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
15,599 5,904
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
13,432 5,549
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
13,131 5,287
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
12,915 5,010
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
11,040 8,120
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
8,441 2,128
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

7
10,986 6,843
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

8
9,176 3,208
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
7,764 3,826
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
8,144 4,726
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
8,841 8,567
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
7,631 5,176
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking

13
8,622 6,126
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

14
7,968 5,515
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

15
8,154 6,264
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

16
4,532 1,505
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
4,597 2,125
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
6,612 5,521
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
9,571 8,086
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

20
4,333 2,260
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

21
7,327 6,884
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

22
6,894 4,431
Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It

23
5,888 4,528
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

24
3,599 1,742
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

25
4,134 2,392
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman