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Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 8:26:02 PM   
DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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Here's a chance to stick up for some actors who seem to get a lot of stick, or never get the respect that YOU think they deserve.

I really like Shia Le Bouf and he never gets any credit, mainly due to the Transformers movies. He was fantastic in Holes, Eagle Eye, Disturbia and absolutely amazing in Lawless. Hopefully he will be searching out more roles like his one in Lawless to show people that he is a really good actor.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 8:53:10 PM   
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Tom Cruise, for the amount of stick he gets. He is still a brilliant performer and I would never miss one of his movies.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:05:39 PM   
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Agree with both of those.

Does Brad Pit count? He's given some incredible performances but not sure he's been recognised as a great actor.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:08:20 PM   
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Affleck.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:10:43 PM   
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Affleck.


He was the bomb in Phantoms. (That's a blast from the past).

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:11:11 PM   
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Another vote for Affleck.  Too often judged by some shit 90's movies, but he's done some pretty decent stuff...

Plus he was the bomb in PHANTOMS... oh, someone had to say it...

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:12:20 PM   
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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:12:30 PM   
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Sanchia, you beat me to it by seconds!



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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:35:29 PM   
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Does Brad Pit count? He's given some incredible performances but not sure he's been recognised as a great actor.


This is the multiple Oscar-nominee Brad Pitt we're talking about, yes?

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 10:53:10 PM   
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Robert Pattinson and ,I very much doubt he gets much criticism, but I've always found Cillian Murphy to be very underrated.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 11:06:02 PM   
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Another vote for Affleck. My favourite of his was in The Town.

Tobey Maguire showed he has some talent in The Great Gatsby, one of my favourite films of this year so far.

Stanley Tucci for some reason comes to mind. Always likeable as any character, excellent at dry humour, a shame he isn't utilised more in movies like Easy A.

EDIT: Bill Nighy is one of my favourites. He was terrific in About Time.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 29/9/2013 11:52:01 PM   
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I do like Mr Nighy (agreed how good he was in ABOUT TIME) but he seems to be on auto-piolet nowadays...

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 11:12:48 AM   
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quote:

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Does Brad Pit count? He's given some incredible performances but not sure he's been recognised as a great actor.


This is the multiple Oscar-nominee Brad Pitt we're talking about, yes?


Urm...


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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 11:16:10 AM   
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Zac Efron.

Sure he hasn't been in that many good movies but I think he's a talented guy and he seems like a cool person.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 1:05:09 PM   
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R-Patz was great in Cosmopolis.


For me, Woody Harrelson is underrated. I think because he's well known for comedy (which he does with ease) its often overlooked how good is as a serious actor. His two films with Oren Moverman (The Messenger & Rampart show how good he can be).

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 1:29:32 PM   
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I've got a soft spot for Josh Hartnett. He's great in 30 Days of Night and Lucky Number Slevin both of which are super flicks!

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 1:30:35 PM   
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Zac Efron.

Sure he hasn't been in that many good movies but I think he's a talented guy and he seems like a cool person.


Although he does have YOLO tattooed on his hand...



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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 30/9/2013 2:17:03 PM   
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I agree with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Cruise. Also, this won't be a popular one around here, but I actually like Orlando Bloom. He's not going to be winning any awards, but I thought he was great in Kingdom Of Heaven (which in itself is a very underrated movie because so few have seen the Director's Cut).

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 2/10/2013 8:44:31 AM   
DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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quote:

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Tom Cruise, for the amount of stick he gets. He is still a brilliant performer and I would never miss one of his movies.


Yes to Tom Cruise. Any time i mention him to non film buffs all they can bring up is scientology and him jumping on a sofa. It's like aren't we passed all that yet? People completely overlook him as one of the best movie star actors of our generation.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 2/10/2013 8:45:31 AM   
DONOVAN KURTWOOD


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I agree with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Cruise. Also, this won't be a popular one around here, but I actually like Orlando Bloom. He's not going to be winning any awards, but I thought he was great in Kingdom Of Heaven (which in itself is a very underrated movie because so few have seen the Director's Cut).


Yeah i agree with Bloom too. He was pretty funny in Three Musketeers and like you say, very good in Kingdom of Heaven

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 2/10/2013 11:45:07 PM   
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I think the likes of Shia Le Beauf and Orlando Bloom deserve all the slagging that they get.Never been impressed by any of their performances, Le Beauf especially.He just comes across as really irritating.Doesnt help that he keeps appearing in totally shit films like Transformers.

Bloom was serviceable in KOH but the role didnt really stretch him now did it.I really like the DC of that film and think the excellent suporting cast really tie it together.Bloom has been shit in everything else iv seen him in.

I actually dont think Cruise gets any slagging for his acting ability.I think hes well regarded as an actor by most, its just his wacky personal life seems to blind some people to the fact hes a very charismatic screen presence.Major respect to the man for having so much time for his fans as well.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 3/10/2013 10:36:15 AM   
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Zac Efron.

Sure he hasn't been in that many good movies but I think he's a talented guy and he seems like a cool person.


I actually think he was great in 17 Again. It's a mediocre film at best but he's very good at being a middle aged dad.

I like Bloom if not for his acting but for his Extras episode, as Kermode would say "he's got a career and a sense of humour"

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 4/10/2013 7:50:21 PM   
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Ryan Reynolds. Performance in Buried was incredible.

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 5/10/2013 9:25:25 PM   
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I don't normally rate Emma Watson as an actress, but I thought she was really good in 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'...

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 6/10/2013 9:03:35 PM   
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LeBeof isn't that bad, he just keeps appearing in utter shite of the highest order.


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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 7/10/2013 1:18:53 PM   
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Poor Shia. No one even knows how to spell his name

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 7/10/2013 1:43:39 PM   
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Nic Cage....yes he won an Oscar but he is much maligned for the majority of his recent output....but he's probably me all time favourite actor...
I also second Zac Efron who seems to be getting better and better with each film - also I'm quite partial to a bit of Adam Sandler - Happy Gilmore is the best sports comedy ever! (yes better than Caddyshack...)

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 9/10/2013 2:43:42 PM   
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I don't normally rate Emma Watson as an actress, but I thought she was really good in 'The Perks Of Being A Wallflower'...


Emma Watson is amazing in that film! poor girl cant get away from her Hermione role

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 9/10/2013 2:46:21 PM   
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James Franco I think flies under most peoples radar - very talented

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RE: Underrated or Maligned Actors That You Like - 9/10/2013 4:26:03 PM   
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Franco is a great supporting actor but not a great lead, I think (there are 1 or 2 exceptions).

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