Years of experience isn’t always enough to wow the millions watching. From Megan Fox to Rob Schneider, here are some of the least favored actors and actresses, according to sources like IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes.
In 2003 actor-director Tommy Wiseau produced The Room, where he also played the lead role. Sadly, his film would soon place him at the very top of IMDb’s list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses List.
Critics slammed Wiseau's debut, with one IMDb critic labeling it "craptastic" and another user on Rotten Tomatoes describing it: "a movie so bad, so inept, so unbelievably painful, it's almost impossible to comprehend anyone thought it would be great on-screen." Perhaps no surprise that IMDb gave it an average rating of 3.7/10.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Sure, she only hit #66 on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list. But Jennifer Love Hewitt has earned the dubious award of being one of the few famous actors who has never been in a film with a Rotten Tomatoes score above 60%, or with a certified "fresh" rating. In fact, her RT average sits at only 18.9%.
This rating is the result of a few critically-panned flops, including the likes of The Truth About Love which came in with 0% critic approval, and Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit (only 7%!). It was the 1997 film I Know What You Did Last Summer, which was said to be her worst, despite the 43% approval from “diehard fans.”
Chuck Norris is practically a cultural icon with his signature style and martial arts prowess. But according to critics, the acclaim doesn’t extend to his acting. In fact, Norris was given the title of Worst Rated Actor by publications like Rotten Tomatoes and Slate.
Such criticism included: "Norris again fails to find a niche for his limited talent," as critics noted. He also has a balanced average of 18.4% on Rotten Tomatoes for his filmography, so it's not a huge surprise to see him at #36 on the aforementioned Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list on IMDb.
Aussie actress Ruby Rose first came to international recognition on the hit show Orange Is the New Black, and later film roles such as John Wick: Chapter 2. But her skills were also met with some considerable industry criticism. So many were interested to see how her stint as Batwoman in 2019 would turn out.
Unfortunately, she quit the show fairly quickly, and perhaps the public response was the cause. Though Batwoman was ranked at 84% by critics on Rotten Tomatoes, the show received a damning audience score of 16%, with one critic calling it: "just Bad. Really. Just spare the time and watch something else." Yikes.
Early 2000s funnyman Jamie Kennedy likely wasn't laughing when he saw the public feedback for his role in Son of the Mask, which reached only 6% positive ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. One critic went so far as to describe the film as, "Terrible, awful, extremely bad, and horrible."
In fact, it's this film that earned Kennedy the #2 spot on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list. Interesting that one of the actor's top quotes on his IMDb biography is, "I think anybody can be a good actor." We're not sure we agree, and it appears that reviewers of Son of the Mask definitely don't.
For an A-lister who comes from a Hollywood family, it can be hard to believe that actress-turned-entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow has received some of the industry’s lowest performance ratings. Films like Mortdecai, which received a 12% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, have left critics and audiences confused by the recent filmography.
It's easy to forget that Paltrow is actually an Oscar winner, considering that even her early films like View From the Top were panned by critics. As one noted: "Miss Paltrow? We're gonna need that Oscar back." Common Sense Media's Nell Minow also stated, "What was Gwyneth Paltrow thinking?"
Owen Wilson may be beloved by some, and he’s certainly starred in some popular films. But critics over the years have been less enthusiastic. On platforms like Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, some have argued that his abilities are overrated, as he seems to have difficulties portraying more serious roles.
But perhaps that’s because Wilson has a long history with comedic features, such as films like Wedding Crashers, Meet the Fockers, and The Royal Tenenbaums. It’s hard to dispute that many still appreciate his roles in lighter films, though he is still listed as one of the worst actors on IMDb.
While she may absolutely slay as the Queen of Pop, critics haven't appreciated Madonna's side-career as an actress as much. Back in the 90s, her roles weren't looked upon too kindly, with Chicago Sun-Times reviewer Roger Ebert labeling her film Body of Evidence as one of his "most hated movies of all time."
