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Old 12-10-2005, 07:03 PM
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Default Who is your favorite character actor?

This could be a poll-worthy topic, but for one person to construct such a list would be beyond presumptuous. Thought it might be fun to hear some nominations. I'm not looking for actors whose names top the bill, just bit parts combined with Bill Simmons' famous 'that guy!' quality. My list:

Rip Torn
James Coburn
James Cromwell
Dub Taylor
Brian Cox
Harry Dean Stanton
Denholm Elliott
R Lee Ermey
Sam Elliott
Christopher Lloyd
Sir John Gielgud
JT Walsh
Mako
James Whitmore
Ray Walston
Richard Farnsworth
Lance Henrickson
Keith David
Abraham Benrubi
Missi Pyle
Dan Hedaya

There's a fuzzy line between character and star sometimes (Coburn, Cromwell, Cox, Lloyd and Gielgud made my list, Oliver Platt, as an example, did not). How should one define it?

Gary
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:31 PM
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Joey Pants is my fav...he's been in everything from Risky Business to Memento, to The Matrix, great career.

edit: Mako is a great one too, he was in Conan and that movie Sidekicks with Jonathan Brandis (right before he hung himself).
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:41 PM
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Default Re: Who is your favorite character actor?

Until about 2 years ago, the correct answer by a mile was Paul Giamatti. But now he has finally reached star status that he was deserving for a long time.

Does Philip Seymour Hoffman count, or is he too famous now as well?
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:43 PM
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Hedaya is [censored] annoying.
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:45 PM
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Agreed on Giamatti. PSH has to be considered a star now, but another great nomination. Same with Pantaliano. That's what makes this tough, I'm looking for people who were great but never got to make that leap.

Gary
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:48 PM
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Old 12-10-2005, 07:59 PM
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agree! Walken in 2008!

edit: Is this Walken? It's gotta be. It is yeah? [img]/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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