The top 10 actors that irrationally annoy the shit out of me

So after the popularity of last week’s post on the top 10 actresses that irrationally annoy the shit out of me, I decided to follow up with an actor’s edition. I feel like this might be a bit more contentious than the actress edition since there are some really big, very widely loved names here… let the debate begin.

Aaron-Taylor-Johnson-in-Anna-Karenina-16Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Irrational irritation: He may be gorgeous but in between his silly little voice and the fact that he can’t act his way out of a paper bag, I can’t be dealing with him
Most annoying role: John in Nowhere Boy (2009)
Irritation exception: Still waiting
Irritation factor: 3/10
“I haven’t got any friends from where I grew up, but that’s not to do with fame.”

article-0-14B66BFF000005DC-775_634x473Tom Hanks
Irrational irritation: He’s so nice. People who are too nice make me really suspicious.
Most annoying role: Robert Langon in The Da Vinci Code (2006)
Irritation exception: Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia (1993)
Irritation factor: 6/10
“Prior to Saving Private Ryan I never worked with men. I was always working with some babe, and it was always about falling in love, and it just got turned around. I’m not looking for any particular kind of story. I wait until it comes across my desk.

christian-bale-talks-terminator-01-430-75Christian Bale
Irrational irritation: This is a tough one to explain because I think Bale is an excellent actor. I just think he has a weird creepy mouth and maybe he should stop being so mean to his wife and he’s not my Batman.
Most annoying role: Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins (2008), The Dark Knight (2008), The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Irritation exception: There are several  but my standout is Trevor Reznik in The Machinist (2004)
Irritation factor: 7/10
“If everyone really knew what a jerk I am in real life, I wouldn’t be so adored in the slightest.”

imagesRobert Pattinson
Irrational irritation: My friend Lucy says he has a face like a naan bread. Also he can’t act and he has weird long nipple hair.
Most annoying role: Georges DuRoy in Bel Ami (2012)
Irritation exception: Cedric Diggory in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) – sorry, Jen.
Irritation factor: 5/10
“For some reason I have extraordinarily heavy saliva. If I try and spit, I can only get it about a foot. And someone informed me the other day it’s because I have very heavy saliva. I thought it was because I didn’t have much lip power. Have you ever had someone spit on you in a kind of erotic way? It’s pretty great.”

jamie-foxx-bet-awards-2012-press-room-03Jamie Foxx
Irrational irritation: His music involves lyrics that make Blurred Lines sound like The Teletubbies… check this out.
Most annoying role: Curtis Taylor Jr. in Dreamgirls (2008)
Irritation exception: Django in Django Unchained (2012)
Irritation factor: 9/10
“It’s so easy to play us guys that I hate to give away secrets to women because I know they’ll use them. But OK, if you just simply don’t give a guy the time of day, every once in awhile, it just makes us more like ‘What do we do?’ Men are developed to conquer. When we can’t seem to conquer, we stay in it no matter what.

russell-croweRussell Crowe
Irrational irritation: He epitomises every boorish stereotype you have ever heard about Australians
Most annoying role: Maximus in Gladiator (2008)
Irritation exception: Richie Roberts in American Gangster (2007)
Irritation factor: 6/10
“I’d like to play passionate women, but no one will let me.

tom-cruise-paycut-for-mission-impooibeTom Cruise
Irrational irritation: He’s very obviously batshit crazy
Most annoying role: Joseph Donnelly in Far and Away (1992)
Irritation exception: Jerry Maguire in Jerry Maguire (1996)
Irritation factor: 10/10
“Some people, well, if they don’t like Scientology, well, then, fuck you. Really. Fuck you. Period.”

Irrational irritation: It’s the giant lantern jaw and that he is clearly nowhere near as talented as his brother.
Most annoying role: Matt Murdock in Daredevil (2003)
Irritation exception: George Reeves in Hollywood Land (2006)
Irritation factor: 5/10
“There’s something really great and romantic about being poor and sleeping on couches.

