Most Underrated Film Stars

June 29, 2015 - Movie stars that have not achieved the status or fame that they deserved. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Gillian Anderson
I would give her an OSCAR each year *g*
House of Mirth
Bleak House
She is perfect in every role she plays
Agree! she should sign more movies, damn Hollywood producer!
im so excited seeing her X - files this year.. well who doesn't =)


2Morgan Freeman
How can you not like his badass attitude and wise words, everything he says is memorable!


An actor par excellence..! I know nothing about the politics in Films.. But I know good actors.. And this man tops my list..!
Some of the movies he was in turned into some of the greatest movies of all time.


3Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Jonathan Rhys Meyers is one of the most underrated actors. HeĀ's able to play different characters. HeĀ's full of energy and heĀ's able to change his mood quickly on a role. HeĀ's a great character actor


HeĀ's a very talented actor, who is able to play different characters. Most underrated for his acting.

4Christian Bale
Probably the best actor in hollywood. Not many people gets into his/her roles like he does it. Spectacular in almost all movies his made. And its quite funny that his biggest role as a moviestar (batman) was probably one of his easiest roles! I recomend you people who haven't seen his other movies to see them. The fighter is a movie that deserves more credit and bale as always is fantastic!

5Erika Eleniak
She could be a huge sex symbol of all time. People, where's your eyes?


6Jack Black
look at this list and tell me whats wrong... these are all highly rated filmstars wtf morgan freeman, al pacino, robert downey jr, jerry lewis, dean martin all very highly rated filmstars
i pick jack black because he is seen for his comedy but is underrated for his acting skills


He's a real comedian! His facial expression is so wide that I'm sure he could play any kind of character. Loved his performance in "Holiday".


He is seriously one of the best actors out there, School of Rock was truly memorable.


[Newest]When I see Robert Downey Jr. In this list.
I think he is overrated not underrated.

7Robert Downey Jr.

8Al Pacino
He is the Best actor I have concluded after watching hundreds of Movies of different genres, actors and directors.


9Dean Martin
Dean was a great singer, but he also wanted to be remembered as a great actor and comedian. The movie "Rio Bravo" is a good example of his acting skills. Then again he played a drunk so he was totally in his element haha!

10Edward Norton
he is a brilliant actor I mean, Fight Club, American History X, Primal Fear, 25 th hour etc.


The Contenders

11Leonardo DiCaprio
One of my favourite actors!
Leo is the best

12Jeff Bridges
Uhm... he's won an acadamy award, don't see why he's underrated. And that counts for nearly everybody on this list. Pretty stupid list...

13Vivien Leigh
I liked her in "Gone With the Wind" for it is my favorite film of all time, but she was equally as convincing and captivating in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Not to mention she only made twenty films and is one of eleven actresses to win two best actress Oscars. Also the first and only British actress to win a best actress Oscar. Enough said.
Her performance in "A Street Car Named Desire" was even better in my opinion then in "Gone With the Wind". She was an incredible film actress though she didn't star in many movies, and she made a great comeback at nearly 40 after winning an Oscar in her 20's. Only wish I could've seen her on stage.
Totally agree with the comment posted. Well written and my same thoughts exactly. Thanks!!!

14Jerry Lewis

15Gary Oldman
How is Gary Oldman only at 51? A lot of these other 'underrated' actors have won Oscars and Gary hasn't! And Jack Black, an underrated actor? Granted, I do quite like him as an actor, but he's hardly legendary or world class by any standard!
He is quite possibly the greatest actor of the modern age, he has played so many roles and has used different voices for his roles but until recently did not win a single oscar.
Seriously underrated. He is capable of any role and not used enough. He's one of the best old school actors and should be up there with Sir Alec Guinnes

16William Holden

17Ed Harris

18John C. Reilly

19Zooey Deschanel

20Keanu Reeves
His position in this list must have become lost in the matrix.
Sorry, I couldn't resist that joke.

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