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In Appreciation of Character Actors (The Full List)

This is one of the most exciting parts of watching movies. You’re watching a film, and someone comes on screen, and makes you go, “I KNOW that guy!” Or gal. “I know them!” Then — “Wait, but from where?”

And then what happens (especially if you’re with people), someone says, “Oh, they’re from (this).” And everyone’s like, “Ohhh!”, and then everyone remembers, “And they were in (this) too! And (that)!” It’s a lot of fun.

What I’m getting at is — we love character actors. Their job is to be memorable in just about any role they take. They’re rarely the stars, but they accrue enough random roles that they build up in your mind and become the people who, while you don’t necessarily go to the movies for them, they’re the people who pop up in movies and make you go, “I didn’t know he/she was in this this! That’s awesome!”

Unfortunately, they’re also the people who most people can never remember. It’s the nature of the beast. You know them as the characters they’ve played rather than as who they are. (Most people.) Of course, you can look it up, but, even so, character actors are really the people who do some of the strongest and most diverse work, and get little to no credit for it.

So I decided to create this list. A giant list of all those actors we remember from all those minor and semi-major roles that we can just read be like, “Oh I love those people!” And maybe you’ll remember a bunch of films a certain actor was in that you never knew or hadn’t remembered, or discover someone you never knew you knew. But mostly, this is about being able to, in one place, have a certain group of people where it’s just one after another after another, of, “Oh, I love that person!” (See how many you recognize and/or love. And savor it. They deserve it.)

So let’s all just take a minute (or 60) appreciate the backbone of cinema — the character actors.

(Also, I just want to point out, if you recognize these people from most of the films listed (presuming you saw them), you’re probably also one of those people who can immediately spot the celebrity voiceover on commercials, as I am. And if that’s the case, go us!)

Oh, and — THE PERFORMANCES I HAVE LISTED ARE NOT MEANT TO BE EVERYTHING THEY’VE BEEN IN. They’re just supposed to be there so you have every opportunity to recognize them. You have no idea how many people have come and told me how a specific person on this list was in a movie that I didn’t list. That’s not the point.

F. Murray Abraham

Where you know him from:

Amadeus, as Salieri (I bet you know him as Salieri more than you know him as F. Murray Abraham.)

Scarface, as Omar Suarez (hanging from that helicopter)

Finding Forrester, as Professor Crawford (this is where I first recognized him. He was such a dick here)

Also look for him in: The Sunshine Boys, as a mechanic at the beginning, All the President’s Men, as an arresting officer (more of a bit part than anything), The Name of the Rose, as Bernardo Gui, The Bonfire of the Vanities, as D.A. Abe Weiss, Mobsters, as Arnold Rothstein, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, as Harold Leacher, Last Action Hero, as John Practice, Mighty Aphrodite, as the leader of the Greek chorus, Mimic, as Dr. Gates, Star Trek: Insurrection, as Ad’har Ru’afo, and Thirteen Ghosts, as Cyrus Kriticos (I forgot about this one…).

Joey Lauren Adams

Where you know her from:

Chasing Amy, as Alyssa Jones

Mallrats, as Gwen

Big Daddy, as Layla Maloney

Also look for her in: Coneheads, as Christina, as Dazed and Confused, as Simone Kerr, Mallrats, as Gwen, Bio-Dome, as Monique, Jay and Silent bob Strike Back, as Alyssa Jones, The Break-Up, as Addie, United States of Tara, as Pammy.

Ade

Honestly, he’s not really a character actor, but he does fit the character actor profile, which is: do something memorable, then show up in something else and cause people to be like, “Oh shit, I know him!” So I put him on here.

Where you know him from:

Snatch., as Tyrone (“He’s a getaway driver. Ain’t you, Tyrone?”)

Also look for him in: Casino Royale, as Infante (dude at the card game. His one line is, “I’ll have one of those.”)

Pamela Adlon

Where you know her from:

King of the Hill, as Bobby Hill

Recess, as Spinelli

Louie, as Pamela

Californication, as Marcie

Say Anything…,as Rebecca

I know she’s primarily TV, but she’s diverse. I say that counts.

Also look for her in: Grease 2, as Dolored Rebchuck, Kiki’s Delivery Service (English dub), as Ket, After Midnight, as Cheryl, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, as Pussycat, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, as Fairy, Sgt. Bilko, as Sgt. Raquel Barbella, Breast Men, as Margaret, “Final Fantasy X-2,” as Shinra, Lucky Louie, as Kim.

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Where you know him from:

The Bourne Identity, as Wombosi

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as Hitu

The Mummy Returns, as Lock-Nah

Also look for him in: Congo, as Kahega, Get Rich or Die Tryin’, as Majestic, Lost, as Mr. Eko, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as Heavy Duty, Faster, as The Evangelist, Killer Elite, as The Agent, The Thing (2011), as Derek Jameson.

Danny Aiello

Where you know him from:

Do the Right Thing, as Sal, owner of Sal’s Pizza.

Once Upon a Time in America, as Chief Vincent Aiello (the guy whose son they switch in the maternity ward)

Leon: The Professional, as Tony (owner of the restaurant who gives Leon all his jobs)

Moonstruck, as Johnny Cammareri (Cher’s superstitious fiancé)

Jacob’s Ladder, as Louis (Tim Robbin’s chiropractor friend)

Also look for him in: The Godfather Part II, as one of the Rosato brothers (his big line to Frank Pentangeli is “Michael Corleone says hello!” as he garrotes him), The Front, as Danny LaGattuta, The Purple Rose of Cairo, as Monk, Radio Days, as Rocco, Hudson Hawk, as Johnny Five-Tone, Prêt-à-Porter, as Major Hamilton, City Hall, as Frank Anselmo, 2 Days in the Valley, as Dosmo Pizzo, Dinner Rush, as Louis Cropa, and Lucky Number Slevin as Roth (the bookie who gets bumped off real early).

Eddie Albert

Where you know him from:

Roman Holiday, as Irving Radovich

The Longest Day, as Colonel Thompson

The Heartbreak Kid, as Mr. Corcoran

The Longest Yard, as Warden Hazen

Also look for him in: Four Daughters, as Dr. Clinton Forest Jr., Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman, as Steve Nelson, Oklahoma!, as Ali Hakim, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, as Burt McGuire, Attack, as Capt. Erskine Cooney, The Teahouse of the August Moon, as Capt. McLean, The Sun Also Rises, as Bill Gorton, Captain Newman, M.D., as Col. Norval Algate Bliss, The Lorax, as Narrator, McQ, as Kosterman, Escape to Witch Mountain, as Jason O’Day.

Jack Albertson

Where you know him from:

Willy Wonka and the Chocloate Factory, as Grandpa Joe

I refuse to believe you know him from anywhere else.

Also look for him in: Miracle on 34th Street (1947), as Post Office Mail Sorter Next to Lou, Man of a Thousand Faces, as Dr. J. Wilson Shields, Teacher’s Pet, as Guide, Period of Adjustment, as Desk Sergeant, Days of Wine and Roses, as Trayner, How to Murder Your Wife, as Dr. Bentley, The Subject was Roses, as John Cleary, The Poseidon Adventure, as Manny Rosen, The Fox and the Hound, as Amos Slade.

Alan Alda

Where you know him from:

M*A*S*H, as Captain Benjamin Franklin Pierce

The Aviator, as Senator Brewster

Crimes and Misdemeanors, as Lester

Also look for him in: Same Time, Next Year, as George Peters, California Suite, as Bill Warren, Manhattan Murder Mystery, as Ted, Everyone Says I Love You, as Bob Dandridge, Mad City, as Kevin Hollander, What Women Want, as Dan Wanamaker, Flash of Genius, as Gregory Lawson, Nothing But the Truth, as Alan Burnside (he’s awesome here), 30 Rock, as Milton Greene (who needs a kidney now).

Tom Aldredge

Where you know him from:

Rounders, as Judge Marinacci

Intolerable Cruelty, as Herb Myerson

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Major George Hyte

The Sopranos, as Hugh DeAngelis

Boardwalk Empire, as Ethan Thompson

Also look for him in: The Boston Strangler, as Harold Lacey, The Rain People, as Mr. Alfred, *batteries not included, as Sid Hogenson, What About Bob?, as Mr. Guttman, Message in a Bottle, as Hank Land, Cold Mountain, as Blind Man, Game 6, as Michael Rogan, All the King’s Men, as Carruthers’ Banker, Delirious, as Carl Galantine, Damages, as Uncle Pete.

Jane Alexander

Where you know him from:

All the President’s Men, as Bookkeeper

Kramer vs. Kramer, as Margaret Phelps

The Great White Hope, as Eleanor Backman,

Also look for him in: A Gunfight, as Nora Tenneray, The New Centurians, as Dorothy Fehler, Brubaker, as Lillian Gray, Tesatment, as Carol Weatherly, Glory, as Sarah Blake Sturgis Shaw, The Cider House Rules, as Nurse Edna, The Ring, as Dr. Grasnik, Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus, as Gertrude Nemerov, Feast of Love, as Esther Stevenson, Gigantic, as Barbara Weathersby, The Unborn, as Sofi Kozma, Terminator Salvation, as Virginia, Dream House, as Dr. Greeley.

Roger Allam

Where you know him from:

Speed Racer, as Royalton

V for Vendetta, as Lewis Prothero

Also look for him in: Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, as Adrian, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, as Sir John Hamilton, The Queen, as Robin Janvrin, Inkheart, as Narrator, Tamara Drewe, as Nicholas Hardiment, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as Prime Minister Henry Pelham, The Iron Lady, as Gordon Reece, The Woman in Black, as Mr. Bentley

Joan Allen

Where you know her from:

The Bourne Supremacy & The Bourne Ultimatum, as Pamela Landy

Pleasantville, as Betty Parker

Nixon, as Pat Nixon

Face/Off, as Eve Archer

Also look for her in: Manhunter, as Reba McClane, Peggy Sue Got Married, as Maddy Nagle, Searching for Bobby Fischer, as Bonnie Waitzkin, The Crucible, as Elizabeth Proctor, The Ice Storm, as Elena Hood, The Contender, as Laine Hanson, The Notebook, as Anne Hamilton, The Upside of Anger, as Terry Ann Wolfmeyer, Death Race, as Hennessey.

Karen Allen

Where you know her from:

Raiders of the Lost Ark (+ Kingdom of the Crystal Skull), as Marion Ravenwood

Animal House, as Katy

The Sandlot, as Mom

Scrooged, as Claire Phillips

Also look for her in: Manhattan, as Television Actor #2, The Wanderers, as Nina, Cruising, as Nancy, Shoot the Moon, as Sandy, Starman, as Jenny Hayden, The Glass Menagerie, as Laura Wingfield, Malcolm X, as Miss Dunne, The Perfect Storm, as Melissa Brown, In the Bedroom, as Marla Keyes.

Joaquim de Almeida

Where you know him from:

Desperado, as Bucho

Clear and Present Danger, as Col. Felix Cortez

Also look for him in: Behind Enemy Lines, as Admiral Piquet, 24, Day 3, as Ramon Salazar, The Life and Death of Bobby Z ,as Don Huertero, Che: Part II, as President René Barrientos, The Burning Plain, as Nick Martinez, Fast Five, as Hernan Reyes.

Bruce Altman

Where you know him from:

Matchstick Men, as Dr. Klein

Glengarry Glen Ross, as Larry Spannel

Rookie of the Year, as Jack Bradfield (I always like to include the first film I too notice of a person)

Also look for him in: Quiz Show, as Gene, Cop Land, as Counselor Burt Kandel, Girl, Interrupted, as Professor Gilcrest, Changing Lanes, as Terry Kaufman, Solitary Man, as Dr. Steinberg, It’s Complicated, as Ted.

Leon Ames

Where you know him from:

Meet Me in St. Louis, as Mr. Alonzo Smith

The Postman Always Rings Twice, as Kyle Sackett

The Thin Man Goes Home, as Edgar Draque

Song of the Thin Man, as Mitchell Talbin

Peyton Place, as Mr. Harrington

Also look for him in: Murders in the Rue Morgue, as Pierre Dupin, The Count of Monte Cristo, as Beauchamp, Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife, as Ex-Chauffeur, Suez, as Napoleon III – Emperor of France, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo, as Lieut. Jurika, Son of Lassie, as Anton, Anchors Aweigh, as Admiral’s Ade, Week-End at the Waldorf, as Henry Burton, Yolanda and the Thief, as Mr. Candle, They Were Expendable, as Major Games Morton, Lady in the Lake, as Derace Kingsby, A Date with Judy, as Lucien T. Pringle, Little Women, as Mr. March, Battleground, as The Chaplain, Dial 1119, as Earl, On Moonlight Bay & By the Light of the Silvery Moon, as George Winfield, It’s a Big Country, as Secret Service Man, From the Terrace, as Samuel Eaton, The Absentminded Professor & Son of Flubber, as President Rufus Daggett, Mr. Ed, as Gordon Kirkwood, The Monkey’s Uncle, as Judge Holmsby, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as Burt Clews, Tora! Tora! Tora!, as Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox, Testament, as Henry Abhart, Peggy Sue Got Married, as Barney Alvorg.

John Amos

Where you know him from:

Coming to America, as Cleo McDowell, owner of McDowell’s (and the golden arcs)

Die Hard 2, as Major Grant

Man also does a lot of TV, most notably as John Sr. on Good Times and as Nia Long’s father on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

These four things alone are enough to put him on this list.

Anthony Anderson

Where you know him from:

Transformers, as Glen Whitmann

Exit Wounds, as T.K. Johnson

Scary Movie 3 & Scary Movie 4, as Mahalik

The Departed, as Brown

Me, Myself & Irene, as Jamaal

Also look for him in: Life, as Cookie, Romeo Must Die, as Maurice, Big Mommas House, as Nolan, Urban Legends: Final Cut, as Stan Washington, Kingdom Come, as Junioe Slocumb, See Spot Run, as Benny, Two Can Play That Game, as Tony, Barbershop, as J.D., Kangaroo Jack, as Louis Booker, Cradle 2 the Grave, as Tommy, Malibu’s Most Wanted, as PJ, My Baby’s Daddy, as G, Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London, as Derek Bowman, Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, as Burger Shack Employee, Hoodwinked!, as Detective Bill Stork, Hustle & Flow, as Key, King’s Ransom, as Malcolm King, The Back-Up Plan, as Playground Dad, Law & Order, as Detective Kevin Bernard, Scream 4, as Detective Perkins, The Big Year, as Bill Clemont.

Judith Anderson

Where you know her from:

Rebecca, as Mrs. Danvers

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as Big Momma Pollitt

Laura, as Ann Treadwell

Also look for her in: Kings Row, as Mrs. Harriet Gordon, Edge of Darkness, as Gerd Bjarnesen, And Then There Were None, as Emily Brent, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, as Mrs. Ivers, The Furies, as Flo Burnett, Salome, as Queen Herodias, The Ten Commandments, as Memnet, Cinderfella, as Wicked Stepmother, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as Vulcan High Priestess.

Tomas Arana

Where you know him from:

Gladiator, as Quintus

Tombstone, as Frank Stillwell

The Bourne Supremacy, as martin Marshall

Also look for him in: The Last Temptation of Christ, as Lazarus/Crowd Member, The Hunt for Red October, as Loginov (Cook), Shadows and Fog, as Confessing Man, The Bodyguard, as Portman, L.A. Confidential, as Beuning – Dudley’s Guy, Pearl Harbor, as Vice-Adm. Frank J. ‘Jack’ Fletcher, This Girl’s Life, as Aronson, Defiance, as Ben Zion Gulkowitz, Limitless, as Man in Tan Coat, The Dark Knight Rises, as Wayne’s Lawyer, Romeo and Juliet, as Lord Montague.

Alan Arkin

Here’s the case of a leading man who transitioned into character acting as he got older. And man, has he taken on some memorably diverse characters over his career. I feel a lot of people would know him now for the stuff he’s done recently, but I also want to point out all the great stuff he did in the 60s. That’s why he’s here.

Where you know him from:

Little Miss Sunshine (I assume this is where most people would know him from — won him an Oscar), as Grandpa

The In-Laws, as Sheldon Kornpett, D.D.S. (Peter Falk taught him how to “serpentine”)

Wait Until Dark as Roat (if you’ve seen it, you remember him and his scary ass. Attacking Audrey Hepburn when she’s blind…)

The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming, as Lt. Rozanov

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, as John Singer

Catch-22, as John Yossarian

Edward Scissorhands, as Bill (Winona’s father who takes him in. Yeah — that’s Arkin)

Glengarry Glen Ross, as George Aaronow

Also look for him in: Woman Times Seven (in “The Suicides” segment), Inspector Clouseau (he was Inspector Clouseau for christ’s sake! Sellers was busy at the time, that’s why), The Rocketeer, as Peevy, Grosse Point Blank, as Dr. Oatman, Gattaca, as Detective Hugo, Get Smart, as The Chief.

Edward Arnold

Where you know him from:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Jim Taylor

The Devil and Daniel Webster, as Daniel Webster

You Can’t Take It With You, as Anthony P. Kirby

Also look for him in: I’m No Angel, as Big Bill Barton, Come and Get It, as Barney Glasgow, Johnny Eager, as John Benson Farrell, Mrs. Parkington, as Amory Stilham, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, as Joe Lorgan, Annie Get Your Gun, as Pawnee Bill.

Patricia Arquette

Where you know her from:

True Romance, as Alabama Whitman

Bringing Out the Dead, as Mary Burke

Little Nicky, as Valerie Veran

Ed Wood, as Kathy O’Hara

Medium, as Allison Dubois

Also look for her in: A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, as Kristen Parker, Flirting with Disaster, as Nancy Coplin, The Secret Agent, as Winnie, Lost Highway, as Renee Madison/Alice Wakefield, Nighwatch, as Katherine, Stigmata, as Frankie Paige, Human Nature, as Lila Jute, The Badge, as Scarlett, Holes, as Miss Kathryn “Kissin Kate” Barlow, Tiptoes, as Lucy, Fast Food Nation, as Cindy.

Ed Asner

Where you know him from:

Up, as Carl Fredricksen

Elf, as Santa

Mary Tyler Moore & Lou Grant, as Lou Grant

JFK, as Guy Bannister

Also look for him in: Kid Galahad, Asst. Dist. Atty. Frank Gershon, The Slender Thread, as Det. Judd Ridley, El Dorado, as Bart Jason, Change of Habit, as Lt. Moretti, They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!, as Woody Garfield, Gus, as Hank Cooper Fort Apache the Bronx, as Connolly, O’Hara’s Wife, as Bob O’Hara, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, as Hoggish Greedly, Gargoyles, as Hudson, Hard Rain, as Uncle Charlie, The Bachelor, as Sid Gluckman, Above Suspicion, as Thomas O’Claire, The Animal, as Chief Wilson, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, as Wilson White.

William Atherton

One of the great douchebags in the history of film. I love this man.

Where you know him from:

Die Hard & Die Hard 2, as Richard Thornburg, douchiest newsman ever.

Ghostbusters, as Walter Peck, doucehbag EPA agent, and foil to Bill Murray.

Sugarland Express, as Clovis Michael Poplin

Real Genius, as Professor Hathaway

Bio-Dome, as Dr. Noah Faulkner (I’ll be honest, this is where I first knew him from)

Also look for him in: The Day of the Locust, as Tod Hackett, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, as James,Oscar, as Overton, The Pelican Brief, as Bob Gminski, Mad City, as Dohlen, The Last Samurai, as the Winchester rep at the beginning.

Rene Auberjonois

Where you know him from:

The Little Mermaid, as Chef Louis

The Patriot, as Reverend Oliver

Archer, as Mannfred, the 50-something German assassin with the 19-year old girlfriend.

Also look for him in: McCabe & Mrs. Miller, as Sheehan, Pete ‘n’ Tillie, as Jimmy Twitchell, King Kong (1976), as Roy Bagley, Police Academy 5: Assignment: Miami Beach, as Tony, The Ballad of Little Jo (at least five people who took that westerns class with me just reacted very strongly to that title), as Streight Hollander, Batman Forever, as Dr. Burton.

Erick Avari

Where you know him from:

The Mummy, Dr. Terrence Bey

Daredevil, as Nikolas Natchios (He got fucking knifed by Colin Farrell…)

Mr. Deeds as Cecil Anderson (the nice guy among the group of asshole executives)

A lot of television. Chances are you saw him in an episode of Fresh Prince, Cheers, Seinfeld (the pilot, even), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Roseanne, Heroes, Party Down, or something where you were like, “I know that guy…”

Also look for him in: Stargate (the film and the series), as Kasuf, Independence Day, as SETI chief, McHale’s Navy, as European leader, The 13th Warrior, as Caravan leader, The Glass House, as Ted Ross, Home Alone 4, as Prescott, Charlie Wilson’s War, as Ari Goldman, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, as Vijay. (If you recognize him from that last one and not the rest, you’re dead to me.)

James Avery

Where you know him from:

Uncle Phil. Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. We’re done here.

(He was also the voice of Shredder on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. That makes him doubly awesome.)

Also look for him in: The voice of the Junkyard Dog on Hulk Hogan’s Rock ‘n’ Wrestling, the voice of Turbo on the Rambo animated series, The voice of War Machine on the Iron Man animated series, The Blues Brothers, as the dude dancing outside Ray Charle’s music shop, Fletch, as Detective #2, and Doctor Dolittle 2, as Eldon. (Also, Who’s Your Caddy?, but I guess that goes without saying, as Caddy Mack.)

Hank Azaria

Where you know him from:

The Simpsons (and, of course, The Simpsons Movie), as Moe Szysklak, Chief Wiggum, Apu Nahasapeemapetilon, Comic Book Guy, Professor Frink, Bumblebee Man, Carl, Superintendent Chalmers, Duffman, Luigi (the Italian chef), Dr. Nick, Snake, Cletus, Squeaky-Voiced Teen, Drederick Tatum, Johnny Tightlips, Kirk Van Houten. (And of course, a bunch of other random characters, like Frank Grimes, etc.)

The Birdcage, as Agador

Mystery Men, as The Blue Raja (had to shout out this one)

Also look for him in: Pretty Woman, as Detective, Quiz Show, as Albert Freedman, Now and Then, as Bud Kent, Heat, as Alan Marciano, Grosse Point Blank, as Steven Lardner, Anastasia, as Bartok, Great Expectations, as Walter Plane, Godzilla, as Victor “Animal” Palotti, Celebrity, as David, Cradle Will Rock, as Marc Blitzstein, Mystery, Alaska, as Charles Danner, America’s Sweethearts, as Hector Gorgonzolas, Shattered Glass, as Michael Kelly, Along Came Polly, as Claude, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as Young Patches O’Houlihan, Night at the Museum & Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian, as Kahmunra/The Thinker/Abraham Lincoln, Year One, as Abraham, Love and Other Drugs, as Dr. Stan Knight, The Smurfs, as Gargamel.

Obba Babatundé

Where you know him from:

How High, as Dean Cain Black Dynamite, as Osiris (head pimp of the pimp counsel Life, as Willie Long

The Silence of the Lambs, as a TV anchorman. He’s very recognizable in the film.

Also look for him in: Philadelphia, as Jerome Green, Multiplicity, as Paul, Carpool, as Jeffrey, That Thing You Do!, as Lamarr, John Q, as Sgt. Moody, The Manchurian Candidate, as Senator Wells.

Kevin Bacon

…and Kevin Bacon.

It’s a Six Degrees thing. That’s why he’s on here.

Where you know him from:

Footloose, as Ren McCormack

Apollo 13, as Jack Swigert

Tremors, as Valentine McKee

A Few Good Men, as Cap. Jack Ross

Also look for him in: Animal House, as Chip Diller, Starting Over, as Husband – Young Couple, Friday the 13th, as Jack Burrel, Only When I Laugh, as Don, Diner, as Timothy Fenwick Jr., Quicksilver, as Jack Casey, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, as Taxi Racer, She’s Having a Baby, as Jack Briggs, Flatliners, as David Labraccio, JFK, as Willie O’Keefe, The Air Up There, as Jimmy Dolan, The River Wild, as Wade, Murder in the First, as Henri Young, Balto, as Balto, Sleepers, as Sean Nokes, Wild Things, as Ray Duquette, Stir of Echoes, as Tom Witzky, My Dog Skip, as Jack Morris, Hollow Man, as Sebastian Caine, Mystic River, as Sean Devine, The Woodsman, as Walter, Where the Truth Lies, as Lanny, Death Sentence, as Nick Hume, Frost/Nixon, as Jack Brennan, Super, as Jacques, X-Men: First Class, as Sebastian Shaw, Crazy, Stupid, Love., as David Lindhagen.

Michael Badalucco

Where you know him from:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as George Nelson (He hates cows.)

Summer of Sam, as Son of Sam

The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Frank (Billy Bob’s barber brother)

Leon: The Professional, as Mathilda’s father

Also look for him in: Raging Bull, as Soda Fountain Clerk, Broadway Danny Rose, as Money Ripper, Suddenly Seeking Susan, as Guy from Brooklyn, Miller’s Crossing, as Caspar’s Driver, Jungle Fever, as Frankie Botz, Juice, as Detective Kelly, Sleepless in Seattle, as New York Taxi Dispenser, One Fine Day, as Lt. Bonomo, You’ve Got Mail, as Charlie, and The Practice, as Jimmy Berluti.

Fay Bainter

Where you know her from:

Woman of the Year, as Ellen Whitcomb

Jezebel, as Aunt Belle

White Banners, as Hannah

The Children’s Hour, as Mrs. Amelia Tilford

Also look for her in: Make Way for Tomorrow, as Anita Cooper, Our Town, as Mrs. Gibbs, The Human Comedy, as Mrs. Macauley, State Fair (1945), as Melissa Frake.

Dylan Baker

Where you know him from: 

Spider-Man 2 & 3, as Dr. Curt Connors

Road to Perdition, as Alexander Rance (the accountant)

Head of State (probably), as Martin Geller

Also look for him in: Planes, Trains and Automobiles, as Owen, The Last of the Mohicans, as Capt. De Bougainville, Love Potion No. 9, as Prince Geoffrey, Happiness, as Bill Maplewood, Random Hearts, as Richard Judd, Requiem for a Dream, as Southern Doctor, Thirteen Days, as Robert McNamara, Along Came a Spider, as Ollie McArthur, Changing Lanes, as Finch, Kinsey, as Alan Gregg, Across the Universe, as Lucy’s father, Revolutionary Road, as Jack Ordway, Secretariat, as Hollis Chenery.

Joe Don Baker

Where you know him from:

The Living Daylights, as Brad Whitaker

Goldeneye/Tomorrow Never Dies, as Jack Wade (He’s one of the few actors to play a Bond villain and a good guy in separate films.)

Walking Tall (1973), as Buford Pusser

Fletch, as Chief Karlin

Also look for him in: Charley Varrick, as Molly, The Natural, as The Whammer, Cape Fear, as Claude Kersek, The Distinguished Gentleman, as Olaf Andersen, Congo, as R.B. Travis, Mars Attacks!, as Richie (Jack Black)’s dad, Joe Dirt, as Brandy’s father.

Kathy Baker

Where you know her from:

Edward Scissorhands, as Joyce

The Right Stuff, as Louise Shepard

Street Smart, as Punchy

Picket Fences, as Dr. Jill Brock

Also look for her in: Clean and Sober, as Charlie Standers, Jacknife, as Martha Flannigan, Mad Dog and Glory, as Lee, Inventing the Abbotts, as Helen Holt, The Cider House Rules, as Nurse Angela,The Glass House, as Nancy Ryan, Cold Mountain, as Sally Swagger, 13 Going on 30, as Bev Rink, All the King’s Men, as Mrs. Burden, Last Chance Harvey, as Jean.

Scott Bakula

Where you know him from:

Most people know him from Quantum Leap or Star Trek: Enterprise. I know him from:

Necessary Roughness, as Paul Blake. (I fucking love this movie.)

Major League: Back to the Minors, as Gus Cantrell

The Informant!, as Brian Shepard

Also look for him in:  American Beauty, as Jim Olmeyer, Life as a House, as Kurt Walker

Bob Balaban

Interesting piece of trivia about him — his uncles were the founders of the famous Balaban and Katz theater chain. If you know you’re film history, you know how big that is.

Where you know him from: 

Seinfeld, as Russell Dalrymple (head of NBC, whose name George can spell correctly)

Waiting for Guffman, as Lloyd Miller

Best in Show, as Dr. Theodore Millbank, III

A Mighty Wind, as Jonathan Steinbloom

The Mexican, as Bernie Nayman

Also look for him in: Midnight Cowboy, as The Young Student, Catch-22, as Captain Orr, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as David Laughlin, Altered States, as Arthur Rosenberg, Prince of the City, as Santimassino, Absence of Malice, as Rosen, 2010: The Year We Make Contact, as Dr. Chandra, Bob Roberts, as Michael Janes, Amos & Andrew, as Dr. Fink, Deconstructing Harry, as Richard, Cradle will Rock, as Harry Hopkins, Ghost World, as Enid’s Dad, Gosford Park, as Morris Weissman, Capote, as William Shawn, For Your Consideration, as Philip Koontz.

Alec Baldwin

Where you know him from:

Glengarry Glen Ross, as Blake

The Hunt for Red October, as Jack Ryan

The Departed, as Ellerby

Beetlejuice, as Adam Maitland

(It better not just be from) 30 Rock, as Jack Donaghy

Also look for him in: She’s Having a Baby, as Davis McDonald, Married to the Mob, as “Cucumber” Frank De Marco, Working Girl, as Mick Dugan, Talk Radio, as Dan, Great Balls of Fire!, as Jimmy Swaggart, Miami Blues, as Frederick J. Frenger, Jr., Alice, as Ed, The Getaway, as Carter ‘Doc’ McCoy, The Shadow, as Lamont Cranston/”The Shadow”, The Juror, as Teacher, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Bobby DeLaughter, The Edge, as Robert Green, Mercury Rising, as Nick Kudrow, Notting Hill, as Jeff King, State and Main, as Bob Barrenger, Pearl Harbor, as Lt. Col. James Doolittle, The Royal Tenenbaums, as Narrator, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as M.Z.M, The Cooler, as Shelly Kaplow, The Cat in the Hat, as Quinn, Along Came Polly, as Stan Indursky, The Last Shot, as Joe Devine, The Aviator, as Juan Trippe, Elizabethtown, as Phil Devoss, Fun with Dick and Jane, as Jack McCallister, Running with Scissors, as Norman Burroughs, The Good Shepherd, as Sam Murach, Brooklyn Rules, as Caesar, My Best Friend’s Girl, as Professor Turner, My Sister’s Keeper, as Campbell Alexander, It’s Complicated, as Jake.

Martin Balsam

Where you know him from: 

12 Angry Men, as Juror #1

Psycho, as Det. Milton Arbogast

Cape Fear, as Chief Dutton

Tora! Tora! Tora!, as Admiral Husband E. Kimmel

Little Big Man, as Mr. Merriweather

The Taking of Pelham 123, as Green

Also look for him in: On the Waterfront, as Gillette, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, as O.J. Berman, Seven Days in May, as Paul Girard, A Thousand Clowns, as Arnold, After the Fox, as Harry, Catch-22, as Colonel Cathcart, The Anderson Tapes, as Haskins, Murder on the Orient Express, as Bianchi, All the President’s Men, as Howard Simons, St. Elmo’s Fire, as Mr. Beamish, Death Wish 3, as Bennett, The Delta Force, as Ben Kaplan, Cape Fear, as Judge.

Jonathan Banks

Where you know him from:

Beverly Hills Cop, as Zack

Airplane!, as Gunderson

48 Hrs., as Algren

Also look for him in: Coming Home, as Marine at Party, The Cheap Detective, as Cabbie, The Rose, as Television Promoter, Stir Crazy, as Jack Graham, Frances, as Hitchhiker, Gremlins, as Deputy Brent, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, as Lizardo Hospital Guard, Wiseguy, as Frank McPike, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, as Scott, Mercenary, Flipper, as Dirk Moran, Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles, as Milos Drubnik, Reign Over Me, as Stelter, Breaking Bad, as Mike Ehrmantraut.

Christine Baranski

Where you know her from:

The Birdcage, as Katherine Archer

How the Grinch Stole Chrsitmas, as Martha May Hoover

Chicago, as Mary Sunshine

Also look for her in: Nine 1/2 Weeks, as Thea, Addams Family Values, as Becky Martin-Granger, The Ref, as Connie Chasseur, Bulworth, as Constance Bulworth, Cruel Intentions, as Bunny Caldwell, Bowfinger, as Carol, Welcome to Mooseport, as Charlotte Cole, Mamma Mia!, as Tanya, The Bounty Hunter, as Kitty Hurley.

Thom Barry

Where you know him from:

Space Jam, as James Jordan

Major League: Back to the Minors, as Frank ‘Pops’ Morgan

The Fast and the Furious (+ 2 Fast 2 Furious), as Agent Bilkins

Cold Case, as Will Jeffries

Also look for him in: Congo, as Samahani, Apollo 13, as Orderly, The American President, as Guard, Independence Day, as SETI Technician #2, High School High, as Teacher, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Bennie Thompson, Air Force One, as Ramstein S.O.F. Watch Officer, Rules of Engagement, as Gen. West, Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Weatherman,” as Golf Starter Chuck, House, “Twenty Vicodin” (when he’s in prison at the beginning of season 8), as Dr. Sykes.

Lionel Barrymore

Where you know him from:

It’s a Wonderful Life, as Mr. Potter

You Can’t Take It With You, as Martin Vanderhof

Key Largo, as James Temple

Also look for him in: Sadie Thompson, as Alfred Davidson, A Free Soul, as Stephen Ashe, Grand Hotel, as Otto Kringelein, Dinner at Eight, as Oliver Jordan, David Copperfield, as Dan Peggotty, The Gorgeous Hussy, as Andrew Jackson, Camille, as Monsieur Duval, Test Pilot, as Drake, a bunch of Dr. Kildare films as Dr. Gillespie, Since You Went Away, as Clergyman, Dragon Seed, as Narrator, The Valley of Decision, as Pat Rafferty, Duel in the Sun, as Sen. Jackson McCanles.

Elya Baskin

Where you know him from:

Spider-Man 2 & 3, as Mr. Ditkovich (Peter Parker’s landlord)

Air Force One, as Andrei Kolchak (the hijackers’ pilot)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, as General Borschevsky

Spy Hard, as Professor Ukrinsky

Also look for him in: Being There, as Karpatov, Moscow on the Hudson, as Anatoly, 2010: The Year We Make Contact, as Maxim Brajlovsky, October Sky, as Ike Bykovsky, Thirteen Days, as Anotoly Dobrinyn, Angels & Demons, as Cardinal Petrov, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as Cosmonaut Dimitri.

Kathy Bates

Where you know her from:

Misery, as Annie Wilkes

Titanic, as Molly Brown

The Waterboy, as Helen “Mama” Boucher

About Schmidt, as Roberta Hertzel

Also look for her in: Straight Time, as Selma Darin, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean, as Stella Mae, The Morning After, as Woman on Mateo Street, Arthur 2: On the Rocks, as Mrs. Canby, Dick Tracy, as Mrs. Green, Shadows and Fog, as Prostitute, Fried Green Tomatoes, as Evelyn Couch, Used People, as Bibby Berman, North, as Alaskan Mom, Dolores Claiborne, as Dolores Claiborne, Primary Colors, as Libby Holden, A Civil Action, as Bankriptucy Judge, American Outlaws, as Ma James, Rat Race, as The Squirrel Lady, Love Liza, as Mary Ann Bankhead, Dragonfly, as Mrs. Belmont, Around the World in 80 Days, as Queen Victoria, Little Black Book, as Kippie Kann, The Bridge of San Luis Rey, as The Marquesa, Six Feet Under, as Bettina, Rumor Has It…, as Aunt Misty, Failure to Launch, as Sue, Charlotte’s Web, as Bitsy the Cow, Bee Movie, as Janet Benson, Fred Claus, as Mother Claus, The Golden Compass, as Hester, P.S. I Love You, as Patricia, The Family That Preys, as Charlotte Cartwright, The Day the Earth Stood Still, as Regina Jackson, Revolutionary Road, as Mrs. Givings, The Blind Side, as Miss Sue, Valentine’s Day, as Susan, Midnight in Paris, as Gertrude Stein, The Office, as Jo Bennett, Harry’s Law, as Harriet Korn.

Paul Bates

Where you know him from:

Coming to America, as Oha

True Romance, as Marty

8 Mile, as Manny

Also look for him in: Hannah and Her Sisters, as Theater Manager, Crazy People, as Robles, The Bonfire of the Vanities, as Buck, The Super, as Storekeeper, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, as Officer Finney, Jennifer Eight, as Venables, Mr. Wonderful, as Marlon, Showgirls, as Bouncer at Cheetah, The Preacher’s Wife, as Saul Jeffreys

Instinct, as Bluto, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, as Nightclub Manager, Hesher, as Mr. Elsberry, Bad Teacher, as School Superintendent.

