So this morning I woke up and realized I have this affinity for the celebrity “underdog”. I use quotations because the fact that they are celebrities means they are in no way an underdog. But for various reasons I feel these people are not always fully appreciated/struggling to succeed, mostly due to the roles they play. Here are some of my favorites:
Giovanni Ribisi (My favorite underdog)
He always plays the underdog, and he's subtle. I like that. Plus you don't see his face all over the place, which I appreciate.
Shia LaBeouf (Strikingly similar to Mr. Ribisi, I think)
He's admitted being a bit starved for fame; his character is always the funny underdog.
Johnny Depp: Real-Life underdog
Self-inflicted underdog in real-life. And only before Pirates. After that he really can't claim UD status.
He's always sort of desperate in every role. Even the happy ones. But it's not super obvious, which is awesome.
Speaking of always having desperate characters, here's the king. He perfected the role of a broken man. I don't even know which one I'm talking about, because every great role he had was suffering. Stunning.
All of his characters (that I've seen) are funny, but it's just covering up sadness. And that just makes me like him more.
10 Things I Hate About You, 500 Days of Summer... he's an underdog.
I haven’t gotten to the girls yet, but what are your suggestions?