There are a lot of things that go into becoming an A-list celebrity. Firstly, the talent has to be on point — you cannot be a slouchy actor or singer and expect to be classed as an A-list star in the industry. But aside from the talent, one’s reputation has to be squeaky clean in order for them to be recognized as somebody who is on top of their game. Having a reputation like Lindsay Lohan and the acting skills of Meryl Streep will still not give you a pass to be seen as an A-list celeb, simply because people are not going to want to work with you if your attitude and behavior stinks. Nonetheless, below are ten celebrities that are clearly undeserving of their A-list title in Hollywood. It is puzzling to think that actresses who have starred in very similar roles for the past twenty years have been compared to the likes of Angelina Jolie, an actress who actually challenges herself to take on projects where she comes out of her “comfort zone” and puts on an effortless performance. See if you agree with the list below. Note that our points are judged upon one’s skills, reputation and personality.
10. Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston is most definitely one of the most boring celebrities in Hollywood. For some odd reason, the industry brands her as an A-list celebrity, despite the fact that every movie she’s featured in always sees the actress portray the same kind of role. Since her days on Friends, Aniston has failed at showing any sort of different side to her — she’s even rocked the same hairstyle for the past twenty years. The acting, the hair, the movie roles… it has all gotten a little dull at this point.
9. Gwyneth Paltrow
Everybody is tired of hearing Gwyneth Paltrow talk about healthy eating, and how her children only eat gluten-free food. The Iron Man star has consistently embarrassed herself with some of the things she’s said, including the time she claimed that being an actress is harder than having a regular office job. While the comments used to be quite outrageous, seeing that Paltrow is a multi-millionaire who seems to love causing a stir in the media, just as her acting goes, we’ve all grown tired of the 42-year-old.
8. Jennifer Garner
I instantly reminisce on the time I used to watch her movies. There was 13 Going on 30, and then came Elektra, and after that… well. Not much, really. Jennifer Garner is said to have admitted in the past that once she started having children with soon-to-be ex-husband Ben Affleck, she put her movie career on hold. She’s rarely done any good movies as of late because her main priority has solely been her children. Jen doesn’t seem like a person who would like to have fun, either. Either she’s with the kids, or she’s probably reading a book in the bedroom. Could that have been the reason behind their split? Of course, this is just speculation.
7. Jim Carrey
Once a funny man, now nothing more than a boring actor in desperate need to keep his somewhat of a legacy going. Jim Carrey used to make everybody laugh, but these days, it seems that the actor is just forcing the same old down our throats. Whether it’s the same recycled jokes on televised interviews, or spin-offs to popular movies, such as Dumb and Dumber. While the movie did considerably well at the box office, movie critics agreed that Carrey had lost his funny bone, despite the fact that fans went in with the intentions of seeing the actor live up to his comedy persona.
6. Oprah Winfrey
Oprah Winfrey. She’s very quiet when she’s not on television. She often stays behind the scenes as opposed to on-screen. She hasn’t dated anybody in decades, and only has a handful of people she considers her really good friends. So, what has driven this woman’s worth past $3 billion? Despite her arguably boring personality, Oprah has made a name for herself in more ways than one — she has her own TV network, her OWN magazine is reportedly doing very well, and she has a bunch of reality shows that are keeping her programming alive. While Oprah really doesn’t bring much to the table, she stays busy. She’s undeserving of an A-list title, nonetheless.
5. Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has most definitely become one of the most irritating celebrities in Hollywood, next to the fact that she’s very dull and allegedly loves to badmouth other people, this according to several media outlets. Hathaway loves herself, and boy, she will let you know that she loves herself… whether you want to hear it or not. People in the past have said that everything in Anne’s world revolves around her, which would explain why she doesn’t have many friends in the acting biz.
4. Justin Timberlake
There is no doubt that Justin Timberlake is an incredible artist, who not only sings many of his songs but also pens a majority of them. But away from the music scene, his life is just as dull as your average neighbor. And while I credit Justin’s own songwriting skills, his last studio album The 20/20 Experience, proved that Justin doesn’t dare to try out new things. Most of the tracks were produced by Timbaland, the same producer who held executive control to Timberlake’s FutureSex/LoveSounds. He deserves the boring title for the fact that he’s not brave enough to try something new and prefers to play it safe.
Beyonce may be an A-list singer, but that doesn’t deny the fact that the songstress has yet to prove herself as an actual songwriter. The 34-year-old, who is well-known to allegedly give herself songwriting credits on tracks that were penned by other people, continues to provide her fans with the same old music. Music critics have claimed that Bey fails to reinvent herself with every album she releases; she has a couple of twerk songs, mixed with some ballads on her albums. But that’s it. What’s even worse is that Beyonce doesn’t write the songs, so there’s a further disconnect between the singer and her fans. Why do musicians find it so hard to pen their own songs? Does it not get boring to sing songs from other people over time?
2. Drew Barrymore
It is baffling to think that Drew Barrymore can easily pull up to $8 million for every movie she signs on for, considering that, just like Jennifer Aniston, her characters are always the same. It is hard to recall a time when Barrymore appeared in a movie that had her drop the whole nice act and trade it in for a mysterious character going through some kind of problem. Sort of like what she went through during her teenage years, when the actress went to rehab following an ongoing addiction battle. She really should implement her past experience in her work,- it is tiring to see Drew in these comedy movies that are not one bit funny. They are boring, and anything but A-list worthy.
1. Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence’s rise to the top of Hollywood’s A-list chart was pretty quick, considering that the roles she has starred in have not been that challenging, i.e Halle Berry in Monster Ball, or Charlize Theron in Monster. Lawrence, whose successful career has pretty much been relied on her participation in the incredible X-Men franchise, doesn’t give off A-list worthiness. Considering that she’s still a baby in the movie business, to already be listed as one of the greatest current actresses is far-fetched, that’s for sure. When is Jennifer going to give us a challenging role that’s not based off a romantic relationship in The Hunger Games. Same old, same old.