Sean Bean

Where you know him from:

GoldenEye, as Alec Trevelyan, 006

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, as Bormir

Also look for him in: The Field, as Tadgh McCabe, Patriot Games, as Sean Miller, Black Beauty, as Farmer Grey, Airborne, as Dave Toombs, Ronin, as Spence, Don’t Say a Word, as Patrick Koster, Equilibirum, as Partridge, The Big Empty, as Cowboy, Troy, as Odysseus, National Treasure, as Ian Howe, The Island, as Dr. Bernard Merrick, North Country, as Kyle, Flightplan, as Captain Rich, Silent Hill & Silent Hill: Revelation, as Christopher Da Silva, The Hitcher, as John Ryder, Red Riding: 1973 & 1983, as John Dawson, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Zeus, Crusoe, as James Crusoe, Game of Thrones, as Eddard Stark, Mirror Mirror, as The King.

Ned Beatty

Where you know him from: 

Deliverance, as Bobby

Network, as Arthur Jensen

Superman & Superman II, as Otis

Back to School, as Dean Martin

Toy Story 3, as Lotso

Also look for him in: The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, as Tector Crites, Nashville, as Delbert Reese, All the President’s Men, as Dardis, Silver Streak, as Sweet, 1941, as Ward Douglas, Stroker Ace, as Clyde Torkle, Rudy, as Daniel Ruettiger, Roseanne, as Dan Connor’s father, Radioland Murders, as General Walt Whalen, Life, as Dexter Wilkins, Charlie Wilson’s War, as Doc Long.

Ed Begley Jr.

Where you know him from: 

This is Spinal Tap, as John “Stumpy” Pepys

St. Elsewhere, as Dr. Victor Ehrlich

Pineapple Express, as Robert (Rogen’s girlfriend’s father)

Also look for him in: The In-Laws, as Barry Lutz, CIA Intelligence Officer at Embassy, The Accidental Tourist, as Charles Leary, She-Devil, as Bob, Renaissance Man, as Jack Markin, The Pagemaster, as Alan Tyler, Batman Forever, as Fred Stickley, Santa with Muscles, as Ebner Frost, Best in Show, as Hotel Manager, Get Over It, as Frank Landers, Auto Focus, as Mel Rosen,  A Mighty Wind, as Lars Olfen, Arrested Development, as Stan Sitwell, For Your Consideration, as Sandy Lane, Whatever Works, as John.

Ralph Bellamy

Where you know him from: 

His Girl Friday, as Bruce Baldwin

The Awful Truth, as Dan Leeson

Rosemary’s Baby, as Dr. Sapirstein

Trading Places, as Randolph Duke (and also briefly in Coming to America)

Also look for him in: The Wolf Man, as Colonel Montford, Sunrise at Campobello, as Franklin Delano Roosevelt, The Professionals, as Joe Grant, Oh, God!, as Sam Raven, Pretty Woman, as James Morse.

William Bendix

Where you know him from:

Lifeboat, as Gus Smith

The Life of Riley, as Chester A. Riley

Also look for him in: Woman of the Year, as Pinkie Peters, Wake Island, as Smacksie, Detective Story, as Det. Lou Brady.

Paul Benjamin

Where you know him from:

Escape from Alcatraz, as English

Do the Right Thing, as ML

The Station Agent, as Henry Styles

Also look for him in: Midnight Cowboy, as Bartender – New York, The Anderson Tapes, as Jimmy, Across 110th Stret, as Jim Harris, Deadly Force, as Lester, Nuts, as Harry Harrison, The Five Heartbeats, as Mr. King, The Super, as Gilliam, Hoodlum, as Whispers.

Tom Berenger

I’m not sure just how much I consider him a character actor, but I sure do love him, so I’m putting him on here anyway, so people who don’t necessarily know all the awesome stuff he’s done get some more exposure to the awesomeness that is Berenger.

Where you know him from:

Platoon, as Sgt.Barnes

Major League & Major League II, as Jake Taylor

Inception, as Peter Browning (sadly, this is how most people only know him nowadays. Which makes me sad.)

Also look for him in: Looking for Mr. Goodbar, as Gary (great performance), The Big Chill, as Sam Weber, Eddie and the Cruisers (YES!), as Frank Ridgeway, Born on the Fourth of July, as Recruiting Gunnery Sgt. Hayes, The Field, as Peter, the American, Sniper (and 2 & 3), as Thomas Beckett, Gettysburg, as Lt. Gen. James Longstreet, Training Day, as Stan Gursky, Faster, as Warden.

This man needs more work. Christopher Nolan is awesome for casting him. I was so happy when I saw that. The world needs more Berenger.

Corbin Bernsen

Where you know him from:

Major League, Major League II & Major League: Back to the Minors, as Roger Dorn

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, as Harlan Dexter

Psych, as Harry Spencer

Also look for him in: Radioland Murders, as Dexter Morris, The Great White Hype, as Peter Prince, Seinfeld, as himself (It was memorable. At least for me, which, I guess means I should also say) L.A. Law, as Arnie Becker.

Abner Biberman

Where you know him from:

His Girl Friday, as Louie

Another Thin Man, as Dum-Dum’, Church’s Henchman

Also look for him in: Gunga Din, as Chota, Each Dawn I Die, as Shake Edwards, The Rains Came, as John the Baptist, The Roaring Twenties, as Henchman, Dragon Seed, as Captain Yasuda, The Keys of the Kingdom, as Wai’s Captain, Back to Bataan, as Japanese Captain, Winchester ’73, as Latigo Means, Elephant Walk, as Dr. Pereira. (He also directed a fair amount of stuff. I really like that.)

Charles Bickford

Where you know him from:

Johnny Belinda, as Black MacDonald

Days of Wine and Roses, as Ellis Arnesen

A Star is Born, as Oliver Niles

Also look for him in: Anna Christie, as Matt Burke, Little Miss Marker, as Big Steve Holloway, The Song of Bernadette, as Father Peyramale, Duel in the Sun, as Sam Pierce, The Farmer’s Daughter, as Joseph Clancy, The Big Country, as Maj. Henry Terrill, The Unforgiven, as Zeb Rawlins.

Michael Biehn

Where you know him from:

The Terminator, as Kyle Reese

Aliens, as Capt. Dwayne Hicks

Tombstone, as Johnny Ringo

Also look for him in: The Abyss, as Lt. Hiram Coffey, Navy Seals, as Lt. James Curran, The Rock, as Commander Charles Anderson, Grindhouse, Planet Terror, as Sheriff Hague.

Theodore Bikel

Where you know him from:

The Defiant Ones, as Sheriff Max Muller

The African Queen, as First Officer

My Fair Lady, as Zoltan Karpathy

Also look for him in: Moulin Rouge, as King Milo IV of Serbia, A Day to Remember, as Henri Dubot, The Pride and the Passion, as General Jouvet, The Enemy Below, as ‘Heinie’ Schwaffer, I Want to Live!, as Carl G.G. Palmberg, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming, as The Russian captain, The Return of the King (Rankin & Bass), as Aragorn.

Mike Binder

Where you know him from:

Minority Report, as Leo Crow

The Contender, as Lewis Hollis

Reign Over Me, as Bryan Sugarman

Also look for him in: Blankman, as Dr. Victor Norris, The Upside of Anger, as Adam “Shep” Goodman,The Amateurs, as Andy’s Boss, Man About Town, as Morty, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, as Sam Shapiro.

He’s also a writer/director. He also directed: Blankman, The Sex Monster, The Upside of Anger, Man About Town and Reign Over Me.

I put him on this list because I really remembered him after Minority Report and started noticing him popping up in all these other things. And that counts.

Claire Bloom

Where you know her from:

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, as Nan Perry

Charly, as Alice Kinian

Limelight, as Thereza

Also look for her in: Richard III (1955), as The Lady Anne, Alexander the Great, as Barsine, The Brothers Karamazov, as Katya, The Buccaneer, as Bonnie Brown, Look Back in Anger, as Helena Charles, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, as Dorothea Grimm, The Chapman Report, as Naomi Shields, The Haunting, as Theodora “Theo,” The Outrage, as Wife, A Doll’s House, as Nora Helmer, Clash of the Titans, as Hera, Crimes and Misdemeanors, as Miriam Rosenthal, Mighty Aphrodite, as Amanda’s Mother, Daylight, as Eleanor Trilling, The King’s Speech, as Queen Mary.

Roberts Blossom

Where you know him from:

Home Alone, as Marley

You don’t know him from anywhere else. Trust me.

Also look for him in: The Hospital, as Guernsey, Slaughterhouse-Five, as Wild Bob Cody, The Great Gatsby, as Mr. Gatz, Close Encounters of Third Kind, as Farmer, Escape from Alcatraz, as Doc, Resurrection, as John Harper, Christine, as George LeBay, Reuben, Reuben, as Frank Spofford, The Last Temptation of Christ, as Aged Master, Always, as Dave, Doc Hollywood, as Judge Evans, The Quick and the Dead, as Doc Wallace.

Ward Bond

Where you know him from: If you’ve watched John Ford movies, you know Ward Bond. This man was, outside of John Wayne, Ford’s favorite actor. The three of them were drinking buddies. There’s a great story where Bond and Wayne are shitfaced drunk, and Bond bets Wayne that they could stand on opposite ends of a newspaper and Wayne wouldn’t be able to hit him. So Wayne accepts, and Bond puts the newspaper down in a doorway and they stand on either side of it. And Bond slams the door in Wayne’s face and goes, “Try and hit me now, you son of a bitch!” And Wayne just punches through the door and knocks Bond on his ass.

Gone With the Wind, as Tom, a Yankee Captain (the dude who tries to arrest Leslie Howard for the raid on the shantytown)

The Searchers, as Rev. Capt. Samuel Johnston Clayton

My Darling Clementine, as Morgan Earp

The Quiet Man, as Father Lonergan

Dodge City, as Bud Taylor

Rio Bravo, as Pat Wheeler

Also look for him in: Young Mr. Lincoln, as John Palmer Cass, The Grapes of Wrath, as Policeman, The Long Voyage Home, as Yank, Sergeant York, as Ike Botkin, The Maltese Falcon, as Detective Tom Polhaus, It’s a Wonderful Life, as Bert, Fort Apache, as Sgt. Maj. O’Rourke, Joan of Arc, as La Hire, 3 Godfathers, as Buck Sweet, Wagon Master, as Elder Riggs, Hondo, as Buffalo Baker, Mister Roberts, as Chief Petty Officer Dowdy He also had a lot of uncredited parts in a lot of 30s films (including It Happened One Night, You Can’t Take It With You and Bringing Up Baby). Too many to list. This man made a lot of films (and thank god for that).

Beulah Bondi

Where you know her from:

It’s a Wonderful Life, as Ma Bailey

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Ma Smith

Make Way for Tomorrow, as Lucy Cooper

Also look for her in: The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, as Melissa, The Gorgeous Hussy, as Rachel Jackson, Of Human Hearts, as Mary Wilkins, Our Town, as Mrs. Webb, Penny Serenade, as Miss Oliver, Watch on the Rhine, as Anise, The Southerner, as Granny Tucker, The Snake Pit, as Mrs. Greer, The Baron of Arizona, as Loma Morales.

Mark Boone Junior

Where you know him from:

Batman Begins, as Detective Flass

Memento, as Burt Sons of Anarchy, as Bobby Munson

Also look for him in: New York Stories, as Hank (Scorsese’s segment), Die Hard 2, as Shockley, The Quick and the Dead, as Scars, Se7en, as Greasy FBI Man, Trees Lounge, as Mike, The Game, as Shady Private Investigator, Vampires, as Catlin, Armageddon, as New York Guy, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, as Pawn Shop Owner, The Thin Red Line, as Pvt. Peale, The General’s Daughter, as Dalbert Elkins, Animal Factory, as Paul Adams, Get Carter, as Jim Davis, 2 Fast 2 Furious, as Detective Whitworth, Wristcutters: A Love Story, as Mike, 30 Days of Night, as Beau Brower, Frozen River, as Jacques Bruno, Halloween II, as Floyd.

Powers Boothe

Where you know him from:

Deadwood, as Cy Tolliver

Sin City, as Senator Roark

Red Dawn, as Lr. Col. Andrew “Andy” Tanner

Tombstone, as Curly Bill Brocius

Also look for him in: The Goodbye Girl, as Richard III Cast, Cruising, as Hankie Salesman, Extreme Prejudice, as Cash Bailey, Blue Sky, as Vince Johnson, Nixon, as Alexander Haig, U Turn, as Sheriff Potter, Men of Honor, as Captain Pullman, Frailty, as FBI Agent Wesley Doyle, 24, as Vice President Noah Daniels, MacGruber, as Col. James Faith, Guns, Girls and Gambling, as The Rancher.

Sam Bottoms

Where you know him from:

Apocalypse Now, as Lance B. Johnson

The Last Picture Show, as Billy

The Outlaw Josey Wales, as Jamie

Also look for him in: Bronco Billy, as Leonard James, Seabiscuit, as Mr. Blodget, Havoc, as Lt. Maris, Shopgirl, as Dan Buttersfield, Winter Passing, as Brian, Sherrybaby, as Bob Swanson Sr.

Julie Bowen

Normally I’m against people who are primarily TV stars being on here, but I looked and noticed she did have a memorable movie role, so I’m counting it.

Where you know her from:

Happy Gilmore, as Virginia Venit

Ed, as Carol Vessey

Modern Family, as Claire Dunphy

Also look for her in: Multiplicity, as Robin, Joe Somebody, as Meg Harper, Weeds, as Lisa, Boston Legal, as Denise Bauer, Horrible Bosses, as Rhonda Harken.

Tom Bower

Where you know him from:

Die Hard 2, as Marvin

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, as Pat McDonagh

Crazy Heart, as Bill Wilson

Also look for him in: River’s Edge, as Bennett, Beverly Hills Cop II, as Russ Fielding, True Believer, as Cecil Skell, The Ballad of Little Jo, as Lyle Hogg, Clear and Present Danger, as Clark’s Pilot, Georgia, as Erwin Flood, Nixon, as Frank Nixon, The Postman, as Larry, The Negotiator, as Omar, Pollock, as Dan Miller, Hearts in Atlantis, as Len Files, High Crimes, as FBI Agent Mullins, The Amateurs, as Floyd, North Country, as Gray Suchett, The Hills Have Eyes, as Gas Station Attendant, Appaloosa, as Abner Raines, The Killer Inside Me, as Sheriff Bob Maples, I Melt With You, as Captain Bob.

Peter Boyle

Where you know him from:

Young Frankenstein, as The Monster

Everybody Loves Raymond, as Frank Barone

Taxi Driver, as Wizard

Also look for him in: Medium Cool, as Gun Clinic Manager, Joe, as Joe Curran, Diary of a Mad Housewife, as Man in Group Therapy Session, The Candidate, as Marvin Lucas, The Friends of Eddie Coyle, as Dillon, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, as Frank Mazzetti, Where the Buffalo Roam, as Lazlo, Johnny Dangerously, as Jocko Dundee, Red Heat, as Comdr. Lou Donnelly, The Dream Team, as Jack McDermott, Honeymoon in Vegas, as Chief Orman, Malcolm X, as Captain Green, The Santa Clause, as Mr. Whittle, While You Were Sleeping, as Ox Callaghan, Doctor Dolittle, as Calloway, Monster’s Ball, as Buck Grotowski, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Rowland.

Alice Brady

Where you know her from:

My Man Godfrey, as Angelica Bullock

In Old Chicago, as Molly O’Leary

Also look for her in: The Gay Divorcee, as Aunt Hortense, Gold Diggers of 1935, as Mrs. Prentiss, Three Smart Girls, as Mrs. Lyons, One Hundred Men and a Girl, as Mrs. Frost, Young Mr. Lincoln, as Abigail Clay.

Ewen Bremner

Where you know him from:

Trainspotting, as Spud

Snatch, as Mullet

Black Hawk Down, as Nelson

Also look for him in: Naked, as Archie, Judge Dredd, as Junior Angel, Pearl Harbor, as Lt. Red Winkle, Around the World in 80 Days, as Inspector Fix, AVP: Alien vs. Predator, as Graeme Miller, Match Point, as Inspector Dowd, Death at a Funeral, as Justin, Fool’s Gold, as Alfonz, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, as Henry Strangler, Great Expectations, as Wemmick.

Eileen Brennan

Where you know her from:

The Sting, as Billie

Clue, as Mrs. Peacock

Murder by Death, as Tess Skeffington (Hilarious, because the entire plot of Clue, was taken direct from this movie)

Also look for her in: Divorce, American Style, as Eunice Tase, The Last Picture Show, as Genevieve, Scarecrow, as Darlene, The Cheap Detective, as Betty DeBoop, Private Benjamin, as Capt. Doreen Lewis, Jeepers Creepers, as The Cat Lady, The Amateurs, as Mrs. Cherkiss, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, as Carol Fields.

Walter Brennan

Where you know him from: 

To Have and Have Not, as Eddie. “Say, was you ever bit by a dead bee?”

My Darling Clementine, as the elder Clanton. “When you pull a gun, kill a man.”

Rio Bravo, as Stumpy. “Hey, Dude! How do ya like them apples?”

Red River, as Nadine Groot

Also look for him in: The Racket, as Man on Street in front of barber shop, King of Jazz, as Desk Sergeant (“Springtime”)/Soldier (“All Noisy on the Eastern Front”)/Waiter (“Oh! Forevermore!”)/Front End of Horse/Quartet Member (“Nellie), Barbary Coast, as Old Atrocity, Three Godfathers, as Sam “Gus” Barton, These Three, as Taxi Driver, Fury, as “Bugs” Meyer, Come and Get It, as Swan Bostrom, The Buccaneer, as Ezra Peavy, The Cowboy and the Lady, as Sugar, Kentucky, as Peter Goodwin, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle, as Walter, The Westerner, as Judge Roy Bean. Sergeant York, as Pastor Pile. Meet John Doe, as The Colonel. The Pride of the Yankees, as Sam Blake, Blood on the Moon, as Kris Barden, The Far Country, as Ben Tatum, Bad Day at Black Rock, as Doc Velie, The Proud Ones, as Jake, How the West Was Won, as Col. Jeb Hawkins, The Oscar, as Orrin C. Quentin, Support Your Local Sheriff!, as Pa Danby.

Brennan has one of the most distinct voices in film history. If you heard him, you’ll know if you’ve seen him before.

Al Bridge

Al Bridge

Where you know him from:

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, as Mr. Johnson

Sullivan’s Travels, as Jake – “The Mister”

Hail the Conquering Hero, as Political Boss

Also look for him in: The Thirteenth Guest,as Policeman, Blonde Venus, as Bouncer, A Night at the Opera, as Immigration Inspector, These Three, as Mrs. Walton’s Chauffeur, Dead End, as Policeman in Drina’s Apartment, The Awful Truth, as Motor Cop, Jezebel, as New Orleans Sheriff, Marie Antoinette, as Official in Passport Office, The Oklahoma Kid, as Would-Be Settler, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Senator Dwight, The Roaring Twenties, as Ship Captain, Dark Command, as Slave Trader, Christmas in July, as Mr. Hillbeiner, The Lady Eve, as First Steward, Road to Zanzibar, as Colonial Policeman with inspector, The Little Foxes, as Dawson,Reap the Wild Wind, as Cutler Man in Barrel Room, Saboteur, as Marine MP Sergeant, The Talk of the Town, as Desk Sergeant, I Married a Witch, as Second Prison Guard, The Palm Beach Story, as Conductor, The Greant Moment, as Mr. Stone, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as Cheap Charlie, The Clock, as Second Subway Official, Saratoga Trunk, as Soule Gang Engineer, They Were Expendable, as Lieutenant Colonel, Road to Utopia, as Ship Captain, The Best Years of Our Lives, as Gus – Salvage Superintendant, It’s a Wonderful Life, as Sheriff, Song of the Thin Man, as Nagle, Waterfront Policeman, Road to Rio, as Ship’s Officer, Unfaithfully Yours, as House Detective, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, as Sheriff, Strangers on a Train, as Tennis Judge, We’re Not Married!, as Det. Magnus.

Wilford Brimley

Where you know him from:

Those Liberty Medical commercials, talking about his Diabeetus.

The Natural, as Pop Fisher

The Thing, as Dr. Blair

Cocoon, as Ben Luckett

Seinfeld, as the Postmaster General

In & Out, as Frank Brackett

Also look for him in: The China Syndrome, as Ted Spindler, The Electric Horseman, as Farmer, Absence of Malice, as Wells, Tender Mercies, as Harry, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, as Harold Smith, The Firm, as William Devasher, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, as Earl Granger.

Jim Broadbent

Where you know him from:

Moulin Rouge!, as Harold Zidler

Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows, as Professor Slughorn

Gangs of New York, as Boss Tweed

Also look for him in: Time Bandits, as Compere, The Hit, as Barrister, Brazil, as Dr. Jaffe, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, as Jean Pierre Dubois, Enchanted April, as Frederick Arbuthnot, The Crying Game, as Col, Bullets over Broadway, as Warner Purcell, Richard III (1995), as Duke of Buckingham, Topsy-Turvy, as W.S. Gilbert, Bridget Jones’s Diary, as Bridget’s Dad, Iris, as John Bayley, Nicholas Nickleby, as Mr. Wackford Squeers, Vanity Fair, as Mr. Osborne, Vera Drake, as Judge, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, as Professor Kirke, Hot Fuzz, as Inspector Frank Butterman, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as Dean Charles Stanforth, The Young Victoria, as King William, Another Year, as Tom.

Josh Brolin

Where you know him from:

No Country for Old Men, as Llewelyn Moss

Grindhouse (/Planet Terror), as Doctor Block

American Gangster, as Det. Trupo

W., as George W. Bush

Milk, as Dan White

Also look for him in: The Goonies, as Brand, Flirting with Disaster, as Agent Tony Kent, Mimic, as Josh, The Mod Squad, as Billy, Hollow Man, as Matthew Kensington, Melinda and Melinda, as Greg Earlinger, Into the Blue, as Bates, In the Valley of Elah, as Chief Buchwald, Women in Trouble, as Nick Chapel, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as Bretton James, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, as Roy Channing, Jonah Hex, as Jonah Hex, True Grit, as Tom Chaney, Men in Black III, as Young Agent K.

Albert Brooks

Where you know him from:

Finding Nemo, as Marlin

Taxi Driver, as Tom

Broadcast News, as Aaron Altman

The Simpsons Movie, as Russ Cargill (+ The Simpsons, as Hank Scorpio)

Also look for him in: Real Life, as Albert Brooks, Private Benjamin, as Yale Goodman, Twilight Zone: The Movie, as Car Driver (“Wanna see something really scary?”), Unfaithfully Yours, as Norman Roberts, Lost in America, as David Howard, Defending Your Life, as Daniel Miller, I’ll Do Anything, as Burke Adler, The Scout, as Al Percolo, Doctor Dolittle, as Jacob the Tiger, The In-Laws, as Jerry Peyser, Weeds, as Lenny Botwin, Drive, as Bernie Rose.

Edward Brophy

Where you know him from:

The Thin Man, as Joe Morelli

The Thin Man Goes Home, as Brogan

The Champ, as Tim

Dumbo, as Timothy Q. Mouse

Also look for him in: The Cameraman, as Man in Bath-House, A Free Soul, as Slouch, Freaks, as Rollo Brother, Evelyn Prentice, as Eddie Delaney, Naughty Marietta, as Ezekial “Zeke” Cramer, Mad Love, as Rollo the Knife Thrower, Gold Diggers in Paris, as Mike Coogan, The Bride Came C.O.D., as Hinkle, Air Force, as Marine Sgt. J.J. Callahan, The Last Hurrah, as “Ditto” Boland.

Bryan Brown

Where you know him from:

Cocktail, as Doug Coughlin

Gorillas in the Mist, as Bob Campbell

Australia, as King Carney

Also look for him in: Breaker Morant, as Lt. Peter Handcock, F/X, as Roland ‘Rollie’ Tyler, Along Came Polly, as Leland Van Lew.

Clancy Brown

Where you know him from:

The Shawshank Redemption, as Captain Hadley

Spongebob Squarepants, as Mr. Krabs

Highlander, as Victor Kruger/The Kurgan

Also look for him in: Bad Boys (1983), as Viking Lofgren, Moonwalker (YES!), as Police Officer (“Speed Demon” segment), Dead Man Walking, as State Trooper, The Hurricane, as Lt. Jimmy Williams, The Guardian, as Capt. Hadley (subtle, no?), Pathfinder, as Gunnar, The Informant!, as Aubrey Daniel, A Nightmare on Elm Street, as Alan Smith, Green Lantern, as the voice of Parralax, Cowboys and Aliens, as Meacham. And as the voice of Lex Luthor on  Superman/Justice League/The Batman — pretty much all the animated shows.

Jim Brown

Where you know him from:

The Dirty Dozen, as Robert Jefferson

Mars Attacks!, as Byron Williams

Any Given Sunday, as Montezuma Monroe

Also look for him in: Rio Concho, as Sgt. Franklin, 100 Rifles, as Lyedecker, …tick…tick…tick, as Jimmy Price, Three the Hard Way, as Jimmy Lait, Take a Hard Ride, as Pike, The Running Man, as Fireball, I’m Gonna Git you Sucka, as Slammer, He Got Game, as Spivey, Small Soldiers, as Butch Meathook.

Roscoe Lee Browne

Where you know him from:

The Cowboys, as Jebediah Nightlinger

Topaz, as Philippe Dubois

The Liberation of L.B. Jones, as L.B. Jones

Also look for him in: The Comedians, as Petit Pierre, Uptown Saturday Night, as Congressman Lincoln, Logan’s Run, as Box, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, as Archer Lincoln, Oliver & Company, as Francis, The Mambo Kings, as Fernando Perez, Forest Warrior, as Clovis Madison, Spider-Man, as Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, Babe: Pig in the City, as Narrator, Treasure Planet, as Mr. Arrow, Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties, as Narrator, Epic Movie, as Narrator.

Peter Bull

Where you know him from:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, as Russian Ambassador Alexi de Sadesky

The African Queen, as Captain of Louisa

Scrooge (1951), as First Businessman, Narrator

Also look for him in: As You Like It, as William, Sabotage, as Michaelis – Conspirator, Marie Antoinette, as Gamin, Oliver Twist, as Landlord of “Three Cripples,” The Lavender Hill Mob, as Joe the Gab, Tom Jones, as Thwackum, Doctor Dolittle, as General Bellowes, The Tempest, as Alonso, the King of Naples, Yellowbeard, as Queen Anne.

Billie Burke

Where you know her from:

The Wizard of Oz, as Glinda

I’m not gonna pretend like people know how from anywhere other than as Glinda. But she did have a lot of supporting roles in the 30s and 40s.

Also look for her in: A Bill of Divorcement, as Meg Fairchild, Dinner at Eight, as Millicent Jordan, Becky Sharp, as Lady Bareacres, Topper, as Mrs. Topper, Merrily We Live, as Mrs. Emily Kilbourne, The Man Who Came to Dinner, as Mrs. Ernest Stanley, Father of the Bride, as Doris Dunston.

Raymond Burr

Where you know him from:

Perry Mason, as Perry Mason

Ironside, as Robert T. Ironside

Rear Window, as Lars Thorwald

A Place in the Sun, as Dist. Attny. R. Frank Marlowe

Also look for him in: Sleep, My Love, as Detective Sgt. Strake, Raw Deal, as Rick Coyle, Pitfall, as J.B. MacDonald, Serpent of the Nile, as Mark Antony, A Man Alone, as Stanley, Bank of Mesa, Count Three and Pray, as Yancey Huggins, Godzilla, King of the Monsters!, as Steve Martin, Airplane II: The Sequel, as Judge D.C. Simonton, Delirious, as Carter Hedison.

Tony Burton

Where you know him from:

Rocky & Rocky II & Rocky III & Rocky IV & Rocky V & Rocky Balboa, as Duke (Apollo’s Trainer)

The Shining, as Larry Durkin

Assault on Precinct 13, as Wells

Also look for him in: The Black Godfather, as Sonny Spyder Brown, Heroes, as Chef, Stir Crazy, as Guy who Punches Big Mean, Inside Moves, as Lucius, The Toy, as Stanley, House Party 2, as Mr. Lee, Hook, as Bill Jukes.

Steve Buscemi

Where you know him from:

Reservoir Dogs, as Mr. Pink

Fargo, as Carl Showalter

The Big Lebowski, as Donny, Theodore Donald Kerabatsos

Also look for him in: New York Stories, as Gregory Stark, Mystery Train, as Charlie the Barber, King of New York, as Test Tube, Miller’s Crossing, as Mink, Barton Fink, as Chet, Billy Bathgate, as Irving, In the Soup, as Adolpho Rollo, Rising Sun, as Willy “The Weasel” Wilhelm, The Hudsucker Proxy, as Beatnik Barman, Pulp Fiction, as Buddy Holly, Airheads, as Rex, Living in Oblivion, as Nick Reve, Billy Madison, as Danny McGrath, Desperado, as Buscemi, Things to Do in Denver when You’re Dead, as Mister Shhh, Trees Lounge, as Tommy, Escape from L.A., as Map to the Stars Eddie, The Wedding Singer, as Dave Veltri, Armageddon, as Rockhound, Big Daddy, as Homeless Guy, Animal Factory, as A.R. Hosspack, 28 Days, as Cornell, Ghost World, as Seymour, Monsters, Inc., as Randall Boggs, Domestic Disturbance, as Ray Coleman, Mr. Deeds, Crazy Eyes, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams & Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, as Romero, Big Fish, as Norther Winslow, The Island, as James McCord, Romance & Cigarettes, as Angelo, Art School Confidential, as “Broadway” Bob D’Annunzio, The Sopranos, as Tony Blundetto, Delirious, as Les Galantine, Interview, as Pierre Peders, I Think I Love My Wife, as George, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, as Clint Fitzer, The Messenger, as Dale Martin, Saint John of Las Vegas, as John, Youth in Revolt, as George Twisp, Grown Ups, as Willy, Boardwalk Empire, as Nucky Thompson.

Pat Buttram

Where you know him from:

Robin Hood, as Sheriff of Nottingham

The Aristocats, as Napoleon

Twilight of Honor, as Cole Clinton

Also look for him in: The Gene Autry Show, as Pat Buttram, Green Acres, as Eustace Charleton Henry, The Rescuers, as Luke, The Fox and the Hound, as Chief, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, as Bullet #1, Back to the Future Part III, as Saloon Old Timer, A Goofy Movie, as Possum Park Emcee.

Kathleen Byron

Where you know her from:

Black Narcissus, as Sister Ruth

The Small Black Room, as Susan

A Matter of Life and Death, as An Angel

Also look for her in: I’ll Never Forget You, as Duchess of Devonshire, Young Bess, as Ann Seymour, The Elephant Man, as Lady Waddington, Emma, as Mrs. Goddard, Les Misérables, as Mother Superior, Saving Private Ryan, as Old Mrs. Ryan.

James Caan

Where you know him from:

The Godfather, as Santino ‘Sonny’ Corleone (and briefly in The Godfather Part II)

Brian’s Song, as Brian Piccolo

Elf, as Walter Hobbs

Misery, as Paul Sheldon

Rollerball, as Jonathan E.

Also look for him in: Irma la Douce, as Soldier with Radio, El Dorado, as Mississippi, Countdown, as Lee Stegler, Cinderella Liberty, as John Baggs, Jr., The Gambler, as Axel Freed, Funny Lady, as Billy Rose, The Killer Elite, as Mike Locken, Harry and Walter Go to New York, as Harry Dighby, A Bridge Too Far, as Staff Sergeant Dohun, Comes a Horseman, as Frank “buck” Athearn, 1941, as Sailor in Fight, Chapter Two, as George Schneider, Thief, as Frank, Dick Tracy, as Spaldoni, For the Boys, as Eddie Sparks, Honeymoon in Vegas, as Tommy Korman, The Program, as Sam Winters, Bottle Rocket, as Mr. Henry, Eraser, as U.S. Marshal Robert Deguerin, Bulletproof, as Colton, Mickey Blue Eyes, as Frank Vitale, The Yards, as Frank Olchin, The Way of the Gun, as Joe Sarno, City of Ghosts, as Marvin, Dogville, as The Big Man, Santa’s Slay, as Darren Mason, Las Vegas, as Ed Deline, Get Smart, as The President, New York, I Love You, as Mr. Riccoli, the Pharmacist, Middle Men, as Jerry Haggerty, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as Tim Lockwood, Henry’s Crime, as Max Saltzman, Detachment, as Me. Seaboldt.

Sid Caesar

Where you know him from:

Grease (& Grease 2), as Coach Calhoun

It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as Melville Crump

Vegas Vacation, as Mr. Ellis

Also look for him in: Airport 1975, as Barney, Silent Movie, as Studio Chief, The Cheap Detective, as Ezra Dezire, The Fiendish Plot of Dr. Fu Manchu, as Joe Capone, History of the World: Part I, as Chief Caveman, Cannonball Run II, as Fisherman.

Simon Callow

Where you know him from:

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as Vincent Cadby. (At least, that’s where I know him from.)

Postcards from the Edge, as Simon Asquith

Four Weddings and a Funeral, as Gareth

Also look for him in: Amadeus, as Emanuel Schikaneder/Papageno in “The Magic Flute,” A Room with a View, as Reverend Beebe, Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, as Dr. Alex Sauer, Street Fighter, as A.N. Official, Shakespeare in Love, as Tilney, Master of the Revels.

Bobby Cannavale

Where you know him from:

Snakes on a Plane, as Hank Harris

The Other Guys, as Jimmy

Romance & Cigarettes, as Fryburg

Also look for him in: The Bone Collector, as Amelia’s Boyfriend, The Station Agent, as Joe Oramas, Fast Food Nation, as Mike, 10 Items or Less, as Bobby, The Ten, as Marty McBride, Dedication, as Don Meeyers, The Merry Gentleman, as Michael, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, as Commander Kent, Win Win, as Terry Delfino.

Yakima Canutt

He’s not a character actor in the definitive sense. However, he was the greatest Hollywood stuntman of the studio era, who doubled for huge, huge movie stars like John Wayne and Clark Gable. Many of the stunts you saw in a lot of really famous films – he was the one who did them. And he also had “bit” parts (most of which required stunts) in many of the films, so I think that counts.

Here’s a list of films he did stunts for, or was the stunt coordinartor for (that you might know. He did work on over 200 films):

The Last Days of Pompeii, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, In Old Chicago, Stagecoach, Dodge City, Young Mr. Lincoln, Gone With the Wind, Virginia City, Boom Town, They Died with Their Boots on, Gentleman Jim, Rio Bravo, Spartacus, The Fall of the Roman Empire, Cat Ballou.

He also staged and co-directed the chariot race in Ben-Hur. Badass.

Harry Carey

Where you know him from:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as President of the Senate

Red River, as Mr. Melville

Also look for him in: A bunch of “Cheyenne Harry” serials of the late ’10s and early ’20s, Trader Horn, as Trader Horn, Valiant is the Word for Carrie, as Phil Yonne, Beyond Christmas, as George Vale Melton, They Knew What They Wanted, as the Doctor, The Great Moment, as Professor John C. Warren, Duel in the Sun, as Lem Smoot.

Harry Carey, Jr.

Where you know him from:

The Searchers, as Brad Jorgensen

Rio Grande, as Trooper Daniel “Sandy” Boone

Red River, as Dan Latimer

Also look for him in: Blood on the Moon, as Cowboy, 3 Godfathers, as William Kearney (“The Abilene Kid”), She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, as 2nd Lt. Ross Pennell, Wagon Master, as Sandy, Niagara, as Taxi Driver, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as Winslow – Olympic Team, Island in the Sky, as Ralph Hunt – Moon’s co-pilot, The Long Gray Line, as Dwight Eisenhower, House of Bamboo, as John, Mister Roberts, as Stefanowski, The Great Impostor, as Dr. Joseph Mornay, Two Rode Together, as Ortho Clegg, Cheyenne Autumn, as Trooper Smith, Shenandoah, as Jenkins, Billy the Kid vs. Dracula, as Ben Dooley, Alvarez Kelly, as Cpl. Peterson, The Undefeated, as Webster, Dirty Dingus Magee, as Charles Stuart, Big Jake, as Pop Dawson, Cahill U.S. Marshal, as Hank, Take a Hard Ride, as Dumper, Nickelodeon, as Dobie, The Long Riders, as George Arthur, Gremlins, as Mr. Anderson, Mask, as Red, The Whales of August, as Joshua Brackett, The Exorcist III, as Father Kanavan, Back to the Future Part III, as Saloon Old Timer, Tombstone, as Marshal Fred White.

Carmine Caridi

Where you know him from:

The Godfather Part II, as Carmine Rosato

The Godfather Part III, as Albert Volpe

The Cheap Detective, as Sergeant Crosseti

Also look for him in: The Anderson Tapes, as Detective A, The Gambler, as Jimmy, Car Wash, as Foolish Father, The In-Laws, as Angie, Prince of the City, as Gino Mascone, Fame, as Angelo Martelli, Brewster’s Millions, as Salvino, The Money Pit, as Brad Shirk, Some Kind of Wonderful, as Museum Guard, Havana, as Captain Potts, Life Stinks, as Flophouse Owner, Bugsy, as Frank Costello, Rudy, as Sam Giancana, NYPD Blue, as Det. Vince Gotelli.

