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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
8,650 3,706
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
PeteBoyle added Jaden Smith Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

2
7,005 4,020
Taylor Lautner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Taylor Lautner Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

3
6,932 4,594
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Robert Pattinson Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

4
7,789 5,884
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
WarrenMitchell added Adam Sandler Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

5
8,179 5,500
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ashton Kutcher The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

6
5,107 1,972
Justin Bieber is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Justin Bieber Men in Black 3, Justin Bieber: Never Say Never, Justin Bieber's Believe

7
5,252 3,770
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Hayden Christensen Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides

8
4,663 2,684
Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
DwayneChapman added Kristen Stewart Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

9
2,517 1,624
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Megan Fox Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

10
4,910 5,223
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

11
4,322 3,883
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Kevin James Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

12
5,451 4,553
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Charlie Sheen Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

13
4,680 5,686
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Channing Tatum 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

14
1,798 1,021
Tara Reid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Tara Reid The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2

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15
5,065 5,708
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator

16
3,974 3,374
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Shia LaBeouf Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

17
2,170 1,147
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Miley Cyrus Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

18
4,810 5,488
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

19
5,299 5,476
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
wiabux added Tom Cruise Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

20
5,151 4,555
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
evilgrin32 added Nicolas Cage Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

21
1,770 1,622
Gary Busey is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Gary Busey Lethal Weapon, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Point Break

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22
4,092 4,314
Chris Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Chris Rock Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Madagascar

23
3,208 3,121
Ryan Phillippe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Ryan Phillippe Crash, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Cruel Intentions

24
2,431 2,342
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
thecollo67 added Zac Efron Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

25
4,113 4,476
John Travolta is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
John Travolta Pulp Fiction, Grease, Carrie

26
3,659 3,939
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
evilgrin32 added Seth Rogen Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

27
2,168 1,715
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
clara candle added Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

28
3,563 4,728
Dwayne Johnson is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Dwayne Johnson Fast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Other Guys

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29
3,484 3,766
Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
sangredeargento added Jack Black King Kong, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Mars Attacks!

30
3,223 3,375
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Vince Vaughn Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

31
2,613 2,974
Josh Duhamel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Josh Duhamel Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

32
3,214 3,638
William Shatner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
William Shatner Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

33
1,408 778
Katy Perry is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Katy Perry The Smurfs, The Muppets, The Smurfs 2

34
4,188 5,103
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

35
3,347 4,831
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
RubenVrielynck added Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

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36
2,064 2,513
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
ColleenKingCid added Jennifer Anniston Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

37
3,076 4,978
Jackie Chan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Jackie Chan Kung Fu Panda, Rush Hour, Enter the Dragon

38
2,588 3,341
Josh Hartnett is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Josh Hartnett Sin City, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor

39
2,936 3,466
Brendan Fraser is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Brendan Fraser Crash, The Mummy, George of the Jungle

40
3,012 3,576
Hugh Grant is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Hugh Grant Love Actually, Notting Hill, Bridget Jones's Diary

41
2,467 2,881
Terrence Howard is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Terrence Howard Iron Man, Crash, The Princess and the Frog

42
1,254 1,422
Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Kevin Hart The 40-Year-Old Virgin, This Is the End, Scary Movie 3

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43
2,694 3,742
Orlando Bloom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Orlando Bloom 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

44
1,019 708
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Pfennig added Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose

45
3,076 3,609
Eddie Murphy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Eddie Murphy Shrek, Mulan, Beverly Hills Cop

46
2,564 3,005
Ben Stiller is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
RichardBeecher added Ben Stiller Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Happy Gilmore, There's Something About Mary

47
1,395 1,609
Zach Braff is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
beernbugs added Zach Braff Oz the Great and Powerful, Garden State, Chicken Little

48
1,039 853
Lady Gaga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
Lady Gaga Men in Black 3, The Muppets, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

49
722 646
Nikki Reed is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
tyrande86 added Nikki Reed Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

50
1,205 1,594
Mel Gibson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Worst A-List Hollywood Actors
CraigAlarm added Mel Gibson Braveheart, Lethal Weapon, Pocahontas