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sagas  ·  2679 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who are some actors that you feel are underrated?

Honestly, Nicholas Cage. I know people like to make fun of him and even go as far as to praise him religiously in a mocking satirical sense, but I really thing he is a great actor. He is great at selling a number of roles, whether it is a psychotic murderer (followed by law abiding cop) in Face-Off, a dirty cop turned hero in Snake Eyes, or a cold hardened gun runner in Lord of War (my favorite performance of his). I have yet to see an actor get into character and sell it as well as Nicholas Cage has, even if he does sometimes have a questionable taste in scripts. I feel nobody seriously recognize how good and versatile of an actor he really is.

havires  ·  2678 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I particularly enjoyed his roles in Ghost Rider and Face/Off. Even though I think it's a universally hated movie (Ghost Rider). I enjoyed Lord of War, I think it's high time that I go back and watch that one... I wonder if it's on Netflix...

exNihilo  ·  2677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lord of War is probably his best film. At least in the serious vein. I think a large part of this stems from his not acting like Nicholas Cage. The Rock is his best non-serious role. Still decent acting without any of the insane craziness he is known for now.

havires  ·  2677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The only thing that I didn't like about The Rock was that he started out as a whiny bitch for the first half or so the movie. However you're right he doors get into character really well.

exNihilo  ·  2677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The Rock really has to be Michael Bay's best work. It has the perfect blend of action and plot. The action isn't so over the top and mind numbing, the way Bay got with his later films. He managed to achieve and optimum blend of serious and silly with a fantastic cast. Sean Connery plays his role brilliantly and his constant jabs at Cage's whining always make me laugh.

"Your besht? Your besht!? Looshers alwaysh talk about their besht!"

havires  ·  2677 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The best always goes home to fuck the prom queen

EDIT: Now I want to go home later today and watch The Rock. Thanks guys.

Tsuth  ·  2679 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Raising Arizona and Moonstruck are great films of his as well.