she is not pretty and she is not talented, I am not rich, pretty or talented, if I could choose one to be, I would choose rich; She's doing great even if she can not act, cause money can not buy everything including talent, 1 out of 3 isn't bad.

Paris Hilton is not an actress. If the title "dull blonde bimbo" should be applied to anyone, it's Paris Hilton, a.k.a. Disaster Area. Miss
Hilton can't act in the movies, or in polite society,
which must really piss off her parents. If there is
one celebrity who needs to be neutered, it is Paris

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.

10 Adam Sandler Adam Richard Sandler is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. After becoming a Saturday Night Live cast member, Sandler went on to star in many Hollywood feature films that combined have grossed over $2 billion at the box office.

Punch Drunk Love was incredible, and that's it for ol' Sandler here. And let's all admit that his performance in Punch Drunk Love was all strong writing and direction. If it weren't for low-brow middle-school boys growing up in the late 80s this man would have zero career. There are no words for how untalented he is. I have avoided his movies at all cost, even leaving friend's homes to do ANYthing but watch a single frame of Adam Sandler's obnoxious way of doing just about everything.

I vote because I want to say something about him not because I think he is overrated. To me, he is an extremely amazingly talented human being, who was naturally talented but somehow just have bad choices in roles "lately". If he is ever gonna take on roles like Reign over me, Punch Drunk Love and let's not forget Big Daddy, 50 first dates,... I think I'm just gonna fall in love with his acting all over again. Many said that he is "over his time" but that doesn't mean he is "over his talents' I know he'll be back. You can say all you want haters but the sensation when I watch his GOOD movies (like I mentioned above) will NEVER fade away.

Adam sandler doesn't deserve to be on this list he deserves to be on a list of the greatest actors of all time. I do agree that his movies have gone down but he will be back and he will make movies that will blow you away. Also how do some of you not like him he is absolutely hilarious. some of his movies like billy Madison and the waterboy are hilarious but they take It to far in some parts. personaly I prefer the movies were he makes jokes instead of making voices that sound weird. the point is adam sandler is one of the best actors ever and does not deserve to be on this list... and neither does ice cube... and will ferrel. come on, he is also one of the best actors.

This guy is such a professional entertainer. He also uses same actors in multiple movies which makes me assume he is surrounded by friends in this typically back stabbing business. I actually knew someone who's brother was close friends with him and said he was genuine, sincere and a great friend.

The Newcomers

? Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.
? Emma Roberts Emma Rose Roberts is an American actress and singer. After small roles in films such as Blow, she rose to prominence with her role as Addie Singer in the Nickelodeon television series Unfabulous, for which she was nominated for a Teen Choice Award and six Young Artist Awards.
The Contenders
11 Robert Pattinson Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is an English actor, producer, model, and musician. He started his film career by playing Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, a 2005 fantasy film.

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

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...

You all realize that twilight was not the only movie he was in right? Robert Pattinson was also cast a Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter movies too. He is all around an ok actor I think. He definitely shouldn't be number 7 on this list though more like 14 or 15

How the Hell Robert Pattinson became an actor baffles me. Having seen the
DVD of Twilight: New Moon, I was extremely disappointed. His acting was so
wooden, he reminded me of another wooden actor: Michael Rennie. The sooner Pattinson leaves, the better!

12 Megan Fox Megan 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.

Another horribly talentless, surgically-enhanced embarrassment skirting by on her looks. Seriously Hollywood, if you have to make every female starring role some kind of cookie-cutter Femme-bot at least find one that can act. I like babes as much as the next guy, but I can't stand watching her. Shame... Transformers could have been so epic :(

Never understood her fame to begin with. Sure, I may be a girl, but since I'm a girl having many guy and lesbian friends I can see other women as attractive and Megan Fox isn't that attractive... SO many others that are 1) better looking 2) can act.

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.

