Most Underrated Film Stars

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

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21 John Cusack John Cusack
22 Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor of stage and screen. Since making his debut in his home country in the late 1990s, Murphy has also become a presence in British and American cinemas noted by critics for his performances in a wide range of roles.
23 Dean Martin Dean 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!


24 Vivien Leigh Vivien Leigh Vivian Mary Hartley, later known as Vivien Leigh and Lady Olivier, was an English stage and film actress.

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!!!

25 Jeff Bridges 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. V 1 Comment
26 Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis is an American comedian, actor, singer, film producer, film director, screenwriter and humanitarian.
27 Gary Oldman 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 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.

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!

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

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28 William Holden
29 Alyson Hannigan Alyson Hannigan Alyson Lee Hannigan is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Lily Aldrin on the CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother, Willow Rosenberg in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Michelle Flaherty in the American Pie film series.

So Great! But very underrated. No idea why people don't see her true talent

Incredible actress! Terribly underrated. - MutantGenesis

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30 John C. Reilly
31 Zooey Deschanel Zooey Deschanel
32 Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves

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

33 Errol Flynn
34 Natalie Wood Natalie Wood Natalie Wood, born Natalie Zacharenko (July 20, 1938 – November 28 or 29, 1981) was an American film and television actress. She is best known for her role opposite James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and as Maria in West Side Story. But the American icon remains infamously known for the circumstances more.
35 Michael J. Fox Michael J. Fox Michael Andrew Fox, OC, known as Michael J. Fox, is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist.

Back to the Future is one of my favorite movies! This man needs another gig!

It's really a shame that he wasn't nominated for an Oscar for "Casualties of War." - dureckl

36 Deborah Kerr
37 Tony Jaa

He does all his stunts in 2 minute takes - louiethefly

38 Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Cumberbatch Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch CBE is an English actor and film producer who has performed in film, television, theatre and radio.
39 Sal Mineo
40 Emily Browning

She's one of a kind actress who acts naturally. -

Cute and exquisite actress

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