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The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time

Updated April 8, 2021 1.1m votes 50.2k voters 678.6k views384 items

List RulesVote up the 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. 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. Some believe that overrated male actors, like Tom Cruise and Will Smith, bring in the big box office bucks, but 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, 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 receive. Even more overrated celebrities have no talent at all, but are famous because of their looks and personality. Bottom line: some of the actors and actresses from classic movies aren’t as gifted as many claim.

Who are the most overrated actors and actresses? This list features current and old Hollywood actors who are rated far more highly then they deserve (for their acting skills). Make your opinions heard by voting below! 

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    Los Angeles, California

    Credits (Film)The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven, Iron Man 3, Iron Man 2

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    Josh Radnor

    Columbus, Ohio

    Credits (Film)Not Another Teen Movie, Liberal Arts, Happythankyoumoreplease, The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden, Afternoon Delight

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    Amanda Bynes

    Thousand Oaks, California

    Credits (Film)Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray, Robots, Sydney White

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    Charlie Sheen

    New York City, New York

    Credits (Film)Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich, Major League, Red Dawn

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    Matthew Morrison

    Fort Ord, California

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    Andy Dick

    Charleston, South Carolina

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    Jessica Szohr

    Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin

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    Jimmy Fallon

    New York City, New York

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    Priyanka Chopra

    Jamshedpur, India

    Credits (Film)Planes, Om Shanti Om, Don: The Chase Begins Again, Salaam-e-Ishq: A Tribute to Love, Don 2

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    Tara Reid

    Wyckoff, New Jersey

    Credits (Film)The Big Lebowski, American Pie, American Pie 2, Cruel Intentions, American Reunion

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    Hayden Christensen

    Vancouver, Canada

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    Vin Diesel

    New York City, New York

    Credits (Film)Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant, The Fast and the Furious, Fast & Furious 6

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    Leighton Meester

    Fort Worth, Texas

    Credits (Film)Date Night, That's My Boy, The Roommate, Country Strong, The Judge

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    Rosie O'Donnell

    Commack, New York

    Credits (Film)Tarzan, A League of Their Own, Sleepless in Seattle, The Flintstones, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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    Ellen DeGeneres

    Metairie, Louisiana

    Credits (Film)Finding Nemo, Coneheads, Dr. Dolittle, EDtv, The Love Letter

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    Rosie Perez

    Bushwick, New York City

    Credits (Film)Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys, White Men Can't Jump, The Road to El Dorado

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    Jon Stewart

    New York City, New York

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    Kevin James

    Mineola, New York

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    Shia LaBeouf

    Los Angeles, California

    Credits (Film)Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, I

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    Adam Sandler

    New York City, New York

    Credits (Film)Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy, Grown Ups

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    Bella Thorne

    Pembroke Pines, Florida

    Credits (Film)Stuck on You, Blended, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good

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    Randy Savage

    Columbus, Ohio

    Credits (Film)Spider-Man, Bolt, Ready to Rumble, SummerSlam (1988), Super Rhino

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    Jenny McCarthy

    Evergreen Park, Illinois

    Credits (Film)Scary Movie 3, Scream 3, John Tucker Must Die, BASEketball, Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

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    Rob Schneider

    San Francisco, California

    Credits (Film)Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Waterboy, Grown Ups, Big Daddy, 50 First Dates

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