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Surprisingly good actors.

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WhatamessIgotinto Wed 08-Jun-16 23:24:33

John Travolta
Bradley Walsh
Bonnie Langford

Now don't laugh! Sometimes you see someone from when you were much younger and then realise that they are REALLY bloody good actors. What would be your nominations?

Nettletheelf Wed 08-Jun-16 23:26:51

Jerome from Robson and Jerome. Quite surprising for somebody who made cover version records for grandmas dressed as a soldier (or whatever).

To counterbalance that view, I still think that Robson Green is a twat.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Wed 08-Jun-16 23:30:33

John Travolta has always been a good Actor.

I also like Nicolas Cage and rate him lots of mnetters loathe him, I love him < ducks for cover>

ShowOfHands Wed 08-Jun-16 23:32:49

Can't think of a worse actor than Nic Cage. He is diabolical.

Just watched Blue Valentine and was pleasantly surprised by Ryan Gosling.

CrazyDuchess Wed 08-Jun-16 23:34:29

I think Chris Hemsworth is brilliant, excellent comedic timing..... however I may be biased because I luffs him deeply

x2boys Wed 08-Jun-16 23:34:45

I,m watching the people versus oj simpson right now know idea when it was made but john travoltas face looks very oddconfused

beckythemasterbaker Wed 08-Jun-16 23:38:06

I always find Nicolas cage's constant broody sad face mesmerising. He is an excellent actor.

I think forest whitiker. He looks like someone who would be comedian but seems to play very serious parts. He reminds me of Gordon brown. Looks wise.

whitershadeofpale Wed 08-Jun-16 23:49:05

Brad Pitt, I think for so long he was a sex symbol so you didn't realise how good an actor he is. I'd like to see him get some good character roles now he's older.

overthehillandroundthemountain Wed 08-Jun-16 23:49:29

The lovely and very gorgeous Christian Slater.

justdontevenfuckingstart Wed 08-Jun-16 23:53:47

Jennifer Aniston, I know she gets a lot of hate from Friends but I have seen her in a couple of serious films and obviously the comedy stuff but i actually think she is really good. Jonah Hill is very good too I think.

stareatthetvscreen Wed 08-Jun-16 23:55:03

i liked jim carey in eternal sunshine

lurkingfromhome Thu 09-Jun-16 00:05:47

I too think Jennifer Aniston is a fine actor but has made some poor choices/has a shit agent/maybe is too typecast. I'd really like to see her step away from the duff rom-coms and stretch herself a bit.

EveryoneElsie Thu 09-Jun-16 00:10:30

World War Z is Brad Pitts best film IMO.

LBOCS2 Thu 09-Jun-16 00:20:57

Kevin Bacon. We just watched him in The Following and it reminded me of how good an actor he really was. He's been doing adverts for so long that I'd sort of forgotten!

HiddenMeaning Thu 09-Jun-16 00:27:43

That little kid in MoonBoy - he is brilliant. You don't expect a little kid to be so good.

Nicholas Cage is rubbish In everything. He only ever plays one character and he's not even good at that.

I can't stand Jim Carey but I agree he was good in Eternal Sunshine

justdontevenfuckingstart Thu 09-Jun-16 00:31:05

But Nicholas Cage is good in everything cos he's soo bloody awful. I never expect anything different than over acting and wondering how ridiculous his hair will be. Love him tho. Apart from KickAss 2 that whole film was unforgivable.

KatieKaboom Thu 09-Jun-16 00:41:46

Grace Kelly.

You'd think she was just a wooden pretty face like Hepburn but she is a revelation.

Such a shame her career was cut short by that twat she married.

KatieKaboom Thu 09-Jun-16 00:42:52

I meant Audrey, not the wonderful Katharine, of course.

beckythemasterbaker Thu 09-Jun-16 00:44:34

I know someone who absolutely think Jim Carey is the best actor to walk the planet. He finds him very funny. Not a surprise because he still watches cartoons at the age of thirty.

SilverBirchWithout Thu 09-Jun-16 00:45:04

I can no longer watch any film which has Nicholas Cage in it. He's acting is horrifyingly bad and makes we cringe with embarrassment on his behalf.

PurpleAlerts Thu 09-Jun-16 00:49:47

Brad Pitt??? Have you seen Troy? confused
His acting was more wooden than the wooden horse...grin

That little kid in MoonBoy - he is brilliant. You don't expect a little kid to be so good

Yes! He is fab!

StepAwayFromTheThesaurus Thu 09-Jun-16 00:52:36

In a similar vein: Chris Hemsworth? He's utter awful as Thor.

EnthusiasmDisturbed Thu 09-Jun-16 01:03:57

Jim Carey is brilliant in The Trueman Show

Lee Evans. I can't remember the name of the film he plays a man being set up for murder he was really really good in it and I am not really a fan of his

Nicolas Cage is fantastic in Leaving Las Vegas everything else he is terrible in

OccultGnuAsWell Thu 09-Jun-16 06:28:03

Robin Williams-not I hasten to add in Mrs Doubtfire. But dialled right down in Birdcage he was excellent.

And Jo Pesci. First saw him in Goodfellas and was deeply chilled.

I avoided his comedies for years afterwards as I couldn't get past his psychopathic murderer performance

Luckystar1 Thu 09-Jun-16 06:34:17

Much less famous, but I think Will Mellor is a great actor (and I'm always so pleased to see him in things, my DH and I will then discuss at length 'how well he has done...')

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