World War Z Brad Pitt

Some actors just demand your attention from the moment you first see them on screen. Others seem to take just that little bit longer to gain their ‘acting chops’ as it’s called. This isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes this means that the actor in question just has to push himself that little bit more, rather than someone with God given talent. Although it is sometimes a hindrance to be that good so early as a lot of those actors seem to suffer with complacency.

Actors can’t all be like Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood etc. This list will aim to showcase those actors that were just itching to break out. The actors you knew had the potential to be very good and fortunately didn’t waste it. Unlike so many actors nowadays that seem to increasingly opt for the more typecast payday route. So in no particular order let’s get down to it and see which actors definitely got better with age.

Honorable mentions:

Robert Downey Jr- More to do with ‘lifestyle’ changes than getting better with age.

Ben Affleck- Needs a few more films before it’s certain I’d say. Maybe Batman will do it?

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This article was first posted on August 29, 2013