It was 1996's Evita that cemented these opinions, as the film received 'not bad - not good' scores of 63% on Rotten Tomatoes and 6.3/10 on IMDb. But reviews like Tim Brayton's, which called her role "Wholly artificial and forced," may have been what put her at #35 on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses roundup.
Coming in at #49 on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses List is David Hasselhoff for his time in, of course, Baywatch. The infamous movie was rated just 5.3/10 by IMDb, with less than impressive reviews. One IMDb user even commented, "David Hasselhoff [was] repulsive, a lousy actor and an even worse singer."
Ironically enough, the film which further skyrocketed his career was also given a damningly low critic score of 18% on Rotten Tomatoes. On the brighter side, Baywatch achieved an audience score of 69%, proving that not all fans agreed with the negative press.
Despite mixed reviews on the film Bolero, Bo Derek was awarded the #37 spot on the list of Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses on IMDb. While some critics and viewers praised her role in the 1984 film, many critics had claimed her performance left a permanently bad taste.
The reception was mixed enough that Derek won several awards for the role - but she also won the Worst Actress Golden Raspberry Award. Talk about mixed reviews! One particularly scathing IMDb review even described her as "a total airhead that can't even act." Ouch.
He first came to fame acting alongside his famous father in the Pursuit of Happiness, and some have argued that Jaden Smith hasn’t had a good role since. Perhaps his biggest starring role was in the sci-fi flick After Earth, which was hit with an unfortunate 11% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Critics accused it of being a boring and poor representation of science-fiction films, and critic Richard Propes (from theindependentcritic.com) went a step further. He gave the film a 0.5/4 rating and wrote that "The memory of After Earth is so painful that I still feel like my eyes are burning."
Here's another entree on IMDb's Worst Actors/Actresses list: At #38, we have Brigitte Nielsen for her role in 1985's Red Sonja. One critic on IMDb criticized it rather bluntly, saying, "[No one] ever liked admitting they enjoyed a movie with Brigitte."
The actress, model, and singer may have carved out a place for herself in Hollywood, but it appears not everyone was happy with her being there. And Red Sonja seemed to be a big part of the reason, with reviews on Rotten Tomatoes panning the film and Nielsen’s performance as too dull for a warrior movie.
According to some movie watchers and reviewers, Shaquille O’Neal might be the perfect argument as to whether pro sports players should stick to the court or field. After appearing as the lead in 1997s Steel, the reviews came flooding in. And they weren’t good.
Just look at one critic review which said that "Shaquille O'Neal should be legally barred from acting." While that may be going a bit far, Steel's negative reception was enough to gift him the #24 spot on the IMDB Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses, with an aggregated 2.9/10 rating for the film.
When the Transformers film franchise began, it was well-received by the public with an 85% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But the critics were a different story: the 2007 Transformer debut received 58% from critics, and lead actress Megan Fox fared even worse with a #47 spot on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list.
But why? Well, let’s take a look at IMDb user Nielad’s review of the film. They gave it a 3/10, citing “Megan Fox, who, besides the horrible acting, loses points for actually saying, 'Sam, whatever happens, I'm glad I got in the car with you[...] Homage to every poorly delivered, cheese ball romance line in the history of cinema."
Few actors have caught as much flack for a role in a film as comedian Rob Schneider did for Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Described as "moronic and repulsive" by BBC's Paul Arendt, the role placed Schneider firmly at #5 on IMDb's list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses.
And it didn't stop there. The Miami Herald reviewer Peter Debruge went further, detailing how Schneider's "shtick still amounts to little more than shameless self-depreciation." At 9% on Rotten Tomatoes and 4.7/10 on IMDb, we can assume that no one is surprised that it was the last installment of the Deuce Bigalow series.
Despite her fame as a socialite and savvy businesswoman, few have forgotten Paris Hilton’s stint in Hollywood. She acted in films like House of Wax and The Hottie & The Nottie. It was the latter title that scored her a spot on our list and the #7 spot on IMDb’s Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list.
