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The Ten Most Insubstantial, Meaningless Actors in Hollywood

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 3, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Lists | December 3, 2010 |

Even some of the worst actors, say Matthew McConaughey, stumble upon a meaty role every once in a while that, fleetingly, makes their careers meaningful in some small way. At the very least, they accidentally make a passably entertaining guilty pleasure from time to time. But not these actors. You could strike almost their entire film output from the record, and no one would notice. They make bad, forgettable movies that you never revisit (with usually one lone borderline exception). Despite their Twitter following, in the real world of make-believe, they’re basically meaningless and will surely be forgotten in 20 years. They won’t even merit a footnote.

You could surely make the case for several others, but as Hollywood placeholders go, I think these ten are the least substantial film actors around.

Ashton Kutcher (Lone borderline exception, Dude! Where’s My Car?)


Cam Gigandet (Lone exception, small role in Easy A)


Jessica Alba (Lone exception: Sin City)


Katherine Heigl: (Lone exception: Knocked Up)


Odette Yustman (Lone exception: Cloverfield)


Kate Hudson (Lone exception: Almost Famous)


Dane Cook (Lone exception: Waiting …)


Rob Schneider: (Lone exception: Big Daddy?)


Josh Duhamel: (Lone exception: Win a Date with Tad Hamilton?)


Paul Walker (Lone exception: Varsity Blues?)