Has an actor's performance ever caught you by surprise? Film fans in a popular online forum discussed the actors they feel are underrated in their talents and abilities. These 14 talented performers have definitely proven they can deliver a scene and nail a role in a way you wouldn't expect.
1. Colin Farrell
Colin Farrell is known for his skills in portraying diverse characters from a range of genres, though some movie lovers weren't sure about his acting talents at first. Farrell has been in movies like Saving Mr. Banks, Horrible Bosses, and The Lobster.
2. Robert Pattinson
This talented actor's first claim to fame was his role as Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga, instantly making him a teen heartthrob with a pretty face and hardly any acting talent. But that couldn't be farther from the truth. He's established himself as more than just that guy from the vampire movies.
3. Ray Romano
Most famous for his role as Ray Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond, Ray Romano's acting skills aren't limited to cheese-y sitcoms. Some movie fans were surprised that Romano had range beyond his small screen role.
4. Bill Burr
Bill Burr is famous for his hilarious stand-up but less so for dramatic performances. However, he still rocks it in those roles.
5. Dolly Parton
Did you know that Dolly Parton started her career as both an actor and a singer? Fans reminisced about her incredible performances from back in the day, most notably Steel Magnolias.
6. Matthew McConaughey
Many actors who start their careers making romantic comedies don't get the credit they deserve, just like Matthew McConaughey. Some of his most famous rom-coms include How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, and The Wedding Planner.
7. Dave Bautista
After rising to stardom as a WWE Superstar, Dave Bautista was cast as Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has since taken his chance in Hollywood and successfully ran with it.
8. John Cena
Speaking of WWE Superstars, John Cena is quickly becoming the newest sensation in movies and television. While he originally tried his luck at some action-oriented films, he came into his own with comedic chops, particularly in The Suicide Squad and Peacemaker.
9. Brad Pitt
It seems silly today, but there was once a time when people were unsure if Brad Pitt would amount to anything. Many movie fans said Pitt delivered some exceptional performances that won them over, however.
While Awkwafina has enjoyed comedic success, including a role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Shang-Chi, many movie fans were blown away by her performance in A24's The Farewell.
11. Chris Pine
Chris Pine's big break was landing the role of James T. Kirk in 2009's Star Trek reboot. Before then, he was best known for the occasional television appearance and roles in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Since becoming Captain Kirk, Pine has become a superstar.
12. Austin Butler
Before becoming Elvis, Butler had a small but steady career in several Nickelodeon and Disney Channel original sitcoms. After Elvis, however, the sky's the limit.
13. Channing Tatum
There's a famous saying: never judge a book by its cover. The same can be said for actor Channing Tatum. He's proven he has the chops to take on any role given to him, whether it's comedic or serious.
14. Zac Efron
Most people know him from the High School Musical trilogy, where he played Troy Bolton. However, Zac Efron has moved on from made-for-TV movies and has done incredible work in The Greatest Showman, Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, and Gold.