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Put Some ‘Respeck’ On These Underrated Actors Names

People know the names of Hollywood A-listers Tom Cruise, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, and so forth. There’s plenty of respect put on their names. People see their faces on a product and instantaneously a lightbulb turns on inside their heads. What about the little guys and gals in Tinseltown? Moviegoers may not always recognize their names, but they’ve seen them in some of their movies and television shows. Sometimes fans mistake a big named actor with a highly skilled thespian, and that couldn’t be further from the truth. Every day there are equally talented, charismatic, and moving actors put in films. They’re overlooked maybe because they aren’t in a lot of blockbusters, starred in a franchise of films, not in English-speaking movies, or the lead of a large motion picture. This article can’t cover every single actor out there across the globe. As there are a lot of talented actors in other countries outside of the USA, Canada, and the continent of Europe. Apologies if this article misses out on actors outside those mentioned locations.

Let’s Begin!

The Actors:

Lee Byung-hun
Lee Underrated Actor

Movies To Watch – I Saw the Devil (2010), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Man Standing Next (2020), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008).

Samara Weaving
weaving actor

Movies To Watch – Ready or Not (2019), The Babysitter (2017), Mayhem (2017).

Ben Foster
ben foster underrated actors

Movies To Watch – Hell or High Water (2016), Leave No Trace (2018), The Messenger (2009), 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Program (2015).

Toni Collette
toni underrated

Movies To Watch – Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Hereditary 2018), Knives Out (2019), The Sixth Sense (1999).

Dev Patel
dev patel underrated

Movies To Watch – The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019), Slumdog Millionaire (2008), Lion (2016), The Green Knight (upcoming in 2021).

Regina King
regina king movies and shows

Movies And Shows To Watch – Ray (2004), The Boondocks (2005), Friday (1995), Watchmen (2019), Southland (2009).

Stephen Root
stephen root

Movies And Shows To Watch – Office Space (1999), King of the Hill (1997), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004).

Viggo Mortensen

Movies To Watch – The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (2001-2003), Eastern Promises (2007), A History of Violence (2005), Hidalgo (2004), The Road (2009), Captain Fantastic (2016), Green Book (2018).

Angela Bassett

Movies To Watch – Malcolm X (1991), Boyz N The Hood (1991), Waiting To Exhale (1995), What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993).

Robert Pattinson
pattison underrated

Movies To Watch – The King (2019), High Life (2018), The Batman (2022), Waiting for the Barbarians (2019), The Lighthouse (2019), Good Time (2017), Tenet (2020), The Devil All the Time (2020), The Rover (2014).

Léa Seydoux
Léa Seydoux

Movies To Watch – Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013), The Lobster (2015), Diary of a Chambermaid (2015).

Jeffrey Wright
wright underrated

Movies And Shows To Watch – Hold the Dark (2018), Westworld (2016), Boardwalk Empire (2010 – 2014), O.G. (2018).

Chiwetel Ejiofor
Ejiofor movies

Movies To Watch – 12 Years a Slave (2013), The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind (2019), Triple 9 (2016), Z for Zachariah (2015).

Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton underrated actor

Movies To Watch – The Gift (2015), Warrior (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Loving (2016), The King (2019).

Written by Barry Buzzkill

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