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Best Character Actors

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You know their faces. You've seen them in tons of movies but rarely as the leading role. These are the character actors.

Rated 1 point - posted 13 years ago by mdolleris in category Movies.
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Steve Buscemi Report Abuse
Maybe one of the oddest looking actors around, he played one of the bad guys in "Fargo" and one of the good guys in "The Island."
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Eli Wallach Report Abuse
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Timothy Olyphant Report Abuse
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Peter Lorre Report Abuse
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Harry Dean Stanton Report Abuse
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Joe Pesci Report Abuse
He usually plays a hot-tempered psychopath, like in "Home Alone" and "My Cousin Vinny."
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John Turturro Report Abuse
He's been in everything from "The Big Lebowski" to "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" to "Margot at the Wedding." With a prolific career, he is definitely one of the best character actors out there.
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John Hurt Report Abuse
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Malcolm McDowell Report Abuse
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Christopher Lee Report Abuse
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Karl Malden Report Abuse
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Dan Hedaya Report Abuse
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Ted Levine Report Abuse
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Dennis Farina Report Abuse
With over 70 credits to his name, Dennis Farina usually plays a tough cop or a gangsters.
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Holland Taylor Report Abuse
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Mark Sheppard Report Abuse
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Zeljko Ivanek Report Abuse
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Albert Brooks Report Abuse
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Richard Jenkins Report Abuse
Among countless other roles, he was the dad in "Six Feet Under" and the psychiatrist in "There's Something About Mary," but you probably didn't know his name.
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Ron Perlman Report Abuse
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