Actors 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early  

Joe Morris
104.9k views 10 items

The majority of actors we see on film/tv are just characters. We connect with them on screen, but nothing more. However, there are some actors that have a profound effect on individuals. The audience connects on a more personal basis through these talented actors. The following list is a compilation of talented actors that were more than a character. They were talent and their live's were taken too early. We were not able to see their career amount to what it could have been, but we will never forget these actors.

Read the original list and reviews of these characters at http://unrealitymag.com/index.php/2010/10/26/great-actors-who-died-way-too-early/
Heath Ledger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
Photo: via Wikimedia

"We know this one is pretty obvious but it still must be mentioned. I think of all the people on this list Ledger had the most promise in terms of having the potential to be known as one of the greatest actors of his generation. The guy just kept getting better in every film he was in and it’s a shame he went when he did."

Click here for full story

Also Ranked

#81 on The Coolest Actors Ever

#39 on The Best Actors in Film History

#49 on The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

#18 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

see more on Heath Ledger
River Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
Photo: via Pinterest

"I almost feel like Phoenix was a Heath Ledger before there was a Heath Ledger. River started his career earlier and was a successful child actor. As he got older his roles weren’t so great and I’m not sure how good an actor he became. However there was no doubting his talent. Clearly the drug and alcohol abuse got in the way."

Click here for full story

Also Ranked

#9 on The Greatest '80s Teen Stars

#44 on Which Actor Would You Bring Back for One Final Movie?

see more on River Phoenix
Raúl Juliá is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
Photo: via Reddit

"Julia was the oldest of this bunch but that doesn’t mean he didn’t die late. The man was young for today’s day and age and he still had plenty of good movies left in him. He had an incredible singing voice and such presence on screen. I wish I could have seen him more."

Click here for full story see more on Raúl Juliá
John Belushi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 10 Actors Who Died Way Too Early
Photo: via Imgur

"Belushi was a Chris Farley before there was a Chris Farley. Belushi was one of those guys who was just funny for doing nothing. You could watch the guy for 5 minutes and laugh. Was he a great actor? Yes, in the comedic sense. I feel like he’d have had a very Adam Sandler like career had he not been such a party animal. I could see Belushi in serious roles."

Click here for full story

Also Ranked

#13 on The Funniest People of All Time

#4 on The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time

#57 on People We Wish Were Still Alive

#83 on The Funniest Stand Up Comedians of All Time

see more on John Belushi