Re: Overrated actors and actresses
I don't think Bickle and Driver are that similar in that the movies aren't trying to accomplish the same thing. Drive is pretty much about a mythological tragic hero in a modern world. Taxi Driver definitely isn't about that lol.
Glad you mentioned the direction because I didn't want to assume anything, but I did think that it's probably Refn's direction you didn't like, rather than Gosling's performance.
Gosling's stares are supposed to look borderline retarded. Driver is barely a part of the world he inhabits.