Let me clarify the title, by “normal looking” I mean the type of actors that clearly aren’t in Hollywood for their looks but for their talent as an actor or their humor.
Now more than ever it seems like there are a myriad of forgettable actors that are chosen only to show off their bodies and couldn’t act their way out of a paper bag. That’s not to say there aren’t incredibly beautiful people that are also incredible actors, but it’s a rare treat.
Who are your favorite “normal looking” actors?
When I was thinking up this question I had one person in mind – John Goodman. I can think of only a small handful of other actors that I have loved since I was a kid and have always been impressed by. John Goodman has played so many roles and Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski ranks among my favorites. I would love to see Goodman walking down the street so I could shake his hand.
With 129 acting credits under his belt at the time of this writing, Goodman is not only one of my unsung favorite actors, but he really just seems like a normal guy that made it to Hollywood based on talent.
It’s also worth mentioning that I chose the picture on the right because Steve Buscemi happens to my be second runner-up for the title of Favorite “Normal Looking” Actor. Number three, not pictured, would be Bill Murray.
What about you? Who are some of your favorite “normal looking” actors?