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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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1,393 1,467
Chris Tucker is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Chris Tucker The Fifth Element, Friday, Silver Linings Playbook

52
1,783 2,099
Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Matthew Fox World War Z, We Are Marshall, Speed Racer

53
2,307 2,764
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 53 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Will Ferrell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

54
1,873 2,228
Alec Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
KristyBrown added Alec Baldwin The Departed, Beetlejuice, Pearl Harbor

55
1,231 1,595
Jason Segel is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Jason Segel Despicable Me, Knocked Up, This Is the End

56
2,020 2,803
Christian Slater is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Christian Slater Heathers, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, True Romance

57
2,042 2,792
Val Kilmer is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Val Kilmer Top Gun, Batman Forever, Heat

58
1,052 1,283
Ian Somerhalder is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
ChristinaHarrisHays added Ian Somerhalder The Rules of Attraction, Octane, Life as a House

59
787 873
Alex Pettyfer is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Alex Pettyfer The Butler, I Am Number Four, In Time

60
1,402 1,698
Mark Wahlberg is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Mark Wahlberg The Departed, Boogie Nights, Planet of the Apes

61
1,407 1,593
Mike Myers is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Mike Myers Shrek, Inglourious Basterds, Shrek 2

62
1,493 1,865
Chevy Chase is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
greatdanielmarcoterritorial added Chevy Chase Caddyshack, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Vacation

63
1,981 3,006
Gerard Butler is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Gerard Butler How to Train Your Dragon, 300, How to Train Your Dragon 2

64
951 1,054
Liam Hemsworth is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Liam Hemsworth The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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65
1,119 1,428
Sean Penn is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Groundhog0263 added Sean Penn Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Being John Malkovich, Mystic River

66
1,757 1,914
Owen Wilson is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Owen Wilson Cars, Armageddon, Wedding Crashers

67
763 929
Josh Hutcherson is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Josh Hutcherson The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

68
880 908
Jerry Lewis is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Jerry Lewis The Nutty Professor, The King of Comedy, The Nutty Professor

69
381 390
Jennifer Love Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Lemon Head added Jennifer Love Hewitt Tropic Thunder, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Can't Hardly Wait

70
357 324
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

71
868 951
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Halle Berry X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

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1,802 2,349
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added James Franco Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

73
1,541 1,698
Jonah Hill is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Jonah Hill Django Unchained, Superbad, How to Train Your Dragon

74
256 225
Hilary Duff is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Dave_7672 added Hilary Duff A Cinderella Story, The Lizzie McGuire Movie, Cheaper by the Dozen

75
270 234
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
movieman added Cameron Diaz Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

76
1,964 2,660
Colin Farrell is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Colin Farrell Minority Report, Daredevil, Horrible Bosses

77
1,865 2,442
Matt Dillon is listed (or ranked) 77 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Matt Dillon There's Something About Mary, Crash, The Outsiders

78
1,905 2,536
Jim Carrey is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Batman Forever, Dumb and Dumber

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79
2,242 2,936
Jamie Foxx is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Bootsdad added Jamie Foxx Django Unchained, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Ray

80
1,731 2,627
Johnny Depp is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Johnny Depp A Nightmare on Elm Street, Platoon, Edward Scissorhands

81
495 600
Frank Zappa is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Andy Clair added Frank Zappa Y Tu Mamá También, Head, 200 Motels

82
868 1,065
Cuba Gooding, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Cuba Gooding, Jr. Jerry Maguire, A Few Good Men, As Good as It Gets

83
2,392 3,343
Matthew McConaughey is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Matthew McConaughey Dazed and Confused, The Wolf of Wall Street, Tropic Thunder

84
2,004 2,703
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Coolza added George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

85
944 1,187
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Countermoon added Melissa McCarthy Bridesmaids, The Hangover Part III, The Heat

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86
1,011 1,360
Rob Lowe is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Rob Lowe Wayne's World, The Outsiders, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

87
1,914 2,666
Jason Statham is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jason Statham Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, The Expendables

88
344 269
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Tyler Perry Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

89
1,239 1,793
Ryan Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
NWAM_Nico added Ryan Reynolds X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Ted, Green Lantern

90
859 1,107
Ted Danson is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Ted Danson Saving Private Ryan, Ted, Creepshow

91
322 380
Armie Hammer is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Armie Hammer The Social Network, The Lone Ranger, Mirror Mirror

92
209 264
Cole Sprouse is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Lemon Head added Cole Sprouse Big Daddy, Eight Crazy Nights, The Master of Disguise

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584 740
Billy Zane is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
ImaadShahrukh added Billy Zane Back to the Future, Titanic, Back to the Future Part II

94
604 724
Julia Roberts is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Julia Roberts Pretty Woman, Ocean's Eleven, Hook

95
778 957
Jason Schwartzman is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Jason Schwartzman Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Moonrise Kingdom, Rushmore

96
1,606 2,304
Brad Pitt is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
KristyBrown added Brad Pitt Fight Club, Seven, The Departed

97
1,527 1,909
Luke Wilson is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Luke Wilson Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Old School, Scream 2

98
659 967
Tom Selleck is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Tom Selleck Meet the Robinsons, Midway, Three Men and a Baby

99
655 792
Matthew Broderick is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Matthew Broderick The Lion King, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Glory

100
175 214
Rebel Wilson is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
TristenPratt added Rebel Wilson Ghost Rider, Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect