Top Ten Underrated Actors/Actresses


The Top Ten

1 Kay Francis Kay Francis Kay Francis was an American stage and film actress. After a brief period on Broadway in the late 1920s, she moved to film and achieved her greatest success between 1930 and 1936, when she was the number one female star at the Warner Brothers studio and the highest-paid American film actress.
2 Clark Gable Clark Gable William Clark Gable (February 1, 1901 – November 16, 1960) was an American film actor, often referred to as "The King of Hollywood" or just simply as "The King". Gable is considered one of the most consistent box-office performers in history, appearing on Quigley Publishing's annual Top Ten Money more.

I don't think he is that much of underrated - zxm

3 Charlie Chaplin Charlie Chaplin Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin, KBE was an English comic actor, filmmaker, and composer who rose to fame in the silent era.

Underrated? He's like one of the greatest icons in history of comedy movies.

4 Fay Wray Fay Wray Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was a Canadian/American actress most noted for playing the female lead in the first version of King Kong, in 1933. Through an acting career that spanned 57 years, Wray attained international renown as an actress in horror movie roles. She was one more.
5 Dick van Dyke

Excellent comedic timing, pratfalls, facial expressions, reactions... And a Fine dramatic actor as well - Billyv

6 Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm Brigitte Helm (17 March 1906 – 11 June 1996) was a German actress, best remembered for her dual role as Maria and her double, the Maschinenmensch, in Fritz Lang's 1927 silent film Metropolis.
7 William Powell William Powell William Horatio Powell (July 29, 1892 – March 5, 1984) was an American actor. A major star at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, he was paired with Myrna Loy in 14 films, including the popular Thin Man series based on the Nick and Nora Charles characters created by Dashiell Hammett. Powell was nominated for the more.
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9 Tim Curry Tim Curry Timothy James "Tim" Curry is an English actor, voice actor and singer, known for his work in a diverse range of theatre, film and television productions, often portraying villainous roles or character parts.

Fact is, he's in a lot of things, but somehow goes unnoticed. - PositronWildhawk

This guy, so far, is the only movie star I've heard of that's on this list. (Comment posted June 6th, 2015) - RockFashionista

He's great as the Lord of Darkness in 'Legend'. But he's great in many other movies too. I also liked him in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. Great actor but not enough credit.

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The Contenders

11 Martin Short Martin Short
12 Eva Gabor
13 Malcolm McDowell
14 William H. Macy
15 Sam Rockwell Sam Rockwell

Such brilliance but not in enough movies. - RIDDLER2K15

16 James McAvoy 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.
17 James Norton James Norton James Geoffrey Ian Norton is an English actor best known for playing Reverend Sydney Chambers in the ITV period crime series Grantchester and Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the 2016 BBC mini series adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's novel War and Peace.

T.V. in 2016 will be remembered as the year of James Norton he was Prince Andrei Bolkonsky in the recent War and Peace adaptation, Reverend Sidney Chambers in Grantchester and a baddie in Happy Valley. Now he's the hot favourite to be the next 007. Not bad for a Cambridge boy.

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18 Chris Pratt Chris Pratt Christopher Michael "Chris" Pratt is an American actor. He came to prominence from his television roles, including Bright Abbott in Everwood and Andy Dwyer in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation.
19 James Caan James Caan James Edmund Caan is an American actor. After early roles in films such as El Dorado, Caan came into prominence in the 1970s with significant roles in films such as Brian's Song, The Godfather, The Gambler, Funny Lady and A Bridge Too Far.
20 Alice Playten

I liked her in 'Legend'. I think it's awesome and interesting that she plays male goblin Blix, which is my favorite character. I would have liked to have seen more of him. It's also interesting that Blix was modeled after Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones. I love Blix! He's the coolest goblin ever!

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Top Remixes

1. Martin Short
2. Eva Gabor
3. Malcolm McDowell
1. Kay Francis
2. Clark Gable
3. Charlie Chaplin
1. Dick van Dyke
2. Kay Francis
3. Charlie Chaplin



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