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At number 41 we have the first actor that can actually qualify as being overrated.
All the others, and I mean ALL the others before him, are either actors who are not regarded as great and just starred in commercially successful movies, or are great actors who happened to have also starred in mediocre movies that didn't showcase their range. Maybe Meryl Streep qualifies. Not because she is in any way weak, she really did deliver masterful performances, especially in the first decades of her career. But because it appears each of her performances, no matter how good, gets praise, even if the role in the screenplay is mediocre and doesn't give her much to work with, thus her performance is only solid. But even she is nowhere near being overrated in what she is capable of doing.
But other actors on the list are even more undeserving of being called overrated:
Yes, Angelina Jolie has starred in action movies that focused on her body rather than her acting ...more - Martin_Canine
Not the greatest actor and comparatively limited in what he did but he had an aura and a screen presence not many could or can match. A legend!
All those actors back then were awesome. Now movies today are lousy. Bring all those actors back then back to life so we can see more excellent movies instead of lousy day actors who always are in the same roles. Back then, you could not run out of ideas whatsoever.
OVERRATED, hackV 6 Comments
Do you think she can act? No. She looked really ordinary.
I was horrified when I saw that this woman is considered beautiful by American standards. I find her so plain and ordinary. She isn't a very good or versatile actress either
Not about the sexiness guys, it's about how overrated they are, get a grip
Who?V 11 Comments
I actually love lady gaga's acting skills she was great as a helpful waitress in Sin City A dame to kill for and she was fantastic as La Chameleon in Machete Kills and even won best actress golden globe for American Horror Story Hotel as a phenomenal and the memorable Countess Elizabeth and before that she did a really good acting job in her music video Marry the Night
A bunch of documentaries, tours, and a Simpsons episode don't count as "acting".
Entertainers and actors/actresses are different categories even if they appears in movies like "machete".
She's more overrated as a singer than an actress.V 5 Comments
I will say that Mickey Rourke is the budget Bruce Willis in many ways. However I do like them both. I will admit that Bruce is one of those actors who is basically the same person in everything. After all there are many types of acting styles. Method actors, Character actors, typecasts etc... but The thing is is that Bruce is himself in everything but he's awesome and very entertaining and does have good range. He might not be able to play Willy Wonka well but many couldn't fit such a role. There is a good reason why he is in so many great movies. Props to Bruce and to hell with the haters.
Probably my favorite actor of the last 25 years. Very under-rated too because most people think of him as a total goof or action hero. He's extremely good as a serious actor. I can name a dozen of his movies I love. Great great actor.
Here is one of the most hit and miss actors for me on this list. Often just plain lazy, but he has quite a few movies that are on my favorites list and still has the potential to pull one off unlike some actors like DeNiro who checked out years ago. That said, I'm not sure I will find it when it comes out since he will agree to sign onto anything that pays regardless of quality.
Don't like him - gruppenfuhrerV 15 Comments
Things you never have to ask : Geez I wonder if Johnny Depp is going to play a weird/quirky character in this movie?
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.
You obviously have not seen his older work. And regarding his Tim Burton roles... He is one of the BEST character actors EVER! You are just simply wrong and have not watched enough movies to judge him as an actor
I wouldn't call jonny the worst actor today, but sadly I believe he'll get the next oscar he's nominated for. Just like the most overrated actor we fuss over today denzel.
I love Johnny Depp's characters. I think Johnny Depp's characters are brilliant creations. I love seeing the quirky characters in the movies I enjoy. However, I cannot say that Johnny Depp himself is brilliant.V 31 Comments
Love him. Intelligent and trans formative actor.
Bottom of the pile
Hasn't been in a movie I like. My mother loves him.
Sexy! man acting is okV 1 Comment
Deserves to be at the TOP of this list. She's the most overrated actress of all time. Doesn't deserve half of her awards, and much less the Oscar for Silver Linings Playbook. Her only good performance was in Winter's Bone, all the rest was just a huge package of overrated performances. It's funny cause she beats Kate Winslet to become the youngest actress with more Oscar nominations, while she's not even CLOSE to Kate Winslet talent as an actress. Very, very, very overrated.