Honestly I think she is very underrated. No one actually takes her seriously as an actress. Everyone just thinks she's that hot chick from transformers. And just because an actor is in bad movies doesn't mean that they are bad at acting. "@Michael Bay"

13 Nicolas Cage Nicolas Kim Coppola, known professionally as Nicolas Cage, is an American actor and producer. He is well known for his roles in Raising Arizona, Moonstruck, Vampire's Kiss, Wild at Heart, Honeymoon in Vegas, Red Rock West, Leaving Las Vegas, The Rock, Con Air, Face/Off, City of Angels, 8MM, Bringing more.

Nicholas Cage should find a cage far away from Hollywood and lock himself in it. This man has absolutely zero talent. HIs expressions get worse as he ages. And by expressions I mean expression. Because this man has absolutely no emotion or range in his acting abilities. You'd think he had plastic surgery, but he hasn't. He just sucks at showing any sort of emotion and therefore sucks at his only job acting. I hope directors put him on a blacklist of actors not to cast to save us all the trouble of seeing his face on screen ever again. Talentless. Emotionless. And hopefully soon jobless.

How can anyone say he is a good actor? Some people are picked to play the same characters-like Michael caine. No matter his role he is always the "hi my name is nicolas cage and I'm here to do this job. " In a half hearted expression. And the fact is proven when all of these crappy movies throw all kinds of money at him because they know any good actor would laugh at the thought of playing in his crap. Except national treasure.

Not a bad actor per se, his body of work has eroded so much that he's turned into a joke. Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass and The Weather Man are good movies but there's more of these crummy straight-to-on-demand movies being made all the time. His infamous shopping sprees, bad investments and tax problems all probably contribute to his filmography decline.

He is incapable of being anyone but himself in any movie role. Same persona, just change the title. Real actors "become" the person they are playing. I'm still scratching my head trying to reconcile the fact that Cage received an Oscar for best actor -- and Peter O'Toole (with 7 nominations) never did.

14 Jessica Alba Jessica Marie Alba is an American actress, model and businesswoman. She has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and a Golden Globe nomination for her lead role in the television series Dark Angel.

I don't think that Jessica Alba is a bad actress like the media are trying to tell us ( once they spread the word it's like suddenly everybody agrees ). She was awesome good in the T.V. series " Dark angel " but after that people noticed her just for her good looks ( and don't tell me that she's ugly ) and not for her acting skills anymore. She didn't get many chances to play descent movies after that. Now and then there's a good movie and when that happens she gives very good performances. I think she's rather underrated for her acting. People seems only to put her down because it's becoming almost normal after all the media " lies " to do so. The truth is that she's not a bad actress, but one who deserves better roles.

Never had to turn off a movie of her because it was too awful to see her acting. It's the opposite. Whenever I see her in a movie I'm delighted to see her play. She's captivating, magnetic and she has a lot of " on-screen " charisma. She is not that bad as an actress. Besides, she's very humble about her acting skills. She knows that she has some limitations and is not afraid to tell or Judge herself for that. She don't brag about her acting skills like some other really overrated actresses who thinks that they are the best. She's very adorable with her fans also, so, I can't believe that some people really hate or dislike her.

I don't think that Jessica Alba is overrated for her acting. The opposite is more likely. This actress has proven that she can act in every possible genre of movie. She's good in comedies, drama, action, rom-coms...
Never saw a movie of her where she's giving a bad performance. Everybody who says that this statement isn't true has poor judgement capacities for seeing true talent. If she was a bad actress she would never made it in the movie industry. Very beautiful, very talented and really doesn't belong in this list if you ask me. I know that everybody is entitled to express their opinions but to put her on # 19 is exagerated. There are by far more overrated talentless actresses ranked lower that deserve to move up above her.

The Eye was the worst movie I have seen in a long while. She never seems to have a true main objective while she is portraying any of her characters and her line delivery is just atrocious. Her tactics are all over the place with bipolar emotions and blank stares with her huge eyes. Biting/licking your lips is not a feeling or an emotion, even though she seems to think so! Show it with your acting, not your pout!

