Coming up with this list was actually a lot harder than I thought it would be: there are plenty of terrible actors out there, so I thought how hard could putting this list together? However, as I delved deeper into the list, I quickly realized that most of these so-called “actors” deserved about as much as respect as Justin Bieber deserves a Grammy. And just to clarify, Bieber doesn’t deserve a Grammy. The worst and most baffling part of compiling this list was that a majority of the “talents” who populated it were already respected for some oddball reason that I cannot personally fathom, whilst others who deserve respect are virtually unknown.
But after wading through my bountiful resources and drudging through the endless garbage, 10 talentless actors emerged from the darkness. Terrible actors who have - in their time – made us cry, made us laugh, and occasionally made us vomit; as we squall explosive reactions that no “good actor” could ever elicit from us. You may cringe when they appear on screen, but deep down you know that you sort of have to respect them.
10. Kristen Stewart
Kristen Stewart was not going to be on this list originally, but there is just something about her: consensus says she is one of the worst actors working right now, but she’s also one of the most well-known and popular actors as well. How could you be that bad and still be loved by so many? Granted, she’s also probably hated by just as many, but when you step back and look at the movie franchise that has made her a star, Twilight, you realize that no actor could possibly say the lines of dialogue that she has to say and still be called a “good actor.”
You’ve got to respect Kristen Stewart because she isn’t actually that bad of an actor: she was just trapped in the impenetrable vacuum that is the Twilight franchise. Now that she’s done with that, she can finally branch out and remind us of that promising young actor that once starred in Panic Room. Go on Kristen, show us those skills that caught the eye of one of the greatest directors of our generation, David Fincher; show all the haters that you are a capable talent and give them reason to, uh, sort of respect you.
And really, how can you not respect anybody who goes out into public, with a straight face, to promote the train wreck that is Twilight?
This article was first posted on January 5, 2013