To be completely honest, not every actor is going to be a Meryl Streep. 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 with big parts in movies are average, if that. This is a list that highlights 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. In short, they're the worst actors, but Hollywood just 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 and funny men like Chris Rock and Kevin James, whose 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? Well, that's up to you.
This list of horrible actors isn't for the talented, award-winning stars. Scroll through the names below and vote up the ones you think deserve the title of the worst A-list actors in Hollywood.
- Credits (Film): Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth, The Day the Earth Stood Still, The Karate Kid
- Credits (Film): Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sleepwalk with Me, Price Check
- Credits (Film): This Is 40, The Innkeepers, Happy Christmas, The House of the Devil, Tiny Furniture
- Credits (Film): Zombieland, Friday Night Lights, Pineapple Express, Alpha Dog, Drive Angry
- Credits (Film): Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2, The Last Song, Hannah Montana: The Movie
- Credits (Film): Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Adventureland
- Credits (Film): Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight, Anaconda, Gigli
- Credits (Film): The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude, Where's My Car?, No Strings Attached
- Credits (Film): Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II, Jennifer's Body, The Dictator
- Credits (Film): Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It, Killers, New Year's Eve
- Credits (Film): Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose, Flight of the Navigator, Hocus Pocus
- Credits (Film): Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Grown Ups
- Credits (Film): Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion, Madea's Big Happy Family
- Credits (Film): The Muppets, Hotel Transylvania, Spring Breakers, Another Cinderella Story, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
- Credits (Film): Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters, Midnight in Paris, Antz
- Credits (Film): Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides, Jumper, In the Mouth of Madness
- Credits (Film): Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse
- Credits (Film): Batman Begins, Dawson's Creek, Go, Phone Booth
- Credits (Film): Anna Karenina, Kids in Love, The Face of an Angel
- Credits (Film): Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich, Major League, Red Dawn
- Credits (Film): Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break, The Firm, Nashville
- Credits (Film): Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2
- Credits (Film): Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch, Hotel Transylvania, Grown Ups 2
- Credits (Film): Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I
- Credits (Film): Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass, The Outsiders, The Rock