21 Actors Famous for Overacting



Even the greatest actors of our time have a penchant for overacting every now and then. It’s something that should be celebrated, not frowned upon. Some of the greatest performances in acting history could be considered to be a little “over the top,” and there’s nothing wrong with that.

Here is a list of the all time best examples of overacting by famous Holywood actors and actresses.

1. Al Pacino

Considered one of the greatest actors of all time, Al Pacino is surprisingly also generally perceived as one of the actors most prone to overacting. Just think about it – don’t you have the impression that, whatever part he’s in, he’s always playing the same guy?

And it’s not just that. Some of his roles are downright painful to watch. Just think of Scarface. The accent, the gestures, the cold stare. Then he does the same thing in Carlito’s Way. And the way he talks, what’s up with that? Like he woke up one day and decided he’s going to deliver all his lines in roars, like he’s trying to instill terror in a bunch of school kids TP-ing his house.

When you think Pacino, you don’t think just of the great roles and legendary movies he did. You also think crazy bulging eyes, ridiculous walking and super-loud voice.

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