Have you ever seen a movie where one actor stole the show? They were terrific and you were sure they’d be the next big thing? Or ever saw a movie that was so bad you wanted to walk out, but there was one actor who was good enough to make you want to stay and watch?
Well I have, and I thought I’d start listing some of them from time to time. This roll is for people who, for whatever reason, just haven’t made it yet. But you can catch them at your local video store and decide for yourself what’s holding them back. Is it bad timing? Not dedicated enough? Bad choices? Or am I just off my rocker and they all suck?
First of all Alex resides in Australia. But then so did Mel Gibson, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe so that shouldn’t be held against him.
At 19 he was cast as the lead in the Australian sleeper hit The Heartbreak Kid, (not to be confused with the 1972 American film of the same name.) He played Nick Polous a Greek-Australian high school student struggling with family, ethnic identity and falling in love with one of his teachers.
Reviews for the film were great as they were for Dimitriades’ performance. He went on to star, for one year, in Heartbreak High, a TV series based upon the movie.
Since that time Alex Dimitriades has appeared in numerous Australian television series’, plays and a number of feature films, including some in America. However, it may be his portrayal of Ari in Ana Kokkinos’ powerful Head On that brought him his greatest accolades.
With Head On listed on his impressive resume he headed to the United States but, to date, has found only limited success with supporting roles in such films as Ghost Ship and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo.
Keep a lookout for this one. He should be a star!