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Sometimes, not even the glamor of the silver screen can cover up personality flaws… Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 hated actors.
For this list, we’re looking at those actors and actresses that are notoriously hated on or off the screen—and in some cases, both. We are excluding those that are best known for their celeb status and not their acting chops, so sorry Paris Hilton you’re just gonna have to be terrible somewhere else. Also, we’re not saying we hate these actors, but in some cases we understand why people do.
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#10: Mel Gibson
Keeping up with Mel can be exhausting. His onscreen persona has been of an unhinged guy, who’s barely able to keep his crazy in check. Little did we know: he wasn’t really acting. True or not, it was widely reported that during his arrest for a DUI, Gibson made some pretty horrible comments to the cop—like anti-Semitic comments. Hey, everyone makes mistakes, but when you handle those mistakes the way Gibson did, that’s when people start to resent you.
#9: Gwyneth Paltrow
She’s at the same time considered one of Hollywood’s most beautiful celebrities and one of its most reviled—at least according to the magazines. Little miss goody-two-shoes can do anything and is too perfect, which makes a lot of regular folks feel inadequate. She’s a self-proclaimed lifestyle expert, with her lifestyle blog, cookbooks. and attitude. But basically, who wants to listen to some rich celebrity telling them how they should live? The only thing that makes Gwyneth kinda sorta cool was her husband—but we all know how that turned out.
#8: Robert Pattinson
Some people say the reason people have such a hate-on for R-Patz is because they’re jealous. Of course by “some people,” we mean his mom. Others despise Pattinson because of his boring acting, and because he ruined vampires for everyone. And still other are tired of his on-again off-again romance with co-star Kristen Stewart. But the biggest cherry on the sundae is the fact that Pattinson regularly trolls Twilight fans. Dissing the one group that likes you is not a good idea.
#7: Tyler Perry
There are a few reasons floating around as to why people hate this guy, but there’s one theme that pops up a lot: some say Perry recreates negative stereotypes of black Americans. By perpetuating themes like crime or domestic violence in his films and shows, Tyler Perry is basically just saying “yup, this is exactly what we’re all like.” Kinda like blackface, only he’s actually black. And, he makes obscene amounts of money doing it, too. Uncool, Perry, uncool.
#6: Hayden Christensen
This guy manages to take films with built-in fanbases, with seemingly exciting plots and somehow shoot them down. Christensen’s acting always gives the impression that he has no prior knowledge of a script or storyline, resulting in dry and boring dialogue. But quite frankly, the thing that gets him the most hate is his involvement in the Star Wars prequel series debacle, when he brought his petulant style of acting to one of the most beloved sagas of all time, in the guise of a pre-Dark Side Darth Vader.
#5: Miley Cyrus
Originally gaining fame thanks to her dad’s achy-breaky career, this starlet is known for jumping from the concert stage to the small screen to the big screen—whether as the bratty Hannah Montana or as the real-life tongue wagging Miley. Between the robotic acting and her headline-seeking dancing, it’s hard to find a legitimate reason to show this girl any respect. But frankly, we’re not sure anyone considers her a role model anymore. Oh and btw: keep your tongue in your mouth, Miley.
#4: Pauly Shore
Imagine a guy tries something that isn’t funny, then repeats it for the next 20 years—yup, that’s Pauly Shore. His films are usually based around the idea that he is an idiot, juvenile and incredibly annoying. And unless you’re a teenaged boy who time-traveled here from the 90s, you probably hate him for this, as it wears thin in the first few minutes—plus you’ve still got his multiple Hollywood movies, hours of stand-up comedy and countless television interviews you’ve got get through, too. Seriously makes you wanna punch him in the face!
#3: Anne Hathaway
This is a bit of a strange one: There’s no denying Anne Hathaway can act—she’s got the Oscar for Les Mis to prove it. But it’s the polished and almost too flawless aura Ms. Hathaway projects—coupled with her fake goofy, awkward girl image—that makes her somewhat unbearable. And, that seemingly fake persona of perfection just seems to creep under the skin of moviegoers.
#2: Shia LaBeouf
Remember the Holes days? Such simpler times. After moving out of adolescence and into Hollywood, LaBeouf became known for his slightly mediocre acting and progressively worsening attitude. As the years have gone by, he has proven to just generally be a disrespectful and egotistical douche, whether he’s appearing at premieres with a paper bag on his head or ripping off an entire movie script and passing it off as his own. Allegedly.
Before we start hating on our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
- Adam Sandler
- Katherine Heigl
- Lindsay Lohan
#1: Kristen Stewart
Some people can’t stand her because of her mere association with the Twlight vampire series; others cringe at her rigid, emotionless acting that makes her sound out of breath and constipated. And she doesn’t even have the taking-off-your-shirt-to-cover-up-bad-acting thing to fall back on like her co-star Taylor Laugh-tner. Stewart doesn’t fare much better IRL, either: she’s known for being utterly terrible in interviews, and for cheating on her on- and off-screen boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Even hardcore Twihards were not impressed with her then. So close.
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