15 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio (born November 11, 1974) is an American actor and film producer. DiCaprio began his career by appearing in television commercials in the late 1980s.

Full of himself. He used to look like a twelve-year old, and now he has a horrible pedophile 'stache.
Worst movies:
Trivialized the deaths of hundreds while focusing on laughably shallow characters. DiCaprio's performance belongs on the Disney Channel.
Romeo and Juliet:
Besides being directed by Baz Luhrman, who ruins everything he breathes on, it starred DiCaprio as Romeo. I will admit he stayed true to the original character--but the original character is shallow, self-centered, lust-driven, and shortsighted. Also the actress for Juliet was HEUUUGHH.
Wolf of Wall Street:
I don't know why they didn't just go all the way and make this a porno. It's clearly targeted towards that kind of audience.

Is he really ranked above Nicholas Cage right now? And in Titanic his character is supposed to speak that way. He shouldn't be screaming or whispering to Rose the whole time. This guy in The Departed, Wolf of Wall Street, Gangs of New York, Blood Diamond, and The Aviator he is an amazing actor who uses awesome accents. Especially in Blood Diamond with the African accent. Great Actor who is not overrated.

You say he plays the same character. in what's eating gilbert grapes was his role similar to the role he played in the aviator or in the wolf of wall street or blood diamond or even in django unchained his scenes were far better than Christoph waltz's and could have easily had an oscar nod for that role. If you don't like the dude say it but don't downplay his acting. he was handpicked by Robert De Niro out of 400 young actors to play the lead role in This Boy's Life. are you guys saying bobby can't see skill. the only movie I've seen leo get outclassed in in Gangs of New York by a master of his craft, Daniel day-lewis

It seems like he tries hard and people really want believe he is a brilliant actor but truth be told he is decent at his best. Most of the time he comes as boring, shallow, and even a little condescending. He's a little like George Clooney without the charisma. He's moved past the teen idol phase and is now just like a hold out for roles that get him award nods.

16 George Clooney George Timothy Clooney is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has received three Golden Globe Awards for his work as an actor and two Academy Awards, one for acting and the other for producing.

In every one of his films, he doesn't even give enough effort to put in me in the suspense of disbelief. Why? Because all of the characters he play as (especially Ocean's 11, 12, 13) is always that cocky rich bachelor that really annoys the living day-lights out of me.
Not to mention his role as Batman (in Batman & Robin) still remains that cocky bachelor that I despise and how the heck did he still have an acting career after that pile garbage. None of his movies ever entertained me, but rather aggravates me. There are SO many actors out there busting their ass to get in the movie industry and it insults me to see that Clooney doesn't even try in ANY of his movies.

This maggot seems to only be famous, but for no real achievements, and has really no breakthrough in any of his leading roles. What's so great about him? Certainly he is NOT what I'd note as an "A-listed" actor. Can't by any standards compare w/ real talent E.G. Al Pacino (in Godfather films and/or Scent of a Woman etc. ), Will Smith for the numerous kinds of roles he's been in E.G. in Hitch, or The Pursuit of Happyness, or Leo Dicaprio for many movies including Catch Me if You Can, or The Departed which are hands down, good movies? What, this Clooney douchebag is "good -looking? What a joke cause the ladies noting this must be kinda blind. Hollywood is certainly lacking significant talent like perhaps another Marlon Brando type person to push this bozo out of film industry.

George Clooney is the worst Actor on planet and also doesn't seem to think we live in a contry where free speech exist. Perhaps he would be happier in a condo in downtown Moscow. Steve Wynn was right about him and his Presidential fixation. Apart from that he is a horrible actor how did he even become famous like his is - it is the greatest fraud or con performed on the American people as far as actors go. He needs to go back and disappear into one or 2 of the sitcoms he came from (ER and Roseanne). Yes - check it out urself if you don't blieve it -. And he probably never would thank her for giving him a job. Just a rotten tomato actor all the time.

