6. Jake Gyllenhaal

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He might receive regular praise for his efforts, but Gyllenhaal’s talent is something that far too many people simply don’t realise. While it’s easy to think of him as the disturbed, baby-faced Donnie Darko, Gyllenhaal has gone on to star in movies of all genres, and he consistently delivers in practically every role.

His roles in movies like Prisoners, Nightcrawler, and Brokeback Mountain are all truly incredible, and his commitment to his craft is evidenced in his willingness to embrace each and every part he lands.

Still, Gyllenhaal has won remarkably few awards for his efforts, and this is something that seems more than a little unfair to the actor.