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« on: February 07, 2013, 05:02:05 PM »

You know the ones; they'll never be A-listers or get GQ covers but every director seems to have them on call.  Who are some of your favorites?  
A few of mine:

William Sanderson

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Clifton Collins, Jr.

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Where you've seen him: TIGERLAND, TRAFFIC, SUNSHINE CLEANING, BOONDOCK SAINTS II: ALL SAINTS DAY, THE LAST CASTLE, CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE, SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD, EXTRACT

Reg. E. Cathey

MO: Token Black Guy
Where you've seen him: (Movies)- SEVEN, QUICK CHANGE, WHAT ABOUT BOB? THE MASK, CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER, POOTIE TANG (TV)- SQUARE ONE, THE WIRE, OZ, LAW & ORDER: SVU

Pete Postlethwaite

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Where you've seen him: THE TOWN, INCEPTION, THE CONSTANT GARDENER, THE OMEN (2006), DRAGONHEART, THE USUAL SUSPECTS, ROMEO + JULIET, LAST OF THE MOHICANS, ALIEN 3, THE DUELISTS
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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2013, 07:19:05 PM »

Al Leong

You know him. He's the guy you call when you need an Asian Guy, especially if you need a bad guy.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2013, 07:23:00 PM »

I'd consider Steve Buscemi a 'that guy' actor. He's got a boatload of credits, including starring on a hit HBO series, yet nobody knows his name.
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 12:00:03 AM »



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0336335/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 12:39:17 AM »

Michael Berryman is hard to miss



Bruce Spence also gives me a chuckle whenever I see him on screen:

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« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 12:50:15 AM »

Bruce Spence also gives me a chuckle whenever I see him on screen:




looks a bit like Bez from the Happy Mondays

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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 02:29:05 AM »

For some reason or another, a while back I decided to make it a point of pointing out Frank Whaley whenever he showed up on anything.



No particular reason, other than I think it's funny. I actually think he's a pretty great actor, just never seemed to hit it big. His "break" role was acting oppositte Jennifer Connelly in the not-so-compelling Career Opportunities. It didn't pan out, but I recommend watching that movie if you have any interest in seeing Jennifer Connelly riding one of those cheap rides in front of grocery stores.

Also, he got shot at the end of the iconic "Ezekiel 25:17" speech in Pulp Fiction.
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« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 08:24:19 AM »

Irwin Keyes, less because he's been in a boatload of movies, more because he was a very nice guy when I met him at a con. Except for the whole trying-to-kill-me thing.  TeddyR



Although he finally got a leading man role (Machete), I'll include Danny Trejo here, too: the badass Mexican in many movies.
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« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 09:58:15 AM »



http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588241/
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 12:44:27 PM »



BIOGRAPHY!!!  TeddyR


For some reason or another, a while back I decided to make it a point of pointing out Frank Whaley whenever he showed up on anything.



No particular reason, other than I think it's funny. I actually think he's a pretty great actor, just never seemed to hit it big. His "break" role was acting oppositte Jennifer Connelly in the not-so-compelling Career Opportunities. It didn't pan out, but I recommend watching that movie if you have any interest in seeing Jennifer Connelly riding one of those cheap rides in front of grocery stores.

Also, he got shot at the end of the iconic "Ezekiel 25:17" speech in Pulp Fiction.


He was quite effectively creepy in VACANCY. 


Another "we need a menacing Asian" guy:  Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846480/?ref_=tt_cl_t4
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 02:54:57 PM »



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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 05:04:12 PM »

Michael Parks...
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 08:30:42 PM »

Buck Flower has an impression list of 155 acting credits.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2013, 05:15:40 PM »

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2013, 05:38:51 AM »

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