He would love for people to think he's connected to the CIA. The truth is he is heavily linked to Jews and the Jews who are actively working to pull Christianity up from the root. But remember. Everyone is jacked up-like goose stepping mimics. And second rates are pushing other second rates. When he's given intelligent sentences in a script, his eyes glass over and he becomes visibly disconnected from the words.

17 Tom Cruise Thomas Cruise Mapother IV is an American actor and producer. He has received various accolades for his work, including three Golden Globe Awards and three nominations for Academy Awards. He is one of the highest-paid actors in the world.

Well Tom Cruise may be a Scientoligist, but he ain't bad. At least he ain't monotone like Ben Affleck or is talentless like Adam Sandler. Cruise can do thriller, drama, comedy, horror, action, romance, etc. very well. It's just that he got stuck by the action films.

Scientologist. I could say a lot more, but that puts me off an actor almost as fast as if they're a sex offender. I don't want to watch this guy anymore than I want to watch Kevin Spacey in K-Pax again. Whatever acting ability is there doesn't matter. But for the record he was very overrated when he was a big draw at the box office.

He such an arrogant person. I almost lost my cookies when I saw walking through the hanger of the aircraft carrier the U.S.S. Ranger CV-61 in 1982, with Val Kelmer and the rest of the "Top Gun" crew. Besides, he is a very controlling person and out of touch with reality. He only stands five feet five inches tall. I even had to pat him on the back in the shooting of "Top Gun" when he splash 5 planes for the movie right after he landed on the Ranger. The F-14 squadron had to put blocks on the peddles inside the F-14, so he could reach the peddles. He has the same personality in every movie he has made. Lets face it, he can't act! All of his wife's left him for pushing his cult faith down the throats, being too arrogant and supper controlling!

He joins Kevin Costner and Keanu Reeves as guys that are well paid, very busy, and thin on talent. it seems as if they play themselves in every role with little difference in the way they approach each role. I suspect that those promoting him have sufficient clout in Hollywood to keep Cruise staring in forgettable film after film. I suppose in 2047 "Mission Impossible 199" will be over-hyped, promoted every 30 seconds on T.V., Radio, On-Line, and what other forms of communication are available.mid-century. Can 85 year old Cruise keep carrying the water? Cruise cannot complain about the width of the ad buys and money spend by the studio on his films. The efforts don't make up for his uninspired acting and repetitive storylines.
Yes, he is short, his height reminds me of a great actor James Mason who at 5'4" presented a big challenge to appear to be taller that his love interest and average height to the other players. At 5'6" we also have Vladimir Putin, he's shorter than Angela ...more

18 Will Ferrell John William "Will" Ferrell is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He first established himself in the mid-1990s as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live.

Plays the same character in a different situation every single movie. He gets lucky and has good writers, so a lot of his movies are really funny and very quotable (Anchorman is a good example) however his acting gets boring and repetitive. I find myself quoting him and then forgetting what movie it actually came from all too often.

I agree that he is a bad actor for the most part. He is a decent comedian when a flick is well paced and scripted, but only when he has a good supporting cast which often reflects more on them in that case in my opinion. I have to say I do like quite a few of his movies, but a lot of the ones that depend on him to carry it are unwatchable for me.

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.

The guy's movie career is entirely based on shouting a lot. Aside from playing George Bush, he doesn't really have a lot going for him. I'm sure he's a nice guy, but I don't really want to spend 90 minutes watching him yell statements that no one would ever see the need to yell and act like a moron.

19 Matthew Mcconaughey Matthew 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.

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.

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...

