His honest and intense portrayals are rarely matched by other actors and watching his work is like watching a man who truly loves and understands his craft. And yet, it appears that Hollywood doesn't quite know what to do with him as most of his work goes unseen by the mainstream movie going public.
His performance in the little seen, The Stunt Man, is Oscar caliber and even though his co-star, Peter O'Toole was recognized with a nomination, it appeared to not help Steve Railsback get on the radar.
He still works and shows up occasionally on television or in low budget horror films, but is almost always better than the material he's given. It's never too late, though, and as long as Steve Railsback is around, there's still a chance of him landing that role that puts him on the map. His talents are certainly worthy of it.