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Added by Happy Vader

on 27 Jan 2011 08:24

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15 Underrated Actors / Actresses!

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Average listal rating (1740 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
1. Keanu Reeves
This Dude Is AWESOME! Sure, To Many He Is Just Recognized By 'The Matrix' But What About His Other Films? I Mean, I Admit His Acting In 'The Lakehouse' Was A Little Too Low But Thats Just One Film Compared To The Others He Has Done: Bill & Ted, Constantine, The Devil's Advocate (One Of My Personal Fav.), Hardball, The Day The Earth Stood Still, Speed & Point Break... Dont Hate Him Just Because Your Friend Doesnt Like Him. Even Though He Doesnt ALWAYS Deliver Oscar-Winning Performances, He Sure Is Great To Watch!

10/10
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Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
2. Dylan Walsh
I May Not Be A Great Fan Of Dylan Walsh, But I Like Him To Some Degree. He Is Instantly Recognizable From The Hit TV-Show 'Nip/Tuck'. Sure, I Saw Some Few Episodes & I Think He Is Great. Anyways, He Also Appears Alongside Paul Newman In 'Nobody's Fool', To Which I Think His Performance Was Great! Well, Not As Great As The Legendary Paul Newman, But Still Great! And, Even In The 2009 Film 'The Stepfather'. That Film Was Good! His Performance Sure Was Amazing And Should've At Least Been Nominated For Best Actor... He Has Talents To Watch Out For!
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Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
3. Melissa Leo
Those Who Have Just Recently Crawled Out Of Their Rocks Will Know Her From This Latest Film 'The Fighter'... Lets Flashback To Her Other Great Roles: 21 Grams & Frozen River! I Seriously Enjoyed These 2 Movies! Honorable Mention Goes To 'The Three Burials Of Melquides Estrada'. Lawrence Toppman Even Said, 'She Is One Of America's Most Underrated Character Actresses'... True! She Is Great! She Truly Brings Out The Feelings Accurately... Just Watch 'Frozen River' And Tell Me What You Think Of It!
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Average listal rating (551 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
4. Chris Evans
He Is Known For Playing Rebellious Characters. True! But He Also Does Them In A Cool Way. The Only Thing Is That His Chosen Films Dont Get That Successful, Like: The Perfect Score, Fantastic Four Series, Scott Pilgrim & Push. Have You Seen His Performance In Danny Boyle's Film 'Sunshine?'... He Truly Rocked The Whole Film! I Also Hear He Is Gonna Appear In The Upcoming Superhero Movie 'The Avengers'.... I Hope This Turns Out To Be Great!

In Conclusion I Would Like To Say That He Is Worthy Of Watching Out For Despite The Fact That He Literally Plays The Same Characters In All Of His Movies!
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Average listal rating (355 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
5. Vera Farmiga
Meet One Of America's Virtually Unknown Actress! New-Comers Will Know Her From 'Orphan' & 'Up In The Air', Maybe But True Movie-Goers Will Know Her Directly From 'The Departed' & 'Down To The Bone'... She Is Beautiful & Has Lot Of Talent But Sadly, With Only Few People To Show To! Come On People, Track Her Down & Download Her Movies, She Wont Disappoint You!

My Personal Favourite?: Playing Kate In 'Orphan'... I Think We May Have Found A 'Horror Hero / Heroines' There!
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Average listal rating (781 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating
6. Will Ferrell
"Is He Really Worth That Money?"

You Have Absolutely No Idea How Much Sick & Tired I'm Seeing That Sentence In Almost Every Newspaper I Lay My Hands On. Of Course, He Is Worth It! He Is Extremely Funny And Could Go Down In History As One Of The Most Funniest Actors Of All Time And I'm Talking Old School, Tallagedda Nights, Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Blades Of Glory & The Recently Released, MegaMind! He Is One Superb Person With A-Lot Of Creativity, Especially In The Comedy Field!

One Note: Even Though Land Of The Lost Was Like A Disappintment To Me, I Loved His Performance! Probably His Most Funniest In Years! BRAVO!

At Least He Is Better Than Jack Black, Ben Stiller & Sacha Baron Cohen, Who Get More Attention Than Will!
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Average listal rating (631 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
7. Elizabeth Banks
To Many She Is Known As Betty From The Spider-Man Series & As Starla In 'Slither' But Thats Not Enough. I Loved Her Especially In 'Seabiscuit'. She Is Worth Every Second She Appears Onscreen And Other Credibilities Go To: Spiderman 3, Zac & Miri Make A Porno, Meet Dave (The Film Was A Disaster, But She Was Good) & W. (As Laura Bush)...
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Average listal rating (1478 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
8. Edward Norton
Fight Club? American History X? The Incredible Hulk? The Illusionist? Red Dragon? Kingdom Of Heaven? Edward Norton Is Seriously Infected With Talents.... They Just Never Seem To Stop! If There Was One King Back In The 90's, It Had To Be Edward Norton & Edward Norton Himself! Forget Your Tom Cruise & Brad Pitt, He Deserves Every Oscar There Ever Is!

I Mean, Who Could Hate Him? He Can Easily Blend In Any Character He Wants To And Does He Ever... Probably His Greatest Effort Is American History X & The Illusionist! Watch Both Of These And Gasp In Awe!
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Average listal rating (539 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
9. Mark Ruffalo
Well, Hard To Say That I'm A Fan But He Passes Off As One Of The Best Actors We Have Today. I Got Introduced To Him In '13 Going On 30' And I Thought He Was Pretty Good You Know. Anyways, You Hear He Is Gonna Be The Next Hulk? I Think He Is The Right Choice Because He Could Be The Closest To Lou Ferrigno's Hulk There Ever Will Be Because Of His Looks! Let's See, Shall We?
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Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
10. Emile Hirsch
Of All The Child / Young Adult Actors We Are Getting Bombarded With, Emile Stands Out! He Plays With Such Flarity & Emotionally That You Can Actually Feel His Emotions Around You Like An Aura And I'm Talking Highly Successful Films Like: Emperor's Club, Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, Lords Of Dogtown & Into The Wild, The Latter I Think Still Stands Out As His Most GREATEST Effort Ever!

