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Why isn''t ____________ a bigger star?

David Tennant. The man is funny and amazingly tallented. He can pull off drama, comedy and Shakespeare. And on top of that, he's hot. Yet many people haven't even heard of him.

by Anonymousreply 12205/26/2013

Craig Kelly

by Anonymousreply 105/14/2010

David Tennant is a hammy, bug-eyed hack. The U.K. can keep him.

by Anonymousreply 205/14/2010

Yes, I'll go there:

Jensen Ackles.

by Anonymousreply 305/14/2010

Gina Gershon

She's been great in anything she's ever done, usually a lot better than the material she's had to work with.

And this is from a gay man, not some Gina-obsessed fangirl.

by Anonymousreply 405/14/2010

Maria Bamford. Yes, a funny female comedian actually exists.

by Anonymousreply 505/14/2010

Gina Gershon could be a solid character actress, but her persona is so well established it can really only be in ball-breaker roles like the CBS attorney in "The Insider" - where she was great. She's also wonderful in the little-seen French movie "Demonlover" as an online porn peddler. She's way too edgy and overtly sexual to become a star at her age.

by Anonymousreply 605/14/2010

Tennant has to do some American stuff if he wants to be known.

by Anonymousreply 705/14/2010

Bo Bice

by Anonymousreply 805/15/2010

Isn't Tennant a huge star in the UK, because of "Dr. Who"?

by Anonymousreply 905/15/2010

Sarah Clarke

by Anonymousreply 1005/15/2010

Martine McCutcheon

by Anonymousreply 1105/15/2010

That lady who said, "He has a tiny, tiny penis, but he knows exactly how to use it!"

by Anonymousreply 1205/15/2010


by Anonymousreply 1305/15/2010

Chely Wright. (oh wait, she wants to be, that why she used coming out a self-serving publicity stunt)

by Anonymousreply 1405/16/2010

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Though he's had pretty steady work I would think he'd be a bigger household name and get bigger roles. Love him!

by Anonymousreply 1505/16/2010

Matt Keeslar

by Anonymousreply 1605/16/2010

"oh wait, she wants to be, that why she used coming out a self-serving publicity stunt"

Fuck you. People like you are why gay stars don't come out.

by Anonymousreply 1705/16/2010

I still want to know about Craig Kelly

by Anonymousreply 1805/16/2010

R17, I think you misunderstood what I meant. Coming out is great and honest and I think its wonderful. I'm happy for her that she can be who she is.

My point is that anyone who isn't a star and makes a big production of coming out is probably looking for attention. (I'm a New Englander relocated to the south and people here love country music and I've never heard of the woman)

by Anonymousreply 1905/16/2010

Jennifer Grey. I like here and she's really pretty with her new nose.

by Anonymousreply 2005/17/2010

David Tennant is a huge star - one of the most recognisable faces in the UK. Just because someone isn't known to the film going public of the US (however many they are) doesn't mean they aren't a star. See Bollywood and their huge audiences for details.

by Anonymousreply 2105/17/2010

Telma Hopkins

by Anonymousreply 2205/17/2010

I found his Hamlet bland and unengaging.

by Anonymousreply 2305/17/2010

R23, Blasphemy! He was amazing.

Anyway R15, I second Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Good looking and a great actor.

by Anonymousreply 2405/18/2010

Rebecca Mader (Charlotte on Lost) - she is beautiful and a great actress. She's like Amy Adams only prettier with a hot accent.

by Anonymousreply 2505/27/2010

Henry Cavill

by Anonymousreply 2605/27/2010

Anyone who saw Gina Gershon in Bye Bye Birdie should know why she's not a big star.

by Anonymousreply 2705/27/2010

Patrick Wilson

Sam Waterston

Cheyenne Jackson

by Anonymousreply 2805/27/2010

Kelly Clarkson. And its not a knock on her weight or anything. She has a good voice, but she's just very average.... no star quality (at least in my opinion)

by Anonymousreply 2905/29/2010

R29, I think you mean why IS she a star?

by Anonymousreply 3005/29/2010

Jensen has always been pretty, but he didn't really develop his acting chops until SN, and by then he was tied up in a 7 year CW series that he apparently is being paid too much to quit.

by Anonymousreply 3105/29/2010

Tennant is one of the biggest stars in the UK (and somehow manages to combine being a massive celebrity with being a highly respected actor, which is pretty rare), so I don't know if he merits inclusion in this thread. Unless you mean bigger star in America, which is understandable since he's never worked there other than doing that one pilot.

