Actors Who Have Real Talent But Got Overlooked in Hollywood

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  1. kronos251 Registered

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    Pretty much what it says on the title...


    Don't you have that feeling where you go, "man that actor/actress would've been--could've been something if Hollywood weren't so fickle?! They have acting potential! Look at the versatility - the range of their roles! Goldmine, man! Where the hell *are* they???!!"

    This is the thread where we appreciate all the has-beens who coulda AND shoulda.!

    And lets hope their agents get fired before they turn 50 or... dead.



    Okay you'll probably laugh at me for this but I don't care:

    Ralph Macchio - he got forever typecasted as the Karate Kid. He was great in The Outsiders alongside Matt Dillon, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane, etc. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Macchio was seen as one of the top actors in 1984.

    Mark Hamill - forever known as Luke Skywalker, farmboy son of James Earl Jones. Who woulda thought he can convince us as the Joker in Batman:The Animated Series, etc.?

    Jerry Orbach - the senior homicide detective from Law and Order and the singing, dancing candle in Beauty and the Beast. He only won an emmy - after being nominated 12 times - one year after he died.


    There's a whole lot more...
     
  2. ALP In The Mountains

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    Campbell.
     
  3. Kelly #RESIST

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    The only one I agree with up there is Jerry Orbach....
     
  4. Apollo Registered

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    what ever happend to mark hamill? why wasn't he ever in anything after star wars.. movie wise.
     
  5. KALEL114 Impending Return

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    Two words. Clint Howard.
     
  6. QueerMike Registered

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    I think Harrison Ford took enough fame for himself, Mark, and Carrie Fisher combined.

    On a side note, I'm still hoping for a third Star Wars trilogy where Hamil reprises his role as Luke Skywalker and turns to the dark side.
     
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    He should have been huge, but I don't know what happened.
     
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    The way I remember it he did a disappearing from the movie business to go into theatre. I do recall numerous reappearances and mentions of voice acting and computer game roles...

    Wikipedia has a fine habit of collecting these sorts of details, so here you go: Mark Hamill.
     
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    Mark Hammil decided on his own not to go all out hollywood.
     
  10. Jake Cassidy Registered

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    Damn right!!! :cmad: :woot:
     
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    Watch THE BIG RED ONE sometime with Mark Hammill. Hammill plays a soldier under the command of LEE MARVIN.
     
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    Alcohol.
     
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    Brendan Fraser
     
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    Jeanette Goldstein
     
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    Really? That's unfortunate. He played a great villain in 'Tombstone', imo.
     
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    john c reily until very recently

    james mardson is good looking man and a good actor he should be huge

    laura liney

    all i can think of now
     
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    He did play in that outstanding movie 'Corvette Summer' :) Did'nt he also do voice for the Joker and someonline game as well..
    I think Eric Roberts is a decent actor who don't get much props imo..Cuba Goodin Jr. I don't know if hes overlooked,but I dont see him in many major roles anymore..
    Someone posted the guy from Terminator(forgot his name),I kindof agree he did play in the abyss,Planet Terror,but again in small type roles..
     
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    A lot of very talented people are overlooked in Hollywood. James Marsden is the stand out, though, for me.
     
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    Adrian Paul
    Nathan Fillion
    Casper Van Dien
     
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    Casper Van Dien is to acting what Adolf Hitler is to race relations.
     
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    Nathan Fillion

    That is all....
     
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    Jake Lloyd?
     
  23. Kelly #RESIST

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    Yeah, but I think Laura Liney is doing it exactly the way she wants......
     
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    I know, that one is a mystery. Maybe he was just too perfect as Luke.
     
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    He had that car accident right before finishing filming on his last Star Wars movie, and some said that he was pretty scarred up for awhile.....and maybe the time off made him realize that really wasn't what he wanted for his career...
     

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