Over at Salon, film critic Stephanie Zacharek has written an essay celebrating the underappreciated acting talents of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. Comparing him to the likable leading men of Hollywood's golden era, she writes:
Plumbing the appeal of Dwayne Johnson the actor requires setting the size of the package aside for a moment, the better to zero in on subtleties: The expressiveness of those unnaturally mobile eyebrows or the way, either in character or during the course of an on-camera interview, he almost seems to blush when he makes a self-deprecating joke, as if he were wary of calling too much attention to himself. Johnson is so good-natured that even when he's not wearing a smile, his facial muscles carry the ghost of one.
Zacharek's piece got us thinking: Who else is going unrecognized in Hollywood? So we're posing the question to Open bloggers: Who's your most underrated actor, and why?
Tag your posts underrated actor.