by Anonymousreply 3205/30/2010

Jeremy Sisto.

by Anonymousreply 3305/30/2010

Kimberly Elise

by Anonymousreply 3405/30/2010

Sean Patrick Flannery

by Anonymousreply 3505/31/2010

Yeah, Henry Cavill owns this whole thread.

by Anonymousreply 3605/31/2010

I always wondered why Saffron Burrows wasn't bigger.

and I agree about Sisto but he could still get bigger.

by Anonymousreply 3705/31/2010

Henry Cavill has absolutely no charisma and is a terribe actor. I doubt he will ever be a huge star, unless he gets lucky like Orlando Bloom and lands a huge movie franchise or something.

by Anonymousreply 3805/31/2010

Adam Scott.

He's in absolutely EVERYTHING lately, yet still he's not a household name.

I imagine JGL has the level of fame he wants to have. He seems to want to be a character actor, which is a smart choice. You can work constantly but still have a life. See also: Adam Scott.

by Anonymousreply 3905/31/2010

Zac Braff. He's funny and he's cute in that nerdy way, kinda like John Krasinski.

by Anonymousreply 4005/31/2010

I want you, to want me!

by Anonymousreply 4105/31/2010

I disagree that Henry Cavill is a terrible actor. I think he's very good on "The Tudors," and certainly a lot more subtle and less hammy than JRM.

And he has landed a big role, with franchise potential. He's only 27, so he might still blow up.

by Anonymousreply 4205/31/2010

Susan Lynch ("Nora" and assorted other Irish-y things)

by Anonymousreply 4305/31/2010

Andre Braugher. Should've gotten the kind of film career boost from his brilliant turn on "Homicide" that George Clooney got for lesser work on "ER."

by Anonymousreply 4405/31/2010

Josh Lucas

He had a slight moment of momentum a few years back, then nothing. I'm thinking the man has a dart board with Bradley Cooper's face on it somewhere in his home.

by Anonymousreply 4505/31/2010

Speaking of ER R44, I never understood why a few of those people never became more famous:

Anthony Edwards

Alex Kingston

Goran Visnjic

by Anonymousreply 4605/31/2010

Often how certain actors act on set hinders their opportunities. Sam Waterson is supposedly quite the snot on set. Anthony Edwards has had as good a career as he could expect after being in many big movies in the 80s. Cavill has had opportunies to read for films like James Bond. I would not count him out yet.

by Anonymousreply 4705/31/2010

Alison Goldfrapp.

She's sexy, funny, and super talented. Mines the past but always comes up with something fresh. So - why didn't she become the new Madonna before Lady GaGa did?

by Anonymousreply 4805/31/2010

R44 - Another vote for Andre Braugher. He improves anything he's in. Braugher may lack the typical 'handsome-ness' required to lead a network series, but HBO needs to write something for him, ASAP.

Another vote for Jeremy Sisto. He has the Vincent D'Onofrio weirdness that makes him stand out in anything he does. I don't expect him to be some sort of action hero or series lead - but he's another one that makes even poor films watchable.

by Anonymousreply 4905/31/2010

Lisa Lampanelli. She offensive, but unlike say, Sarah Silverman, she is actually funny.

by Anonymousreply 5005/31/2010

Lisa Lampanelli is very famous in the comedy world. She just doesn't get magazine covers and stuff like Silverman because she's not as thin or pretty

by Anonymousreply 5105/31/2010

"I always wondered why Saffron Burrows wasn't bigger."

Because she's in a relationship with a woman and doesn't hide it.

by Anonymousreply 5205/31/2010

Sarah Polley--okay, I know why she is not a star but I wish she was.

I second Sarah Clarke. I saw her on stage in an adaptation of Nightwood. Her final scene was one of the most shocking, wrenching, violent things I have ever seen onstage. And she was alone sitting in a chair.

by Anonymousreply 5305/31/2010

Josh Lucas isn't the only one with a dart board with Bradley Cooper's face on it.

by Anonymousreply 5405/31/2010

Idris Elba

by Anonymousreply 5505/31/2010

John Barrowman (in the US. Yes, I know he's big in the UK)

by Anonymousreply 5605/31/2010

Are you kidding? David Tennant played the eponymous role in Doctor Who for three series . That's one of the most, if not the most, iconic characters on British television.

by Anonymousreply 5705/31/2010

I think OP was being very American-centric when he said David Tennant.

by Anonymousreply 5805/31/2010

Polley does not like to do publicity. She pissed off execs with how she handled publicity when she was in Go.

by Anonymousreply 5905/31/2010

Sorry R51 but Silverman isn't that pretty. And you don't have to be attrative to have your own show (ie Roseanne)

by Anonymousreply 6006/01/2010

Andie MacDowell.

