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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
11,808 4,594
Kristen Stewart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Kristen Stewart Twilight, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Eclipse

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2
10,211 4,223
Robert Pattinson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Robert Pattinson Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Twilight, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

3
9,903 4,162
Megan Fox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Megan Fox Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Bad Boys II

4
9,655 3,965
Beyoncé Knowles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
BrendaOriginal added Beyoncé Knowles Austin Powers: Goldmember, Dreamgirls, The Pink Panther

5
8,662 5,964
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Adam Sandler Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

6
8,797 5,226
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Ashton Kutcher The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

7
6,306 2,194
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
joemama256 added Miley Cyrus Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

8
5,088 1,316
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jaden Smith Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

9
5,509 2,656
Lindsay Lohan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Lindsay Lohan Mean Girls, Freaky Friday, The Parent Trap

10
6,130 3,609
Sarah Jessica Parker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
LauraHarmon added Sarah Jessica Parker Mars Attacks!, Ed Wood, Footloose

11
6,834 4,854
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Charlie Sheen Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

12
6,846 6,751
Angelina Jolie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Angelina Jolie Kung Fu Panda, Maleficent, Mr. & Mrs. Smith

13
6,375 4,710
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Zac Efron Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

14
6,097 4,135
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking

15
2,406 786
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
ΜαρίαΤζουμάνη added Madonna A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day

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16
6,159 4,345
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Gwyneth Paltrow The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

17
3,009 1,563
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Dane Cook Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

18
2,635 1,215
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kscura added Jennifer Lopez Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight

19
5,334 4,435
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

20
7,508 6,414
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tom Cruise Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

21
5,482 3,584
Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Katherine Heigl Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It

22
5,837 5,588
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

23
2,147 1,017
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Russell Brand Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

24
2,920 1,647
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tyler Perry Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

25
4,345 3,474
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
bojanthebest added Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

26
4,378 4,264
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Halle Berry X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

27
5,669 4,844
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Nicolas Cage Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

28
4,602 4,504
Seth Rogen is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Seth Rogen Donnie Darko, Superbad, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

29
4,175 3,540
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
TimHernandez added Channing Tatum 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, She's the Man

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30
5,811 6,457
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

31
2,532 1,629
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Hayden Christensen Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, The Virgin Suicides

32
2,807 2,191
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
StacyGuy added Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

33
2,136 1,274
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Lea Michele New Year's Eve, Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

34
4,012 3,932
Vince Vaughn is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Vince Vaughn Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Rudy, Wedding Crashers

35
4,213 4,064
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Tobey Maguire Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

36
4,652 4,593
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jennifer Aniston Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

37
3,848 3,874
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
BobbyMoore added Sylvester Stallone Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood

38
3,916 3,004
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
JioDirt added Cameron Diaz Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

39
3,573 3,799
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Will Ferrell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

40
3,453 3,385
Renée Zellweger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Countermoon added Renée Zellweger Dazed and Confused, Jerry Maguire, Chicago

41
1,731 1,375
Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Rosie Perez Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys

42
1,358 1,008
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
David Spade Tommy Boy, The Emperor's New Groove, Grown Ups

43
1,381 940
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
RobLein added Jerry Seinfeld Bee Movie, The Ratings Game, The Thing About My Folks

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44
4,126 4,383
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

45
984 540
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
pyriel2 added Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray

46
592 342
Rob Schneider is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Rob Schneider Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, The Waterboy, Grown Ups

47
4,343 4,987
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

48
712 440
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kevin James Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

49
1,242 740
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
MartyMJJ777 added Shia LaBeouf Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers: Dark of the Moon

50
3,424 3,946
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin