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9 Of The Most Underrated Comedy Actors

Hollywood is such a big place, so many people with big dreams. There’s actors, directors, writers, waitress and producers, all hoping that they can live their dream. It's hard to keep track of all the movies that are released throughout the year, from the dramas to comic book action thrillers. Although most of the earth’s population loves comedies, they tend to be overlooked when award season or serious movie conversations arise. It seems to become even worse when the Academy Awards and Golden Globes are on. Some actors give incredible comedic performances that can be overlooked by a powerful dramatic performance. Then there are those actors that don’t seem funny but kill it in a comedy and no one gives them their credit where it’s due. Here is a look at some of the funniest and most underrated comedy actors.

9 Mark Wahlberg

One might assume when they hear the name of the group, Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch, that they must have been a sketch comedy group. Well it’s not, it was a serious thing. Mark Wahlberg, the younger brother of New Kids on the Block, started out his career much like his brother and had the hit "Good Vibrations" with the said group above. After his music career fizzled out, he turned to a successful career in acting. Mark Wahlberg has appeared in a number of hard hitting dramas such as The Departed, Three Kings and The Lovely Bones. He's been known to play no nonsense tough guys who can be both ruthless and tender. However, there is another side to Marky Mark, and that's the wise cracking, pot loving comedian. He's shown a great skill for comedy in films like, I Heart Huckabees, The Other Guys and Ted. He's also the executive producer for HBO's, Entourage, which is loosely based on his life.

8 Alison Brie

7 John C Reilly

In 2002, John C Reilly appeared in three films that were all each nominated for several awards at that year's Academy Awards. The films were, Gangs of New York, The Hours and Chicago. He made his film debut in, The Casualties of War in 1989 by Brian De Palma. He has shown impeccable comedic timing in films like Walk Hard: The Dewy Cox Story and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. One of his most talked about comedy roles came opposite of Will Ferrell in Step Brothers.

6 Channing Tatum

5 Robert De Niro

4 Rose Byrne

3 Dave Franco

2 Charlize Theron

1 Justin Timberlake

When most people think of Justin Timberlake, they probably think of blond curly hair, loss of innocence, or bringing sexy back. Justin Timberlake has had a very successful music career, including being a part of one of the most successful boy bands, 'N Sync. He eventually branched off by himself, generating several hit singles. He has also branched out and appeared in a number of films including, In Time, Alpha Dogs and The Social Network. Justin Timberlake has also showed a great skill for comedy, such as his role in, Bad Teacher with Cameron Diaz. His comedic talent has probably been best displayed on the NBC sketch show, Saturday Night Live.

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