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The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors 

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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
PeteBoyle added Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth
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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
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Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
DwayneChapman added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse
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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2
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Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II
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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude
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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 7 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
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Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2
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Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2
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Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 10 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
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
WarrenMitchell added Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer
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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
clara candle added Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters
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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich
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Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch
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Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break
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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
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Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
tyrande86 added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse
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Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sleepwalk with Me, Price Check
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Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions
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Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Pfennig added Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose
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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant
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Rihanna is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
AminaTariq added Battleship, Home
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Lena Dunham is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
This Is 40, The Innkeepers, Happy Christmas
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Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical