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Thursday, July 16, 2009

Top 5 - Underrated Hollywood Actors (that I love!)

Jay Mohr: Did anyone see him in "Jerry Maguire"? He was a brilliant villian! What about in "Pay It Forward", as the very passionate reporter who was determined to find the start of the "Pay it forward" chain. My utmost favourite was his role in "Picture Perfect" with Jen Aniston. He was so charming! Most recently seen in "Ghost Whisperer" with Jennifer Love Hewitt.

5. Joseph Gordon-Levitt - It could be due to his preference for independent movies that kept him low-profile all these years. But once you watch one of his indie films, u will be hooked, I am sure. I recommend "Brick" and "The Lookout". I 1st noticed him in 3rd Rock From The Sun from the 90s. Will soon be seen in a worldwide release feature film, "500 Days With Summer".

4. James Marsden - He has had quite a few breakthrough roles (X-Men, Enchanted, 27 Dresses etc) but somehow, it did not catapult him into the superstardom by Hollywood's standards. He has a sure-win package, combination of talent + good looks. So i seriously do not know what went wrong here. I 1st noticed him in "Disturbing Behaviour" in 1998. Last seen in "Sex Drive" as an asshole, narcissistic older brother.

3. Josh Harnett - He is probably the most popular actor here on this list. But somehow he has faded away from the limelight and gradually going down slope of recent years. I only have one question - WHY? Surely he is capable of achieving what Brad and Tom has achieved.. so why? I 1st noticed him in "The Faculty" in 1998 but the most memorable performance was his role in "40 Days and 40 Nights". It was hilarious! I last saw him in a film with Scarlett Johansson called "The Black Dahlia".

2. John Cusack - This man HAS ALREADY ACHIEVED what Brad and Tom achieved, sometmies I think he is on par with Tom Hanks in a way. With outstanding performances in films like "Being John Malkovich" and "High Fidelity" under his belt, I really don't see why he is not as widely recognised as I feel he should be. And his movies don't sell as well as the other 2 Toms. And come on, don't tell me he doesn't have looks.. look at Tom Hanks! So what is the problem here? I 1st noticed him in "Con Air" in 1997 but the most memorable one is his role in "Serendipity". Last seen in a horror film "1408".

1. Jay Mohr - He has got to be the most versatile actor I've seen to date. He can do the bad guy, the good guy, the depressed guy, the funny guy. I have no doubt the world would be a different place if he had not existed. HAHA. I love him!

It is a total coincidence that all of their 1st names begin with "J"!


one little journey said...

Josh Harnett - Black Hawk Down and Pearl Harbour! So charming!

kellykylie said...

yes, very charming... *drools*