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Reply #90 posted 03/05/18 5:24pm

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Johnny Depp is a very underrated actor. I think sometimes people just associate him with the "weird, Johnny Depp-type roles" like Jack Sparrow and every character he plays in the Tim Burton movies but when he's not appearing in those kinds of movies he's capable of delivering some great performances. Another actor I think who gets overlooked is Tom Cruise. Because he seems to play the same character in all his action movies it's easy to forget about his performances in movies like Magnolia and Born on the Fourth of July. As he gets older, I bet we'll see more of his actor side and less of his action hero side. Also, and this one may be hard to wrap your head around, but hear me out. Another actor who is criminally underrated is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Think about it. Some of the stuff he did in Predator, Commando, True Lies etc would be totally unbelievable with any other actor in the role. But because its Arnie, you buy into it. You don't question it when he lifts a jeep off the ground and pushes it down a hill towards the soldiers he's about to kill. You just accept that it's possible because of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not to mention his expert performance as the Terminator in two of the best sci-fi/action movies ever made. But if action is not your thing then he's got you covered as well. Since his stint as Governator he's put in some really understated performances in Maggie and Aftermath.


I agree Johnny Depp is an underated actor.

Tom Cruise......... well making scientology stories into movies does not interest me. Now he was good in Top Gun and some other movies............. and then one day he did that couch jumping on Oprah and from then on I have not gone to see another TC movie.

Arnie is a good actor.

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Reply #91 posted 03/06/18 2:09am

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EmmaMcG said:


Johnny Depp is a very underrated actor. I think sometimes people just associate him with the "weird, Johnny Depp-type roles" like Jack Sparrow and every character he plays in the Tim Burton movies but when he's not appearing in those kinds of movies he's capable of delivering some great performances. Another actor I think who gets overlooked is Tom Cruise. Because he seems to play the same character in all his action movies it's easy to forget about his performances in movies like Magnolia and Born on the Fourth of July. As he gets older, I bet we'll see more of his actor side and less of his action hero side. Also, and this one may be hard to wrap your head around, but hear me out. Another actor who is criminally underrated is Arnold Schwarzenegger. Think about it. Some of the stuff he did in Predator, Commando, True Lies etc would be totally unbelievable with any other actor in the role. But because its Arnie, you buy into it. You don't question it when he lifts a jeep off the ground and pushes it down a hill towards the soldiers he's about to kill. You just accept that it's possible because of Arnold Schwarzenegger. Not to mention his expert performance as the Terminator in two of the best sci-fi/action movies ever made. But if action is not your thing then he's got you covered as well. Since his stint as Governator he's put in some really understated performances in Maggie and Aftermath.


I agree Johnny Depp is an underated actor.

Tom Cruise..... well making scientology stories into movies does not interest me. Now he was good in Top Gun and some other movies..... and then one day he did that couch jumping on Oprah and from then on I have not gone to see another TC movie.

Arnie is a good actor.



It's partly because of his religion that Tom Cruise is overlooked, I think. Although he's never made a movie from a scientology story so I don't know what movie you're referring to. But just because he believes in some crazy stuff shouldn't detract from the quality of his movies or performances. After all, I wouldn't judge a Christian or Muslim actor's movies on their religion so I wouldn't judge Tom Cruise for his either.
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Reply #92 posted 03/06/18 1:47pm

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luv4u said:


I agree Johnny Depp is an underated actor.

Tom Cruise......... well making scientology stories into movies does not interest me. Now he was good in Top Gun and some other movies............. and then one day he did that couch jumping on Oprah and from then on I have not gone to see another TC movie.

Arnie is a good actor.

It's partly because of his religion that Tom Cruise is overlooked, I think. Although he's never made a movie from a scientology story so I don't know what movie you're referring to. But just because he believes in some crazy stuff shouldn't detract from the quality of his movies or performances. After all, I wouldn't judge a Christian or Muslim actor's movies on their religion so I wouldn't judge Tom Cruise for his either.


I'd agree Cruise's close ties to his religion have had an impact. I can't name another A-List Actor who serves in basically the highest level of officaldom of his/her faith. But I think his couch jump and his divorce and custody issues being tabloid fodder for a decade have affected him as well.

Cruise might actually be an underrated actor. All The Right Moves, Risky Business, Rain Man, The Firm, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and even films like American Made. He's proven himself equally adept at comedy, action and drama. I don't pay to see his movies anymore but I respect the heck out of his talent.

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Reply #93 posted 03/06/18 2:55pm

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EmmaMcG said:

luv4u said: It's partly because of his religion that Tom Cruise is overlooked, I think. Although he's never made a movie from a scientology story so I don't know what movie you're referring to. But just because he believes in some crazy stuff shouldn't detract from the quality of his movies or performances. After all, I wouldn't judge a Christian or Muslim actor's movies on their religion so I wouldn't judge Tom Cruise for his either.


