Hollywood is such a competitive place, actors’ jobs are simply to make movies and such, however, this is not exactly a stable job. The Hollywood limelight is such a competitive place, unfortunately, some people who actually have what it takes to make it big, don’t get their chance simply because, there are some who are really just more famous, but just because they’re famous, doesn’t mean they’re exceptionally talented.
When people talk about great actors, they would immediately think of Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tom Hanks. When people talk about great actress they would say the names of Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, and Nicole Kidman. However, people tend to forget about some other actors and actresses for some odd reason. Unfortunately, there are so many underrated actors and actresses today, they don’t get much credit for how incredible they actually are, some of them get acknowledged though, but they’re not just famous enough to actually make it big, here are some of them.


You’ve seen how phenomenal he is in the Christopher Nolan films, The Dark Knight Trilogy, alongside Christian Bale and Heath Ledger, as he portrays the role of a detective who of course was on the side of the Cape Crusader himself, Batman. Oldman’s character sacrificed a lot in order to save Gotham, but at the end of the day, he was just a minor character, but despite that, Oldman still managed to nail the part. Gary Oldman has been a part of another successful franchise, the Harry Potter series.

He played the role of Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather. In his first film, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, which was considered to be the best one in the series because it was directed by Alfonso Cuaron, Oldman’s character was the main antagonist until it was revealed at the end of the film that he was actually one of the good ones. The chemistry between Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Gary Oldman was just too amazing to be unnoticed. Oldman was actually a miscast, since he didn’t really resemble the character description in the book, but you can’t simply imagine anyone else playing Sirius Black since he portrayed him absolutely fantastic. However, there is one other role that would totally make you wonder why he didn’t win an Oscar, and that is his role in the film, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy.


Another underrated actor is Stanley Tucci, he is the actor that you would see in almost every film, that plays a different type of character and still manages to do it so wonderfully. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know what his name is, people would often think of him as “that guy who is in this other movie”. He has been a part of the Lovely Bones, where he was nominated for an Academy Award, The Hunger Games trilogy, The Devil Wears Prada, Spotlight, Transformers, The Terminal, Easy A, and more. He truly deserved more than just a supporting role, he hasn’t gotten a chance to play a major role that would really make him stand out and would make people think where he was all along, and that he should definitely be recognized.


When you think of triple threat actors, you would immediately think of the names, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Amy Adams. However, there is this one underrated actress that truly deserves to be recognized because of her pure talent and skills. British actress, Emily Blunt, is one of the greatest versatile actress of this generation, she can be a good and a bad girl, in rom-coms, thriller, fantasy, action, sci-fi, and musical of course. However, she doesn’t get enough credit, like on her performance in the film, Devil Wears Prada, where she portrayed the ambitious and snotty secretary of Meryl Streep’s character. She also did an incredible job in the sci-fi film, Edge of Tomorrow, alongside Tom Cruise, and of course in the musical film, Into the Woods. She has yet to impress the entire Hollywood silver screen with her amazing skills when it comes to being a talented actress.


Last but definitely not the least, is the Man of Steel himself, Henry Cavill. He is not just a great Superman, he has done a great job in his other films like, the Immortals, Tristan and Isolde, and of course, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which is indeed a great film but it kind of underrated and unappreciated. He played the role of a CIA agent, Napoleon Solo, which made people think of how great it would be if he will be the next James Bond, since he’s got the looks and the accent. However, it would be too much if he plays such an iconic role like Superman, and be chosen as James Bond, and besides, he will be working with Tom Cruise on the next installment of the Mission Impossible series.

Some actors and actresses have to patiently wait for their perfect moment to shine even if they already have what it takes, that’s just how life is. Do you know anymore underrated actors? Let us know in the comments.

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