Have a little character!

Over at the blog du ***Dave, he has found a list of 10 character actors who should be in every film. And the only one anyone’s ever heard of is Gary Cole. I wonder if the list is supposed to be limited to current actors, but even at that, it leaves off Steve Buscemi, Ian Holm, Chris Cooper, and many others, I am sure.

So, today’s mission is to come up with a list of our 10 favorite character actors ever.

You can go to our trusty Wikipedia for a definition or a starter list. Plus, there are a few sites that have pictures with their lists, because even though I don’t necessarily agree with the list Dave found, it is true that you would recognize most character actors by face, rather than by name.

Here are a couple lists to start with:

MovieActors.com
What A Character!

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9 Responses to Have a little character!

  1. *** Dave says:

    Burgess Meredith comes immediately to mind.

  2. Ric the Schmuck says:

    Of course Steve Buscemi should be on that list.

    The first one that come to my mind was Clint Howard.

    We could do this all day, you know…..

  3. bran says:

    definitely Steve Buschemi, Ian Holm, Chris Cooper.
    what about Sam Rockwell?

  4. WHiRRKat says:

    Stephen Tobolowsky
    And maybe chubby Alec Baldwin.

  5. geeky says:

    i thought steve buscemi was already in every film… at least it seems that way sometimes.

  6. i’m obsessed, i have to add to them:

    top of the list: Miranda Richardson, the little scene stealer! she’s awesome in everything.
    John Turturro (Cohen Bros. films)
    John Rhys-Davies – my fave of his roles is the evil MAN-RAY in Spongebob Squarepants!
    Jeffrey Jones
    Michael Gambon

  7. *** Dave says:

    Jeffrey Jones, yes. And Christopher Lloyd.

  8. Avocet says:

    Jeffrey Jones was my first thought, and so posted at ***DDtB. I have just added Jeffrey Combs, as well.

    I’ve heard of very few of those you guys have mentioned. I’m just not a pop-culture kind of guy.

    Now, if we were to list character actors from the 30s and 40s…

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