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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2009, 01:53:45 AM »

Madeleine Stowe.

Seems like she (and Julianne Moore) was in every movie I rented throughout the 90s. Haven't seen Madeleine Stowe in anything since The General's Daughter back in 1999.
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2009, 12:43:13 PM »

I'm gonna say it... Bruce Campbell!!! I know he is the B-movie king and all but he should have made it bigger. I guess that is his charm but still...
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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2009, 01:54:01 AM »

I'm going to throw Darwin Joston into the mix a.k.a. Napoleon Wilson from Assault On Precinct 13. He had great potential as a star but somehow never quite made it.
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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2009, 11:06:10 PM »

Nathan Phillips- Maybe it's just not his time, but I remember hearing a few people speculate that he was likely to go somewhere.  After he did Snakes on a Plane and Redline, I haven't seen him.  It seems he's become more B-level, especially with one of his movies being released on Horrorfest 3.

Steve Guttenberg- He still acts, but when's the last time we've actually seen him in a theatrical film?  It Takes Two?  Even though he did a good number of 80's comedies outside Police Academy, he'll forever be known as Mahoney. 


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« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2009, 08:31:51 AM »

Nathan Phillips- Maybe it's just not his time, but I remember hearing a few people speculate that he was likely to go somewhere.  After he did Snakes on a Plane and Redline, I haven't seen him.  It seems he's become more B-level, especially with one of his movies being released on Horrorfest 3.

Steve Guttenberg- He still acts, but when's the last time we've actually seen him in a theatrical film?  It Takes Two?  Even though he did a good number of 80's comedies outside Police Academy, he'll forever be known as Mahoney. 



Sadly, I think Guttenberg wishes that It Takes Two was his last theatrical film.  I believe he had one more out in theaters, called Zeus and Roxanne.  It was about him, his son, a woman, her daughter, and they ended up dating because Guttenberg's dog, Zeus, became friends with the woman's dolphin, Roxanne.
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« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2009, 10:02:13 AM »

 . .  they ended up dating because Guttenberg's dog, Zeus, became friends with the woman's dolphin, Roxanne.

There's no way that doesn't turn out to be a crapfest. Well, at least Hollywood was trying to be original, , I'm sure nobody came up with THAT idea before. . .
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« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2009, 08:19:54 PM »

 . .  they ended up dating because Guttenberg's dog, Zeus, became friends with the woman's dolphin, Roxanne.

There's no way that doesn't turn out to be a crapfest. Well, at least Hollywood was trying to be original, , I'm sure nobody came up with THAT idea before. . .
It was pretty bad.  I have the VHS laying around my apartment somewhere. TeddyR
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« Reply #37 on: May 17, 2009, 02:04:02 AM »

I'm gonna say it... Bruce Campbell!!! I know he is the B-movie king and all but he should have made it bigger. I guess that is his charm but still...

Why wasnt he more famous outside the B/cult movie genre? He's so talented it just shames me that he's not better well known.

One more name comes to mind:Warren Oates. Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia is the only movie where he had a real chance to shine, but he never got all the credit he really deserved.
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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2009, 12:06:37 PM »

Jeffrey Combs is another actor like Bruce Campbell famous for his B-movie cult status, that aside from them, and a number of guest appearances on the various Star Trek shows, hasn't become a familar name in many homes.

Seriously, the guy is an awesome actor. I first was introduced to him in The Re-Animator and seen him in a number of other 80s/90s horror films. Glad he's still willing to go back to stuff like he did with that Re-Animator sequel a few years back.

Another actor I feel should have become more famous, also was in the first two Re-Animator movies alongside Jeffrey Combs. The actor is Bruce Abbott. Seriously, the scene he did in the movie Bad Dreams where he imagines killing his jerk of a boss with his car has to be seen by all.
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« Reply #39 on: May 21, 2009, 10:52:45 AM »

Markie Post: She got famous on TV, but went into movies (kinda), and never made it near the top. bummer though, she was a bit of a hottie.
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« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2009, 03:13:04 PM »

Markie Post: She got famous on TV, but went into movies (kinda), and never made it near the top. bummer though, she was a bit of a hottie.




hmm, noice...

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« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2009, 08:13:00 AM »

Well this is probally an odd addition to the list but I would have to say Ryan Bollman. He was a very talented kid in the Children of the Corn sequel. His other films were lesser known but still interesting. He deserves a chance at better fame. Also, hes not too bad looking nowadays... TongueOut
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« Reply #42 on: May 29, 2009, 09:21:55 PM »

I watched Dead Heat the other day and I realized that Treat Williams has never really "made it".  He's had a good career as a character actor and b-movie staple, but he deserved much more.  He had the big star looks, real acting talent, and charisma to spare.
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« Reply #43 on: May 30, 2009, 01:08:19 PM »

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He was a huge part of what made NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD so memorable.  But he couldn't parlay it into major roles, even after NIGHT became a cult hit. 
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« Reply #44 on: May 30, 2009, 01:12:44 PM »

I watched Dead Heat the other day and I realized that Treat Williams has never really "made it".  He's had a good career as a character actor and b-movie staple, but he deserved much more.  He had the big star looks, real acting talent, and charisma to spare.

Yeah, an I thought he was brilliant in Prince Of The City. You don't really hear of him these days.  Question
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