Generally Hollywood actually drops the ball.

We just lately requested the BuzzFeed Group to inform us the film stars they suppose are nice and deserved a lot extra. Listed here are their typically thought-provoking decisions:


Brendan Fraser


“He needs to be doing motion motion pictures proper now like Tom Cruise, however as a substitute his profession suffered as a result of he was daring sufficient to boost his voice in opposition to Hollywood abusers. Later, he gained a bit weight and folks had been brutal to him and made enjoyable of him mercilessly. Audiences AND Hollywood executives are chargeable for the state of his profession.”



Moira Kelly



“Sure! The Chopping Edge ought to’ve been the film that launched her profession and it simply…didn’t.”



Hattie McDaniel


“She was equally nice in comedies and dramas (regardless of virtually at all times being forged as both a maid or a slave). In lots of circumstances, she was essentially the most attention-grabbing individual within the movie or appeared to maintain the movie collectively.

Regardless that she by no means acquired a task worthy of her expertise, she nonetheless gained an Academy Award for her function as ‘Mammy’ in Gone with the Wind. On the ceremony, she was pressured to take a seat at a segregated desk in opposition to the wall away from the opposite nominees.”



Linda Cardellini


“Actually, she deserves higher. She’s been mainstream since Freaks and Geeks and Scooby-Doo, however she’s primarily solely performed supporting characters just like the mother or spouse in her motion pictures (see Avengers: Endgame the place she was Hawkeye’s spouse). She’s sooo proficient, although. Simply watch her Emmy-nominated efficiency in Lifeless to Me.”



Cary Elwes

20th Century Fox

“He was unbelievable in The Princess Bride and his different motion pictures/TV exhibits. He’s an unbelievable actor and human being and deserves to be far more well-known than he’s.”



Ken Watanabe

Warner Bros.

“Brief and common reply: This occurs to too many POC actors to call all of them. However I am nonetheless mad about Ken dropping the Greatest Supporting Actor Oscar in 2004. It not solely would have been a historic victory (within the 92-year historical past of the Academy Awards, solely three Asian actors have gained — the final time in 1985), however above all it might have been so properly deserved. His efficiency as Katsumoto in The Final Samurai stole the entire film; he was merely excellent. However you understand: Oscars are so white and in addition principally reward well-known names.”



Judy Greer

“She’s SO good however at all times performs the very best buddy, sidekick, or mother in EVERYTHING. Give this girl a number one function!”



John Cusack

20th Century Fox

“He had cool hipster attraction earlier than it was a factor and was wayyyy underrated and under-appreciated. He’s had so many straight-to-video crime/thriller flops. I hope to God he finds a tremendous house on TV after Utopia. He deserves it!”



Kevin Costner


“He was a HUGE star with many iconic motion pictures within the late ’80s/early ’90s, virtually like a warmer Tom Hanks by way of recognition. However ever since, he is primarily been in a bunch of films you could have by no means heard of.”



Annabella Sciorra

Warner Bros.

“She — plus Mira Sorvino, Rose McGowan, and others — had their careers purposely tanked by Harvey Weinstein. For a lot of ladies in Hollywood, there have been particular causes their careers didn’t materialize.”



Andrew McCarthy


“He was top-of-the-line and most understated actors of the ’80s and may nonetheless have an enormous profession now.”



Anna Could Wong

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“OMG, sure. She is extensively thought of the primary Chinese language-American film star, however was mistreated — most notably when she ought to have been forged as O-Lan, the Chinese language lead of The Good Earth, however was handed over by the studio in favor of Luise Rainer, who performed the half in yellowface.”



Gemma Arterton


“The girl is unbelievable, a terrific actor. However she at all times appears to make B-movies. She’s carried out some actually good character roles, however you simply by no means see her going huge time. I’m wondering if it’s the Bond lady curse?”



Adrien Brody

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“I used to be impressed with certainly one of his earliest performances in Steven Soderbergh’s very good King of the Hill, and he was additionally nice in Tin Benny, Angels within the Outfield, Dummy, and Summer time of Sam. After which he was fully sensible in The Pianist, for which he turned the youngest recipient of the Greatest Actor Oscar ever. Since then, although, I haven’t seen a lot of him. Possibly he makes poor function decisions or good ones aren’t supplied to him. However I miss him. Such a expertise!”



Rosamund Pike

Mark Davis

“She was unbelievable in Gone Woman and I believed she was going to be the subsequent huge factor in Hollywood after it, however I have never seen her in a lot since then.”



Thora Birch


“She is such a proficient actor however was rather more recognized in her little one appearing days. She deserves extra recognition. Her efficiency in Homeless in Harvard was actually simply breathtaking.”


“She was certainly one of my favourite actors rising up and was poised for grownup stardom (particularly after American Magnificence), however simply by no means hit it huge.”



Hedy Lamarr


“She was very younger in her first movie function and duped by the filmmakers into showing in sexual conditions on display screen. After that, individuals noticed her as an object and never an actual actor.

However nobody appreciated her for her mind. She was, in actual fact, the individual behind creating Wi-Fi, GPS, and Bluetooth, however the navy took the popularity years later. She by no means bought a single fee and even recognition for her invention.”



Megan Fox


“I used to be at all times staff Megan after she claimed she was handled badly by Transformers director Michael Bay. It sucked to observe her be attacked by each men and women for merely calling one thing out. She deserved higher.”



Shelley Duvall

Warner Bros.

“She was handled so poorly on The Shining to the purpose the place she misplaced hair. I feel she’s nice.”


“Stanley Kubrick completely tortured her to get that efficiency in The Shining. She does deserve higher.”



Keira Knightley

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She’s been in so many nice motion pictures however has solely gotten one Academy Award nomination (for Pleasure and Prejudice). Her appearing is so understated — she is past proficient and deserves the world!”



Tom Everett Scott

20th Century Fox

He was incredible in That Factor You Do! after which type of fizzled. He is now recognized for starring on exhibits that final a season or two on TV.”


“Completely agree about Tom Everett Scott! He oozes loveliness and charisma.”



Naveen Andrews


“He deserved a tremendous profession after Misplaced. He was tremendous compelling on the present and an actual breakout character.”



Angela Bassett

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“She has performed all her characters remarkably. And whereas she gained the Greatest Actress Oscar for What’s Love Bought To Do With It? and labored steadily, she nonetheless hasn’t gotten her full due (but, at the least).”



Tippi Hedren

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“She refused sexual advances by Alfred Hitchcock and he made her life on the set of The Birds hell. He made her shoot a scene with actual birds chained to her as they clawed at and attacked her. After refusing him for the final time, Hitchcock blackballed her in Hollywood and her profession was severely affected. Add to this that nobody listened to her story till after Hitchcock’s demise, and that she was a brilliant, stunning, and insanely proficient lady.”



Elijah Wooden

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“He is most recognized for taking part in Frodo, however he is a lot greater than that function. I really feel he deserved a lot recognition for his early roles like Paradise, Radio Flyer, Flipper, and The Good Son.”


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