There is Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Denzel Washington and lots of others. These are, you know the, classic true blue Hollywood creme de la creme actors. Big movies, awards and even more headlines. Talented as well but for some reason, very rarely I can relate with their characters and movies they do. So whose work I truly enjoy?
  1. Ethan Hawke
    So criminally underrated, it's not funny. The way he speaks his dialogues, displays ethos, hits you right in the feels. His work with Richard Linklater is gold.
  2. Bill Murray
    He's the kind of actor whose movies you can (or, should) see when it's quiet, kids are down, and you just feel like dimming the lights down and sit there with a bowl of ice cream. In other words, you feel right at home.
  3. Mark Ruffalo
    Similar to Murray, very down to earth portrayals. Even in those Marvel movies he sticks out like a sore thumb as the most human.
  4. Steve Carrell
    I will admit that before The Office and 40YOV I had not seen much of Steve Carrell. As Michael Scott he was despicable, rude, flawed, awkward, and even a D-bag at times, but there was so many layers to his portrayal of a narcissistic boss. He'd remind you of your worst and best boss, of a weird uncle you'd hate to be in the room with, and of a lonely 4th grader who didn't have any friends so he'd just cause trouble to get attention.
  5. Joseph Gordon Hewitt
    500 Days of Summer was a sweet film and just punches you in the nose at the same time. Summer was a bitch, and you just wanted to shake Jack and tell him to snap out of it and move on because he deserved better. Also I really enjoyed Don Jon, and made me look at pornography in a whole new way.
  6. John Krasinski
    I love John Krasinski and his work. Again before The Office I was oblivious to who he was (weren't we all?). John has a humorous way about him which, at times, seems like he's not taking it seriously. He reminds me of those guys who are just effortlessly cool and you wish you were as laid back and charming like them.