I don’t know about you, but I find some actors incredibly annoying. In fact, often times some of Hollywood’s biggest draws drive me up the wall. Today I decided to give these actors the discredit they deserve by listing five of the most annoying actors in the world of cinema (to me of course). Now this is sure to get me some flack because there are a couple of names on this list that have a huge following. Then again I do tend to go against the grain just a tad. Now with so many fitting actors I wouldn’t call this the definitive list, but these five are phenomenally annoying.
#5 – Adam Sandler
To be completely honest, it’s not so much that Adam Sandler himself annoys me as an actor. It’s just that his balls of crap movies annoy me to the ends of the Earth. For that very reason I am inserting him onto this list even though he doesn’t really fit. Sandler has settled into this groove of churning out stupid, unfunny turds disguised as movies and he seems completely content with it. I guess it’s easier when you are making the money he is. But I would think there would be at least an ounce of creative integrity somewhere within him. On the other hand…
#4 – Seth Rogen
Okay, let the hate begin. Well maybe I am exaggerating the response a tad, but I know many people really do like Seth Rogen. Personally I have never found the guy funny. Like many modern day comedy stars, Rogen is pretty much a one-trick pony. You know exactly what you’re going to get anytime you see a Seth Rogen picture with the exception being his forays into playing non-stoner characters. But even then the movie feels exactly the same as the others. Despite his popularity, Rogen is a blow-hard that just doesn’t impress me.
#3 – Jack Black
Thankfully Jack Black hasn’t been as prominent on the big screen as he was several years ago. For me that is a good thing. Black is an actor that has one act and one act only. If you don’t find his shtick funny, well you’re out of luck. Even when he tries to take on remotely serious roles, that insipid act of his bleeds through. The actor is mostly known for his mush-for-brains roles that fits him. In all fairness I have to say I loved him in “Bernie”. Unfortunately I can’t say that about anything else he has done.
#2 – Chris Rock
I think it’s safe to say that Chris Rock’s popular glory days have passed by, but he still sticks in my side. He has had an occasionally funny moment, but overall I find his humor to be more akin to fingernails on a chalkboard. Rock is sometimes brash and loud and that’s not always a bad thing. But I think a lot of his act is generated from pretty bad and unlikable attitudes that he does little to hide. All of that, mixed with his obnoxiously shrill voice, makes him an actor that I find terrible annoying.
#1 – Ken Jeong
I swear I have no idea how this guy has a career. I know some people find him funny and some like his brand of humor. I honestly frown, turn my head, and often times turn the channel whenever this obnoxious, annoying clown shows up on screen. He is a guy whose gimmick may have briefly worked well but he has driven it in into the ground. For me Jeong isn’t funny. He isn’t entertaining. He isn’t talented. But he certainly is annoying.
So those are my five phenomenally annoying actors. Agree or disagree? Is there a name I missed? Please take time to share your thoughts in the comments section below. I would love to hear from you.