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List Rules Only living actors that are currently marketed as huge stars in lead roles

We can't all be Meryl Streep and not every actor can win an Oscar, let alone be in the conversation as a great actor. The "actors" on this list of the worst living A-list Hollywood actors prove this fact with every new film they release. You won't find the men on this list among the best actors of all time. Way too many actors who have parts in movies are average, if that. This is a list that pays tribute to those A-list actors whose status as lead actors needs to be reconsidered, to put it mildly. These A-list actors somehow continue to get jobs in big blockbuster films even though they may not have the acting chops to carry an entire movie as a lead character. In short, they're the worst actors, but Hollywood hasn't realized it yet.

Many of the A-listers on this list are some of the most recognizable names in film. There is a mix of aging action stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone (both of whom's best days are behind them) and funny men like Chris Rock and Kevin James (their appearance in Grown Ups 2 alone lands them on this list). There are other terrible actors on here who may have been considered top actors at one point, like John Travolta, but they haven't had a hit movie in many years. Actors like Keanu Reeves, Jean Claude Van Damme, and David Arquette aren't exactly known for their range as thespians, yet continue to be considered bankable stars by the movie-going public. Who's the worst actor? It's these guys.

This list of actors isn't for the talented, award-winning stars. And, this list of the worst A-listers in Hollywood isn't limited to the actors already here. If you think of any bad actors who deserve to be on here, feel free to add him to this list. Vote for who you think deserves the title of the worst A-list actor in Hollywood.
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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jaden Smith Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

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2
+ - 5,555 2,949
Taylor Lautner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Taylor Lautner Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

3
+ - 6,176 4,339
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Adam Sandler Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

4
+ - 5,626 3,466
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Robert Pattinson Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

5
+ - 6,694 4,297
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ashton Kutcher The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

6
+ - 4,240 2,825
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Hayden Christensen Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides

7
+ - 3,124 1,090
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Justin Bieber Men in Black 3, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Justin Bieber's Believe

8
+ - 2,948 1,685
Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Kristen Stewart Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

9
+ - 1,272 739
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Megan Fox Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

10
+ - 3,880 3,996
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

11
+ - 3,362 2,914
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Kevin James Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

12
+ - 3,803 4,428
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Channing Tatum 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

13
+ - 4,352 3,606
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Charlie Sheen Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

14
+ - 4,243 4,560
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator

15
+ - 2,903 2,396
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Shia LaBeouf Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

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16
+ - 787 386
Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Tara Reid The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2

17
+ - 3,847 4,443
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

18
+ - 3,458 3,502
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Chris Rock Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Madagascar

19
+ - 1,033 882
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Gary Busey Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break

20
+ - 998 432
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Miley Cyrus Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

21
+ - 4,160 4,368
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Tom Cruise Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

22
+ - 4,064 3,662
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Nicolas Cage Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

23
+ - 1,696 1,507
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Zac Efron Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

24
+ - 2,636 2,485
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ryan Phillippe Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions

25
+ - 2,950 3,037
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Seth Rogen Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

26
+ - 2,812 3,580
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

27
+ - 3,335 3,661
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Carrie

28
+ - 2,818 2,869
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jack Black King Kong, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mars Attacks!

29
+ - 1,341 1,106
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

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30
+ - 2,111 2,378
Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Josh Duhamel Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

31
+ - 2,696 3,690
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

32
+ - 2,571 2,591
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Vince Vaughn Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

33
+ - 2,618 3,000
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
William Shatner Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

34
+ - 2,586 4,056
Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jackie Chan Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon

35
+ - 2,204 2,713
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Josh Hartnett Sin City, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor

36
+ - 3,492 3,978
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

37
+ - 2,392 2,728
Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Brendan Fraser Crash, The Mummy, George of the Jungle

38
+ - 587 290
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Katy Perry The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2

39
+ - 1,381 1,644
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jennifer Anniston Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

40
+ - 2,538 2,914
Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Hugh Grant Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary

41
+ - 2,224 2,989
Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Orlando Bloom The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

42
+ - 2,042 2,299
Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Terrence Howard Iron Man, Crash, The Princess and the Frog

43
+ - 2,588 2,893
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Eddie Murphy Shrek, Mulan, Beverly Hills Cop

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+ - 696 781
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Kevin Hart The 40-Year-Old Virgin, This Is the End, Scary Movie 3

45
+ - 2,029 2,244
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ben Stiller Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Happy Gilmore, There's Something About Mary

46
+ - 957 1,066
Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Zach Braff Oz the Great and Powerful, Garden State, Chicken Little

47
+ - 493 340
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Lady Gaga Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

48
+ - 1,062 1,020
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Chris Tucker The Fifth Element, Friday, Silver Linings Playbook

49
+ - 1,875 2,115
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Will Ferrell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

50
+ - 1,498 1,680
Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Alec Baldwin The Departed, Beetlejuice, Pearl Harbor