The 10 Most Overrated Movie Actors
There is so much hype around some actors, which makes no sense since they don’t offer the same level of talent and ability that they once did. Some of these actors were once considered Hollywood’s best and brightest; however, these days they seem to be taking attention away from more underrated actors who are more skilled and disciplined. These overrated actors don’t offer award-winning performances anymore and they seem to be resting on their laurels. They also demand huge paychecks, which is really too bad since many of their films aren’t that commercially successful. Here are 10 of Hollywood’s most overrated actors!
10. Tom Cruise
For many years, Tom Cruise was known for playing a lot of strong, memorable characters in a number of commercially successful and critically acclaimed films. He received a few Academy Award nominations and he won a few Golden Globe Awards. While he enjoyed a lot of diversity earlier in his career, for several years now, he has mainly been in action-based flicks, playing the same character over and over again. It makes us wonder: Is his acting really deserving of all the hype?
9. Will Smith
When Will Smith first got into acting, he said that his goal was to become “the biggest movie star in the world,” which definitely helps explain why we only see him in big blockbuster movies. The Oscar-nominated actor hasn’t demonstrated that he has a lot of range. In all of his movies, he plays one of two characters: The smooth, charming guy as seen in “Hitch” or the super serious action hero in “I am Legend” and “I Robot.” Smith may see great things ahead for himself, but we think he’s pretty overrated.