I love discovering great actors I’ve never seen before. When I was fourteen I first watched On the Waterfront with Marlon Brando, and ever since then I’ve become a bit of a performance geek – I love watching a great actor sink into a meaty role.
There are many highly esteemed actors nowadays – Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Christian Bale – but I’d like to focus on some of the current actors I’ve seen who I don’t think have gotten the recognition that they deserve.
I’m including both movie performances and television performances. A great television performance is, I’d say, even tougher than a great movie performance – a lot of very good actors have seen themselves grow stale in the long-form narratives and repeated emotional arcs of a television series.
Tags: actors, movies, television, underrated actors