Top 10 Actors I like but Everyone Hates

This is my list of actors I like despite often hearing people say “Eww I’m not watching that it has so and so in it”

And I’ll include a list of movies they’re in that are sooo good. And I’m only going to include movies I’ve seen, so feel free to add any films that any of the 10 are in that kick arse


10. Keeanu Reeves – He had an excellent adventure. This is one I see a lot. People love complaining about how wooden he is. He isn’t the most expressive actor, but I enjoy watching him.

Recommended Movies: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed, The Matrix

9. Michael Cera/ Jesse Eisenberg – I’ve put these two together, because there has been times when I’ve seen people complain about seeing too much Michael Cera when in fact they just watched a trailer for a Jesse Eisenberg movie. Also people who do know they’re different people, complain that Jesse’s just a rip off of Michael Cera. I don’t buy that. I think they both have a subtle difference in acting. Micheal Cera would not have been good in Social Network and I don’t see Jesse being Scott Pilgrim. Cera does comedy much better, while Jesse does drama better.

Recommendations: Cera: Arrested Development, Superbad, Juno, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Youth in Revolt, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Eisenberg: Adventureland, The Squid and the Whale, The Social Network

8. John Cusack- Awhile ago the movie 2012 came out. I thought it looked like shite. I watched it. It was shite. But before it came out people complained eww John Cusack’s going to ruin this movie. And I thought, “really your mindless disasters are going to be ruined because they’re happening to a good actor.” I like John a lot because he reminds me a bit of Bill Murray in his dramatic roles. He’s perfect with deadpan.

Recommendations: High Fidelity, Being John Malkovich, 1408, Hot Tub Time Machine

7. Tobey Maguire- He’s Spider-Man! Apart from my love of the first two outings of Spider-Man, Tobey is a charming actor. People have called him stiff and awkward. Well, yeah; he usually plays nerds. That’s how we are. I think I can relate to his characters from Spider-Man and Wonderboys probably more so than most movie characters.

Recommendations: Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2, Wonderboys, Pleasantville, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

6. Paul Giamatti- The amazing screw on head!! I think most people don’t like Paul because they think he’s a Big Fat Liar.

Recommendations: The Truman Show, Man on the Moon, Sideways, Saving Private Ryan, Sideways, The Amazing Screw on Head, Cold Souls

5. Tom Cruise – That’s right. I went there. Tom Cruise. He’s short! He’s a diva! He thinks his shit smells nicer than yours! Both of his wives have made out with Batman! He married a girl who had a crush on him when she was growing up! He desperately wants to be Batman!  He worships Hydrogen bomb dropping aliens! How can anyone not love his batshit craziness? And you have to admit, over the years he has landed some good roles.

Recommendations: Rain Man, The Last Samurai, Interview with a Vampire, Tropic Thunder

4. George Clooney – Everyone in my family hates George Clooney. I don’t get it. Yeah he wore Bat nipples. He does also seem like he plays the same character in every movie. But he plays that character so damn well. He’s probably the most charming man in Hollywood. He’s also not a bad director.

Recommendations: O Brother Where Art Thou?, Ocean’s Eleven, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Burn After Reading, Up in the Air, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Fantastic Mr. Fox

3. Brad Pitt – First Rule of Why I like Brad Pitt: I’m not supposed to talk about it. Second Rule: I’m not supposed to..shit

Recommendations: Fight Club, Inglorious Basterds, Interview with a Vampire, Se7en, Twelve Monkeys, Ocean’s Eleven, Burn After Reading, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2. Ben Affleck – Guess what. I like Ben Affleck better than Matt Damon. I don’t know why Ben gets such a bad rap. He’s funny and he’s willing to take the piss. His work with Kevin Smith is better than just about anything Mr. Damon has done.

Recommendations: Dazed and Confused, Good Will Hunting, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Jersey Girl, Shakespeare in Love, The Town

1.  Nicholas Cage – That’s right, drop your jaw! The man does have an Oscar, y’know. Also I think he’s up there with Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe who just do whatever they want and don’t care if they’re over the top. He’s worked with directors such as Martin Scorsese, Francis Ford Coppola, Oliver Stone, Spike Jonze, Ridley Scott, Gore Verbinski, David Lynch, and even the Coen Brothers. Yes, for every good movie he has, he has a shite one. But damn is he fun to watch.

Recommendations: Adaptation, Raising Arizona, Wild at Heart, Leaving Las Vegas, Matchstick Men, Lord of War, Kick Ass, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Red Rock West, Con Air, Bad Lietenant: Port of Call- New Orleans

That about sums all that up

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  1. I like this list…although you forgot Cruise in “Magnolia” – I thought that was a fantastic performance, and for Clooney, one of my favorites is “Out of Sight.”

  2. Have not seen either of those too, but I intend to. I have liked the other Paul Thomas Anderson movies I’ve seen.

  3. Magnolia is phenomenal, but the best Cruise performance was, is, and shall forever be Vanilla Sky, one of the most overlooked movies ever.

  4. Oh, and Clooney’s best performance was without a doubt Solaris, with a close second in Michael Clayton.

  5. I’ll be sure to check those three out as well, thanks.

  6. Kayla Miranda says:

    For Tom Cruise you have to add in Top Gun, A Few Good Men, Far and Away, Risky Business. For Keanu Reeves, The Devil’s Advocate, Break Point, The Replacements. If you haven’t seen these, they are definitely worth watching.

  7. I’ll check them out

  8. Tom Cruise is indeed a very good actor but if you want to see just how strong his acting can be, look no further than Oliver Stone’s brilliant war drama ‘Born On The Fourth Of July’.

  9. Redtulip84 says:

    Brothers with Tobey Maguire was well done. I’m not a big fan of the guy but he really showed his acting skills in this movie.

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