Honestly he's not totally bad. I was watching Interstellar a few weeks ago, and I had the same feeling I always get with him. He starts off terribly, just god awful, but then he warms up and he gets better during the second half of almost all his movies. He should consider just coming in for the last 1/2 hour of the rest of his movies from now on.

The thing about most actors - esp. Those (laughable ones of) today, is they really do NOT have much, if ANY talent, whatsoever, but, are hired STRICTLY for their appearance.

Way too many young people want to be 'famous,' they want to be an 'actor,' and once upon a time, people who were in films COULD act. As several mentioned here, in so many words, the actor (fill-in-any-name) is hired to be themselves, and most of these wooden planks ARE interesting - on a personal level, and have as much depth as a piece of paper lying on a table - almost NONE.

I do work in this business (and I really can't give my name out - don't wanna bite the hand which feeds me. I'm not that crazy ;>), and I HAVE seen it change - disastrously, an other than drawing my money form it, I stay away, and don't see ANY of this .

Yeah - I do know (professionally) many of these people, and it's even scarier in real life, how utterly shallow, how utterly unprepared they are - professionally, as ...more

20 Scarlett Johansson Scarlett Johansson (born November 22, 1984) is an American actress, model, and singer. She made her film debut in North. more.

Her promoters bill her as "one of the most beautiful women in the world," but that is such an incredible stretch that it makes me want to throw up. There's nothing special about her at all. In fact, if you go to any high school with more than 50 students (I.E. boys and girls), you could probably find 12 girls who are much prettier than her. In other words she's about as plain and average as a mud wall. The only thing that she's got going for her at all is a lot of money to spend on $1,000 Hollywood beauty parlor appointments and $1,000 a visit personal trainers. Oh, there is one other thing that she's really got going for her; she's Jewish, which helps tremendously in Hollywood.

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.

She is definitely NOT HOT guys. Her eyes are far apart, her lips are just thick but absolutely has no shape to it. She's thick, short and she's fat. Dear Hollywood, please stop giving her the "it girl" roles, she is destroying the standards of beauty and real pretty girls are being under appreciated. Every time I see her on screen, I feel like I'm looking at a tree stump with makeup and a blonde wig.

It doesn't seem like there is a lot going on in her head for each role I've seen her take. She has become one dimensional eye candy and unfortunately the public is catching on the the fact that she has no dramatic depth. We bought a Zoo was the last straw for me. It was also very poorly put together/ directed which is heartbreaking to see Matt Damon in such a cheesy sell out kids flick.

21 Johnny Depp John Christopher "Johnny" Depp II (born June 9, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and musician. He has won the Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Actor. more.

Got lost in the rum playing Captain Jack and never returned to reality. Actually he has pretty much always over-acted. Was good in Gilbert Grape… Chocolat maybe. Other than that he just plays comic book characters in live action films.

Now, I wouldn't say that Johnny Depp is a bad actor, as I believe that he has talent, but many of his roles are the same.
It seems that many girls/women love him because they consider him attractive, which could be one of the reasons for his fame (but I'm an idiot anyways, so don't quote me on that). The only movie starring Johnny Depp that I really liked was Edward Scisserhands.

He had a good start, but he has since become a parody of himself. He's extremely overrated. It's like every movie he's in nowadays is just an excuse for him to wear a lot of makeup and reprise his weirdo guy character. The fact that he was even nominated for best actor in Pirates of the Caribbean, is pretty much a travesty.

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.

22 Charlize Theron Charlize Theron is a South African and American actress and film producer. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and the Silver Bear for Best Actress.

Good. Probably the hottest female actress on the planet. Love her most of her movies. My favorite movie of her's is 'The Cider House Rules'. She does take risks. She was good in 'Monster' and deserved her Oscar win. Very talented and also very smart. She recently admitted to breaking up with a guy solely because the only reason why she was with him was because she found him attractive. Very honest and sincere. Like her a lot.

