10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called

Appearing in movies does not always give fame. But they tell all the actors that instead of having a protagonist role they conform to be "that uncle" or "the friend" to shun fame. On many occasions these actors have not been recognized by the public but by critics, winning numerous awards thanks to their unnoticed roles.

As a tribute, today we do a review to all those actors that you have seen in many movies but you do not know what they are called.

Gary Sinise
Surely everyone remembers the legendary Lieutenant Dan Taylor of 'Forrest Gump' but, how many remember the name of the actor who played it? This role earned Gary Sinise an Oscar nomination and gave him the push he needed to, in the years to follow, perform in such films as 'Apollo 13' or 'The Green Mile'.

Michael Clarke Duncan
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

His endearing role in 'The Green Mile' garnered him an Oscar nomination and recognition of the era, but it did little to get the public to learn his name. In addition to appearing in 'Armaggedon', in recent years Michael Clarke Duncan had roles in 'The Planet of the Apes', 'The Scorpion King', 'Sin City' or the original version of 'Kung Fu Panda'. The actor, a firm animal rights activist, died in 2012 of a heart attack.

Judy Greer
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

The eternal "best friend" of romantic comedies like '27 dresses' or 'The dream of my life' is much more than that. Although Judy Greer has been a faithful counselor and friend to the character in more than 40 films, she has also tried her luck in the world of performing and has performed in series such as 'The Big Bang Theory', 'How I Met Your Mother' or 'Two and a half Men'

Giovanni Ribisi
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

Surely you've seen him in an endless number of movies but you would not be able to tell him his name. Giovanni Ribisi usually interprets cynical or intelligent personages, sometimes even villains. Among his best-known films are 'Save Private Ryan', '60 seconds', 'Lost in translation', 'Ted' or 'Avatar'. Ribisi also appeared in several episodes of 'Friends' playing Phoebe's brother.

Jennifer Coolidge
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

The comedy queen rose to fame with her role as Stifler's sexy and voluptuous mother in the American Pie movies. Since then, Jennifer Coolidge has made comedy her art and has appeared in films like 'A Very Legal Blonde' or 'A Modern Cinderella' and in television series as 'Joey' or 'Two Girls Without a White'.

Alan Tudyk
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

This American actor is known among fans of science fiction. Alan Tudyk was one of the protagonists of the series' Firefly 'with his role of Wash, who also played in' Serenity ', the adaptation of fiction to the big screen, and played a role in the recent' Rogue One: Una Star Wars' series. Far from that world, Tudyk's face is also known for appearing in 'A Death Funeral', 'Fate of a Knight' or by putting voice to characters in animated films such as 'Frozen', 'Breaking Ralph' or 'Zootropolis' .

John C. Reilly
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

He made his film debut with Iron Hearts, was a street fighter in 'Gangs of New York', starred in 'Chicago' and appeared alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in 'The Aviator'. Although his name is little known, John C. Reilly's career encompasses much more than these films. In fact, in 2002 he was not only nominated for an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for 'The Hours', but appeared in three of the nominees for that year's best film.

Linda Hunt
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

In 1982 she rose to fame after winning the Oscar for best supporting actress for playing photographer Billy Kwan in 'The Year We Live Dangerously'. Although at the beginning of his career he thought that his 1.45 meters would close many doors, it was precisely his short stature one of his most characteristic features. Although Linda Hunt has not come close to touching on success since her role as Kwan, she has appeared in 'Dragonfly', 'Love Is What She Has' or in series like 'NCIS: Los Angeles'.

Greg Kinnear
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

Nominated for Oscar for 'Best? Impossible 'and candidate for many other awards for' Little Miss Sunshine ', the name of Greg Kinnear is not well known among the general public. The interpreter also appeared in 'You have an e-mail', 'Matador' or 'When we were soldiers'.

Stanley Tucci
"10 Actors that Everyone Knows but Nobody Knows What They are Called"

Your name may not be very well known, but surely you've seen him in countless movies. Stanley Tucci, American actor, director, writer and producer has twice won the Emmy Award, the Golden Globe and has been nominated for an Oscar. Among his most remembered films are 'Road to Perdition', 'The Terminal', 'The Devil Wears Prada' or 'The Hunger Games'.

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