David Carradine

Where you know him from:

Kill Bill, as Bill

Kung Fu & Kung Fu: The Legend Continues, as Kwai Chang Caine

Bound for Glory, as Woody Guthrie

Death Race 2000, as Frankenstein

Boxcar Bertha, as Big Bill Shelly

Also look for him in: The Long Goodbye,a s Dave aka Socrates, Mean Streets, as Drunk, Cannonball!, as Coy ‘Cannonball’ Buckman, The Long Riders, as Cole Younger, Bird on a Wire, as Eugene Sorenson, Epic Movie, as Museum Curator, Big Stan, as The Master, Hell Ride, as the Deuce, Crank: High Voltage, as Poon Dong.

John Carradine

lWhere you know him from:

The Grapes of Wrath, as Casy (the former preacher)

Stagecoach, as Hatfield

Jesse James, as Bob Ford (as well as the film’s sequel, The Return of Frank James)

The Ten Commandments, as Aaron

Also look for him in: Les Miserables, as Enjolras, Bride of Frankenstein, as Hunter at Hermit’s Cottage, The Prisoner of Shark Island, as Sgt. Rankin, The Garden of Allah, as Sand Diviner, Captains Courageous, as Long Jack, The Hurricane, as Warden, Of Human Hearts, as Abe Lincoln, Alexander’s Ragtime Band, as Speakeasy Doorman/Taxi Driver, The Hound of the Baskervilles, as Barryman, Frontier Marshal, as Ben Carter, Drums Along the Mohawk, as Caldwell, Blood and Sand, as Nacional, Bluebeard, as Gaston Morrell, House of Frankenstein & House of Dracula, as Dracula, Johnny Guitar, as Old Tom, The Egyptian, as Grave Robber, Around the World in 80 Days, as Colonel Proctor, The True Story of Jesse James, as Rev. Jethro Bailey, The Proud Rebel, as Traveling Salesman, The Last Hurrah, as Amos Force, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as Maj. Cassius Starbuckle, Cheyenne Autumn , as Jeff Blair, Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * but Were Afraid to Ask, as Dr. Bernardo, Boxcar Bertha as H. Buckram Sartoris, The Shootist, as Beckum, The Last Tycoon, as a tour guide, The Killer Inside Me, as Dr. Smith, The Sentinel, as Father Halliran The Secret of NIMH,as Great Owl, and Peggy Sue Got Married, as Leo.

Seymour Cassel

Where you know him from: 

Rushmore, as Bert Fisher, Max’s dad

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as Esteban

The Royal Tenenbaums, as Dusty

Also look for him in: The Killers, as Postal Clerk, Faces, as Chet, Coogan’s Bluff, as Young Hood, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, as Mort Weil, The Last Tycoon, as Seal Trainer, Tin Men, as Cheese.

Vincent Cassel

Where you know him from:

Ocean’s Twelve/Ocean’s Thirteen, as François Toulour, aka “The Night Fox”

Eastern Promises, as Kirill

Black Swan, as Thomas Leroy

La Haine, as Vinz

Also look for him in: Jefferson in Paris, as Camille Desmoulins, Elizabeth, as Duc d’Anjou, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, as Gilles de Rais, Brotherhood of the Wolf, as Jean-François, Shrek, as Monsieur Hood, Irreversible, as Marcus, Derailed, a LaRoche, Mesrine: Killer Instinct & Mesrine: Public Enemy #1, as Jacques Mesrine, A Dangerous Method, as Otto Gross.

Dan Castellaneta

Where you know him from:

The Simpsons, as Homer Simpson, Grandpa Abe Simpson, Krusty the Clown, Groundskeeper Willie, Barney Gumble, Mayor Quimby (“Vote Quimby!”), Squeaky-Voiced Teen, Hans Moleman, Sideshow Mel, Gil Gunderson, Itchy & Scratchy, Frankie the Squealer, Poochie, et al.

Hey Arnold!, as Arnold’s Grandpa

Also look for him in: Say Anything…, as Diane’s Teacher, The War of the Roses, as Man in Chair, The Client, as Slick Moeller, Space Jam, as Male Fan, My Giant, as Partlow, The Cat in the Hat, as Thing 1 and Thing 2, I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With, as Dick, The Pursuit of Happyness, as Alan Frakesh, Entourage, as Andrew Preston (principal of Ari’s son’s school), Superhero Movie, as Carlson, Super 8, as Izzy.

Richard S. Castellano

Where you know him from:

The Godfather, as Clemenza

Lovers and Other Strangers, as Frank Vecchio

He also did two TV shows, The Super and Joe and Sons. But purely off the strength of his Clemenza performance, I think he can go on this list.

John Cazale

Oh you know he was gonna be on here. The dude made five films in his life, and all five of them were nominated for Best Picture, three of them won, and two were up against each other.

Where you know him from:

The Godfather & The Godfather Part II, as Fredo

Dog Day Afternoon, as Sal

The Deer Hunter, as Stan

The Conversation, as Stan

I’d call that a memorable career, no?

Lon Chaney Sr.

The only primarily silent era actor on this list, and the reason for that is — it’s “the man of 1000 faces.” This is a dude that invented character acting on screen.

Where you know him from:

The Phantom of the Opera (1925), as Erik/The Phantom

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923), as Quasimodo

He Who Gets Slapped, as Paul Beaumont/HE

The Unholy Three, as Professor Echo/Granny O’Grady

The Unknown, as Alonzo the Armless

Also look for him in: Flesh and Blood, as David Webster, Oliver Twist (1922), as Fagin, A Blind Bargain, as Dr. Lamb/The Ape Man, While Paris Sleeps, as Henri Santodos, The Shock, as Wilse Dilling, The Monster, as Dr. Ziska, The Blackbird, as The Blackbird/The Bishop, London after Midnight, as Professor Edward C. Burke.

Lon Chaney Jr.

Where you know him from: 

The Wolf Man, as the Wolf Man

Of Mice and Men (1939), as Lenny

The Ghost of Frankenstein, as the Monster

The Mummy’s Tomb, as Kharis, the Mummy

Son of Dracula, as Dracula

He made many, many monster films in the 40s, always reprising his roles.

Also look for him in: High Noon, as Martin Howe (retired former sheriff Will Kane goes to for advice), The Defiant Ones, as Big Sam (guy who helps the two, who is more sympathetic to their plight than they might think).

Stockard Channing

Where you know her from:

Grease, as Rizzo

Six Degrees of Separation, as Ouisa Kittredge

The West Wing, as Abbey Bartlet

Also look for her in: The Hospital, as E.R. Nurse, The Fortune, as Freddie, The Cheap Detective, as Bess, Heartburn, as Julie Siegel, Smoke, as Ruby McNutt, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everthing, Julie Newmar, as Carol Ann, Up Close & Personal, as Marcia McGrath, Moll Flanders, as Mrs. Allworthy, The First Wives Club, as Cynthia Swann Griffin, Practical Magic, as Aunt Frances ‘Fran’ Owens, Where the Heart Is, as Sister Husband, Life or Something Like It, as Deborah Connors, Anything Else, as Paula Chase, Must Love Dogs, as Dolly, Multiple Sarcasms, as Pamela.

Kevin Chapman

Where you know him from:

Black Dynamite, as O’Leary

Mystic River, as Val Savage

Blow, as DEA Eastham

Also look for him in: The Boondock Saints, as Chappy, The Cider House Rules, as Adopting Dad, In the Bedroom, as Tim’s Friend, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Bartender, Ladder 49, as Frank Mckinny, In Good Company, as Lou, Two for the Money, as Southie, Sunshine Cleaning, as Carl, Brotherhood, as Freddie Cork, Unstoppable, as Bunny.

Cyd Charisse

Words cannot express just how much I love this woman. There are actresses you like, and then actresses you like. She’s one of the few actresses who actually stir feelings inside of me. (You know, like, feelings.)

Where you know her from:

Singin’ in the Rain, as Dancer (from the big sequence in the middle of the film, shown above)

The Band Wagon, as Gabrielle Gerard

Also look for her in: Brigadoon, as Fiona Campbell, Silk Stockings, as Ninotchka Yoschenko, It’s Always Fair Weather, as Jackie Leighton, Two Weeks in Another Town, as Carlotta.

She’s one of the few ladies to ever have the privilege of dancing with both Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. And — the Girl Hunt ballet in The Band Wagon — oh my god. I love this woman.

Jessica Chastain

Where you know her from:

The Tree of Life, as Mrs. O’Brien

Take Shelter, as Samantha

The Help, as Celia Foote

Also look for her in: The Debt, as Young Rachel, Coriolanus, as Virgillia, Wilde Salome, as Salome, Texas Killing Fields, as Det. Pam Stall, Tar, as Mrs. Williams, Mama, as Annabel, Wettest Country, as Maggie.

Maury Chaykin

Where you know him from:

My Cousin Vinny, as Sam Tipton (he can cook his grits in five minutes)

Entourage, as Harvey Weinngard (least subtle facsimile ever)

Also look for him in: WarGames, as Jim Sting, Twins, as Burt Klane, Dances with Wolves, as Major Fambrough, Hero, as Winston, Cutthroat Island, as John Reed, The Sweet Hereafter, as Wendell, The Mask of Zorro, as Prison Warden, Entrapment, as Conrad Greene, Bleacher Bums (great TV movie), as Scorekeeper Billy, Being Julia, as Walter Gibbs, Casino Jack, as Big Tony.

Dominic Chianese

Where you know him from:

The Sopranos, as Junior Soprano

The Godfather Part II, as Johnny Ola

Also look for him in: Dog Day Afternoon, as Vi’s Husband – Father, All the President’s Men, as Eugenio R. Martinez, Fingers, as Arthur Fox, …And Justice for All ,as Carl Travers, Q & A, as Larry Pesch/Vito/Lorenzo Franconi, Cradle Will Rock, as Silvano – Papa, Unfaithful, as Frank Wilson, When Will I Be Loved, as Count Tommaso Lupo, Damages, as Stuart Zedeck, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, as Reader, Boardwalk Empire, as Leander Cephas Whitlock

Thomas Hayden Church

Where you know him from:

Sideways, as Jack

Spider-Man 3, as Sandman/Flint Marko Wings, as Lowell Mather

Also look for him in: Tombstone, as Billy Clanton, 3000 Miles to Graceland, as Quigley, Spanglish, as Mike the Realtor, Idiocracy, as Brawndo CEO, Smart People, as Chuck Wetherhold, Imagine That, as Johnny Whitefeather, All About Steve, as Hartman Hughes, Easy A, as Mr. Griffith.

Fred Clark

Where you know him from:

Sunset Boulevard, as Sheldrake

How to Marry a Millionaire, as Waldo Brewster

Daddy Long Legs, as Griggs

Auntie Mame, as Dwight Babcock

Also look for him in: Ride the Pink Horse, as Frank Hugo, White Heat, as Trader Winston, A Place in the Sun, as Bellows, Abbott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops, as Joseph Gorman aka Sergei Toumanoff, The Solid Gold Cadillac, as Clifford Snell, Bells are Ringing, as Larry Hastings, Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man, as Mr. Turner, The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, as Alexander King, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, as Donald J. Pevney.

Patricia Clarkson

Where you know her from: 

The Untouchables, as Catherine Ness (Eliot’s wife)

Easy A, as Rosemary (Emma Stone’s mother)

Friends with Benefits, as Lorna (Mila Kunis’s mother)

Shutter Island, as Rachel 2

Also look for her in: The Dead Pool, as Samantha Walker, Jumanji, as Carol Parrish, The Green Mile, as Melinda Moores, The Pledge, as Margaret Larson, Far from Heaven, as Eleanor Fine, Pieces of April, as Joy Burns, The Station Agent, as Olivia Harris, Dogville, as Vera, Miracle, as Patti Brooks, Good Night, and Good Luck, as Shirley Wershba, All the King’s Men, as Sadie Burke, Lars and the Real Girl, as Dagmar, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as Judy, Whatever Works, as Marietta.

Lee J. Cobb

Where you know him from:

On the Waterfront, as Johnny Friendly

12 Angry Men, as Juror #3

The Exorcist, as Lt. William Kinderman

Also look for him in: The Song of Bernadette, as Dr. Dozous, Anna and the King of Siam, as Kralahome, Boomerang!, as Chief Harold F. “Robbie” Robinson, The Luck of the Irish, as David C. Augur, The Three Faces of Eve, as Dr. Curtis Luther, The Brothers Karamazov, as Father Karamazov,Green Mansions, as Nuflo, Exodus, as Barak Ben Canaan, How the West Was Won, as Marshal Lou Ramsey, Our Man Flint & In Like Flint, as Cramden, Coogan’s Bluff, as Lt. McElroy, Mackenna’s Gold, as The Editor, The Liberation of L.B. Jones, as Oman Hedgepath.

Bill Cobbs

Where you know him from:

The Hudsucker Proxy, as Moses

The Bodyguard, as Devaney

Night at the Museum, as Reginald

Also look for him in: The Cotton Club, as Big Joe Ison, The Color of Money, as Orvis, Bird, as Dr. Caulfield, The People Under the Stairs, as Grandpa Booker, Demolition Man, as Zachary Lamb (aged), Things to Do in Denver when You’re Dead, as Malt, Ed, as Tipton, That Thing You Do!, as Del Paxton, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Charlie Evers, Air Bud, as Arthur Chaney, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, as Estes, Random Hearts, as Marvin, Get Low, as Reverend Charlie Jackson

Charles Coburn

Where you know him from:

The Lady Eve, as “Colonel” Harrington

The More the Merrier, as Benjamin Dingle

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, as Sir Francis “Piggy” Beekman

Also look for him in: Of Human Hearts, as Dr. Shingle, Road to Singapore, as Joshua Mallon IV, The Devil and Miss Jones, as John P. Merrick, Kings Row, as Dr. Gordon, Heaven Can Wait, as Hugo Van Cleve, The Green Years, as Alexander Gow, The Paradine Case, as Sir Simon Flaquer, Monkey Business, as Oliver Oxley, Trouble Along the Way, as Father Burke, Around the World in 80 Days, as Steamship Company Clerk.

James Coburn

Where you know him from:

The Magnificent Seven, as Britt

Charade, as Tex Panthollow

Duck, You Sucker (aka A Fistful of Dynamite) as John Mallory

Payback, as Mr. Fairfax

Monsters, Inc. as Henry J. Waternoose

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, as Pat Garrett

Affliction, as Glen Whitehouse

Also look for him in: The Americanization of Emily, as Lt. Comdr. Paul ‘Bus’ Cummings, Our Man Flint/In Like Flint, as Derek Flint, Hard Times, as Speed, Midway, as Captain Vinton Maddox, Cross of Iron, as Rolf Steiner, Young Guns II, as John Simpson Chisum, Hudson Hawk, as George Kaplan, Deadfall, as Mike Donan/Lou Donan, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, as Mr. Crisp, Maverick, as Commodore Duvall, Eraser, as WitSex Chief Beller, The Nutty Professor (1996), as Harlan Hartley.

James Coco

Where you know him from:

Murder by Death, as Milo Perrier

Only When I Laugh, as Jimmy

Also look for him in: Ensign Pulver, as Skouras, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, as Mario, A New Leaf, as Uncle Harry, Man of La Mancha, as Sancho Panza/Cervantes’s Manservant, The Cheap Detective, as Marcel, The Muppets Take Manhattan, as Mr. Skeffington.

Gary Cole

Where you know him from:

Office Space, as Bill Lumbergh

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as Cotton McKnight

Pineapple Express, as Ted Jones

Also look for him in: The Brady Bunch Movie/A Very Brady Sequel, as Mike Brady, A Simple Plan, as Baxter, One Hour Photo, as Bill Owens, Talladega Ngihts: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as Reese Bobby, Breach, as Rich Garces, Entourage, as Andrew Klein. He was also the voice of Harvey Birdman.

Dabney Coleman

Where you know him from: 

WarGames, as McKittrick

Tootsie, as Ron Carlisle

Boardwalk Empire, as Commodore Louis Kaestner

Also look for him in: Cinderella Liberty, as Executive Officer, Midway, as Captain Murray Arnold, North Dallas Forty, as Emmett Hunter, Melvin and Howard, as Judge Keith Hayes, On Golden Pond, as Bill Ray, Amos & Andrew, as Chief of Police Cecil Tolliver, You’ve Got Mail, as Nelson Fox, Inspector Gadget, as Chief Quimby, Stuart Little, as Dr. Beechwood, Recess, as Principal Prickley, Domino, as Drake Bishop.

Olivia Colman

Where you know her from:

Hot Fuzz, as PC Doris Thatcher

Tyrannosaur, as Hannah

Also look for her in: Look Around You, as Pam Bachelor, I Could Never Be Your Woman, as Hairdresser, The Secret World of Arriety, as Homily (U.K. Version), The Iron Lady, as Carol Thatcher, Hyde Park on the Hudson, as Queen Elizabeth.

Clifton Collins, Jr.

Where you know him from:

Capote, as Perry Smith

The Rules of Attraction, as Rupert (the crazy drug dealer)

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as Vegan Police

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (fuck yeah, video game!), as Cesar Vialpando

Also look for him in: Tigerland, as Pvt. Miter, Traffic, as Francisco Flores, The Last Castle, as Cpl. Ramon Aguilar, Babel, as Officer at Border Crossing, Sunshine Cleaning, as Winston, Star Trek, as Ayel, Crank: High Voltage, as El Huron, Brothers, as Major Cavazos.

Ray Collins

Where you know him from:

Ciitzen Kane, as Jim W. Gettys

Touch of Evil, as District Attorney Adair

The Magnificent Ambersons, as Jack

The Best Years of Our Lives, as Mr. Milton

Also look for him in: The Human Comedy, as Mr. Macauley, The Seventh Cross, as Ernst Wallau, Leave Her to Heaven, as Glen Robie, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, as Beemish, A Double Life, as Victor Donlan, The Senator Was Indiscreet, as Houlihan, Command Decision, as Ma. Desmond Lansing, The Heiress, as Jefferson Almond, Summer Stock, as Jasper G. Wingait, The Racket, as Dist. Atty. Mortimer X. Welsh, The Desperate Hours, as Sheriff Masters, The Solid Gold Cadillac, as Alfred Metcalfe.

Robbie Coltrane

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone + Chamber of Secrets + Prisoner of Azkaban + Goble of Fire + Order of the Phoenix + Half Blood Prince + Deathly Hallows 1 + 2, as Rubeus Hagrid

GoldenEye + The World is Not Enough, as Valentin Dmitrovich Zukovsky

Ocean’s Twelve, as Matsui

Also look for him in: Flash Gordon, as Man at Airfield, Krull, as Rhun, Rueopean Vacation, as Man in the Bathroom, Mona Lisa, as Thomas, Let it Ride, as Ticket Seller, Henry V, as Sir John Falstaff, Buddy, as Dr. Bill Lintz, Message in a Bottle, as Ned Tweedledum, From Hell, as Sergeant Peter Godley, Van Helsing, as Mr. Hyde, Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker, as Prime Minister, The Brothers Bloom, as Curator, The Tale of Despereaux, as Gregory, Arthur Christmas, as Lead Elf, Great Expectations, as Mr. Jaggers, Brave, as Lord Dingwall.

Jack Conley

Where you know him from:

Payback, as Detective Leary

L.A Confidential, as Vice Captain

Fast & Furious, as Penning

Get Shorty, as Agent Dunbar

Also look for him in: Heaven’s Gate, as Morison, Apollo 13, as Science Reporter, The Chamber, as White Guard, Mercury Rising, as Detective Nichols, The Cell, as Agent Brock, Traffic, as Agent Hughes, Collateral Damage, as Forensic Specialist, Criminal, as Henry the Angry Man, Fun with Dick and Jane, as INS Agent, Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay, as Deupty Frye, House, M.D., “Birthmarks,” as Sheriff Costello, Crossing Over, as OIG Agent Poulson, G-Force, as Agent Trigstad.

Frank Conroy

Where you know him from:

The Ox-Bow Incident, as Major Tetley

The Naked City, as Capt. Donahue

The Snake Pit, as Dr. Jonathan Gilford

Also look for him in: The Royal Family of Broadway, as Gilmore Marshall, Possessed, as Horace Travers, Grand Hotel, as Rohna, The Kennel Murder Case, as Brisbane Coe, Frontier Marshal, as George “Oscar” Reid, Manhattan Melodrama, as Blackie’s Defense Attorney, Little Miss Marker, as Doctor Ignalls, The Captain Hates the Sea, as State’s Attorney, Evelyn Prentice, as District Attorney Farley, The White Parade, as Dr. Thorne, The Last Days of Pomepeii ,as Gaius Tanno, The Gorgeous Hussey, as John C. Calhoun, Mighty Joe Young, as Reporter, The Day the Earth Stood Still, as Mr. Harley, The Young Philadelphians, as Doctor Shippen Stearnes.

Elisha Cook, Jr.

Where you know him from:

House on Haunted Hill, as Watson Pritchard

The Maltese Falcon, as Wilmer Cook

The Big Sleep, as Harry Jones

The Killing, as George Peatty

Also look for him in: Pigskin Parade, as Herbert Terwilliger Van Dyck, Love Crazy, as Joe (elevator operator), Sergeant York, as Piano Player, Ball of Fire, as Nightclub Waiter, Dillinger, as Kirk Otto, One-Eyed Jacks, as Carvey, Rosemary’s Baby, as Mr. Nicklas, Emerpor of the North, as Gray Cat, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, as Cody, The Champ, as Georgie, 1941, as The Patron (Dexter).

Jennifer Coolidge

Where you know her from:

American Pie, American Pie II & American Wedding, as Stifler’s Mom

Also look for her in: A Night at the Roxbury, as Hottie Cop, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as Woman at the Football Game, Best in Show, as Sherri Ann Cabot, Down to Earth, as Mrs. Wellington, Legally Blonde & Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, as Paulette, Pootie Tang, as Ireenie, A Mighty Wind, as Amber Cole, Date Movie, as Roz Funkyerdoder, Click, as Janine, For Your Consideration, as Whitney Taylor Brown, Epic Movie, as White Bitch, Soul Men, as Rosalee, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, as Genevieve, Gentlemen Broncos, as Judith.

Chris Cooper

Where you know him from:

American Beauty, as Colonel Frank Fitts, USMC

The Bourne Identity, as Conklin

Adaptation., as John Laroche

Breach, as Robert Hanssen

Where the Wild Things Are, as Douglas

Also look for him in: Matewan, as Joe Kenehan, Lonesome Dove, as July Johnson, This Boy’s Life, as Roy, Lone Star, as Sam, A Time to Kill as Deputy Dwayne Looney, Great Expectations (1998), as Joe, The Horse Whisperer, as Frank Booker, October Sky, as John Hickam, Me, Myself and Irene, as Lieutenant Gerke, The Patriot, as Colonel Harry Burwell, Interstate 60, as Bob Cody, Seabiscuit, as Tom Smith, Capote, as Alan Dewey, Jarhead, as Lt. Col. Kazinski, Syriana, as Jimmy Pope, The Kingdom, as Grant Sykes, The Company Men, as Phil Woodward, The Town, as Stephen MacRay.

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Ellen Corby

Where you know her from:

I Remember Mama, as Aunt Trina

Shane, as Mrs. Liz Torrey

Vertigo, as Manager of McKittrick Hotel

Sabrina, as Mrs. McCardle

Also look for her in: The Spiral Staircase, as Neighbour, The Dark Corner, as Maid, It’s a Wonderful Life, as Miss Davis, Forever Amber, as Marge, Little Women, as Sophie, Caged, as Emma Barber, The Gunfighter, as Mrs. Devlin, The Mating Season, as Annie, On Moonlight Bay, as Miss Mary Stevens, Here Comes the Groom, as Mrs. McGonigle, The Big Trees, as Sister Blackburn, The Vanquished, as Mrs. Barbour, Night Passage, as Mrs. Feeney, Macabre, as Miss Kushins, Pocketful of Miracles, as Soho Sal, 4 For Texas, as Widow, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, as Town Gossip, Support Your Local Gunfighter, as Abigail, The Waltons, as Esther Walton.

Jeff Corey

Where you know him from:

True Grit (1969), as Tom Chaney

Little Big Man, as Wild Bill Hickock

Fourteen Hours, as Police Sgt. Farley

In Cold Blood, as Mr. Hickock

Also look for him in: Third Finger, Left Hand, as Johann, The Devil and Daniel Webster, as Tom Sharp, Roxie Hart, as Orderly, Syncopation, as Kit’s Attorney, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man, as Crypt Keeper, The Killers, as “Blinky” Franklin, California, as Clem, Miracle on 34th Street, as Reporter Brute Force, as “Freshman” Stack, Joan of Arc, as Joan’s Prison Guard, Wake of the Red Witch, as Mr. Loring, Hideout, as Beecham, Home of the Brave, as Doctor, Rawhide, as Luke Davis, The Balcony, as Bishop, Mickey One, as Larry Fryer, The Cincinnati Kid, as Hoban, Seconds, as Mr. Ruby, The Boston Strangler, as John Asgeirsson, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid & Butch and Sundance: The Early Days, as Sheriff Bledsoe, Beneath the Planet of the Apes, as Caspay, They Call Me MISTER Tibbs!, as Captain Marden, Shoot Out, as Trooper, The Last Tycoon, as Doctor, Oh, God!, as Rabbi Silverstone, Conan the Destroyer, as Grand Vizier, Bird on a Wire, as Lou Baird, Beethoven’s 2nd, as Gus, the Janitor.

Kevin Corrigan

Where you know him from:

The Departed, as Cousin Sean

American Gangster, as Campizi

Pineapple Express, as Budlofsky

And also (though you don’t knot it):

Goodfellas, as Michael Hill

Also look for him in: The Exorcist III, as Altar Boy, Billy Bathgate, as Arnold, True Romance, as Marvin, Bad Boys, as Elliott, Kiss of Death, as Kid selling Infinity, Grounded for Life, as Eddie Finnerty, Superbad, as Mark, Definitely, Maybe, as Mark, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, as Man at Port Authority, Big Fan, as Sal, Unstoppable, as Inspector Werner, The Next Three Days, as Alex.

Robert Costanzo

Where you know him from:

Die Hard 2, as Sgt.Vito Lorenzo

Total Recall, as Harry

City Slickers, as Sal

Also look for him in: Dog Day Afternoon, as New York Policeman, The Goodbye Girl, as Liquor Store Salesman, Saturday Night Fever, as Paint Store Customer, Shoot the Moon, as Leo Spinelli,Dick Tracy, as Lips’ Bodyguard, Honeymoon in Vegas, as Sidney Tomashefsky, Flyboys, as Carmine.

Allen Covert

Where you know him from:

All the Adam Sandler movies. But he always manages to be memorable in them.

Happy Gilmore, as Otto (his homeless caddy)

The Wedding Singer, as Sammy

The Waterboy, as Walter

Big Daddy, as Phil D’Amato

Also look for him in: Going Overboard, as Bartender, Airheads, as Cop, Heavy Weights, as Kenny,Bulletproof, as Detective Jones, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, as Vic, Little Nicky, as Todd, Mr. Deeds, as Marty, Anger Management, as Andrew, 50 First Dates, as Ten Second Tom, The Longest Yard, as Referee, Grandma’s Boy, as Alex, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, as Steve,Bedtime Stories, as Ferrari Guy, Paul Blart: Mall Cop, as Jerky Security Guy, Just Go With It, as Soul Patch.

Brian Cox

Where you know him from: (I feel like most people know Brian Cox, but I’m doing it anyway.)

The Bourne Identity & The Bourne Supremacy, as Ward Abbott

Adaptation., as Robert McKee

25th Hour, as James Brogan

X2: X-Men United, as William Styker

Troy, as Agamemnon

Red, as Ivan Simanov

Manhunter, as Hannibal Lecktor

Also look for him in: Rob Roy, as Killearn, Braveheart (big Scottish period for him), as Argyle Wallace, The Long Kiss Goodnight, as Dr. Nathan Waldman, The Boxer, as Joe Hamill, Rushmore, as Dr. Nelson Guggenheim, Super Troopers, as Captain O’Hagan, Manhunt (great video game), as the Director, Match Point, as Alec Hewitt, Red Eye, as Joe Reisert, The Ringer, as Gary Barker, Zodiac, as Melvin Belli, Fantastic Mr. Fox, as Action 12 Reporter, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as John Landon.

Bryan Cranston

Where you know him from:

Breaking Bad, as Walter White

Seinfeld, as Tim Whatley (Dentist. Converted to Judaism just for the jokes.)

Malcolm in the Middle, as Hal

(I don’t normally leave just TV stuff on here, but he’s one of those guys, you know him from TV, and then you go, “Oh shit, he was in all these movies too.” That counts. Especially when you see what movies they are and remember, “Oh shit, that was him.”)

Also look for him in: That Thing you Do!, as Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Saving Private Ryan, as War Department Colonel, Illusion, as David, Little Miss Sunshine, as Stan Grossman, Love Ranch, as James Pettis, The Lincoln Lawyer, as Detective Lankford, Drive, as Shannon, Larry Crowne, as Dean Tainot, Contagion, as Lyle Haggerty, Red Tails, as Maj. William Mortamus, John Carter, as Powell, Rock of Ages, as Mayor Mike Whitmore, Total Recall, as Vilos Cohaagen, Argo, as Jack O’Donnell.

Matt Craven

Where you know him from:

A Few Good Men, as Lt. Dave Spradling

Crimson Tide, as Lt. Roy Zimmer, Communications Officer

Bleacher Bums, as Greg

Also look for him in: Tin Men, as Looney, Jacob’s Ladder, as Michael, The Life of David Gale, as Dusty Wright, The Clearing, as Agent Ray Fuller, Assault on Precinct 1(2004), as Officer Kevin Capra, Deja Vu, as Agent Larry Minuti, Disturbia, as Daniel Brecht, Public Enemies, as Geryr Campbell, Devil, as Lustig, X-Men: First Class, as CIA Director McCone.

Terry Crews

Where you know him from:

The Expendables & The Expendables 2, as Hale Caesar

The Longest Yard, as Cheeseburger Eddy

Idiocracy, as President Camacho

Everybody Hates Chris, as Julius

Also look for him in: The 6th Day, as Vincent, Serving Sara, as Vernon, Friday After Next, as Damon, Deliver Us from Eva, as Big bartender, Malibu’s Most Wanted, as 8 Ball, Baadasssss!, as Big T, Starsky & Hutch, as Porter, Soul Plane, as Thug (Flight Attendant), White Chicks, as Latrell Spencer, Harsh Times, as Darrell, The Benchwarmers, as Poker Guy #1, Click, as Singing Driver, Inland Empire, as Street Person #3, Norbit, as Big Jack Latimore, Who’s Your Caddy?, as Tank, Balls of Fury, as Freddy, Street Kings, as Detective Terrence Washington, Get Smart, as Agent 91, Termiantor Salvation, as Captain Jericho, Middle Men, as James, Gamer, as Hackman, Lottery Ticket, as Jimmy the Driver, Bridesmaids, as Boot Camp Instructor, Are We There Yet?, as Nick Persons

James Cromwell

Where you know him from:

L.A. Confidential, as Dudley Smith

Babe and Babe: Pig in the City, as Farmer Hoggett

W., as George H. W. Bush

Also look for him in: Murder by Death, as Marcel, The Cheap Detective, as Schnell, Revenge of the Nerds I & II, as Mr. Skolnick, Eraser, as William Donohue, The People vs. Larry Flynt, as Charles Keating, Star Trek: First Contact, as Dr. Zefram Cochrane, Deep Impact, as Alan Rittenhouse, The General’s Daughter, as Lt. Gen. Joseph Campbell, RKO 281, as William Randolph Hearst, Space Cowboys, as Bob Gershon, The Sum of All Fears, as President Fowler, I, Robot, as Dr. Alfred Lanning, The Longest Yard, as Warden Hazen, The Queen, as Prince Philip, Spider-Man 3, as Captain Stacy, Secretariat, as Ogden Phipps.

Hume Cronyn

Where you know him from:

The most fascinating thing about Hume Cronyn is his marriage to Jessica Tandy. They were married from 1942 until her death in 1994. That’s 52 years. And, over that time, they often appeared in films together, often as husband and wife. That warms my heart so much. I think that’s one of the most beautiful stories in film history. Here’s a list of all the films they made together (I’ll list his character names. Hers will be on her list):

The Seventh Cross, as Paul Roeder

Blonde Fever, as Diner at Inn

The Green Years, as Papa Leckie

The World According to Garp, as Mr. Fields

Cocoon & Cocoon: The Return, as Joe Finley

*batteries not included, as Frank Riley

Camilla, as Ewald

Also look for him in: Shadow of a Doubt, as Herbie Hawkins, Lifeboat, as Stanley “Sparks” Garett, The Postman Always Rings Twice, as Arthur Keats, Sunrise at Campobello, as Louis Howe, Cleopatra, as Sosigenes, There Was a Crooked Man…, as Dudley Whinner, The Parallax View, as Bill Rintels, Brewster’s Millions, as Rupert Horn, The Pelican Brief, as Justice Rosenberg, Marvin’s Room, as Marvin.

David Cross

Where you know him from:

Arrested Development, as Tobias Fünke

Men in Black, as Newton the Morgue Attendant

Men in Black II, as Newton

Mr. Show with Bob and David

Also look for him in: The Cable Guy, as Sales Manager, Waiting for Guffman, as UFO expert, Small Soldiers, as Irwin Wayfair, Ghost World, as Gerrold, The Pushy Guy, Pootie Tang, as Pootie Tang imposter, Scary Movie 2, as Dwight, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, as Rob, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Zero, The Grand, as Larry Schwartzman, I’m Not There, as Allen Ginsberg, Alvin and the Chipmunks (The Squeakquel too), as Ian, Kung Fu Panda & Kung Fu Panda 2 as Crane, Year One, as Cain, Megamind, as Minion.

Scatman Crothers

Where you know him from:

The Shining, as Dick Hallorann

Hong Kong Phooey, as Hong Kong Phooey

The Aristocats, as Scat Cat

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as Turkle

Also look for him in: Lady Sings the Blues, as Big Ben, The Shootist, as Moses, Silver Streak, as Ralston, The Cheap Detective, as Tinker, Twilight Zone: The Movie, as Mr. Bloom (Segment #2), Transformers: The Movie (1986, and the TV series too), as Jazz.

Billy Crudup

Where you know him from:

Almost Famous, as Russell Hammond

Big Fish, as Will Bloom

Watchmen, as Dr. Manhattan / John Osterman

Public Enemies, as J. Edgar Hoover

Also look for him in: Sleepers, as Tommy Marcano, Everyone Says I Love You, as Ken, Inventing the Abbotts, as Jacey Holt, Princess Mononoke (English dub), as Ashitaka, Without Limits, as Steve Prefontaine, The Hi-Lo Country, as Pete Calder, Jesus’ Son, as FH, Mission: Impossible III, as John Musgrave, The Good Shepherd, as Arch Cummings, Dedication, as Henry Roth, Eat Pray Love, as Stephen, The Watch, as Neighbor, The Longest Week, as Conrad.

Marton Csokas

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & Two Towers, as Celeborn

xXx, as Yorgi

The Bourne Supremacy, as Jarda

Also look for him in: Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, as Poggle the Lesser, Kangaroo Jack, as Mr. Smith, Timeline, as Sir William De Kere / William Decker, Kingdom of Heaven, as Guy de Lusignan, The Great Raid, as Captain Redding, Æon Flux, as Trevor Goodchild, Alice in Wonderland, as Charles Kingsleigh, The Debt, as Young Stephan (Berlin 1965), Dream House, as Jack Patterson, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as Jack Barts.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Where you know him from:

Atonement, as Paul Marshall

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as Peter Guillam

Sherlock, as Sherlock Holmes

Also look for him in: Starter for 10, as Patrick Watts, Amazing Grace, as William Pitt, The Other Boleyn Girl, as William Carey, Creation, as Joseph Hooker, Four Lions, as Negotiator, The Whistleblower, as Nick Kaufman, War Horse, as Maj. Jamie Stewart, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey & The Hobbit: There and Back Again, as Smaug/The Necromancer

Alan Cumming

Where you know him from:

Goldeneye, as Boris Grishenko (He is invincible!)

X2: X-Men United, as Nightcrawler

Josey and the Pussycats, as Wyatt Frame

Also look for him in: Romy and Michelle’s High School Reunion, as Sandy Frink, Spice World, as Piers, Eyes Wide Shut, as Hotel Desk Clerk, Titus, as Saturnicus, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, as Gazoo/Mick Jagged, Get Carter, as Jeremy Kinnear, Spy Kids & Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams & Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, as Fegan Floop, The Anniversary Party, as Joe Therrian, The Smurfs, as Gusty (awesome new addition. He’s a badass Scot).

Tim Curry

Where you know him from:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as Dr. Frank-N-Furter – A Scientist

Clue, as Wadsworth

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as Mr. Hector

The Hunt for Red October, as Dr. Yevgeniy Petrov

The Wild Thornberrys, as Nigel Thornberry

Also look for him in: Annie (1982), as Rooster Hannigan, Oscar, as Thornton Poole, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, as Hexxus, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, as Jigsaw, The Three Musketeers (1993), as Cardinal Richelieu, Congo, as Herkermer Homolka, Superhuman Samurai Cyber Squad (anyone else remember this show?), as Kilokahn, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, as MAL, McHale’s Navy, as Maj. Vladikov, Charlie’s Angels, as Roger Corwin, Scary Movie 2, as Professor, Kinsey, as Thurman Rice.

