Who's the most over/under rated actor/actress

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
With the Razzie and Oscar nominations out, it's time to list actors/actresses who you feel is over and under-rated.



Personally I don't get the fuss over Ben Affleck. He's a lucky man being with JLo, but I don't particularly think he's a very good actor.



Under-rated...Philip Seymour Hoffman (Happiness)
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  • Reply 1 of 31
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Damn, you took my underrated.
  • Reply 2 of 31
    jeffyboyjeffyboy Posts: 1,055member
    For overrated I'd say Nicholson. I love to watch him work, but isn't he really always just playing Jack?



    I think Cameron Diaz is underrated. I think her good looks (and some bad roles) overshadow some really good performances, Vanilla Sky comes to mind.



    Jeff
  • Reply 3 of 31
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I used to like Cameron Diaz. Then I saw her on Letterman.



    I prefer her when she's acting.
  • Reply 4 of 31
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    Julia roberts is definately overrated. I dunno why she can command such high appearance fees. Her shows ususally bore me to sleep.
  • Reply 5 of 31
    scottscott Posts: 7,431member
    [quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:

    <strong>For overrated I'd say Nicholson. I love to watch him work, but isn't he really always just playing Jack?



    I think Cameron Diaz is underrated. I think her good looks (and some bad roles) overshadow some really good performances, Vanilla Sky comes to mind.



    Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>



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  • Reply 6 of 31
    Overrated: Tom Cruise



    I'll get back to you on "most underrated".
  • Reply 7 of 31
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    [quote]Originally posted by spaceman_spiff:

    <strong>Overrated: Tom Cruise



    I'll get back to you on "most underrated".</strong><hr></blockquote>



    underrated - Nicole Kidman
  • Reply 8 of 31
    pfflampfflam Posts: 5,053member
    [quote]Originally posted by jeffyboy:

    <strong>For overrated I'd say Nicholson. I love to watch him work, but isn't he really always just playing Jack?



    I think Cameron Diaz is underrated. I think her good looks (and some bad roles) overshadow some really good performances, Vanilla Sky comes to mind.



    Jeff</strong><hr></blockquote>Atr first I was going to say . . . 'what!??! Diaz?!' . . . but then I remembered her in Vanilla Sky, and that was such a powerful performance that I watched her car crash scene thee times in a row

    (that part is better than the Spanish original VSky)



    Malckovich is actually overrated . . . he literally can't act . . just watch his lips; they are always tight with self-consciousness, he can't express different characters, he has virtually no voice modulation . . . that's why he has been, rightly, typecast as the brooding villain type.... so when that pretty great film Being John Malcovich says he is an acter's actor I can't agree . . though I know he does have that rep.
  • Reply 9 of 31
    Male:

    OVERrated: Jim Carrey...he's funny, but put him in a dramatic role and break out the barf bags. He looks so fake in those roles. Or I just start laughing.



    underRATED: David Bowie? I still think that with the right roles he'd be a genius (what did you think I would mention...Mick Jagger?)



    Female:

    OVERrated: Julia Roberts. Same old, same old in every role...yawn.



    underRATED: Hillary Swank. She needs a better agent...maybe Julia Robert's?
  • Reply 10 of 31
    actor

    overrated - ben affleck (although someday he should have a fine t.v. career.)

    underrated - steve zahn (i say this with some trepidation as he's in a new movie with martin lawrence, that worries me, but man he just steals movies!)



    actress

    overrated - jeneane garofolo (someone who seems to be sooo hip couldn't find a good script if it bit her on the ass!)

    underrated - cameron diaz (thought of as a pretty face, but she's willing to do rolls where she's not pretty, and in her "commercial" movies does many things that a lot of actresses wouldn't do)



    also watch out for jennifer garner, although "daredevil" is a piece of crap, she's great in it, and won't be on t.v. much longer.



    [ 02-13-2003: Message edited by: superkarate monkeydeathcar ]</p>
  • Reply 11 of 31
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Howza'bout over/under-rated?



