Mark Feuerstein is a good example. I now know him from Royal Pains, but I'd watched him in Practical Magic and Girl on Top and completely missed that he was in them. I watched bits of both movies recently and was surprised to find him in them.
Jeffrey Donovan is another. He's been in a number of things that I didn't notice at the time. I now know him from Burn Notice and recognized him in that Clint Eastwood film.
What are some others that apparently had careers, but were not memorable in earlier performances?
I'm never quite certain whether I'm looking at Julia Stiles, Kate Hudson, Kirsten Dunst, LeeLee Sobieski, Charlize Theron, Elizabeth Banks, or ScarJo.
Somehow, Claire and Gwynnie are always recognizable.
These are all tremendous performers.
This reminds me of a topic on actors who were propped by one network or another with a prime-time series here and there. One failed. Then a second one failed. Then a third one failed. It was the kind of phenom that basically said, "Stop trying to shove this or that actor down our throats! He/she is not interesting."
Mark Feurstein fits. So does Paula Marshall. (Remember all the efforts with her?) Some were deserving of better results, like Carla Gugino. Some finally clicked, like Alex O'Laughlin.
Heath ledger. He's truly one of a kind.
Dear God how I loathed Bonnie Hunt.
Agreed, r7. And they kept (keep?) on giving her chance after chance.
So what was Bonnie Hunt in that you didn't notice her at the time? Or Gabrielle Anwar?
Pretty boy Ted McGinley
I'd argue that MOST of the "stars" of the last 20 years are pretty much forgettable.
Josh Dumeral sp? the guy who was on the soap AMC first. They keep trying to make him "Happen" and he's just not going to
add Gale Harold to this list....apologies to those who constantly bump the QAF threads, but this guy is soooo nothing special.
Right, R12, but don't you know him now from Vegas? That's the first time I ever remember seeing him.
Mark Feuerstein should have done porn. He has a very nice body, but that's it. He doesn't have any screen charisma, and his deep voice doesn't make him stand out. He's a vacuum.
Wasn't Gabrielle Anwar in Father Of The Bride with Steve Martin? I can't remember.
I imagine R12 is talking about Josh Duhamel, who has worked steadily AFAIK since he started on AMC in 1999.
Jason Beghe. He's sexy as hell, he appears in things here and there, but somehow never truly happened.
Mark-Paul Gosselaar. Apparently, he's on one of those USA Network-type shows but I've never seen it.
Do I have to say it...
Feuerstein must go to the right synagogue. The guy has been given more chances than Robert Downey Jr.
I had a list, but I forgot who was on it.
Greg Germann and his Ally McBeal castmate Peter MacNicol.
USA Network has created an entire genre of shows centered around people like those mentioned on this thread. CW is in a league of its own: you forget about the actors and actresses on their shows while you are still looking at them.
Feuerstein always has that creepy half-smile, no matter what the role.
Well, one could say that they are great actors because their own persona doesn't shine through too much and cloud the character they are playing.
I'd love to work with any if these dynamic professionals.
If you can't distinguish between any of those actresses, R1, then you are an idiot. And obviously proud of it.
And I saw Bradley Cooper in a snippet of a Hallmark movie. It was old. I don't know what he did before Alias, but I did notice him in that.
I suspect there's a number of them here.
BTW, we ordered thirty minutes ago.
i fell in love with Mark Feurstein when he was in that FL tv news show sitcom. was always happy to see him every time he popped up on screen. so glad he's doing well with the DR show. and damn, is he a sexy mofo.
R31, I love him, too. I don't really care about Royal Pains but when I watch it it's because of him. I practically imagine him naked all the time I see him.
I think I read somewhere that he does triathlons which makes me want him even more.
R32 i think you meant to say
"naked all the time, and snuggled next to me"
If they were truly forgettable we wouldn't be mentioning them.
I sniff the presence of a sinister agent on this thread.
Whatshisname, you know, the one who was in whatchamacalit where he played opposite whoseawhatsit and played a whatchajiggy.... I had no idea he was the same guy when I caught him in that thing that starred that girl who used to be in that show about the couple that lived out in the something something...
What do you mean, R35?
Hey guy, check out your buddy Mark at 1:34 in this vid.
It'll be worth your time.
That video at r38 was just a rip off of Andy Samberg's "Lazy Sunday" except it was unfunny and hamhanded as well as being unoriginal.
It's a perfect explanation of why Mark Feuerstein is not a star.
You ignorant fop @ r39.
No comment from you was necessary because I did not say anything about the quality of the vid. Instead I merely directed r31 (& not you!) to the seconds where Feuerstein bares his chest.
Crawl back in your hole, dumbass.
When I want you opinion, I'll beat it out of ya.
I comment on anything I like, r40, and if you don't like it, well, too bad for you.
p.s.--your impotent childish fury only amuses me.
Excuse me, ladies. Take it outside.
As for me, OP, I think I have experienced the work of hundreds of forgettable actors, but since they were forgettable I'm not sure. If you're remembering someone like Mark Feuerstein, then by definition he wasn't forgettable for you, right.
See how it's done?
His chest is memorable; his performances are not.
Your simplemindedness and apparent inability to edit what comes out of your brain before you start typing amuse me.
What you had to say to R38 was irrelevant, as R38 was presenting R31 the gift of shirtless Feuerstein. Most people would have understood that. You seem not to have understood that. Most people would not have seen it as something about which to post your (again, irrelevant) opinion.
You just don't know how or when to stop running your mouth (via keyboard). It makes you seem like a douche, a bully, and someone with a lower IQ than most.
I am neither the poster nor the recipient, and your inability to censor yourself even bothered me.
And we won't even get into your ridiculously aggressive self-defense.
Go home. Stay there. Turn off the computer. Take a nap. You need one.
Thank you, R44, for having my back.
r38, I love that you clearly dumped your cookies and are now pretending you're someone else at r44, as if your style of writing were not immediately identifiable. LOL!
As for leaving or turning off my computer: honey, go ahead and keep issuing all the commands you like to your little heart's content. We'll tolerate your child's fantasy you're the evil queen of Narnia.
Sorry braintrust. Two different haters.
You really are fucking awful, and whether you accept it or not, [italic]at least[/italic] two people are calling you out for it.
It must be two different people--it couldn't possibly be just one on 2 computers.
Issue all the little commands you like, O great queen.
Mark Feurstein is not fine. He looks like the Sklar brothers.