Actors worth following, part 6

This list continues from part 5.

Drew Barrymore

Barrymore first wowed audiences as a kid in E.T. but has done much more interesting work as an adult. She also directed Whip It.

  • Masterpiece
    • 50 First Dates
  • Great movies
    • Charlie’s Angels
    • Confessions of a Dangerous Mind
    • Ever After
    • Everybody’s Fine
    • The Wedding Singer
    • Whip It
  • Good movies
    • Batman Forever
    • Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle
  • Mediocre movie, used to be better
    • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Ethan Hawke

Hawke burst on the scene as a student of Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society — since then he’s starred in a variety of movies including 2 brilliant science fiction movies. He’s directed a couple of movies and a documentary.

  • Masterpieces
    • Dead Poets Society
    • Gattaca
    • Predestination
  • Great movies
    • Lord of War
    • Reality Bites
  • Good movie
    • Before Sunrise

Nicholas Hoult

Hoult dove right into unusual roles as a berserker in Mad Max: Fury Road and a zombie in Warm Bodies.

  • Masterpieces
    • About a Boy
    • Mad Max: Fury Road
    • Warm Bodies
    • X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Great movies
    • Dark Places
    • X-Men: Apocalypse
    • X-Men: First Class

Anna Kendrick

Kendrick bust on the scene in Up in the Air with George Clooney, and she’s used her singing talents in at least 3 of her movies.

  • Great movies
    • Mr. Right
    • Pitch Perfect
    • Pitch Perfect 2
    • Rocket Science
    • Up in the Air
  • Good movie
    • Into the Woods

Michelle Pfeiffer

Pfeiffer will convince you she’s Catwoman, a woman who turns into a hawk during the day, or a witch who’s hundreds of years old.

  • Masterpiece
    • Stardust
  • Great movies
    • Ladyhawke
    • People Like Us
  • Good movies
    • What Lies Beneath
    • The Witches of Eastwick
    • Wolf
  • Mediocre movies
    • Batman Returns
    • Dark Shadows

Sarah Polley

Polley starred in the first few seasons of the TV show Road to Avonlea. She’s also a director, and directed Take This Waltz.

  • Masterpieces
    • Last Night (1998)
    • My Life Without Me
    • The Secret Life of Words
    • The Sweet Hereafter
  • Great movie
    • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  • Good movies
    • Guinevere
    • Mr. Nobody
    • No Such Thing
    • Splice

Alan Rickman

Whether he’s playing a good guy or a bad guy, or a good guy who pretends to be a bad guy for years, Rickman is always mesmerizing. He also directed 2 movies.

  • Masterpiece
    • Galaxy Quest
  • Great movies
    • Love Actually
    • Quigley Down Under
    • Snow Cake
  • Good movie
    • Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
  • Great but violent
    • Die Hard
  • Worth watching once
    • Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (+7 more in the series)

Will Smith

Smith starred in the TV show The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and then leapt onto the big screen.

  • Masterpiece
    • Six Degrees of Separation
  • Great movies
    • Hancock
    • Hitch
    • I Am Legend
    • Men in Black
    • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Good movies
    • I, Robot
    • Men in Black 3
  • Mediocre movie
    • Men in Black II
  • Bad movie
    • Independence Day

Ben Stiller

Stiller has directed several movies, including Tropic Thunder and Zoolander. Not all of his movies are winners, but he’s still worth paying attention to.

  • Masterpieces
    • The Royal Tenenbaums
    • Tropic Thunder
  • Great movies
    • Reality Bites
    • Zoolander
  • Good movies
    • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    • Starsky & Hutch
  • Mediocre movies
    • Mystery Men
    • Night at the Museum
    • Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
    • The Zero Effect

Renée Zellweger

Zellwegger’s most famous role is likely Bridget Jones, whom she’s going to play for the third time. She co-created the TV show Cinnamon Girl but only the pilot was made.

  • Masterpiece
    • Jerry Maguire
  • Great movies
    • Appaloosa
    • Bridget Jones’s Diary
    • Down with Love
    • Nurse Betty
  • Good movies
    • Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
    • Chicago

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