Top Ten Most Underrated Actors

The Top Ten
1 Dylan O'Brien Dylan O'Brien is an American actor. He is known for his lead role as Thomas in the dystopian science-fiction adventure trilogy The Maze Runner and for his role as Stiles Stilinski in the MTV television series Teen Wolf.

The clear breakout talent of a seemingly mindless and silly teenage-centric supernatural show. The ratings for Teen Wolf have jumped up significantly since season 1, and it has been due to a bit more than just a bunch of shirtless guys running in the woods. People that originally criticized the show due to its campiness do find themselves sticking around to watch Dylan's portrayal of his character, Stiles Stilinski. And for someone who barely decided to jump into acting right out of high school with no actual training or desire to act beforehand (he was going to attend Syracuse for film before deciding to defer his acceptance to pursue acting instead; the only thing he had on his resume for his first gig, which was Teen Wolf, was a link to his Youtube channel), Dylan does a superb job in comparison to his fellow peers on the show. With a proper repertoire under his belt, Dylan is bound to go far in this industry.

After watching season 3b of Teen Wolf for the second time, I am again left in awe at his raw talent and his ability to play 2 vastly different characters, sometimes even playing a character pretending to be his other character. That's some serious talent. Being able to reflect on the season as an adult this time around really helped me better appreciate the complexity of the roles he took on. Void Stiles really opened and expanded his abilities and he killed it! He's going to go places and I've been saying this for years now.

He's incredible. Not only in the way that he presents the lines, but the way he lives and breathes his characters. Whilst I have noticed many similarities between Stiles and Dylan, the way he acts in The First Time and in The Internship, has proven that not only does he have exceptional talent for acting, but he sits comfortably in his role and becomes the character himself. What I am most excited for, is his role in an upcoming movie The Maze Runner, in which he will be starring in. It's a contrast, to the other's that he's done as he is now the main role and playing a drastically different character from Stiles. I know this as I have read the book, and I can definitely say that I know Dylan won't disappoint. He is an incredible actor that is, without a doubt, going exceptional lengths in his acting career.

While still quite new to the scene, having done three seasons of Teen Wolf, cameos, and four movies, three of which have already aired, he's definitely come off as someone with raw talent, who just becomes better as he goes.

His versatility in the different characters he portrays shows clearly, and he has the capacity to make you laugh, and to make you cry. Though not yet at the level of Jensen Ackles (or Tom Hiddleston), I have no doubt that one day could very well achieve great things in the movie business, and all we have to do is wait and watch him grow.

2 Jensen Ackles Jensen Ross Ackles is an American actor and director. He is mostly known for his role as Dean Winchester on the CW fantasy series Supernatural. He is also known for his roles in television as Eric Brady in Days of Our Lives, which earned him several Daytime Emmy Award nominations, as well as Alec/X5-494 more.

It is extremely difficult to make me cry. I say that because Jensen Ackles has achieved it more than once. The amount of emotion and power he can put in a simple facial expression is stunning. He delivers lines with a skill that is mind-blowing, and his interpretations of the characters he's played are always fascinating and unexpected. Hands-down he is one of my favorite actors of all time, and I wish he was in more so I could own an entire library of him like I do Kevin Spacey and Tilda Swinton.

Jensen Ackles is a really amazing, brilliant actor! The fact that he works on a genre T.V. show sadly means very little to none recognition from the media and the well-known awards. This has to change, because Jensen is a rare talent who deserves not only acknowledgement in terms of awards for his outstanding work on Supernatural for almost 9 years, but also the chance to spread his amazing skills on to the big screen!

Jensen Ackles makes you feel what his character is feeling without ever overacting. He emotes. He is also convincing in action scenes and has a presence whenever he's on camera. He can do comedy, tragedy, and everything in between. While, yeah, he's easy on the eyes, it is his skill at nuancing his performance and adding depth to the story without even lines that deserves recognition.

Jensen Ackles is a pretty amazing actor. He can be in a scene where he is asked to cry and he will make you cry. If asked to make you laugh, he can do that too. In fact, he's been in a few horror flicks, comedy films and/or romantic sitcoms, so he knows his way around acting. He can be in a scene where he is asked to make a joke and the joke genuinely sounds like something he would say, but is in fact, scripted. That fact that this guy can make scripted lines sounds to real and true to himself is what makes for good television. He makes you forget that you are watching a show, and that's pretty amazing.

3 James McAvoy James McAvoy is a Scottish actor. He made his acting début as a teen in 1995's The Near Room and continued to make mostly television appearances until 2003, when his feature film career began and he continued to work in both areas from then on.

Robbier Turner from Atonement, Nicholas Garrigan from Last king of Scotland, Charles Xavier from X-Men First class and Action machine Wesley Gibson from Wanted, James Mcavoy showed many different faces through brilliant acting. His values are proved to receive BAFTA rising star award, London Critics awards, nominated Golden Globe best actor. Despite big career, he doesn't want to live as celebrities and prefer to enjoy simple life in London instead of living in Hollywood but He is certainly one of the best talented actors in the world.

He has incredible talent of acting and able to deal with various roles from tumnus of Narnia to the pervert cop of Filth. James Mcavoy deserves to win Oscar!

