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Which actor or actress are you surprised hasn’t had a bigger career?

Sometimes there’s an incredible actor or actress that does a handful of films and then doesn’t continue into greater stardom. Often it’s due to the fact that they have begun to amass a bad reputation (eg. Sean Young), but most of the time they just seem to slip away, sometimes even disappear. Is there anyone you were convinced was on the brink of stardom and but never fully made it?

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Jon Hamm. I thought after Mad Men and The Town he would be all set.

just like Bryan Cranston and James Gandolfini when you become so famous off a huge show and huge character it’s probably hard to get good roles

I just read un Bryan Cranston's book that for Breaking Bad he was almost not picked because they just thought of him as the goofy dad in Malcom in the Middle. Fortunately he did an episode on the X-files before that was anything but Hal and it helped them not cross him off so easily.

Vince Gilligan actually wrote that episode and conceived Walt with Cranston in mind.

But the network refused at first because of Hal, as you said

I couldn't remember Vince Gilligan's name for some reason, thanks!

Lol I had to look it up, was about to type Vince Vaughn. Not sure why, it isn't a difficult name at all

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Actually I think anyone who becomes the breakout lead in a TV show will have the toughest time branching out.

Hard to convince people you can be someone else when they’re so used to you being excellent in one specific role for years.

62 points · 5 months ago

I think he's mentioned being typecast before - he wants to branch out, but everyone keeps coming to him with the "perfect role" where he gets to play the suave leading man from the 50s or 60s.

Edit: "A lot of the things I got offered were these basically like kind of versions of Don Draper, versions of Mad Men. Every script that had a guy wearing a hat and smoking a cigarette was sent my way. And I was kind of like, 'Well I'm doing that eight months out of the year, why would I want to continue to do that on my downtime?'" - Jon Hamm

Well Dick Whitman convinced everyone he was Don Draper, so expect to see Jon Hamm in the next Scorsese movie

Steve Carrell did ok

Supposedly this is why Carrell left the show early, to dissociate himself from the show and work on his film career. Then he took mainly serious roles and shied away from comedy films.

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76 points · 5 months ago

I'm someone who hasn't seen either of those but I really liked him in Black Mirror.

I haven't either, but he was also great in Baby Driver.

Started watching that show recently. I'm up to near the end of season 3. The Jon Hamm episode is still my favorite episode.

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I want him to play an older Clark Kent/Superman with a leaning on Clark. That's my wish. I think he would be amazing.

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He was great in Baby Driver. That'll help

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Literally came here just to say that. After Baby Driver, I would beg to any Hollywood producer to cast him. He's terrific in everything he's in and has so much potential.

He’s stated publicly that he picks his scripts very very carefully.

I can see that, he works with the same people a lot, which to me screams "I take jobs where I want to work, not where I need to".

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Aaron Eckhart. He gained mainstream recognition in "Thank You for Smoking" and "The Dark Knight", but not so much after that. He was still good in "Sully" though.

2 words. I, frankenstein.

Also, The Core.

Battle: Los Angeles

Might be the one that killed it.

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This one has always surprised me I really thought after Dark Knight he’s open the flood gates but I guess he chose pay days over quality. I could see him being one of those guys who comes out of nowhere some October and just blows everyone away and wins a best supporting Oscar...

Agreed. I have no idea why he didn't get more big roles after The Dark Knight.

He did get a lot of leading man roles after that they we're just bad movies

first time I saw him was Paycheck

134 points · 5 months ago

Pablo Schreiber. Loved him as Nick Sobotka in The Wire and pornstache in Orange is The New Black. He should get more work, I feel like he nails those "struggling middle-class working man" type of roles like no one else.

Fucking scared me during his run in Law and Order: SVU.

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He's great on American Gods and he looks to have a big role in Den of Thieves. So maybe he'll do more stuff soon.

So great on American Gods!

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10 points · 5 months ago

He was really good in 13 Hours. Had a bunch of great lines and made me laugh quite a bit.

He was fantastic in American Gods. I had no idea it was the same actor who play Nick Sobotka in The Wire till I googled him.

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69 points · 5 months ago

Never understood why Sheryl Lee didn't blow up after Fire Walk With Me.

Her performance is a STRONG 10/10

Everyone hated Fire Walk With Me at the time. She was amazing in it but it was probably tough to build a career on a critically reviled, Box Office flop.

