Among movie and TV fans, everyone has their favorite unsung stars, the actors who should be more famous in their opinion. Anyone who gets a job in a major movie or TV show already beat the odds by getting their foot in the door of a nearly impossible industry. However, somehow, someway, for whatever reason, they never crossed over the threshold into major Hollywood breakout stardom.
Some of these underrated celebrities simply had a string of box office bombs following a promising early role. Most of the time, it’s not even their fault. They didn’t write every script or direct their movies. On a few occasions, a rising star made unsavory comments in the media, and it subsequently hurt their career (comparing a blockbuster director/producer to Hitler is never a good idea). Ultimately, as long as they're still getting attention, there's always a chance for a second wind or a late resurgence to recapture their peak potential.