The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Oscars Outdoors Screening Of "Grease"John Travolta
Irrational irritation: What the fuck has happened to his hair/face?
Most annoying role: James Ubriacco in Look Who’s Talking Now (1993)
Irritation exception: Vincent Vega in Pulp Fiction (1994)
Irritation factor: 4/10
“I have fame on the level of a Marilyn Monroe or an Elvis Presley, but part of the reason I didn’t go the way they did was because of my beliefs. People make judgments about Scientology, but often they don’t know what they’re talking about.

1105-sam-worthington-5Sam Worthington
Irrational irritation: He always seems to be annoyed plus he can’t do accents for shit
Most annoying role: Jake Sully in Avatar (2009)
Irritation exception: Maybe he’ll actually make something decent some day
Irritation factor: 2/10
“A mate of mine told me recently, ‘It’s the first time I’ve seen you work, Worthington.’ I thought that was quite funny, but he was right.


  1. MIB

    Tom Cruise is a no-brainer for anyone I’d imagine! 😛 Seeing Pattinson there reminds me that Kirsten Stewart was absent from the female list! >.<

    My list would have the likes of Ryan Reynolds, Colin Farrell, Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Nicholas Cage, Chris Tucker, Hayden Christensen and Ryan Gosling. 🙂

    1. Abbi

      K-Stew doesn’t bother me that much. I kind of enjoy what an unapologetically miserable bitch she is.

      I would definitely agree on Hayden Christensen but the rest of them don’t bug me and I actually really like the Gos.

  2. OMG i could not have put together a better list myself!!! I totally agree with each and every one LOL

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I really thought I was going to get it in the neck for Christian Bale.

      1. no way, there is something off about him! He’s got a slightly creepy kinda thing going on…

        1. Abbi

          I’m glad it’s not just me. I know some people think he’s super hot but he gives me the heeb.

  3. IPC just reminded me of a much needed addition to this list!!! Stallone. He totally annoys me lol

    1. theipc


      1. i can’t believe i needed the reminder LOL
        xo ❤

    2. Abbi

      He is pretty annoying. Great pick!

  4. theipc

    This post is a fucking crack-up!! LOVE IT!!!

    1. Abbi

      An Eric stamp of approval is the best stamp of approval!

  5. another great list; i think crowe should be here, though, not for the aussie stereotpe bullshit (although I understand why that would irritate you, especially as he’s actually a Kiwi), but rather for that woeful plummy tone he adopts when he wants to be dignified (Gladiator, Master and Commander, Man of Steel). Mind you, I think he’s a talented actor (especially when he was younger and not so fat). I have avoided Noah because based on the trailer I suspect it will be him at his plummiest

    1. Abbi

      Oh god is he really? Oops! Love your reason though.

      1. he’s a kiwi but he’s lived in australia since he was a kid

  6. What an excellent list! I heartily agree with most of your choices, especially Ben Affleck. I just cannot stand that guy, and I really don’t know why. His face just irks me.
    I’d like to add Jude Law because he’s AWFUL. He’s all ‘ooh look at me, I’m so hot’ but he just gives me the creeps. Eddie Redmayne almost ruined Les Mis for me, he’s just so po-faced and angular. Urgh! Hugh Grant is stupendously annoying, what a total fop! I’ve always had a burning hatred for James McAvoy because of his utter lack of charisma and screen presence, but he may be some way to redeeming himself since Filth. Hey, this is fun, I could go on all day…

    1. Abbi

      You should totally make your own list! I would love to see it! I agree with everyone you mentioned except McAvoy who I really like.

      1. Yeah, I might just do that. I’m sure I’d have no trouble coming up with enough names to fill a list, I could probably even make it a regular feature!

  7. I am starting to think we disagree on a fair bit of things haha. Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, and Jamie Foxx all have drawing power for me! Same with Stallone (Not on list but mentioned)! I cannot think of a single time that these guys annoyed me.

    However…the rest? I can totally see where you are coming from:)

  8. Very good list. I absolutely agree on the majority of them, especially on Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Sam Worthington and Robert Pattinson. Uh…what a trio. I avoid their films if I can help it. And I always thought that Ben Affleck was supposed to be annoying (together with George Clooney). For me, it is only relatively recently they got themselves into some ‘serious’ films, but that is just not enough for me to think of them differently.