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To that extent, I'm also surprised that MacLachlan didn't have a bigger career, but I really feel like only Lynch gets great performances out of him.

His performance in Agents of Shield was rather good.

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He wanted to break out in film and away from the role of Dale Cooper (he actually refused to return in FWWM at one point), but his film career was largely unsuccessful (Showgirls)

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For me it's always going to be Clive Owen. Should have been Bond.

I think the fact that he turned down Bond hurt his career. He was incredible in King Arthur. I thought he was so cool in his smaller part in The Bourne Identity as well.

The International & Children of Men were pretty good. I liked him in Sin City, but he really gets overshadowed by the rest of the cast.

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50 points · 5 months ago

OMG I forgot about that movie!

He's fucking fantastic in The Knick. One of my favourite shows of all time.

"Children of Men was pretty good" is a pretty big understatement. It was incredible, both plot and visuals.

First remember seeing him in "Croupier". It's older, but it still holds up well.

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After Children of Men I really expected him to explode not sure why he never became a mega star because he’s incredible when he wants to be...

People need to watch the Knick

It sounds weird, but I've got the feeling Clive Owen doesn't particularly want to be "big". Artistically successful, sure, but I think he deliberately walked back from stardom a bit.

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Eric Bana.

Dude's phenomenal in everything he's in and usually steals the show in scenes where he's just a side character (Black Hawk Down for example). He was also great in Hannah where he again was just the supporting character for the main heroine.

He should have been a bonafide action/character actor on the level of someone like a Christian Bale or maybe even a Leonardo DiCaprio by now. But it seems he always stars in movies that are great movies but not commercially successful, or just a supporting actor to better known (but probably worse acting) stars in bigger movies. Or that Spike Lee Hulk movie I guess.

I mean just look at this one-take fight scene from Hannah. Guy doesn't even need a stunt double or fast cuts to make up for the fact that he can't fake-fight for shit unlike most blockbuster action star these days.

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110 points · 5 months ago

Already pretty famous, but I expected Liev Schrieber to be on a Jason Stathom level by now, and Ben Foster to be leading more films.

Ben Foster impressed me in The Punisher, X-Men, 3:10 to Yuma, The Mechanic, & Hell or High Water! He's a great actor.

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Have you seen Hell and High Water? Ben Foster was crazy good in it.

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Ben Foster definetly. It seemed like he was in every other movie. Granted a lot of those movies were not great, but he was great in them.

Xmen 3, 30 days of night, Pandorum, 3:10 to Yuma, The Messager... then nothing.

6 points · 5 months ago

Warcraft... He was ok in.

It was a huge miscast, and a terrible movie (imo, of course).

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Ben Foster is probably what confuses me the most. It seems like he can regularly land roles and excel at them but just not high profile ones as much, I almost wonder if it's deliberate.

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8 points · 5 months ago

I almost wonder if it's deliberate.

It always seems like it, somehow. Like Thomas Jane. Liev has worked so many A-list project but hasn't had his Transporter, hasn't really had his name in lights.

Closest was when he was Sabretooth, and Ebert said that he and Jackman acted their asses off in the film which was the only redeeming quality - but damn I want more. I've loved him since Sum of All Fears, I wish the movie had just been about his character.

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Original Poster20 points · 5 months ago

Shrieber has a pretty bad reputation from what I can gather, and does a lot of theater.

He's also about to start his sixth season as the lead on a TV show.

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Bad reputation for what?

Original Poster22 points · 5 months ago

Not being pleasant to work with.

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Tobey Maguire. He was fricken Spider-Man. Then nothing.

201 points · 5 months ago

Too busy playing poker

49 points · 5 months ago

And bullying the host apparently.

And insisting people refer to him as “Tugboat Maguire”

Would you say he went all in?

45 points · 5 months ago

Gambling is hell of a drug.

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He was amazing in Brothers and really good in Pawn Sacrifice. It's crazy that he's only acted in a total of five movies since the Spider-Man trilogy (not counting his cameo in Tropic Thunder).

Even his cameo was great!!!

11 points · 5 months ago

His stand out scene in Brothers (I’m trying to avoid sharing spoilers) is still one of the greatest scenes of raw anger and despair that I’ve ever seen in a film. Blows me away every time.

