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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:37 PM
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Favorite "Character actors/actresses"
Such performances by David Strathairn and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who took on lead roles, but normally play the supporting roles stand out to me.

William H. Macy is a great one that comes to mind, too.

How about you folks? Who are your favorites?
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:43 PM
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1. WILFORD BRIMLEY!!
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libnnc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:43 PM
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2. Agnes Moorehead
Consumate professional and a very classy, talented lady.

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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:52 PM
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3. Here are a couple great sites for identifying Character Actors.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:54 PM
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4. Steve Buscemi
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:02 PM
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6. He was great in Fargo.
Hell of an actor.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:06 PM
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7. And in Resevoir Dogs, Ghost World, The Laramie project, Big Fish...
So many great roles by this great actor.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000114 /

He was also great in "Homicide, Life on the Streets", as the racist cop-shooter. He should have won an Emmy for that role.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:11 PM
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9. Big Fish was a good film.
I loved him with Macy in Fargo. And the quiet guy. I need to watch that again soon.
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TheCentepedeShoes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 07:55 PM
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5. Thelma Ritter n/t
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:10 PM
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8. Charles Durning! Stanley Tucci!
are the two I think of first
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:14 PM
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10. Stanley Kamel.....for the longest time....
he has been one of my favorite actors....



Younger Stanley Kamel 1970's... (aka Stanley Camel)




Stanley Kamel as Doctor Kroger et al.....







Tikki
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:45 PM
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15. Hey! I know this guy! He worked on my warp drive and we
ended up on the other freaking side of the Galaxy! Said his name was Kosinski, or something.

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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:14 PM
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11. JT Walsh (RIP), M. Emmett Walsh (no relation), GD Spradlin...
Lots.
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:34 PM
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13. JT Walsh died suddenly here in La Mesa CA.
It was totally unexpected for this great, but underrated character actor.
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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:37 PM
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14. didnt JT Walsh play John Ehrlichman in Nixon?
I never saw him in anything but Nixon but I thought that was a great role. Agree about Buscemi that said, he's weird looking but talented, I finally saw Fargo recently and loved it, and was even speaking Minnesotian by the end dontcha know.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 09:11 PM
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17. Cool! Another G D Spradlin fan...
you are also right about the brilliance of both JT Walsh and M Emmett Walsh

you have very good taste
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 10:02 PM
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20. aw ahucks.
:)
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elvisbear Donating Member (545 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 08:17 PM
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12. Slim Pickens...Tagert, Maj. "King" Kong.


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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 09:08 PM
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16. Warren Oates, G D Spradlin, John McGiver, LQ Jones, Bo Hopkins...
Dub Taylor, Lawrence Tierney, Bernie Casey, Jack Elam...are just a few of my favorites
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:58 PM
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29. Damn, I was just talking about Warren Oates today with someone
It had to be his impressive performance as Sgt. Hulka in "Stripes" that did it.
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long_green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 09:49 PM
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18. Chris Cooper, Ward Bond, Ben Johnson, Jane Darwell
John Mahoney. I'm showing a strong John Ford bias in three of my choices.
Ooooh! C.Aubrey Smith, the best "English Colonel" type actor ever.
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 09:50 PM
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19. I think William H. Macy is my new fave. John Turturro & Buscemi are
Edited on Tue Mar-28-06 09:50 PM by Mayberry Machiavelli
older faves.
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theophilus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 10:19 PM
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21. Walter Brennan, Burgess Meredith, Thelma Ritter, Royal Dano,
Hume Cronyn, Rod Steiger, Roddy McDowall, Jesse White........too many to choose.

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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:57 PM
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28. Walter Brennan won THREE Oscars!
All for supporting roles!
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 10:38 PM
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22. harvey keitel
and catharine keener
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blue neen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 11:27 PM
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24. Harvey Keitel was great in "The Piano."
That was one intense movie.
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adriennui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:45 PM
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26. i'm infatuated with keitel
but he's still a great actor. i really envied holly hunter in the piano....those scenes were sizzling.
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izzybeans Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-28-06 11:05 PM
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23. My wife feels threatened by Sarah Silverman
...just 'cause. If ever...

I like William H. Macy as well...as an actor.
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lpbk2713 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 12:38 AM
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25. Strother Martin, Hank Worden, Arthur Hunnicutt



Woody Strode, J Pat O'Malley, Doro Merande, many others.


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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:53 PM
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27. M. Emmet Walsh - especially in 'Blood Simple'
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maveric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:58 PM
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30. I Love that movie!
Frances Mc Normand was cute in that cult classic!
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:59 PM
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32. "What'cha talkin' 'bout, Ray? I ain't done nuthin' funny."
Edited on Wed Mar-29-06 05:03 PM by Richardo
:loveya:
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 04:59 PM
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31. I tell ya, yer gonna want that sealant on there
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Metta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 05:41 PM
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33. Peter Lorre, Ida Lupino and Victor McLaughlan.
To name but three.
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Rowdyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:19 PM
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34. Marion Lorne, Frances Bavier and Alice Ghostley...




Aunt Clara, Aunt Bea, and Esmerelda/Berniece were my favorites...
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huskerlaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:22 PM
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35. Love William H. Macy
also Allison Janney.
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6000eliot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-29-06 07:25 PM
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36. William Demerest
He's in practically every Preston Sturges Film. He played Uncle Charlie on "My Three Sons" as well.
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