This post is inspired by Abbi over at Where the Wild Things Are, who recently posted a very funny piece entitled ”The top 10 actors that irrationally annoy the shit out of me’.
In no particular order, here is my own top 10. Or should that be bottom 10?
Ben Affleck: I’m not really sure why he annoys me so much. Maybe it’s that whole all-American square jaw thing. I basically don’t like the guy’s face, and would be put off watching anything with him in. I mean, did you see Pearl Harbour? Pee-eew!
Irritation exception: Argo. Even I have to admit it was quite good.
Bradley Cooper. Argh! There’s a definite Ben Affleck thing about this guy insofar as I can’t stand his face. I know plenty of girls who think he’s the bee’s knees but I just cannot see it. It’s like all the individual elements are there, but they just haven’t been put together properly. Like a Picasso. Oh, and he’s got all the acting prowess of Speak and Spell toy.
Irritation exception: I’ve yet to find one.
Hugh Grant: thankfully he doesn’t seem to have been that busy recently, but he is so annoying. That faux bumbling, floppy-haired fop thing is so irritating. Just stand up straight and spit it out, man!
Irritation exception: About a Boy. I really enjoyed Nick Hornby’s novel, so thankfully they did a good job with the film. And Hugh is a lot less annoying when he’s being a bastard.
Orlando Bloom: offensive in his insipidness. Totally lacking in charisma, sex appeal and star power and yet inexplicably successful. Go figure!
Irritation exception: when he punched Justin Bieber in the face. Go Orlando!
Christian Bale: perhaps it’s because he’s known to be a massive douche in real life or perhaps it’s because I cannot bear his gravelly, growly Batman voice. Perhaps it’s a combination.
Irritation exception: The Machinist
Adam Sandler: do I need a reason other than his entire back catalogue? So juvenile but worst of all… Just. Not. Funny.
Irritation exception: The Wedding Singer
Jude Law: oh my god, just so irritating. He’s a creep and whenever I see him I want to go and have a shower. Yuk.
Irritation exception: umm…
Robert Pattinson: as if the Twilight saga wasn’t enough on its own, there’s the fact he actually had a relationship with Kristen Stewart – the most sulkiest A-lister in Hollywood history. Can you imagine a night out on the town with these two? Thank god they didn’t breed!
Irritation exception: not yet
Jesse Eisenberg: this guy is the real-life embodiment of the word ‘irritating’. His face, his hair, his knock-off Woody Allen shtick. Puhlease!
Irritation exception: not likely
Which actors annoy the shit out of you…?