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.
Why isn''t ____________ a bigger star?
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|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/14/2010|
David Tennant is a hammy, bug-eyed hack. The U.K. can keep him.
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Yes, I'll go there:
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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.
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Maria Bamford. Yes, a funny female comedian actually exists.
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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 Anonymous||reply 6||05/14/2010|
Tennant has to do some American stuff if he wants to be known.
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|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/15/2010|
Isn't Tennant a huge star in the UK, because of "Dr. Who"?
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|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/15/2010|
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That lady who said, "He has a tiny, tiny penis, but he knows exactly how to use it!"
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Chely Wright. (oh wait, she wants to be, that why she used coming out a self-serving publicity stunt)
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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!
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"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.
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I still want to know about Craig Kelly
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/16/2010|
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)
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Jennifer Grey. I like here and she's really pretty with her new nose.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/17/2010|
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.
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I found his Hamlet bland and unengaging.
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R23, Blasphemy! He was amazing.
Anyway R15, I second Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Good looking and a great actor.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/18/2010|
Rebecca Mader (Charlotte on Lost) - she is beautiful and a great actress. She's like Amy Adams only prettier with a hot accent.
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|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/27/2010|
Anyone who saw Gina Gershon in Bye Bye Birdie should know why she's not a big star.
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|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/27/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 29||05/29/2010|
R29, I think you mean why IS she a star?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/29/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||05/29/2010|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/30/2010|
Sean Patrick Flannery
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/30/2010|
Yeah, Henry Cavill owns this whole thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/30/2010|
I always wondered why Saffron Burrows wasn't bigger.
and I agree about Sisto but he could still get bigger.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/31/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||05/31/2010|
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.
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Zac Braff. He's funny and he's cute in that nerdy way, kinda like John Krasinski.
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I want you, to want me!
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/31/2010|
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.
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Susan Lynch ("Nora" and assorted other Irish-y things)
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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 Anonymous||reply 44||05/31/2010|
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.
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Speaking of ER R44, I never understood why a few of those people never became more famous:
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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.
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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 Anonymous||reply 48||05/31/2010|
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.
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Lisa Lampanelli. She offensive, but unlike say, Sarah Silverman, she is actually funny.
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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 Anonymous||reply 51||05/31/2010|
"I always wondered why Saffron Burrows wasn't bigger."
Because she's in a relationship with a woman and doesn't hide it.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/31/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||05/31/2010|
Josh Lucas isn't the only one with a dart board with Bradley Cooper's face on it.
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|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/31/2010|
John Barrowman (in the US. Yes, I know he's big in the UK)
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/31/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||05/31/2010|
I think OP was being very American-centric when he said David Tennant.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/31/2010|
Polley does not like to do publicity. She pissed off execs with how she handled publicity when she was in Go.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/31/2010|
Sorry R51 but Silverman isn't that pretty. And you don't have to be attrative to have your own show (ie Roseanne)
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/01/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 61||06/01/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 62||06/01/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 63||06/01/2010|
[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 Anonymous||reply 64||06/01/2010|
"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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 66||06/01/2010|
" 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 Anonymous||reply 67||06/02/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||06/12/2010|
Sorry, I meant "Sheen"
|by Anonymous||reply 69||06/12/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 70||06/12/2010|
Andi MacDowell is still doing L'Oreal ads. TV and print. I wouldn't pity her.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||06/12/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 72||06/12/2010|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 74||06/12/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||06/12/2010|
[quote]Also an out les
She's a bi-girl not a lez.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||06/12/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 77||06/13/2010|
Is Bice and Italian name? Bee-chey?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||06/13/2010|
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.
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[quote][R70] Zack Braff is directing. He did a brilliant film a few years back called Garden State.
It was horrible.
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|by Anonymous||reply 81||06/13/2010|
April Winchell. The woman is HILARIOUS!
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|by Anonymous||reply 83||06/13/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 84||06/13/2010|
Emile Hirsch - he should have won an Oscar for Into the Wild, he wasn't even nominated.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||06/13/2010|
I definitely thought Emile should've scored a supporting Oscar nom for MILK. He was outstanding in that film.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||06/13/2010|
Emile Hirsch is a cunt
|by Anonymous||reply 87||06/13/2010|
I don't know why I bother sometimes.
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|by Anonymous||reply 90||06/13/2010|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 92||06/14/2010|
Bryce Johnson from "Popular"
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|by Anonymous||reply 94||06/14/2010|
But if you insist on knowing my bliss
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|by Anonymous||reply 96||06/14/2010|
James Purefoy should definitely be a bigger star. He's handsome, sexy, and talented.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||06/14/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 98||06/15/2010|
The immensely talented Kate Nelligan and Blair Brown, both once hot properties, absolutely co-own this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||06/17/2010|
Mila Kunis. I know she is known but she's beautiful and tallented enough to be A-list.
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|by Anonymous||reply 102||06/26/2010|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 105||07/03/2010|
Jennifer Ehle owns this thread.
One gorgeous woman. One amazing actress. Two tony awards. Hardly ever seen on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||07/03/2010|
Jennifer Ehle is fantastic. She should have a career similar to those of Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett
|by Anonymous||reply 107||07/03/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 108||07/03/2010|
Akiko Koyama, she was brilliant in Realm Of The Senes, then poof.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||07/03/2010|
Most of the losers listed SUCK!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||07/03/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 111||07/03/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 112||07/03/2010|
I LOVE her. I will see anything she's in . . . including, yes, Paul Blart Mall Cop.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||07/03/2010|
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 Anonymous||reply 114||07/03/2010|
"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 Anonymous||reply 115||07/03/2010|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 117||12/05/2010|
Your misogyny is killing queers.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||12/05/2010|
James Patrick Stuart
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/26/2013|
Second for Laurie Metcalf and Maria Bamford.
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|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/26/2013|
Michael T. Weiss
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