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Poll Suggestion: IMDb Poll Board's Favorite Unknown Actors

Which of the IMDb Poll Board's favorite "unknown" actors interest you the most?

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls502103471/

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3 years ago

To give an idea of how popular is too popular. For example, Anton Walbrook is pretty much where I would draw a line. I wouldn't accept anyone more popular than him. I'm taking him as an example because I have seen The Red Shoes recently.

An actor who won a couple of festival awards and has a decently long Wikipedia page is too popular.

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3 years ago

@cinephile,

For your consideration:

John H. Tobin

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006649/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0006649/bio

John H. Tobin was born on January 23, 1955 in Manhattan, New York, USA. He is known for his work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011), Heroes (2006) and Frankie and Johnny Are Married (2003).

Trivia:

He is a Bogart impersonator.
Professional worldwide Bogart impersonator working mostly in Las Vegas and California .

Sadly, he has no roles listed on IMDb since 2015. I briefly corresponded with him while doing research for the Wikipedia article on Changeling. He has an uncredited as Northcott Defense Counsel.

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@cinephile,

My second choice:

Bob Fraser

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0292080/

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0292080/bio

Bob Fraser was born in New York City just before the end of WWII. His father was a radio personality, and his mother was a nurse. After attending the University of Colorado, Bob started his acting career at The Little Theatre On The Square in Sullivan, Illinois. Bob made his New York debut in 1966 in the off-Broadway play "The March March." After five years in New York and roles in dozens of plays, Bob and his wife Bev Wiest purchased what would be the first of the four theaters they have owned and operated. They made the move to Los Angeles in 1976 and Bob started writing. His first writing job was for_ "Love Boat, The" (1977)_ in 1978. ...

Bob later went on to create, star in, write and executive produce Marblehead Manor (1987) for Paramount and NBC co-starring Michael Richards. ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Fraser_(TV_producer)

I corresponded with Mr. Fraser until his death in 2011, since I am a fan of Marblehead Manor.

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@dan_dassow 

I added both. Of course, I don't know their filmography, but I find it fascinating that you corresponded with these actors. I spoke with a few directors / actors myself, I didn't think about including them in the poll, but it adds another dimension to the poll, like a kind of closeness to the entertainment industry. It's different from the big Hollywood stars.

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3 years ago

I don't know if Bob Peck is too much popular for what you intend. He is my favorite actor and, besides playing Robert Muldoon in Jurassic Park, he is totally unknown in my country. He's probably better known in other places. If you think he is not unknown enough I'll think of someone else.

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@cinephile 

Thanks. :D

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@jaf_ismael​ 

I will do more research, but I find these actresses a little bit too popular for inclusion. Amber Midthunder played the leading role in Prey, and that film has 225 000 votes on IMDb. Camila Queiroz has 21 millions followers on Instagram.

The poll asks users to vote for the actor that interests them the most not for the one that they prefer. If I add popular and trending actors to the poll, people would vote for their favorite, and not for the one that interests them the most. In addition, considering how poorly known some of the actors are in this poll, if I added a known actor he/she would win by a landslide, and the rest of the poll's results would become irrelevant.

If you have other suggestions please let me know. I am not saying no about these actresses, but I am hesitant.

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@Maxence_GYou are right. I did not look at these points, especially Instagram. I was following Wikipedia and the awards they won and the information available on imdb. Maybe I should mention other actors

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17 days ago

My two picks would be these two actresses, Carrie Henn and Bess Flowers, who became "unknowns" in completely opposite ways. One doesn't have a Wikipedia page at all, and if she could be called famous, would be famous for acting only once.

The other one only has a Wikipedia page due to the prolific nature of her "unknowness" or for being in the background so much. I doubt either one is even recognized by the average movie fan by name or by sight when they are or were out in public. I would say neither has a significant social media presence or following.

The appeal of both to me is the "story behind the story", how both made so much, out of so little and both were known for playing characters who blended into the background.

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@Maxence_G​,

Just in case you missed @urbanemovies suggestions.