A Worthy Actor. Could Be The Next Big Thing... Oh Wait! He Already Is...
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Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
11. Emilio Estevez
He Is The Son Of Martin Sheen & Brother Of Charlie Sheen, If You Had No Idea! Charlie Sheen May Be Very Well Known But Its Actually His Elder Brother Who I Like The Best (In Acting)! I Got Introduced To Him In 'Judgment Night', A Film I Seriously Enjoyed And Saw That He Had Potential In Playing Leading Roles And Checked His Other Movies: Breakfast Club, Mighty Ducks, Young Guns, Maximum Overdrive! All Films Which I Enjoyed A-Lot!

This Dude Is Better Than His Father In Many Ways And Hell-Lot Better Than His Siblings, Thats All I Can Say!

Another Note: Breakfast Club & Judgment Night Are Highly Suggested! Both Are Amazing....
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Average listal rating (290 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
12. Crispin Glover
You Know What I Think Of Him: A Misunderstood Genius!

Yea! I Mean, This Is One Seriously Talented Person To Which Hardly Any People Appreciate! I'm Always Impressed By His Acting Skills And He Is Probably One Of The Most Richly Talented Actors!

People May Remember Him From Back To The Future & The Classic Appearance On David Letterman! Too Bad About The David-Acting-Like-A-Total-Dickhead Thingy! Don't Worry, Crispin, We Know What You Were Doing!

Other Credits Go To: Charlie's Angels, Alice In Wonderland, Hot Tub Bath Machine, 9, Rebound & Wizard Of Gore. For The Latter I Think He Had Reached His High Creativity! A Must Watch Even Though Its A Remake!!!
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Average listal rating (973 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
13. Sean Bean
One Of The Best, If Not The Greatest, English Actors Around With Sadly, Only A Few Nominations To His Name!

He Is Virtually Unknown Because He Mostly Plays Supporting Characters With He Does Them In An Awesome Way! I'm A Fan... And I Hope You Are Too!

His Films Which I Like / Love: National Treasure, Flightplan, When Saturday Comes, Lord Of The Rings, Silent Hill & GoldenEye!

There We Go, Worthy Of Watching!
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Average listal rating (76 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
14. Monica Keena
"Hey Wait, She Is Lori Campbell From Freddy Vs. Jason, Innit?"...

Yes, She Is & I Loved Her Performance In That Film, So I Decided To Watch Her Others. She Was One Of The Best 90's Actors And One Of The Best Not-So-Quite-Young Adult Actresses Around! I Love Her And Her Performances... She Has Talents Not To Be Missed! Unlike The Others In This List, She Is Almost Completely Off The Radar!

Her Movies: Snow White (I Think She Ruled In That Film), Man Of The House, Bad Girls From Valley High & Night Of The Demons!

I Still Havent Seen Bad Girls But The Others Are Amazing!

One Note: She Had My Vote When They Were Testing Out Females For The Lead Role In The Remake 'I Spit On Your Grave' But Didnt Win... Too Bad On That Part!
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Average listal rating (383 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
15. Sam Neill
SAM NEILL! Oh Wait... Sam 'Jurassic Park' Neill!

He Is One Terrific Actor, Come On Man! Had It Not Been For Him, Jurassic Park Would've Been An Endless Ride Of Then-Great CGI Effects! He Provided Everything!

He Also Has 'The Hunt For Red October' (Alongside Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin & Scott Glenn) In His Credits And Snow White: The Tale Of Terror, Which I Think Is Arguably His Most Greatest Role Ever!

Do Me A Favour & Watch His Films!
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Hell, Some Of 'Em Are My Most Favourites.....

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Feb 21 20:15
Totally agree with some of these, especially Sean Bean and Vera Farmiga. Don't feel that Norton is that underrated, but he's definetly a great actor!
Posted: 3 years, 3 months ago at Aug 9 1:43
I agree with some but I disagree with Keanu Reeves (and some other more here, such as Will Ferrell). I personally think that Reeves' acting is quite wooden and his emotions seem forced. Sure there have been some good (but not great) performances by him, but they were all inconsistent. Besides, how could you say that he's underrated? He's been a leading man in Hollywood for God knows how long. Sure he rarely plays (Hollywood blockbuster) movies these days but that's understandable because he has already past his prime (typical fate of most Hollywood actors who rely more on their looks than their talents - once their good looks diminish and other hot young new talents emerge, they will soon be replaced and the job offer is becoming less and less).

If you want to talk about underrated, how about some of truly great actors who are rarely (if never) get the chance to play lead roles in any movies just because they don't have the "right" look according to Hollywood's shallow standard, thus they always play the supporting roles, e.g. Steve Buscemi, Joe Pesci, Gary Oldman, Harry Dean Stanton etc? Or how about some great foreign (a.k.a non-American) actors who rarely get the offer to play in Hollywood movies despite proving us many times that they deserve it and/or rarely mentioned/reviewed by the media, e.g. Eric Bana?

Sorry if I may sound bitter/angry. I honestly don't intend to be. I'm not trying to criticize you or your choice, just giving my opinion, that's all.

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