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
13,836 5,373
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
11,954 4,968
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
11,584 4,805
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
11,326 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
10,016 7,055
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
10,016 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
6,777 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
7,858 2,768
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
6,632 3,335
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
7,116 4,215
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
7,941 7,655
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
7,368 5,520
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
6,866 4,703
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
7,712 5,552
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
7,077 4,977
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

16
3,470 1,198
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
3,666 1,691
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
5,999 4,993
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
3,617 1,957
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
8,535 7,279
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

21
6,176 4,052
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
5,118 3,996
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
6,614 6,252
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
3,537 2,034
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
2,828 1,419
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
6,396 5,526
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
4,807 4,100
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
5,150 5,094
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
4,860 4,844
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
3,437 2,614
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
6,381 7,292
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
3,015 2,057
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
2,597 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
4,464 4,476
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
5,228 5,226
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
4,686 4,584
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
4,418 3,449
Cameron Diaz is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
JioDirt added Shrek, Gangs of New York, Being John Malkovich

38
4,022 4,421
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

39
4,306 4,440
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
3,816 3,768
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
1,742 1,370
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
2,031 1,665
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
4,522 4,857
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
1,786 1,304
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
1,784 1,115
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
1,131 753
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

47
1,403 814
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
3,849 4,482
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
1,607 1,077
Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Make Your Move

50
1,328 895
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Whip It