What’re you talking about?! He starred in the Eric Jonrosh epic the Spoils of Babylon and was great in it

11 points · 5 months ago

I’ve heard that he doesn’t get work because he is really hard to work with

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120 points · 5 months ago

Michael Shannon.

His kills it in every film he's in.

I don’t think he fits this thread at all. His career has been pretty fantastic over the last few years. He consistently gets work along side incredible directors. He just isn’t traditional Hollywood handsome, so he doesn’t get offered big franchise leads. He is one of the most sought after dramatic performers in his age range, though.

Was also brilliant in Boardwalk Empire.

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His roles in Revolutionary Road and Nocturnal Animals blew me away.

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29 points · 5 months ago

He is an amazing actor, but also kind of intense and terrifying. I feel that sort of limits his roles and ability to break into the mainstream.

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I thought he was excellent in The Shape Of Water. When he yanked on his finger, wow.

yep, absolutely fantastic. I know the buzz is all on Sally Hawkins role, and she definitely killed it, but in my opinion, Michael Shannon had the best performance in tSOW

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He even kills it in short youtube videos: https://youtu.be/dngOH9G4UPw

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23 points · 5 months ago

I expected to see Mira Sorvino more, sounds like the seedy underworld of Hollywood got her blacklisted--too bad.

Also, John Leguizamo hasn't had as many starring roles as his talent certainly qualifies him for.

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Patrick Wilson.

There's not a reason in the world why he shouldn't be a bigger star. He definitely has a pretty solid career with The Conjuring franchise (hoping for news of a 3rd one soon), Insidious, Watchmen, Fargo S2, Bone Tomahawk, and Aquaman coming soon... but he should be an A lister. Like it's a shame that he's in a throwaway movie like The Commuter right now and has like 4 minutes of screentime or whatever.

I'm surprised that Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill didn't have anywhere near the same amount of success after Star Wars that Harrison Ford did.

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As far as I know, it was Mark Hamill's decision to focus on voice acting, animations and other smaller projects rather than big Hollywood blockbusters.

As for Carrie Fisher, she was just bonkers man. Lovely, kind and all that, but still bonkers and excentric. What a character.

151 points · 5 months ago

When she was really struggling with mental illness, I imagine she found it hard to get work. But even thought she stayed out of the spotlight prior to the Force Awakens she was still reportedly Hollywood's most prolific script doctor so she was still working.

Drowned in Moonlight, strangled by her own bra

The addiction problems probably didn't help either.

She grew into a hilarious, badass older lady though. Her books are fantastic and she was Hollywood's biggest name in script doctoring.

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yeah, well marks face got pretty jacked up in the car wreck

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Well that’s because Harrison Ford branched out by doing raiders before the original trilogy concluded. He convinced the public he could do more than Star Wars.

Fun fact, Mark Hamill was almost cast as the lead in Amadeus (1984) but Milos Forman decided he didn't want audiences watching Luke Skywalker play Mozart.

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44 points · 5 months ago

Probably a good call. Tom Hulce was pretty perfect in the role

Yeah. Honestly if I were to recommend a film based on the performance of its two lead actors, Amadeus would be near the top of the list. He and Abraham are a treat to watch

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I kind of want to see what the film version of Amadeus would have been like with Ian McKellen and Mark Hamill as the leads now.

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13 points · 5 months ago

They tried but they weren't the best actors to begin with. Hamill's charismatic but kinda goofy, Carrie doesn't take shit and was unfortunately unwell mentally.

Harrison Ford is better actor than Mark Hamill. He has the looks and charm for a leading actor. Replace Indiana Jones with Mark Hamill it won't be watchable.

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Sam Rockwell.

Original Poster110 points · 5 months ago

I suspect Rockwell is aging into a bigger career. An Oscar nom (or win) this year will surely help.

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He's gonna be playing George W. Bush in Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic next year, so he definitely is getting bigger roles.

Edit: I meant this year. Time flies.

He's going to be Bush in that film??

Goodness, the dream of Bale and Rockwell in the same film and probably a hefty amount of same scenes is definitely something to look forward to.

Amy Adams and Steve Carell are also gonna be in it to as Lynne Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. I bet it’s gonna be my favorite film of the year.

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That’s a great shout. He’ll nail that.

We can only hope. I love him in everything I see him in.