Cliff Curtis

Where you know him from:

Bringing Out the Dead, as Cy Coates

Training Day, as Smiley

Sunshine, as Searle

The Fountain, as Captain Ariel

Also look for him in: The Piano, as Mana, Deep Rising, as Mamooli, Six Days Seven Nights, as Kip,Three Kings, as Amir Abdulah, The Insider, as Sheikh Fadlallah, Blow, as Pablo Escobar, The Majestic, as The Evil But Handsome Prince Khalid, Collateral Damage, as Claudio Perrini, Whale Rider, as Porourangi, Runaway Jury, as Frank Herrera, Fracture, as Detective Franklin, Live Free or Die Hard, as FBI Deputy Director Miguel Bowman, 10,000 BC, as Tic’Tic, Push, as Hook Waters,Trauma, as Reuben “Rabbit” Palchuk, The Last Airbender, as Fire Lord Ozai, Colombiana, as Emilio Restrepo.

Joan Cusack

Where you know her from:

In & Out, as Emily Montgomery

Grosse Point Blank, as Marcella

Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3, as Jesse — Yodeling Cowgirl

The School of Rock, as Principal Rosalie Mullins

Also look for her in: Broadcast News, as Blair Litton, Married to the Mob, as Rose, Working Girl, as Cyn, Say Anything…, as Constance Dobler, My Blue Heaven, as Hannah Stubbs, Hero, as Evelyn, Nine Months, as Gail Dwyer, Arlington Road, as Cheryl Lang, Cradle Will Rock, as Hazel Huffman, Runaway Bride, as Peggy Fleming, High Fidelity, as Liz, Where the Heart is, as Ruth Meyers, Raising Helen, as Jenny Portman, War, Inc., as Marsha Dillon.

Peter Cushing

Where you know him from:

Star Wars, as Grand Moff Tarkin

The Curse of Frankenstein & The Revenge of Frankenstein & The Evil of Frankenstein & Frankenstein Created Woman & Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed & Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell, as Victor Frankenstein

Horror of Dracula & The Brides of Dracula & Dracula A.D. 1972 & The Satanic Rites of Dracula & The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires, as Doctor Van Helsing

The Hound of the Baskervilles, as Sherlock Holmes

The Mummy, as John Banning

The Beast Must Die, as Dr. Christopher Lundgren

Hamlet, as Osric

Also look for him in: The Man in the Iron Mask, as Second Officer, Vigil in the Night, as Joe Shand, Moulin Rouge, as Marcel de la Voisier, The End of the Affair, as Henry Miles, Alexander the Great, as General Memnon, The Abominable Snowman, as Dr. John Rollason, Sword of Sherwood Forest, as Sheriff of Nottingham, Dr. Terror’s House of Terrors, as ‘Dr. Terror’/Dr. W.R. Schreck, She, as Holly, Dr. Phibes Rises Again, as Captain, Top Secret!, as Bookstore Proprietor.

Charles Cyphers

Where you know him from:

Halloween & Halloween II, as Sheriff Leigh Brackett

Major League, as Charlie Donovan

Escape from New York, as Secretary of State

Also look for him in: Assault on Precinct 13, as Starker, MacArthur, as Brig. Gen. Forest Harding, Coming Home, as Pee Wee, The Fog, as Dan O’Bannon, Death Wish II, as Donald Kay, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, as Interrogator.

Willem Dafoe

Where you know him from:

Platoon, as Sgt. Elias

Spider-Man & Spider-Man 3, as Green Goblin/Norman Osborn

Shadow of the Vampire, as Max Schreck

The Boondock Saints, as Paul Smecker

Also look for him in: Streets of Fire, as Raven Shaddock, Off Limits, as Buck McGriff, The Last Temptation of Christ, as Jesus, Mississippi Burning, as Agent Alan Ward, Born on the Fourth of July, as Charlie – Villa Dulce, Cry-Baby, as Hateful Guard, Wild at Heart, as Bobby Peru, White Sands, as Deputy Sheriff Ray Dolezal, Body of Evidence, as Frank Dulaney, Tom & Viv, as Tom Eliot, Clear and Present Danger, as John Clark, Basquiat, as The Electrician, The English Patient, as David Caravaggio, Speed 2: Cruise Control, as John Geiger, Affliction, as Rolfe Whitehouse, New Rose Hotel, as X, eXistenZ, as Gas, American Psycho, as Det. Donald Kimball, Animal Factory, as Earl Copen, Auto Focus, as John Carpenter, Finding Nemo, as Gill, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as Barillo, The Clearing, as Arnold Mack, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as Klaus Daimler, Control, as Dr. Michael Copeland, The Aviator, as Roland Sweet, xXx: State of the Union, as General George Deckert, Manderlay, aS Grace’s Father, Ripley Under Ground, as Niel Muchinson, American Dreamz, as Chief of Staff, Inside Man, as Captain John Darius, Paris Je T’Aime, as Le Cowboy, Tales from Earthsea, as Cob, The Walker, as Larry Lockner, Mr. Bean’s Holiday, as Carson Clay, Fireflies in the Gaden, as Charles Taylor, Antichrist, as He, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, as Detective Hank Haverhurst, Daybreakers, as Lionel “Elvis” Cormac, Fantastic Mr. Fox, as Rat, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, as Gavner Purl, Miral, as Eddie, John Carter, as Tars Tarkas.

Charles Dance

Where you know him from:

Last Action Hero, as Benedict

Alien³, as Clemens

For Your Eyes Only, as Klaus

Also look for him in: Plenty, as Raymond Brock, The Golden Child, as Sardo Numspa, Pascali’s Island, as Anthony Bowles, China Moon, as Rupert Munro, Michael Collins, as Soames, Hilary and Jackie, as Derek Du Pré, Gosford Park, as Lord Raymond Stockbridge, Ali G Indahouse, as David Carlton, Swimming Pool, as John Bosload, Scoop, as Mr. Malcolm, Starter for 10, as Michael Harbinson, Ironclad, as Archbishop Langton, Your Highness, as King Tallious, Underworld: Awakening, as Thomas, Game of Thrones, as Tywin Lannister.

Henry Daniell

Henry Daniell

Where you know him from:

The Philadelphia Story, as Sidney Kidd

The Great Dictator, as Garbitsch

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, as Sir Robert Cecil

Witness for the Prosecution, as Mayhew

Also look for him in: Camille, as Baron de Varville, The Firefly, as General Savary, Madame X, as Lerocle, Holiday, as Steton Cram, Marie Antoinette, as La Motte, The Sea Hawk, as Lord Wolfingham, All This and Heaven Too, as Brousais, Dressed to Kill, as Julian Davis, The Feminine Touch, as Shelley Mason, Crici, Mission to Moscow, as Minister von Ribbentrop, Watch on the Rhine, as Phili Von Ramme, Jane Eyre, as Henry Brocklehurst, The Body Snatcher, as Dr. Wolfe ‘Toddy’ MacFarlane, The Woman in Green, as Professor Moriarty, Captain Kidd, as King William III, Song of Love, as Franz Liszt, Wake of the Red Witch, as Jacques Desaix, The Egyptian, as Mekere, Lust for Life, as Theodorus Van Gogh, Mister Cory, as Mr, Earnshaw, The Sun Also Rises, as Doctor, Les Girls, as Judge, From the Earth to the Moon, as Morgana, The Comancheros, as Gireaux, The Notorious Landlady, as Stranger, The Chapman Report, as Dr. Jonas, Mutiny on the Bounty, as Court-martial judge, My Fair Lady, as Ambassador.

Jeff Daniels

Where you know him from:

Dumb & Dumber, as Harry Dunne

The Squid and the Whale, as Bernard Berkman

Speed, as Det. Harry Temple

Also look for him in: Terms of Endearment, as Flap Horton, The Purple Rose of Cairo, as Tom Baxter/Gil Shepherd, Heartburn, as Richard, Something Wild, as Charles Driggs, Radio Days, as Biff Baxter, Arachnophobia, as Dr. Ross Jennings, Gettysburg, as Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, 2 Days in the Valley, as Alvin Strayer, 101 Dalmatians, as Roger, Pleasantville, as Bill Johnson, Blood Work, as Jasper “Buddy” Noone, The Hours, as Louis Waters, Gods and Generals, as Lr. Col. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (did not know this was a sequel), Good Night, and Good Luck, as Sig Mickelson, RV, as Travis Gornicke, Infamous, as Alvin Dewey, Traitor, as Carter, The Answer Man, as Allen Faber, State of Play, as Rep. George Fergus, Away We Go, as Jerry Farlander, Paper Man, as Richard Dunn, Howl, as David Kirk.

William Daniels

Where you know him from:

Boy Meets World, as Mr. Feeny

1776, as John Adams

Also look for him in: A Thousand Clowns, as Albert, Two for the Road, as Howard Manchester, The Graduate, as Mr. Braddock, The Parallax View, as Austin Tucker, Reds, as Julius Gerber, Blind Date, as Judge Harold Bedford, Blades of Glory, as Commissioner Ebbers.

Blythe Danner

Where you know her from:

Meet the Parents & Meet the Fockers & Little Fockers, as Dina Byrnes

1776, as Martha Jefferson

The Great Santini, as Lillian Meechum

Also look for her in: Another Woman, as Lydia, Mr. & Mrs. Bridge, as Grace Barron, Alice, as Dorothy, The Prince of Tides, as Sally Wingo, Husbands and Wives, as Rain’s Mother, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, as Beatrice, Mad City, as Mrs. Banks, The X Files, as Jana Cassidy, Forces of Nature, as Virginia, Howl’s Moving Castle, as Madame Suliman (English dub), The Last Kiss, as Anna, The Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2, as Greta, Paul, as Tara Walton, What’s Your Number?, as Ava Darling.

Paul Dano

Where you know him from:

There Will Be Blood, as Paul Sunday/Eli Sunday

Little Miss Sunshine, as Dwayne

Also look for him in: L.I.E., as Howie Blitzer, The Emperor’s Club, as Martin Blythe, The Girl Next Door, as Klitz, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, as Thadduius, Fast Food Nation, as Brian, Taking Woodstock, as VW Guy, Where the Wild Things Are, as Alexander, The Extra Man, as Louis Ives,Knight and Day, as Simon Feck, Meek’s Cutoff, as Thomas Gately, Cowboys & Aliens, as Percy Dolarhyde.

Linda Darnell

Where you know her from:

My Darling Clementine, as Chihuahua

Unfaithfully Yours, as Daphne De Carter

A Letter to Three Wives, as Lora Mae Hollingsway

Also look for her in: The Mark of Zorro, as Lolita Quintero, Blood and Sand, as Carmen Espinosa, The Loves of Edgar Allen Poe, as Virginia Clemm, The Song of Bernadette, as The Virgin Mary, Fallen Angel, as Stella, Anna and the King of Siam, as Tuptim, Forever Amber, as Amber St. Clair, No Way Out, as Edie Johnson – Mrs. John Biddle, Backbeard, the Pirate, as Edwina Mansfield, Zero Hour!, as Ellen Stryker.

Frankie Darrom

Frankie Darro

Where you know him from:

Wild Boys of the Road, as Eddie

Operation Petticoat, as Pharmacist Mate Dooley

The Mayor of Hell, as Jimmy

Also look for him in: Broadway Bill, as Ted Williams, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, as Spike Salisbury, Saratoga, as Dixie Gordon, The Gang’s All Here, as Frankie O’Malley, Riding High, as Jockey Williams, Pat and Mike, as Caddy, Forbidden Planet, as Robby the Robot, the Ten Commandments, as Slave

Tony Darrow

Where you know him from:

Goodfellas, as Sonny Bunz

Small Time Crooks, as Tommy

Sweet and Lowdown, as Ben

Also look for him in: Bullets over Broadway, as Aldo, Mighty Aphrodite, as Boxing Trainer, Deconstructing Harry, as Camera Operator/Harry’s Character, Celebrity, as Moving Man in Loft, Analyze This, as Moony, Mickey Blue Eyes, as Angelo, The Sopranos, as Larry Boy Barese, Kill the Irishman, as Mikey Mendarolo.

Jane Darwell

Where you know her from:

As ‘Ma’, in everything.

The Grapes of Wrath, as Ma Joad

The Ox-Bow Incident, as “Ma”

Jesse James, as ‘Ma’ Samuels, Jesse’s mother

Also look for her in: Gone With the Wind, as Mrs. Merriweather, The Devil and Daniel Webster, as Ma Stone, My Darling Clementine, as Kate Nelson, 3 Godfathers, as Miss Florie, Wagon Master, as Sister Ledeyard (don’t be fooled by ‘sister.’ They’re Mormons. It’s a ‘Ma’ role), Mary Poppins, as the Bird Woman. (She made hundreds of films. Chances are, you’ve seen her in something.)

Howard Da Silva

Where you know him from:

1776, as Benjamin Franklin

The Great Gatsby (1974), as Meyer Wolfsheim (and also the 1949 Great Gatsby, as Wilson)

David and Lisa, as Dr. Swinford

Mommie Dearest, as Louis B. Mayer

Also look for him in: Marie Antoinette, as Toulon, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as Jack Armstrong, The Sea Wolf, as Harrison, Sergeant York, as Lem, Keeper of the Flame, as Jason Rickards, The Lost Weekend, as Nat, The Blue Dahlia, as Eddie Harwood, They Live by Night, as Chickamaw, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as Airport Officer, Hamlet (1964), as Claudius, The Outrage, as Prospector, Garbo Talks, as Angelo Dokakis.

Harry Davenport

Where you know him from:

Gone With the Wind, as Dr. Meade

Meet Me in St. Louis, as Grandpa Prophater

You Can’t Take It With You, as Judge

The Ox-Bow Incident, as Arthur Davies

The Thin Man Goes Home, as Dr. Bertram Charles

Also look for him in: The Life of Emile Zola, as Chief of Staff, Juarez, as Dr. Samuel Basch, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as King Louis XI, All This, and Heaven Too, as Pierre, Foreign Correspondaent, as Mr. Powers, The Bride Came C.O.D., as Pop Tolliver, One Foot in Heaven, as Elias Samson, Kings Row, as Colonel Skeffington, The Farmer’s Daughter, as Dr. Matthew Sulven, The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer, as Thaddeus, Little Women (1949), as Dr. Barnes.

Robert Davi

Where you know him from:

Die Hard, as FBI Special Agent Johnson

The Goonies, as Jake

Licence to Kill, as Franz Sanchez

Also look for him in: Raw Deal, as Max Keller, Action Jackson, as Tony Moretti, Predator 2, as Captain Phil Heinermann, Showgirls, as Al Torres, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as Colonel Juan Garcia Cortez, Kill the Irishman, as Ray Ferritto.

Keith David

Where you know him from:

The Thing, as Childs

They Live, as Frank Armitage (combatant in the longest fistfight ever put to screen)

Pitch Black & Chronicles of Riddick, as Abu ‘Imam’ al-Walid

Also look for him in: Platoon, as King, Bird, as Buster Franklin, Road House, as Ernie Bass, Always, as Powerhouse, Men at Work, as Louis Fedders, Clockers, as André the Giant, Dead Presidents, as Kirby, Volcano, as Police Lieutenant Ed Fox, Hercules, as Apollo the Sun God, Armageddon, as General Kimsey, Requiem for a Dream, as Big Tim, The Replacements, as Lindell, Barbershop, as Leser Wallace, Head of State, as Bernard Cooper, Crash, as Lt. Dixon, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, as Father (Jolie’s boss), Transporter 2, as Stappleton, The Princess and the Frog, as Dr. Facilier.

Tommy Davidson

Where you know him from:

Black Dynamite, as Cream Corn

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as The Tiny Warrior

Booty Call, as Rushon

Also look for him in: In Living Color, Bamboozled, as Womack/Sleep’n Eat, Juwanna Mann, as Puff Smokey Smoke.

Embeth Davidtz

Where you know her from:

Matilda, as Miss Honey

Schindler’s List, as Helen Hirsch

Army of Darkness, as Sheila

Also look for her in: Murder in the First, as Mary McCasslin(great film), Fallen, as Gretta Milano, Bicentennial Man, as Little Miss Amanda Martin/Portia Charney, Bridget Jones’s Diary, as Natasha, The Hole, as Dr. Philippa Horwood, Thur13en Ghosts, as Kalina Oretzia, The Emperor’s Club, as Elizabeth, Junebug, as Madeleine, Fracture, as Jennifer Crawford, Fragments, as Joan Laraby, Californication, as Felicia, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as Annika Blomkvist, The Amazing Spider-Man, as Mary Parker.

Hope Davis

Where you know her from:

About Schmidt, as Jeannie Schmidt

American Splendor, as Joyce Brabner

The Weather Man, as Noreen

Also look for her in: Flatliners, as Anne Coldren, Home Alone, as French Ticket Agent, Kiss of Death, as Junior’s Girlfriend, Arlington Road, as Brooke Wolfe, Joe Gould’s Secret,as Therese Mitchell, Hearts in Atlantis, as Liz Garfield, The Matador, as Carolyn “Bean” Wright, Proof, as Claire, Infamous, as Slim Keith, The Hoax, as Andrea Tate, The Nines, as Sarah/Susan/Sierra, Charlie Bartlett, as Marilyn Bartlett, Synecdoche, New York, as Madeline Gravis.

Judy Davis

Where you know her from:

Barton Fink, as Audrey Taylor

A Passage to India, as Adela

Also look for her in: Alice, as Vicky, Naked Lunch, as Joan Frost/Joan Lee, Husbands and Wives, as Sally, The Ref, as Caroline Chasseur, Absolute Power, as Gloria Russell, Deconstructing Harry, as Lucy, Celebrity, as Robin Simon, Marie Antoinette, as Comtesse de Noailles, The Break-Up, as Marilyn Dean, The Starter Wife, as Joan McAllister.

Warwick Davis

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone & Chamber of Secrets & Prisoner of Azkaban & Goblet of Fire & Order of the Phoenix & Half-Blood Prince & Deathly Hallows Part I & Deathly Hallows Part 2, as Professor Flitwick/Griphook/Wizard

Willow, as Willow Ufgood

Leprechaun & Leprechaun 2 & Leprechaun 3 & Leprechaun 4: In Space & Leprechaun in the Hood & Leprechaun: Back 2 tha Hood, as Leprechaun

Also look for him in: Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, as Wicket, Labyrinth, as Goblin Corps, Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, as Wald/Pod race spectator/Mos Espa Citizen, Ray, as Oberon, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as Marvin, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, as Nikabrik, Life’s Too Short, as himself (sort of).

Bruce Davison

Where you know him from:

X-Men, as Senator Kelly

Willard (1971), as Willard

Also look for him in: Mother, Jugs and Speed, as Leroy, Longtime Companion, as David, Short Cuts, as Howard Finnigan, Six Degrees of Separation, as Larkin, The Crucible, as Reverend Parris, Crazy/Beautiful, as Tom Oakley, Summer Catch, as Reed Parrish, Runaway Jury, as Durwood Cable, Breach, as John O’Neill.

Ossie Davis

I know this isn’t technically in alphabetical order, but husband and wife get to be next to one another. And I think that’s awesome.

Where you know him from:

Do the Right Thing, as Da Mayor

The Client, as Judge Harry Roosevelt

Also look for him in: The Cardinal, as Father Gillis, Shock Treatment, as Capshaw, The Hill, as Jacko King, The Scalphunters, as Joseph Lee Joe vs. the Volcano, as Marshall, Jungle Fever, as The Good Reverend Doctor Purify, Malcolm X, as Eulogy Performer, Grumpy Old Men, as Chuck, Doctor Dolittle, as Archer Dolittle, Bubba Ho-Tep, as Jack.

Ruby Dee

Where you know her from: 

Do the Right Thing, as Mother Sister

American Gangster, as Mama Lucas

Also look for her in: A Raisin in the Sun, as Ruth Younger, Buck and the Preacher, as Ruth, Jungle Fever, as Lucinda Purify, Baby Geniuses, as Margo.

Dom DeLuise

Where you know him from:

Blazing Saddles, as Buddy Bizarre (“Watch. Me. Faggots.” – throw up your hands, stick out your tush, hands on your hips, give em a push, you’ll be surprised, you’re doing the French Mistake, Voila!)

History of the World: Part I, as Emperor Nero

An American Tail & An American Tail: Fievel Goes West, as Tiger

Spaceballs, as Pizza the Hutt

Also look for him in: Fail-Safe, as Sgt. Collins, What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?, as J. Gardner Monroe, The Twelve Chairs, as Father Fyodor, Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me?, as Irwin Marcy, The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, as Eduardo Gambetti, Silent Movie, as Dom Bell, The World’s Greatest Lover, as Adolph Zitz, The End, as Marlon Borunki, The Cheap Detective, as Pepe Damascus, The Muppet Movie, as Bernie the Agent, Fatso, as Dominick DiNapoli, Wholly Moses!, as Shadrach, Smokey and the Bandit II, as Doc, The Cannonball Run & Cannonball Run II, as Victor Prinzim/Captain Chaos (& Don Canneloni, in II only), The Secret of NIMH, as Jeremy, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, as Melvin, Johnny Dangerously, as The Pope, Oliver & Company, as Fagin, All Dogs Go to Heaven, as Itchy Itchiford, Robin Hood: Men in Tights, as Don Giovanni, The Silence of the Hams, as Dr. Animal Cannibal Pizza, Baby Geniuses, as Lenny.

William Demarest

Where you know him from:

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, as Constable Edmund Kockenlocker

The Jolson Story, as Steve Martin

The Lady Eve, as Muggsy

Sullivan’s Travels, as Mr. Jones

Also look for him in: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Carl Griffith, The Great McGinty, as Skeeters — The Politician, The Devil and Miss Jones, as First Detective, The Palm Beach Story, as First Member Ale and Quail Club, Hail the Conquering Hero, as Sgt. Heppelfinger, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as Police Chief Aloysius, Viva Las Vegas, as Mr. Martin, My Three Sons, as Uncle Charley O’Casey.

Jeffrey DeMunn

Where you know him from:

The Green Mile, as Harry Terwilliger

The Mist, as Dan Miller

The Shawshank Redemption, as 1946 D.A.

The Walking Dead, as Dale Horvath

Also look for him in: Resurrection, as Joe, Ragtime, as Harry Houdini, Frances, as Clifford Odets, The Hitcher, as Captain Esteridge, The Blob, as Sheriff Herb Geller, Newsies, as Mayor Jacobs, Phenomenon, as Prof. John Ringold, RocketMan, as Paul Wick, The X Files, as Ben Bronschweig, M.D., The Majestic, as Ernie Cole, Burn After Reading, as Cosmetic Surgeon.

Judi Dench

Where you know her from:

Goldeneye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace, as M

Shakespeare in Love, as Queen Elizabeth

Also look for her in: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968), as Titania, A Room with a View, as Eleanor Lavish, 84 Charing Cross Road, as Nora Doel, Henry V, as Mistress Nell Quickly, Hamlet (1996) as Hecuba, Tea with Mussolini, as Arabella, Chocolat, as Armande Voizin, Iris, as Iris Murdoch, The Shipping News, as Agnis Hamm, The Importance of Being Earnest, as Lady Augusta Backnell, The Chronicles of Riddick, as Aereon, Pride & Prejudice, as Lady Catherine de Bourg, Mrs. Henderson Presents, as Mrs. Laura Henderson, Notes on a Scandal, as Barbara Covett, Nine, as Lili, Jane Eyre, as Mrs. Fairfax, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as Society Lady, My Week with Marilyn, as Dame Sybil Thorndike, J. Edgar, as Anne Marie Hoover.

Brian Dennehy

Where you know him from: 

First Blood, as Teasle

Cocoon, as Walter

Silverado, as Cobb

Tommy Boy, as Big Tom

Also look for him in: Looking for Mr. Goodbar, as Surgeon, Foul Play, as Fergie, Gorky Park, as William Kirwill, Twice in a Lifetime, as Nick, Never Cry Wolf, as Rosie, Romeo + Juliet, as Ted Montague, Assault on Precinct 13 (2004), as Sgt. Jasper O’Shea, Ratatouille, as Django.

Bruce Dern

Where you know him from:

The ‘Burbs, as Lt. Mark Rumsfield

Coming Home, as Capt. Bob Hyde

Big Love, as Frank Harlow

Also look for him in: Marnie, as Sailor, Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, as John Mayhew, The War Wagon, as Hammond, Hang ‘Em High, as Miller, One of the 3 rustlers, and murderer, Support Your Local Sheriff, as Joe Danby, Castle Keep, as Ly. Billy Byron Bix, They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?, as James, The Great Gatsby, as Tom Buchanan, Posse, as Jack Strawhorn, Family Plot, as George Lumley, The Driver, as The Detective, Diggstown, as John Gillon, Last Man Standing, as Sheriff Ed Galt, Monster, as Thomas.

Laura Dern

Where you know her from:

Jurassic Park & Jurassic Park III, as Dr. Ellie Sattler

Blue Velvet, as Sandy Williams

Wild at Heart, as Lula Fortune

Rambling Rose, as Rose

Also look for her in: White Lightning, as Sharon Anne, Maggie’s Daughter, Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, as Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone, Foxes, as Debbie, Mask, as Diana Adams, Fat Man and Little Boy, as Kathleen Robinson, A Perfect World, as Sally Gerber, Citizen Ruth, as Ruth Stoops, October Sky, as Miss Riley, Dr T and the Women, as Peggy, I Am Sam, as Randy Carpenter, Happy Endings, as Pam, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, as Dorth Schaefer, Lonely Hearts, as Rene Fodie, Inland Empire, as Nikki Grace/Susan Blue, Year of the Dog, as Bret, Everything Must Go, as Delilah, Little Fockers, as Prudence, Enlightened, as Amy Jellicoe, The Master, as Helen.

Stanley DeSantis

Where you know him from:

The Aviator, as Louis B. Mayer

Boogie Nights, as Buck’s Manager

I Am Sam, as Robert

Bulworth, as Manny Liebowitz

Entourage, as Scott Wick

Also look for him in: Candyman, as Dr. Burke, Ed Wood, as Mr. Feldman, The Birdcage, as TV Man in Van, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, as Mario, The Fan, as Stoney, Fools Rush In, as Judge Marshall, Rush Hour, as FBI Gate Guard #1, Head Over Heels, as Alfedo, Human Nature, as Doctor, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Blind Date,” as Stanley, Something New, as Jack Pino.

William Devane

Where you know him from:

Marathon Man, as Janeway

Payback, as Carter

Knots Landing, as Gregory Summer

Also look for him in: McCabe & Mrs. Miller, as The Lawyer, Family Plot, as Arthur Adamson aka Edward Shoebridge, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, as Mike Leak, Rolling Thunder, as Major Charles Rane, Yanks, as John, Space Cowboys, as Eugene Davis, Hollow Man, as Dr. Howard Kramer, Race to Space, as Roger Thornhill, The Badge, as The Judge, 24, as James Heller, The Fall, as Judge Stanley Seeban.

Andy Devine

Where you know him from:

Stagecoach, as Buck (one of the drivers) — He has the honor of delivering the best line in the film. After Lucy Mallory has her baby, he walks in and is like, “Well why didn’t anybody tell me?!” (The joke being that films of the 30s and 40s couldn’t explicitly state (or show) that a woman was pregnant, especially without her husband present (and her storyline is that she’s meeting her husband because she’s about to give birth), so the whole films she’s “sick” and we don’t know why, and all of a sudden she gives birth out of nowhere despite not even seeming pregnant at all.)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as Link Appleyard

A Star is Born, as Danny McGuire, Janet Gaynor’s actor friend who lives in the boarding house with her.

Also look for him in: Pete Kelly’s Blues, as George Tenell, Around the World in 80 Days, as the first mate of the “Henrietta,” How the West Was Won, as Corporal Peterson, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World as the Sheriff of Crockett County. Another one of the most famous voices in film. High-pitched and raspy — you’ve heard this man speak.

Danny DeVito

Where you know him from:

Batman Returns, as Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot

L.A. Confidential, as Sid Hudgens

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as Martini

Get Shorty & Be Cool, as Martin Weir

Matilda, as Harry Wormwood/Narrator

Throw Momma from the Train, as Owen

Taxi, as Louie De Palma

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as Frank Reynolds

Also look for him in: Bananas, as Subway Hood, Car Wash, as Joe, The World’s Greatest Lover, as Assistant Director, Goin’ South, as Hog, Moon’s Old Gang, Terms of Endearment, as Vernon Dahlart, Romancing the Stone, as Ralph, Johnny Dangerously, as Burr, The Jewel of the Nile, as Ralph, Wise Guys, as Harry Valentini, Ruthless People, as Sam Stone, Tin Men, as Ernest Tilly, Twins, as Vincent Benedict, The War of the Roses, as Gavin D’Amato, Hoffa, as Bobby Ciaro, Jack the Bear, as John Leary, Last Action Hero, as Whiskers, Look Who’s Talking Now, as Rocks, Renaissance Man, as Bill Rago, Junior, as Dr. Larry Arbogast, Space Jam, as Swackhammer, Mars Attacks!, as Rude Gambler, Hercules, as Philoctetes, The Rainmaker, as Deck Shifflet, The Virgin Suicides, as Dr. Horniker, The Big Kahuna, as Phil Cooper, Man on the Moon, as George Shapiro, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Max Fairbanks, Heist, as Mickey Bergman, Death to Smoochy, as Burke Bennett, Anything Else, as Harvey Wexler, Big Fish, as Amos Calloway, Friends, “The One Where the Stripper Cries,” as Roy, the Stripper, The Oh in Ohio, as Wayne the Pool Guy, Even Money, as Walter, 10 Items or Less, as Big D, Deck the Halls, as Budyd Hall, Reno 911!: Miami, as District Attorney, Solitary Man, as Jimmy Merino, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as The Lorax.

He also (just to show you how awesome he is) directed: Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Matilda, Death to Smoochy and Duplex.

Garret Dillahunt

Where you know him from:

No Country for Old Men, as Wendell

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Ed Miller

Raising Hope, as Burt Chance

Also look for him in: The Believer, as Billings, Deadwood, as Francis Wolcott, The Last House on the Left, as Krug, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, as John Henry, The Road, as Gang Member, Burning Bright, as Johnny Gaveneau, Winter’s Bone, as Sheriff Baskin, Cogan’s Trade, as Eddie Mattie, Looper, as Jesse.

Melinda Dillon

Where you know her from:

A Christmas Story, as Mother

Close Encounters of the Third Kind, as Jillian Guller

Slap Shot, as Suzanne Hanrahan

Also look for her in: Absence of Malice, as Teresa, Harry and the Hendersons, as Mother, Captain America (1990), as Mrs. Rogers, The Prince of Tides, as Savannah Wingo, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, as Merna, Magnolia, as Rose Gator.

Peter Dinklage

Where you know him from:

Elf, as Miles Finch

The Station Agent, as Finbar McBride

Game of Thrones, as Tyrion Lannister

Also look for him in: Living in Oblivion, as Tito, Safe Men, as Leflore, Human Nature, as Frank, Tiptoes, as Maurice, The Baxter, as Benson Hedges, Little Fugitive, as Sam Norton, Penelope, as Lemon, Nip/Tuck, as Marlowe Sawyer, Death at a Funeral, as Peter (in the British version), Frank (in the American version). He played the same part both times. Underdog, as Dr. Simon Barsinister, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, as Trumpkin, Saint John of Las Vegas, as Mr. Townsend, Ice Age: Continental Drift, as Captain Gutt.

Vincent D’Onofrio

Where you know him from:

Full Metal Jacket, as Leonard Lawrence/Pvt. Pyle

Men in Black, as Edgar

Ed Wood, as Orson Welles

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, as Detective Robert Goren

Also look for him in: Mystic Pizza, as Bill, Dying Young, as Gordon, JFK, as Bill Newman, The Player, as David Kahane, Mr. Wonderful, as Dominic, Stuart Saves His Family, as Donnie – The Smalley Family, Strange Days, as Burton Steckler, Feeling Minnesota, as Sam Clayton, The Velocity of Gary, as Valentino, The Thirteenth Floor, as Jason Whitney/Jerry Ashton, Steal This Movie, as Abbey Hoffman, The Cell, as Carl Stargher, Chelsea Walls, as Frank, The Salton Sea, as Pooh-Bear, Thumbsucker, as Mike Cobb, The Break-Up, as Dennis Grobowski, The Narrows, as Vinny Manadoro, Brooklyn’s Finest, as Carlo, Kill the Irishman, as John Nardi.

Paul Douglas

Where you know him from:

Angels in the Outfield, as Aloysius X. ‘Guffy’ McGovern

Panic in the Streets, as Capt. Tom Warren

Fourteen Hours ,as Police Ofcr. Charlie Dunnigan

Also look for him in: A Letter to Three Wives, as Porter Hollingsway, Everybody Does It, as Leonard Borland aka Logan Bennett, We’re Not Married!, as Hector C. Woodruff, Forever Female, as E. Harry Phillips, The Maggie (aka High and Dry), as Calvin B. Marshall, The American, Executive Suite, as Josiah Walter Dudley, The Solid Gold Cadillac, as Edward L. McKeever, The Mating Game, as Sidney ‘Pop’ Larkin.

Brad Dourif

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers & The Return of the King, as Grima Wormtongue

One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as Billy Bibbit

Mississippi Burning, as Deputy Pell

Child’s Play, as Charles Lee Ray/Chucky (as well as the rest of the Child’s Play/Chucky movies)

Deadwood, as Doc Cochran

Also look for him in: Heaven’s Gate, as Mr. Eggleston, Ragtime, as Younger Brother, Dune,as Peter De Vries, Blue Velvet, as Raymond, Jungle Fever, as Leslie, Amos & Andrew, as Officer Donnie Donaldson, Murder in the First, as Byron Stamphill, Alien: Resurrection, as Dr. Jonathan Gediman, Halloween & Halloween II (2007), as Sheriff Leigh Brackett, The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, as Ned Schoenholtz (Cage’s bookie), My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, as Uncle Ted, Priest, as Salesman.

Alice Drummond

Where you know her from:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as Mrs Finkle

In & Out, as Aunt Susan

Ghostbusters, as Librarian

Doubt, as Sister Veronica

Also look for her in: Man on a Swing, as Mrs. Dawson, Funny Farm, as Mrs. Ethel Dinges, Running on Empty, as Mrs. Powell, Awakenings, as Lucy, Money for Nothing, as Mrs. Breen, Nobody’s Fool, as Hattie, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, as Clara, Joe Gould’s Secret, as Helen, Pieces of April, as Grandma Dottie, House of D, as Mrs. Brevoot, The Honeymooners, as Miss Benvenuti, Synecdoche, New York, as Actress Playing Frances, After.Life, as Mrs. Hutton, Furry Vengeance, as Mrs. Martin.

Rick Duccommun

Where you know him from:

Blank Check, as Henry (he’s got s-t-y-l-e. Style!)

The ‘burbs, as Art Weingartner

Groundhog Day, as Gus

And also — this one may be personal to me, but — George Carlin’s “Playin’ with Your Head” special (the one that had the bits about Sports, and all the ways we say hello and goodbye and tell people to “give him a hug and a kiss for me”) begins with this little mini-noir film, where Carlin is a private eye and “The Bad Guys” are chasing him. And Duccommun plays one of the bad guys. He’s very recognizable if you know him. I always loved that.

Also look for him in: Spaceballs, as Prison Guard (“Hey, those guys stole our uniforms!” “They beat the shit out of us too!”), Die Hard, as Walt, City Worker (the dude who tells them they need to shut the power grid down), The Hunt for Red October, as Navigator C-2A, The Last Boy Scout, as Pool Owner, Encino Man, as Mr. Brush, Loaded Weapon 1, as D.A., Last Action Hero, as Ripper’s Agent, Scary Movie, as Cindy’s Dad.

Keir Dullea

Where you know him from:

2001: A Space Odyssey (and 2010: The Year We Make Contact), as Dr. Dave Bowman

David and Lisa, as David Clemens

Bunny Lake is Missing, as Steven Lake

Also look for him in: Hoodlum Priest, as Billy Lee Jackson, The Thin Red Line, as Pvt. Doll, The Fox, as Paul Renfield, Black Christmas, as Peter, Blind Date, as Dr. Steiger, The Good Shepherd, as Senator John Russell, Sr., The Accidental Husband, as Mr. Bollenbecker.

Mildred Dunnock

Where you know her from:

Kiss of Death, as Mrs. Rizzo (Woman in wheelchair who gets pushed down the stairs)

Baby Doll, as Aunt Rose Comfort

BUtterfield 8, as Mrs. Wandrous

Death of a Salesman (1951), as Linda Loman

Also look for her in: The Corn is Green, as Miss Ronberry, Viva Zapata!, as Señora Espejo, The Trouble with Harry, as Mrs. Wiggs, Love Me Tender, as Martha Reno, Peyton Place, as Miss Elsie Thornton, The Nun’s Story, as Sister Margharita (Mistress of Postulants), Sweet Bird of Youth, as Aunt Nonnie, What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?, as Miss Tinsley.

