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  1. We all know that there are some actors and actresses whose screen personas, regardless of who or what they play, stands the test of time. Forty, fifty, or even eighty years later, the impression that they have left on the screen still remains fresh and accessible to generations of audiences. Then....there are the others. Those who remain distant and inaccessible to modern audiences (who are admittedly fickle), and whose work is either forgotten or outright rejected. Here is the space for us to talk about those performers who just don't seem to "click" anymore, even with lovers of classic films like ourselves. It may be because of the roles they played. Maybe it's because of the "look" that they projected. Maybe it's because something in their offscreen lives (their actions, politics, or general character) permeated their screen image. Or maybe it's just a feeling that one gets when watching them that makes one uncomfortable, or less than impressed. Let's talk about some of these actors, and come up with some reasons as to why they just haven't made it. Feel free to express and defend your opinions, and as always, let's keep it respectful and above the belt (but y'all already know that.) One point of clarification: I'm not talking solely about underrated actors. Rather, I'm referring to people who may have been wildly popular during their day, but have not maintained their popularity in the present.
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