Under rated actors

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  1. Springs09

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    Nearly all famous actors are severely overrated in relation to the praise and attention they receive relative to their jobs.

    Plenty of underrated ones around we’ve never heard of, mostly those going on stage every night. Some of the West End actors I’ve seen were amazing.
     
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    I wish my boy had this drill sargent..

    I am a softy.

    Mary-Jane rotten crotch in her pretty pink panties.....

    Those days are O V E R !!!!
     
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    You mean where he drives Vincent D'Onofrio psycho who shoots him and then blows his brains out?

    Theres another underrated actor.
     
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    Lol I don't think Angry got the point of full metal jacket.
     
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    Scott Glenn

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    It’s kinda funny... I was talking about this topic with an American friend last night and he gave me Sam Neill...

    i was like... nahhh he’s rated very highly... then I realised he’s rated highly in NZ and Australia and the UK... but American audiences probably only remember him from Jurassic Park.

    It got me thinking about actors who are rated highly locally but maybe underrated internationally.

    I think of a guy like Karl Urban in NZ or a guy like Sam Worthington or Eric Bana from Aussie...
     
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    Me love you long time..

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    I agree with your american friend.
     
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    Kurt Russell
     
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    Tim Curry

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    “Wildness Girl’s calling”
     
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    Mel Gibson. I think he was seen as more of a movie star and then a quality filmmaker, but I don’t think his acting got the praise it deserved.
     
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    Alan Rickman was a brilliant actor, and I'm not sure he ever got the kudos he deserved.
     
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    After seeing his turn in Jojo Rabbit I’m chucking Sam Rockwell in there.
     
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    Loved the story about how the stunt crew f**ked with him on the famous falling scene on Die Hard.

    they told him they were dropping him on the count of 10 and they dropped him on like 5 or something... so you get that unforgettable look of absolute terror on his face as he’s falling... which IMO was the greatest shot in the entire franchise.
     
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    loved him in January Man, he played quirky so well, the exact opposite of Hans Gruber

    also Metatron in Dogma
     
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    I always remember him for this role in Seinfeld - one of my favourite episodes..

    "CARTWRIGHT?!?!?!?....."

     
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    Same. I was having this conversation with someone the other day - that there's not a single film of Brad Pitt's I've seen that I didnt like. And that he's been brilliant in all of them. Yes he's very high profile but yes he doesn't get the plaudits like others - and possibly for reasons you say.

    Snatch, 12 monkeys, Fight Club, Legends of the Fall, Inglorious Basterds, Seven, The Departed, Moneyball, World War Z, Oceans Eleven, 12 Years a Slave, Fury.... not all his films there but that's a pretty damn impressive CV right there.. (well at least I loved all these...).

    Pitt even had a cameo on Being John Malkovich - my 2nd favourite film of all time.... (looking forward to the LU all time favourite movie results...).

    Another Under-rated actor I suggest..

    Daniel Bruhl - played Niki Lauda in Rush - awesome performance, amongst a few other films of his I've seen (inc Inglorious Basterds). He's been brilliant in all.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Brühl
     
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    Good call on Daniel Bruhl. Without him Rush is nothing. One hammy aussie.
     

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