You might be surprised at who's been chosen.
Some of Hollywoods very biggest names are on the list -- some of the biggest box office draws. In fact, the compiler of the latest list says you have to be considered a great actor or actress to make the cut.
Now, remember -- the argument here is that these are not necessarily bad actors, but they are overrated -- there is a difference.
Here's the list (from least overrated to most overrated) as compiled quite some time ago by Breitbart's Hollywood page. I've placed an asterisk next to the ones I agree with:
10. George Clooney*
9. Dustin Hoffman*
8. Spencer Tracy
7. Katherine Hepburn
6. Gregory Peck
5. Leonardo DiCaprio
4. Bill Murray
3. Tom Hanks
2. Meryl Streep*
1. Jack Nicholson
Well, as you can see this is a very arbitrary list. And while I agree with the rating of Clooney and two others, I'm not sure I agree with the rest. I might adde people like Alec Baldwin to the list. He's not only overrated but overexposed.
To be sure, I've never been a huge fan of Tracy (without Hepburn) or Gregory Peck. But I don't think they were bad actors. And I totally disagree with the dismissal of Leo DiCaprio.
But that's what makes horse races.