I don't understand why she so low on the worst actors? She sucks as Katniss. 1) she too old to play the main character and 2) her acting remind me of kristen stewart acting on Twilight. No emotions what-so-ever. Boring. She make Peeta look interesting and the actor is one dimension. At least she look cute than stewart but I can imagine several actress make better katniss than her.
When I saw the movie "American hustle" and later on read the critics it was like that suddenly she was the greatest actress alive in this world. Honestly, she doesn't stand out against the real talented Amy Adams in this movie.
She's only a tiny bit pretty and a terrible actress. - 445956V 38 Comments
Does he have any talent? He is an average dancer with a lot of luck! His acting is awful and somehow it seems for me as if he had in Hollywood a lot of connections/friends so that we are pretty much condemned to see him play!
After seeing him in roles like Alpha Dog and the Guru I found myself very impressed as he exceeded my expectations. He's funny on film and in real life but he does serious roles well too. There is a reason he's been a repeat host on SNL. Live comedy skits are not easy to do for even legendary actors. I'm not saying he's the greatest and either is anyone else for that matter but Timberlake is an overall talented guy and deserves respect as an entertainer
Good. Has talent as a singer and actor. Doesn't really do serious parts though. He's more of a Hollywood star than a serious actor. He may someday try a difficult part and we'll see if he can do it.
He can sing and dance, I don't consider him an actor, he is alright, I think he might think a lot more highly of his talents and looks, than most others do.V 8 Comments
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 engagingV 3 Comments
Absolutely charming capable believable and wonderful. He's the best
This guy really can't act. The worst are the romantic comedies ( A lot like love, Guess who... ).And in more serious roles like for example " The butterfly effect" he is not believable. How a untalented actor like him still gets roles and attention by the Hollywood executives is unbelievable. Way too overrated to be called an actor in fact. He's just a silly entertainer and an idiot if you ask me.
Wonderful moving performer. Go crazy when I get to watch him
bahV 9 Comments
If being in dumb action flicks makes someone a good actor, then Steven Seagal is a great actor.
He's in the industry for action flicks... and I love that. He's a great action hero. Not a good actor, but a likeable action man nonetheless.
Much better than people give him credit for.
He is strong a good actor and all around awesome and he who últ go back to wrestling and say in actinio though wrestling is technically a casting methodV 2 Comments
She was awesome (and super pretty) in Flight of the Navigator. I've never really understood why people are always so mean to her just because you find her unattractive. Sarah Jessica never made any poor life choices, therefore there is no reason to be BIG BULLIES! - RockFashionista
One of the most talentless actresses in the past 10 years. All her rules are one - hers. I am amused that somebody paid her $30M for a movie. She should have kept in the silly girly sex and the city. Waste of big screen.
Absolutely the most overrated actress. Not that great of an actor. Not that pretty. Period.
You guys think she's a bad actress because she is unattractive? God I hate visitors.. - 445956V 28 Comments
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.
He was good when on top gear in the car - gruppenfuhrerV 10 Comments
She looks just fine - when whe wears tons of makeup, but either way she's good looking or not (and she's not), she's still one of the most overrated actress I know of. Not that she's not really bad, but she's just... not good! Her success comes from her parents. And she's kinda anoying, since magazines are still talking about her when she only does crappy movies. Let's face it; her career is over.
Kate hudson is plain and ordinary looking, she's really just average and that's only AFTER the plastic surgery on her nose, the long hair covering her extended ears and dye job to lighten her hair. She has a shallow profile and wide face... Odd features to say the least and her body does not look like that of a woman, but more girl like.
