9 Worst Actors of Our Time ...


9 Worst Actors of Our Time ...
9 Worst Actors of Our Time ...

Worst Actors aren't easy to define. I mean, naming the worst actors is bound to be a hot button topic, because it's so subjective. I might really hate actors that you love, and you might despise the actors I love best. Besides, I myself can usually find something positive about every guy I've ever seen in any movie. Even Pauly Shore – he was inventive in Encino Man, before you saw him play the same character in every. Single. Film. And David Spade? He was fantastic when paired with Chris Farley. Sure, there are some dudes I would consider the worst actors, but instead of basing this around my own opinion, I decided to do research – a lot of research. Do a quick search, and you'll find that most people out in movie land share the same opinions on which guys in Hollywood qualify as the worst actors. I took the number one choices from all the people I asked and all the opinions I found, and compiled them h
ere – and I'm dying to know what you think!

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Hayden Christensen

I was actually really surprised to see this one, because I love Hayden Christensen. Okay, that's based almost solely in his performance (with the delicious Ian Somerhalder) in Life as a House, but still. The reason most people consider him one of the worst actors? The Star Wars movies: the majority of moviegoers seem to despise his turn as Anakin/Darth Vader. I really didn't mind his performance, but then, I'm not the most ginormous Star Wars fan.


Hayden Christensen is an actor from Canada, born in 1981. He is best known for his roles in the Star Wars prequel trilogy as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. He has also appeared in a variety of other films, such as Life as a House, Shattered Glass, Jumper, and Takers.

Christensen's performance in the Star Wars prequels has been the subject of much debate, with some considering him one of the worst actors of our time. Despite this, Christensen has received numerous awards for his work, including an MTV Movie Award for Best Fight for Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones in 2003.

In addition to his work in film, Christensen has also appeared in several television series. He starred in the ABC Family series Higher Ground in 2000, and had a recurring role in the Fox drama series 24 in 2001. He has also appeared in the TV movie Out of the Ashes in 2003.


Sylvester Stallone

Having watched pretty much every Sylvester Stallone movie ever made with my dad, I can kind of see why so many people dislike his acting abilities. He's not very articulate and he's definitely a strong genre actor, but he does have his place in that genre. He's also got a sense of humor in many of his films. He's a legend as Rambo and Rocky, even counting the unfortunate ending of the franchise. Of course, there's also the question of films like Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot and Get Carter.


Stallone, undeniably muscle-bound and iconic, may not be the master of dramatic depth, but he sure knows how to command the screen with a physical presence. His dialogue delivery is often criticized for lack of clarity, yet it somehow adds to the charm of his rugged characters. Beyond the action-heavy roles, his attempt at comedies was met with mixed reactions, showing a willingness to step out of his comfort zone, albeit with questionable success. In essence, Stallone embodies the tough guy persona that's become a niche of its own, inspiring some eye-rolls, but undoubtedly cementing his status in Hollywood lore.


Paul Walker

I've never considered Paul Walker one of the worst actors, but I'm evidently alone in that. Really, the reason people are so overwhelmed is mainly due to a lack of presence rather than a lack of acting ability. He's had success in the Fast and the Furious franchise, but I also enjoyed him in Flags of Our Fathers. What do you think, does he deserve the bad actor title or is he just a little bland?


Paul Walker may not have been everyone's cup of tea, but certainly, he possessed a certain charm that resonated with many. Often typecast as the good-looking lead in action flicks, it's possible his range was never fully explored. Critics frequently dismissed him, yet audiences adored him; a clear dissonance between popular opinion and professional appraisal. Labeling him as bland might be unfair when considering his performances contained subtle nuances that perhaps required more attentive viewing to appreciate. Joy Ride and Running Scared showcased more of his acting chops, maybe watch those before casting final judgment.


Nicolas Cage

I have to admit, and maybe you'll disagree, but I'm actually a huge fan of Nicolas Cage. I realize that he's been in some really bad movies, but he's been in a lot of films I really enjoy. Most critics complain about the fact that so many of his roles seem cookie cutter, and yeah, I can see that. I can fully admit that some of his performances were just terrible. But so many of them have been really great – do you think he has his place, or is he just a bad, bad actor?


Despite the naysayers, Cage's select performances shimmer with a unique intensity unmatched by his peers. Consider his Oscar-winning turn in Leaving Las Vegas or his manic energy in Face/Off. These are roles no one else could inhabit with such abandon. Certainly, his filmography is a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but isn’t that the very essence of a risk-taker? Cage’s dedication to his craft, whether in blockbuster hits or indie flicks, shows an actor unafraid of failure. He's a maverick in the truest sense, and for that, he's earned my respect.


