Most UNDERRATED movie/actor

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  1. Thomas

    Thomas Senior member

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    I may be off base, but I don't think that Gene Hackman gets as much credit as I think he should.
    Also Christopher Reeves - in the Superman movies he was plain vanilla, but in Deathtrap he was damn good. So was Michael Caine.

    Underrated Movies (IMHO):
    The Princess Bride
    Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead (wholeheartedly agree on G. Oldman)
     
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    I don't know if he is underated but Paul Bettany is one of the best actors working at the moment.
    I think I will be ridiculed for this but I personally think Vince Vaughn is an excellent comedy actor,I think the problem is that some of the parts he takes are not written to bring out the best in him.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    George Sanders
    Laurence Harvey
     
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    Monica Bellucci did good work in Melena and Irreversible.

    Kate Winslett has also made some offbeat movies.

    William Macy.
     
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    William Macy.
    Judging by 90% of the posts it looks as if we're focusing on modern cinema so I'll keep my post in line with that. I'm not an actor guy (seriously, when someone says, "Have you seen that new Tom Cruise movie?" I want to stomp on their face). And besides reborn Bill Murray they're a dime a dozen, but I have to agree William H. Macy is far and away the most underrated American actor of the last decade or so. If we're talking movies in general, then Yi Yi is the most underrated, as it's the greatest movie of the century thus far yet nobody in this country outside of cinephiles have seen it. As far as Hollywood popcorn fodder goes, I'd say anything Wes Anderson does.
     
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    Judging by 90% of the posts it looks as if we're focusing on modern cinema so I'll keep my post in line with that.
    Yikes, I guess I just gave my age range away with George Sanders and Laurence Harvey.[​IMG]
     
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    Yikes, I guess I just gave my age range away with George Sanders and Laurence Harvey.[​IMG]
    How's life at the top, Portnoy?

    Nigel Green
    Colin Jeavons
    Peter Wyngarde
    Patrick Cargill
    Peter Bowles
    Peter Jaffrey
    Warren Mitchell
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How's life at the top, Portnoy?

    Can you speak up, my hearing ain't what it use to be.

    Add Ralph Bellamy and Keir Dullea on my list.
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    I like Steve Buscemi, and Dirk Bogarde isn't that recognized at least for his later roles of depraved but complicated individuals.

    Also Klaus Kinski.


    I'm convinced that Kinski may be the craziest actor to ever live. Even so, he's also one of the best.
     
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    I'm convinced that Kinski may be the craziest actor to ever live. Even so, he's also one of the best.
    His autobiography is called, of course, Kinski Uncut. And in it he says:

    "What they teach in the acting schools is incredible, hair-raising crap. The Actor's Studio in America is supposed to be the worst. There the students learn how to be natural -- that is, they flop around, pick their noses, scratch their balls. This bullshit is known as 'method acting.' How can you 'teach' someone to be an actor? How can you teach someone how and what to feel and how to express it? How can someone teach me how to laugh or cry? ... What poverty and hunger are? What hate and love are? ... No, I don't want to waste my time with these arrogant morons."
     
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    Jonglover, I just saw Yi Yi a couple months ago. Fantastic!

    Memories of Murder, a Korean film, is also pretty underrated. I like that one a lot.
     
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    Forest Whitaker & Denzel Washington
     
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    Forest Whitaker & Denzel Washington

    How exactly is denzel under-rated?
     

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