Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board Least Favorite Popular Actors

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In this poll, we will suggest the male actors that are pretty popular and have made well known films - that we just don't like.  Not on a personal level, of course, just ones we think aren't talented or we can't take seriously.  Only one suggestion per person, please!
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Adam Sandler
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NarniaisAwesome

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Haha, lol!  Mine would be Steven Seagal.  ;)
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Breumaster

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Only male actors?
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NarniaisAwesome

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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Bobcat Golthwaite
Pee Wee Herman
Sorry, NIA
Will Ferrel

One Fluffy is better that the three put together.
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https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-triva-poll-suggestion-one-flew-over-the-cuckoos-nes...

https://getsatisfaction.com/imdb/topics/face-off-triva-poll-suggestion-the-godfather-uplifting-footw...

Make sure YOU TAKE the polls and give guesses. There are two links on the poll. One is the standard redirect back to the creation page. The other redirects you to the answer page. Please comment nicely and wisely. It ios important not to have negativity.


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;)
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NarniaisAwesome

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Did I do it right?  
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While I can totally see why a lot of people find Bobcat Goldthwait and Paul Reubens a bit annoying, especially in their most famous roles, I actually really like both as character actors with surprising range and Goldthwait is also a fantastic director. 
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I agree, with Pee Wee. Saw him in Gotham and he was awesome as a bad guy!
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Hugh Jackman
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NarniaisAwesome

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Great choice, will add!  I thought he was great in Les Mis, but in most everything else he's a little overrated - especially Greatest Showman!
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Eddie Redmayne.
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John Turturro
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Oh yes.
Robert Downey Jr. is in the Top500, while Taylor Lautner is even in the Top5000.
Downey's Top500-display is red, Lautner's Top-5000-display is green. ;)
The more popular the actors is, the lower the Top-number is.
The red or green color marks the tendency. Right?
And the news-articles number says 6:1 for Kutcher.
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NarniaisAwesome:
That's ok. It would have been nice to write that into the rules. This limitation wasn't set. I found the situation here just like some 'bash-somebody-list' of a few users. And I wrote about exact the matter about bashing before. There was time to clear that up early!

I think Pattinson is just in this group of people you mention. Like Kutcher's 'Butterfly Effect', he did some roles after 'Twillight', that  were "serious". But to count him to 'some kind of reputation' between those old men there? Kutcher had 'The Guardian' and 'Jobs' and many romcoms. For me they're equal, replaceable. One against the other.
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NarniaisAwesome:
That's ok. It would have been nice to write that into the rules. This limitation wasn't set. I found the situation here just like some 'bash-somebody-list' of a few users. And I wrote about exact the matter about bashing before. There was time to clear that up early!

I think Pattinson is just in this group of people you mention. Like Kutcher's 'Butterfly Effect', he did some roles after 'Twillight', that  were "serious". But to count him to 'some kind of reputation' between those old men there? Kutcher had 'The Guardian' and 'Jobs' and many romcoms. For me they're equal, replaceable. One against the other.
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Thanks, maybe I will change the intro (for this one and the female one) to make more sense.  :)
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Breumaster

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Thank you, NIA. :D
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Tom Cruise
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NarniaisAwesome

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LOL!  I second that!  
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Hugh Grant.  Seriously ... I don't see what the big deal is with him.  Can't stand the guy.
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Thank you and yes, lol!  Added!
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That's a good choice, too. I can't stand him, too. Even though I don't know him in persona. :D
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Yeap
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NarniaisAwesome

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leavey-2, I will add your suggestion.  
Arkas16, are you just agreeing with leavey-2, or are you wanting to select Dwayne as well?  Either one is fine!
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Both I guess.
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And here's the list!  https://www.imdb.com/list/ls043370198/  Again, it's not quite ready to go live - don't wanna leave anybody out!
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Thank you.
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Robert Pattinson gets my vitriolic vote.
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Added, thanks!
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Breumaster

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Ashton Kutcher, please ! ;)
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Can't think of anyone other than Brad Pitt.
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I really have a problem with the subject of this poll more then I should. When we don't like actors it's usually a combination of one's performance subjectively not ticking with us, one's personality and also one's luck in being cast in good projects. I can easily point cases when most of the actors listed here more then proved that they are quite talented and capable, even if I don't like, for example, Will Ferrell.

Robert Pattinson was quite good in Cosmopolis (2012).
Hayden Christensen is great in Shattered Glass (2003).
Adam Sandler blew me away in Reign Over Me (2007) with an unexpected and very serious dramatic performance.
Brad Pitt is seriously proving his range in both Fight Club (1999) and 12 Monkeys (1995).
Steven Seagal is surprisingly convincing in Ticker (2001) and handled himself well against type in Machete (2012)
Dwayne Johnson is handling himself capably in a rather difficult role in Southland Tales (2006).
 
I honestly think that there are fewer actors who really are bad at their job: it's usually a question of direction. 
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It's a matter of subjectivity.

My problem is how one describes popularity when an actor or actress has been out of the proverbial spotlight for years. Example: Britney Spears was insanely popular in her ... proverbial day. Who here is making the claim she's popular or even relatively popular now? Sure people love her music but that preexisting fanbase can't be translated into current popularity.
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Stephen Atwood, it is rarely a problem coming from the actors, though. I mean, there are some of them who actively embrace and use their celebrity status, but I'm quite sure many famous people are barely comfortable with being famous: it just comes with their job. 

I think I'm missing something about Britney Spears point as I don't see how preexisting fanbase even correlates with current popularity. I mean, these two things are related, but fanbase usually consists of people who don't care whether what they like is popular: they're still fans.
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Stephen:
Same deal for Steven Seagal and Hugh Grant.

Nikolay:
Exact. When you have fans and they're about to enter cinema 5 years after your last movie, your still popular. And popularity isn't measurable. When does popularity beginn, where does it end?
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P.S.:
Meassurable maybe: In the ammount of sold tickets or the count of users who rated the movie/show on IMDb.
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Brad Pitt has done a ton of roles that are great, Kalifornia being = one of his less popular ones.
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i don't think this poll should include actors who are punching bags for the Razzies or who are already considered as box office poisons or "cool-to-hate" actors, those who have as many decriers as fans, I mean Pattinson, Seagal or even Kristen Stewart.

This poll would be more interesting if it focused on really popular actors, so popular they're like untouchables, actors like Morgan Freeman, Leo Di Caprio, Jennifer Lawrence or Margot Robbie for instance. 



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Great! Thank you. I would prefer to be Sam Neill the less favourite.
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Done!  YW!
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Dankeschön! :D
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Du bist sehr willkommen!  :D
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Wayne Newton Song! :)
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I would like to repost this comment from above so people can see it: 
When I said 'Popular' Actors on these polls, I merely meant that the choices should be people we've heard of who have some kind of reputation.  If I would've simply asked 'Least Favorite Actor/Actress, I was afraid it would all be people with teeny B movies roles once in their life.  While bad, that's not what I wanted.  I was just asking what performers who have done quite a few theater movies you all don't like.  They don't have to be popular as in current hot items.