He showed us he can roll with the best of them in Crash, and his performance in The Way of the Gun was somehow even more captivating than Benicio Del Toro’s. Also, let us not forget the valuable contributions he made to the greatest decade-long period of teen films, starring in Cruel Intentions and I Know What You Did Last Summer.
But over the past few years, apart from TV series Damages, he’s featuring in critically panned and generally very un-enjoyable releases such Franklyn.
Is there no room in the film world for very watchable talent such as Mr Phillippe anymore? It’s not as if he’s lacking in versatility or ever been stuck in a typecast for too long. With his looks, talent and previous contributions, I don’t see any reason why he shouldn’t be enjoying the same success and acclaim as the likes of Tom Hardy or Ryan Gosling.