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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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10,211 4,303
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
PeteBoyle added Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

2
8,191 4,595
Taylor Lautner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

3
8,976 6,882
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
WarrenMitchell added Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

4
7,998 5,339
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

5
9,201 6,299
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

6
6,592 2,508
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Men in Black 3, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Justin Bieber's Believe

7
5,995 4,386
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides

8
5,920 3,299
Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
DwayneChapman added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

9
5,707 6,057
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

10
3,429 2,193
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

11
5,021 4,496
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

12
6,248 5,238
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

13
5,328 6,487
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

14
3,109 1,570
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

15
2,531 1,382
Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2

16
4,695 4,044
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

17
5,650 6,593
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator

18
5,524 6,273
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

19
2,336 2,036
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break

20
6,054 6,401
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

21
4,557 4,807
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Madagascar

22
5,906 5,238
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
evilgrin32 added Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

23
3,010 2,888
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

24
2,042 1,078
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2

25
3,592 3,504
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions