20 Beloved Actors That People Just Can’t Stand

Ah, the world of entertainment! From the silver screen to our living rooms, actors have been enchanting us with their talents for decades. But let’s be real- not every actor is everyone’s cup of tea. In fact, there are those actors who manage to rub us the wrong way, and no, sometimes it’s not just because of the characters they play!

One Redditor asked, “What actor is beloved that you can’t stand? *hot take*” Many users commented on this post, and we have compiled the top 20 actors for you.

1. Bill Murray

Bill Murray attends 'The Darjeeling Limited' photocall during the 64th Annual Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2007 in Venice, Italy.
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One user said, “Bill Murray. His characters are always an ignorant jerk who respect no one else’s boundaries. Ghostbusters is a great example. I enjoy Scrooge at points, and What About Bob, but 90% of those movies, he’s still ignoring boundaries or being a jerk Even Groundhog Day, he’s a horrible human. I get he’s supposed to be the heel with a turn but darn it’s grating.”

Another added, “That’s one of the many things that makes The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou work so well for me. Murray is doing his Murray thing, but for once it’s not really supposed to come off as charming and his character is depicted as being a miserable has-been as a result of the way he mistreats people.”

Plus, remember the whole “Ghostbusters” reboot thing? Yeah, that stirred up some feelings. Die-hard fans of the original flick weren’t too thrilled about it, and you know they took their frustration out on good old Bill.

2. Dwayne Johnson

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Someone wrote, “Dwayne Johnson has only one type of character he can play: himself, and no range whatsoever.”

Someone else replied, “His ego has gotten too big, and he can basically do whatever he wants. Which means he now ruins anything he’s in by making changes to make himself look as cool and bad as possible.”

And let’s not forget the classic case of “overexposure fatigue.” It’s like you turn on the TV, and bam! There’s Dwayne Johnson again, flexing those biceps and giving his signature raised eyebrow look. Some people might just need a break, you know? 

3. Kevin Hart

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Taste in comedy is like taste in food- everyone’s got their own flavor preferences.

This person shared, “Kevin Hart. I find him completely insufferable. He plays the same “angry but small” guy in every single movie, or he’s the “obnoxious but funny” guy. His jokes are played out, and he’s obviously arrogant; his social media posts are evidence of it. I suppose it could be a lot worse, he just ruins anything he’s in.”

Another commented, “Apparently, Hart thinks yelling is a punchline. We just don’t need a 315th “Kevin Hart is the writer so he wrote himself in to get as much screen time as possible” movie.” 

4. Gal Gadot

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Gal’s known for her iconic role as Wonder Woman, but not everyone’s convinced she’s the superhero we’ve all been waiting for. 

One user said, “Gal Gadot couldn’t act her way out of a paper bag.”

Another added, “I saw a bunch of people talking junk about a scene with her on the hood of a car (or something like that) screaming at somebody and how bad it was. I thought they were exaggerating. It’s never as bad as the Internet makes it out to be. I clicked the link to watch, and it was really awful. 

I was shocked by how bad an actress she was, at least in that particular scene. It looked like a parody. I wouldn’t say I can’t stand her because I don’t know anything about her or care one way or the other, but she is a bad, bad actress if that scene is indicative of her abilities.”

5. Mark Wahlberg

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Mark’s been in a ton of movies, from action-packed thrillers to heartfelt dramas. Now, if you’re all about his tough-guy persona and that signature Boston accent, you’re probably a superfan. But if you’re looking for more range than a traffic light, you might be left a bit underwhelmed!

Someone wrote, “Mark Wahlberg same dude, every single movie that’s bad is not acting.”

Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “He just oozes this “jerk” energy that I find extremely irritating. Probably because he was convicted of racially motivated hate crimes.”

6. Chris Pratt

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This Redditor wrote, “Chris Pratt, he was fun in Parks and Rec, and he is okay as Star-Lord, but he is just a one-note actor. It’s just Chris Pratt playing Chris Pratt as Chris Pratt. Dude has no actual range in his characterizations and can’t do anything beyond playing the sassy macho guy. Edit: def love getting a hot take lol.”

Someone else replied, “It’s like all the fun parts of him disappeared, and now he is the blah Hollywood blah blah boring in every movie. I really hate the smoldering stares in Jurassic Park. I laugh ’cause it’s Chris Pratt.”

And hey, let’s not ignore the elephant in the room- his controversial stuff. Chris has had his moments, like that whole “don’t tread on me” flag controversy and the environmental debates. So, some people might have difficulty separating real-life Chris from the characters he plays, which can color their opinions.

7. Keanu Reeves

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Keanu’s got this laid-back, almost zen-like vibe that he brings to his roles. If you’re all about that chill energy, you’re probably in the Reeves fan club. But if you’re craving intense emotions and Oscar-worthy performances, you might be left wanting more. 

One person commented, “Ok, I’ll bite: Keanu. He’s just SO wooden in anything I’ve seen him in, and it only “works” (for me) in The Matrix. I’m sure he’s a very nice PERSON, but hey. Y’all memed him into beloved status. It wasn’t because of his acting, for sure.”

Another shared, “Him in any of the Wick movies sounds like a person trying to remember how to speak. I love those movies, but I swear the acting actually gets worse as they go on. His “I’m gonna need a gun” line in the JW4 sounds so awkward/stiff.”

8. Zendaya

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Everywhere you turn, there’s Zendaya- gracing magazine covers, winning awards, and strutting those red carpets like she owns them.

This person shared, “Zendaya’s career makes no sense to me. I do not see the appeal. Edit: I’ve seen Euphoria. Doesn’t change how I feel.”

Another added, “Oh my goodness, thank you! I thought I was taking crazy pills. She’s “ok” in everything I’ve seen her in, but I absolutely can’t see why people treat her like the greatest of all time. She seems to play the same aloof, disinterested character all the time. People are positive rabid in defending her as well.”

9. Will Ferrell

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Will’s got this larger-than-life, over-the-top comedic style that either has you rolling on the floor or just scratching your head.

Someone wrote, “Will Ferrell almost ruined Barbie for me. He always plays the same character, and the dumb, obnoxious, screaming middle-aged man shtick just doesn’t do it for me. Elf is the only movie of his I can sort of enjoy, the rest are complete garbage and nobody will change my mind.”

Someone else replied, “No “almost” about it for me. He pulled me right out of the movie. I hate everything he’s done. The only movie I was able to tolerate him in was Spirited. People would keep telling me, “you should try this movie!”. Nope. Same junk every time.”

10. Seth Rogen

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One user said, “Seth Rogen. We get it, you smoke weed. That is his whole personality. And he plays the same dopey guy every time. Even as Donkey Kong, you couldn’t get away from his dumb acting.”

Another commented, “He’s just better as a supporting actor than the lead. You don’t want an entire movie of that guy’s voice, it just doesn’t work for me.”

Seth Rogen’s got his comfort zone- the pot jokes, the awkward situations, you get the drill. But sometimes, people start gossiping, “Does he know any other kind of funny?”

11. Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan’s known for his quick wit, snappy comebacks, and that sarcasm. If you’re all about his Deadpool-style banter and that mischievous glint in his eye, you’re probably a devoted Reynolds follower.

This Redditor wrote, “Ryan “one-note charisma” Reynolds. I heard someone on a podcast say he and The Rock really only do movies to boost their side businesses now and honestly, that makes the most sense.”

Another person pitched in to say, “Can’t stand him either. Everything he does is taken by fans as his antics, he is deadpool etc. while in reality he is promoting his gin and trying hard to be funny with references the same way The big bang theory tries to.”

12. Julia Roberts

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Julia’s been the leading lady in more romantic comedies than you can shake a bouquet at.  But if you’re looking for something a bit more edgy or roles that go beyond the “girl next door,” you might be wondering what the fuss is all about.

Someone wrote, “Julia Roberts for me. I have no idea what it is she’s done wrong to me, but she sets my teeth on edge.”

Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “She looks like such a fake nice girl. With the exception of Notting Hill, I can’t remember a role I like from her.”

Another added, “I never considered Julia Roberts attractive, but Hollywood always positioned her as if she’s supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the world. Something about that rubbed me the wrong way.”

13. Vince Vaughn

Vince Vaughn attends the photo-call of the movie 'Dragged Across Concrete' during the 75th Venice Film Festival on September 3, 2018 in Venice, Italy.
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Vince Vaughn- the fast-talking guy who’s been bringing the laughs to the big screen for ages. But guess what? Not everyone’s down to party with Vince. Yeah, there are some people out there who just aren’t vibing with his comedy groove, and their reasons are completely valid!

This person shared, “I feel like Vince Vaughn was really beloved in his hey day. He hasn’t done a lot of work lately, but he was a hot commodity in the dodgeball, old-school, and wedding crashers era. I can’t watch any movies with him in it. He’s so obnoxious in everything.”