Only in acting and keeps acting because of her mom Goldie and her mom keeps giving her parts or her name does. Hang it up Kate, have some pride and do something else or earn your acting skills like the people who had to work for it, because you can't act. Only a clone of her mom and her mom is still prettier. that goes for you too Gwyneth Paltrow, stop trying to be a singer because it's as bad as your acting.
Oh no another in the family pick. Very little talent just like one face mama.V 7 Comments
The person disparaging this amazing actor hasuch no taste and nary a brain cell. John Travolta has the courage to be himself and is wonderful and brilliant. He can sing and dance as well
What a kind caring, vulnerable and honest actor and humanbeing.
Complete hack! Two famous roles a one dates back to the seventies. Played a good junkie in pulp fiction. But we all know Sam Jackson made that one work.
Started off strong then off the cliff.V 3 Comments
Great actor, I don't think I've ever seen a bad movie he was in
You should be ashamed to put him on the same list as kim kardashian and Paris hilton
Superb actor; very credible as a courageous hero or vulnerable anti-hero.
Would anyone in this comment section like to explain the difference between his performances in John Q, Out of Time, Training Day, American Gangster, Inside Job, Courage Under Fire, Fallen...? In every single of those films - and more, he is playing the calm, reassuring alpha male, who near the end of the movie has a yelling or over the top " out of character" dramatic moment. Yes the man can act, and I like his movies, but this list is for overrated actors. The majority of his body of work fits in that category. That being said, when he plays against type he is quite good.V 17 Comments
Okay, guys. Listen up! Seriously! Most of you guys went to see the Transformers movies just to see HIM and demand more screentime of HIM, just because he's the main star! Yes he's the main star of the films, but that doesn't mean that the movies are good! Here's a valuable life lesson and, of course, there will be disagreements: ACTORS DON'T MAKE THE FILM! SCREENPLAY AND SCRIPTWRITING MAKE THE DANG FILM! GET OVER IT, YOU IDIOTS! I DO have no problem with people liking Shia LaBeouf though, no am I against the actor at all, but it's you idiots who have dedicated yourselves to this guy! Ever since he quit on Michael Bay, since the director's hard to get along with, and won't star in anymore Transformers movies, especially because of you fanboys and fangirls (don't EVER get offended! ), you people have been whining and complaining to get Shia back just because he's the main star of the Transformers films! I've seen Transformers shows that HAVE no Sam Witwicky, especially if you want him ...more
Just a douche with annoying acting. Although he's been in a few good films it doesn't mean his performances are good.
He's interesting. He was good in the von trier film that I can't remember the name of. Von trier always picks the creme de la creme of Hollywood so be aware of this actor - ChatonNoir
I just cannot warm up to him. He always looks angry.V 9 Comments
I'm glued to the screen when he is in a movie. Love him.
Hard to say, most films I've seen him in, he was pretty good but then, these were good movies to begin with. Maybe he's just good at picking his roles. Anyway not much to complain about so far.
When Ryan acts in a movie he just takes a seat somewhere and begins to give an empty stare. Occasionally he wanders off to another spot and stares there too. He looks absolutely ridiculous doing it, but that's all he got and he gets money for doing it so...
You have to focus on his emotions to understand his acting which you don't
All rightV 14 Comments
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.
When I watched Monte Carlo I cringed. Sooo fake. Terrible - TruthsV 2 Comments
This girl has not got a great acting bone in her body. That nauseating, vomit inducting, high pitch voice she puts on just makes my stomach wrench in agony as I weep for humanity.
The only real reason people like her is because teenage girls propel this people into the media.
In the T.V.-series " Scream Queens " she did get no more than a few lines and they killed her character after 3 episodes. It says all about her acting capacities. Also in " Zoolander 2 " she says a few words and is in the picture for 20 seconds. Where are her " I have proved my amazing acting skills as an actress " movies?
She's overrated. - Anonymousxcxc
Nickelodeon's Selena Gomez. She will force you to like Justin Bieber. She makes Jar Jar Binks easier to listen to.V 4 Comments
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