Saturday, April 16, 2005

Movies: Underrated Actors

New discussion topic: Most Underrated Actor. Shell, who suggested the topic, nominates Jeff Bridges. Not to be outdone, Robb says Beau Bridges.

This online poll at RateItAll says Nick Stahl. Rotten Tomatoes forum has lots of suggestions. Don Cheadle gets mentioned a lot. But if someone's name keeps popping up, can he really be underrated?

For the purposes of this topic, "Most Underrated" means someone who appears in big blockbuster movies and is a better actor than most people usually give him (or her) credit for. Actors like Philip Seymour Hoffman and Alfred Molina may be underpaid but I don't think they're underrated.

Since comedy is so hard, I'll go with Jim Carrey.

(Funny story from Irish actor Niall Toibin.)


Eric said...

Who is Jude Law, and why is he in every movie I've seen in the last four years?

Pat said...

Forgive my compromised sense of humour but in reply to Eric's question - he's one of our finest actors and a truly great human being. Oh, wait, I thought you said Judge Reinhold. Jude Law is an untalented tosser.