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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
11,831 4,603
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
10,231 4,231
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
9,920 4,168
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
9,671 3,968
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
8,679 5,975
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
8,810 5,235
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
6,324 2,196
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
5,107 1,319
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
5,520 2,661
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
6,144 3,611
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
6,841 4,860
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
6,861 6,760
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
6,381 4,720
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
6,105 4,141
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
2,418 787
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
6,169 4,351
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
2,646 1,219
Jennifer Lopez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kscura added Jennifer Lopez Antz, Ice Age: Continental Drift, Out of Sight

18
3,018 1,566
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Dane Cook Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

19
5,342 4,439
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
5,493 3,588
Katherine Heigl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Katherine Heigl Knocked Up, Bride of Chucky, Life as We Know It

21
7,519 6,423
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tom Cruise Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

22
5,843 5,595
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
2,930 1,648
Tyler Perry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tyler Perry Star Trek, Gone Girl, Diary of a Mad Black Woman

24
2,152 1,023
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Russell Brand Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

25
4,353 3,477
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
5,677 4,848
Nicolas Cage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Nicolas Cage Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Raising Arizona, Kick-Ass

27
4,386 4,268
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Halle Berry X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

28
4,608 4,509
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
4,183 3,543
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
5,815 6,462
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
2,536 1,631
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
2,814 2,193
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
2,140 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
4,016 3,937
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
4,655 4,599
Jennifer Aniston is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jennifer Aniston Office Space, The Iron Giant, Bruce Almighty

36
4,215 4,067
Tobey Maguire is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Tobey Maguire Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3

37
3,853 3,877
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
3,919 3,006
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
3,575 3,803
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 3,391
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
1,362 1,011
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
David Spade Tommy Boy, The Emperor's New Groove, Grown Ups

42
1,735 1,376
Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Rosie Perez Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys

43
4,129 4,386
Marilyn Monroe is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Marilyn Monroe Some Like It Hot, All About Eve, The Misfits

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44
1,382 944
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
RobLein added Jerry Seinfeld Bee Movie, The Ratings Game, The Thing About My Folks

45
1,250 743
Shia LaBeouf is listed (or ranked) 45 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

46
597 342
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
985 544
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
pyriel2 added Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray

48
3,426 3,949
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
George Clooney South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

49
4,345 4,993
Keanu Reeves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Keanu Reeves The Matrix, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

50
1,719 1,495
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Arnold Schwarzenegger Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator