With all these streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more, the way people watch television has evolved massively over the past few years – especially during the global COVID-19 pandemic that started in 2020. Apple TV is one of the services that has provided viewers with unique, one-of-a-kind programing that both captivates and makes you think.
Following in the footsteps of Hulu and Netflix with original shows/films, Apple TV+ has come out with both original series (like The Morning Show starring Reese Witherspoon, who sent a sweet message to co-star Jennifer Aniston on her birthday) and original movies that you can’t find in movie theaters. Here are 10 actors/actresses who currently appear some of these captivating original movies Apple offers its viewers.
10 Justin Timberlake In ‘Palmer’
Justin Timberlake (who received heat for his apology to Britney Spears) has long proven that he’s can be successful when it comes to taking on more dramatic roles. In Apple TV+’s Palmer, Timberlake plays a former felon who moves in with this grandmother after being released from prison. His character soon becomes a mentor and father-type figure to a young, non-binary child and ends up rediscovering his own heart along the way.
9 Chris Evans In ‘Defending Jacob’
Defending Jacob is a crime drama about a family dealing with the fact that their 14-year-old son may be a murderer. Captain America himself, Chris Evans, plays Andy Barber, a district attorney and the father of Jacob, the young teenager convicted of possibly murdering his own classmate. It’s a long cry from the Avengers movies, we’ll say.
8 Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Banker’
Samuel L. Jackson is no stranger to the screen, but he happens to be a new face when it comes to original streaming films, like The Banker. This Apple TV+ original movie is a story that follows the first Black bankers in the United States. Jackson plays Joe Morris, a former club owner turned banker in a Texas town in the year 1954.
7 Tom Hanks In ‘Greyhound’
Greyhound is an American war film, released in 2020, based on the 1955 novel The Good Shepherd. Tom Hanks stars as Commander Ernest Krause, captain of the USS Keeling during the 1942 Battle of the Atlantic. The film was originally intended for theatrical release, but COVID shutdowns prevented this and lead to the production team offering the movie through Apple TV+.
6 Bill Murray In ‘On The Rocks’
Bill Murray never fails to delight in any movie he graces, and Sofia Coppola’s film On the Rocks lives up to all the Murray hype she built with her first movie starring him – Lost in Translation.
The story is about a father and daughter who are tailing the daughter’s husband. Murray plays the father, Felix, who is a semi-retired art dealer that believes his son-in-law is cheating on his daughter. Coppola always manages pull out the best in Murray, regardless of the role, and she does so again with On the Rocks.
5 Ron Howard In ‘Dads’
Dads is a documentary directed by Bryce Dallas Howard about contemporary fatherhood and features a plethora of celebrity fathers like Jimmy Fallon, Judd Apatow, Will Smith, Kenan Thompson, and, of course, Howard’s own father who helped raise her in the Hollywood industry – director/actor Ron Howard.
4 Anthony Mackie In ‘The Banker’
Starring alongside Samuel L. Jackson in The Banker, is Anthony Mackie, who plays Bernard Garrett, a real estate investor who teams up with Jackson’s character and a white man named Matt Steiner (Nicholas Hoult) in order to buy a bank in Texas.
Mackie is best known for his role as Falcon in the Captain America and Avengers films.
3 Rashida Jones In ‘On The Rocks’
Fans may remember her from her role as loveable Ann Perkins in the NBC comedy series Parks and Recreation, but in On the Rocks, Rashida Jones plays a much different character. In the Apple TV+ production, Jones plays a woman who is so suspicious of her husband, that she and her father start tailing him to find out if he’s having an affair.
2 Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Letter To You’
Rock legend Bruce Springsteen stars in a documentary dedicated to the E Street Band. The documentary provides, first-hand, behind-the-scene footage of Springsteen and the band making the album Letter to You in studio. As Springsteen himself reflects on love and loss experienced during the process, fans get a look inside his creative process.
1 Michelle Dockery In ‘Defending Jacob’
Fans may recognize Michelle Dockery from her role as Mary Crawley, the eldest, and most snobbish, daughter from the PBS hit drama series, Downton Abbey, but in Defending Jacob, she pushes her acting skills to the limit as Laurie Barber, the wife of Chris Evan’s character and the mother of Jacob (Jaeden Martell).
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