Olympia Dukakis

Where you know her from:

Moonstruck, as Rose Castorani

Mr. Holland’s Opus, as Principal Jacobs

Look Who’s Talking & Look Who’s Talking Too & Look Who’s Talking Now, as Rosie

Also look for her in: Lilith, as Patient, John and Mary, as John’s Mother, Sisters, as Louise Wilanski, Bakery Shop Employee #2, The Wanderers, as Joey’s Mom, The Idolmaker, as Mrs. Vacarri, Working Girl, as Personnel Director, Dad, as Bette Tremont, Steel Magnolias, as Clairee Belcher, I Love Trouble, as Jeannie, Peter’s Secretary, Mighty Aphrodite, as Jocasta, Picture Perfect, as Rita Mosley, Jane Austen’s Mafia!, as Sophia, The Thing About My Folks, as Muriel Kleinman, Away from Her, as Marian, In the Land of Women, as Phyllis.

Bill Duke

Where you know him from: 

Predator, as Mac

Payback, as Det. Hicks

Exit Wounds, as Chief Hinges

X-Men: The Last Stand, as Trask

Also look for him in: Car Wash, as Duane – Abdullah, American Gigolo, as Leon, Commando, as Cooke, Action Jackson, as Capt. Earl Armbruster, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, as Mr. Johnson, Red Dragon, as Police Chief, National Security, as Lt. Washington.

He’s also a prodigious director. He directed: Deep Cover, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, Hoodlum, and most recently, Not Easily Broken.

Michael Clarke Duncan

Where you know him from:

The Green Mile, as John Coffey

Armageddon, as Bear

The Whole Nine Yards, as Franklin “Frankie Figs” Figueroa

Also look for him in:Friday, as Craps Player, Bulworth, as Bouncer, A Night at the Roxbury, as Roxbury Bouncer, See Spot Run, as Murdoch, Catc & Dogs, as Sam, Planet of the Apes, as Attar, The Scorpion King, as Balthazar, Daredevil, as Wilson Fisk/Kingpin, Brother Bear, as Tug, Racing Stripes, as Clydesdale, Sin City, as Manute, The Island, as Starkweather Two Delta/Jamal Starkweather, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as Lucius Washington, School for Scoundrels, as Lesher, The Last Mimzy, as Nathanial Broadman, Slipstream, as Mort/Phil Henderson/Patrolman, Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkins, as Otis, Delgo, as Elder Marley, Kung Fu Panda, as Commander Vachir, American Crude, as Spinks, The Slammin’ Salmon, as Cleon Salmon, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, as Balrog, Redemption Road, as Augy, Green Lantern, as Kilowog.

Kevin Dunn

Where you know him from:

Transformers, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen & Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as Ron Witwicky

I’m not even gonna pretend like you know him from anywhere else.

Also look for him in: Mississippi Burning, as Agent Bird, The Bonfire of the Vanities, as Tom Killian, Hot Shots!, as Lt. Comdr. James Block, Chaplin, as J. Edgar Hoover, Dave, as Alan Reed, Little Big League, as Arthur Goslin, Nixon, as Charles Colson, Godzilla, as Colonel Hicks, Small Soldiers, as Stuart Abernathy, Snake Eyes, as Lou Logan, I Heart Huckabees, as Marty, Lions for Lambs, as ANX Editor, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, as Mark, Unstoppable, as Galvin.

Nora Dunn

Where you know her from:

Three Kings, as Adriana Cruz

Entourage, as Ari and Mrs. Ari’s marriage counselor

Bruce Almighty, as Ally Loman

Also look for her in: Working Girl, as Ginny, Miami Blues, as Ellita Sanchez, Passion Fish, as Ti-Marie, Bulworth, as Missy Berliner, Reporter, What Planet Are You From?, as Madeline,Heartbreakers, as Miss Madress, What’s the Worst that Could Happen?, as Lutetia Fairbanks, the Hebrew Hammer, as Mrs. Carver, Runaway Jury, as Stella Hulic, Laws of Attraction, as Judge Abramovitz, Southland Tales, as Cyndi Pinziki, Pineapple Express, as Shannon, It’s Complicated, as Sally.

Kevin Durand

Where you know him from:

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as Fred Dukes (The Blob)

Legion, as Gabriel

Real Steel, as Ricky

Also look for him in: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as Assassin, Mystery, Alaska, as “Tree” Lane, The Butterfly Effect, as Carlos, Scooby Doo: Monsters Unleashed, as Black Knight Ghost, Walking Tall, as Booth, Big Mommas House 2, as Oshima, Smokin’ Aces, as Jeeves Tremor, Wild Hogs, as Red, 3:10 to Yuma, as Tucker, Robin Hood, as Little John, I Am Number Four, as Mogadorian Commander, Cosmopolis, as Torval, Resident Evil: Retribution, as Barry Burton.

Charles Durning

Where you know him from:

The Sting, as Lt. Snyder

Dog Day Afternoon, as Det. Dgt. Eugene Moretti

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as Pappy O’Daniel

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, as Governor

To Be or Not to Be, as Col. Erhardt

Also on Family Guy, as Peter’s father, and Rescue Me, as Tommy’s father

Also look for him in: The Front Page, as Murphy, The Muppet Movie, as Doc Hooper, North Dallas Forty, as Coach Johnson, When a Stranger Calls, as John Clifford, Sharky’s Machine, as Lr. Friscoe, Tootsie, as Les Nichols, Scarface, as the voice of the Immigration officer at the very beginning, Dick Tracy, as Chief Brandon, The Hudsucker Proxy, as Waring Hudsucker, Home for the Holidays, as Henry Larson, Spy Hard, as the Director, One Fine Day, as Lew.

Christopher Eccleston

Where you know him from:

Gone in 60 Seconds, as Raymond Calitri

28 Days Later, as Major Henry West

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as McCullen/Destro

Also look for him in: Jude, as Jude Fawley, A Price Above Rubies, as Sender Horowitz, Elizabeth, as Duke of Norfolk, eXistenZ, as Seminar Leader, The Others, as Charles Stewart, The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising, as The Rider, Amelia, as Fred Noonan.

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Joel Edgerton

Where you know him from:

Warrior, as Brendan Conlan

The Great Gatsby, as Tom Buchanan

Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones & Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, as Owen Lars

Also look for him in: Ned Kelly, as Aaron Sherritt, King Arthur, as Gawain, Kinky Boots, as Charlie, Smokin’ Aces, as Hugo Croop, The Square, as Billy, Animal Kingdom, as Barry ‘Baz’ Brown, The Thing, as Sam Carter, The Odd Life of Timothy Green, as Jim Green.

Richard Edson

Where you know him from:

Do the Right Thing, as Vito

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as Garage Attendant

Super Mario Bros., as Spike

Also look for him in: Howard the Duck, as Ritchie, Platoon, as Sal, Good Morning, Vietnam, as Pvt. Abersold, Eight Men Out, as Billy Maharg, Let it Ride, as Johnny Casino, Starsky and Hutch, as Monix, Black Dynamite, as Dino.

Anthony Edwards

Where you know him from:

Top Gun, as Goose

ER, as Dr. Mark Greene

Zodiac, as Inspector William Armstrong

Also look for him in: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, as Stoner Bud, Revenge of the Nerds & Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, as Gilbert Lowell, Pet Sematary II, as Chase Matthews, Thunderbirds, as Brains, The Forgotten, as Jim Paretta, Flipped, as Steven Loski.

Cliff Edwards

Where you know him from:

Pinocchio, as Jiminy Cricket

His Girl Friday, as Endicott

Also look for him in: Sidewalks of New York, as Poggle, The Sin of Madelon Claudet, as Victor Lebeau, Gone With the Wind, as Reminiscent Soldier, Dumbo, as Jim Crow, Seven Miles from Alcatraz, as Stormy, Fun & Fancy Free, as Jiminy Cricket.

James Edwards

Where you know him from:

The Manchurian Candidate, as Corporal Allen Melvin

Patton, as Sergeant William George Meeks

Pork Chop Hill, as Cpl. Jurgens

Also look for him in: The Set-Up, as Luther Hawkins, Home of the Brave, as Private Peter Moss, The Steel Helmet, as Cpl. Thompson, Bright Victory, as Joe Morgan, The Member of the Wedding, as Honey Camden Brown, The Caine Mutiny, as Whittaker, The Phenix City Story, as Zeke Ward, The Killing, as Track Parking Attendant, Battle Hymn, as Lt. Maples, The Sandpiper, as Larry Brant, Coogan’s Bluff, as Sgt. Jackson.

Jennifer Ehle

Where you know her from:

Pride and Glory, as Abby Tierney

The King’s Speech, as Myrtle Logue

Contagion, as Dr. Ally Hextall

Also look for her in: Wilde, as Constance Lloyd Wilde, Sunshine (1999), as Valerie Sonnenschein, Possession, as Christabel LaMotte, The Greatest, as Joan, The Adjustment Bureau, as Brooklyn Ice House Bartender, The Ides of March, as Cindy Morris.

Chiwetel Ejiofor

Where you know him from:

Children of Men, as Luke

Love Actually, as Peter

American Gangster, as Huey Lucas

Also look for him in: Amistad, as Ensign Convey, Dirty Pretty Things, as Okwe, Melinda and Melinda, as Ellis Moonsong, Four Brothers, as Victor Sweet, Serenity, as The Operative, Kinky Boots, as Lola, Talk to Me, as Dewey Hughes, Redbelt, as Mike Terry, 2012, as Adrian Helmsley, Salt, asPeabody.

Jack Elam

Where you know him from:

Once Upon a Time in the West, as Snaky (dude at the beginning who traps the fly in his gun barrel)

The Cannonball Run & Cannonball Run II, as Doctor Nikolas Van Helsing

Also look for him in: High Noon, as Charlie (the drunk in the jail), Vera Cruz, as Tex, Kiss Me Deadly, as Charlie Max, Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, as Tom McLowery, Pocketful of Miracles, as Cheesecake, Rio Lobo, as Phillips, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, as Alamosa Bill, The Villain, as Avery Simpson.

Idris Elba

Where you know him from:

The Wire, as Stringer Bell

RocknRolla, as Mumbles

Thor, as Heimdall

Also look for him in: Buffalo Soldiers, as Kimborough, 28 Weeks Later, as Stone, American Gangster, as Tango, Obsessed, as Derek Charles, The Office, as Charles Miner, The Losers, as Roque, Takers, as Gordon Cozier, Luther, as SCI John Luther.

Hector Elizondo

Where you know him from:

Necessary Roughness, as Ed Gennero (Big film for me growing up. My father and I love this movie.)

Pretty Woman, as Barney Thompson

Runaway Bride, as Fisher

Chicago Hope, as Dr. Phillip Watters

Also look for him in: The Landlord, as Hector, The Taking of Pelham 123, as Grey, American Gigolo, as Sunday, Beaches, as Judge, Frankie and Johnny, as Nick, Beverly Hills Cop III, as Jon Flint, The Other Sister, as Ernie, Tortilla Soup, as Martin Naranjo, The Princess Diaries, as Joe, How High, as Bill the Crew Coach, Love in the Time of Cholera, as Don Leo, Monk, as Dr. Neven Bell, Valentine’s Day, as Edgar.

Chris Elliott

Where you know him from:

Groundhog Day, as Larry

There’s Something About Mary, as Dom

Also look for him in: Manhunter, as Zeller, The Abyss, as Bendix, Kingpin, as The Gambler, Snow Day (how often do you get to drop this one into a conversation?), as Roger the Snowplowman, Scary Movie 2, as Hanson, Osmosis Jones, as Bob, Scary Movie 4, as Ezekiel (hooray, continuity!), How I Met Your Mother, as Lily’s father.

Denholm Elliott

Where you know him from:

Raiders of the Lost Ark & Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom & Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as Dr. Marcus Brody

A Room with a View, as Mr. Emerson, an English tourist

Trading Places, as Coleman

Also look for him in: Breaking the Sound Barrier, as Christopher Ridgefield, Alfie, as The Abortionist, The Sea Gull, as Dorn, a Doctor, A Doll’s House, as Krogstad, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, as Friar, Robin and Marian, as Will Scarlett, Voyage of the Damned, as Admiral Canaris, A Bridge Too Far, as R.A.F. Met. Officer, The Boys from Brazil, as Sidney Beynon, Watership Down, as Cowslip, Cuba, as Donald Skinner, The Wicked Lady, as Sir Ralph Skelton, The Razor’s Edge, as Elliott Templeton, September, as Howard.

Sam Elliott

Where you know him from:

The Big Lebowski, as The Stranger

Thank You for Smoking, as Lorne Lutch

Also look for him in: Road House, as Wade Garrett, Gettysburg, as Brig. Gen. John Buford, The Contender, as Kermit Newman, We Were Soldiers, as Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley, Hulk, as Ross, Ghost Rider, as Caretaker, The Golden Compass, as Lee Scoresby, Up in the Air, as Maynard Finch.

Noah Emmerich

Where you know him from:

The Truman Show, as Marlon

Frequency, as Gordo Hersch

Little Children, as Larry Hedges

Also look for him in: Last Action Hero, as Rookie, Cop Land, as Deputy Bill Geisler, Life, as Stan Blocker, Windtalkers, as Private Chick, Miracle, as Craig Patrick, Cellular, as Jack Tanner, Pride and Glory, as Francis Tierney, Jr., Fair Game, as Bill, Super 8, as Nelec.

Mike Epps

Where you know him from:

Next Friday & Friday After Next, as Day-Day

The Hangover, as Black Doug

Resident Evil: Apocalypse & Resident Evil: Extinction, as L.J.

Also look for him in: Bait, as Stevie Sanders, Dr. Dolittle, as Sonny, How High, as Baby Powder, All About the Benjamins, as Reggie, Malibu’s Most Wanted, as Rap-Battle Host, The Fighting Temptation, as Lucius, Guess Who, as The Cab Driver, The Honeymooners, as Ed Norton, Roll Bounce, as Byron, Something New, as Walter, Talk to Me, as Milo Hughes, The Grand, as Reggie Marshall, Hancock, as Criminal, Soul Men, as Duane Henderson, Next Day Air, as Brody, The Janky Promoters, as Jellyroll, Lottery Ticket, as Reverend Taylor, Faster, as Roy Grone, Jumping the Broom, as Willie Earl, Sparkle, as Satin.

R. Lee Ermey

Where you know him from:

Full Metal Jacket, as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (Need I say more?)

Se7en, as Police Captain

Toy Story, as Army Sarge

Saving Silverman, as Coach

Also look for him in: Apocalypse Now, as Helicopter Pilot (during the “Ride of the Valkyries” sequence), Mississippi Burning, as Mayor Tilman, Fletch Lives, as Jimmy Lee Farnsworth, Leaving Las Vegas, as Conventioneer, Dead Man Walking, as Clyde Percy, Life, as Older Sheriff Pike, The Salton Sea, as Verne Plummer, Willard (2003), as Mr. Martin, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, as Sheriff Hoyt, X-Men: The Last Stand, as Sergeant, House, as House’s father.

Giancarlo Esposito

Where you know him from:

The Usual Suspects, as Jack Bear, FBI

Do the Right Thing, as Buggin Out

Ali, as Cassius Marcellus Clay, Sr.

Also look for him in: Taps, as Cadet Captain J.C. Pierce, Trading Place, as Cellmate #2, The Cotton Club, as Bump Hood, Desperately Seking Susan, as Street Vendor, School Daze, as Julian, King of New York, as Lance, Mo’ Better Blues, as Left Hand Lacey, Bob Roberts, as Bugs Raplin, Malcolm X, as Thomas Hayer, Amos & Andrew, as Reverend Fenton Brunch, Fresh, as Esteban, Smoke, as OTB Man #1, Tommy, Monkeybone, as Hypnos, Derailed, as Detective Church, SherryBaby, as Parole Officer Hernandez, The Box, as Det. Dwayne Burkhalter, Rabbit Hole, as Auggie, Breaking Bad, as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring, I, Alex Cross, as Daramus Holiday.

Frankie Faison

Where you know him from:

The Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal & Red Dragon, as Barney

Coming to America, the Landlord. (“Hey Stu, your rent’s due, motherfucker! And don’t pull that falling down the stairs shit on me, you hear?! Are you conscious?! Shit…”)

Down to Earth, as Whitney Daniels

The Wire, as Commissioner Ervin H. Burrell

Also look for him in: Cat People (1982), as Detective Brandt, The Money Pit, as James, Manhunter, as Lt. Fisk (which is just awesome, that he was in all the Lecter films), Mississippi Burning, as Eulogist, Do the Right Thing, as Coconut Sid, The Thomas Crown Affair (1999), as Detective Paretti, Showtime, as Lr. Winship, White Chicks, as Chief Elliott Gordon, Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist, as Ticket Salesman, Cirque du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, as Rhamus Twobellies.

Peter Falk

This one’s personal. Everyone should know Peter Falk. But I’m putting him on here anyway, just so we can all go, “Aww, Peter Falk!”

Where you know him from:

Columbo. He’s Columbo.

The Princess Bride, as The Grandfather/Narrator

The In-Laws, as Vincent J. Ricardo

Murder by Death, as Sam Diamond

A Woman Under the Influence, as Nick Longhetti

Also look for him in: Murder, Inc., as Reles, Pocketful of Miracles, as Joy Boy, The Great Race, as Maximilian Meen, The Cheap Detective, as Lou Peckinpaugh, Made, as Max, Corky Romano, as Francis A. Romano, Undisputed, as Mendy Ripstein, Shark Tale, as Don Feinberg, Next, as Irv.

Siobhan Fallon

Where you know her from:

Men in Black, as Beatrice

Forrest Gump, as School Bus Driver

The Negotiator, as Maggie

Also look for her in: The Paper, as Lisa, Seinfeld, as Tina (Elaine’s roommate), Only You, as Leslie, Jury Duty, as Heather, Striptease, as Rita Grant, Fools Rush In, as Lanie, Boiler Room, as Michelle, Harry’s Supervisor, Dancer in the Dark, as Brenda, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Edwina, Big Trouble, as Fly by Air Ticket Agent, Holes, as Stanley’s Mom, Daddy Day Care, as Peggy, Dogville, as Martha, Fever Pitch, as Lana, Charlotte’s Web, as Mrs. Zuckerman, Funny Games, as Betsy, Baby Mama, as Birthing Teacher, New in Town, as Blanche Gunderson, The Bounty Hunter, as Teresa, Another Happy Day, as Bonnie, We Need to Talk About Kevin, as Wanda.

Dennis Farina

Where you know him from:

Snatch, as Avi (“You know: fish, chips, cup ‘o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins… London!”)

Get Shorty, as Ray ‘Bones’ Barboni

Also look for him in: Thief, as Carl, Manhunter, as Jack Crawford, Midnight Run, as Jimmy Serrano, Another Stakeout, as Brian O’Hara, Striking Distance, as Capt. Nick Detillo, Little Big League, as George O’Farrell, Out of Sight, as Marshall Sisco, Saving Private Ryan, as Lt. Col. Anderson, Reindeer Games, as Jack Bangs, Big Trouble, as Harry Desalvo, Stealing Harvard, as Mr. Warner, Paparazzi, as Detective Burton, You Kill Me, as Edward O’Leary, The Grand, as LBJ ‘Deuce’ Fairbanks. Also, Law and Order, as Detective Joe Fontana.

Richard Farnsworth

Where you know him from:

The Straight Story, as Alvin

The Natural, as Red Blow

Also look for him in: Comes a Horseman, as Dodger, Rhinestone, as Noah, Jake’s Father, The Two Jakes, as Earl Rawley, Misery, as Buster, The Getaway (1994), as Slim.

Colm Feore

Where you know him from:

Face/Off, as Dr. Malcolm Walsh

The Chronicles of Riddick, as Lord Marshal

Changeling, as Chief James E. Davis

Also look for him in: City of Angels, as Jordan Ferris, The Insider, as Richard Scruggs, Titus, as Marcus Andronicus, Pearl Harbor, as Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, Chicago, as Harrison, Paycheck, as Wolfe, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, as Karl Gunderson, Thor, as King Laufey.

Miguel Ferrer

Where you know him from:

Traffic, as Eduardo Ruiz

Blank Check, as Quigley

RoboCop, as Bob Morton

Twin Peaks & Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, as FBI Agent Albert Rosenfield

Also look for him in: Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as First Officer, Hot Shots! Part Deux, as Commander Arvid Harbinger, Another Stakeout, as Tony Castellano, Mr. Magoo, as Ortega Peru, Mulan, as Shan-Yu, The Manchurian Candidate, as Colonel Garret, The Man, as Agent Peters.

He’s also George Clooney’s cousin. I feel this is important.

Pam Ferris

Where you know her from:

Matilda, as Agatha Trunchbull

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, as Aunt Marge

Death to Smoochy, as Tommy Cotter

Also look for her in: Children of Men, as Miriam, The Other Man, as Vera, Malice in Wonderland, as Doochey, The Raven, as Mrs. Bradley

William Fichtner

One of the best character actors working today. I love this man. He delivers the goods in everything he does.

Where you know him from:

The Dark Knight, as Bank Manager

Armageddon, as Colonel Willie Sharp

Crash, as Flanagan

Drive Angry, as The Accountant (seriously, watch him in this. He’s fucking awesome.)

Also: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and San Andreas, as Ken Rosenberg, the coked out lawyer.

Also look for him in: Quiz Show, as Stage Manager, Virtuosity, as Wallace, Strange Days, as Dwayne Engelman, Heat, as Roger Van Sant (the launderer they steal from), Contact, as Kent, Go, as Burke, The Perfect Storm, as David “Sully” Sullivan, Pearl Harbor, as Danny’s Father, Black Hawk Down, as Sanderson, Equilibirum, as Jurgen, The Amateurs, as Otis, The Longest Yard, as Captain Knauer, Blades of Glory, as Darren MacElroy, Prison Break, as Alex Mahone, Date Night, as DA Frank Crenshaw, Entourage, as Phil Yagoda.

Joseph Fiennes

Where you know him from:

Shakespeare in Love, as Will Shakespeare

Enemy at the Gates, as Commisar Danilov

Also look for him in: Elizabeth, as Eobert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, as Proteus, The Merchant of Venice, as Bassanio, The Great Raid, as Major Gibson, The Darwin Awards, as Michael Burrows, Running with Scissors, as Niel Bookman, The Escapist, as Lenny Drake, The Red Baron, as Capt. Roy Brown, FlashForward, as Mark Benford, Camelot, as Merlin.

Harvey Fierstein

You’ve heard this man’s voice. I will put money on it.

Where you know him from:

Mrs. Doubtfire, as Uncle Frank Hilliard

Independence Day, as Marty Gilbert

Mulan, as Yao

Death to Smoochy, as Merv Green (Nobody turns down the Parade of Hope.)

Also look for him in: Bullets over Broadway, as Sid Loomis, also that one episode of The Simpsons, as the gay guy who helps Homer better himself.

John Finnegan

Where you know him from:

An American Tail, as Warren T. Rat

The Natural, as Sam Simpson

JFK, as Judge Haggerty

Mars Attacks!, as Speaker of the House

Also look for him in: Play It As It Lays, as Frank, A Woman Under the Influence, as Clancy, Capone, as N.Y. Police Lt., The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, as Taxi Driver, Nickelodeon, as Kathleen’s Director, Opening Night, as Prop Man, The In-Laws, as Deliveryman #1, Little Miss Marker, as Clerk, Gloria, as Frank, School Spirit, as Pinky Batson, Big Man on Campus, as Judge Ferguson, Last Action Hero, as Watch Commander, Vegas Vacation, as Arty, the Hoover Dam Guide.

Albert Finney

Where you know him from:

Tom Jones, as Tom Jones

Big Fish, as Ed Bloom – Senior

Scrooge, as Ebenezer Scrooge

Ocean’s Twelve, as Gaspar LeMarque

Erin Brockovich, as Ed Masry

Also look for him in: The Entertainer ,as Mick Rice, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, as Arthur Seaton, Night Must Fall, as Danny, Two for the Road, as Mark Wallace, Murder on the Orient Express, as Hercule Poirot, The Duellists, as Fouche, Wolfen, as Dewey Wilson, Annie, as Daddy Oliver Warbucks, The Dresser, as Sir, Under the Volcano, as Geoffrey Firmin, Miller’s Crossing, as Leo, Traffic, as Chief of Staff, Corpse Bride, as Finis Everglot, A Good Year, as Uncle Henry, Amazing Grace, as John Newton, The Bourne Ultimatum & The Bourne Legacy, as Dr. ALbert Hirsch, Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead, as Charles, Skyfall, as Kincade.

Laurence Fishburne

Here’s one where, I can be pretty sure people know him, but, they may not know all the great work he did before The Matrix. So that’s why he’s here. Dude’s done some great work in his career outside of Morpheus.

Where you know him from:

The Matrix, The Matrix Reloaded & The Matrix Revolutions, as Morpheus

Boyz n the Hood, as Furious Styles

Apocalypse Now, as Mr. Clean

Pee-wee’s Playhouse, as Cowboy Curtis

Also look for him in: Rumble Fish, as Midget, The Cotton Club, as Bumpy Rhodes, The Color Purple, as Swan, Quicksilver, as Voodoo, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, as Max, School Daze, as Dap, Red Heat, as Lt. Charlie Stobbs, King of New York, Jimmy Jump, Deep Cover, as Russell Stevens Jr./John Hull, What’s Love Got to Do with It, as Ike Turner, Searching for Boby Fischer, as Vinnie, Higher Learning, as Prof. Maurice Phipps, Othello, as Othello, Event Horizon, as Captain Miller, Hoodlum, as Bumpy Johnson, Osmosis Jones, as Thrax, Biker Boyz, as Smoke,Mystic River, as Whitey Powers, Assault on Precinct 13, as Marion Bishop, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, as Bear in Genaros Beer Commercials (“What do I know? I’m a bear! I suck the heads off fish!”), Akeelah and the Bee, as Dr. Larabee, Mission: Impossible III, as Theodore Brassel, Bobby, as Edward,Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as The Silver Surfer, 21, as Cole Williams, Armored, as Baines,Predators, as Noland, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, as Dr. Raymond Langston, Contagion, as Dr. Ellis Cheever, Man of Steel, as Perry White.

Geraldine Fitzgerald

Where you know her from:

Wuthering Heights, as Isabelle Linton

Arthur (and Arthur 2: On the Rocks), as Martha Bach

Easy Money, as Mrs. Monahan

Also look for her in: Dark Victory, as Ann King, ‘Til We Meet Again, as Bonny Coburn, Watch on the Rhine, as MArthe de Brancovi, Wilson, as Edit Bolling Galt, Three Strangers, as Crystal Shackleford, The Pawnbroker, as Marilyn Birchfield, Rachel, Rachel, as Rev. Wood, Harry and Tonto, as Jessie Stone, Diary of the Dead, as Maud Kennaway, Poltergeist II: The Other Side, as Gramma-Jess.

Fionnula Flanagan

Where you know her from:

Four Brothers, as Evelyn Mercer

Transamerica, as Elizabeth

Tears of the Sun, as Sister Grace

Also look for her in: Ulysses, as Gerty MacDowell, Money for Nothing, as Mrs. Coyle, Waking Ned Devine, as Annie O’Shea, The Others, as Mrs. Bertha Mills, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, as “Teensy” Melissa Whitman, Slipstream, as Bette Lustig, Yes Man, as Tillie, Brotherhood, as Rose Caffee, The Invention of Lying, as Martha Bellison, A Christmas Carol, as Mrs. Dilber, Lost, as Eloise Hawking, Kill the Irishman, as Grace O’Keefe, The Guard, as Eileen Boyle.

Jo Van Fleet

Where you know her from:

East of Eden, as Kate

Cool Hand Luke, as Arletta

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, as Kate Fisher

Also look for her in: The Rose Tattoo, as Bessie, I’ll Cry Tomorrow, as Katie Roth, I Love You, Alice B. Toklas!, as Mother, The Tenant, as Madame Dioz.

Jason Flemyng

Here’s a dude you may know from like three things, but he’s actually done a nice amount of stuff over his career.

Where you know him from:

Snatch, as Darren (as Brad Pitt’s ‘pikey’ friend. Red hair — can’t miss him)

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, as Tom

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as Thomas Button

X-Men: First Class, as Azazel

Also look for him in: Rob Roy, as Gregor, Spice World, as Brad, Deep Rising, as Mulligan, The Red Violin, as Frederick Pope, Rock Star, as Bobby Beers, Drom Hell, Netley, the Coachman, Below, as Stumbo, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, as Dr. Jekyll  & Mr. Hyde, Layer Cake, as Crazy Larry, Transporter 2, as Dimitri, Stardust, as Primus, Kick-Ass, as Lobby Goon (the one Hit Girl fucks up with that silenced pistol), Clash of the Titans, as Calibos/Acrisius, Hanna, as Sebastian.

Nina Foch

Where you know her from:

An American in Paris, as Milo Roberts

Spartacus, as Helene Glabrus

The Ten Commandments, as Bithiah

Executive Suite, as Erica Martin

Also look for her in: A Song to Remember, as Constantia, Scaramouche, as Marie Antoinette, It’s My Party, as Brandon’s Mother, ‘Til There Was You, as Sophia Monroe, Hush, as Alice Baring, Pumpkin, as Betsy Collander, How to Deal, as Grandma Halley.

Paul Ford

Where you know him from:

A Big Hand for the Little Lady, as Ballinger

The Music Man, as Mayor George Shinn

The Teahouse of the August Moon, as Col. Wainwright Purdy III

Also look for him in: The Naked City, as Henry Fowler, All the King’s Men, as Spokesman for Impeachment, The Phil Silvers Show, as Col. John T. Hall, Advise & Consent, as Senator Stanley Danta, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, as Col. Wilberforce, The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming, as Fendall Hawkins, The Comedians, as Smith.

Wallace Ford

Where you know him from:

Freaks, as Phroso

The Informer, as Frankie McPhillip

Shadow of a Doubt, as Fred Saunders

Harvey, as The Taxi Driver

The Rainmaker, as Sheriff Howard Thomas

Also look for him in: The Lost Patrol, as Morelli, Blood on the Sun, as Ollie Miller, Spellbound, as Stranger in Hotel Lobby, The Green Years, as Jamie Nigg, Magic Town, as Lou Dicketts, The Set-Up, as Gus, The Furies, as Scotty Hyslip, The Breaking Point, as F.R. Duncan, The Man from Laramie, as Charley O’Leary, Twilight for the Gods, as Old Brown, The Matchmaker, as Malachi Stack, The Last Hurrah, as Charles J. Hennessey, Warlock, as Judge Holloway, A Patch of Blue, as Ole Pa.

Frederic Forrest

Where you know him from:

Apocalypse Now, as Chef (Oh, he’ll go with you, but on the boat!)

The Rose, as Huston Dyer

One from the Heart, as Hank

Also look for him in: The Conversation, as Mark, The Missouri Breaks, as Cary, Valley Girl, as Steve Richman, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, as Eddie, The Two Jakes, as Chuck Newty, Falling Down, as Nick, the Nazi Surplus Store Owner, All the King’s Men (2006), as Willie’s Father.

William Forsythe

Where you know him from: 

The Rock, as Special Agent Paxton

Once Upon a Time in America, as Cockeye

Raising Arizona, as Evelle Snoats

Also look for him in: Dick Tracy, as Flattop, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, as Franchise, Virtuosity, as William Cochran, Blue Streak, as Detective Hardcastle, Deuce Bigelow: Male Gigolo, as Detective Fowler, City by the Sea, as Spyder, The Devil’s Rejects, as Sheriff Wydell, Freedomland, as Boyle, 88 Minutes, as Frank Parks, Halloween, as Ronnie White.

Paul Freeman

Where you know him from:

Raiders of the Lost Ark, as Dr. René Belloq

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie, as Ivan Ooze

Also look for him in: The Long Good Friday, as Colin, Without a Clue, as Professor Moriarty, Double Team, as Goldsmythe, Hot Fuzz, as Rev. Shooter, Centurion, as Governor Agricola.

Brenda Fricker

Where you know her from:

My Left Foot, as Mrs. Brown

Angels in the Outfield, as Maggie Nelson

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as Bird Lady

Also look for her in: The Field, as Maggie McCabe, So I Married an Axe Murderer, as May Mackenzie, Moll Flanders, as Mrs. Mazzawatti, A Time to Kill, as Ethel Twitty, Masterminds, as Principal Maloney, Veronica Guerin, as Bernie Guerin, Rory O’Shea Was Here, as Eileen, Closing the Ring, as Eleanor, Albert Nobbs, as Polly.

Gert Fröbe

Where you know him from:

Goldfinger, as Auric Goldfinger

Also look for him in: Decision Before Dawn, as German Corporal – Nuremberg Control Point, Man on a Tightrope, as Police Agent, Mr. Arkadin, as First Policeman – Munich, The Eternal Waltz, as Gawrinoff, The Longest Day, as Sgt. Kaffekanne, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours and 11 minutes, as Colonel Manfred von Holstein, Is Paris Burning?, as General Dietrich von Choltitz, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, as Baron Bombrst, $, as Mr. Kessel.

Kurt Fuller

Where you know him from:

Wayne’s World, as Russell Finley (the guy who teaches them how to count to five)

Scary Movie, as The Sheriff

The Pursuit of Happyness, as Walter Ribbon (the dude who gives him the Niners tickets)

Also look for him in: The Running Man, as Tony, Ghostbusters II, as Jack Hardemeyer, The Bonfire of the Vanities, as Pollard Browning, Pushing Tin, as Ed Clabes, The New Guy, as Mr. Undine, Auto Focus, as Werner Klemperer, Anger Management, as Frank Head, Ray, as Sam Clark, Superhero Movie, as Bank Loan Officer, Midnight in Paris, as John.

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Where you know her from:

Moulin Rouge, as Jane Avril

We’re Not Married, as Eve Melrose

Lili, as Rosalie

Also look for her in: Death of a Scoundrel, as Mrs. Ryan, Touch of Evil, as Strip-Club Owner, as well as a shitload of appearances as herself, such as in Pepe, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear, The Beverly Hillbillies, A Very Brady Sequel…she was basically famous for being her.

James Gammon

Where you know him from:

Major League and Major League II, as Lou Brown

Natural Born Killers as the Redneck’s Buddy in the Diner (at the very beginning)

Cold Mountain, as Esco Swanger

Also look for him in: Cool Hand Luke, as Sleepy, Urban Cowboy, as Steve Strange, Any Which Way You Can, as Palomino Bartender, Silverado, as Dawson, Ironweed, as Reverend Chester, The Milagro Beanfield War, as Horsethief Shorty, I Love You to Death (1990), as Lt. Larry Schooner, Wyatt Earp, as Mr. Sutherland, The Man in the Iron Mask, as The Commandant, The Iron Giant as the voice of Foreman Marv Loach and Floyd Turbeaux, The Cell, as Teddy Lee, Life or Something Like It, as Pat Kerrigan, Silver City, as Sheriff Joe Skaggs, Don’t Come Knocking, as Old Ranch Hand, Appaloosa, as Earl May, In the Electric Mist, as Ben Hebert.

James Gandolfini

Where you know him from:

The Sopranos, as Tony Soprano

Everyone knows him from there, but also check out his strong character work in:

The Mexican, as Winston Baldry

The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Big Dave Brewster

The Taking of Pelham 123, as Mayor

Where the Wild Things Are, as Carol

Romance & Cigarettes, as Nick Murder

Also look for him in: True Romance, as Virgil, Crimson Tide, as Lt. Bobby Dougherty, Get Shorty, as Bear, The Juror, as Eddie, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, as Diner Cook #2, Fallen, as Lou, A Civil Action, as Al Love, 8MM, as Eddie Poole, The Last Castle, as Col. Winter, Surviving Christmas, as Tom Valco, Lonely Hearts, as Det. Charles Hilderbrandt, All the King’s Men, as Tiny Duffy, In the Loop, as Lt. Gen. George Miller, Welcome to the Rileys, as Doug Riley, Violet & Daisy, as Michael.

Bruno Ganz

Where you know him from:

Wings of Desire, as Damiel

Downfall, as Adolf Hitler

The Reader, as Professor Rohl

Also look for him in: The American Friend, as Jonathan Zimmermann, The Boys from Brazil, as Professor Bruckner, Nosferatu the Vampire, as Jonathan Harker, The Manchurian Candidate, as Delp, Youth Without Youth, as Professor Stanciulescu, Unknown, as Ernst Jürgen.

James Garner

Where you know him from:

The Great Escape, as Hendley “The Scrounger”

Maverick as Bret Maverick (and Maverick, as Marshal Zane Cooper)

The Rockford Files, as Jim Rockford

The Notebook, as Duke

Also look for him in: Sayonara, as Captain Bailey, Up Periscope, as Lt. j.g. Kenneth M. Braden, The Children’s Hour, as Dr. Joe Cardin, The Thrill of It All, as Dr. Gerald Boyer, The Wheeler Dealers, as Henry Tyroon, The Americanization of Emily, as Lt. Cmdr. Charles Edward Madison, 36 Hours, as Maj. Jefferson Pike, Grand Prix, as Pete Aron, Hour of the Gun, as Wyatt Earp, Support Your Local Sheriff!, as Jason McCullough, Marlowe, as Philip Marlowe, A Man Called Sledge, as Luther Sledge, Support Your Local Gunfighter, as Latigo, HealtH, as Harry Wolff, The Fan, as Jake Berman, Victor Victoria, as King Marchand, Murphy’s Romance, as Murphy Jones, The Distinguished Gentleman, as Jeff Johnson, Space Cowboys, as Tank Sullivan, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, as Commander Lyle Tiberius Rourke, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, as Shepard James “Shep” Walker, 8 Simple Rules, as Jim Egan, Battle for Terra, as Doron.