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The Way Way Back made me love him. That's more than acting.

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lol he's about to be nominated for an Oscar and he's been acting for years. He's about as successful a character actor can get.

I disagree. He's about as good as an actor can get, but his career has not matched his talent, IMO.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The guy was in inception, dark knight rises, and looper, I thought for sure he would shoot to the top of the a-list. I wouldn’t say he’s struggling now, but he definitely isn’t as high profile as I thought he would be.

He kinda disappeared after Looper. I was curious why he didn't become huge, cuz I remember there being hype for him for about a year.

Don Jon didn't do that well but it's one of my favorite movies. I would love to see him do more movies.

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13 points · 5 months ago

I wonder if it's not partially on purpose. The guy has about fifteen different projects going on it seems, and is a huge proponent of the indie scene.

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51 points · 5 months ago

Tom Cavanagh. How was he not discovered is beyond me, the dude is so good in Flash.

He has done a lot of great stuff on TV, but I've never seen him in many movies. Ed was a fantastic show and he was always funny as JD's brother on Scrubs. Anytime I see his name on something I know at the very least he'll be good.

He's the best actor on the Arrowverse, imo.

11 points · 5 months ago

Up there with Manu Bennet. Defnitely.

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Peter Weller... I don't think he's been the lead in anything after Robocop 2

Not the lead but he directs a lot of tv in addition to hosting many history programs. He also has a doctorate in Italian and Roman art history. Stars as an antagonist/important secondary character on multiple tv shows that have just completed in the last couple years. He was great on Longmire and the perfect prick on Dexter and S.O.A.

He's a very busy dude.

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Daryl Hannah

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I've always been bummed and surprised that after Terminator, The Abyss, Aliens, and Tombstone, that Michael Bien didn't get more roles. It'd be great if Cameron cast him in the Avatar sequels.

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Nathan Fillion. I wish he had more big roles after Serenity, but I think he settled with Castle and just coasted from there.

Viggo Mortensen. After LotR, and then Hidalgo, I thought he would become a big name in Hollywood, but after A History of Violence, he stuck with mostly small movies. Apparently, he's a really good swordsman, and that would have made him really good for movies that make use of his skills as both an actor and a swordsman. He's probably too old to do those movies now, though. He was probably in more big movies before LotR than after.

Original Poster56 points · 5 months ago

Does Viggo really want it though? I suspect he’d have been in a Marvel film by now if so. A lot of his charm is his disinterest in the mainstream machine.

My understanding was that he didn't like the idea of being mainstream. Sort of like Josh Hartnett, who hasn't been in a major movie since 2007's 30 Days of Night.

He's really good in Penny Dreadful, but yeah no movies in years.

He was never interested in large scale films or Hollywood extravagance. Dude is a poet and really educated in art and music. He lives in Watertown, NY, of all places, taking care of his dad. He’s like the exact opposite of most movie stars. He only did Lord of the Rings because his son loved the books and thought it would be cool if he did them.

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Emily VanCamp.

After Revenge and the Captain America films, I'm surprised she isn't in more films or doing an HBO/ Netflix series.

11 points · 5 months ago

About the Cap films: I read somewhere that the Russo’s didn’t like her acting that much. Maybe that’s the reason she’s not in Infinity War 1 and 2.

I think it has more to do with them not being all that interested in Sharon Carter.

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I had a crush on her back when she was on Everwood. Funny how her on screen brother Chris Pratt would turn out to be the megastar of all the people from that show.

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I figured Sam Worthington was the next big thing after Avatar and Terminator.

Original Poster25 points · 5 months ago

Having just watched Manhunt, the guy really can’t act. Handsome yes.

In think studios realized really quickly that audiences wanted nothing to do with this guy unless he was knee deep in a cgi mess...

Sam Worthington can act. He can do an American accent. He cannot do both at the same time.

Same with Jai Courtney.

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Tony Shaloub

It's probably too difficult for people to not see him as just Monk

I had this problem for the first episode of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, but after that I had forgotten about Monk. The writing and acting on that show is great.

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I see him as his Galaxy Quest character.

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I'm in my 30's. I remember seeing Tony Shaloub in a lot of small movie roles before Monk. So, in my eyes, Monk was his big role -the better-late-than-never climax of his career. I never really thought, "Oh, Monk is over. Now it's time for him to be a big-time movie actor." Despite that, yeah, I'm surprised he hasn't been utilized in smaller roles in big films.

