Most Underrated Film Stars

Movie stars that have not achieved the status or fame that they deserved.

The Top Ten

1 Gillian Anderson Gillian Anderson Gillian Leigh Anderson is an American-British film, television and theatre actress, activist and writer.

I would give her an OSCAR each year *g*
House of Mirth
Bleak House
Straightheads...
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 =) - mesh13

2 Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman ...read more.

How can you not like his badass attitude and wise words, everything he says is memorable! - the-dude-2000

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. - booklover1

One of the greatest actors of all time, he makes any movie he appears in much better and appears in so many great movies (Notely The Shawshank Redemption). His voice is amazing and makes a perfect narrator in any film. But I don't believe he is underrated.

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3 Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers Jonathan Rhys Meyers, born Jonathan Michael Francis O'Keeffe (27 July 1977) is an Irish actor. He is best known for his roles in the films Velvet Goldmine (1998), Bend It Like Beckham (2002), Match Point (2005), Mission Impossible III (2006) and his television roles as Elvis Presley in the biographical ...read more.

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

Jonathan Rhys Meyers is one of the most underrated actors. He�'s able to play different characters. He�'s full of energy and he�'s able to change his mood quickly on a role. He�'s a great character actor - Anny

4 Erika Eleniak

She could be a huge sex symbol of all time. People, where's your eyes? - Magnolia

5 Eric Bana Eric Bana Eric Bana is an Australian actor and comedian. He began his career in the sketch comedy series Full Frontal before gaining critical recognition in the biographical crime film Chopper.

He was that guy whom I loved more than brad pitt in troy,He was excellent in hulk and black hawk down too

6 John Travolta John Travolta John Joseph Travolta is an American actor, dancer, and singer. Travolta first became known in the 1970s, after appearing on the television series Welcome Back, Kotter and starring in the box office successes Saturday Night Fever and Grease.

He's awesome! He was in Grease and Pulp Fiction! People he's good! - LpsDisneyTmntFreak

7 Edward Norton 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.

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

8 Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio

One of my favourite actors!

Leo is the best

9 Robert Downey Jr. Robert Downey Jr. Robert John Downey Jr. is an American actor. His career has included critical and popular success in his youth, followed by a period of substance abuse and legal troubles, and a resurgence of commercial success in middle age.
10 Christian Bale Christian Bale Christian Charles Philip Bale is an English actor. He has starred in both blockbuster films and smaller projects from independent producers and art houses.

Um.. Bale for sure. If you haven't seen the Prestige then you really need to see it. Bale stars and he nails it! This was before Batman Begins, and is also directed by Christopher Nolan.

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!

This guy... The best actor the world.knows... Christian, I can give u an Oscar for every movie

No Actor goes more into his role than Christian Bale. From Empire of the Sun to Batman, he always gives a solid performance.
#1 is Batman
#2 is the Machinist
#3 is American Psycho
#4 is Empire of the Sun
#5 is the Fighter

The Newcomers

? Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender Michael Fassbender is a German-Irish actor of stage and screen whose career includes roles in both independent and blockbuster films, most notably; Hunger, Inglourious Basterds, Shame, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus, 12 Years a Slave, Frank, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and Steve Jobs.

The Contenders

11 James Caviezel James Caviezel

Frequency was a great film, as was The Count of Monte Cristo. He played the villain in Deja Vu as well as Jesus in the Passion of the Christ. He is a very diversified actor. He should be getting more big roles than he does.

*Interesting Fact - He played one of the F18 pilots who bombed Alcatraz in The Rock. - Freak_Show1

12 Sherilyn Fenn
13 Al Pacino Al Pacino

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

14 Jack Black Jack Black Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American actor, singer, musician and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious ...read more.

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 - sillywalks

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". - alexa

He is seriously one of the best actors out there, School of Rock was truly memorable. - jso11

He can act, sing, and make people laugh. Awesome person

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15 Ed Harris
16 Alicia Silverstone Alicia Silverstone

I love alicia silverstone she is one of my favorite she is so nice and pretty and I loved her in clueless also an underrated movie

17 Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lynn Lopez, also known as J. Lo, is an American singer, actress, dancer, fashion designer, author and producer.

This woman does not get the credit she deserves as an actress.

18 Chris Tucker Chris Tucker Christopher "Chris" Tucker is an American actor and stand-up comedian. He is known for playing the role of Smokey in Friday and as Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series.
19 Famke Janssen Famke Janssen
20 Casper Van Dien
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