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Piobaire

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Okay, years and years ago in the 1980s, my now deceased best friend and I used to play this game called "Character Actor." You had to name...wait for it...a character actor. We had certain lose parameters that are hard to enunciate. If you ever had a lead role, you're no longer a character actor. Ed Harris was the avatar of character actors, at one time, until The Deep. He's a good example of a character actor that blew it.

So, let me start.

David Morse.
 

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Steven Lang.

Pete Postelewaite.(sic)

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Connemara

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Gary Oldman, Chris Cooper.
 

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Esai Morales. This is a great example.

Tom Arnold and Jeffery Jones are equally good examples.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
If you ever had a lead role, you're no longer a character actor.

= most people mentioned in this thread don't count
 

Piobaire

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
= most people mentioned in this thread don't count

So play the game playah.
 

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Danny Trejo
Ernie Hudson
Steve Buscemi
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Buscemi is out. There was that movie about comics and now Boardwalk Empire. Otherwise, yeah, he'd be perfect.

See? It's hard.
 

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Originally Posted by Connemara
Gary Oldman, Chris Cooper.
no Oldman starred in like four or five movies. Cooper... Lone Star.
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Tom Arnold
No The Kid & I
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christopher lloyd
no Camp Nowhere!
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Clint Howard
No Ice Cream Man
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So play the game playah.
Al Leong Dennis Farina William Devane If we are only counting American movies - James Hong Adam Baldwin Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa R. Lee Ermey Saul Rubinek Maury Chaykin Mako Keith David David Paymer Steven Root Gedde Watanabe I'll probably think of more later, I just glossed over my vid collection and came up with these. If anyone can find any starring roles, let me know.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
Buscemi is out. There was that movie about comics and now Boardwalk Empire. Otherwise, yeah, he'd be perfect.

See? It's hard.


Oh, you count indie flicks? I forgot about Boardwalk Empire, to be honest.

I guess Ernie Hudson was in Ghost Busters (although I don't think he spoke more than 10 words) and Danny Trejo has that Machete movie.

Bolo Yeung
 

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Originally Posted by Tokyo Slim
Al Leong Dennis Farina William Devane If we are only counting American movies - James Hong Adam Baldwin Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa R. Lee Ermey Saul Rubinek Maury Chaykin Mako Keith David David Paymer Steven Root Gedde Watanabe I'll probably think of more later, I just glossed over my vid collection and came up with these. If anyone can find any starring roles, let me know.
I almost put Al Leong (I was thinking Big Trouble when I put James Hong). He's perfect. Also fits nicely into the Mercenaries game we used to play at the office (name guys that are routinely cast as expendable mercenaries/bad guys over and over).
 

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Al Leong has long been a hero of mine.
 

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