Hottie was critically-panned, raking in just 1.9/10 on IMDb, with reviewers criticizing Hilton for her “Zombie-like” performance. The majority of users gave it a harsh 1/10 rating, the lowest of her career. We’ll let readers decide if they want to watch the 2008 flick.
Though it’s considered a cult classic by some, the controversial comedy Freddy Got Fingered was largely critically condemned upon its release in 2001. And of course, it was writer-director-lead actor Tom Green who took most of the criticism of the film, which was hit with a 10% ranking on Rotten Tomatoes.
It was also slated by multiple publications, such as the BBC, where it was described as "Embarrassing, offensive, and resoundingly pointless" by Danny Graydon. The Austin Chronicle's Marc Savlov also called it "witless, dull, and oh-so-predictably offensive," alongside a 0/5 rating.
Kaley Cuoco has been acting in Hollywood since 1992, when she first appeared in Quicksand: No Escape. Despite climbing quite high up the ladder of fame and fortune, she still has yet to impress all of her critics. She has even been questioned on her most famous role as Penny in the hit show The Big Bang Theory.
As readers have probably guessed, Cuoco earned a place for herself on IMDb's Worst Actors/Actresses list for a variety of reportedly lackluster roles. One user on IMDb even took some time out to roast her acting in BBT, calling her character Penny "The stereotypical s*x driven blonde."
It’s hard to believe someone can simultaneously be the (formerly) highest-paid actor in Hollywood, and on the list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses, according to IMDb. But that was exactly the case for Chris Tucker when he starred in the film Rush Hour 2, which garnered only 6.6/10.
If we look at reviews from serious publications and users on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, it appears Tucker's rather unique performance didn't quite fit with the rest of the cast. Famed critic Roger Ebert even asked, "How can a movie allow [Tucker] to be so obnoxious and make no acknowledgment that his behavior is aberrant?"
There's nothing quite like a Bond girl, but not everyone is as impressed by the title. Just take a look at Tanya Roberts's role in 1985's A View to Kill, which got her a spot on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list at #54. According to IMDb user Spectravideo, Robert's role actually "Brings the experience down quite a bit."
And it’s possible that other viewers agreed with this statement, as the film itself only scored at 37% critics approval on Rotten Tomatoes. But a few poor reviews weren’t enough to sour her career, as she went on to play the well-received role of Midge Pinciotti on the hit show That 70’s Show.
Another That 70's Show star on our list - some fans might be shocked to hear that Michael Kelso, otherwise known as Ashton Kutcher, nabbed the #15 spot on the same Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list. Some critics believe that his skills haven't developed much since he came to fame on the show.
One IMDb user described the actor as a "complete imbecile" on the show, a character type that some believe he still hasn't grown out of. On Rotten Tomatoes, another user described most of his roles as "Dimwitted hunks." However, the latter description might be why so many fans watch his movies.
According to some critics, and even her own IMDb biography, Mandy Moore’s performance in the 2006 film Cursed was so lackluster that all of her scenes had to be reshot. And if that wasn’t enough, her role had to be recast too. That’s right: She was replaced before she could finish the shoot by actress Mya Harrison.
"Moore was a spirited off-screen presence in Tangled, but her charms as an actress are strained here," was one review of Cursed that came in from one of Rotten Tomatoes' top critics, Stephen Witty of the Newark Star-Ledger. He listed it as another "additional weight" alongside several other of Moore's critically-panned films.
For those of us who followed much of Charlie Sheen’s later career, we remember hearing that the actor lost his flagship role in the sitcom Two and a Half Men, reportedly due to the star’s erratic behavior. But perhaps this erratic behavior translated into his performances.
That could explain why he holds the #34 place on IMDb's list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses. Even Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Roger Ebert went in on Sheen's acting, describing it as "Ludicrous" and pointing out that the actor was "seemingly confused" between scenes.
Heather Locklear has had her fair share of good and not-so-good roles on film and television. Perhaps the most divisive was her role in Melrose Place, where she was criticized by some IMDb users for being the weakest link amongst an otherwise strong cast.
