Actors that have been forgettable
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/07/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||10/02/2013|
These are all tremendous performers.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||10/02/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||10/02/2013|
Heath ledger. He's truly one of a kind.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||10/02/2013|
Dear God how I loathed Bonnie Hunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||10/02/2013|
Agreed, r7. And they kept (keep?) on giving her chance after chance.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||10/02/2013|
So what was Bonnie Hunt in that you didn't notice her at the time? Or Gabrielle Anwar?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||10/02/2013|
I'd argue that MOST of the "stars" of the last 20 years are pretty much forgettable.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||10/03/2013|
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
|by Anonymous||reply 12||10/03/2013|
add Gale Harold to this list....apologies to those who constantly bump the QAF threads, but this guy is soooo nothing special.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||10/03/2013|
Right, R12, but don't you know him now from Vegas? That's the first time I ever remember seeing him.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||10/03/2013|
Wasn't Gabrielle Anwar in Father Of The Bride with Steve Martin? I can't remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||10/03/2013|
I imagine R12 is talking about Josh Duhamel, who has worked steadily AFAIK since he started on AMC in 1999.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||10/03/2013|
Feuerstein must go to the right synagogue. The guy has been given more chances than Robert Downey Jr.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||10/03/2013|
I had a list, but I forgot who was on it.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||10/03/2013|
Feuerstein always has that creepy half-smile, no matter what the role.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||10/03/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||10/03/2013|
If you can't distinguish between any of those actresses, R1, then you are an idiot. And obviously proud of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||10/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||10/04/2013|
I suspect there's a number of them here.
BTW, we ordered thirty minutes ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||10/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||10/04/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||10/05/2013|
R32 i think you meant to say
"naked all the time, and snuggled next to me"
|by Anonymous||reply 33||10/05/2013|
If they were truly forgettable we wouldn't be mentioning them.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||10/05/2013|
I sniff the presence of a sinister agent on this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||10/05/2013|
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...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||10/05/2013|
Hey guy, check out your buddy Mark at 1:34 in this vid.
It'll be worth your time.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||10/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||10/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||10/05/2013|
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?
|by Anonymous||reply 42||10/05/2013|
His chest is memorable; his performances are not.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||10/05/2013|
Thank you, R44, for having my back.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||10/05/2013|
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.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||10/05/2013|
It must be two different people--it couldn't possibly be just one on 2 computers.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||10/05/2013|
Issue all the little commands you like, O great queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||10/05/2013|
Mark Feurstein is not fine. He looks like the Sklar brothers.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||10/07/2013|
R50 sorry about your weak eyesight.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||10/07/2013|