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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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Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth
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Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
joemama256 added Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2
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Beyoncé Knowles ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
BrendaOriginal added Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther
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Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II
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Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
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Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap
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Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
wiabux added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse
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Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Kscura added Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight
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Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
LauraHarmon added Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose
10
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You
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Madonna is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
ΜαρίαΤζουμάνη added A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day
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Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman
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Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude
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Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
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Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It
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Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 16 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
17
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
wiabux added Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking
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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven
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Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich
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Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
StacyGuy added Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters
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Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer
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Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
bojanthebest added Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant
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Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Make Your Move
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Vijay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors Of All Time
thiljit77 added Thuppakki, Nanban, Pokkiri