The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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List Criteria: Highly praised A-list actors and actresses who maybe don't deserve quite so many accolades

This list of the most overrated actors of all time, has been ranked by critics and fans from all over the world. Actors are seen as the face of the movies, television, and other media products in which they star. Extra attention is paid to them, as if they are infallible people. Hollywood actors and actresses have become like gods to many people around the globe, and they are worshiped with praise, money, awards, and gifts. However, many of the actors receiving the most accolades are extremely overrated in their raw talent, charisma, and chemistry with other actors. While many actors, like Tom Cruise and Will Smith, bring in the big box office bucks, they have little to no acting range and often phone in their performances.

Many of the actors who get the most praise gave one or two great performances during their film careers, but then rested on their laurels for the rest of their careers. Others are pretty good actors, but nowhere near as talented as the overwhelming praise they get states. Even more actors have no talent at all, but are famous because of their looks and personality. Even some of the actors and actresses from classic movies aren’t as gifted as many claim.

Who are the most overrated actors? What about the many overrated actresses (Kristen Stewart, we're looking at you)? This list features current and Old Hollywood actors who are higher rated then they deserve for their acting skills.

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    Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order ...

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    Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Megan Fox Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

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    Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Beyoncé Knowles Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther

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    The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

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    Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

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    Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Miley Cyrus Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

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    Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

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    Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Zac Efron Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

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    Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose

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    Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

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    Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Lindsay Lohan Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap

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    Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking

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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

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    Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

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    Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Tom Cruise Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

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    Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Gwyneth Paltrow The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

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    Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

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    Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Katherine Heigl Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It

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    Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

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    Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight

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    Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Halle Berry X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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    Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

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    Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

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    Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

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    Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

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    Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Tyler Perry Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

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    Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

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    21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

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    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack ...

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    Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Vince Vaughn Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

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    Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Sylvester Stallone Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood

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    Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Jennifer Aniston Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

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    Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Russell Brand Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

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    Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

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    New Year's Eve, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Glee: The 3D Concert ...

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    Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

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    Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

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    Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago

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    Madonna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Madonna A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day

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    Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Cameron Diaz Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

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    The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure ...

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    Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Rosie Perez Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys

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    Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Julia Roberts Pretty Woman, Ocean's Eleven, Hook

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    Scarlett Johansson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Scarlett Johansson The Avengers, Iron Man 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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    George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

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    Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Orlando Bloom The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The ...

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    Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time

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    Ellen DeGeneres Finding Nemo, Coneheads, Dr. Dolittle

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    Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time


    Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part III, The Heat

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    Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary

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