But is that really enough of a reason to put her at #62 on the IMDb list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses? Apparently so, according to additional IMDb critics. One user actually described Locklear's character as their least favorite, saying that she is "quite a b****."
Freddie Prinze Jr.
Next up, we have the early 2000s heart-throb Freddie Prinze Jr., who earned his spot on the IMDb list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses for the 1999 film She’s All That. In this film, he portrayed a typical high school jock, and it appeared that critics were less than impressed with his performance.
He was described by some users as “frustrating” and difficult to watch, and perhaps it cursed his career as he went on to star in a string of films that had equally lukewarm receptions. She’s All That was given a 40% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and described as “inconsistent” and “slow.”
For some of us, A Cinderella Story is a cherished throwback to childhood. But at the time it was released, it certainly wasn't cherished by critics. Today it sits at just 12% approval on Rotten Tomatoes, with Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert describing it as "A terrible movie, sappy and dead in the water."
It was so "terrible," in fact, that it may have tainted teen idol Hilary Duff's acting reputation forever. Due to her role in the film, the Lizzie McGuire star was ranked at #68 on IMDb's Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list. It may not be a fairytale ending for her, but we've got nothing but love for this golden girl.
Many people might be surprised to hear that the beloved Disney film The Emperor’s New Groove is on this list, but hear us out. Yes, the animated film was generally well-received, with a Rotten Tomatoes approval rating of 85%. But the criticism of the film was related to its lead actor.
Comedic actor David Spade was the voice of Emperor Kuzco. But he, unfortunately, had very little prior experience with the medium of voice acting, and it apparently showed. One Rotten Tomatoes critic described his performance, in particular his jokes, as “simply not landing,” which might be why he didn’t appear in later sequels.
Charlene Tilton’s best-known film is probably Superhero Movie, which may not have been the boost to her career that one might expect. The parody film was widely slated by unimpressed critics, who gave it a 17% approval rating (or should we say disapproval rating?) on the site Rotten Tomatoes.
Sadly, due to Superhero Movie, Tilton now sits at #11 on the IMDb’s Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses. Despite its lofty subject matter, the film was far from inspiring, with performances that were described as “melodramatic” and jokes that often fell flat.
For someone as accomplished as Ben Affleck, who won several awards for his writing, directing, and producing, it can be easy to forget that he first became famous for his acting. But that might be because his dramatic skills weren’t exactly… adored by every critic.
Though many critics and viewers have loved the films he has acted in, other users on Rotten and IMDb have made some pointed comments about Affleck’s career. Some seem to feel that he isn’t fully immersed in his roles, whereas others find themselves wishing he brought a little more dimension to his characters.
Sure, she’s been beloved by many filmgoers ever since she appeared on the silver screen as a child. But it doesn’t change the fact that Drew Barrymore was named one of IMDb’s Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses coming in at #19 for the 1999 film Never Been Kissed.
One critic dismissively stated that, "I don't think I can think of one authentic human moment in the whole movie." That's a harsh critique for someone like Barrymore, who usually plays vibrant characters. But while some have criticized the film for its inauthenticity, others have praised her for making it more watchable.
Scott 'Carrot Top' Thompson
This unique gentleman was born Scott Thompson, but today he is known in the entertainment world as Carrot Top. In the 1990s, he made a name for himself as an actor and comedian, and today has over 30 film and tv credits. But some speculate that he never reached his true potential.
In fact, it seems his crowning achievement in film and his career peak came in the form of the 1998 comedy Chairman of the Board. Unfortunately, it wasn't well-received, garnering just 2.3/10 on IMDb and earning Carrot Top the 12th place on the site's list of the Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses.
At its peak, Josh Hartnett’s acting character was going fabulously, with a seemingly cemented position in Hollywood as a bad-boy heartthrob. Unfortunately, his winning streak (which included films like Pearl Harbor and Sin City) didn’t last long. But what happened?
