Overrated 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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1
13,820 5,370
Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

2
11,940 4,965
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 2 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

3
11,572 4,803
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

4
11,310 4,584
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
BrendaOriginal added Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther

5
10,004 7,050
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

6
10,005 6,059
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

7
6,760 1,842
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

8
7,848 2,764
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
joemama256 added Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

9
6,622 3,333
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap

10
7,110 4,212
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
LauraHarmon added Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose

11
7,932 7,650
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

12
7,358 5,516
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

13
6,861 4,701
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking

14
7,703 5,551
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

15
7,069 4,972
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

16
3,458 1,196
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
ΜαρίαΤζουμάνη added A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day

17
3,657 1,690
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kscura added Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight

18
5,992 4,991
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

19
3,609 1,955
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

20
8,528 7,273
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

21
6,170 4,050
Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It

22
5,110 3,992
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
bojanthebest added Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

23
6,608 6,248
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

24
3,531 2,032
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

25
2,819 1,418
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

26
6,393 5,519
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

27
4,798 4,095
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
TimHernandez added 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

28
5,146 5,089
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

29
4,858 4,840
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

30
3,431 2,612
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
StacyGuy added Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

31
6,379 7,287
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

32
3,010 2,055
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
2,592 1,621
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
4,460 4,471
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

35
5,223 5,221
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

36
4,683 4,580
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

37
4,017 4,415
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

38
4,411 3,446
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
JioDirt added Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

39
4,300 4,436
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
BobbyMoore added Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood

40
3,810 3,766
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Countermoon added Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago

41
1,737 1,365
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tommy Boy, The Emperor's New Groove, Grown Ups

42
2,027 1,664
Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys

43
4,517 4,854
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

44
1,780 1,300
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
RobLein added Bee Movie, The Ratings Game, The Thing About My Folks

45
1,778 1,113
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
MartyMJJ777 added Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

46
1,125 752
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

47
1,399 814
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

48
3,846 4,475
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

49
1,324 892
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Whip It

50
1,602 1,077
Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Make Your Move