Allen Garfield

Where you know him from:

Beverly Hills Cop II, as Police Chief Harold Lutz

The Conversation, as Bernie Moran

Nashville, as Barnett

Let it Ride, as Greenberg

Also look for him in: The Owl and the Pussycat, as Dress Shop Proprietor, Bananas, as Man on Cross, The Candidate, as Klein, The Front Page, as Kruger, Mother, Jugs & Speed, as Harry Fishbine, The Brink’s Job, as Vinnie Costa, The Stunt Man, as Sam, One from the Heart, as Restaurant Owner, The Cotton Club, as Irreconcilable Differences, Dick Tracy, as Reporter, The Ninth Gate, as Witkin, The Majestic, as Leo Kubelsky.

Ben Gazzara

Where you know him from:

The Big Lebowski, as Jackie Treehorn

Anatomy of a Murder, as Lr. Frederick Manion

Opening Night, as Manny Victor

Also look for him in: Husbands, as Harry, Capone, as Al Capone, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, as Cosmo Vittelli, Voyage of the Damned, as Morrie Troper, They All Laughed, as John Russo, Road House, as Brad Wesley, Buffalo ’66, as Jimmy Brown, Happiness, as Lenny Jordan, Summer of Sam, as Luigi, The Thomas Crown Affair, as Andrew Wallace, Dogville, as Jack McKay, 13, as Schlondorff.

Chief Dan George

He didn’t make many films, but god-damn if he wasn’t one of the most memorable character actors of all time because of it.

Where you know him from:

Little Big Man, as Old Lodge Skins

The Outlaw Josey Wales as Lone Watie

Harry and Tonto, as Sam Two Feathers

He did a couple of lesser known things, but I’ve yet to see if they’re as good as this other stuff. I’d imagine so, but those three are the real three. Man, he’s so awesome.

Gina Gershon

Where you know her from:

Face/Off, as Sasha Hassler

Showgirls, as Cristal Connors

Also look for her in: Pretty in Pink, as Trombley, Girl Friend/Gym Class, Red Heat, as Catherine “Cat” Manzetti, Cocktail, as Coral, The Player, as Whitney Gersh, Bound, as Corky, The Insider, as Helen Caperelli, Driven, as Cathy Heguy, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Anna (Hasidic dry cleaning lady), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, Cameo, Love Ranch, as Irene, Killer Joe, as Sharla Smith.

Paul Giamatti

Where you know him from:

American Splendor, as Harvey Pekar

Man on the Moon, as Bob Zmuda

Sideways, as Miles

John Adams, as John Adams

Also look for him in: Singles, as Kissing Man, Mighty Aphrodite, as Extras Guild Researcher, Sabrina, as Scott, Donnie Brasco, as FBI Technician, Private Parts, as Kenny, My Best Friend’s Wedding, as Richard the Bellman, Deconstructing Harry, as Prof. Abbott, The Truman Show, as Control Room Dictator, Doctor Dolittle, as Blaine, Saving Private Ryan, as Sgt. Hill, The Negotiator, as Rudy, Safe Men, as Veal Chop, Cradle Will Rock, as Carlo, Big Momma’s House, as John, Duets, as Todd Woods, Planet of the Apes, as Limbo, Big Fat Liar, as Marty Wolf, Thunderpants, as Johnson J. Johnson, Confidence, as Gordo, Paycheck, as Shorty, Cinderella Man, as Joe Gould, The Hawk is Dying, as George Gattling, The Illusionist, as Inspector Uhl, Shoot ‘Em Up, as Hertz, The Nanny Diaries, as Mr. X, Fred Claus, as Santa, Cold Souls, as Giamatti – Paul, Duplicity, as Richard Garsik, The Last Station, as Chertkov, Barney’s Version, as Barney Panofsky, Win Win, as Mike Flaherty, Ironclad, as King John, The Hangover Part II, as Kingsley, The Ides of March, as Tom Duffy, Cosmopolis, as Benno Levin, John Dies at the End, as Arnie Blondstone, Rock of Ages, as Paul Gill.

Giancarlo Giannini

Where you know him from:

Casino Royale & Quantum of Solace, as Mathis

Hannibal, as Inspector Pazzi

Also look for him in: The Secret of Saint Vittoria, as Fabio, Swept Away, as Gennarino Carunchio (this is the movie that Guy Ritchie remade with Madonna. Yeah…), Seven Beauties, as Pasqualino Frafuso (seriously, he was Oscar-nominated for it. He’s really great in it), New York Stories, as Claudio (in Coppola’s Segment), Mimic, as Manny, Man on Fire, as Manzano.

John Gielgud

Where you know him from:

Arthur (and Arthur 2: On the Rocks), as Hobson

Julius Caesar, as Cassius

Becket, as King Louis VII of France

Also look for him in: The Prime Minister, as Benjamin Disraeli, Richard III, as George, Duke of Clarence Around the World in 80 Days, as Foster, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, as Edward Moulton-Barrett, Chimes at Midnight, as Henry IV, The Shoes of the Fisherman, as The Elder Pope, Oh! What a Lovely War, as Count Leopold Von Berchtold, Lost Horizon, as Chang, Murder on the Orient Express, as Beddoes, Caligula, as Nerva, The Human Factor, as Brigadier Tomlinson, The Elephant Man, as Carr Gomm, The Formula, as Dr. Abraham Esau, Director of Reich Energy, Chariots of Fire, as Master of Trinity, Gandhi, as Lord Irwin, Shine, as Cecil Parkes, DragonHeart, as King Arthur, The Portrait of a Lady, as Mr. Touchett, Hamlet, as Priam, Elizabeth, as The Pope.

Billy Gilbert

Where you know him from:

His Girl Friday, as Joe Pettibone

The Great Dictator, as Herring

Anchors Aweigh, as Café Manager

Also look for him in: The Merry Widow, as Fat Lacky, Evelyn Prentice, as Barney, Café Owner, Mad Love, as Autograph Seeker on Train, A Night at the Opera, as Passenger Asking Fiorello Not to Play Piano, The Devil-Doll, as Matin’s Butler, Captain’s Courageous, as Soda Steward, Broadway Melody of 1938, as George Papaloopas, Barber, One Hundred Men and a Girl, as Garage Owner, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, as Sneezy, Destry Rides Again, as Loupgerou, Lucky Partners, as Charles, Waiter, Fun and Fancy Free, as Willie the Giant.

Burton Gilliam

Where you know him from:

Blazing Saddles, as Lyle

Also look for him in: Beach Blanket Bingo, as Beach Boy, Paper Moon, as Floyd (Desk Clerk), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, as Welder, Farewell, My Lovely, as Cowboy, Gator, as Smiley, Telefon, as Gas Station Attendant, Fletch, as Bud, Back to the Future Part III, as Colt Gun Salesman, Honeymoon in Vegas, as Roy Bacon, Elvis Impersonator, The Getaway (1994), as Gollie, Evening Shade, as Virgil, Wild Bil, as Bartender.

James Gleason

Where you know him from:

Here Comes Mr. Jordan (and Down to Earth), as Max Corkle

Arsenic and Old Lace, as Lt. Rooney

Meet John Doe, as Henry Connell

The Night of the Hunter, as Birdie Steptoe

Also look for him in: The Broadway Melody, as Music Publisher, A Free Soul, as Eddie, The Big Gamble, as Fred “Squint” Dugan, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford, as Inspector Corrigan, Babes on Broadway, as Thornton Reed, Theatrical Producer, My Gal Sal, as Pat Hawley, Crash Dive, as Chief Mike “Mac” McDonnell, A Guy Named Joe, as ‘Nails’ Kilpatrick, The Keys of the Kingdom, as Rev. Dr. Wilbur Fiske, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, as McGarrity, The Clock, as Al Henry, The Hoodlum Saint, as Snarp, The Bishop’s Wife, as Sylvester, Tycoon, as Pop, The Dude Goes West, as Sam Briggs, When My Baby Smiles at Me, as Lefty More, The Life of Riley, as Gillis, Come Fill the Cup, as Charlie Dolan, I’ll See You in My Dreams, as  Fred Thompson, We’re Not Married!, as Duffy, The Story of Will Rogers, as BEry Lynn, What Price Glory, as Gen. Cokely, Forever Female, as Eddie Woods, The Last Hurrah, as ‘Cuke’ Gillen.

Paul Gleason

Where you know him from:

The Breakfast Club, as Richard Vernon (who must have been named after John Vernon in Animal House)

Die Hard, as Deputy Police Chief Dwayne T. Robinson

Trading Places, as Clarence Beeks

Also look for him in: Arthur, as Executive (the guy who complains bout Arthur in the waiting room and Hobson is like, “On the other hand, go screw yourself.”), Tender Mercies, as Reporter, She’s Having a Baby, as Howard, Loaded Weapon 1, as FBI Agent (basically reprising the Die Hard role), Not Another Teen Movie, as Richard Vernon (actually reprising the Breakfast Club role), Van Wilder, as Professor McDoogle.

Brendan Gleeson

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as Alastor “Mad Eye” Moody

28 Days Later, as Frank

Braveheart, as Hamish

Gangs of New York, as Walter “Monk” McGinn

In Bruges, as Ken

Also look for him in: The Field, as Quarryman, Far and Away, as Social Club Policeman, Michael Collins, as Liam Tobin, The General, as Martin Cahill, Lake Placid, as Sheriff Hank Keough, Mission: Impossible II, as John C. McCloy, The Tailor of Panama, as Michelangelo “Mickie” Abraxas, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, as Lord Johnson-Johnson, Dark Blue, as Jack Van Meter, Cold Mountain, as Stobrod Thewes, Troy, as Menelaus, The Village, as August Nicholson, Kingdom of Heaven, as Reynald de Chatillon, Breakfast on Pluto, as John Joe Kenny, Beowulf, as Wiglaf, The Secret of Kels, as Abbot Cellach, Green Zone, as Martin Brown, The Guard, as Sergeant Gerry Boyle, Albert Nobbs, as Dr. Holloran.

Scott Glenn

Love this man. His presence in a movie instantly elicits a smile from my face.

Where you know him from:

The Silence of the Lambs, as Jack Crawford

The Right Stuff, as Alan Shepard

Silverado, as Emmett

Training Day, as Roger (that snail joke…)

Vertical Limit, as Montgomery Wick (I love this movie)

The Bourne Ultimatum, as Ezra Kramer

Also look for him in: Apocalypse Now, as Richard Colby, Urban Cowboy, as Wes, The River, as Joe Wade, Man on Fire (1987), as Creasy, The Hunt for Red October, as Bart Mancuso, Backdraft, as John ‘Axe’ Adcox, Courage Under Fire, as Gartner, Absolute Power, as Bill Burton, The Virgin Suicides, as Father Moody, Buffalo Soldiers, as Sergeant Lee, The Shipping News, as Jack Buggit, W., as Donald Rumsfield, Secretariat, as Chris Chenery, Sucker Punch, as Wise Man.

Crispin Glover

Where you know him from:

Back to the Future, as George McFly

Charlie’s Angels, as Thin Man

Beowulf, as Gendel

Also look for him in: At Close Range, as Lucas, River’s Edge, as Layne, Wild at Heart, as Dell, The Doors, as Andy Warhol, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, as Boby McBurney, Dead Man, as Train Fireman, The People vs. Larry Flynt, as Arlo, Nurse Betty, as Roy Ostery, Like Mike, as Stan Bitterman, Epic Movie, as Willy Wonka, 9, as 6, Alice in Wonderland, as Stayne, Knave of Hearts, Hot Tub Time Machine, as Phil.

Walton Goggins

Where you know him from:

The Shield, as Detective Shane Vendrell

Justified, as Boyd Crowder

Major League: Back to the Minors, as Billy “Downtown” Anderson (this is where I first noticed him)

The Bourne Identity, as Research Tech (and this is where I was like, “Oh shit, I know him!”)

Also look for him in: Forever Young, as Gate MP, The Next Karate Kid, as Charlie, The Apostle, as Sam, Shanghai Noon, as Wallace, The World’s Fastest Indian, as Marty, The Architect, as Joe,Miracle at St. Anna ,as Captain Nokes, Predators, as Stan, Damage, as Reno Paulsaint, Cowboys & Aliens, as Hunt, Straw Dogs, as Daniel.

Adam Goldberg

Where you know him from:

Saving Private Ryan,as Pvt. Stanley Mellish

The Hebrew Hammer, as Mordechai Jefferson Carver

Also look for him in:  Mr. Saturday Night, as Eguene Gimbel, Dazed and Confused, as MikE Newhouse, Friends, as Crazy Eddie, Chandler’s roommate, Edtv, as John, A Beautiful Mind, as Sol, The Salton Sea, as Kujo, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, as Tony, Deja Vu, as Dr. Alexander Denny, 2 Days in Paris, as Jack, Zodiac, as Duffy Jennings, Entourage, as Nick Rubenstein.

Jeff Goldblum

I feel like Goldblum is one of those guys that’s on the cusp of everyone knowing who he is, but is still obscure enough to merit status on this list.

Where you know him from:

Independence Day, as David Levinson

Jurassic Park & The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as Dr. Ian Malcolm

The Fly, as Seth Brundle

Also look for him in: Death Wish, as Freak #1, California Split, as Lloyd Harris, Nashville, as Tricycle Man, Annie Hall, as Lacey Party Guest, Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978), as Jack Bellicec, The Big Chill, as Michael Gold, The Right Stuff, as Recruiter, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, as New Jersey, Silverado, as Slick, Transylvania-6500, as Jack Harrison, Earth Girls are Easy, as Mac, Deep Cover, as David Jason, The Great White Hype, as Mitchell Kane, The Prince of Egypt, as Aaron, Cats & Dogs, as Professor Brady, Igby Goes Down, as D.H., The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as Alistair Hennessey, Fay Grim, as Agent Fulbright, Man of the Year, as Stewart, The Switch, as Leonard, Morning Glory, as Jerry Barnes.

Tony Goldwyn

Where you know him from:

Ghost, as Carl Bruner

The 6th Day, as Michael Drucker

The Last Samurai, as Colonel Bagley

Tarzan, as Tarzan

Also look for him in: Gaby: A True Story, as David, The Pelican Brief, as Fletcher Coal, Nixon, as Harold Nixon, Kiss the Girls, as Dr. William “Will” Rudolph, The Last House on the Left, as John, The Mechanic, as Dean.

He’s also a director. He’s directed such films as: Someone Like You…, The Last Kiss and Conviction.

Minna Gombell

Minna Gombell

Where you know her from:

The Thin Man, as Mimi Wynant

The Best Years of Our Lives, as Mrs. Parrish

High Sierra, as Mrs. Baughmam

Also look for her in: Bad Girl, as Edna Driggs, Adter Tomorrow, as Else Taylor, Wild Boys of the Road, as Aunt Carrie,The Merry Widow, as Marcelle,Make Way for Tomorrow, as Nellie Chase,The Great Waltz, as Mrs. Hofbauer,The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as Queen of Beggars, Boom Town, as Spanish Eva, Mr. Reckless, as Ma Hawkins,The Snake Pit, as Miss Hart, Here Comes the Groom, as Mrs. Godfrey, I’ll See You in My Dreams, as Mrs. LeBoy.

Thomas Gomez

Where you know him from:

Force of Evil, as Leo Morse

Key Largo, as Richard “Curly” Huff

Come to the Stable, as Luigi Rossi

Also look for him in: Pittsburgh, as Joe Malneck, Ride the Pink Horse, as Pancho, A Double Life, as Cassio, The Furies, as El Tigre, The Conqueror, as Wang Khan, Trapeze, as Bouglione, But Not For Me, as Demetrios Bacos, Summer and Smoke, as Papa Zachaias, Beneath of the Planet of the Apes, as Minister.

John Goodman

Where you know him from:

The Big Lebowski, as Walter Sobchak

Barton Fink, as Charlie Meadows

O Brother Where Art Thou?, as Big Dan Teague

Monsters, Inc., as James P. “Sulley” Sullivan

Roseanne, as Dan Conner

Also look for him in: Revenge of the Nerds, as Coach Harris, Raising Arizona, as Gale Snoats, Punchline, as John Krytsick, Sea of Love, as Det. Sherman, Always, as Al Yackey, Arachnophobia, as Delbert McClintock, King Ralph, as Ralph Hampton Gainesworth Jones, The Babe, as George Herman “Babe” Ruth, Born Yesterday, as Harry Brock, The Hudsucker Proxy, as Newsreel announcer, We’re Back! A Dinosaur’s Story, as Rex, The Flintstones, as Fred Flintstone, Fallen, as Jonesy, Blues Brothers 2000, as Mighty Mack McTeer, Dirty Work, as Mayor Adam Riggins, Bringing Out the Dead, as Larry, What Planet Are You From?, as Roland Jones, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, as Oklahoma Cop, Coyote Ugly, as Bill, The Emperor’s New Groove, as Pacha, One Night at McCool’s, as Detective Dehling, Masked and Anonymous, as Uncle Sweetheart, Beyond the Sea, as Steve Blauner, Cars, as Sullivan Truck Death Sentence, as Bones Darley, Evan Almighty, as Congressman Long, Bee Movie, as Layton T. Montgomery, Speed Racer, as Pops, Confessions of a Shopaholic, as Graham Bloomwood, In the Electric Mist, as Julie “Baby Feet” Balboni, The Princess and the Frog, as “Big Daddy” La Bouff, Red State, as Joseph Keenan, Treme , as Creighton Bernette, Damages, as Howard T. Erickson, Happy Feet Two, as The Beach Master.

Keith Gordon

Where you know him from:

Back to School, as Jason Melon

Dressed to Kill, as Peter Miller

Also look for him in: Jaws 2, as Doug Fetterman, All That Jazz, as Young Joe, Home Movies, as Denis Byrd, Christine, as Arnie Cunningham, I Love Trouble, as Andy.

He’s also become a director in recent years, directing: The Singing Detective,and a bunch of Dexter episodes

Elliott Gould

Where you know him from:

Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve & Ocean’s Thirteen, as Reuben Tishkoff

MASH, as Trapper John

Friends, as Jack Geller

Also look for him in: Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, as Ted Henderson, Little Murders, as Alfred Chamberlain, The Long Goodbye, as Philip Marlowe, S*P*Y*S, as Griff, California Split, as Charlie Waters, A Bridge too Far, as Colonel Stout, The Muppet Movie ,as Beauty Contest Compere, The Muppets Take Manhattan, as Cop in Pete’s, Bugsy, as Harry Greenberg, American History X, as Murray, Contagion, as Dr. Ian Sussman.

Stephen Graham

Where you know him from:

Snatch., as Tommy

Boardwalk Empire, as Al Capone

Also look for him in: Gangs of New York, as Shang, This is Englan, as Combo, Public Enemies, as Baby Face Nelson, London Boulevard, as Danny, Season of the Witch, as Hagamar, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as Scrum, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as Jerry Westerby.

Lee Grant

Where you know her from:

Shampoo, as Felicia Karpf

Detective Story, as Shoplifter

Mulholland Dr., as Louise Bonner

Also look for her in: The Balcony, as Carmen, Divorce American Style, as Dede Murphy, In the Heat of the Night, as Mrs. Colbert, Valley of the Dolls, as Miriam Polar, Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell, as Fritzie Braddock, The Landlord, as Joyce Enders, There Was a Crooked Man…, as Mrs. Bullard, Plaza Suite, as Norma Hubley, Voyage of the Damned, as Lili Rosen, Airport ’77, as Karen Wallace, Damien: Omen II, as Ann Thorn, The Swarm, as Anne MacGregor, Little Miss Marker, as The Judge, Defending Your Life, as Lena Foster, Dr. T and the Women, as Dr. Harper.

Charles Gray

Where you know him from:

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as The Criminologist

You Only Live Twice, as Dikko Henderson

Diamonds are Forever, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Also look for him in: The Beast Must Die, as Arthur Bennington (This movie is fucking incredible. I watch this at least once every few months, it’s that awesome.), The Seven Per-Cent Solution, as Mycroft Holmes, Shock Treatment, as Judge Oliver Wright.

Graham Greene

This dude is in a lose-lose situation. Native American actors get typecast like a motherfucker (see: Adam Beach), yet, the alternative is to put white people in brown face. We really fucked them over, didn’t we? Fucking white people…

Where you know him from:

Dances with Wolves, as Kicking Bird

Die Hard With a Vengeance, as Joe Lambert

The Green Mile, as Arlen Bitterbuck

Also look for him in: Maverick, as Joseph, Transamerica, as Calvin, New Moon, as Harry Clearwater (I should put this up there, but fuck that noise. This is not the blog for that to happen. Chances are, more people will recognize him from that other stuff), Casino Jack, as Bernie Sprague.

Peter Greene

One of the quintessential villains of the 90s.

Where you know him from:

Pulp Fiction, as Zed

The Usual Suspects, as Redfoot (that guy out in California)

The Mask, as Dorian Tyrell

Blue Streak, as Deacon

Also look for him in: Permanent Midnight, as Gus, Training Day, as Jeff.

Sydney Greenstreet

Sometimes one role is all it takes.

Where you know him from:

The Maltese Falcon, as Kasper Gutman

Casablanca, as Signor Ferrari

Also look for him in: They Died with Their Boots On, as Lt. Gen, Winfield Scott, Across the Pacific, as Dr. Lorenz.

He did a lot of character work in the 40s, but a lot of them are films most people wouldn’t know or have heard of.

Bruce Greenwood

Where you know him from:

Star Trek, as Pike

I, Robot, as Lawrence Robertson

Thirteen Days, as John F. Kennedy

Also look for him in: Passenger 57, as Stuart Ramsey, Fathers’ Day, as Bob Andrews, The Sweet Hereafter, as Billy, Double Jeopardy, as Nick, Rule of Engagement, as National Security Advisor Bill Sokal, Swept Away, as Tony, Below, as Brice, The Core, as Cmdr. Robert Iverson, Hollywood Homicide, as Lt. Bennie Macko, Being Julia, as Lord Charles, Capote, as Jack Dunphy, The World’s Fastest Indian, as Jerry, Eight Below, as Davis McClaren, Deja Vu, as Agent Jack MacCready, I’m Not There, as Keenan Jones/Pat Garrett, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, as The President, Dinner for Schmucks, as Lance Fender, Meek’s Cutoff, as Stephen Meek, Barney’s Version, as Blair, Super 8, as Cooper.

Judy Greer

Where you know her from:

Arrested Development, as Kitty Sanchez

Archer, as Cheryl/Carol/Carine/Cristal

Adaptation., as Alice the Waitress

13 Going on 30, as Lucy Wyman

Also look for her in: Three Kings, as Cathy Daitch (the reporter who sleeps with people for stories), What Planet Are You From?, as Rebecca, What Women Want, as Erin, The Wedding Planner, as Penny, The Hebrew Hammer (How often does this film come up? Not enough, is the answer there), as Ester Bloomenbergensteinenthal, The Village, as Kitty Walker, The Amateurs, as Ellie, Elizabethtown, as Heather Baylor, The TV Set, as Alice, 27 Dresses, as Casey, Barry Munday, as Ginger Farley.

Zach Grenier

Where you know him from:

Fight Club, as Richard Chesler

Tommy Boy, as Ted Reilly

Zodiac, as Mel Nicholai

Also look for him in: Working Girl, as Jim, Talk Radio, as Sid Greenberg, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, as Jerk, Problem Child 2, as Voytek, Cliffhanger, as Davis, Twister, as Eddie, Donnie Brasco, as Dr. Berger, Shaft, as Harrison Loeb, Swordfish, as Assistant Director Bill Joy, Curb Your Enthisiasm, “The Massage” & “The Doll,” as Lane Michaelson, 24, season 1, as Carl Webb, Deadwood, as Andy Cramed, Rescue Dawn, as Squad Leader, Fantastic 3: Rise of the Silver Surfer, as Mr. Sherman/Rafke, J. Edgar, as John Condon.

Joel Grey

Where you know him from:

Cabaret, as Master of Ceremonies

Dancer in the Dark, as Oldrich Navy, Oz

Also look for him in: Man on a Swing, as Franklin Wills, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, as The Producer, The Seven Per-Cent Solution, as Lowenstein, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, as Chiun, Kafka, as Burgel, as Lemuel Idzik, Choke, as Phil.

Richard Griffiths

Where you know him from: 

Harry Potter, as Uncle Vernon (He told us how the post office operates.)

The History Boys, as Hector

Also look for him in: Chariots of Fire, as Head Porter at Caius College, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, as Sir Tom, Gandhi, as Collins, Gorky Park, as Anton, Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, as Captain Billings, Withnail and I, as Monty, King Ralph, as Duncan Phipps, The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, as Dr. Albert S. Meinheimer/Earl Hacker, Guarding Tess, as Frederick, Sleepy Hollow, as Magistrate Philipse, Venus, as Donald, Bedtime Stories, as Barry Nottingham, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, as King George.

Carla Gugino

Man, she’s awesome.

Where you know her from:

Sin City, as Lucille

Snake Eyes, as Julia Costello (this is where I first noticed her. I had to mention it)

Watchmen, as Sally Jupiter/Silk Spectre 1

Spy Kids, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams & Spy Kids 3D: Game Over, as as Ingrid Cortez

Also look for her in: The Singing Detective, as Betty Dark/Hooker, Even Money, as Veronica, Night at the Museum, as Rebecca, The Lookout, as Janet, Rise: Blood Hunter (ha ha. This movie…), as Eve, American Gangster, as Laurie Roberts, Righteous Kill, as Karen Corelli, Race to Witch Mountain, as Dr. Alex Friemdan, Women in Trouble & Elektra Luxx, as Elektra Luxx, Entourage, as Amanda Daniels, Faster, as Cicero, Sucker Punch, as Dr. Vera Gorski, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, as Amanda.

Noel Gugliemi

This motherfucker seems to pop up everywhere.

Where you know him from:

The Fast and the Furious, as Hector

Training Day, as Moreno

Bruce Almighty, as Hood (the dude with the monkey)

Also look for him in: The Animal, as Gang Leader, National Security, as Latino Convict, Masked and Anonymous, as Inmate #1, Old School, as Student #1, Malibu’s Most Wanted, as Snuffy, S.W.A.T., as Latino Thug, Employee of the Month, as Chicken, Harsh Times, as Flaco, Crank, as Warehouse Rooftop Hood, School for Scoundrels, as Subway Guy, The Bucket List, as Mechanic, Street Kings, as Quicks, The Soloist, as Winston Street Cop, Our Family Wedding, as Raymond Mata.

Bob Gunton

Where you know him from: 

The Shawshank Redemption, as Warden Norton

Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, as Burton Quinn

Also look for him in: Matewan, as C.E. Lively, Glory, as Gen. Charles Garrison Harker, Born on the Fourth of July, as Doctor #1 at the VA Hospital, JFK, as TV Newsman #3, Patriot Games, as Interviewer, Demolition Man, as Chief George Earl, Broken Arrow, as Pritchett, Patch Adams, as Dean Walcott, The Perfect Storm, as Alexander McAnally III, I Heart Huckabees, as Mr. Silver, Rendition, as Lars Whitman, Kill the Irishman, as Jerry Merke, The Lincoln Lawyer, as Cecil Dobbs.

Luis Guzman

Where you know him from: 

Carlito’s Way, as Pachanga

Boogie Nights, as Maurice TT Rodriguez

Out of Sight, as Chino

Also look for him in: The Limey, as Eduardo Roel, The Bone Collector, as Eddie Ortiz, Magnolia, as Luis, Traffic, as Ray Castro, The Count of Monte Cristo, as Jacopo, The Salton Sea, as Quincy, Punch Drunk Love, as Lance, Welcome to Collinwood, as Cosmo, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Felix Laranga, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, as Ricardo Diaz, Anger Management, as Lou, Runaway Jury, as Jerry Hernandez, Waiting…, as Raddimus, The Taking of Pelham 123 as Phil Ramos, Arthur, as Bitterman.

Fred Gwynne

Where you know him from:

The Munsters, as Herman Munster

My Cousin Vinny, as Judge Chamberlain Haller

Also look for him in: The Cotton Club, as Frenchy Demange, Fatal Attraction, as Arthur, Ironweed, as Oscar Reo, Pet Cemetary, as Jud Crandall.

Mike Hagerty

Where you know him from:

Wayne’s World, as Davy

The George Carlin Show, as Frank

Curb Your Enthusiasm, as AAMCO Guy Mike Duffy

Lucky Louie, as Mike

Also look for him in: Brewster’s Millions, as Furniture Warehouseman, Overboard, as Billy Pratt, Red Heat, as Pat Nunn, Dick Tracy, as Doorman, So I Married an Axe Murderer, as Obituary Writer, Speed 2: Cruise Control, as Harvey, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as Peanut Vendor, Inspector Gadget, as Sikes, Friends, as Mr. Treeger.

Kathryn Hahn

Where you know her from:

Step Brothers, as Alice

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, as Babs Merrick

Also look for her in: How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, as Michelle Rueben, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton, as Angelica, Anchorman, as Helen, Around the Bend, as Sarah, The Holiday, as Bristol, Revolutionary Road, as Milly Campbell, How Do You Know, as Annie.

Alan Hale (Sr.)

Where you know him from:

The Adventures of Robin Hood, as Little John

Dodge City, as Rusty Hart

Destination Tokyo, as “Cookie” Wainwright

Also look for him in: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, as Karl von Hartrott, Robin Hood, as The Squire/Little John, The Lost Patrol, as Cook, It Happened One Night, as Danker, Little Man, What Now?, as Holger Jachman, Of Human Bondage, as Emil Miller, The Scarlet Letter, as Bartholomew Hockings, Great Expectations, as Joe Gargery, Imitation of Life, as Martin, the Furniture Man, Broadway Bill, as Orchestra Leader, The Last Days of Pompeii, as Burbix, Stella Dallas, as Ed Munn, The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, as Earl of Tyrone, Virginia City, as Olaf Swenson, The Sea Haw, as Carl Pitt, They Drive By Night, as Ed Carlsen, Santa Fe Trail, as Tex Bell, The Strawberry Blonde, as Old Man Grimes, Gentleman Jim, as Pat Corbett, Action in the North Atlantic, as Boats O’Hara, This is the Army ,as Sgt. McGee, Night and Day, as Leon Dowling, Pursued, as Jake Dingle.

Jackie Earle Haley

Where you know him from:

Watchmen, as Rorshach

The Bad News Bears, as Kelly Leak

Little Children, as Ronnie J. McGorvey

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010), as Freddy Krueger

Also look for him in: The Day of the Locust, as Adore, Breaking Away, as Moocher, All the King’s Men, as Sugar Boy, Semi-Pro, as Dukes, Shutter Island, as George Noyce.

Albert Hall

Where you know him from:

Apocalypse Now, as Chief Phillips

Also look for him in: The Fabulous Baker Boys, as Henry, Music Box, as Mack Jones, Malcolm X, as Baines, Rookie of the Year, as Martinella, Major Payne, as General Decker, The Great White Hype, as Roper’s Manager, Courage Under Fire, as Speaker, Ali, as Elijah Muhammad, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, as Dr. Nichols.

Irma P. Hall

Where you know her from:

Collateral, as Ida

The Ladykillers, as Marva Munson

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, as Binnie Rogers

Also look for her in: Backdraft, as Nurse, Straight Talk, as Ethel, The Babe, as Fanny Baily, Mo’ Money, as Lady on Phone, Soul Food, as Mother Joe, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, as Minerva, Patch Adams, as Joletta, Bad Company, as Mrs. Banks, Meet the Browns, as Mildred, Jayne Mansfield’s Car, as Dorothy.

Philip Baker Hall

Where you know him from:

Boogie Nights, as Floyd Gondolli

Magnolia, as Jimmy Gator Seinfeld, as Joe Bookman, Library Cop

Rush Hour, as Captain Diel

Also look for him in: Midnight Run, as Sidney, Say Anything, as IRA Boss, Ghostbusters II, as Police Commissioner, Kiss of Death, as Big Junior Brown, Hard Eight (AKA “Sydney”), as Sydney, The Rock, as Chief Justice, Air Force One, as U.S. Atty. General Andrew Ward, Sour Grapes, as Mr. Bell, The Truman Show, as Network Executive, Enemy of the State, as Attorney Mark Silverberg, Psycho, as Sheriff Al Chambers, Cradle Will Rock, as Gray Mathers, The Insider, as Don Hewitt, The Talented Mr. Ripley, as Alan MacCarron, Rules of Engagement, as Gen. H. Lawrence Hodges, The Contender, as Oscar Billings, The Sum of all Fears, as Defense Secretary Becker, Dogville, as Tom Edison Sr.,Bruce Almighty, as Jack Baylor, In Good Company, as Eugene Kalb, The Matador, as Mr. Randy,Duck, as Arthur Pratt, The Amityville Horror, as Father Calloway, The Shaggy Dog, as Lance Strictland, The TV Set, as Vernon Maxwell, You Kill Me, as Roman Krzeminski, Zodiac, as Sherwood Morrill, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Doctor Morrison, Mr. Popper’s Penguins, as Franklin.

Porter Hall

Where you know him from:

The Thin Man, as MacCaulay.

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Senator Monroe. (Look for him. You’ll recognize him.)

His Girl Friday, as Murphy. (One of the men in the reporter’s room. Again, you’ll notice him.)

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek, as Justice of the Peace. (When they try to get married. Gets one of the biggest laughs in the film.)

Miracle on 34th Street, as Granville Sawyer. (The man who gives Kringle the psych evaluation.)

Also look for him in:  Petrified Forest, as Jason Maple (owner of the diner), Make Way for Tomorrow, as Harvey Chase (one of the daughters’ husbands), Sullivan’s Travels, as Mr. Hadrian, Double Indemnity, as Mr. Jackson, Going My Way, as Mr. Belknap, Ace in the Hole, as Boot (the editor Kirk Douglas works for).

Margaret Hamilton

Where you know her from:

The Wizard of Oz, as Miss Gulch/The Wicked Witch of the West

Also look for her in: Broadway Bill, as Edna, These Three, as Agatha the Maid, Babes in Arms, as Martha Steele, The Ox-Bow Incident, as Mrs. Larch, The Sin of Harold Diddlebock, as Flora, 13 Ghosts, as Elaine Zacharides, The Anderson Tapes, as Miss Kaler.

This one is more, “Oh hey, she actually did do more than that one role we know her for.” She pops up quite a bit, actually.

Murray Hamilton

Where you know him from:

Jaws (and Jaws 2), as Mayor Larry Vaughn

The Graduate, as Mr. Robinson

Anatomy of a Murder, as Alphonse Paquette

The Hustler, as Findley

Also look for him in: Bright Victory, as Pete Hamilton, The Spirit of St. Louis, as Bud Gurney, Houseboat, as Capt. Alan Wilson, The Cardinal, as Lafe, The Boston Strangler, as Det. Frank McAfee, The Way We Were, as Brooks Carpenter, The Amityville Horror, as Father Ryan, 1941, as Claude Crumn.

John Hannah

Where you know him from:

The Mummy & The Mummy Returns & The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, as Jonathan

Also look for him in: Four Weddings and a Funeral, as Matthew, The Hurricane, as Terry Swinton, Spartacus: Blood and Sand, as Batiatus.

Anne Haney

Where you know her from:

Liar, Liar, as Greta

Mrs. Doubtfire, as Mrs. Sellner, the Social Worker

Also look for her in: The American President, as Mrs. Chapil, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, as Margaret Williams, Psycho (1998), as Mrs. Ezra Chambers, Forces of Nature, as Emma.

Larry Hankin

Where you know him from:

Escape from Alcatraz, as Charley Butts

Billy Madison, as Carl Alphonse

Friends, as Mr. Heckles

Also look for him in: Yours, Mine and Ours, as Supermarket Clerk/Harry, Annie, as Pound Man, The Sting II, as Handicap, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, as Doobie, She’s Having a Baby, as Hank, Pretty Woman, as Landlord, Home Alone, as Officer Balzak, The George Carlin Show, “George Goes too Far,” as Kenny, Vegas Vacation, as Preacher.

Marcia Gay Harden

Where you know her from:

Miller’s Crossing, as Verna

Mystic River, as Celeste Boyle

Meet Joe Black, as Allison

Also look for her in: Used People, as Norma, Spy Hard, as Miss Cheevus, Space Cowboys, as Sara Holland, Pollock, as Lee Krasner, Mona Lisa Smile, as Nancy Abbey, Welcome to Mooseport, as Grace Sutherland, The Hoax, as Edith Irving, Bad News Bears, as Liz Whitehead, The Invisible, as Diane Powell, Into the Wild, as Billie McCandless, The Mist, as Mrs. Carmody, Whip It, as Brooke Cavendar.