Some believe it was his stint in panned films like the sci-fi flop The Lovers which torpedoed the now 43-year old's career and placed him at #13 on the IMDb list of Worst Actors/Actresses. One critic summed up The Lovers in a rather harsh way, saying, "this stinks worse than an oyster's fart."
Though Hollywood has branded her as a bit of a pariah these days, in her heyday Roseanne Barr was one of the biggest names in television. Her famous show Roseanne had run through the 1980s and 90s to wide acclaim. She played the titular character in a whopping 231 episodes!
At various points, Barr even acted as executive producer on the show, so she must have been overjoyed when the 2017 Roseanne revival was announced. Sadly it was short-lived, with the show never coming to fruition and Barr officially being placed as the 15th worst actor/actress, according to IMDb’s list.
Alicia Silverstone was such a pop culture icon in the 90s that her role in Clueless is still copied from and quoted to this day! It seems as if the film's reputation only gets better as the years pass. Sadly, the same can't be said for the now 45-year old actress.
But she never stopped acting, even if her efforts haven’t been entirely well-received. Perhaps her least appreciated offering was Batman & Robin, which achieved only a 3.8/10 rating on IMDb. It earned Silverstone the dubious title of the 22nd worst actor/actress, according to the IMDb Top 100 Worst Actors/Actresses list.
Here's another striking woman who starred in a show named after her. Rosie O'Donnell's rather aptly-named show, The Rosie O'Donnell Show, ran from 1996 to 2002 and won numerous awards, including several Daytime Emmys. From those years on, O'Donnell became a household name.
But not everything was a hit for the actress, in particular the All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise. It simply was not well-received, with one Rotten Tomatoes user writing, "[It] tells you precisely what it's about in the first five minutes and then tells you the same thing for the next 85 minutes over and over again."
Back in the 80s and 90s, Steven Seagal was poised for greatness and even touted as the new Bruce Lee due to a string of successful action movies packed with fight scenes, crazy stunts, and explosions. But unfortunately for him, his career (and reputation) lost considerable steam over the years.
Just check out this Rotten Tomatoes review for the 1994 film On Deadly Ground, which seemed to sum up what many other critics thought. "Unfortunately, Segal... is no match for Caine. His on-screen personality is petulant and humorless, his voice so grating you want to reach for a mute button."
With popular films like 10 Things I Hate About You, Princess Diaries, and Dilbert under his belt, you’d expect Larry Miller to be a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. But sadly, that isn’t the case. Over the years, the actor has had some difficulty getting bigger roles in mainstream productions.
Some suggested that the actor was another victim of type-casting. And perhaps it was this that resulted in him being named as one of IMDb's top 30 worst actors/actresses. As a reviewer rated his performance in 2012's General Education: He plays "a strained collection of outtakes from other comedies."
Pamela Anderson first came to public attention as a popular Playboy centerfold, but she proved that she had much more to offer than that. She quickly nabbed a spot on the hit show Home Improvement before landing a major role in the pop culture smash Baywatch.
But her first lead role in a film came in 1994 when she was cast in the action movie Raw Justice. In 1996 she was cast in another lead role in Barb Wire. Neither was very well-received, with the latter scoring only 4.1 on IMDb. She was dubbed a "bad heroine [with] bad acting" by one particularly scathing user.
That’s right, the king of rock n roll may have been a global legend because of his music career, Grammy wins and place in the rock n roll Hall of Fame - but the same apparently couldn’t be said for his acting. At least, according to critics and reviewers over the years.
Many young people may not know it today, but there was a long stretch where Elvis starred in literally dozens of films! Although reviews from the time seemed to show that there were few standout moments aside from the musical numbers, which might explain why films like Harum Scarum got low ratings on sites like IMDb.
Only a select few lucky wrestlers ever managed to successfully crossover from pro-wrestling to the big screen. And perhaps none were ever as iconic as Hulk Hogan, who made waves in films like Rocky III and Thunder in Paradise. But over the years, some viewers and critics have been skeptical about the transition.
