However, those who starred in Lost have had a hard time shaking off those characters, due to the fact that they were so popular. So I've compiled this list of the Top Ten Film Performances From The Cast Of Lost to encourage appreciation of the projects you may not have noticed them in.
10 - Claire Littleton (Emilie de Ravin) - Emily (Brick, 2005)
It wasn't the biggest film role ever but it displayed just how well Emilie de Ravin can played really messed up characters. I would have thought she used the role as inspiration for her performances towards the end of the Lost series. She is currently broadening her film career having starred in Remember Me alongside Robert Patinson.
9 - Michael Dawson (Harold Perrineau) - Flynn (28 Weeks Later, 2007)
|Harold Perrineau as Flynn|
8 - Mr Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) - Wombosi (The Bourne Identity, 2002)
Mr Eko was probably my favourite Lost character of the second series. He kicked ass and had an immense background story. But did you know that Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje also had a small role in The Bourne Identity? His character Wombasi shot Bourne in the back on his boat after Bourne failed to assassinate him.
7 - Benjamin Linus (Michael Emerson) - Zep Hindle (Saw, 2004)
Michael Emerson played a sadistic character in the first Saw film back in 2004. He met the Jigsaw Killer whilst he was an orderly in a hospital and they formed a bond. He is somewhat of a red herring throughout the film as we believe he is the killer. Emerson's TV career is still going strong.
6 - John Locke (Terry O'Quinn) - Jerry Blake (The Stepfather, 1986)
I think the Lost actors must have been chosen for their fucked up roles in the past. Way back in 1986 Terry O'Quinn, who we know better as John Locke, took a starring role in The Stepfather. He plays a man looking for the perfect family. When his family turns out not to be everything he hoped, he kills them. He then moves town, change his identity and does the same thing with another family. The DVD cover speaks for itself on this one.
5 - Kate Austen (Evangeline Lilly) - Connie James (The Hurt Locker, 2008)
Evangeline Lilly had a relatively small appearance in the Oscar winning film The Hurt Locker in which she
played Jeremy Renner's wife. The project marks her first fairly major film role of her career if you can believe that. Evangeline Lilly will be taking a part in the upcoming film Real Steel alongside Hugh Jackman and fellow Lost actor Kevin Durand who played Martin Keamy in the TV show.
4 - Daniel Farraday (Jeremy Davies) - Gene (Rescue Dawn, 2006)
3 - Richard Alpert (Nestor Carbonell) - Mayor (The Dark Knight, 2008)
Nestor Carbonell has become one of the more successful actors from Lost after his role as the mayor in the 2008 epic The Dark Knight. Recent news will also tell us that he will be reprising his role in the new film The Dark Knight Rises. He has three film projects set for 2011 which will lead up to The Dark Knight Rises in 2012.
2 - Sayid Jarrah (Naveen Andrews) - Kip (The English Patient, 1996)
1 - Charlie Pace (Dominic Monaghan) - Merry (The Lord Of The Ring Trilogy, 2001-2003)
|Meriadoc Brandybuck - Dominic Monaghan|
It had to be didn't it? Dominic Monaghan is a rare breed of Lost actor that is actually remembered more for something other than Lost. As Meriadoc Brandybuck he brought us laughs a plenty and showed real bravery in the face of adversity. His duo with Peregrin Took (Billy Boyd) was comedy genius and they were remembered as two of the key characters, getting their own side story in the second installment. It has to be the best film performances by a Lost cast member so far.
So do you agree with the list? Who would you like to have seen in there?
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