The 84 Most Talentless Actors in the Biz

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I just found this list on IMDb, and I have to say that while I wholeheartedly agreed with some of the choices, I was rather taken aback by others.

Some of them are my all-time favorite stars!

Then again, I have a bad-movie club.

The number-one choice on the list is Tommy Wiseau, creator/star of the rivetingly wretched love-triangle melodrama The Room, but I'd have to argue that making something that brings people joy for whatever reason is a talent--not to mention the craftiness of repackaging the thing as a "dark comedy" after screenings drew hoots, hollers, and guffaws.

As for the other high-ranking bad actors, some of them just got bad breaks. (J. Lo, for example, showed possibilities in Out of Sight that were never explored again.)

Others got typed. (Kristen Stewart, Kate Hudson).

And yet others really do smell up the screen.

Check it out for yourself and start crossing their movies off the list this summer.

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Susy Jordan
Susy Jordan

uh oh...I'm sure I won't agree with some of the choices

VonD
VonD

Who cares if Dwayne "the Rock" Johnson can act? He's one of the sexiest men on screen these days. Just smile, swing a gun around, take off that shirt, and smile some more, boo.

mec
mec

 

Madonna – she’s talentless for the movie biz but a great popstar and talented at being a celebrity.

Lohan – a mess but has talent.

Gary Busey and Voight and Fraser – were good when younger.

Stallone – a genius for the 1st Rocky and atalent but a niche talent

Burt Reynold was a good comic, why on this this?

Cosby, Danza, Shepherd, Applegate, Seinfeld, all sitcompros.  Arguably Doherty and Torne-Smith.

Brooke Shields had talent for being a celebrity.  Paris Hilton had it for about 10 years too.

Andy Dick is a brilliant dick.

WTF – Melissa McCarthy? Jennifer Coolidge?

Melinda9
Melinda9

A lot of the actors on the list I would call 'competent'. I suppose you could make the case that a talentless person could become competent (whatever 'talentless' means). And who's the person who made the list anyway?Actors I would rescue from the list - Charlie Sheen - is he the world's greatest actor? No, but he's competent.SJP - ditto.John Voight - how'd he get on this list with Tara Reid and Hilary Duff?Eliza Dushku - I liked her on Buffy and Dollhouse.Kaley Cuoco - Comedic sitcom actor. Good on Big Bang Theory. Jennifer Coolidge - Unpretentious comedic actor

Topsyturvy8
Topsyturvy8

Christina Applegate?  She was hysterical in her first (Emmy winning) guest spot on FRIENDS as Rachel's sister.  And she's wonderful in UP ALL NIGHT (much better than Maya Rudolph who is really overplaying that role).

Michael Khalsa
Michael Khalsa

Has anyone watched 'What happens in Vegas'? Please don't if you have'nt already. Cameron Diaz was my excuse. Ashton Kutcher mugged all the way through it. Awful. Tonight I am watching 'Knight & Day' so I probably have not learnt a thing.

anonTWO
anonTWO

 Lopez was too busy being a diva or a multi threat ( singing, dancing, fashion AND ACTING) to "develop" a substantial acting career.And Dwayne Johnson has a talent.... for making my eyes POP.

mookindahouse
mookindahouse

what, no Tom Cruise? and Billy Ray Cyrus over Miley?

Notyah Nalla
Notyah Nalla

I'm not sure who tops the list here, #1 or #84? They seem to get worse in descending order. They should throw in a few reality stars with the "real" actors, since Hollywood is obviously not about talent so much as who can hog the spotlight by any means necessary.

Louise
Louise

Totally agree with the selections of Madonna, Katie Holmes, and John Heder. But Jennifer Coolidge is a scream in everything she's ever done!

Movielover
Movielover

The guy in the picture above is Shirley high on the list.  A muscle bound dork.

Truetoydamee74ltd
Truetoydamee74ltd

I just think that is not a fair assumptions to or about those actors/actresses im just saying....

Truetoydamee74ltd
Truetoydamee74ltd

where does some one get off after an actor/actress decides they want to act pursue it audition for roles land one role or some , that's alot of work then someone writes a story such as this and put names/numbers to it the nerve of people it's hard enough to find legitimate casting production let alone go audition blow the casting director away get the job do the project and someone who hadn't chosen that line of work says your acting is bad, not fair...

Movielover
Movielover

Maybe for someone with talent, but definitely for those without - it's in your post above: "blow the casting director."  It could happen.

Jessie
Jessie

Author of List : If you remove Jennifer Coolidge from the list, I see marriage in our future....

latenitebump
latenitebump

glad grace jones didn´t make the list.pamela anderson isn´t that bad. garey coleman. not fair.

Billy
Billy

Where is Mark Whalberg?? There must've been some oversight....

Graciela
Graciela

I liked him in The Fighter. Am I crazy?

Blubba
Blubba

J Lo was good in Out of Sight? I'll have to check that out. All I've seen her in is garbage like Maid in Manhattan. Eesh.

Windchimes
Windchimes

I FULLY agree with Kate Hudson, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Robert Pattinson. I think Lindsay had promise but she fucked it up obviously. Chris Klein is neither here nor there--who cares.

Movielover
Movielover

Lindsay was good in a lot of things, but majorly fucked up because she's such a mess.

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