Some actors go from “little known” to “freaking everywhere” in a single movie (looking at you, Chris Pratt and Ryan Reynolds), others aren’t so lucky. It’s hard not to be niched or type-cast after your first big break, so often actors and actresses like to diversify their portfolios to get more jobs. That doesn’t always work out for them, but I’d like to hope that the Hollywood gods will grant them the attention they really deserve. This list is my personal opinion, so don’t get your panties in a bunch, okay?
Right, let’s check out these 6 terrific actors, who deserve way more attention!
I first saw Jimmy in the Blacklist series (currently airing season 5, BTW, go watch it!) and the moment I heard his rich smooth voice, I knew it was a love at first note. People keep praising Morgan Freeman’s booming voice, but, I’m telling you, Spader’s is far more superior. He’s one of the few reasons why I can keep re-watching Avengers: Age of Ultron without rolling my eyes every 10 minutes. In case you didn’t know, Spader plays Ultron in that movie. Between his solid acting chops and those billion-dollar vocal cords, James Spader gets a special spot on my list.
Remember the X-Men: Apocalypse movie? Until the last few months before the premiere, I knew absolutely nothing about Olivia Munn. But then I saw a video of her training with a katana for her role as Psylocke, and it got me curious. The movie turned out to be meh, but I did enjoy the (very few and far between) Psylocke parts. Apparently, Olivia’s been doing a lot of modeling too! She was even ranked #2 on Maxim’s 2012 “Hot 100 Women” list. Did I mention she speaks Japanese, and has a black belt in karate? How more badass can you get, Liv?