Some of the criminally underrated actors in this list deserved to catch their big break years earlier. Some of the other criminally underrated actors deserved to be acknowledged. None of them ever got the fame and respect that should have been theirs from the very beginning.
Michael Jai White
His role in Spawn may have tarnished his image. But Michael jai White is still a real life superhero, both in reel and real life. The guy is the very zenith of physical and mental human perfection. he is dedicated and probably the most disciplined actor of Hollywood. Many of his movies like Blood & Bone and Undisputed II have been uber-successful. But the actor never quite got the big break he wanted. Had he been born in the 80’s or 90’s, Michael jai White would have become a symbol of Hollywood badassery.
The ‘Serenity’ actor has built quite the fan base over the years. Nathan Fillion frequently makes it to fan made lists of some of the most-beloved and adored actors of all time. Even before Fillion starred in the cult-hit Rookie, he had a successful TV career. He is so loved by filmmakers that james Gunn repeatedly hires him in his high budget movies like The Suicide Squad and Guardians of the Galaxy. Fillion is also a very charming and kind personality on and off the set. Most of his fan encounters are pretty wholesome because he never turns any fan down. We need more wholesome actors like these in the movie industry. Fillion should never have been given the tag of being one of the most criminally underrated actors of the industry.
Known as Hollywood’s first cyber-thespian, Andy Serkis is the master of mo-cap. He is the sentinel of CGI movies. His most epic roles include playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit movies, Caeser in the Planet of the Apes franchise, and as Baloo in Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Serkis should be counted as one of the greatest acting heavyweights on par with actors like Tom Hanks and Daniel Day-Lewis. Because of the limited technology of the early 2000’s Hollywood, his cyber-thespian skills never quite got the fame and recognition he truly deserved.
Logan Marshall Green
The reason Logan Marshall Green is not getting the recognition he deserves is seemingly very bizarre. The actor looks very similar in appearance to Tom Hardy. And that kind of puts people off. The actor though has acting chops that could put Tom Hardy to shame. If you haven’t seen The Invitation, we suggest you give it a go. Logan Marshall Green, one of the most criminally underrated actors under 50 should be landing more roles in high value projects. And yet, he is confined to starring in smaller roles in movies like Prometheus and Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The actor Judy Greer is known for her roles in movies like 13 Going On 30 and the Planets of the Apes franchise. Most of her well-known works are playing supporting roles in famous films. Greer could not never get out of that cocoon that hollywood put her in. A very acclaimed character actor who has worked in a variety of films, show, and animated features, Greer is a force to be reckoned with. She has class, suave, and a heck of a lot of range. And she should be starring in more lead roles, not being the scapegoat for the main character’s development,
We can all agree that Dylan O’Brien may be one of the greatest talents that came out of an MTV show. The star of the show based on a 1985 film of the same name is Tyler Posey. But O’Brien steals the spotlight every time he is in the frame. We feel bad for the guy because he has some incredible bad luck over the years. despite American assassin and the Maze Runner films being a hit, Dylan O’Brien stills remains confined to the fame he got starring as Stiles Stilinski. Because of being born at a time where fantasy TV shows were the norm, the guy is suffering as an actor. And we sincerely want him to go places.