I'd agree Cruise's close ties to his religion have had an impact. I can't name another A-List Actor who serves in basically the highest level of officaldom of his/her faith. But I think his couch jump and his divorce and custody issues being tabloid fodder for a decade have affected him as well.

Cruise might actually be an underrated actor. All The Right Moves, Risky Business, Rain Man, The Firm, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and even films like American Made. He's proven himself equally adept at comedy, action and drama. I don't pay to see his movies anymore but I respect the heck out of his talent.

Co-sign on both posts above.

I´m not a fan but I think he is very talented, disciplined and versatile, and he rarely stars in bad movies. But his personal antics including his activities for his religious organization, distract people from the actor Tom Cruise. I wonder how much of his discipline and work ethic stems from being in Scientology.

I usually enjoy watching his movies. The same goes for Michael Douglas. Maybe they just pick the right scripts.

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Reply #94 posted 03/06/18 3:09pm

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KoolEaze said:



namepeace said:




EmmaMcG said:


luv4u said: It's partly because of his religion that Tom Cruise is overlooked, I think. Although he's never made a movie from a scientology story so I don't know what movie you're referring to. But just because he believes in some crazy stuff shouldn't detract from the quality of his movies or performances. After all, I wouldn't judge a Christian or Muslim actor's movies on their religion so I wouldn't judge Tom Cruise for his either.


I'd agree Cruise's close ties to his religion have had an impact. I can't name another A-List Actor who serves in basically the highest level of officaldom of his/her faith. But I think his couch jump and his divorce and custody issues being tabloid fodder for a decade have affected him as well.

Cruise might actually be an underrated actor. All The Right Moves, Risky Business, Rain Man, The Firm, Jerry Maguire, Magnolia, and even films like American Made. He's proven himself equally adept at comedy, action and drama. I don't pay to see his movies anymore but I respect the heck out of his talent.



Co-sign on both posts above.


I´m not a fan but I think he is very talented, disciplined and versatile, and he rarely stars in bad movies. But his personal antics including his activities for his religious organization, distract people from the actor Tom Cruise. I wonder how much of his discipline and work ethic stems from being in Scientology.


I usually enjoy watching his movies. The same goes for Michael Douglas. Maybe they just pick the right scripts.

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I saw Basic Instinct when I was about 8 years old. I've loved Michael Douglas ever since. Great actor.
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Reply #95 posted 03/06/18 4:45pm

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Re Resevoir Dogs: Steve Buscemi for the tipping scene alone. He really didn't get any cracker jack prizes until Boardwalk Empire.

Since you quoted Robbie Robertson, Ace, my The Band (worship) brush with him was catering a small party in Brooklyn, early nineties. He and his wife could not have been nicer. I still have the group photo of us Party Girls with him in the middle. fallinluv


Yes, I think Buscemi's great there (and in so much else - In the Soup comes to mind, where the [perhaps] underrated Seymour Cassel steals the show!)!


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Reply #96 posted 03/06/18 4:54pm

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Sydney Pollack. Terrific in Husbands and Wives (above) and Eyes Wide Shut. I saw Tootsie so long ago that I don't remember it, but I'm gonna assume he was his usual, underrated self there, too.

...And, while we're at it... The guy on the right in the pic above is also an incredibly underrated actor. And his performance in H&W is one of his best (IMHO).

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Reply #97 posted 03/06/18 9:22pm

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Sydney Pollack. Terrific in Husbands and Wives (above) and Eyes Wide Shut. I saw Tootsie so long ago that I don't remember it, but I'm gonna assume he was his usual, underrated self there, too.

...And, while we're at it... The guy on the right in the pic above is also an incredibly underrated actor. And his performance in H&W is one of his best (IMHO).

Yes I like him too

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Reply #102 posted 03/07/18 2:28am

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Ace said:


Sydney Pollack. Terrific in Husbands and Wives (above) and Eyes Wide Shut. I saw Tootsie so long ago that I don't remember it, but I'm gonna assume he was his usual, underrated self there, too.

...And, while we're at it... The guy on the right in the pic above is also an incredibly underrated actor. And his performance in H&W is one of his best (IMHO).

Yes I like him too


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Reply #103 posted 03/07/18 12:15pm

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F. Clarke Peters, who has done extraordinary work in everything he's been in, from The Wire to Treme to Three Billboards.

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Reply #104 posted 03/07/18 8:48pm

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Lakeith Stanfield from "Get Out" and "Atlanta"... dude has great range, and uncanny comedic and dramatic timing, with an intense but understated presence...
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Reply #105 posted 03/07/18 8:53pm

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Jeffrey Wright.




he may be the most underrated actor of all time...ive seen him singlehandedly save some shitty scripts...the "Shaft" remake..."Source Code"..."Cadillac Records"...Jeffrey Wright is a great actor, who never gets mentioned with the heavyweights
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Reply #106 posted 03/08/18 2:19am

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Hamad said:



Jeffrey Wright.




he may be the most underrated actor of all time...ive seen him singlehandedly save some shitty scripts...the "Shaft" remake..."Source Code"..."Cadillac Records"...Jeffrey Wright is a great actor, who never gets mentioned with the heavyweights


I agree with that assessment (although I kind of liked Source Code). I think Jeffrey Wright is still waiting for that one role to come along that will really cement him as a great actor. Hopefully Westworld will be that role.
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Reply #107 posted 03/08/18 7:55am

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Lakeith Stanfield from "Get Out" and "Atlanta"... dude has great range, and uncanny comedic and dramatic timing, with an intense but understated presence...


