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Posted on 11/20/2011 10:12:01 PM PST by This Just In
Top Ten Most Overrated Actors/Actresses of All Time by Ben Shapiro
Its been almost two years since I posted at Big Hollywood regarding the Top 10 Most Overrated Directors of All Time. Ive had a chance to reflect and think about the crimes I committed in that post. And, to paraphrase Mr. Eko from the greatest TV show of all time, Lost, I ask no forgiveness because I have committed no sin except leaving Spike Lee and Tim Burton off the list, that is.
So, because you all enjoyed that list so much, and because I apparently have a death wish, its time for another: The Top 10 Most Overrated Actors/Actresses of All Time.
Unlike last time, I will claim that these are objective facts, not subjective opinions, so that all my critics may have full liberty to attack me (To those same critics who claimed last time that I phrased my opinions in an objective manner, this is called being facetious. That means Im kidding. Also, seriously? That was your criticism?).
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I was going to list Will Smith, but decided to go with Jeanine instead. :^)
Agreed. Add Demi Moore to that list.
Can’t agree with you on Ian Holm and Elijah Wood.
Sean Penn- great actor, terrible human being, but has incredible range. Spicoli, Mystic River, Asassination of Richard Nixon. Completely forget it's Penn.
Dustin Hoffman- nothing good recently, but nailed it in earlier roles.
Nicholson- always watchable, but he's just playing himself. Bill Murray-great at improv, but no real range.
Steve Martin-was funny 25 years ago. Nothing good since then.
Robin Williams- I HATE him in comedic roles, but really good in serious roles.
Will Ferrell-KING of overrated. His uniformly unfunny "comedies" make mucho bucks, so he'll always have work.
Underrated: Ed Harris. Good in everything I've ever seen him in.
“So he played “Wonka” as some kind of creepy satanic pedophile (basically a hybrid of Michael Jackson & Marilyn Manson) that enjoys torturing children.”
Disturbing, but funny statement.
We’ll just have to agree to disagree on DeNiro. I’ve viewed most of his films, and Taxi Driver and The Godfather were his most memorable. My personal favorite was Midnight Run. Funny film.
I confess. It was me....
Penn, however, good performance in Falcon and the Snowman.
Bette Davis was fantastic in the wonderful, The Corn Is Green.
“and when I walk in the dark I can touch with my hands where the corn is green.”
Viggo Mortensen is an actor’s actor. I have no idea why he is on your list. He is extremely underrated imho.
Heath Ledger could act. Watch the remake of “The Four Feathers”; he’ll make you a believer. Unreal performance.
The perfect script for Madonna would be entitled, "Road Whore". It would not be a stretch for her as an actress as well, setting would be at a Truck Stop.
Warren Beatty has to be on the short list. Never was impressed by his “acting.”
Steven Segal and Arnold Schwartzeneggar. Those two are one-dimensional all the way. Schwartzeneggar did do a comedy bit when he played in that faux-horror flick “The Governator.”
Robin Williams...keeps doing Mork over and over
I think youre wrong about Keanu Reaves. The list is “most overated actors”. Keanu Reaves may be many things, but he is certainly not overated. Most people know exactly how bad he is. :)
Personally I thought he did OK as Aragorn. According to the weaponmaster for the films, he was by far the best at the swordfighting.
Where’s Tom Cruise on the list?
can’t believe i dont see Susan Sarandon on that list anywhere, she grates the hell out of me.
And now, Cruise is filming One Shot, playing Jack Reached. This is quite probably the worst casting ever. Readers of the novels know Jack is six foot five, a full foot taller than Peewee Cruise. What a disaster.
Katherine Hepburn: she successfully played the role of “Katherine Hepburn” in every movie she was ever in. There is absolutely no difference in her “interpretation” of any role she ever played, none. Not one. Never.
Interesting. I thought LoTR was his only good work— excellent, actually.
What in the world... is this guy smoking?????
What young Ben knows about acting... you could fit inside a Hollywood agent's heart and still have room for a full sized replica of the Titanic!