So you go to the movies and what do want to see? Or… is it who do you want to watch? Is it always the box office mega-stars, is it the cool good looking folk in your trendy magazine websites… or is it the actual talented acting you should be craving for in our films. The same people seem to be getting the great roles and it seems to be all about the cash for the box office. There’s nothing wrong with that from the studio’s point of view but it shouldn’t be from yours. There are so many talented actors these days, some of the best and brightest aren’t getting their fair shake even after a great performance or two… or five. Are the reasons chance or choices? George Clooney has gotten his great roles and has somewhat proven he has talent but let’s see what else we got.
8. Steve Zahn
Steve Zahn is what you call a working actor, that is, when he gets the parts he should. He just works and works and works but hasn’t gotten the opportunity to lead. He can make any part memorable. He was the best thing (except the theme song) in That Thing You Do, he played unique ex-boyfriend and current married lover in Sunshine Cleaning and almost made Daddy Day Care watchable. In other, less pretty people, times he would have already been offered leading roles. We should wish for those times again.