Someone else replied, “Maybe I am way off-base, but he gives me the major ick. Like, some primordial part of my brain sends off alarms. Seems like a psychopath.”

14. Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer Aniston at the world premiere of her new movie "Wanderlust" at the Mann Village Theatre, Westwood. February 16, 2012 Los Angeles, CA.
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Seriously, have you ever seen Jennifer Aniston play a role that’s lightyears away from her Rachel Green persona? It’s like she’s stuck in this bubble of playing the charming, slightly neurotic girl next door in every single movie. We get it, she’s got that relatable aura, but c’mon, doesn’t it get old after a while? 

This Redditor wrote, “I can’t stand her. So incredibly boring! She never changes anything- it’s the same style over and over. Snooze fest. She’s also way less attractive than people say.”

Another commented, “I’ve always found her overrated as an actress. A fashion blog I follow called her “the embodiment of beige” and said she has the ability to suck the interest out of every garment she wears. I can’t agree more.”

15. Russell Brand

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So, Russell Brand, the man with the crazy hair and even crazier antics. You might know him as that dude who’s all about personas and rapid-fire jokes. But when it comes to acting, well, let’s just say his performances aren’t exactly winning any Oscars. 

This person shared, “Russel Brand. I hate the pretentious, pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-spiritual jerk.”

Another person pitched in to say, “Guy can’t even wash a dish or make an appointment for his kid, and he’s trying to help us transcend and open our third eye. Getoutta here! Go be a husband and father, you outdated jerk!”

16. Ben Stiller

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Someone wrote, “Ben Stiller. And don’t get me wrong, he has had some great roles. One of my low-key favorite movies is Keeping the Faith but I just don’t care for his style of acting in the Meet the Parents movies or even Something about Mary.”

Another person shared similar thoughts and mentioned, “My uncle works for Paramount and said Ben Stiller is the biggest jerk star he’s ever met, and as soon as he told me that, I could see it in all his movies, and it made a lot of sense.”

Look, we know he’s got that whole funny guy image going for him, but let’s be real- Ben Stiller’s acting range is a one-trick pony that just won’t quit. Have you ever seen him play a role that’s not some variation of the awkward, bumbling dude with a dash of slapstick humor? 

17. Miles Teller

 Miles Teller at the photocall for the "Too Old to Die Young" at the 72nd Festival de Cannes
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One user said, “Miles Teller…just a punchable face. His off-screen persona is insufferably jerk.”

Another added, “No clue how people still like him after that horrible interview he gave like ten years ago. Complete jerk. I keep wondering who he’s related to because he certainly not getting jobs for his acting or his looks.”

Oh, and his comedic timing? It’s like a hit-or-miss game where the misses are more frequent than the hits.

18. Michael B. Jordan

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First things first, Michael B. Jordan’s facial expressions are stuck on autopilot. Like someone needs to tell him that there’s more to acting than just flexing those jaw muscles. 

This Redditor wrote, “Micheal B Jordan. I think his acting is bland. His portrayal of Killmonger was mediocre at best.”

Someone else replied, “He’s the most self-absorbed and vain actor I’ve seen in a decade. During Covid, he took a video interview from home with Rolling Stone or a venue like that; the female interviewer gave him several softball questions and chances for him to be generous.

She asked him about whether he’d had role models early in his career, who mattered most to him in his life, and in every darn case, he turned the subject back to him and his struggles and victories in under ten seconds. No humanity whatsoever in his presentation. You can tell he believes his own press, the biggest mistake of any performer/artist/author.”

19. Sandra Bullock

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This person shared, “Her screams of panic in Gravity were amazingly bad. I was rooting for her to die all movie. And I mean, she did date a nazi for a while…”

Another commented, “Had to scroll this far to find Sandra Bullock. Holy smokes whenever I see a movie with her on the TV, I just change the channel. I haven’t watched the movie Gravity because I cannot stand her voice.”

Sure, comedy is a tough nut to crack, but Sandra Bullock’s attempts at humor often feel a little awkward. Not every joke needs to be accompanied by a goofy face, Sandra!

20. Tom Cruise

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Someone wrote, “Absolutely Tom Cruise. The world can’t get enough of slurping the dude’s balls whenever he makes a new action movie dOiNg HiS oWn StUnTs. But, the guy is an unlikeable, cult psycho. Only gets anywhere because of his wealth and connections with his cult.”

Another added, “I cringe when I see the guy now. The smarmy, fake smile just gives me the creeps. I refuse to watch any movie with him in it. He is horrible.”

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