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Who do you think is the most over-rated actor/actress of all time?

Asked by Self_Consuming_Cannibal (4256points) February 10th, 2013

And why?

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ragingloli's avatar

Tom Cruise.
He is complete shit.
Bruce Willis.
He is complete shit.
Clint Eastwood.
He is complete shit.
Leonardo DiCaprio.

Pachy's avatar


gondwanalon's avatar

Meryl Streep
George Clooney

Why? Because they really are not THAT good.

Yeahright's avatar

Meryl Streep

Her mannerisms are so characteristic that they stand out in all her performances. She can do accents yet she can’t change her facial expressions that much.

filmfann's avatar

Meryl Streep and Tom Cruise have already been mentioned. (Tom was actually good in “Born on the Fourth of July”. Meryl was good in “Ironweed”)
Nicholas Cage
Joan Crawford
John Travolta (except “pulp fiction”)
James Dean
Sandra Bulloch (except “while you were sleeping”)

cookieman's avatar

Keaneu Reeves
He’s so wooden and deadpan. Why does he keep getting work?

Adam Sandler
Jim Carey
—Annoying. Not funny.-/

gailcalled's avatar

MIlo here; Gail. Simply watch her lie to me for a few minutes. QED.

zenvelo's avatar

Kevin Costner, by far. Not as good as his good reviews, “star’” in some of the absolute worst movies of the last 25 years.

ucme's avatar

John Wayne
Charlton Heston
Matt Damon
Ben Affleck

None of them can act, they’re shite!

Pandora's avatar

Sylvester Stallone, is on the top of my list. But really their are way too many to mention. I’ll be here all day.

Kardamom's avatar

Will Ferrell is not funny, except for his performance (it would have been funny done by anyone) in Blades of Glory. That was probably only funny to me, though, because I follow figure skating. I thought Anchorman was one of the worst movies of all time.

I would agree with @cookieman about Jim Carey, if not for the great voice over he did for Ebenezer Scrooge in the animated version of a Christmas Carol, other than that, he’s kind of a bore.

Leonardo DiCaprio, boring and trying way to hard to be cool.

William Hurt. Tries even harder than Leo to be cool and hip, especially with his lazy speech patterns and facial movements.

Dennis Quaid. The goofy smile just bugs the heck out of me.

Ben Stiller, boring, unfunny and trying even harder than William Hurt or Leo to be cool. Shame though, because his parents Jerry Stiller and Ann Meara are top notch.

Jennifer Garner, but I think it’s mostly that 6 inch dimple that makes me think she’s just a light weight. I can’t help but stare at that dimple and overly toothy grin and follow the dialogue or story or take her seriously. I used to think the same thing about Geena Davis, who has a similar dimple and toothy grin until she got a little bit older and played the President of the United States in Commander and Chief. I thought she was excellent. Maybe because in that, she didn’t have the cutsie Katie Couric smile, because it was a serious role.

Eliza Dushku. In all of the roles I’ve seen her in, she always has this smug I’m hot look on her face and poses. She’s actually rather plain and boring. She and Leo could make a movie called “The Most Boring Romance of All Time While we Strike a Pose.” Unfortunately I’ve seen more of her than I normally would have, because she was in 2 movies with Alan Rickman, Bottle Shock and Nobel Son. They should have used Scarlett Johansson.

cookieman's avatar

@Kardamom: Good point about the animated Christmas Carol. Jim Carey was good in that. Perhaps he should stick to voice work.

bookish1's avatar

John Wayne and Will Ferrell.

Unbroken's avatar

I would argue being typecast is not necessarily bad acting as most people seem to unanimousily agree.

I would agruee that they are just particulary good in a specific role so they’ve developed it.

My favorite non favorite’s:
That silly Bella girl from Twilight.

Anne Hathaway

People that bug me
Ben Stiller
Will Ferrel
John Travolta (pulp fiction exception)

Brian1946's avatar


I think one of the most vicariously embarrassing moments I’ve ever had, was watching Hathaway trying to do some rap thing she concocted on Conan.

Unbroken's avatar

Wow. Thanks, I think, for the share @Brian1946. My general take on her is the more I can avoid watching her the better. Not the watch everything she puts out so I can hate it. : )

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