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Movies Actors who you're surprised aren't more famous


Sultan of Swat
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There's quite a few actors or actresses that I thought would become huge movie stars but it never happened. Who would some of those people be for you?

I thought Jason Lee would become a huge star because of his skill set, he's better than 98% of the action stars today.

Elisabeth Shue is another one, she was in Karate Kid, Back to the Future and Leaving Las Vegas. I am surprised she never became a huge movie star.

What are your thoughts?


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Elisabeth Shue was in a great movie years ago...called Adventures In Babysitting.
That may have been when I first remember her....I thought she was a great actress then, and still do, even tho like you mentioned, you don't see her much.


Haters gonna hate.
I have to agree with Shue... and Kristin Wiig. She is HUGE on SNL but is not a big star regardless. She is at the same level as Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.


I ♥ Haters
Michael Beck, who played Swan in The Warriors. I thought he did an awesome job as Swan and then he went on to star in Xanadu with Olivia Newton-John and everything just went downhill for him. That movie basically killed his career.

When it comes to actresses, I think Shannon Sossaman is one of my favorites, but she is so incredibly underrated. Same goes for Rosario Dawson, Chloe Sevigny and Thandie Newton. Incredibly talented, but severely underrated.


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Adrien Brody.
I think he's an incredible actor, yet most people I know wouldn't have a clue who he is.