He’s always the guy from Wings to me. But I’m old.

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I liked him in, The Seige

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I want more Bryce Dallas Howard. She’s an underrated actress.

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I actually thought Robert Pattinson from the twilight series would be a much bigger star by now. The guy was once the most popular actor in all of Hollywood at one point.

He's doing good stuff, just not as often. Lost City of Z was good and his most recent Good Time was my favorite movie of the year... but both of those were smaller movies so i get what you mean. His name seems like it should have more commercial appeal.

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I kinda expected him to give up on acting all together after Twilight was done, and focus on making music.

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He's been focusing on smaller movies and it's working out for him. He's gone from a punching bag to a critical and indie darling

I think Twilight soured him on bigger movies

That seems to have happened with Kristen Stewart too.

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I think he's going the same route as Daniel Radcliffe. He made enough money that now he can choose to do smaller movies that he likes.

I always thought he would do a great job playing Kurt Cobain in a biopic.

He seems like he's more keeping out of the spotlight by choice.

12 points · 5 months ago

Not surprised, after the shit that movie series gets.

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Paul Schneider. He's absolutely perfect in All the Real Girls. I think he makes everything he's in better. Literally the only enjoyable thing about Elizabethtown. And steals every scene he's in in The Family Stone. He was awful in Parks & Rec, but it was just a garbage character in a show that hadn't found its footing or identity.

BRENDAAAAAAAANAWICZ

More like Brandanaquits

He was the straight man but he was accustomed to the weird shit in parks and rec so we couldnt relate. Ben worked better because he was as shocked the town was weird as us, even in later seasons

This^ He stole almost every scene in Assassination of Jesse James which couldn't have been easy considering the talent level involved

The Assasination of Jesse James by... is one of my favorite films. Probably my favorite of the past 20 years. I never knew that actor's name before your comment, yet I agree with you. He was really good in it. Ed Miller: Yeah, yeah. Like that. Boy, you talk good. Dick Liddil: You can hide things in vocabulary.

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Derek Luke. I thought he was masterful in Antwone Fisher, maybe Biker Boyz killed his career, but he was awesome again in Friday Night Lights one year later. Had solid charisma and talent.

I wonder if maybe he came a bit too early where only Samuel L, Will Smith, and Denzel seemed to get most of the black actor work. But maybe he just picked bad projects after Friday Night Lights. He would be great now with guys like Lakeith Stanfield, Chadwick Boseman, and Michael B Jordan doing well as African American actors in sort of a mini-boom, and he's only 43.

He's on Thirteen Reasons Why now

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Evan Rachel Wood and I say this knowing that she's in Westworld a show that is in its first season and her character is already being part of lists of best characters of all time.

The first time I saw her mid 2000s I was sure that she would be a mega star ScarJo,JLaw,Emma Stone levels but the film that was supposed to catapult her into stardom, ''Across the Universe'' , was a massive flop financially.

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39 points · 5 months ago

Sharlto Copley. He absolutely makes District 9 and is one of the only good parts of Elysium. Admittedly I haven't seen Hardcore Henry or The A-Team but I feel like he's good enough to be in a lot more movies than he is.

He was so amazing in Free Fire.

Original Poster12 points · 5 months ago

A Team was his big Hollywood chance. The movie (not him) tanked. I suspect he’s just too much of an oddity to be fitted in. Another actor that will get more interesting roles as he gets old. Villains especially.

I loved that movie and especially his performance. Hated that it tanked

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He is awesome in Hardcore Henry. Plays like 20 different personalities. Damn I love that film. Fun as shit, some of the best stunt work I've seen in an English-language film. Avoid at all costs if you suffer from motion sickness.

Example of said insane stunt / camera work - movie is absolutely bananas:

https://youtu.be/7_bVVN3nWDs?t=26

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It took 40 years for Brad Dourif to get the recognition he deserves as an actor, but he should have been much bigger. Watch him in "Wise Blood", "The Exorcist 3", or this "Whistle Down the Wind" inspired Toto promotional vid from 1985 and marvel at why people only know him as the voice of Chucky.

Original Poster26 points · 5 months ago

His performance in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest alone should surely have lead to a stronger career.

