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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 Anonymousreply 5110/07/2013

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 Anonymousreply 110/02/2013

These are all tremendous performers.

by Anonymousreply 210/02/2013

Gabrielle Anwar.

by Anonymousreply 310/02/2013

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 Anonymousreply 410/02/2013

Bonnie Hunt.

by Anonymousreply 510/02/2013

Heath ledger. He's truly one of a kind.

by Anonymousreply 610/02/2013

Dear God how I loathed Bonnie Hunt.

by Anonymousreply 710/02/2013

Agreed, r7. And they kept (keep?) on giving her chance after chance.

by Anonymousreply 810/02/2013

So what was Bonnie Hunt in that you didn't notice her at the time? Or Gabrielle Anwar?

by Anonymousreply 910/02/2013

Pretty boy Ted McGinley

by Anonymousreply 1010/02/2013

I'd argue that MOST of the "stars" of the last 20 years are pretty much forgettable.

by Anonymousreply 1110/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1210/03/2013

add Gale Harold to this list....apologies to those who constantly bump the QAF threads, but this guy is soooo nothing special.

by Anonymousreply 1310/03/2013

Right, R12, but don't you know him now from Vegas? That's the first time I ever remember seeing him.

by Anonymousreply 1410/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1510/03/2013

Wasn't Gabrielle Anwar in Father Of The Bride with Steve Martin? I can't remember.

by Anonymousreply 1610/03/2013

I imagine R12 is talking about Josh Duhamel, who has worked steadily AFAIK since he started on AMC in 1999.

by Anonymousreply 1710/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 1810/03/2013

Do I have to say it...

by Anonymousreply 1910/03/2013

Feuerstein must go to the right synagogue. The guy has been given more chances than Robert Downey Jr.

by Anonymousreply 2010/03/2013

I had a list, but I forgot who was on it.

by Anonymousreply 2110/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2210/03/2013

Feuerstein always has that creepy half-smile, no matter what the role.

by Anonymousreply 2310/03/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2410/03/2013


by Anonymousreply 2610/04/2013

If you can't distinguish between any of those actresses, R1, then you are an idiot. And obviously proud of it.

by Anonymousreply 2710/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 2810/04/2013

Tea leoni

by Anonymousreply 2910/04/2013

I suspect there's a number of them here.

BTW, we ordered thirty minutes ago.

by Anonymousreply 3010/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3110/04/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3210/05/2013

R32 i think you meant to say

"naked all the time, and snuggled next to me"


by Anonymousreply 3310/05/2013

If they were truly forgettable we wouldn't be mentioning them.

by Anonymousreply 3410/05/2013

I sniff the presence of a sinister agent on this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3510/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3610/05/2013

What do you mean, R35?

by Anonymousreply 3710/05/2013

For r31:

Hey guy, check out your buddy Mark at 1:34 in this vid.

It'll be worth your time.

by Anonymousreply 3810/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 3910/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4110/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4210/05/2013

His chest is memorable; his performances are not.

by Anonymousreply 4310/05/2013

Thank you, R44, for having my back.

by Anonymousreply 4510/05/2013

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 Anonymousreply 4610/05/2013

It must be two different people--it couldn't possibly be just one on 2 computers.

by Anonymousreply 4810/05/2013

Issue all the little commands you like, O great queen.

by Anonymousreply 4910/05/2013

Mark Feurstein is not fine. He looks like the Sklar brothers.

by Anonymousreply 5010/07/2013

R50 sorry about your weak eyesight.

by Anonymousreply 5110/07/2013
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