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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
9,639 4,134
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
7,749 4,408
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
7,594 5,082
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 3 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

4
8,532 6,495
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
WarrenMitchell added Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

5
8,821 6,002
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

6
6,015 2,350
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
5,714 4,181
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
5,418 3,109
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
5,403 5,753
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
3,069 1,989
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
4,760 4,260
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

12
5,927 4,977
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
5,097 6,181
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
2,733 1,432
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

15
2,222 1,264
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
5,428 6,227
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator

17
4,391 3,813
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

18
5,249 5,965
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
4,373 4,625
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Madagascar

20
2,103 1,906
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break

21
5,764 6,050
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

22
5,627 4,981
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
2,791 2,673
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
3,439 3,375
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions

25
4,453 4,836
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Pulp Fiction, Grease, Carrie

26
3,985 4,291
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
evilgrin32 added Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

27
2,494 1,954
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
clara candle added Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

28
3,932 5,199
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

29
1,799 979
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2

30
2,840 3,199
Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

31
3,738 4,152
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
sangredeargento added King Kong, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mars Attacks!

32
3,478 3,889
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

33
3,490 3,668
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

34
3,303 5,407
Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon

35
3,646 5,319
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
RubenVrielynck added Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

36
2,349 2,873
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
ColleenKingCid added Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

37
4,455 5,581
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

38
2,760 3,559
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Sin City, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor

39
3,173 3,759
Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Crash, The Mummy, George of the Jungle

40
1,329 902
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Pfennig added Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose

41
3,304 3,894
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Shrek, Mulan, Beverly Hills Cop

42
1,513 1,668
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added The 40-Year-Old Virgin, This Is the End, Scary Movie 3

43
3,226 3,826
Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary

44
2,907 4,014
Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
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

45
2,648 3,085
Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Iron Man, Crash, The Princess and the Frog

46
1,581 1,790
Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Oz the Great and Powerful, Garden State, Chicken Little

47
2,799 3,300
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
RichardBeecher added Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Happy Gilmore, There's Something About Mary

48
1,319 1,068
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

49
906 787
Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
tyrande86 added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

50
1,950 2,303
Matthew Fox is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
World War Z, We Are Marshall, Speed Racer