    1. Abbi

      Thanks! I don’t mind George Clooney but I cannot understand why Ben Affleck gets so many roles especially when his brother is so incredibly talented.

      1. Well, he was ‘there’ first, and because of his better looks, I guess. It is an unfair world.

        1. Abbi

          Funny how subjective looks are because I think Casey is much more attractive.

  9. Haha this is hilarious Abbi! I disagree with some of them but your rationale is good. But where’s Shia LaBoeuf??????

    1. Abbi

      Shia LaBoeuf definitely should have been on the list. Damn!

  10. GREAT list. Mine would definitely include Johnny Depp and Ashton Kutcher, but amen on Pattinson, Foxx, Travolta and Worthington. Bale, Crowe and Cruise are out of their fucking minds but it doesn’t bother me that much because I think they’re superb actors. Hanks was on my list before but I’ve written him out by now. I actually like Aaron Johnson but feel like he’s constantly miscast. Also, I am on Team Affleck so damn hard (but I agree Casey’s a better actor).

    1. Abbi

      I like Johnny Depp but he is becoming increasingly annoying. He hasn’t made a decent film in a long time.

      1. Sweeney Todd must’ve been the last one. I think he’s talented but at the same time I cannot stand him.

        1. Abbi

          That’s exactly how I feel about Bale. Lol!

    1. Abbi

      I know how much you loathe his very existence.

  11. Interesting list. I might come up with my own. Gotta agree on Robert Pattinson, and maybe Ben Affleck.

    1. Abbi

      I’d love to see your list!

  12. Another sturdy list here lady!

  13. Love it! LOL these a-holes! Ok I actually like Aaron Taylor-Johnson, that’s the only one I can disagree with, why because he’s hot. I have no morals…none. My husband is from Philly and when he was younger he waited tables at fancy restaurants, to this day he always talks about the day he waited on Christian Bale and he was a complete asshole. Not only to him, but to his family that was with him. He likes him as an actor, we watch all his movies, but he always brings up that story. So yes confirmed he’s a jerk!

    1. Abbi

      Aaron Taylor-Johnson is totally hot. He should just stand around looking pretty and stop trying to act. That’s an awful story about Christian Bale. What a douche.

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  16. Hi Abbi! Sorry but for the life of me I’ve been trying to figure out what your blog is as your avatar doesn’t link anywhere. Well now you’re on my blogroll so I’ll visit more often! 😀

    Fun post! We all have our list of who we love and who we can’t stand. There’s no right or wrong to this list, which is what makes it fun!

    Ahah, well I could see why some folks can’t stand Aaron Taylor-Johnson but I thought he was good in Nowhere Boy 😦 I’m sooo with you on R-Patz, same w/ his ex K-Stew. Ugh! I hated Patz in Bel-Ami, he’s sooo miscast and why any girl would find him attractive is beyond me!

  17. With you on Sam Worthington, still don’t understand why he has had so much success. He just doesn’t have any screen presence and I actively stay away from movies starring him.

    1. Abbi

      Hear! Hear! He’s one of those people where I can’t understand how he has a career.

  18. Yes. Yes yes and yes! Lol. This is why I like you: we love and hate the same people. Most of these would be on my list as well. Cruise would be number one. YES! You’re awesome. (Except for the Tom Hanks thing – you’re seriously going to hell for having him on this list. Lol!) ; )

    1. Abbi

      I wasn’t the only one who didn’t love him… there are a few people who agreed in the comments. I know it is totally irrational though!

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  27. I’m so totally late in here but I guess I need to do my lists of these annoying actors/actresses at some point. Soonish, I hope. But I do enjoy yours a lot. Some same people on my list, I guess.

    1. Abbi

      I’ve loved reading everyone else’s. Hope you get a chance to join in!

  28. Banana

    You forgot to add jake gyllenhaal. Jared Leto. Zac Efron. (They have girl faces on guy body.) and I’m a girl. (I don’t like girly guys yuck). Leonardo dicapro he looks like a 1950s kid wheatie cereal box throwing a tantrum. Ryan gosling he tries being serious with a smirk on his face while doing robot moves.

    1. Those are some outstanding reasons for hate. I love it. Although I’m a big Leo fan!

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