He always seems to do well, with his best performance by far in Split for me. - iliekpiez

He is such a talented actor with his amazing varied roles! And he is just so adorable with that little baby face and those gorgeous eyes.

4 Steve Buscemi Steven Vincent "Steve" Buscemi is an American actor, comedian, director, and former firefighter. Buscemi has starred and supported in numerous successful Hollywood and indie films.

Have you seen Boardwalk Empire, Fargo, Reservoir Dogs, The Big Lebowski! This guy is an incredible actor and deep down we all know it!

I've seen him in boardwalk empire and my children have seen him in spy kids and he is an amazing actor - ShadowArceus736

He's a great actor but still terribly underrated - Joicerojo

Amazing actor

5 Gary Oldman Gary Leonard Oldman is an English actor, filmmaker, musician, and author. Renowned for his "big" acting style, Oldman is one of the most celebrated thespians of his generation, with a diverse career encompassing theatre, film, and television. He has received a Golden Globe award and an Academy Award: more.

This guy never ceases to amaze me. He's a great character actor - proof includes Sirius Black, Count Dracula, Commissioner Gordon, Dreyfuss from Planet of the Apes, Dr. Norton from RoboCop...this guy is awesome!

Well, he's only # 17 on the "greatest actors" list, while some actors are ranked above him because people think they're handsome, good signer, nice, etc. So...

What?! He is the actor's actor. And seriously who the hell is this O'brien

He's a great great actor

6 James Spader James Todd Spader is an American actor. He is best known for portraying eccentric characters in films such as the drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape, the action science fiction film Stargate, the controversial psychological thriller Crash, the erotic romance Secretary, and the blockbuster superhero film more.

He is so good in every thing he does. You NEED to watch his movies

He is such a good actor with heartfelt passion in all his work

He can be a very very mean antagonist.

7 Tim Roth

Absolutely extraordinary actor, with tremendous range and charisma. He is completely natural and has given many show stopping performances. Such performances include but not limited to are rob roy, reservoir dogs, pulp fiction, and broken.

Tim Roth isn't just one of the most underrated actors, but he's also one of the greatests. All his performances are incredibly captivating all while being extremely natural. And all you have to do is watch Pulp Fiction's opening scene to know that. But feel free to watch all his other works as well ;) He really needs to do more movies so he can share his talents with the world.


8 Giovanni Ribisi

I have long thought he is one of the best actors of our time. His performances are amazing. I don't understand why he isn't given more kudos!

Yes, Giovanni was best actor in the gift!

9 Joseph Gordon Levitt

Most of the actors are great, but they aren't underrated. JGL was the best actor in Inception (the fight scene in the hallway) and so cute in 500 Days of Summer!

Amazing actors and I really think that he's going to get an oscar in the future

Brick, (500) Days of Summer - InsertNameHere

He's just the best!

10 Michael Biehn Michael Connell Biehn is an American actor. He is primarily known for his military roles in science fiction films directed by James Cameron.

I hopped onto this list just to find his name. Honestly one of my favourite actors. His most recognizable work are in "The Terminator" and "Aliens" whom he plays badass soldiers. The perfomance he gives in "The Abyss". Had a smaller role in "The Rock" but still powerful.

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11 Willem Dafoe William J. "Willem" Dafoe is an American actor. A member of the experimental theater company The Wooster Group, he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Platoon (1986) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000). He is also well known for his performances as Jesus Christ in The Last more.
12 Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell is an American actor who became known for his leading roles in Lawn Dogs, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Matchstick Men, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Moon, G-Force, and Seven Psychopaths.

By far the most underrated actor, and my favourite actor on this list. But I don't think making Most Underrated Actor a popular opinion list is a good idea

13 Dick Van Dyke

Decades ago he was a legend who starred in Mary Poppins, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Night at the Museum, but young people nowadays forget him

14 Kevin Pollak
15 Zachary Quinto
16 Travis Fimmel
17 Bob Hoskins

His performance in Roger Rabbit is iconic

18 Jackie Earle Haley

This actor is so underrated but has so much tallent

He is awesome
He fits in every movie
Underrated though

19 Robert Duvall Robert Selden Duvall is an American actor and director. He has been nominated for seven Academy Awards, seven Golden Globes, and has multiple nominations and one win each of the BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and Emmy Award.
20 Edward Norton Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear, American History X and Birdman.

Why isn't this man a household name? I hate having to refer to him as "that guy from Fight Club."

Fight Club, American History X

Best of the Best.

21 Jeff Bridges Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges is an American actor, singer and producer. He comes from a prominent acting family, and appeared on the television series Sea Hunt, with his father, Lloyd Bridges and brother, Beau Bridges.

He will always be Tron

22 Wes Studi
23 Justin Long
24 Michael Cera
25 Kurt Russell Kurt Vogel Russell is an American actor. He began acting on television at the age of 12 in the western series The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters. In the late 1960s, he signed a ten-year contract with The Walt Disney Company where, according to Robert Osborne, he became the studio's top star of the 1970s. more.

A Disney legend who shines in Sky High

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