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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