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Great actors not always talked about?

I was going to start a Sam Rockwell appreciation thread when I figured there are so many great actors/actresses who for the most part are left out of the conversation.

I think Rockwell is a perfect example. Always great (Oscar winner), but so under appreciated imo. I just love him to death. On talk shows he’s hysterical and just seems like a genuinely nice guy. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Seven Psychopaths, Moon. Of course, Three Billboards. He even incarnates the wolf in the animated The Bad Guys. He’s just so quirky and so understated that I’m so glad he’s getting his due, even though he’s not brought up a whole lot.

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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Originally Posted by lwhy?
Robert Duvall
Robert Duvall is one of the most well regarded actors ever.
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Though maybe he was a better actor before the 2000's came
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No, hes always been great. He just happened to get old.
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Ben Foster is one of the 5 best actors working today!
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I think Rockwell is a perfect example. Always great (Oscar winner), but so under appreciated imo.
I would think you're appreciated if you win an Oscar. But by fellow actors. He tends to favor indie movies so he's not a household name. Plus he gets to bang actress Leslie Bibb.
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I can't remember the last time I heard a conversation about Paul Muni
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Originally Posted by Count Dooku
I can't remember the last time I heard a conversation about Paul Muni

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Leslie Bibb had plastic surgery and Rockwell could move on and do better.

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It seems most of the stuff he is in is quality stuff with the exception of Sound of Freedom.
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I think Rockwell is a perfect example. Always great (Oscar winner), but so under appreciated imo. I just love him to death.
I always feel like nobody’s watching him.
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
.I think Rockwell is a perfect example.
Originally Posted by bluetoast
I always feel like nobody’s watching him.
What a great joke!


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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Originally Posted by Hazel Motes
Robert Duvall is one of the most well regarded actors ever.
Maybe among the 45 and older crowd. Many under that age, unfortunately don't even know he exists. I don't feel like he's really talked about anymore. He's 93 now, but what a career.
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

Been watching a lot of Woody Allen films lately. So Ive gotta say Woody Allen as an actor has never really been given his due. I know he plays the same guy in every film. But so have many great actors. He has an amazing screen presence and his comedic timing is unmatched. Look no further than Woody Allen films where he casts someone else as a proxy for himself. Albeit not many of those films have been great but even in something as superb as Midnight in Paris, with someone as talented as Owen Wilson, I couldn’t stop thinking how great it would have been if Allen had been young enough to play the part at the time.

Great actor. Underrated.
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My nomination has been dead for 40 years but James Mason is a criminally underrated Hollywood actor. Really one of the all-time greats, he made almost every film he was in better.
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I saw him in Watcher and The Offer and he was born in LA but thought he was European since he is so good in his roles.
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

I was sadly unaware of the brilliance of Glynn Turman before Fargo Season 4. He blew me away. Since then I have sought out his work and seen him in a few things like Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and The Way Back. That dude is awesome.

I think everyone knows who Stanley Tucci is. He's an Oscar nominee and Emmy winner. But he's still underrated in my book. He's always great in everything I've seen him do.

Getting back to Fargo S4, Jason Schwartzman has just gotten better and better as the years have gone on. Everyone knew his talents from as far back as Rushmore, but I really liked his work in Asteroid City and appreciated how much more nuance he has brought to his roles in recent years.
(Schwartzman of course plays the Stanley Tucci role in the Hunger Games prequel last year)
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Re: Great actors not always talked about?

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I'll see your Ann Dowd and raise you a Character Actor Margo Martindale.
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I'll see your Ann Dowd and raise you a Character Actor Margo Martindale.
Funny thing, often when I think of one of them - I also think of the other. Both great actresses and very underrated.
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Funny thing, often when I think of one of them - I also think of the other. Both great actresses and very underrated.
I believe there's a joke on BoJack Horseman where Ann Dowd plays Margo Martindale in a movie or something.

Speaking of which, Margo's Google page is a trip :

Also, I never knew she's Wink MartindMar's daughter.

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