I wholly agree.

Don’t forget his work in David Lynch films such as Blue Velvet and Dune and then of course (not Lynch) LOTR as Grima Wormtongue. Amazing.

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He's a great actor. Lord of the Rings, Star Trek Voyager, Dune---strong SF/fantasy showing in his resume.

oh man, Brad Dourif as Doc Cochran in Deadwood... in a series packed with powerhouse performances, his was still my favorite.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4isTaYN7i68

Here is just one example of how much he absolutely killed this role

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I can't for the life of me understand how James Spader didn't catapult into stardom and prestige roles after Sex, Lies and Videotape, but based on interviews I've read/seen with the dude it seems like it might have something to do with work ethic (he'll do basically any film for a paycheck).

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adam baldwin, he was great in chuck

Full Metal Jacket. Firefly. Pretty sure he's in Independence Day as a secret service dude. He's been playing 30 y.o. military dudes for decades now.

He is in The Patriot as a colonial military man too lol

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The fact that he's a right-wing nut-job probably hurts his career.

And by "right-wing nut-job" I don't mean "has conservative views like Tom Selleck". Check his twitter. He's insane.

I really enjoy him as an actor, animal mother and Jayne are some really great characters, I remember following him on Twitter, probably 4 or 5 years ago now, and almost immediately unfollowed him. I'm not American, so a lot of politics is lost on me, but it was immediately apparent that he was a bit too intense and crazy with his political views

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Rupert Grint.

Love the guy. After Harry Potter he bought an ice cream truck, gave out free ice cream, and did a cameo in an Ed Sheeran video.

Vera Farmiga. Her acting in Bates Motel was amazing.

Jack O'Connell - I thought he was fantastic in '71, and gave a great performance in Unbroken. I figured he was going to blow up after Unbroken but the only things ive seen him in since then are Money Monster and Godless.

Ehh he’s only 28 and was just the lead in Godless, which he was the best part of. I’d give him a few more years.

4 points · 5 months ago

Speaking of things that get less attention than you expect: I'm really surprised by how little I heard of Godless. The discussion threads were really thin.

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ITT people naming actors who have or had impressive careers.

Original Poster6 points · 5 months ago

Yeah, I’m not quite sure what some people think success is.

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Benicio Del Toro

The dudes a fantastic actor and very charismatic but I was suprised after checking his IMDb page and seeing how small most of his roles are

He's like a Puerto Rican Brad Pitt, only with better comedic timing. I remember feeling at the time that The Wolfman was going to be his big shot at superstardom, but nearly everything in that film (except his performance) was a mess. Darn shame.

most recently watched him in Sicario, such a great flick and he was on point

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? Del Toro is absolutely an A-lister.

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Jon bernthal.

Dude never gets that many big roles, he nails it in TV shows like being shane on the walking dead then being frank castle in the punisher and daredevil.

Really wish he’d be given more lead roles.

Dudes an amazing actor in my opinion

[head rubbing intensifies]

He's a character actor who prefers to play small roles in terrific movies. Look at Wind River or Baby Driver from last year for example.

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7 points · 5 months ago

I’d like to see him in something else other than a ex cop/soldier loose cannon character. Does anyone have anything he’s done where he plays a different character?

A skinhead in Shot Caller.

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Paul Bettany, from everything I've seen him in. Ben Foster from 3:10 to Yuma.

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I'm surprised Matt Bomer never hit the mainstream.

Not everyone wants to be a superstar

Ian Holm.

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Colin Farrell and Cillian Murphy.

A part of me really wants to see an alternative take on James Bond with Cillian Murphy as 007.

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Cillian Murphy got his own banging Netflix BBC series

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Michelle Meyrink was in a couple of great teen movies in the 80's (Real Genius with Val Kilmer, and Permanent Record with Keanu in a supporting role) and shone brightly in both. But then she quit, and I wish she hadn't.

For someone still working....The first two movies of Jason Patric that I saw were Lost Boys (1987) and Rush (1991), and he was fantastic. The former he held up his again against Kiefer, and made Corey Haim shine (people forget how good Haim was in the early part of his career). Rush, where he played a narc cop who was a little too at home in the world, should have been his breakout. Then.....meh. He turned down some high profile roles, and did little in the high profile Sleepers and Speed 2. He should have been so much more.

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