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Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby nauru » Wed May 16, 2012 7:48 pm

William Sadler -- has this guy ever had a starring role, other than a few episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine?

It's annoying that people like Sam Worthington get lead roles in pretty much everything while far more talented people spend their whole careers in the background.

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby 3dRevelation » Wed May 16, 2012 8:15 pm

One of the first actors that came to my mind was Chris Cooper. Although I'm sure he has a few lead roles, I haven't seen any of his films where he is in the lead. I thought his supporting role in Adaptation was phenomenal. I'm kind of surprised not to have seen him more in the lead (unless I'm just missing a huge part of his work).

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby edkrak » Wed May 16, 2012 9:07 pm

Takuzo Kawatani - he almost always gets small comedic roles, but even with only few munite roles he's often the highlight of the film.

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby afx237vi » Wed May 16, 2012 9:33 pm

From the old-school, I've really liked William Bendix in everything I've seen him in.

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby stuie299 » Thu May 17, 2012 12:13 am

Charles Durning
Rip Torn
Stephen Root
Tim Curry
Jeffrey Wright
Kevin Pollak

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby nauru » Thu May 17, 2012 4:11 am

Definitely William Fichtner and Helena Bonham Carter. Two of my favourite actors.

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

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Re: Great supporting actors who never get the lead

Postby tonydal » Thu May 17, 2012 4:57 am

Martin Balsam


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