Vin Diesel

Like his Fast and Furious costar, Vin Diesel is considered by many to be one of the worst actors in recent memory. Again, it's largely because of cookie cutter performance. Films like The Chronicles of Riddick and The Pacifier don't help either.


Vin Diesel is an American actor, producer, director, and screenwriter who has been in the entertainment industry for decades. He is best known for his roles in the Fast and Furious franchise, as well as the Riddick series. However, despite his success in the box office, many consider him to be one of the worst actors of our time.

The main reason for this is his lack of range in his performances. He often portrays the same kind of macho, tough-guy character in most of his films, which can become tiresome for audiences. This is particularly evident in The Chronicles of Riddick and The Pacifier, where he plays a similar role in both films.

Despite his performance being criticized, Diesel has still managed to remain a household name in Hollywood. He has starred in many successful films, including the Fast and Furious franchise, which has grossed over $5 billion worldwide. He also continues to produce and direct films, which have earned him multiple awards and nominations.

Diesel has also been involved in charitable work, having donated to a number of causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He has also spoken out about the importance of diversity and representation in Hollywood.


Keanu Reeves

Keanu is at the top of most lists, and I can understand why. I mean, I thought he was awesome in The Matrix and I enjoyed Constantine as well (although not specifically because of the title character), but he's mainly still reprising his role as Ted. There are some exceptions, but he's largely a monotone, monosyllabic, robotic mess on screen. He's been miscast on a number of occasions, which might have quite a lot to do with it. I enjoyed his part in Parenthood (the original film, that is), I liked him in My Own Private Idaho as well, but there have been times where his lukewarm performance has been detrimental to the movie. You know there's something up when critics agree that he was the perfect choice to play Klaatu in the remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still.


Dwayne Johnson

The Scorpion King. The Game Plan. Race to Rich Mountain. There are lots of movies that cause critics to dub The Rock as one of the worst actors to grace the silver screen. I'm torn, again. He's been in movies that I've enjoyed (I actually enjoyed his portrayal in The Mummy Returns far more than The Scorpion King) and I think he often displays a really great sense of humor, but he might be better on TV than on the big screen.


Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is often mentioned when you see people listing their least favorite actors. Internet critics seem to just hate him. I've never been a big fan myself, but I'm also not a fan of action movies. I wonder if his lack of popularity has to do with the fact that the folks voicing their opinions don't like the genre. Then again, it might just be the man himself.


Kevin Costner

I'm torn with this choice, which appears on quite a number of lists. Has Kevin Costner been in some good movies? He absolutely has. My personal beef with him actually goes back to Robin Hood; Prince of Thieves. Everyone in Sherwood Forest using British accents, and then there's Robin Hood himself. Still, it was a great movie, but as far as popular opinion goes, it looks as if films like this, Dances with Wolves, Bull Durham, and Field of Dreams are offset by movies like Waterworld, The Postman, and Message in a Bottle. I don't know, even though I'm not a huge fan, I think his good works outweigh his bad ones – he has done some damn good movies. What do you think, is he one of the worst actors?

Like say, your list of the worst actors is no doubt entirely different than mine, or any other internet critic's. Maybe you're like me and can find the good in most actors, even if you only enjoy a single film. You'll have to let me know about what you think concerning the majority opinion about the worst actors on screen. While you're at it, who do you think are the worst actors?

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#6 Keanu is a good actor

Hayden christensen isn't bad but why is kevin costner in this???? Anyway i'm even more surprised that Ben Affleck isn't in this list or even number 1! He's the worst right behind Nicholas Cage. You also forgot Taylor Lautner.

#4 Nicolas Cage is another actor that plays himself all times. He has been around for a long time and since most studios prefer a known actor than a talented unknown actor, he will never stop getting any scripts.


I actually agree with most of the actors on this list.... although I don't think they deserve the title of worst actor ever (except maybe Reeves). I think they can all be great actors, but that they have definitely been poorly cast in a lot of movies, which may have stained their reputations forever. Nicholas Cage was good in City of Angels and Lord of War, but other than that, he's been a lot of horrible movies lately, like Ghost Rider and Drive Angry... I think the movies these people were in are horrible, but the actors themselves aren't too bad.

This is fucking ridiculous, they're all good actors. What do you consider the kardashians as good actresses or something? I feel like the action genre isn't given enough credit, just because "real actors" are able to cry and act crazy, they get praised. Ugh

This guy has bullied people on sets. He is no real actor either.

#2 Sylvestor Stallone like Arnold Schwarzenegger is a good choice for action movies that actually have a decent script

#5 a potato with eyes basically, lacks the looks, skills and charm of an actor. Can't seem to watch anything he's on and is limited to roles in terrible franchises (no wonder)

Keanu and Hayden, even Paul walker are all great.

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