The 10 Most Underrated Actors from the 80s

There are so many great actors from the 80s that it’s hard to narrow down the list to just 10. The 80s were a time of great movies, and the actors that made them were some of the most well-known names in Hollywood. However, there are some lesser-known actors who are still worth seeing, and their work is just as entertaining as their more famous counterparts.

The Top 10 Most Underrated Actors from the 80s

In the 80s, there were a lot of actors who need more recognition. But today we know them as some of the best actors in Hollywood. Here are 10 of them.

1. Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks is one of the most well-known celebrities in Hollywood. He has appeared in many iconic movies such as Castaway, Forrest Gump, and Toy Story.

2. Desi Arnaz Jr

Desi Arnaz Jr. is a singer and songwriter who was born in Cuba on December 2, 1992. His father is famous singer Desi Arnaz, who was famous as the “King of Latin Music.” In fact, Desi Jr. has a total of five albums, four of which are solo albums and one with his father. He also used to work closely with his wife, Amy Arnaz (now deceased). 

3. Michael Caine

Michael Caine is an English actor and film director who won his first Academy Award for his performance in Benjamin Button in 2009.

4. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is an American actor who made his debut in the role of Han Solo in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy. He is famous for playing Rick Deckard in Blade Runner and Indiana Jones.

5. Robert De Niro

Harrison Ford is an American actor who made his debut in the role of Han Solo in George Lucas’s original Star Wars trilogy. He is famous for playing Rick Deckard in Blade Runner.

6. Al Pacino

Al Pacino is an American film and stage actor. He is an Academy Award winner who has been nominated for three Tony Awards and two Emmy Awards. He was born in April 1934 in New York City to Italian parents from Salerno. In the late 70s, he co-founded a theater company on Broadway.

7. Sean Connery

Sean Connery was brought into the world on August 25, 1930, in Fountainbridge, Scotland. As the actor James Bond, he became the most popular movie star of his era. He is without a doubt one of the best actors ever to grace Hollywood’s silver screen. Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 as part of her Golden Jubilee celebrations.

8. John Travolta

John Travolta is an actor and dancer who was born in 1952. He first appeared in the film “Saturday Night Fever” in 1977 and has since starred in a number of Hollywood blockbusters such as Grease, Pulp Fiction, and Battlefield Earth.

9. Dustin Hoffman

Dustin Hoffman is an American entertainer, chief, and maker. He is really perhaps of the most achieved entertainer in Hollywood history, and has won two Academy Awards for Best Actor: one for his presentation in Kramer v. Kramer (1979) and the other for Rain Man (1988).

10. Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer was born in London on April 5, 1929. He began his career as an actor in Britain and made his film debut in the 1957 drama The Sound Barrier.

Some of the Best Movies to Watch with These Unpopular Actors

This list of the ten best movies to watch with these unpopular actors is a short list of must-see films for those who love the art of cinema. The following are 10 of the best movies to watch with these unpopular actors.

1) The Shape of Water: This movie is about a woman, Elisa, who works at a laboratory where they have been developing an amphibian creature that they want to use as an alternative energy source. She falls in love with one such creature and her life changes forever. The Shape of Water received 13 Academy Awards nominations and won four, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

2) La La Land: This movie is about Mia, an aspiring actress living in Los Angeles who gets her big break when she’s cast in a play. The play that ultimately leads her to meet and fall in love with Sebastian, an aspiring jazz musician. Mia and Sebastian’s love story is told through the songs they perform together, including “Mia and Sebastian’s Theme.” This movie has been criticized for being overly sentimental. La La Land won six Academy Awards and tied with Titanic for most of them.

3) Moonlight: This movie is about a young African-American man who is struggling with his sexuality and his place in the world. He comes from a home where he was raised by a single mother and is shunned by most of his community. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, four of which it won, including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted


This list is a compilation of the top 10 most underrated actors from the 80s. They have all acted in some of the best movies, TV shows, and plays that have been released during this decade.