Since I first saw her I thought she'd be a big star and I'm surprised she isn't.

Her IMDB page shows a lot of recent and ongoing work, but not in most anything I've seen or heard of.

by Anonymousreply 6106/01/2010

Saffron Burrows tested so poorly with audiences of that shark movie that they killed her off earlier than planned.

Craig Kelly did the UK version of Dancing With The Stars recently. He also did a TV movie with his brother, Dean Lennox Kelly (of Shameless fame), around the same time. I missed it, though. I was very disappointed by his turn as Lesley Sharp's father (in flashback) in Afterlife.

by Anonymousreply 6206/01/2010


Did you first see her in Greystoke/Tarzan? McDowell's most consistently high-profile work since has been dubbing Glenn Close in all her screen roles.

by Anonymousreply 6306/01/2010

[quote]Saffron Burrows tested so poorly with audiences of that shark movie that they killed her off earlier than planned

What are you talking about, R62? Saffron Burrow's character in the shark movie was killed at the end.

by Anonymousreply 6406/01/2010

"Henry Cavill has absolutely no charisma and is a terribe actor. I doubt he will ever be a huge star, unless he gets lucky like Orlando Bloom and lands a huge movie franchise or something."

He has a great ass though.

by Anonymousreply 6506/01/2010

Keri Russel

by Anonymousreply 6606/01/2010

" Sam Waterson is supposedly quite the snot on set."

Really? I've heard he's a bit 'new-agey', but that he is one of the nicest actors in NYC.

by Anonymousreply 6706/02/2010

Michael Steen

Forget his portrayals of Tony Blair. Watch him is MUSIC WITHIN as a guy struggling with MS and a guy with major OCD in DIRTY FILTHY LOVE. Amazing actor.

by Anonymousreply 6806/12/2010

Sorry, I meant "Sheen"

by Anonymousreply 6906/12/2010

Zach Braff? Who starred in a sitcom for many years?

How much more famous do you people think someone should get? I think he's starting to direct, but I don't know. Maybe he's taking time off. He's got buckets of money by now, I'm sure.

Seems like some people don't understand the thread topic. Sisto and Saffron Burrows are on L&O shows. That's pretty damn big in TV.

Andie McDowell is the stunner. She's old now, and the reason she never got "bigger" (she did star in several movies she shouldn't have gotten) is because she sucked the life out of everything she did. She is the original model-turned-actress who shouldn't have.

by Anonymousreply 7006/12/2010

Andi MacDowell is still doing L'Oreal ads. TV and print. I wouldn't pity her.

by Anonymousreply 7106/12/2010

Rufus Sewell - he is a fantastic actor and gorgeous so why hasn't he gotten any decent roles?

Saffron Burrows, has a beautful face, but she is too tall at six foot and dwarfs most hollywood male stars. Also an out les, as we all know what that does for the career of an actor/actress.

by Anonymousreply 7206/12/2010

Yup Andie is on TV in those L'Oreal ads all the time. In Europe every other commercial break is her or Jane Fonda peddling anti-wrinkle cream.

She wasn't a bigger star because she isn't all that likeable.

by Anonymousreply 7306/12/2010

Maureen McCormick

by Anonymousreply 7406/12/2010

James Purefoy.

Yeah, that NBC show he did bombed and he kinda disappeared, yet I always thought that after 'Rome', he'd be a bigger star.

by Anonymousreply 7506/12/2010

[quote]Also an out les

She's a bi-girl not a lez.

by Anonymousreply 7606/12/2010

Bo Bice. I always thought he was one of the most tallented people to come out of Idol. He had one song they played for a while and then he faded away.

by Anonymousreply 7706/13/2010


Is Bice and Italian name? Bee-chey?

by Anonymousreply 7806/13/2010

R70 Zack Braff is directing. He did a brilliant film a few years back called Garden State.

Yes, he is known, but not WELL known. I thought the idea of this thread was to list people who may be known (to some) but aren't very big stars.

by Anonymousreply 7906/13/2010

[quote][R70] Zack Braff is directing. He did a brilliant film a few years back called Garden State.

It was horrible.

by Anonymousreply 8006/13/2010

Thandie Newton

Art Malik

by Anonymousreply 8106/13/2010

April Winchell. The woman is HILARIOUS!

by Anonymousreply 8206/13/2010

Gliese 623b

by Anonymousreply 8306/13/2010

R80, you hated that movie? I thought it was brilliant.

