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    Most underrated performance by an actor

    Either they were out of favor with those doing the voting or they were overshadowed by another actor in the same film. Perhaps they had never been given credit for having much "talent" to begin with. One that I keep thinking of is an actor in one of my favorite movies of all time. I'm talking about Matthew Broderick's performance in Glory. I've seen it many times and I think he did a marvelous job portraying William Gould Shaw, the young Massachussets Colonel commanding the 54th Regiment of black soldiers in the Civil War. It's hard to get much credit when you're playing opposite Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman in the same movie, but I thought he was perfect for the role of the young colonel. How bout you? Wanna give credit to an actor or actress you felt was overlooked?

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    Paul Reubens in the original Buffy.

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    I think a lot of films back in the 1960s and 70s had an ensemble mindset, with the story/plot at its center; not so much the film built around one big star with a host of familiar character actors and the story almost superfluous, which is the way it seemed in a lot of older films, and certainly seems to be what we've come back to again today (with special effects taking a lot of the glory away from human actors as well).

    In such ensemble cases I would say no one is truly being overlooked, they're merely doing their bits and contributing towards the whole. That said, there are always standouts in a cast. One person that springs to mind is LeVar Burton in STNG (sorry, I know, a TV show, not a movie). In a cast with some awesome acting (Patrick Stewart) and not so awesome acting (no comment) he strikes me as a genius in the Spencer Tracy mold - a very natural and incidental presence on a show which, like most sci-fi, can often go way over the top. Geordie didn't get the girl or the glory very often but he was always a solid backbone of that show imo...
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    jean claude van damme, steven seagal and jackie chan.

    i don't think they ever get the critical acclaim for their moving performances. i have low standards.
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    The cheerleader sqad, in DDD.

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    Gary Oldman in The Professional.
    While a young Natalie Portman (12?) and Jean Reno won acclaim
    Gary Oldman was sheer drug induced genius.
    Actually I think Oldman is one very underated actor, watch him as Dracula he is absolutely
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotek View Post
    Gary Oldman in The Professional.
    While a young Natalie Portman (12?) and Jean Reno won acclaim
    Gary Oldman was sheer drug induced genius.
    Actually I think Oldman is one very underated actor, watch him as Dracula he is absolutely
    creepy.

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    Parker Posey, choose a film. She never gets the props she deserves.
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    Tugg Speedman in "Simple Jack".
    He would have won the Oscar if he didn't go full ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    Parker Posey, choose a film. She never gets the props she deserves.
    Best in Show...Where's the Busy Bee?

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    Ivana Baquero in Pan's Labyrinth.

    Not the most underrated but my pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    Parker Posey, choose a film. She never gets the props she deserves.
    incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    Best in Show...Where's the Busy Bee?
    She kills it in Waiting for Guffman She nails the typical DQ employee to a tee.
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    Margo Martindale....played Hilary Swank's mom in Million Dollar Baby...

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    incorrect.
    Yes, let's not forget the highly aclaimed Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Ensemble Cast 2004
    1997 Won Sundance Film Special Recognition for House of Yes.


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    The most overrated actor is Tom Cruise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    The most overrated actor is Tom Cruise.

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    He was pretty good in Tropic Thunder though. Just sayin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    He was pretty good in Tropic Thunder though. Just sayin'
    I have to agree with you on that one. He was showing his true form there. LRH would have been proud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by couch_incident View Post
    The most overrated actor is Tom Cruise.

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    except for his cameo in Tropic Thunder..I could watch those 3 scenes over and over again..Les Grossman was the sh*t!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    Yes, let's not forget the highly aclaimed Florida Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Ensemble Cast 2004
    1997 Won Sundance Film Special Recognition for House of Yes.


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    That film was overrated, but she did fine. I liked Party Girl better.

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    Gary Oldman has always been underrated. The guy was genius if not maybe a little over the top in the Professional but absolutely brilliant in Sid and Nancy and even his cheeky performances in Fifth Element and Batman are good.
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    Bill Murray as Bunny Breckinridge in Ed Wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banerjek View Post
    That film was overrated, but she did fine. I liked Party Girl better.
    I liked Party Girl too - great librarian's film.

    I am gonna swim against the tide here; I think Gary Oldman has been shoved into very typecast psycho character roles in Hollywood. I do like some of his earlier stuff but I think he was so talented he really could have done so much more with his career.

    A great example of an ensemble cast I mentioned earlier: All the President's Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1fluffhead View Post
    Parker Posey, choose a film. She never gets the props she deserves.
    Including Josie and the *****cats?

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