Some actors deserve to be bigger stars than they are, here are our favorites
Best known for: "American Horror Story," "12 Years A Slave"
What's next: "American Horror Story: Freak Show," Todd Haynes' "Carol"
What's missing: Frankly, a knockout studio role or an Oscar nomination. She's had back luck with major Hollywood releases such as"Down With Love" and "The Spirit" and been so close to Oscar recognition with "Martha Marcy" and "12 Years." "AHS" has provided her a public notoriety she's never had consistently before, but it's limited her time to make films. "Carol," which also features Cate Blachett and Rooney Mara might not make her a movie star, but it is inching her closer and closer to the breakout movie role.
- Gregory Ellwood