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The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time  

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List Rules Highly praised A-list actors and actresses who maybe don't deserve quite so many accolades

This list of the most overrated actors of all time, has been ranked by critics and fans from all over the world. Actors are seen as the face of the movies, television, and other media products in which they star. Extra attention is paid to them, as if they are infallible people. Hollywood actors and actresses have become like gods to many people around the globe, and they are worshiped with praise, money, awards, and gifts. However, many of the actors receiving the most accolades are extremely overrated in their raw talent, charisma, and chemistry with other actors. While many actors, like Tom Cruise and Will Smith, bring in the big box office bucks, they have little to no acting range and often phone in their performances.

Many of the actors who get the most praise gave one or two great performances during their film careers, but then rested on their laurels for the rest of their careers. Others are pretty good actors, but nowhere near as talented as the overwhelming praise they get states. Even more actors have no talent at all, but are famous because of their looks and personality. Even some of the actors and actresses from classic movies aren’t as gifted as many claim.

Who are the most overrated actors? What about the many overrated actresses (Kristen Stewart, we're looking at you)? This list features current and Old Hollywood actors who are higher rated then they deserve for their acting skills.

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Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams
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Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
DeniseVennicci added New Year's Eve, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie
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Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
TimHernandez added 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man
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Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides
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Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
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Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass
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Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2
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Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
RobLein added Bee Movie, The Ratings Game, The Thing About My Folks
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David Spade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Tommy Boy, The Emperor's New Groove, Grown Ups
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Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3
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Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty
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Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys
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Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers
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Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Sleepwalk with Me, Price Check
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Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers
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Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
JioDirt added Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich
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Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator
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Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Countermoon added Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago
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Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch
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Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
BobbyMoore added Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood
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Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Whip It
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Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
pyriel2 added Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray
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Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
wiabux added Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3
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Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Waterboy, Grown Ups
50
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
MartyMJJ777 added Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon