A while ago, I wrote about five films I wished I hadn't seen. It was a fun post for me, because I love ranting about movies. Well, since this is actors' month, I figured I should write about five overrated actors. If you're wondering how I decide if an actor is overrated, this particular list only contains Academy Award winners...Academy Award winners that I don't think should even be acting. It's important to note that of the four actors we've covered so far, only one of them has won an Oscar and another one has never even been nominated. I already have another actor slated for this week and he, too, has yet to win a much deserved Oscar. Therefore, I think this rant is necessary because I simply do not understand the workings of the Academy. So, without further ado, five overrated actors:
1. Julia Roberts
Seriously? I don't understand her or why she's famous. Yes, she was fine in Pretty Woman and everything, but other than that, I feel like she's cardboard...famous cardboard. And she's completely annoying. Please, stop seeing her movies so she'll stop being cast...
2. Robert De Niro
This year he was given one of those special awards at the Golden Globes. Naturally, they showed a montage of what was supposed to be his greatest roles. I was bored and underwhelmed. Not only that, but when they showed a clip from This Boy's Life, he was out-acted by Leonardo DiCaprio. I was never very bitter about De Niro until I saw The Godfather: Part II and realized he was supposed to be a young Marlon Brando...let this be a lesson to you.
3. John Wayne
I take back what I said about Roberts being cardboard...I forgot about John Wayne for second and Roberts is nowhere near his amount of cardboard. Why was he famous? Was it just because he looked good? It can't be, because he won an Oscar...I mean, I hate Westerns, but I hate them less when people actually ACT in them. Quite a concept, right?
4. Gwenyth Paltrow
I have yet to see her do anything where I've believed she is the character she's playing and didn't feel as though she was being pretentious. I don't understand what the big deal is with her as well.
5. Nicholas Cage
Of course, of course. He's TERRIBLE. He's utterly annoying and I want to punch him in the face all the time. The only good thing he did was introduce Johnny Depp to acting (an actor that will be discussed later this week).