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.

1
13,776 5,350
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

2
11,904 4,950
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
11,529 4,791
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
11,271 4,576
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
9,976 7,025
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
9,976 6,045
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
6,722 1,835
Jaden Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jaden Smith Men in Black II, The Pursuit of Happyness, After Earth

8
7,810 2,758
Miley Cyrus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
joemama256 added Miley Cyrus Big Fish, Bolt, High School Musical 2

9
6,595 3,320
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
7,085 4,208
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
7,334 5,501
Zac Efron is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Zac Efron Hairspray, The Lorax, High School Musical

12
7,903 7,637
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
6,845 4,692
Katie Holmes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
wiabux added Katie Holmes Batman Begins, Jack and Jill, Thank You for Smoking

14
7,683 5,543
Charlie Sheen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Charlie Sheen Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Platoon, Being John Malkovich

15
7,047 4,959
Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Gwyneth Paltrow The Avengers, Iron Man, Seven

16
3,429 1,192
Madonna is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
ΜαρίαΤζουμάνη added Madonna A League of Their Own, Dick Tracy, Die Another Day

17
3,629 1,685
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
5,981 4,981
Jessica Alba is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jessica Alba Sin City, Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

19
3,594 1,952
Dane Cook is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Dane Cook Mystery Men, Mr. Brooks, Stuck on You

20
8,506 7,251
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
6,153 4,048
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
5,089 3,983
Vin Diesel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
bojanthebest added Vin Diesel Saving Private Ryan, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Iron Giant

23
6,586 6,234
Ben Affleck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Ben Affleck Good Will Hunting, Dazed and Confused, Field of Dreams

24
3,515 2,027
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
2,799 1,414
Russell Brand is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Russell Brand Despicable Me 2, Despicable Me, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

26
6,375 5,504
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
4,782 4,083
Channing Tatum is listed (or ranked) 27 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

28
5,133 5,076
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
4,852 4,831
Halle Berry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Halle Berry X-Men, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men 2

30
3,415 2,609
Woody Allen is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
StacyGuy added Woody Allen Annie Hall, Manhattan, Hannah and Her Sisters

31
6,370 7,266
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Will Smith Men in Black, Independence Day, Men in Black 3

32
3,002 2,047
Hayden Christensen is listed (or ranked) 32 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

33
2,579 1,616
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
4,448 4,464
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
5,209 5,207
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
4,671 4,567
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
4,009 4,403
Will Ferrell is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Will Ferrell Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Elf, Wedding Crashers

38
4,403 3,440
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
4,287 4,426
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
BobbyMoore added Sylvester Stallone Rocky, Men in Black, First Blood

40
3,803 3,759
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
1,728 1,360
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
2,020 1,658
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
4,512 4,844
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

44
1,766 1,296
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
1,765 1,106
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
1,390 810
Amanda Bynes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
pyriel2 added Amanda Bynes Easy A, She's the Man, Hairspray

47
1,115 750
Kevin James is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Kevin James Grown Ups, 50 First Dates, Hitch

48
3,834 4,465
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
1,314 886
Jimmy Fallon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
Jimmy Fallon Almost Famous, Fever Pitch, Whip It

50
1,596 1,077
Derek Hough is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Most Overrated Actors of All Time
DeniseVennicci added Derek Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Make Your Move