    Val Kilmer. He's in Top Gun (crap) Batman, (more crap), has some weird hollywood cool guy thing going on, but seems to me as wooden as Ben Affleck, just not as dopey. I don't get it? Hollywood rightly forgets about him, then you go see "The Salton Sea" and you learn he can actually act. Confusing. I wonder how much the over-rated/underated mystique has to do simply with good script selection?



    And yes, Ben Lo is possibly the worst actor making money today.
  • Reply 12 of 31
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]

    Malckovich is actually overrated . . . he literally can't act . . just watch his lips; they are always tight with self-consciousness, he can't express different characters, he has virtually no voice modulation . . . that's why he has been, rightly, typecast as the brooding villain type.... so when that pretty great film Being John Malcovich says he is an acter's actor I can't agree . . though I know he does have that rep.[/qb]<hr></blockquote>



    I really disagree, but I think we'll have to agree to disaagree.







    Overrated: Travolta

    Underrated: Buscemi



    This guy has made a living off a few good roles. I think this was truer a couple years ago though.



    [ 02-13-2003: Message edited by: serrano ]</p>
  • Reply 13 of 31
    oh, and one more thing........i'll tell you who's an absolute underrated genius. christopher guest, he's been killing me since the national lampoon radio hour and records back in the 70's.

    he's very quiet and has no ego. "waiting for guffman", and "best in show" were tremendous (his new one <a href="http://amightywindonline.warnerbros.com/"; target="_blank">"a might wind"</a> comes out soon. he should be in the hall of fame for nigel tufnel (spinal tap) alone.



    and....he gets to see jamie lee curtis naked......
  • Reply 14 of 31
    I used to really rave about Kevin Spacey until I saw him in the biggest pile of crap since defecating became feasible, Ordinary Decent Criminal, playing a lovable roque bigamist bankrobber. Man he was bad. The director was in the U.K press recently bad- mouthing him for his 'look at me I'm a big star" off-screen behaviour which doesn't go down too well in Dublin. As the post title doesn't distingish between the living and the dead may I put forward Spencer Tracey as the most under-rated/ greatest ever screen actor, he still amazes me.
  • Reply 15 of 31
    spacey got "oscar" disease, like nick cage, you know win an oscar and go out and do absolute shite for a few years till you become a joke, and then get serious again like cage did with "adaption."



    just watch, someone will chime in with how great k-pax was.....
  • Reply 16 of 31
    matsumatsu Posts: 6,558member
    Every time I hear that title I can't help but think of menstruation.
  • Reply 17 of 31
    [quote]Every time I hear that title I can't help but think of menstruation. <hr></blockquote>



    lol....a movie about menstruation would've been more entertaining.
  • Reply 18 of 31
    great call on Christopher Guest....dang, and there is a trailer at that link too.....love love love his mockumentries...."there have been abuse in my family...ahh, but it was mostly musical in nature"...ha

    g
  • Reply 19 of 31
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    [quote]Originally posted by superkarate monkeydeathcar:

    <strong>spacey got "oscar" disease, like nick cage, you know win an oscar and go out and do absolute shite for a few years till you become a joke, and then get serious again like cage did with "adaption."

    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    This disease has also affected many "legendary" actors.

    For example:



    DeNiro (what's he doing with Eddie Murphy),

    Al Pacino (to a lesser degree but The Recruit was pretty lame)

    Dustin Hoffman (name one good movie he's done in the past 10 years)
  • Reply 20 of 31
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    OVERrated



    actor: Owen Wilson - He only does one character. Stick to writing, Owen.

    actress: Drew Barrymore - She can't act! Go back to pornos, Drew.



    UNDERrated



    actor: Don Cheadle - Why don't we hear about him more? Crazy! Born right here in KC, BTW.

    actress: Mira Sorvino - Versatile. Attractive. Me likey Mira. <img src="graemlins/cancer.gif" border="0" alt="[cancer]" />
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