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.
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.”
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.“
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.”
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.”
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“
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.“