I second the idea that Zack Braff should be a bigger star, for acting and/or directing.

by Anonymousreply 8406/13/2010

Emile Hirsch - he should have won an Oscar for Into the Wild, he wasn't even nominated.

by Anonymousreply 8506/13/2010

I definitely thought Emile should've scored a supporting Oscar nom for MILK. He was outstanding in that film.

by Anonymousreply 8606/13/2010

Emile Hirsch is a cunt

by Anonymousreply 8706/13/2010

I don't know why I bother sometimes.

by Anonymousreply 8806/13/2010

Rachel True

by Anonymousreply 8906/13/2010

Rachel Sweet

by Anonymousreply 9006/13/2010

Paul Telfer. I hadn't thought about it until seeing that post about him. He really is hot and he was great in Hotel Babylon.

by Anonymousreply 9106/13/2010

Cree Sumner

by Anonymousreply 9206/14/2010

Bryce Johnson from "Popular"

by Anonymousreply 9306/14/2010

Tonya Crowe

by Anonymousreply 9406/14/2010

But if you insist on knowing my bliss

by Anonymousreply 9506/14/2010

Simon Russell-Beale

by Anonymousreply 9606/15/2010

James Purefoy should definitely be a bigger star. He's handsome, sexy, and talented.

by Anonymousreply 9706/15/2010

I also don't know why Ben Browder isn't a bigger star. He's not a great actor, by far, and has been typecast, but he oozes charisma.

by Anonymousreply 9806/15/2010

The immensely talented Kate Nelligan and Blair Brown, both once hot properties, absolutely co-own this thread.

by Anonymousreply 9906/17/2010

Mila Kunis. I know she is known but she's beautiful and tallented enough to be A-list.

by Anonymousreply 10006/20/2010

Chris Carmack

by Anonymousreply 10106/20/2010

Guy Pearce

by Anonymousreply 10206/26/2010

r100 I agree. I don't know what spell Mccauley Culkin has cast over her but she really could have a huge career. But I guess she is content with her Family Guy and 70s Show checks.

by Anonymousreply 10306/26/2010

Lucky Vanous

by Anonymousreply 10407/03/2010

Michael Trucco

by Anonymousreply 10507/03/2010

Jennifer Ehle owns this thread.

One gorgeous woman. One amazing actress. Two tony awards. Hardly ever seen on screen.

by Anonymousreply 10607/03/2010

Jennifer Ehle is fantastic. She should have a career similar to those of Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett

by Anonymousreply 10707/03/2010

Nia Long

by Anonymousreply 10807/03/2010

Akiko Koyama, she was brilliant in Realm Of The Senes, then poof.

by Anonymousreply 10907/03/2010

Most of the losers listed SUCK!

by Anonymousreply 11007/03/2010

I never understood why Angela Bassett and Lynn Whitfield did not become bigger stars. They are fabulous.

Oh and Henry Simmons, I don't care about his acting ability but physically he is my ideal man.

by Anonymousreply 11107/03/2010

R4, Gina Gershon isn't a bigger star because she is batshit crazy, and the list of people who are willing to work with her is getting shorter by the day.

by Anonymousreply 11207/03/2010

Jayma Mays.

I LOVE her. I will see anything she's in . . . including, yes, Paul Blart Mall Cop.

by Anonymousreply 11307/03/2010

I don't find Lisa Lampanelli funny in the least.%0D %0D I don't understand why Laurie Metcalf isn't bigger. She's a great comedic actress. She was great in Desperate Housewives too. She really should be getting more work.

by Anonymousreply 11407/03/2010

"I never understood why Angela Bassett and Lynn Whitfield did not become bigger stars. They are fabulous."%0D %0D %0D %0D This one is easy to explain...there are very few good roles for black women in Hollywood. %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 11507/03/2010

Lynn Whitfield is also 'difficult'.. very borderline. Vanous is not pleasant either. Pearce had an eating disorder of some kind that derailed his career. He was skeletal at one point. He could have had Hugh Jackman's career.

by Anonymousreply 11607/28/2010

Gale Harold

by Anonymousreply 11712/05/2010

Your misogyny is killing queers.

by Anonymousreply 11812/05/2010

James Patrick Stuart

by Anonymousreply 11905/26/2013

Second for Laurie Metcalf and Maria Bamford.

by Anonymousreply 12005/26/2013

Rebel Wilson

by Anonymousreply 12105/26/2013

Michael T. Weiss

by Anonymousreply 12205/26/2013
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