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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12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

12 Practical Tips To Stay Fit For Christmas

Christmas is approaching fast, and lots of people not only tend to ruin their usual diets, but they also gain a few extra pounds. Based on studies, the majority of people tend to gain additional weight during the holiday season that starts at the Thanksgiving Day and ends with the New Year celebrations. Excessive eating is claimed to be the main cause for the additional weight gain, but it is also due to lack of physical activity and exercise.

A lot of individuals out there tend to set aside their fitness routines during the holidays since they believe that they do not have enough time to perform their workouts. And because they feel guilty after the holiday season, most of the gyms and fitness centers are packed with fresh members. Always bear in mind that you can still enjoy the holidays and stay fit at the same time. If you want to stay fit during the holiday season, especially during Christmas and the New Year’s Eve, here are some useful tips that might help you:

1. Eat Before Heading Out

First, it is best that you eat something before heading out to visits, trips or family dinners. By doing so, you will no longer be tempted to eat a lot or overindulge yourself since you have already eaten. Skipping on meals is not a good idea either, because you will only be forced to eat more later.


2. Select The Treats

Make sure to select the treats that you eat in a wise manner. You should choose something that you can only enjoy during the holiday season and not something that is readily available all the time.

3. Avoid Skipping Meals

Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast! Even though it can be tempting to skip on certain meals, believing that it will make up for the treats you consumed in the previous day, don’t do it because it will only lead to counterproductive results.

4. Drink With Moderation

It is best to regulate your drinking since alcohol, coke or other juices will only add more calories to the ones you already eaten!


5. Be Active

You should still perform your fitness routine whenever possible and if you can’t do that, simply walk more, park your car some distance away from the store or just use the stairs!

6. Get Out Of The House

Make the holidays a family affair and plan outdoor activities where everyone is involved. Even a snowball fight in the backyard will burn a lot of calories and will keep the children entertained.

7. Don’t Skip Your Strength Workouts

Always remember to perform your strength training in order to maintain that muscle mass you worked hard to get. You might be tempted to use lightweights and just do some cardio, but you can burn just as many calories by lifting weights. And with all of those extra stakes you had on the holiday meals, you might even gain some extra muscle. And this is much better than gaining some extra fat.


8. Set Realistic Goals

You should set realistic exercise objectives. Aim for at least half an hour per day and you will be very happy when you will achieve that. If you plan one hour or more and not achieve it, you will only end up disappointed.

9. Enjoy Yourself

Also make sure to set realistic diet plans! Trying to restrain yourself totally from some foods will only make you eat more. Feel free to enjoy the treats that you really love, but in small portions.

10. Drink A Lot Of Water

This can satiate your appetite as well as keep you hydrated at all times. And it will also prevent a possible hangover if you overdo it with alcohol.


11. Eat Less And More Often

Distribute your meals evenly throughout the day, and do not eat everything at once.  Instead of having 2 enormous meals, have 5 small ones.  Eat your dinner earlier and have a nice walk before going to bed.

12. Prioritize Your Workouts

Try to do them early in the morning while everyone else is still sleeping. This way you will also avoid remarks like “Oh, come on! It’s Christmas…”

So there you go! Twelve simple tips that will help you avoid gaining weight during the winter holidays, but will also allow you to enjoy yourself and have a great time with your loved ones.

Happy Holidays everyone!

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