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.

list ordered by

1
14,849 5,693
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
12,745 5,342
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
12,486 5,108
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
12,277 4,837
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
7,808 2,019
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

6
10,554 7,787
Adam Sandler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Happy Gilmore, Billy Madison, The Wedding Singer

7
8,669 3,012
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
joemama256 added Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

8
10,536 6,586
Ashton Kutcher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Butterfly Effect, Valentine's Day, Dude

9
7,301 3,634
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
7,703 4,568
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
8,463 8,181
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
7,297 5,003
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
8,249 5,885
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
7,770 5,995
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

15
7,599 5,296
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

16
4,103 1,386
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
4,204 1,957
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
9,207 7,700
Tom Cruise is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Top Gun, Jerry Maguire, Rain Man

19
4,078 2,170
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
6,337 5,336
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

21
6,627 4,277
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
7,014 6,621
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

23
5,522 4,338
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
3,286 1,634
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
3,895 2,283
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

26
6,788 5,902
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
5,149 4,436
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
5,460 5,476
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
3,823 2,797
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
StacyGuy added Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

30
5,094 5,171
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

31
6,607 7,764
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
2,893 1,768
Lea Michele is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
3,286 2,279
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 33 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

34
4,689 4,810
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
5,487 5,609
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
4,925 4,849
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
4,670 3,690
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
4,279 4,812
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
4,523 4,725
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
4,060 3,993
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
2,243 1,826
Rosie Perez is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Do the Right Thing, Pineapple Express, The Other Guys

42
2,065 1,466
Jerry Seinfeld is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
RobLein added Bee Movie, The Ratings Game, The Thing About My Folks

43
4,699 5,124
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
1,950 1,602
David Spade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Tommy Boy, The Emperor's New Groove, Grown Ups

45
2,073 1,306
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
1,666 944
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
pyriel2 added Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray

47
4,057 4,774
George Clooney is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut, Batman & Robin

48
1,803 1,184
Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Make Your Move

49
2,326 2,135
Arnold Schwarzenegger is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Rocky Holmes added Terminator 2: Judgment Day, The Terminator, Predator

50
2,669 2,254
Ellen DeGeneres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
JohnTuck added Finding Nemo, Coneheads, Dr. Dolittle