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"And the Best Supporting Actor is......"

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posted on Oct, 30 2006 @ 04:57 PM
You know, the person, male or female that doesn't earn the Tom Cruise credits and money but if they weren't in the movie, that movie wouldn't have been as good.

For me, that's Kevin Spacey.

The Usual Suspects
Pay it Forward
LA Confidential
The Negotiator
American Beauty
A Time to Kill
The Ref

His SNL show was one of the best in recent years.

Who's your Best Supporting Actor?

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 06:44 AM
Morgan Freeman in my opinion. Hes great in everything he does, though not a supporting actor and more of a leading man, I love every movie he plays in.

The Shawshank Redemption and Unforgiven were the best performances of his career. Along with Se7en as you mentioned, Batman Begins, Million Dollar Baby, Along Came a Spider(which is also a great book by the way), Outbreak, Glory and too many others to name. Great actor and man.

I should also mention Billy Bob Thorton, has tremendous talent in whatever role he plays, especially when it involves a drunk Santa Claus. Bad Santa, while a raunchy comedy, is a damn fine film.

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 06:53 AM
I think I'll mention character actors, the guys who are in everything but you never know their name. My favourite used to be J.T. Walsh, but he sadly left our dimension in 1998.

Now I'd have to say James Rebhorn. You wont know his name, but click the link and you'll know his face from something. He pops up everywhere and he's great.

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 07:24 AM
Damn, tough to make any argument after the list intrepid has shown us. Spacey is always a name that draws me to a movie.

Time to think....

I'll come with a few.

Paul Giamatti

His role in Cinderella Man has slated him as one of my best.

His roles:

Cinderella Man
Donnie Brasco
Man on the Moon
Saving Private Ryan
Private Parts
The Negotiator


Another one?

R. Lee Ermey

Full Metal Jacket
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning


Hell one more.

Joe Pesci

Lethal Weapon 2-4. His role in 4 was one of his best all-time.
Casino ---

My Cousin Vinny
Raging Bull

As good as he is in the mob movies, his comedy side is just as impressive.

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 10:51 AM
See, in my opinion Spacey, Freeman, and to some extent Giamatti could carry a movie by themselves (Giamatti is a phenomenal actor), but the ultimate character actor who brings the intangibles to a movie is Tom Sizemore.


posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 10:59 AM
I'll agree with Spacey, Freeman, & Pesci for sure. I'd have to add Steve Buscemi to the list. Much like Spacey and Pesci, he can be funny or scary and intimidating. "Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead", "Reservoir Dogs", "The Big Lebowski", "Fargo", "Armageddon". The guy's brilliant.

And if they ever do a "Mayberry" for the big screen, he's gotta be a shoe-in to play the Barney Fife role.

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 02:34 PM

Originally posted by Dr Love
(Giamatti is a phenomenal actor)

Have you seen the movie Sideways?

Giamatti and the Arnold lookalike.

The whole movie stunk I thought, I'm not into the wine thing. But the scene around the end where he comes running back in his droors and then needs to go back to find his wallet.. ahh instant classic due to that scene.

If you seen the movie you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't then well I didn't ruin it for you.

Malkovich is another guy that doesn't take home the paychecks of some of the bigwigs but can deffinately make a movie.

[edit on 31-10-2006 by chissler]

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 02:46 PM

Originally posted by chissler
The whole movie stunk I thought, I'm not into the wine thing. But the scene around the end where he comes running back in his droors and then needs to go back to find his wallet.. ahh instant classic due to that scene.

Only topped by Giamatti's reaction when he finally steals the wallet back, gets in the car and sees the big dong coming at him. The sound Giamatti makes made me wet myself.


posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 03:41 PM
Ahh man, my girlfriend just asked me what I was laughing at. Your post and the thought of that scene again just caused me to bust out laughing.

You never disapoint.

posted on Oct, 31 2006 @ 09:24 PM
He just guest starred on the show House M.D. and it reminded me of all his previous work.

He's more than deserving to be an honorable mention here.

David Morse

16 Blocks
Hearts in Atlantis
Proof Of Life
The Green Mile
The Negotiator
The Rock -

posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 04:37 PM
A couple to add:

David Warner. You may or may not recognize him but his voice is unmistakable.

And Ronny Cox:

He plays either a good or bad guy.

posted on Nov, 17 2006 @ 09:18 PM
I just watched Akeela and the Bee with my wife and daughter.

I'll offer Laurence Fishburne.

posted on Jan, 19 2007 @ 08:59 PM

Originally posted by Musky
I just watched Akeela and the Bee with my wife and daughter.

I'll offer Laurence Fishburne.

I am really looking forward to watching that film. I've had it on my list for quite some time, but still have not got around to picking it up.

My next addition to the list would be:

Oliver Platt

He's had some memorable roles in movies that were not exactly blockbusters.

His character in Lake Placid actually made the movie. I believe he shined brighter than Bill Pullman and Bridget Fonda. But the role that has me including him on this list was from Simon Birch.

Not exactly a headliner, but he brings a lot to a movie.

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 05:52 AM
My vote goes for Ed Harris. Such a great actor, I really loved him in The Rock. Kevin Spacey comes a very close second though. His performance in Usual Suspects was pretty much perfect

posted on Jan, 20 2007 @ 07:43 AM
I second that as well. Ed Harris is a name I tend to look for in a movie. His name a lone is enough for me to check out a movie.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 02:18 PM
A Blast from the Past

He couldn't carry a film on his own but his contributions to films make them better than they would be without him. Check out the Outlaw Josey Wales or Little Big Man.

Chief Dan George:

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 05:27 PM
i forgoet his name but that black guy out of ALIEN and HARRY DEAN STANTON aswell.

posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 05:33 PM

Will Patton

Remember The Titans
Gone In 60 Seconds
The Postman

posted on Jun, 26 2007 @ 07:20 AM
Donald Pleasence.

Look at the Halloween movies he was in (#'s 1, 2, 4, 5, & 6). Especially the first two which where the best ones. Would they have been as good without him? Nope, I think not.


posted on Jul, 9 2007 @ 12:39 AM
I'll go with Gene Hackman. He's did so many good supporting roles. My personal favorite was his portrayal of Buck Barrow in "Bonnie & Clyde."

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