2. Taron Egerton
It’s difficult to find another performer that is as underrated and overlooked as Taron Egerton. The British actor has risen to prominence in recent years with a number of high-profile and challenging roles, and he has consistently delivered excellent performances. Despite this, he’s also regularly forgotten when it comes to lists of the most talented actors in Hollywood, and that’s a genuine travesty.
There’s no clear reason for this injustice – Egerton’s movies consistently perform well with critics and at the box office, and he continues to showcase his impressive range of talents. His role as Elton John in the biopic Rocketman may be his most complex and well-known, but he’s also starred in Eddie the Eagle, Kingsman (and its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle), and had a voice role in the animated musical Sing which allowed him to utilize his impressive vocal range. Egerton has proved himself to be equally talented in all aspects, with singing, action, drama, and even dancing well within his wheelhouse.
What makes Egerton’s underrated nature all the more baffling is the way his star continues to rise. He’s often fan-cast as a certain Marvel mutant for the MCU, and he continues to impress with roles in both film and TV projects. Exactly why Taron Egerton is so overlooked is something of a mystery, because he’s by far one of the most versatile and enjoyable performers out there.