Tom Hardy

Where you know him from:

Bronson, as Charles Bronson/Michael Peterson

Inception, as Eames

The Dark Knight Rises, as Bane

Also look for him in: Band ofBrothers, as Pfc. John Janovec, Black Hawk Down, as Twombly, Star Trek: Nemesis, as Praetor Shinzon, Layer Cake, as Clarkie, Marie Antoinette, as Raumont, RocknRolla, as Handsome Bob, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as Ricki Tarr, Warrior, as Tommy Conlan, Wettest Country, as Forest.

Woody Harrelson

Where you know him from:

Natural Born Killers, as Mickey Knox

Kingpin, as Roy Munson

The People vs. Larry Flynt, as Larry Flynt

No Country for Old Men, as Carson Welles

Zombieland, as Tallahassee

White Men Can’t Jump, as Billy Hoyle

Cheers, as Woody Boyd

Also look for him in: Wildcats, as Krushinski, True Believer, as Man in Dodd’s Office, L.A. Story, as Harris’ Boss, Doc Hollywood, as Hank Gordon, Indecent Proposal, as David Murphy, I’ll Do Anything, as Ground Zero Hero, The Cowboy Way, as Pepper Lewis, Money Train, as Charlie, The Sunchaser, as Dr. Michael Reynolds, Welcome to Sarajevo, as Flynn, Wag the Dog, as Sergeant William Schumann, Palmetto, as Harry Barber, The Thin Red Line, as Sgt. Keck, The Hi-Lo Country, as Big Boy Matson, Edtv, as Ray Mekurny, Play It to the Bone, as Vince Boudreau, Scorched, as Jason ‘Woods’ Valley, Anger Management, as Galaxia/Security Guard Gary, She Hate Me, as Leland Powell, After the Sunset, as Stan Lloyd, The Big White, as Raymond Barnell, North Country, as Bill White, The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio, as Kelly Ryan, A Prairie Home Companion, as Dusty, A Scanner Darkly, as Ernie Luckman, The Walker, as Carter Page III, The Grand, as One Eyed Jack Faro, Battle in Seattle, as Dale, Transsiberian, as Roy, Sleepwalking, as Randall, Semi-Pro, as Monix, Surfer, Dude, as Jack Mayweather, Management, as Jango, Seven Pounds, as Ezra, The Messenger, as Captain Tony Stone, Defendor, as Arthur Poppington/Defendor, 2012, as Charlie Frost, Bunraku, as The Bartender, Friends with Benefits, as Tommy Bollinger, Rampart, as David Douglas Bown, Game Change, as Steve Schmidt, The Hunger Games, as Haymitch Abernathy, Seven Psychopaths, as Charlie, Now You See Me, as Merritt Osbourne, Out of the Furnace, as Curtis DeGroat.

Ed Harris

Where you know him from:

Apollo 13, as Gene Kranz

The Rock, as Brigadier General Francis X. Hummel

A History of Violence, as Carl Fogarty

The Right Stuff, as John Glenn

Also look for him in: Creepshow, as Hank Blaine, Swing Shift, as Jack Walsh, Places in the Heart, as Wayne Lomax, Sweet Dreams, as Charlie Dick, Jacknife, as David “High School” Flannigan, The Abyss, as Virgil “Bud” Brigman, State of Grace, as Frankie Flannery, Glengarry Glen Ross, as Dave Moss, The Firm, as Wayne Tarrance, Nixon, as E. Howard Hunt, Absolute Power, as Seth Frank, The Truman Show, as Christof, Stepmom, as Luke Harrison, Pollock, as Jackson Pollock, Enemy at the Gates, as Major König, Buffalo Soldiers, as Colonel Berman, A Beautiful Mind, as Parcher, The Hours, as Richard Brown, Masked and Anonymous, as Oscar Vogel, The Human Stain, as Lester Fairley, Radio, as Coach Jones, Empire Falls, as Miles Roby, Winter Passing, as Doc Holden, Copying Beethoven, as Ludwig van Beethoven, Gone Baby Gone, as Remy Bressant, Cleaner, as Eddie Lorenzo, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, as Mitch Wilkinson, Appaloosa, as Virgil Cole, The Way Back, as Mr. Smith.

Estelle Harris

Where you know her from:

Seinfeld, as Estelle Costanza

Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3, as Mrs. Potato Head

Once Upon a Time in America, as Peggy’s Mother

Also look for her in: Stand and Deliver, as Secretary, Out to Sea, as Bridget, Chairman of the Board, as Mrs. Krubavitch, My Giant, as Aunt Pearl, Lost & Found, as Mrs. Stubblefield, Brother Bear, as Old Lady Bear, Home on the Range, as Audrey, the Chicken, The Grand, as Ruth Melvin.

George Harris

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter, as Kingsley Shacklebolt

Raiders of the Lost Ark, as Katanga

Also look for him in: Flash Gordon, as Prince Thun of Ardentia, Ragtime, as Clef Club Band Leader, See No Evil, Hear No Evil, as Bartender, Black Hawk Down, as Atto, Layer Cake, as Morty.

Jared Harris

Where you know him from:

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as Captain Mike

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as Professor Moriarty

Mad Men, as Lane Pryce

Mr. Deeds, as Mac McGrath

Also look for him in: Far and Away, as Paddy, The Last of the Mohicans, as British Lieutenant, Natural Born Killers, as London Boy, Dead Man, as Benmont Tench, Smoke, as Jimmy Rose, Father’s Day, as Lee, Lost in Space, as Old Will Robinson, Happiness, as Vlad, Igby Goes Down, as Russell, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, as Dr. Ashford, Ocean’s Twelve, as Basher’s Engineer, The Notorious Bettie Page, as John Willie, Lady in the Water, as Goatee Smoker, Extraordinary Measures, as Dr. Kent Webber, The Ward, as Dr. Stringer, Lincoln, as Ulysses S. Grant

Rachael Harris

Where you know her from:

The Hangover, as Melissa

Archer, as Rona Thorne (the movie star. Whose vocal performance is “Ah-may-zing!”)

Also look for her in: Best in Show, as Winky’s Party Guest, A Mighty Wind, as Steinbloom’s Assistant, The Haunted Mansion, as Mrs. Coleman, Starsky & Hutch, as Mrs. Feldman’s Other Friend, After the Sunset, as June, Kicking and Screaming, as Ann Hogan, For Your Consideration, as Mary Pat Hooligan, Evan Almighty, as Ark Reporter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, as Susan Heffley.

Rutger Hauer

Where you know him from:

Blade Runner, as Roy Batty

Batman Begins, as EArle

Sin City, as Cardinal Roark

Hobo with a Shotgun, as Hobo

The Hitcher, as John Ryder

Also look for him in: Soldier of Orange, as Erik Lanshof, Eureka, as Claude Maillot Van Horn, Ladyhawke, as Captain Etienne Navarre, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as Lothos, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, as Keeler, Dracula 3D, as Abraham Van Helsing, The Rite, as Istvan Kovak.

John Hawkes

Where you know him from:

From Dusk Till Dawn, as Pete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk

American Gangster, as Freddie Spearman

Winter’s Bone, as Teardrop

Also look for him in: Rush Hour, as Stucky, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, as Dave, Blue Streak, as Eddie, The Perfect Storm, as Bugsy, Identity, as Larry, Me and You and Everyone We Know, as Richard Swersey, The Amateurs, as Moe, Wristcutters: A Love Story, as Yan, Miami Vice, as Alonzo Stevens, Miracle at St. Anna, as Herb Redneck, Contagion, as Roger.

Sally Hawkins

Where you know her from:

Happy-Go-Lucky, as Poppy

Layer Cake, as Slasher

Never Let Me Go, as Miss Lucy

Also look for her in: Vera Drake, as Susan, Cassandra’s Dream, as Kate, An Education, as Sarah Goldman, Made in Dagenham, as Rita O’Grady, Submarine, as Jill Tate, Jane Eyre, as Mrs. Reed, Great Expectations, as Mrs. Joe.

Sterling Hayden

Where you know him from:

The Godfather, as Capt. McCluskey

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, as Brig. Gen. Jack Ripper

The Asphalt Jungle, as Dix Handley

Johnny Guitar, as Johnny “Guitar” Logan

The Killing, as Johnny Clay

Also look for him in: Virginia, as Norman Williams, Bahama Passage, as Adrian Ainstworth, Flat Top, as Cmdr. Dan Collier, The Star, as Jim Johannsen aka Barry Lester, Prince Valiant, as Sir Gawain, Naked Alibi, as Chief Joe Conroy, Battle Taxi, as Capt. Russ Edwards, The Last Command, as Jim Bowie, Zero Hour!, as Capt. Martin Treleaven, The Long Goodbye, as Roger Wade/Billy Joe Smith, 1900, as Leo Dalco, Nine to Five, as Russell Tinsworthy.

Richard Haydn

Richard Haydn

Where you know him from:

Alice in Wonderland, as Caterpillar

The Sound of Music, as Max Detweiler

Young Frankenstein, as Herr Falkstein

Also look for him in: Ball of Fire, as Prof. Oddly, No Time for Love, as Roger Winant, Forever and a Day, as Mr. Fulcher, And Then There Were None, as Thomas Rogers, Adventure, as Limo, The Green Years, as Jason Reid, Cluny Brown, as Jonathan W. Wilson, The Late George Apley, as Horatio Willing, Forever Amber, as Earl of Radcliffe, Sitting Pretty, as Mr. Clarence Appleton, The Emperor Waltz, as Emperor Franz-Josef, The Merry Widow, as Baron Popoff, Never Let Me Go, as Christopher Wellington St. John Denny, Her Twelve Men, as Dr. Avord Barrett, Twilight for the Gods, as Oliver Wiggins, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies, as Alfred North, The Lost World, as Prof. Summerlee, Mutiny on the Bounty, as William Brown.

Dennis Haysbert

Where you know him from:

Take your pick.

Major League, Major League II & Major League: Back to the Minors, as Pedro Cerrano

24, as David Palmer

Those Allstate commercials

Also look for him in: Love Field, as Paul Cater, Heat, as Donald Breedan, Waiting to Exhale, as Kenneth Dawkins, Absolute Power, as Tim Collin, The Thirteenth Floor (this was a really awesome movie when I was 11), as Detective Larry McBain, Random Hearts, as Detective George Beaufort, Far From Heaven, as Raymond Deagan, Jarhead, as Major Lincoln, Breach, as Dean Plesac, Kung Fu Panda 2, as Master Ox.

Glenne Headly

Where you know her from: 

Mr. Holland’s Opus, as Iris Holland

Dick Tracy, as Tess Trueheart

Also look for her in: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, as Janet Colgate, Mortal Thoughts, as Joyce Urbanski, Sgt. Bilko, as Rita Robbins, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Gloria Sidell, Around the Bend, as Katrina, The Amateurs, as Helen Tatelbaum, The Joneses, as Summer Symonds.

Anthony Heald

Where you know him from:

The Silence of the Lambs & Red Dragon, as Dr. Chilton

Also look for him in: Silkwood, as 2nd Doctor at Union Meeting, Postcards from the Edge, as George Lazan, Searching for Bobby Fisher, as Fighting Parent, The Ballad of Little Jo, as Henry Grey, The Pelican Brief, as Larry Trumann, Kiss of Death (1995), as Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver, Deep Rising, as Simon Canton, 8MM, as Daniel Longdale, Boston Public, as Scott Guber, X-Men: The Last Stand, as FBI Mystique Investigator, Accepted, as Dean Richard Van Horne.

John Heard

Where you know him from: 

Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as Peter McCallister

Big, as Paul

Also look for him in: Cat People (1982), as Oliver Yates, After Hours, as Tom the bartender, The Trip to Bountiful, as Ludie Watts, The Milagro Beanfield War, as Charlie Bloom, Beaches, as John Pierce, Awakenings, as Dr. Kaufman, In the Line of Fire, as Professor Riger, The Pelican Brief, as Gavin Verekk, Snake Eyes, as Gilbert Powell, Pollock, as Tony Smith, O, as Dean Bob Brable, White Chicks, as Warren Vandergeld, The Guardian, as Catp. Frank Larson.

Anne Heche

Where you know her from:

Donnie Brasco, as Maggie Pistone

Psycho, as Marion Crane

John Q, as Rebecca Payne

Also look for her in: Volcano, as Dr. Amy Barnes, I Know What You Did Last Summer, as Missy Egan, Wag the Dog, as Winifred Ames, Six Days Seven Nights, as Robin Monroe, Birth, as Clara, Spread, as Samantha, The Other Guys, as Pamela Boardman, Hung, as Jessica Haxon, Cedar Rapids, as Joan Ostrowski-Fox.

Dan Hedaya

Where you know him from:

The Usual Suspects, as Sgt. Jeff Rabin

A Night at the Roxbury, as Kamehi Butabi

Clueless, as Mel Horowitz

Dick, as Richard Nixon

Also look for him in: The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, as John Gomez, Blood Simple, as Julian Marty, Commando, as Arius, Wise Guys, as Anthony Castelo, Jow vs. the Volcano, as Mr. Waturi, The Addams Family, as Tully Alford, Benny & Joon, as Thomas, Rookie of the Year, as Larry “Fish” Fisher, Searching for Bobby Fisher, as Tournament Director, Maverick, as Twitchy, Riverboat Poker Player, Nixon, as Trini Cardoza, Ransom, as Jackie Brown, Marvin’s Room, as Bob, In & Out, as Military Attorney, Alien: Resurrection, as Gen. Martin Perez, A Civil Action as John Riley, The Hurricane, as Det. Sgt. Della Pesca, Shaft, as Jack Roselli, Mulholland Dr., as Vincenzo Castigliane.

Van Heflin

Where you know him from:

Shane, as Joe Starrett

3:10 to Yuma, as Dan Evans

Airport, as D.O. Guerrero

Also look for him in: Johnny Eager, as Jeff Hartnett, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, as Sam Masterson, Possessed, as David Sutton, The Greatest Story Ever Told, as Bar Amand, Stagecoach (1966), as Marshal Curly Wilcox, The Big Bounce (1969), as Sam Mirakian.

Shirley Henderson

Where you know her from:

Harry Potter, as Moaning Myrtle

Bridget Jones’s Diary, as Jude

Also look for her in: Rob Roy, as Morag, Trainspotting, as Gail, Topsy-Turvy, as Lenora Braham (Yum-Yum), Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story, as Susannah, Marie Antoinette, as Aunt Sophie, I Really Hate My Job, as Alice, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day ,as Edythe, Life During Wartime, as Joy, Meek’s Cutoff, as Glory White.

Barry Shabaka Henley

Where you know him from:

Collateral, as Daniel

Rush Hour, as Bobby

Miami Vice, as Castillo

Also look for him in: What’s Love Got to Do with It, as El Paso Doctor, The Scout, as McDermott, Destiny Turns on the Radio, as Dravec, Fallen, as Uniformed Cop, Bullworth, as Man at Frankie’s, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, as Buddy, Patch Adams, as Emmet, Life, as Pokerface, Ali, as Jabir Herbert Muhammad, The Terminal, as Thurman, Four Brothers, as Councilman Douglas, State of Play, as Gene Stavitz, The Big Year, as Dr. Neil Kramer.

Gregg Henry

Where you know him from:

Payback, as Val Resnick

Slither, as Jack MacReady

Hung, as Mike

Also look for him in: Body Double, as Sam Bouchard, Femme Fatale, as Shiff, Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever, as Robert Gant/Clark, United 93, as Col. Robert Marr, The Black Dahlia, as Pete Lukins, The Riches, as Hugh Panetta, Super, as Detective Felkner.

Edward Herrmann

Where you know him from:

Intolerable Cruelty, as Rex Rexroth

Ri¢hie Ri¢h, as Richard Rich

The Aviator, as Joseph Breen

Gilmore Girls, as Richard Gilmore

Also look for him in: The Paper Chase, as Thomas Craig Anderson, The Great Gatsby, as Klipspringer, The Great Waldo Pepper, as Ezra Stiles, The Betsy, as Dan Weyman, Reds, as Max Eastman, Annie, as FDR, The Purple Rose of Cairo, as Henry, Compromising Positions, as Bob Singer, The Lost Boys, as Max, Overboard, as Grant Stayton III, Big Business, as Graham Sherbourne, Hero, as Mr. Broadman (Man Committing Suicide), Born Yesterday, as Ed Devery, Nixon, as Nelson Rockefeller, Critical Care, as Robert Payne, Double Take, as Charles Allsworth, The Emperor’s Club, as Headmaster Woodbridge, Welcome to Mooseport, as Avery Hightower (Debate Moderator), Wedding Daze, as Lyle, Factory Girl, as James Townsend, I Think I Love My Wife, as Mr. Landis, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, as Goodenough.

Barbara Hershey

Where you know her from:

Black Swan, as Nina’s Mother

Boxcar Bertha, as Boxcar Bertha

The Last Temptation of Christ, as Mary Magdalene

Beaches, as Hillary Whitney Essex

The Falling Down, as Beth Travino (Michael Douglas’s wife)

Also look for her in: With Six You Get Eggroll, as Stacey Iverson, Last Summer, as Sandy (man, she’s beautiful here), The Liberation of L.B. Jones, as Nella Mundine, The Stunt Man, as Nina Franklin, The Right Stuff, as Glennis Yeager, The Natural, as Harriet Bird, Hannah and Her Sisters, as Lee, Hoosiers, as Myra Fleener, Tin Men, as Nora Tilley, The Portrait of a Lady, as Madame Merle, 11:14, as Norma.

Bernard Hill

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and Return of the King, as Theoden

Titanic, as Captain Edward James Smith

Also look for him in:Gandhi, as Segreant Putnam, The Bounty, as William Cole, Shirley Valentine, as Joe Bradshaw, True Crime, as Warden Luther Plunkitt, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Egeus, The Scorpion King, as Philos, Gothika, as Phil Parsons, Wimbledon, as Edward Colt, Franklyn, as The Individual/Peter Esser, Valkyrie, as Confident General – Desert.

Ciarán Hinds

Where you know him from:

There Will Be Blood, as Fletcher Hamilton

Munich, as Carl

Road to Perdition, as Finn McGovern

Also look for him in: Excalibur, as Lot, The Cook the Thief His Wife & Her Lover, as Cory, Rules of Engagement, as Cambell Ferguson, The Sum of All Fears, as President Nemerov, Veronica Guerin, as John Traynor, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life ,as Jonathan Reiss, The Phantom of the Opera, as Firmin, Miami Vice, as FBI Agent Fujima, Rome, as Julius Caesar, Margot at the Wedding, as Dick Koosman, In Bruges, as Priest, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, as Joe, Stop-Loss, as Roy King, Race to Witch Mountain, as Henry Burke, Life During Wartime,a s Bill, The Debt, as David Peretz, The Rite, as Father Xavier, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II, as Aberforth Dumbledore, Timker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as Roy Bland.

Cheryl Hines

Where you know her from:

Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Cheryl

Also look for her in: Along Came Polly, as Catering Manager, Herbie Fully Loaded, as Sally, RV, as Jamie Munro, Keeping Up with the Steins, as Casey Nudelman, Waitress, as Becky, The Grand, as Lainie Schwartzman.

Judd Hirsch

Where you know him from:

Independence Day, as Julius Levinson

Taxi, as Alex Reiger

Ordinary People, as Dr. Tyrone Berger

Also look for him in: Running on Empty, as Arthur Pope/Paul Manfield, A Beautiful Mind, as Helinger, and a great cameo in the first episode of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, as the show runner who has a great rant about the downfall of television.

Hal Holbrook

Where you know him from:

All the President’s Men, as Deep Throat

Wall Street, as Lou Mannheim

Into the Wild, as Ron Franz

Also look for him in: The Great White Hope, as Al Cameron, Julia, as Alan, The Fog, as Father Malone, Creepshow, as Henry Northrup (in “The Crate” segment), Fletch Lives, as Hamilton “Ham” Johnson, The Firm, as Oliver Lambert, Hercules, as the voice of Amphitryon, Hercules’s Foster Father, Men of Honor, as Mr. Pappy, Water for Elephants, as old Jacob.

Ian Holm

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings, as Bilbo Baggins

Alien, as Ash

The Fifth Element, as Father Vito Cornelius

Also look for him in: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968), as Puck, The Fixer, as Grubeshov, Nicholas and Alexandra, as Yakovlev, Mary, Queen of Scots, as David Riccio, Robin and Marian, as King John, Chariots of Fire, as Sam Mussabini, Time Bandits, as Napoleon, Greystroke: The Legend of Tarzan, as Capitane Phillippe D’Arnot, Brazil, as Mr. Kurtzmann, Henry V (1989), as Captain Fluellen, Hamlet (1990), as Polonius, Frankenstein, as Baron Frankenstein, The Madness of King George, as Dr. Willis, Big Night, as Pascal, The Sweet Hereafter, as Mitchell Stevens, Joe Gould’s Secret, as Joe Gould, From Hell, as Sir William Gull, Garden State, as Gideon Largeman, The Day After Tomorrowi, as Terry Rapson, The Aviator, as Professor Fitz, Lord of War, as Simeon Weisz, Ratatouille, as Skinner.

James Hong

Where you know him from:

Big Trouble in Little China, as Lo Pan

Blade Runner, as Hannibal Chew

Mulan, as Chi Fu

Balls of Fury, as Wong (and his lucky cricket)

Kung Fu Panda, as Mr. Ping

Also look for him in: The Sand Pebbles, as Victor Shu, Chinatown, as Evelyn’s butler, Bound for Glory, as Chili Joint Owner, The In-Laws, as Bing Wong, owner of Wong Airlines, Airplane!, as Japanese general, The Two Jakes, as Kahn, Wayne’s World 2, as Jeff Wong, Operation Dumbo Drop, as Y B’ham, McHale’s Navy, as Asian Leader, The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008), as Mr. Wu.

Edward Everett Horton

Where you know him from:

He played Fred Astaire’s buddy in:

The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, and Shall We Dance.

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, as Messenger 7013 (The role that Buck Henry and Eugene Levy played in Heaven Can Wait and Down to Earth, respectively.)

Arsenic and Old Lace, as Mr. Witherspoon

Also look for him in: The Front Page (1931), as Roy V. Bensinger, Alice in Wonderland (1933), as Mad Hatter, The Merry Widow, as Ambassador Popoff, Lost Horizon, as Lovett, Holiday (1938), as Professor Nick Potter, The Gang’s All Here, as Peyton Potter, Pocketful of Miracles, as Hudgins, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as Mr. Dinckler, Sex and the Single Girl, as The Chief.

Bob Hoskins

Where you know him from:

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as Eddie Valiant

Hook, as Smee

Super Mario Bros., as Mario Mario

Also look for him in: The Long Good Friday, as Harold Shand, Pink Floyd The Wall, as Rock and Roll Manager, The Cotton Club, as Owney Madden, Brazil, as Spoor, Mona Lisa, as George, Mermaids, as Lou Landsky, Nixon, as J. Edgar Hoover, Balto, as Boris the Goose, Michael, as Vartan Malt, The Secret Agent, as Verlock, Enemy at the Gates, as Nikita Khrushchev, Maid in Manhattan, as Lionel Bloch, Vanity Fair, as Sir Pitt Crawley, Beyond the Sea, as Charlie Cassotto Maffia, Unleashed, as Bart, Son of the Mask, as Odin, Mrs. Henderson Presents, as Vivian Van Damm, Stay, as Dr. Leon Patterson, Paris, Je T’Aime, as Bob (“Pigale”), Hollywoodland, as Eddie Mannix, A Christmas Carol, as Fezziwig/Old Joe, Made in Dagenham, as Albert Passingham, Snow White and the Huntsman, as Constantine.

Arliss Howard

Where you know him from:

Full Metal Jacket, as Pvt. Cowboy

Natural Born Killers, as Owen Traft, Mickey & Mallory’s Guardian Angel/The Demon

Moneyball, as John Henry

Also look for him in: For the Boys, as Sgt. Michael Leonard, Ruby, as Maxwell, The Sandlot, as Grown-Up Scotty, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, as Virgil, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as Peter Ludlow, Amistad, as John C. Calhoun, Birth, as Bob, The Time Traveler’s Wife, as Richard DeTamble.

Clint Howard

Where you know him from:

Well, his brother Ron Howard’s films, firstly. Most probably:

Apollo 13, as Sy Liebergot, ENCOM White

Austin Powers (all three), as Johnson Ritter

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977), as Roo

Also look for him in: Grand Theft Auto (the Ron Howard movie, not the game), as Ace, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, as Eaglebauer, Night Shift, as Jeffrey, Cocoon, as John Dexter, Parenthood, as Lou, Backdraft, as Rico, Pathologist, The Rocketeer, as Mark, Far and Away, as Flynn, The Paper as Ray Blaisch, That Thing You Do!, as KJZZ Disk Jockey, Santa with Muscles, as Hinkley, The Waterboy, as Paco, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as Whobris, Cinderella Man, as Referee, Halloween (2007), as Doctor Koplenson, Frost/Nixon, as Lloyd Davis, Night at the Museum, as Air and Space Mission Control Tech #1.

David Huddleston

Where you know him from:

The Big Lebowski, as Jeffrey Lebowski (the titular character)

Blazing Saddles, as Olson Johnson (who has the memorable line: “All right… we’ll give some land to the niggers and the chinks. But we don’t want the Irish!”)

Also look for him in: Rio Lobo, as Dr. Ivor Jones, Brian’s Song, as Ed McCaskey, Smokey and the Bandit 2, as John Coen, Santa Claus: The Movie, as Santa Claus, The Producers (the shitty musical film version), as Judge.

Ernie Hudson

Where you know him from:

Ghostbusters, as Winston Zeddmore (and Ghostbusters II)

Also look for him in: The Jazz Singer, as Heckler, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle, as Solomon, The Crow, as Sergeant Albrecht, Airheads, as Sergeant O’Malley, Speechless, as Ventura, The Basketball Diaries, as Reggie, Congo, as Captain Munro Kelly, Miss Congeniality, as Harry McDonald (and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous), Oz, as Warden Leo Glynn, Dragonball: Evolution, as Sifu Norris.

Tom Hulce

Where you know him from:

Amadeus, as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Animal House, as Larry Kroger

I’d be shocked if you knew him from anywhere else. He’s actually done a nice amount of stuff.

Also look for him in: Parenthood, as Larry Buckman, Fearless, as Brillstein, Frankenstein, as Henry Clerval, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as the voice of Quasimodo (uh uh), Stranger Than Fiction,as Dr. Cayly, Jumper, as Mr. Bowker.

Linda Hunt

Where you know her from:

The Year of Living Dangerously, where she won an Oscar for playing a man! (as Billy Kwan)

Kindergarten Cop, as Miss Schlowski

Dune, as Shadout Mapes

Also look for her in: Popeye, as Mrs. Oxheart (Popeye’s Mudder), Silverado, as Stella, She-Devil, as Hooper, Prêt-à-Porter, as Regina Krumm, Pocahontas, as the voice of Grandmother Willow, Stranger Than Fiction, as Dr. Mittag-Leffler.

She is also the walking embodiment of the Edna Mode character from The Incredibles. Seriously, look at her IMDB photo. I know they based her on Edith Head, but look at Linda Hunt. She’s also 4’9”. Just sayin’.

Kim Hunter

Where you know her from:

A Streetcar Named Desire, as Stella Kowalski

Planet of the Apes, as Zira

A Matter of Life and Death, as June

Also look for her in: The Seventh Victim, as Mary Gibson. And she also reprised Zira in Beneath the Planet of the Apes and Escape from the Planet of the Apes.

John Hurt

Where you know him from:

The Elephant Man, as John Merrick

Alien, as Kane (his poor chest…)

Harry Potter, as Ollivander

Midnight Express, as Max

V for Vendetta, as Adam Sutler

Also look for him in: A Man for All Seasons, as Rich, Watership Down, as Hazel, The Lord of the Rings (animated), as Aragorn, Heaven’s Gate, as Billy Irvine, The Hit, as Braddock, Nineteen Eighty-Four, as Winston Smith, The Black Cauldron, as The Horned King, King Ralph, as Lord Percival Graces, Rob Roy, as Montrose, Dead Man, as John Scholfield, Contact, as S.R. Hadden, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, as Dr. Iannis, Hellboy, as Trevor “Broom” Bruttenholm, The Proposition, as Jellon Lamb, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, as Professor Oxley, Melancholia, as Dexter.

Anjelica Huston

Where you know her from:

The Addams Family & The Addams Family Values, as Morticia Addams

The Royal Tenenbaums, as Etheline Tenenbaum

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, as Eleanor Zissou

Prizzi’s Honor, as Maerose Prizzi

The Grifters, as Lilly Dillon

Also look for her in: The Last Tycoon, as Edna, The Postman Always Rings Twice, as Madge, Frances, as Mental Patient, This is Spinal Tap, as Polly Deutsch, Captain EO, as The Supreme Leader, The Dead, as Gretta Conroy, Lonesome Dove, as Clara Allen, Crimes and Misdemeanors, as Dolores Paley, Enemies: A Love Story, as Tamara Broder, The Witches, as Miss Eva Ernst/Grand High Witch, The Crossing Guard, as Mary, Buffalo ’66, as Jan Brown, The Man from Elysian Fields, as Jennifer Adler, Blood Work, as Dr. Bonnie Fox, Daddy Day Care, as Mrs. Gwyneth Harridan, Art School Confidential, as Art History Teacher, Material Girls, as Fabiella, Seraphim Falls, as Madame Louise, The Darjeeling Limited, as Patricia, Choke, as Ida J. Mancini, When in Rome, as Celeste, 50/50, as Diane, The Big Year, as Annie Auklet.

Danny Huston

Where you know him from:

Children of Men, as Nigel

The Aviator, as Jack Frye

The Proposition, as Arnold Burns

X-Men Origins: Wolverine, as William Stryker

Also look for him in: Leaving Las Vegas, as Bartender #2, Timecode, as Randy, Htoel, as Hotel Manager, 21 Grams, as Michael, Silver City, as Danny O’Brien, Birth, as Joseph, The Constant Gardener, as Sandy Woodrow, Marie Antoinette, as Emperor Joseph II, Fade to Black, as Orson Welles, I Really Hate My Job, as Al Bowlly/Himself, The Number 23, as Isaac French/Dr. Miles Phoenix, The Kingdom, as Gideon Young, 30 Days of Night, as Marlow, John Adams, as Samuel Adams, How toe Lose Friends & Alienate People, as Lawrence Maddox, Boogie Woogie, as Art Spindle, Edge of Darkness, as Jack Bennett, Clash of the Titans & Wrath of the Titans, as Poseidon, Robin Hood, as King Richard the Lionheart, The Conspirator, as Joseph Holt, Made in Dagenham, as American Boss, The Warrior’s Way, as Colonel.

Jack Huston

Jack Huston

Where you know him from:

Boardwalk Empire, as Richard Harrow

Not Fade Away, as Eugene

American Hustle, as Pete Musane

Also look for him in: Factory Girl, as Gerard Malanga, Shrink, as Shamus, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as Royce King, Kill Your Darlings, as Jack Kerouac, Night Train to Lisbon, as Amadeu

Rhys Ifans

Where you know him from:

The Replacements, as Nigel “The Leg” Gruff

Little Nicky, as Adrian

Notting Hill, as Spike

Also look for him in: Human Nature, as Puff, Formula 51, as Iki, The Shipping News, as Beaufield Nutbeem, Danny Deckchair, as Danny Morgan, Vanity Fair, as William Dobbin, Enduring Love, as Jed, Hannibal Rising, as Vladis Grutas, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as Robert Reston, The Informers, as Roger, Pirate Radio, as Gavin, Greenberg, as Ivan Schrank, Nanny McPhee Returns, as Phil Green, Passion Play, as Sam Adamo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, as Xenophilius Lovegood, The Amazing Spider-Man, as Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard.

Michael Ironside

Where you know him from:

Total Recall, as Richter

Top Gun, as Jester

The Machinist, as Miller

Also look for him in: Scanners, as Darryl Revok, Highlander 2, as Gen. Katana, Free Willy (YES!), as Dial, The Next Karate Kid, as Col. Dugan, Starship Troopers, as Jean Rasczak, The Perfect Storm, as Bob Brown, Splinter Cell games as Sam Fisher, Terminator Salvation, as General Ashdown, X-Men: First Class, as Captain (great cameo. That entire sequence just has cameos from recognizable character actors, designed to get people like me to shout because they showed up).

Jason Isaacs

Where you know him from:

The Patriot, as Colonel Tavington

Harry Potter, as Lucius Malfoy

I’m pretty sure that’s where every person who knows him knows him from. In that order, as well.

Also look for him in: DragonHeart, as Lord Felton, Event Horizon, as D.J., Armageddon, as Ronald Quincy, The End of the Afair, as Father Smythe, Black Hawk Down, as Steele, Resident Evil, as Dr. William Birkin, Windtalkers, as Major Mellitz, Peter Pan, as Capain Hook, Elektra, as DeMarco, Friends with Money, as David, Grindhouse, in the trailer for “Don’t”, Green Zone, as Briggs, Cars 2, as Siddeley/Leland Turbo.

Zeljko Ivanek

Where you know him from:

Big Love, as JJ

24, as Andre Drazen

Live Free or Die Hard, as Agent Molina

Hannibal, as Dr. Cordell Doemling

In Bruges, as Canadian Guy

Also look for him in: School Ties, as Mr. Clearly, White Squall, as Coast Guard Capt. Saunders, Courage Under Fire, as Banacek, Donnie Brasco, as Tim Curley, A Civil Action, as Bill Crowley, Dancer in the Dark, as District Attorney, Black Hawk Down, as Harrell, Unfaithful, as Det. Dean, Oz, as Governor James Devlin, Dogville, as Ben, The Manchurian Candidate, as Vaughn Utly, Manderlay, as Dr. Hector, The Hoax, as Ralph Graves, House M.D, “Last Resort,” as Jason, Heroes, as Emile Danko, Damages, as Ray Fiske, Tower Heist, as Director Mazin, The Words, as Joseph Cutler, Seven Psychopaths, as Paulo, Argo, as Adam Engell

Burl Ives

Where you know him from:

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, as Sam the Snowman

Honestly, do you need any more than that? This dude has narrated all of our Christmases for 50 years!

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, as Big Daddy Pollitt

East of Eden, as Sam the Sheriff

Also look for him in: The Big Country, as Rufus Hannassey, Our Man in Havana, as Dr. Hasselbacher.

Eddie Izzard

Where you know him from:

His stand up. I mean, how many “executive transvestite” comedians are there, out there?

Ocean’s Twelve & Ocean’s Thirteen, as Roman Nagel

The Riches, as Wayne Malloy/Doug Rich

Also look for him in: Velvet Goldmine, as Jerry Devine, The Avengers, as Bailey, Mystery Men, as Tony P, Shadow of the Vampire, as Gustav von Wangenhein, The Cat’s Meow, as Charlie Chaplin, Romance & Cigarettes, as Gene Vincent, My Super Ex-Girlfriend, as Professor Bedlam/Barry, Across the Universe, as Mr. Kite, Igor, as Dr. Schadenfreude, Valkyrie, as General Erich Fellgiebel, United States of Tara, as Dr. Hattarras, Cars 2, as Sir Miles Axelrod.

Samuel L. Jackson

Of course, Samuel L. Jackson. Motherfucker.

Where you know him from:

Pulp Fiction, as Jules Winnfield (“ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?!!!”)

Die Hard with a Vengeance, as Zeus Carver (“MY NAME IS ZEUS!…YEAH, ZEUS! AS IN, FATHER OF APOLLO? MT. OLYMPUS? DON’T FUCK WITH ME OR I’LL SHOVE A LIGHTNING BOLT UP YOUR ASS? ZEUS! YOU GOT A PROBLEM WITH THAT?!!!”)

Coming to America, as Hold-Up Man (“WHO THE FUCK IS THIS ASSHOLE?!!”)

Jackie Brown, as Ordell Robbie (“AK-47. THE VERY BEST THERE IS. WHEN YOU ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY GOT TO KILL EVERYMOTHERFUCKER IN THE ROOM – ACCEPT NO SUBSTITUTES.”)

Do the Right Thing, as Mister Señor Love Daddy (“WAKE UP! WAKE UP WAKE UP WAKE UP! UP YOU WAKE UP YOU WAKE UP YOU WAKE!”)

Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, as Mace Windu (“This party’s over.”)

Snakes on a Plane, as Neville Flynn (“ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!! I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKIN’ SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFUCKIN’ PLANE!!!” and, “LEFT! TURN THIS BIG MOTHERFUCKER LEFT, TROY!!!”)

Jurassic Park, as Ray Arnold (“Hold onto your butts…”)

A Time to Kill, as Carl Lee Hailey (“YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE, AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!!!!”)

Deep Blue Sea, as Russell Franklin (“WE’RE NOT GONNA FIGHT ANYMORE! WE’RE GONNA PULL TOGETHER, AND FIND A WAY TO GET OUT OF HERE! FIRST, WE’RE GONNA SEAL OFF THIS POOL — AAAAHHHH!”)

The Incredibles, as Lucius Best/Frozone (“WHERE IS MY SUPER SUIT, WOMAN?!!”)

