Most Overrated Actors/Actresses

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The Top Ten

1 Angelina Jolie Angelina Jolie

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

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.

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.

To the user who made a comment about sentence spelling. Stop being a grammar-Nazi! You're only here to give your critic about grammars ( how can you watch a movie with Angelina Jolie while you are writing on this site at the same time? ). First of all, many users on TTT are people who don't have English as their first or even second language. This is a global site in terms of users. Second, spell-check on computers is not the same all over the world ( I have to change my whole system to get English spell check because the keyboard system change as well ). And your comment about reading books is stupid. Someone who's first language isn't English usually don't read English books! Stick on your comment about the actress. It's the only thing I agree with you. Angelina Jolie is the most overrated actress of all time!

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2 Kristen Stewart 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 ...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!

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

Whenever I feel like I'm the person that never smiles, I just remind myself of Kristen.

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3 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer 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?

She is overrated, but I don't think she's overhyped for her acting anymore. I think that stopped because of Gigli. She been getting by on her looks her whole career, just like Halle Berry.

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4 Brad Pitt 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 ...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

He's really good - lolsy

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5 Robert Pattinson Robert 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...

Cedric Diggory RIP

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6 Paris Hilton Paris Hilton Paris 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!

So washed out. Bad singer and actress! - missyweirdo

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7 Tom Cruise Tom Cruise Tom 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

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

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8 Natalie Portman Natalie Portman Natalie 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.

You put her on the list? You're breaking my heart! (do you get my reference? ) - missyweirdo

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9 Ben Affleck Ben 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.

He is hated because he is a bad actor and he gets love because of his ability to directed films. He has 0 oscar nominations for acting and plays characters that are not originally.

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10 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio

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

Actually no. His acting is usually different from Wolf of Wall Street to Inception it's VERY hard to find similar acting. - AlphaQ

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.

That's because the leading lady in Gangs of New York was Cameron Diaz. Cameron Diaz - sablo123

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.

Leonardo Dicpario is an amazing actor. He is beautiful and deserves every prize he won. he is an amazing actor

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The Newcomers

? Amy Poehler Amy Poehler
? Bela Lugosi Bela Lugosi Béla Ferenc Dezső Blaskó (20 October 1882 – 16 August 1956), better known as Bela Lugosi, was a Hungarian-American actor, famous for portraying Count Dracula in the 1931 film and for his roles in various other horror films.

The Contenders

11 Matthew Mcconaughey 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 ...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.

Alright alright alright! Stop being dull, and making me want to cover my ears already!

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12 Meryl Streep Meryl Streep Mary 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.

Just because donald trump says it does not mean it's true - missyweirdo

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13 Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves

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

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.

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!

He was good in Bill & Ted. - Rambles

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14 Megan Fox 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.

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

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

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

Oh my god she is so washed out now - missyweirdo

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15 Will Ferrell Will 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

How is he on this list? - Kachow

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16 Jennifer Aniston 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, ...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.

Whiny, shameless, bland. If you're more well known for your haircuts and failed relationships than anything else, well, I guess at least she is rich.

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17 David 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

Awful. Oh my God is he bad.

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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18 Adam Sandler Adam Sandler

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.

This actor doesn't belong any where near this list. He is supremely funny, authentic, richly creative and cutting edge in all that he does. He is prolific and widely entertaining. He can reach a wide audience and often, does. What a great comedian, lyricist and actor.

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's acting is funny during your pre-teen years, but after seeing multiple films in which he continues playing the same arrogant, goofy man-child it gets old really, really fast.

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19 Nicholas 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.

Not a "bad" actor per se, but his latter day filmography is full of crap. He still has a sizable cult following because of his more successful and memorable 1980's and 1990's films.

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20 Jessica Alba 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.

Dudes! Vote her.. She is not an actress.. Still she gets millions of dollars..

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.

Brutal actress... she NEVER sounds like shes not reading the script when she talks on film. Her emotions are as obviously phony as her... - VADERtheIMPALER

She's just a Beautiful Doll, not for act. Her every action crush down movies.

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