He could be HUGE and I'm all here for it.

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Reply #108 posted 03/08/18 8:52am

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Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts

Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time

The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.

Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)


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Reply #109 posted 03/08/18 10:45am

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Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts


Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time


The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.


Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)



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Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.
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Reply #110 posted 03/08/18 1:09pm

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EmmaMcG said:

fortuneandserendipity said:

Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts

Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time

The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.

Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)


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Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.


Ah yeah, I almost forgot Home Alone. But he's still an evil ass in that. I forget the Lethal Weapons. Was he 'camp' evil in that, as in annoying?

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Reply #111 posted 03/08/18 2:45pm

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fortuneandserendipity said:



EmmaMcG said:


fortuneandserendipity said:

Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts


Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time


The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.


Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)



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Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.


Ah yeah, I almost forgot Home Alone. But he's still an evil ass in that. I forget the Lethal Weapons. Was he 'camp' evil in that, as in annoying?



He's not evil at all. He's one of the good guys, if you can believe it.
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Reply #112 posted 03/08/18 2:57pm

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EmmaMcG said:

fortuneandserendipity said:

Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts

Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time

The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.

Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)


smile

Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.


He's one of the best of his generation, but he dropped out of sight for almost 20 years now, with a few exceptions.

But he's coming back for Scorcese's The Irishman to star alongside De Niro and Pacino. Sometime in 2019.

I. Can't. Wait.

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Reply #113 posted 03/08/18 3:26pm

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namepeace said:



EmmaMcG said:


fortuneandserendipity said:

Willem Dafoe - just for his performance in those BT adverts


Joe Pesci - if only because he plays himself all the time


The entire League of Gentlemen cast, the acting crew of 3 geniuses.


Ally McBeal (Han Solo's wife)



smile



Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.


He's one of the best of his generation, but he dropped out of sight for almost 20 years now, with a few exceptions.

But he's coming back for Scorcese's The Irishman to star alongside De Niro and Pacino. Sometime in 2019.

I. Can't. Wait.



Martin Scorsese directing a movie starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Kietel. It CAN'T be as good as it sounds but it should still be worth watching.
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Reply #114 posted 03/08/18 4:21pm

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namepeace said:

EmmaMcG said:

fortuneandserendipity said: Joe Pesci is possibly the most underrated actor ever. Leaving aside his great performances in Raging Bull, Goodfellas and Casino he's also shown that he's equally great in comedic roles. Home Alone will never be remembered for its performances and yet without Joe Pesci (and Daniel Stern) there's no movie there. And in the Lethal Weapon movies he plays what is essentially the opposite of the type of role he usually plays. And he does it brilliantly.


He's one of the best of his generation, but he dropped out of sight for almost 20 years now, with a few exceptions.

But he's coming back for Scorcese's The Irishman to star alongside De Niro and Pacino. Sometime in 2019.

I. Can't. Wait.

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Reply #115 posted 03/09/18 7:52am

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EmmaMcG said:

namepeace said:


He's one of the best of his generation, but he dropped out of sight for almost 20 years now, with a few exceptions.

But he's coming back for Scorcese's The Irishman to star alongside De Niro and Pacino. Sometime in 2019.

I. Can't. Wait.

Martin Scorsese directing a movie starring Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Harvey Kietel. It CAN'T be as good as it sounds but it should still be worth watching.


It could be a highbrow version of The Expendables, or it could be the best film all of them have done in a generation. Either way, I'm watching.

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Reply #116 posted 03/10/18 2:21pm

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Hamad said:

Jeffrey Wright.

he may be the most underrated actor of all time...ive seen him singlehandedly save some shitty scripts...the "Shaft" remake..."Source Code"..."Cadillac Records"...Jeffrey Wright is a great actor, who never gets mentioned with the heavyweights

That was the first thing I've seen him in. And I agree, he stole evey single scene.

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Reply #117 posted 03/11/18 3:05pm

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Tony Todd



the creepy coroner from the Final Destination flicks eek
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Reply #118 posted 03/12/18 10:12am

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kpowers said:

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Tony Todd

the creepy coroner from the Final Destination flicks eek


And Candyman too.

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Reply #119 posted 03/12/18 10:28am

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namepeace said:

RJOrion said:

kpowers said: the creepy coroner from the Final Destination flicks eek


And Candyman too.

he did an episode of 'nypd blue', too.

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