10 Most Underrated Movie Stars

March 13, 2014

1. Mark Ruffalo


Mark Ruffalo has been in Hollywood for a long time now. Until recently, he hadn’t been given any major roles, like the ones he played in “The Avengers,” “Now You See Me” and “Shutter Island.” He still remains one of the most unknown, unappreciated actors in the industry to some extent.

Despite his immense talent, he has not yet won an Oscar or a Golden Globe, although, he has been nominated for an Academy Award.

2. Sean Bean


Very passionate about his work, Sean Bean is considered England’s most versatile actor. With a career spanning over almost every medium including radio, TV, movies, and theatre, he has been in the industry for over 20 years now.

His charming personality makes him suitable to play several varied characters, although his fans do complain that he starts off every role as a hero but manages to die off as a villain at some point. Famous roles Sean Bean has convincingly pulled off include Boromir in “The Lord of the Rings” and more recently, Ned Stark in “The Game of Thrones” TV show.

3. Dave Franco


A newbie in the industry, Dave recently broke in under the likes of his brother, well known actor James Franco. Owing to his roles in “21 Jump Street” and “Warm Bodies,” he has quickly become a teen favorite.

4. Chris Pine


Pine is famous for his roles in the “Star Trek” Trilogy and “This Means War.” Proving to be a very diverse actor, he has successfully managed to get leading roles in blockbuster hits, but has not yet won an Oscar or any other major award for his talents.

5. Matthew McConaughey


Playing leading roles in several blockbuster movies, including “A Time to Kill” and “The Lincoln Lawyer,” Matthew is admired among audiences of almost all ages. Matthew McConaughey won his first Oscar for Best Actor of 2014 for his performance in Dallas Buyers Club. His performance earned him outstanding reviews.

6. Jeff Daniels


Having proved himself as one of the most versatile actors in the industry, Daniels has quite a few big screeners to his name including “Dumb and Dumber,” “Pleasantville” and “The Hours.”

7. Adrian Grenier


Famous for his lead role in the HBO series “Entourage,” Grenier has certainly succeeded in capturing the hearts of female audiences. Well equipped with curly hair, green eyes and a lean body, Adrian Grenier has still not been able to convince producers to hand him a major role in a movie.

8. Edward Norton


Most definitely one of the most underrated actors in Hollywood. Having perfected his roles in “Fight Club” and “The Score,” Edward is an Oscar worthy actor.

9. Andrew Garfield


Best known for his role in the Golden Globe winning movie “The Social Network.” Although he was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Role, people still believe he is highly underrated amongst the audience and deserves more recognition for his talent.

10. Tom Hardy


Undoubtedly one of the best actors today. His good looks combined with unprecedented performances in movies like “The Dark Knight Rises” and “Lawless” have left audiences craving for more from this English bloke. With a lot of movies coming up, he will hopefully get the fame he deserves for his skills.