In fact, some have suspected that perhaps his muscles brought more to the screen than his acting chops ever did. Films like 1996’s Santa with Muscles gathered poor ratings, with an average score of 2.6/10. This probably explains why Hogan was named as one of IMDb’s worst actors and actresses.
Back in the mid-2000s, Taylor Lautner was one of the biggest names in Hollywood due to his role as Jacob Black in the runaway hit Twilight. The teenage actor was adored by young girls around the world, but some critics and viewers didn’t exactly share their enthusiasm.
Films like Run the Tide, which only scored a 9% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, are likely what put Lautner in 6th place on IMDb's 100 Worst Actors and Actresses list. Critic Roger Moore once said, "Both the film and its star, Taylor Lautner, are more scenic than dramatic."
There was once a period when Katherine Heigl could seemingly be found in most of the romantic comedies that Hollywood produced. But not long after, the actress's praise seemed to fade, garnering an unusual amount of criticism. And even with a new show under her belt, critics haven't stopped.
In early 2021 the Netflix series Firefly Lane premiered, with Heigl in the lead role. Her performance wasn't taken well by everyone, with one Rotten Tomatoes user noting that the "casting could have been better." It's no wonder then that she landed a spot on IMDb's worst actors list.
When Katie Holmes first came to public attention, it was in the teen drama series Dawson Creek. Sadly, it was not so beloved by everyone, with one Rotten Tomatoes critic writing, "Does Dawson's Creek deserve all the hoopla? Nah. It's... an oversimplified, teeny-bopper version of... soap operas."
That's a harsh indictment for a debut role, and she went on to star in a raft of poorly-received films, eventually earning a spot on IMDb's list of the Top 100 Worst Actors and Actresses. Her newest feature, Dare to Dream, received similar treatment, with one reviewer saying, "you'll either fall in love with [it]... or hurl."
On paper, Julianne Hough could be a smash-hit in everything. After all, she’s a triple threat. But it seems that being able to act, sing, and dance isn’t always enough to win over every critic. In fact, Hough has even been featured on IMDb’s Worst Actors and Actresses list.
It may be due to her most recent role, Bigger, that she was placed on the undesirable list. Both audiences and critics were frustrated by the film, with one Rotten Tomatoes reviewer making the statement that "the performances prove to be as unconvincing as their ethnic accents and period wigs."
Much like Taylor Lautner, it seemed that after Zac Efron starred in Disney’s High School Musical, he marched right into Hollywood, no questions asked. Such is the power of a teen heartthrob. And Efron starred in a large number of mainstream films because of it.
But many critics and reviewers weren't quite as starstruck by the actor, and some seem to think he has outstayed his welcome in the industry. Not only was he named one of IMDb's 100 Top 100 Worst Actors and Actresses, critic Roger Moore even declared Efron was "on his way out the door."
It’s not just Disney stars who used their teen clout to muscle into the mainstream. TikTok star Addison Rae is one of the few young celebs who have managed to use their enormous social media platform as leverage to get into the industry. As if a debut album wasn’t enough, Rae also got her own film!
That's right, Netflix recently released He's All That, a big-screen moment for the 21-year old influencer. But it's safe to say that many critics were unimpressed, with Jordan Julian stating that her performance showed that "anyone can be an actor now, regardless of one's (lack of) qualifications or talent for the craft."
Since most of us know her as more of a media icon these days, it’s easy to forget that J.Lo was once not just a singer but also an up-and-coming actress. Back in the 90s and early 2000s, Jenny from the block starred in a large number of films, some well-received, others not so much.
Films like The Boy Next Door really seemed to take a toll on her acting credentials, with Rotten Tomatoes critic Mike McGranaghan calling it “the final nail in her film career’s coffin.” Ouch! It’s no wonder then that other internet reviewers placed Lopez on IMDb’s list of Worst Actors and Actresses.
This family just can't catch a break! First, it was big brother Owen. But now, it's the younger Wilson brother, Luke. Believe it or not, the charming star landed #5 on the IMDb list of "Worst Actors in My Opinion." Not the most coveted list to place so high on, but we digress.