Absolutely overrated. Far from the worst actress, but she's wooden and unconvincing in most of her work. Her "acting" frequently feels more like striking a pose in an outfit than actually being in the moment. You might describe her as one of the best of the "models turned actress", which is hardly a compliment.

One of the worst actresses. Have you seen the Devil's Advocate? She ruined the movie, just ruined it. She seems like a very difficult person too and anyone would look nice with all that makeup and airbrushing.

Can't stand her in Prometheus. Way over-the-top! She's like a dummy that can speak English.

23 Sean Penn Sean 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.

Never understood the hype surrounding this guy. The only good performance he ever gave was in Carlito's Way. Apart from that he only goes through the motions for every part he plays. I never understood why The Thin Red Line was considered good, Sean Penn just ruined it for me. His acting was the only problem I had with The Game. Just a guy with connections who tries to look convincing. It's one thing to appear like you're intense but it's a completely different thing to use your emotions. You would think that a guy influenced by Robert de Niro would know this.

One of the most overrated who tries so hard to convince the audience he is a natural while failing miserably. The worst is especially when he tries to with as if so deep in emotions with so much facial expressions but again failing miserably to convince. I can see through him, nothing natural, so studied, so deliberate. BIG FAIL! Can't understand how he has fooled his peers.

Okay if any of you have seen Falcon and the Snowman you would change your view of him tatally out spoken actor and inspiring to say the least I have met this fine actor on the dry of We" re no. Angels With Robert d" neiro. Oh ya what a good job he did in Milk. It was awesome. You see if you do not follow peoples carriers from the beginning you get to know them really well and what kind of films they like doing. Thanks for you for being U. Sean. Pean

Sure he can cry on cue but is he really a good actor? Not really, according to a lot of people in the business. I guess when your dad is a director and your mommy an actress you get to move right to the front of the line in modern H-wood. He's humorless, self important and hideously ugly. When's the last time a person this ugly (without connections) got the job in Hollywood?

And please don't flame me for making fun of H-wood nepotism. You could watch movies for a solid year with one of the Baldwins, Penns, Arquettes, Gyllenhaals (sp), Cusacks, Roberts, Douglass', Afflecks, Deschanels etc...

24 Hilary Duff Hilary Erhard Duff is an American actress and singer. Duff began her acting career at a young age, and quickly became labeled a teen idol as the starring titular character in the television series Lizzie McGuire.

I don't understand this list. I read only good positive comments of her and yet she's ranked at # 36.
I think that means that she has to move down or even better, be putting out of this list.

Absolutely! I watched a little bit of "Raise Your Voice" (only because of Three Days Grace) and her acting made me cringe the whole time.

I wouldn't call her as an overrated actress. After all, a talented actress like her deserves to be on the spotlights.

So adorable with wonderful heart wrenching performances. Love, love, love her.

25 Zac Efron Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron is an American actor. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and rose to prominence in the late 2000s for his leading role in the High School Musical franchise. During this time, he also starred in the musical film Hairspray and the comedy film 17 Again. more.

This is how a fat, effeminate boy gets a career;

He looses weight!

He takes ACTING classes!

He gets THE SINGLE most IMPORTANT thing ANY actor needs;

A NOSE job!

YES, Mr. Efron has one amazing talent - to somehow convince (almost ALL the) little girls they 'might have a chance.'

At the same time, there's many a little boy, who also thinks - and KNOWS - they really DO have a chance.'

All Zac Efron does is take off his shirt and show abs. Why doesn't he just pose for playgirl magazine instead. He plays the same lover boy roles all the time and is pretty much like his own personality and even worst like Troy Bolton on Disney HSM. Totally overrated.

I have never liked a single role he's played. I only liked Baywatch because of Dwayne Johnson. Find a different hobby, you're overrated and outdated

If you cover up his body, you'd think you were just looking at a chick. He can't act or sing, he's only popular because of teenage girls thinking he's 'hot' just because he's shirtless in almost every movie he's in.

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