Six Actors who did not get the Fame They Probably Deserve

Six Actors who did not get the Fame They Probably Deserve

You may happily enjoy their appearance whenever their faces pop up on the big screen, but these actors have not gotten the fame that they probably deserve. Having proven their acting prowess in one or two noteworthy films, the limelight gradually moved away from them, as they were either shifted to the background or became a part of multi-casting films.

Here are six actors who are not as famous as they should be, yet at some point in time got into the public eye for their performances.


1. Audrey Tautou

It seems that after the success of The Da Vinci Code in 2006, Audrey Tautou has not appeared in any similar Hollywood blockbuster. Her acting skills are confined more to French cinema.

In 2001 there was Amelie, which gained her huge acclaim for being original. The film was loved by the audience. Then there were Pot Luck (2004) and Priceless (2006), for which she obtained mixed responses, as well as A Very Long Engagement, wherein she was just a part of a multi-national cast. No one can deny the charm that she adds to the screen for every project, however difficult it might be.


2. Christina Ulloa

This California-born actress bagged good roles in the films Black, Military Husband, 247 degrees F, Holiday Road and the latest The Wedding Invitation which is yet to be released. All of these films are unique in characterization and Christina Ulloa did her best job in them. Although she did not get much notice on the big screen, she is a popular face in a number of television series like Bones, Greek, Californication, Charmed, Dark Blue, and more.

3. Sam Rockwell

When The Seven Psychopaths was released in 2012, it did not receive much positive response. It was indeed a good film and one more reason to watch it was the rocking performance of Sam Rockwell as the obsessive and unhinged, yet likable and friendly Billy. He also did a good amount of impressive acting in Moon, The Way Way Back, and The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford.


4. Emile Hirsch

This actor of Into the Wild fame that was released in 2007 has not been a part of anything so popular and well-accepted since then. In spite of his commendable acting as Christopher McCandless in this film, Emile Hirsch has to date not been able to bag any other meaty role although he has appeared in The Motel Life and Prince Avalanche. However, anybody who remembers Into the Wild will definitely agree that Hirsch deserves more.

5. Christine Adams

London-born Christine Adams is a film and television actress. Since the beginning of the 2000s, she has acted in a number of British and American television series and films. Her career includes movies like Eye of the Dolphin, Batman Begins, Submerged, Tron: Legacy, Willows, and more, which received mixed reviews and brought her average amounts of recognition, though there’s no question about her acting skills. She also has had a lot of television series in her kitty including Doctor Who, My Family, Casualty, and Love Soup, amongst others as well as the unsuccessful Americana.


6. Cillian Murphy

Cillian Murphy is an occasional face in action blockbusters, but nevertheless he is much loved in Inception as Robert Fischer and in the Batman series as Dr. Jonathan Crane. If you have seen his movies you will surely agree that behind his strange blue eyes is concealed some real acting skill. In the film Sunshine, which unfortunately went unnoticed, Murphy perfectly played the role of the scared, yet responsible scientist.

 Above is a list of celebrities who were excellent in their performances but were not able to get the fame they deserved over an extended period of time.

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Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

Why Is Goal Setting Important to a Truly Fulfilling Life?

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, achieve and create in our world.

And while it’s important for us to know what we want to achieve (our goal), it’s also important for us to understand why we want to achieve it; the reason behind the goal or some would say, our real goal.

Why is goal setting important?

1. Your needs and desire will be fulfilled.

Sometimes when we explore our “why”, (why we want to achieve a certain thing) we realize that our “what” (our goal) might not actually deliver us the thing (feeling, emotion, internal state) we’re really seeking.

For example, the person who has a goal to lose weight in the belief that weight loss will bring them happiness, security, fulfillment, attention, popularity and the partner of their dreams. In this instance, their “what” is weight-loss and their “why” is happiness (etc.) and a partner.


Six months later, they have lost the weight (achieved their goal) but as is often the case, they’re not happier, not more secure, not more confident, not more fulfilled and in keeping with their miserable state, they have failed to attract their dream partner.

After all, who wants to be with someone who’s miserable? They achieved their practical goal but still failed to have their needs met.

So they set a goal to lose another ten pounds. And then another. And maybe just ten more. With the destructive and erroneous belief that if they can get thin enough, they’ll find their own personal nirvana. And we all know how that story ends.

2. You’ll find out what truly motivates you

The important thing in the process of constructing our best life is not necessarily what goals we set (what we think we want) but what motivates us towards those goals (what we really want).

The sooner we begin to explore, identify and understand what motivates us towards certain achievements, acquisitions or outcomes (that is, we begin moving towards greater consciousness and self awareness), the sooner we will make better decisions for our life, set more intelligent (and dare I say, enlightened) goals and experience more fulfilment and less frustration.


We all know people who have achieved what they set out to, only to end up in the same place or worse (emotionally, psychologically, sociologically) because what they were chasing wasn’t really what they were needing.

What we think we want will rarely provide us with what we actually need.

3. Your state of mind will be a lot healthier

We all set specific goals to achieve/acquire certain things (a job, a car, a partner, a better body, a bank balance, a title, a victory) because at some level, most of us believe (consciously or not) that the achievement of those goals will bring us what we really seek; joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.

Of course, setting practical, material and financial goals is an intelligent thing to do considering the world we live in and how that world works.

But setting goals with an expectation that the achievement of certain things in our external, physical world will automatically create an internal state of peace, contentment, joy and total happiness is an unhealthy and unrealistic mindset to inhabit.


What you truly want and need

Sometimes we need to look beyond the obvious (superficial) goals to discover and secure what we really want.

Sadly, we live in a collective mindset which teaches that the prettiest and the wealthiest are the most successful.

Some self-help frauds even teach this message. If you’re rich or pretty, you’re happy. If you’re both, you’re very happy. Pretty isn’t what we really want; it’s what we believe pretty will bring us. Same goes with money.

When we cut through the hype, the jargon and the self-help mumbo jumbo, we all have the same basic goals, desires and needs:

Joy, fulfilment, happiness, safety, peace, recognition, love, acceptance, respect, connection.


Nobody needs a mansion or a sport’s car but we all need love.

Nobody needs massive pecs, six percent body-fat, a face lift or bigger breasts but we all need connection, acceptance and understanding.

Nobody needs to be famous but we all need peace, calm, balance and happiness.

The problem is, we live in a culture which teaches that one equals the other. If only we lived in a culture which taught that real success is far more about what’s happening in our internal environment, than our external one.

It’s a commonly-held belief that we’re all very different and we all have different goals — whether short term or long term goals. But in many ways we’re not, and we don’t; we all want essentially the same things.

Now all you have to do is see past the fraud and deception and find the right path.

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