10 Most Underrated Actors

This is a list of who we believe are actors who are underrated and deserve a lot more credit and praise then what they get at the moment.


10. Colin Farrell

Despite the partying lifestyle Collin Farrell is someone who doesn’t deserve all hate he gets, he is an actor who has a lot of talent but makes a lot of bad movie choices but that doesn’t change the fact that he is a very talented actor. Colin Farrell has been movies which have really reflected on his acting in a real positive way, movies such as Crazy Heart, In Bruges and his latest movie Saving Mr. Banks. After watching Saving Mr. Banks Colin Farrell is the one you walk away remembering not Tom Hanks. If an actor is able to outshine Tom Hanks in movie, you have a very special actor.


9. Josh Brolin

Although Josh Brolin has been battling with his alcohol addiction for many years now there is no denying the fact that he has talent. The Oscar nominated actor has had his fair share of bad movies such as Jonah Hex, but he has shown us he is a brilliant actor with movies such as No Country For Old Men and Milk. Josh Brolin is able to bring a type of style to his characters that draws us in from the start of the movie and this is not an easy thing for the average actor.


8. Matthew McConaughey

Many of you will say Matthew McConaughey is a highly overrated actor, that is where you are wrong. Matthew McConaughey is an actor who receives more hate then praise for his work, we all know that he has made quite a few bad decisions in his career but many people seem to believe that the reason why a movie is bad is because of an actor which is completely wrong. Matthew McConaughey has proven to us that he can act and he is amazing at it with movies such as Lincoln Lawyer, Mud and his recent film which he is brilliant in it by the way Dallas Buyers Club.


7. Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender made a name for himself through playing Ian Mckellen’s villainous character Magneto from X-men First Class. Although he had been in movies prior to that he was an unknown Irish/British person who was a brilliant actor. Michael Fassbender showed us how good of an actor he was in the movies such as Shame and Hunger which they both brought out the best of him. Although his fame continues to grow he is still widely unknown to the average movie gower and isn’t praised enough for his brilliant acting ability.


6. Edward Norton

Edward Norton is not only one of the best actors of our generation but the best forgotten about actors of our generation.  He showed us his outstanding ability to act by pulling off an oscar nomination from his debut movie Primal Fear. Although he is an actor who is barely really spoken about much today and is slowly losing his fame an being forgotten about he has shown us  that he is an amazing actor with a vast wealth of talent  especially through the movie American History X and he should not be forgotten about.


5. Robin Williams

Alright bear with me on this one, I know what your thinking Robin Williams isn’t an actor he is a comedian. You are right about the comedian part but Robin Williams is much more then just a talented comedian, the actor who has 3 oscar nominations and one win to his name, Robin Williams has this unusual acting ability that is able to draw movie watchers in and connect to his characters in such a special way and not many actors are capable of doing this. Although the last time he was in an oscar worthy movie was in the 90′s he is still forgotten about when it comes to be a brilliant actor.


4. Casey Affleck

Been stuck in the shadows of his brother Ben Affleck for the majority of his acting career its about time he needs to step out of his brother’s shadows and show the world the brilliant actor he is. Casey Affleck is an actor his is very rarely praised for his work. Making a name for him self from the movie The Assassination of Jesses James by the Coward Robert Ford which he was nominated for oscar was praised for a short amount of praise because his brother Ben found his talent as a director from the movie Gone Baby Gone which put Casey back in the shadows of his brother. Casey Affleck also was the main actor in the movie Gone Baby Gone.


3. Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson is an actor who has been holding out on fans for a long time and is starting to show us now how great of an actor he really is. With two oscar nominations to his name Woody Harrelson is an actor who could quite easily pull of a third or even win one. Although Woody Harrelson’s name has become a lot more known to fans through The Hunger Games franchise he is still an actor who is barely credited for his work. even being a part of The Hunger Games franchise he still isn’t credit enough for the way he is able to bring depth to his character Haymitch.


2. Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor who has been around for more then a few years but has only recently made a name for himself through his more then outstanding performance in 12 Years a Slave. Never being the frontman of a movie until recently Chiwetel Ejiofor is an actor who is barely credited for his work, he has been in hits such as American Gangster and Children of Men his performances in those movies almost brought you away from watching Denzel Washington and Clive Owen who are some of Hollywoods best actors.


1. Viggo Mortensen

Viggo who? oh you mean Aragorn from Lord of the Rings. Someone who likes to keep to himself and only specially selects his movies he is mostly to blame why he is so unknown and never talked about. Viggo Mortensen is most underrated actor in Hollywood today, although he is to blame for that it doesn’t take away from the fact that he is an amazing actor and more people should watch his movies. Viggo Mortensen has such raw talent and a rare ability to be able to bring an intensity and complexity to his characters which captivates movie fans straight away. Even some of Hollywoods biggest actors are not able to do this.

Are there actors we missed or you think are underrated, comment below let us know.

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