Critics and reviewers have often disparaged Luke for acting too similar to his brother, with one outright saying, "Maybe he would be better if he wasn't always impersonating his brother. (but probably not)." While critics might not agree, we'll always have a soft spot for the Wilsons.
Paul Rudd seems to be known around the world as an actor that doesn’t age, but some critics and viewers seem to think that his presence on our screens has lasted a bit too long. On the IMDb list of the Worst Actors Ever Seen, Rudd comes in at #26, likely to the dismay of his adoring fans.
But it's not just his acting - critics have long been skeptical of his typecasting in film. "If Mr. Rudd had only done a couple of movies with a couple of cameos, he would be alright in my book," one IMDb critic shared. "But the man is cast as lead and always plays the same character: a whiny, awkward burnt-out hipster."
After the unexpected massive success of the show Prison Break, lead actor Wentworth Miller found himself absolutely inundated with fame. As the lead character Michael Scofield, Miller had the unenviable task of holding up an entire series. And some critics and viewers are still skeptical of how well he did this.
Just look at the reviews on Prison Break's IMDb page, many of which point out Miller's performance. "The lead role acting is horrible. This character would be more believable if it didn't look like a teenager fresh of middle school," one critic wrote. Another stated that "he couldn't act his way out of a paper bag."
"Justin Timberlake can not carry a movie on his own, and this one sinks under his efforts," is how one Rotten Tomatoes critic, Jackie K. Cooper, pointed out faults in his film Runner Runner. No matter how talented a musician he was and how many film roles he had snapped up, many critics were still unimpressed.
There's no denying that the former Mickey Mouse Clubhouse kid and early 2000s pop star has been climbing onward and upward through Hollywood - but some argue that his screen presence just doesn't support the hype. As another Rotten Tomatoes critic, Harvey S. Karten, added, "Justin Timberlake lacks the charisma."
It seems Disney certainly has the magic touch when it comes to launching the careers of young stars. Just look at Nick Jonas, who started off in a band with his brothers before becoming a major star. Today, he has his fair share of film roles under his belt, although they haven’t been entirely well-received.
Look at Careful What You Wish For, where Jonas played the lead. The film scored just 17% on Rotten Tomatoes, and part of this was blamed on the actor-musician's performance. "Jonas is incapable of making simple facial expressions, let alone evincing existential dread," Chris Packham said in his scathing review.
For decades Eddie Murphy was a beloved entertainer, and fans around the world would clamor to see his newest projects - whether it was stand-up comedy or film. But in recent years, the tides seem to have turned against him, as some critics believe his performances have been rather lackluster.
And he doesn't seem to disagree. "I was making [bad] movies," Murphy admitted in an interview. Critic Bilgi Ebiri seemed to sum up how many viewers felt, writing, "Does Eddie Murphy actually have any range, or is it just an illusion created by a few early edgy roles and, later, a lot of CGI makeup and fat suits?"
Since she came to fame as a pop star in the late 90s, Jessica Simpson has gone on to enjoy a multitude of career successes, from a fashion empire to a brief stint in Hollywood. Unfortunately, the southern belle didn’t always make the waves that we’re sure she wanted.
For one, every film she’s starred in has a “certified rotten” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. And with the exception of appearing in the documentary America The Beautiful, critics claim she suffers from the same issue as Paul Rudd and Larry Miller - typecasting.
Taylor Lautner isn’t the only former Twilight cast member who copped a lot of flack since the franchise ended. Kristen Stewart came a long way since her role as the Vampire-loving Bella Swan and had her fair share of ups and downs. But some critics are a lot more focused on the ‘downs’ of her career.
Her minimalist acting style has been called "emotionless" by some and even drove one IMDb reviewer to write: "She is literally the worst actress EVER... she doesn't know how to portray her emotions." It seems others shared this opinion since she came in 1st place on IMDb's list of the 40 Worst Actresses Ever.