2013: The Ten Best and Worst Actors and Actresses of the Year

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December 28th, 2013

2013: The Ten Best and Worst Actors and Actresses of the Year Celebrities are always in the public eye, whether they're onscreen or off. Their clothes, cars, relationships, and even their vacation spots are constantly under scrutiny. These stories sell newspapers all around the country because people soak up every move their favorite actors and actresses make, so it seems appropriate to wrap up the year with a list of the ten best and worst actors and actresses of 2013. To choose these lucky or not so lucky celebrities, they must have appeared in films released in 2013 or in TV shows on the air in 2013. These performers were judged on their looks, style, personalities, and acting abilities. While this may seem superficial, these are celebrities, and that celebrity is based on what people see of them. Let's start with the worst actors and actresses of 2013. These celebrities just didn't do it for audiences this year. Maybe it was a poor choice of movie, or maybe they just weren't into their characters. Whatever the reasons for their failures, these celebrities can hope for the best in 2014. The 10 Worst Actors Of 2013, in no particular order:Keanu Reeves—In 2013, Keanu Reeves starred in "47 Ronin" as Kai, the protagonist of the group. Perhaps people are so used to seeing Keanu playing a fun-loving, yet often ditzy character that they have trouble visualizing him in this serious movie?

Patrick Duffy—He is best known for his character Bobby Ewing on the late-night soap opera "Dallas." Maybe he lost touch with his inner Ewing over the years, and the public isn't as enthusiastic about him as they used to be. Or, maybe his show is on too late, so the people who can really appreciate this veteran actor's skills have already gone to bed.

Brendan Fraser—Brendan was busy in 2013, with "Escape from Planet Earth," "A Case of You," "Pawn Shop Chronicles," "Breakout," "Gimme Shelter," and "Hairbrained." Maybe being in so many different movies removed his focus, which may explain his appearance on many worst-actor lists.

Steven Seagal—"Steven Seagal: Lawman" is a TV series currently on the air, which not only stars Steven Seagal as cameras follow him while he works as a policeman but he is also the executive producer of the Lawman reality show. This martial arts expert was once considered a hunky actor back in the day, but those hunky days may be over since he's appearing on many worst-actor lists.

David Hasselhoff—The Hoff was a supporting actor in "Piranha 3D," and Rotten Tomatoes lists him as the worst supporting actor. But appearing in a movie such as this doesn't give you much opportunity to show your talent, does it? The Hoff might want to stick with talking cars instead of killer fish.

Vanilla Ice (Robert Van Winkle)—His portrayal in "That's My Boy" with Adam Sandler was very vanilla flavored, though his most dedicated fans loved it. Still, it must have been cool to have Vanilla Ice as an uncle, even if it was only a movie.

Tyler Perry—It looks like it doesn't always pay for a guy to play a woman on TV, or maybe Madea's time in the spotlight is over? No matter what the reason, "Madea's Witness Protection" was voted one of the worst movies of 2013, and Tyler Perry one of the worst actors of 2013.

Adam Sandler—Audiences have often said that Adam Sandler movies are either hits or misses. In 2013, "That's My Boy" was a miss. He does so much better in roles that are versions of himself, and not so good when he plays a comic character.

Nick Swardson—Another "That's My Boy" actor on the worst actor's list. Perhaps it's the movie that's to blame and not the actors in it? The public will be the judge of that.

Vince Vaughn—"The Internship" was a flop, and many people felt the same about Vince Vaughn. There's no point in saying anything else.


The 10 Worst Actresses Of 2013, in no particular order:

Jennifer Love Hewitt—According to Rotten Tomatoes, Love is the worst actress ever. But a lot of people would be willing to debate this.

Lindsay Lohan—This girl has had a hard time over the past few years, so it's probably not a surprise to most to see her on this list.

Tyler Perry (As Madea)—Wow, Tyler Perry made it on both the worst actors and worst actresses list. It could be a sign that Madea's time is up.

Selena Gomez—This probably surprises a few people because she's so famous and has so much experience on TV. But, experts say she needs to work on her acting because her good looks won't keep her going for long.

Halle Berry—This is another surprising name on the list. Halle was in both "The Call" and "Movie 43", both of which are also considered thumps.

Jurnee Smollett-Bell—This actress was in "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor." However, she's more well known for her roles in the "True Blood" and "Parenthood" TV shows.

Noomi Rapace—This Swedish actress is more famous for her role in "Prometheus" than 2013's "Dead Man Down." She's beautiful, but probably needs to work on her acting in this country.

Gemma Arterton—Was Gemma doomed with the flop of "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters?" Or does she really need to work on her acting? Only the audience knows.

Naomi Watts—This blonde beauty has been in a lot of movies, but in 2013, she was in "Movie 43," "Adore," and "Sunlight Jr." Maybe she's been too busy, and she needs a vacation.

Jennifer Hudson—This singing superstar straddles both singing and acting careers. Perhaps choosing just one will allow her to hone her skills?


The best was saved for last. While it's hard to choose only ten of the best actors and actresses, these ladies and gentlemen really went above and beyond this year. These are the most popular and successful celebrities of 2013. They look great, their acting skills are superior, and their fans love them. There's no need to comment about how good each of these actors and actresses are, so just read the list.

The 10 Best Actors Of 2013, in no particular order:

Brad Pitt

Johnny Depp

Leonardo DiCaprio

Jude Law

Zac Efron

Robert Pattinson

Tom Cruise

Eric Bana

Eddie Murphy

Bradley Cooper


The 10 Best Actresses Of 2013, in no particular order:

Amy Adams

Isla Fisher

Anna Kendrick

Kerry Washington

Jennifer Aniston

Mila Kunis

Jennifer Lawrence

Scarlett Johansson

Jessica Alba

Sofia Vergara


So there you have it, the lists of the 10 best and worst actors and actresses in 2013. Readers will undoubtedly be surprised at some of the names on these lists, but the numbers never lie. Better luck next year for all the people on the worst lists, and keep up the good work for those on the best lists.