Actors you think should have got somewhere but didnt

Discussion in 'Movie Stars' started by Vanilla Gorilla, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. Was watching Curse of Chucky tonight, which was the inspiration for this thread

    Brad Dourif is one actor I thought really should have gotten somewhere but didnt. Nailed it in One Flew over the cuckoos nest, then Dune, but not really much else after that, saw him in a few star tek episodes, and the voice of Chucky of course, but no real mainstream success, strange cos he does creepy very very well
  2. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    this is a subject that pops up in my head from time to time but i am not a big enough movie buff to say anyone with real confidence that they actually deserve more credit then they got. the one person that always pops in my head when i think about it is marc singer, and although he was in a fair amount of roles i dont know if being a kid and seeing him act made him seem better than he actually was. i will throw Mark Hamill out there for the same reason.... the similar first name.

    no just kidding like marc i think as a kid i put him up higher than he deserved. after all he sounds like a winy brat when i watch star wars now. although that was kind of the role so you can say he plays it perfectly.
  3. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    I would like to see Emile Hirsch I more roles
  4. odonII

    odonII O

    Lauren Ambrose

    Alicia Witt

    Just found out his daugter is in chucky : Fiona Dourif


    He seems to be one of those actors that is always working...I'm sure he likes it like that.

    Atleast he isn't Matt frewer or C. Thomas Howell - two talentless idiots...
  5. Tyrsonswood

    Tyrsonswood Senior Moment

  6. Justin_Hale

    Justin_Hale ( •_•)⌐■-■ ...(⌐■_■)

  7. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

  8. happydude_60

    happydude_60 Senior Member

    Brad Dourif is cool. Have you seen him in The Exorcist III with George C. Scott? Man, he was awesome in that role. Scared the shit out of me. There are a lot of good actors who haven't made it to the top for one reason or another. Maybe they get a reputation for being hard to work with, alcohol/drug issues, bad decisions on movies, poor management, etc. I always thought Emilio Estevez should have gotten farther than he did. He has 45 acting credits on IMDB, but several are voice acting or one episode appearances on various tv shows, and the rest are for the most part crap. He was even uncredited in Mission Impossible. He had some good ones though, like The Breakfast Club, Young Guns and The Outsiders, but not much else.

  9. Judd Nelson is another that seemed to disappear off the face of the earth
  10. QueerPoet

    QueerPoet Senior Member

    Right on. He was awesome in INTO THE WILD.

  11. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

    yahoo serious
  12. Hirsch I thought looks a lot like Taylor Kitsch, which made it a little confusing in Lone Survivor, which is a great movie, and has a lot of my favourite actors, Ben Foster as well
  13. Dpm12

    Dpm12 Member

    Although he is dead, Phil Hartman should have had more respect. He really was a great actor, but mostly did crap. Another actor who pops into my head is Allen Covert. He's a great actor, but he mostly does crap, and no one knows his name. Would be nice to see him get the recognition he deserves (oh, and act in something other than a crappy Adam Sandler so-called "comedy".) Oh, and the late actor Michael Jeter should have had more recognition. That motherfucker could ACT.
  14. Deranged

    Deranged Senor Member

    Charles barkleu shaq
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    deleted Visitor

    Mark Hamill.. lol
  16. Bilby

    Bilby Freerangertarian Staff Member Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    He went on to do stage acting on Broadway.
  17. Death

    Death Grim Reaper

  18. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    Warwick Davis.
  19. pensfan13

    pensfan13 Senior Member

    he is a great actor but can he really go somewhere, i mean he is great at small roles but he has never once played a big role.
  20. Asmodean

    Asmodean Slo motion rider

    You must have missed Willow!

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