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they may not be leading men or ladies, but there are some actors who steal scenes or sometimes make the movie, who are your favourites?

Paul Giamatti in Private parts/Saving Private Ryan & The Negotiator

Giovanni Ribisi, especially in Private Ryan(talking about his mother and his death scene)

Dennis Farina in Snatch and Get Shorty..come to think of it he's in Private Ryan too

Joan Cusack..in anything

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I can never remember their names...

So you can expect a lot of silent nodding from me, and maybe I'll type the occasional, "yeah, yeah, whatzizzname!"

Sheesh. I think I'll just sit back and let ya'll educate me.
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2 posted 03-26-2005 04:36 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Patty Duke in the Miracle Worker in the 60's

Morgan Freeman in absolutely anything!

Antonio Bandaras as the Cat in Schrek II

Gary Sinise in 4th of July

Janet Leight in Psycho

Ruth Gordon as the Witch who is the leader of the coven in Rosemary's Baby

Kathie Bates in Misery

Ed Norton in Primal Fear (or anything - he is awesome!)
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Mel Gibson, in his funny films...the man's face is a caricature in itself. For example, "What Women Want"...and I enjoyed learning that the man can dance!

Agreeing with Mysteria on her picks...


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Going back to watching movies with my Dad as a child, I would have to say that my favorite Character actor are: Wallace Beery,
Victor McLaglen, Harry Morgan, and Roscoe Lee Browne.

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  Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger) and the best Jason Vorhees of them all, Kane Hodder are a tie for my two favorite character actors,,,,a close second would have to go to Anthony "Dr. Lecter" Hopkins.
  If we go into "type cast" situations, then it would be Deniro and Peschi in all the gangster type movies,,,,
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great lists, like K i'm nodding at these saying oh yeah..him/her

morgan freeman, peschi and harry morgan especially
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Art Carney is awesome and ummm...... Larry Fine (spell?)"the" Larry of the original Three Stooges fame. LOL. Just watching him mostly in the background used to kill me as a kid.
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Larry lol..chris i just spit up my drink remembering an old episode where moe swings a pick axe but catches larry on the backswing and curly on the front swing..the sound of it was amazing..lmao
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LOL Raph !!   I know, and when you think about it, The Three Stooges was a very violent show for children to watch. Yuck yuck yuck....Wise Guy eh? THUNK!
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The Three Stooges were gods,,,I watch them on demand all the time, and,,,,I have a bumpersticker,,,,,WARNNG, 3 Stooges Fan on board.....nothing like Larry playing the violin,,,,,lil background,,,,,,
When he was a kid, he burned his left arm rather badly, and playing the violin was the theropy that was given to get the use back in it.
People always say, Michelle, you are a font of useless information,,lol
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Michelle - I never knew that about Larry. Very interesting. I just had a flashback to the oh, so many scenes of poor Larry getting his curly hair pulled out by the roots...lol...and the ripping, velcro type sound that came from that punishment...OMG!! Ha ha ha haaa !!!
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Fred Gwynne did a fine job as the perpetually perplexed judge in "My Cousin Vinny."

It made me happy to see that he left a legacy a bit larger than Hermann Munster.

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As I said in my other post...Jim Carrey has got to be one of my favorite character actors..he portrays everything so well! His movies make a lasting impression on me, anyway..i dunno about ya'll...his sense of humor always makes me feel better

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stooges were great until joe showed 'up..horrible..nobody beats curly but shemps hair flying when he got slapped, priceless..
horrible violence but damn funny too chris lol

speaking of fred gwynne, saw him recently in on the waterfront, forgot he was in there
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John Lithgow.  Hands down.

If you look at his work from 3rd Rock alone he wins, but, then take great characters like Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilio Lizardo in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, the Reverend Shaw Moore in Footloose, or Roberta Muldoon in The World According to Garp and you have true genius character acting.

Other great ones;

Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Carribean, Roux in Chocolat, or Ed Wood in Ed Wood -- one of the greatest of all time.

Ned Beatty -- Judge Roy Bean in Streets of Laredo, Daniel Ruttiger in Rudy, Jack Kellum in the Big Easy, Otis in the Superman movies, or Bobby (squeal like a pig) Trippe in Deliverance... put him right up there -- unfortunately for him since he's only been a character actor he never made the really big bucks that a leading man could pull which has meant he will take just about any role and has left a trail of real stinker movies.
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Ah, but how could I forget Chris Walken?

Clem in Joe Dirt, Gabriel in the Prophecy series, Captain Koons in Pulp Fiction, Max Schrek in Batman Returns, Johnny Smith in The Dead Zone, The Continental on SNL...
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lithgow is great

beatty!! of course, i l#ved him as Dean 'martin' in back to school as well

Depp is the most underrated actor of our time, no matter how horrible the script he's always brilliant

Walken, yes lol

Dom Deluise lol Burt was not Burt unless Dom was there, great in the movie The End..least i think that's what it was called?
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Oh but yes! Dom in the Cannonball Run movies!!! He did definatly make a great team with Burt....


DA DA DAAAAAA...CAPTAIN KAOS!
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LOL...and don't forget little Don Knotts as Barney in the Mayberry television series.
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lol @ captain kaos..

he was also great in smokey and the bandit too, as 'da leadin gynocologista ina pompeii'

or don knots as mr. ferley on three's company lol
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Christopher Walken's one of my favorites, Reb.

Too - Kevin Pollack (especially that bit he did on the Bob and Tom radio show imitating Christopher Walken!)

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Frankenstein never scared me.... Pollock has done his own bit of character acting probably at his best in the 9 Yards movies -- but, still a long way from touching the great ones... as a stand-up though -- he kills...
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alan rickman is another one, great actor best known as hans in die hard. he's hilarious in dogma and was brilliant as rasputin and will be voicing marvin in the hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy


*pollack does great impressions, especially l#ve his columbo/peter falk lol
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Has anyone mentioned Nathan Lane?
He is priceless.
LOL.  remember him in Bird Cage?
 
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