Since then, I've always been able to find the actor endearing, even when his characters are not. And when they are (such as a caring husband in Away We Go), it's all the more satisfying. These days, I brighten each time I see his name, which is the case for his latest film Devil, a thriller in which strangers get stuck in an elevator with horrific results. Even though it's a bone-chilling clip, Messina's presence makes it easier to watch.
Check him out in the Devil trailer and let me know if you recognize the up-and-comer when you read more.