The Long Kiss Goodnight, as Mitch Hennessey (“THAT’S RIGHT! YOU CAN’T KILL ME, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!”)

Afro Samurai, as Afro Samurai/Ninja Ninja (“IS THAT AN RPG? YOU GOT A MOTHERFUCKIN’ RPG? AN RPG IN A MOTHERFUCKIN’ BACKPACK?”)

Also look for him in: Ragtime, as Gang Member #2, School Daze, as Leeds, Sea of Love, as Black Guy, The Exorcist III, as Blind Man, Mo’ Better Blues, as Goodfellas, as Stacks Edwards, Jungle Fever, as Gator Purify, Johnny Suede, as B-Bop, Juice, as Trip, White Sands, as Greg Meeker, Patriot Games, as Lt. Comdr. Robby Jackson, Loaded Weapon 1, as Wes Luger, Amos & Andrew, as Andrew, Menace II Society, as Tet Lawson, True Romance, as Big Don, Fresh, as Sam, Kiss of Death, as Calvin Hart, Hard Eight, as Jimmy, The Great White Hype, as Rev. Fred Sultan, Trees Lounge, as Wendell, One Eight Seven, as Trevor Garfield, Eve’s Bayou, as Louis Batiste, Sphere, as Dr. Harry Adams, Out of Sight, as Hejira Henry, The Negotiator, as Danny Roman, The Red Violin, as Charles Morritz, Rules of Engagement, as Col. Terry L. Childers, Shaft, as John Shaft, Unbreakable, as Elijah Price, The Caveman’s Valentine, as Romulus, Formula 51, as Elo McElroy, Changing Lanes, as Doyle Gipson, No Good Deed, as Jack Friar, xXx & xXx: State of the Union, as Augustus Gibbons, Basic, as West, S.W.A.T., as Sgt. Dan “Hondo” Harrelson, In My Country, as Langston Whitfield, Twisted, as John Mills, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, as Rufus, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Oficer Frank Tenpenny, Coach Carter, as Coach Carter, The Man, as Derrick Vann, Farce of the Penguins, as Narrator, Freedomland, as Lorenzo Council, Black Snake Moan, as Lazarus, Home of the Brave, as Will Marsh, Recurrecting the Champ, as Champ, 1408, as Gerald Olin, Cleaner, as Tom Cutler, Jumper, as Roland, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Avengers, as Nick Fury, Lakeview Terrace, as Abel Turner, Soul Men, as Louis Hinds, The Spirit, as Octopous, Inglourious Basterds, as Narrator, Mother and Child, as Paul, Astro Boy, as Zog, The Other Guys, as P.K. Highsmith, The Sunset Limited, as Black, The Boondocks, as Gin Rummy, Django Unchained, as Steven.

Ricky Jay

Where you know him from:

Boogie Nights, as Kurt Longjohn

Tomorrow Never Dies, as Henry Gupta

Magnolia, as Burt Ramsey/Narrator

Also look for him in: House of Games, as George/Vegas Man, The Spanish Prisoner, as George Lang, Mystery Men, as Vic Weems, State and Main, as Jack, Heartbreakers, as Dawson’s Auctioneer, Heist, as Don ‘Pinky’ Pincus, Deadwood, as Eddie Sawyer, The Prestige, as Milton, The Great Buck Howard, as Gil Bellamy, Redbelt, as Marty Brown, The Brothers Bloom, as Narrator.

Richard Jaeckel

Where you know him from:

The Dirty Dozen, as Sergeant Bowren

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid ,as Sheriff Kip McKinney

Sometimes a Great Notion, as Joe Ben Stamper

Also look for him in: Battleground, as Bettis, Sands of Iwo Jima, as Pfc. Frank Flynn, The Gunfighter, as Eddie, Come Back, Little Sheba, as Turk Fisher, The Shanghai Story, as ‘Knuckles’ Greer, Attack, as Pvt. Snowden, 3:10 to Yuma, as Charlie Prince, 4 for Texas, as Pete Mancini, The Devil’s Brigade, as Pvt. Omar Greco, Chisum, as Jess Evans, Starman, as George Fox.

Dean Jagger

Where you know him from:

Elmer Gantry, as William L. Morgan

White Christmas, as Major General Thomas F. Waverly

Bad Day at Black Rock, as Tim Horn

Twelve O’Clock High, as Maj. Harvey Stovall

Also look for him in: Sister Kenny, as Kevin Connors, Pursued, as Grant, Dark City, as Captain Garvey, The Robe, as Justus, Executive Suite, as Jesse Q. Grimm, Forty Guns, as Sheriff Ned Logan, The Proud Rebel, as Harry Burleigh, King Creole, as Mr. Fisher, The Nun’s Story, as Dr. Van Der Mal, Billy Rose’s Jumbo, as John Noble, The Kremlin Letter, as Highwayman, Vanishing Point, as Prospector.

Brion James

Where you know him from:

The Fifth Element, as General Munro

Blade Runner, as Leon Kowalski

48 Hrs. & Another 48 Hrs., as Ben Kehoe

Also look for him in: Silverado, as Hobart, The Player, as Joel Levinson, Striking Distance, as Det. Eddie Eiler, Radioland Murders, as Bernie King.

Clifton James

Where you know him from:

Live and Let Die & The Man with the Golden Gun, as Sheriff J.W. Pepper

Cool Hand Luke, as Carr

Superman II, as Sheriff

Also look for him in: Experiment in Terror, as Capt. Moreno, David and Lisa, as John, The Reivers, as Butch Lovemaiden, …tick…tick…tick…, as D.J. Rankin, The Iceman Cometh, as Pat McGloin, The Last Detail, as M.A.A., Bank Shot, as Streiger, Silver Streak, as Sheriff Chauncey, The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, as Sy Orlansky, The Untouchables, as District Attorney, Eight Men Out, as Charles “Commie” Comiskey, The Bonfire of the Vanities, as Albert Fox, Lone Star, as Hollis.

Lennie James

Where you know him from:

Snatch., as Sol

Also look for him in: Lost in Space, as Jeb Walker, Sahara (2005), as General Zateb Kazim, The Next Three Days, as Lieutenant Nabulsi, Hung, as Charlie, the pimp (this is the one that shocked the shit out of me, because his accent is fucking perfect), Colombiana, as Ross.

Allison Janney

Where you know her from:

American Beauty, as Barbara Fitts

The West Wing, as C.J. Cregg

Juno, as Bren MacGuff

Also look for her in: Big Night, as Ann, Private Parts, as Dee Dee, The Ice Storm, as Dot Halford, Primary Colors, as Miss Walsh, Six Days, Seven Nights, as Marjorie, Robin’s Boss, 10 Things I Hate About You, as Ms. Perky, Drop Dead Gorgeous, as Loretta, Nurse Betty, as Lyla Branch, The Hours, as Sally Lester, Finding Nemo, as Peach, Hairspray, as Prudy Pingleton, Away We Go, as Lily, Life During Wartime, as Trish, The Help, as Charlotte Phelan.

Eddie Jemison

Where you know him from:

Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve & Ocean’s Thirteen, as Livingston Dell

Waitress, as Ogie

Hung, as Ronnie Haxon

Also look for him in: Bruce Almighty, as Bobby, The Punisher, as Mickey Duka, The Informant!, as Kirk Schmidt.

Richard Jenkins

Where you know him from:

Everywhere, hopefully.

Intolerable Cruelty, as Freddy Bender

Step Brothers, as Dr. Robert Doback

Burn After Reading, as Ted

Also look for him in: Silverado, as Kelly, Hannah and Her Sisters, as Dr. Wilkes, The Witches of Eastwick, as Clyde Alden, Sea of Love, as Gruber, The Indian in the Cupboard, as Victor, There’s Something About Mary, as Psychiatrist, Random Hearts, as Truman Trainor, What Planet Are You From?, as Don Fisk, Me, Myself & Irene, as Agent Boshane, The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Walter Abundas, Changing Lanes, as Walter Arnell, Stealing Harvard, as Honorable Emmett Cook, I Heart Huckabees, as Mr. Hooten, North Country, as Hank Aimes, The Kingdom, as Earl Huttinger, The Visitor, as Walter, Eat Pray Love, as Richard from Texas, Let Me In, as The Father, Friends with Benefits, as Mr. Harper.

Brent Jennings

Where you know him from:

Witness, as Carter

Moneyball, as Ron Washington

Red Heat, as Abdul Elijah

Also look for him in: Brubaker, as Mr. Clarence, Alone in the Dark, as Ray Curtis, Another 48 Hrs., as Tyrone Burroughs, Live Wire, as Shane Rogers, Life, as Hoppin’ Bob.

Michael Jeter

Where you know him from:

The Green Mile, as Eduard Delacroix (the dude with the mouse)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas as L. Ron Bumquist (the dude giving the speech at the convention)

Jurassic Park III, as Mr. Udesky (neck snap!)

Also look for him in: Hair, as Sheldon, The Money Pit, as Arnie, Miller’s Crossing, as Adolph, The Fisher King, as Homeless Cabaret Singer, Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, as Father Ignatius, Waterworld, as Old Gregor, Air Bud, as Norm Snively, Mousehunt, as Quincy Thorpe, Patch Adams, as Rudy, Welcome to Collinwood, as Toto, Open Range, as Percy.

Glynis Johns

Where you know her from:

Mary Poppins, as Mrs. Banks

The Sundowners, as Mrs. Firth

The Court Jester, as Maid Jean

Also look for her in: 49th Parallel, as Anna, An Ideal Husband, as Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert’s Sister, Around the World in 80 Days, as Sporting Lady’s Companion, The Chapman Report, as Teresa Harnish, The Ref, as Rose Chausseur, While You Were Sleeping, as Elsie, Superstar, as Grandma.

Carolyn Jones

Where you know her from:

The Addams Family, as Morticia Addams

House of Wax, as Cathy Gray

Invasion of the Body Snatchers, as Teddy Belicec

The Bachelor Party, as The Exitentialist

A Hole in the Head, as Shirl

Also look for her in: The Big Heat, as Doris, Desirée, as Mme. Tallien, The Seven Year Itch, as Miss Finch, The Tender Trap, as Helen, The Man Who Knew Too Much, as Cindy Fontaine, The Opposite Sex, as Pat, King Creole, as Ronnie, Last Train from Gun Hill, as Linda, Craig’s Girl, How the West Was Won, as Julie Rawlings, Batman, as Marsha, Queen of Diamonds.

Cherry Jones

Where you know her from:

Signs, as Officer Paski

Ocean’s Twelve, as Molly Star/Mrs. Caldwell

24, as President Allison Taylor

Also look for her in: The Horse Whisperer, as Liz Hammond, Cradle Will Rock, as Hallie Flanagan, Erin Brockovich, as Pamela Duncan, The Perfect Storm, as Edie Bailey, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, as Grandma “Buggy” Abbott, The Village, as Mrs. Clack, Mother and Child, as Sister Joanne, Amelia, as Eleanor Roosevelt, The Beaver, as Vice President.

Jeffrey Jones

Where you know him from:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as Ed Rooney.

Nowhere else. That’s where you know him from. Everything else is, “Oh, hey, Mr. Rooney’s in this.”

Also look for him in: Easy Money, as Clive Barlow, Amadeus, as Emperor Joseph II, Howard the Duck, as Dr. Walter Jenning, Beetle Juice, as Charles Deetz, The Hunt for Red October, as Skip Tyler, Ed Wood, as Criswell, The Devil’s Advocate, as Eddie Barzoon, Sleepy Hollow, as Reverend Steenwyck, Stuart Little, as Uncle Crenshaw Little, Dr. Dolittle 2, as Joe Potter, How High, as Vice President.

Toby Jones

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, as Dobby

Infamous, as Truman Capote

W., as Karl Rove

Also look for him in: Naked, as Man at Tea Bar, Les Misérables, as Doorkeeper, Ever After: A Cinderella Story, as Royal Page, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, as English Judge, Finding Neverland, as ‘Smee’, Mrs. Henderson Presents, as Gordon, Amazing Grace, as Duke of Clarence, The Painted Veil, as Waddington, The Mist, as Ollie Weeks, City of Ember, as Barton Snode, Frost/Nixon, as Swifty Lazar, Creation, as Thomas Huxley, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, as Hargreaves, The Rite, as Father Matthew, Your Highness, as Julie, Captain America: The First Avenger, as Dr. Arnim Zola, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as Percy Alleline, My Week with Marilyn, as Arthur Jacobs, The Advnetures of Tintin, as Silk, Red Lights, as Dr. Shackleton, The Hunger Games, as Claudius Templesmith, Snow White and the Huntsman, as Coll.

Vinnie Jones

Where you know him from:

Snatch., as Bullet Tooth Tony

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, as Big Chris

EuroTrip, as Mad Maynard (Soccer Hooligan)

X-Men: The Last Stand, as The Juggernaut (bitch)

Also look for him in: Gone in 60 Seconds, as The Sphinx, Road Trip, as Mad Maynard, Swordfish, as Marco, The Big Bounce, as Lou Harris, The Condemned, as McStarley, Year One, as Stargon, Kill the Irishman, as Keith Ritson.

Victor Jory

Where you know him from:

Gone With the Wind, as Jonas Wilkerson – Field Overseer

Dodge City, as Yancy

The Miracle Worker, as Captain Arthur Keller

Also look for him in: State Fair, as Hoop Toss Barker, Pursued, as Beauregard, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Oberon, King of the Fairies, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as Inun Joe, Man of Conquest, as William B. Travis, The Shadow, as Lamont Cranston, aka ‘The Shadow’, The Fugitive Kind, as Jabe M. Torrance, Manhunt, as Police Lt. Howard Finucane, Cheyenne Autumn, as Tall Tree, Mackenna’s Gold, as The Narrator, Papillon, as Indian Chief.

Milla Jovovich

Where you know her from:

The Fifth Element, as Leeloo

Resident Evil, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Resident Evil: Extinction, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Resident Evil: Retribution, as Alice

Also look for her in: Chaplin, as Mildred Harris, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, as Joan of Arc, The Million Dollar Hotel, as Eloise, Zoolander, as Katinka Ingabogovinanana, Dummy, as Fangora, No Good Deed, as Erin, Ultraviolet, as Violet Song Jat Shariff, .45, as Kat, A Perfect Getaway, as Cydney, The Fourth Kind, as Abbey Tyler/Herself, Stone, as Lucetta Creeson, Dirty Girl, as Sue-Ann, The Three Musketeers, as Milady de Winter.

Katy Jurado

Where you know her from:

High Noon, as Helen Ramirez

Broken Lance, as Señora Devereaux

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, as Mrs. Baker

Also look for her in: Arrowhead, as Nita, Trial, as Mrs. Consuela Chavez, Trapeze, as Rosa, The Badlanders, as Anita, One-Eyed Jacks, as Maria Longworth, Barrabas, as Sara, Stay Away, Joe, as Annie Lightcloud, Under the Volcano, as Senora Gregoria, The Hi-Lo Country, as Meesa.

Madeline Kahn

Where you know her from:

Blazing Saddles, as Lili Von Shtupp

Young Frankenstein, as Elizabeth

Clue, as Mrs. White

Also look for her in: What’s Up, Doc?, as Eunice Burns, Paper Moon, as Trixie Delight, At Long Last Love, as Kitty O’Kelly, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, as Jenny Hill, High Anxiety, as Victoria Brisbane, The Cheap Detective, as Mrs. Montenegro, The Muppet Movie, as El Sleezo Patron, History of the World: Part 1, as Empress Nympho, An American Tail, as Gussie Mausenheimer, Nixon, as Martha Mitchell, A Bug’s Life, as Gypsy Moth.

Boris Karloff

Where you know him from:

Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, Son of Frankenstein as The Monster,

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, as Narrator/The Grinch

The Mummy, as Imhotep

Also look for him in: Two Arabian Knights, as The Purser, Five Star Final, as T. Vernon Isopod, Scarface, as Gaffney, The Mask of Fu Manchu, as Dr. Fu Manchu, The Lost Patrol, as Sanders, The House of Rothschild, as Count Ledrantz, The Black Cat, as Hjalmar Poelzig, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, as Dr. Hugo Hollingshead, Mr. Wong, Detective, The Mystery of Mr. Wong & Mr. Wong in Chinatown, as Mr. Wong.

Michael Keaton

Where you know him from:

Batman & Batman Returns, as Bruce wayne/Batman

Beetlejuice, as Beetlejuice

Jackie Brown, as Ray Nicolette (and also briefly in Out of Sight)

Toy Story 3, as Ken

Cars, as Chick Hicks

Also look for him in: Night Shift, as Bill Blazejowski, Mr. Mom, as Jack, Johnny Dangerously, as Johnny Kelly/Johnny Dangerously, Gung Ho, as Hunt Stevenson, Clean and Sober, as Daryl Poynter, The Dream Team, as Billy Caufield, Porco Rosso, as Porco Rosso, Much Ado About Nothing, as Dogberry, My Life, as Bob Jones, The Paper, as Henry Hackett, Speechless, as Kevin Vallick, Multiplicity, as Doug Kinney, Jack Frost, as Jack Frost, Game 6, as Nicky Rogan (great movie), White Noise, as Jonathan Rivers, The Merry Gentleman, as Frank Logan, Post Grad, as Walter Malby, The Other Guys, as Captain Gene Mauch.

Catherine Keener

Where you know her from: 

Being John Malkovich, as Maxine Lund

Capote, as Nell Harper Lee

Where the Wild Things Are, as Mom

Also look for her in: Seinfeld, “The Letter,” as Nina (the woman who plagiarizes a love letter from a movie), Living in Oblivion, as Nicole Springer, Out of Sight, as Adele, 8MM, as Amy Welles, Death to Smoochy, as Nora Wells, Full Frontal, as Lee, S1m0ne, as Elaine Christian, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, as Kathleen, The Interperter, as Dot Woods, The 40 Year old Virgin, as Trish, Friends with Money, as Christine, Into the Wild, as Jan Burres, What Just Happened, as Lou Tarnow, Synecdoche, New York, as Adele Lack, The Soloist, as Mary Weston, Please Give, as Kate, Cyrus, as Jamie, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief.

Jack Kehoe

Where you know him from:

The Untouchables, as Walter Payne

The Sting, as Joe Erie

Serpico, as Tom Keough

Also look for him in: The Friends of Eddie Coyle, as The Beard, Car Wash, as Scruggs, Melvin and Howard, as Jim Delgado, Reds, as Eddie, The Pope of Greenwich Village, as Bunky, Midnight Run, as Jerry Geisler, Dick Tracy, as Customer at Raid, Young Guns II, as Ashmun Upson, Falling Down, as Street Worker, The Paper, as Phil, The Game, as Lieutenant Sullivan.

Sally Kellerman

Where you know her from:

Back to School, as Dr. Diane Turner

MASH, as “Hot Lips” O’Houlihan

Also look for her in: The Boston Strangler, as Dianne Cluny, Brewster McCloud, as Louise, A Little Romance, as Kay King Prêt-à-Porter, as Sissy Wanamaker, I Could Never Be Your Woman, as Sally Kellerman (imagine that).

Arthur Kennedy

Where you know him from:

Lawrence of Arabia, as Jackson Bentley

Elmer Gantry, as Jim Lefferts

Peyton Place, as Lucas Cross

Also look for him in: High Sierra, as Red, Champion, as Connie Kelly, The Glass Menagerie, as Tom Wingfield, Bright Victory, as Larry Nevins, The Desperate Hours, as Deputy Sheriff Bard, Some Came Running, as Frank Hirsch, Cheyenne Autumn, as Doc Holliday, Fantastic Voyage, as Dr. Duval.

George Kennedy

Where you know him from:

Cool Hand Luke, as Dragline

The Naked Gun, as Ed Hocken (& 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear & 33 1/3: The Final Insult)

Charade, as Herman Scobie

Also look for him in: Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte, as Foreman, In Harm’s Way, as Col. Gregory, Shenandoah, as Col. Fairchild, The Sons of Katie Elder, as Curley, The Flight of the Phoenix, as Bellamy, The Dirty Dozen, as Major Max Armbruster, The Boston Strangler, as Det. Phil DiNatale, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, as Chris, …tick…tick…tick…, as John Little, Airport & Airport 1975 & Airport ’77 & The Concorde…Airport ’79, as Joe Patroni, Dirty Dingus Magee, as Herkimer ‘Hoke’ Birdsill, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, as Red Leary, Earthquake, as Slade, The Eiger Sanction, as Ben Bowman, The ‘Human’ Factor, as John Kindsdale, Death on the Nile, as Andrew Pennington, The Delta Force, as Father O’Malley, Creepshow, as Ray Spruce, Dallas, as Carter McKay, Small Soldiers, as Brick Bazooka.

David Keith

Where you know him from:

Major League 2, as Jack Parkman

An Officer and a Gentleman, as Sid Worley

Daredevil, as Jack Murdock

The Indian in the Cupboard, as Boone

Also look for him in: The Great Santini, as Red Petus, The Rose, as Pfc. Mal, The Two Jakes, as Det. Lt. Loach, Ernest Goes to School, as Squint Westwood, U-571, as Maj. Matthew Coonan, Men of Honor, as Captain Hartigan, Behind Enemy Lines, as Master Chief Tom O’Malley.

This man needs more work.

Michael Kelly

Where you know him from:

The Adjustment Bureau, as Charlie Traynor

Changeling, as Detective Lester Ybarra

Dawn of the Dead, as CJ

Also look for him in: Man on the Moon, as Michael Kaufman, Unbreakable, as ER Doctor, Carlito’s Way: Rise to Power, as Rocco, Invincible, as Pete, The Sopranos, as Agent Ron Goddard, Law Abiding Citizen, as Bray, Did You Hear About the Morgans?, as Vincent, Chronicle, as Richard Detmer, Now You See Me, as Agent Fuller, Man of Steel, as Steve Lombard.

Guy Kibbee

Where you know him from:

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Gov. Hubert Hopper

42nd Street, as Abner Fillon

Lady for a Day, as Judge Henry G. Blake

Fort Apache, as Capt. Dr. Wilkens

Also look for him in: Gold Diggers of 1933, as Peabody, Footlight Parade, as Silas ‘Si’ Gould, Dames, as Horace Peter Hemingway, Captain Blood, as Hagthorpe, Of Human Hearts, as George Ames, Three Comrades, as Alfons, Babes in Arms, as Judge Black, Our Town, as Mr. Webb, 3 Godfathers, as Judge.

Richard Kiel

Where you know him from:

The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker, as Jaws.

Happy Gilmore, as Mr. Larson.

That’s it. You know him from one or the other. Or both. There are no other possibilities.

Also look for him in: The Longest Yard, as Samson, Silver Streak, as Reace, Cannonball Run II, as Arnold, Mitsubishi Driver, Pale Rider, as Club, Inspector Gadget, as Famous Big Guy with Silver Teeth (subtle, no?), Tangled, as Vlad.

Udo Kier

Watch a lot of German B-movies, do you?

Where you know him from:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as Ron Camp

Blade, as Dragonetti

In Rob Zombie’s “Werewolf Women of the SS” Grindhouse trailer. (He “heils” Hitler in it.)

Now for the hardcore film geeks:

Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein & Andy Warhol’s Dracula, as Baron Frankenstein and Count Dracula, respectively (obviously)

Suspiria (YES!) as Dr. Frank Mandel (aka Mr. Exposition in the scene with the random overhead shot for no reason. See? Me and like, six people are really happy we just shared that moment.)

Okay, let’s save some for down here…

Also look for him in: Moscow on the Hudson, as Gay Man on Street (only because I actually recognized him while watching it), My Own Private Idaho, as Hans, Johnny Mnemonic, as Ralfi, Barb Wire (never thought you’d see this on here, did you?), as Curly, Breaking the Waves, as Sadistic Sailor, Armageddon, as Psychologist, Shadow of the Vampire, as Albin Grau, Dancer in the Dark, as Dr. Porkorny, Dogville, as the Man in the Coat, Surviving Christmas (oh this man has been in some gems), as Heinrich, BloodRayne, as Regal Monk (if this is where you know him from, I apologize for your life), Halloween, as Morgan Walker (he’s not in the sequel. I guess he doesn’t surivive), Melancholia, as Wedding planner.

Greg Kinnear

Where you know him from:

Little Miss Sunshine, as Richard Hoover

As Good As It Gets, as Simon Bishop

Also look for him in: You’ve Got Mail, as Frank Navasky, Mystery Men, as Captain Amazing, What Planet Are You From?, as Perry Gordon, Nurse Betty, as Dr. David Ravell, Loser, as Prof. Edward Alcott, The Gift, as Wayne Collins, Someone Like You…, as Ray Brown, We Were Soldiers, as Maj. Bruce “Snake” Crandall, Auto Focus, as Bob Crane, Stuck on You, as Walt Tenor, Godsend, as Paul Duncan, The Matador, as Danny Wright, Bad News Bears (2005), as Roy Bullock, Fast Food Nation, as Don Anderson, Invincible, as Dick Vermeil, Feast of Love, as Bradley Smith, Baby Mama, as Rob, Ghost Town, as Frank, Flash of Genius, as Bob Kearns, Green Zone, as Clark Poundstone, The Last Song, as Steve Miller, Salvation Boulevard, as Carl Vanderveer.

Roy Kinnear

Where you know him from: 

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, as Mr. Salt

Also look for him in: The Hill, as Monty Bartlett, Help!, as Algernon, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, as Gladiator Instructor, How I Won the War, as Clapper, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as Prince Regent, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’ Smarter Brother, as Moriarty’s Assistant, Watership Down, as Pipkin.

Bruno Kirby

Where you know him from:

The Godfather Part II, as Young Clemenza

City Slickers, as Ed Furillo

When Harry Met Sally, as Jess

Also look for him in: Cinderella Liberty, as Alcott, Where the Buffalo Roam, as Marty Lewis, This is Spinal Tap, as Tommy Pischedda, Tin Men, as Mouse, Good Morning, Vietnam, as Lt. Steven Hauk, Sleepers, as Shakes’ Father, Donnie Brasco, as Nicky, Stuart Little, as the voice of Reggie Stout, and also on Entourage, on that episode where he has his Shrek doll stolen.

Richard Kind

Where you know him from:

Spin City, as Paul Lassiter

Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Cousin Andy

A Serious Man, as Uncle Arthur

Also look for him in: Stargate, as Gary Meyers, A Bug’s Life, as Molt, Mad About You, as Mark, The Station Agent, as Louis Tiboni, The Producers (shitty movie musical version), as Jury Foreman, Cars, as Van, For Your Consideration, as Marketing Person, The Grand, as Andy Andrews, The Visitor, as Jacob, Toy Story 3, as Bookworm, Hereafter, as Christos.

Hmm — that’s weird. I felt like he did more. I guess he’s just one of those people you know, but you never know from where.

Robert Klein

Where you know him from:

Uhh — his stand up? “I can’t stop my leg”? I don’t know, actually. Just pick something from down there.

Also look for him in: The Landlord, as Peter Coots, The Owl and the Pussycat, as Melvin Lasher, Radioland Murders, as Father Writer, One Fine Day, as Dr. Martin, Primary Colors, as Norman Asher, Two Weeks Notice, as Larry Kelson, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, as Phillip Warren, Reign Over Me, as Jonathan Timpleman, The Back-Up Plan, as Dr. Harris.

Wayne Knight

Where you know him from:

Seinfeld, as Newman

Jurassic Park, as Dennis Nedry

JFK, as Numa Bertel (he’s the guy they use for the “back, and to the left” demonstration, making the Seinfeld use of that scene even better)

Space Jam, as Stan Podolak (Oh yeah, I went there)

Also look for him in: Dirty Dancing, as Stan, Born on the Fourth of July, as Official #2, Democratic Convention, Dead Again, as Piccolo Pete Dugan, Basic Instinct, as John Correll, To Die For, as Ed Grant, Tarzan, as Tantor, Toy Story 2, as Al the Toy Collector, 3rd Rock from the Sun, as Officer Don, Rat Race, as Zack Mallozzi.

David Koechner

Where you know him from:

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, as Champ Kind

Thank You for Smoking, as Bobby Jay Bliss

Waiting…, as Dan

Also look for him in: Wag the Dog, as Director, Dirty Work, as Anton Phillips, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, as Co-Pilot, Man on the Moon, as National Enquirer Reporter, as Out Cold, as Stumpy, Run Ronnie Run, as Clay, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Mary, Joseph and Larry,” as Joseph, My Boss’s Daughter, as Speed, The Dukes of Hazzard, as Cooter Davenport, The 40 Year Old Virgin, as Dad at Health Clinic, Yours, Mine and Ours, as Darrell, Farce of the Penguins, as Melvin, Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector, as Donnie, Snakes on a Plane, as Rick, Let’s Go to Prison, as Shannahan, Unaccompanied Minors, as Ernie, Reno 911!: Miami, as Sheriff of Aspen, Balls of Fury, as Rick the Birdmaster, The Comebacks, as Lambeau “Coach” Fields, Semi-Pro, as Comissioner, Drillbit Taylor, as Frightened Dad, Get Smart, as Larabee, Sex Drive, as Hitchhiker, Tenure, as Jay Hadley, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, as Brent Gage, Extract, as Nathan, Paul, as Gus, The Office, as Todd Packer, Final Destination 5, as Dennis, A Good Old Fashioned Orgy, as Vic George, Piranha 3DD, as Chet, Hotel Transylvania, as Quasimodo.

Clarence Kolb

Where you know him from:

His Girl Friday, as Mayor

Adam’s Rib, as Judge Reiser

After the Thin Man, as Cousin Lucius

Also look for him in: Merrily We Live, as Henry Kilbourne, Carefree, as Judge Travers, It Could Happen to You, as Alfred Newman, Blossoms in the Dust, as Texas Senator T.R. Cotton, The Kid from Brooklyn, as Mr. Austin, Man of a Thousand Faces, as Clarence Kolb.

Harvey Korman

Where you know him from:

Blazing Saddles, as Hedy Lamarr (“That’s Hedley!”)

The Flintstones, as The Great Gazoo

The Carol Burnett Show

Also look for him in: High Anxiety, as Dr. Charles Montague, History of the World: Part I, as Count de Monet, Trail of the Pink Panther & Curse of the Pink Panther, as Prof. Auguste Balls (let nobody say that low humor isn’t worthwhile), The Flintstones, as the voice of Dictabird, Radioland Murders, as Jules Cogley, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, as Dr. Jack Seward, Jingle All the Way (I love when this movie comes up in conversation), as President, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, as Colonel Slagoople (dude made it through two Flintstones movies. No one else in the cast can say that).

Elias Koteas

Where you know him from:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles + Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, as Casey Jones

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, as Mr. Gateau

Shutter Island, as Laeddis

Let Me In, as The Policeman

Also look for him in: Some Kind of Wonderful, as Skinhead, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, as Alex Tremulis, Desperate Hours, as Wally Bosworth, Look Who’s Talking Too, as Stuart, Crash, as Vaughan, Gattaca, as Antonio Freeman, Fallen, as Edgar Reese, The Thin Red Line, as Cap. James “Bugger” Staros, Collateral Damage, as Peter Brandt, S1m0ne, as Hank Aleno, The Greatest Game Ever Played, as Arthur Ouimet, Zodiac, as Sgt. Jack Mulanax, Shooter, as Jack Payne, Two Lovers, as Ronald Blatt, The Haunting in Connecticut, as Reverend Popescu, Defendor, as Sgt. Chuck Dooney, The Fourth Kind, as Abel Campos, The Killer Inside Me, as Joe Rothman, Dream House, as Boyce, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, as Sergei Katsov.

Yaphet Kotto

Where you know him from:

Live and Let Die, as Kananga

Alien, as Parker

Midnight Run, as Alonzo Mosely

Also look for him in: The Thomas Crown Affair (1968), as Carl, Across 110th Street, as Lt. Pope, Truck Turner, as Harvard Blue, The Running Man, as William Laughlin, Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare, as Doc.

Olek Krupa

Oh man, I have such vivid memories of this dude in so many movies. Other people recognizing this dude is like, instant connection for me. We can be friends if you know who he is automatically (don’t pretend if you don’t. Don’t be that person).

Where you know him from:

Blue Streak, as Jean LaFleur

Home Alone 3, as Petr Beaupre (Not gonna lie, this is a big marker for me, memory-wise)

Behind Enemy Lines, as Miroslav Lokar

Burn After Reading, as Krapotkin (When they “go to the Russians,” he’s the Russian.)

Also look for him in: Nine 1/2 Weeks, as Bruce, Miller’s Crossing, as Tad, Eraser, as Sergei Ivanovich Petrofsky, Thirteen Days, as Andrei Gromyko, The Italian Job (2003), as Mashkov, Whatever Works, as Morgenstern, Salt, as President Boris Matveyev, X-Men: First Class (I legit stood up and applauded in the theater during this scene, when all the cameos came up.)

Art LaFleur

Where you know him from:

The Sandlot, as Babe Ruth. (If you just went, “YES!”, we can totally be friends.)

Field of Dreams, as Chick Gandil, 1B (“At least I got muscles.” “No, at most you got muscles.”

The Replacements, as Barnes

Also look for him in: WarGames, as Guard, Cobra, as Captain Sears, The Blob (1988), as Pharmacist/Mr. Penny, Air America, as Jack Neely, Oscar, as Officer Quinn, Mr. Baseball, as Skip, Forever Young, as Alice’s Father, Maverick, as Poker Player, The Santa Clause 2 & The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, as Tooth Fairy, Hostage, as Bill Jorgenson.

Phil LaMarr

Where you know him from:

Pulp Fiction, as Marvin

Also look for him in: The George Carlin Show, as Bob Brown, Bio-Dome, as Assistant, Mad TV (1995-2000), as Various Characters, Shark Tale, as Prawn Shop Owner, Samurai Jack, as Samurai Jack, Justice League, as John Stewart/Green Lantern, Step Brothers, as Second Homebuyer, Old Dogs, as Joe, Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, as Paws/Cat Spy Analyst, Real Steel, as EXPN Boxing Commentator, Family Guy, as Ollie Williams, Futurama, as Hermes Conrad.

Elsa Lanchester

Where you know her from:

Bride of Frankenstein, as Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley/The Monster’s Bride

Witness for the Prosecution, as Miss Plimsoll

Murder by Death, as Jessica Marbles

Mary Poppins, as Katie Nanna

Also look for her in: The Private Life of Henry VIII, as Anne of Cleves The Fourth Wife, David Copperfield, as Clickett, Naughty Marietta, as Madame d’Annard, Forever and a Day, as Mamie, Lassie Come Home, as Mrs. Carraclough, The Spiral Staircase, as Mrs. Oates, The Razor’s Edge, as Miss Keith, The Bishop’s Wife, as Matilda, Come to the Stable, as Amelia Potts, Bell Book and Candle, as Aunt Queenie Holroyd, Blackbeard’s Ghost, as Emily Stowecroft, Me, Natalie, as Miss Dennison, Willard, as Henrietta Stiles.

Martin Landau

Where you know him from:

Ed Wood, as Bela Lugosi

Entourage, as Bob Ryan (“Is that something you might be interested in?”)

Rounders, as Abe Petrovsky

Also look for him in: North by Northwest, as Leonard (James Mason’s right hand man. Yes, that’s him.), Cleopatra, as Rufio (Ru-fi-o! Ru-fi-o! … not that Rufio, but who can resist?), The Greatest Story Ever Told, as Caiaphas, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, as Abe, Crimes and Misdemeanors, as Judah Rosenthal, City Hall, as Judge Walter Stern, The X Files, as Alvin Kurtzweil, Edtv, as Al, Sleepy Hollow, as Peter Van Garrett, Ready to Rumble (it’s sad how well I remember this movie), as Sal Bandini, The Majestic, as Harry Trimble, City of Ember, as Sul.

Charles Lane

By sheer volume, holy shit, this guy’s got even Christopher Lee beat. 358 titles on IMDB. Bit parts in such huge films, too. I don’t even know where to begin with this one. I don’t even think most people would even know him if I told you what he was in. So I’ll just list a bunch of titles.

Dude didn’t get credited until 1938, as Henderson in You Can’t Take It With You. He was Nosey in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, a reporter in Arsenic and Old Lace, a Real Estate Salesman in It’s a Wonderful Life, a campaign reporter in The Farmer’s Daughter, Constable Locke in The Music Man, the Airport Manager in It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World — jesus, fuck Kevin Bacon, use this guy, you’ll get less than three degrees for anyone. The voice of Lawyer in The Aristocats. He was in over 250 films and lied to 102. This dude just won at life. Good for him. More like this, please.

Stephen Lang

Where you know him from: 

Avatar, as Colonel Quaritch

Tombstone, as Ike Clanton

Public Enemies, as Charles Winstead

Also look for him in: Twice in a Lifetime, as Keith, Manhunter, as Freddy Lounds, Last Exit to Brooklyn, as Harry Black, Gettysburg & Gods and Generals, as Maj. Gen. George E. Pickett, The Men Who Stare at Goats, as Brigadier General Dean Hopgood, Conan the Barbarian, as Khaler Zym.

Frank Langella

Where you know him from:

Frost/Nixon, as Nixon

Superman Returns, as Perry White

The Ninth Gate, as Boris Balkan

Also look for him in: Diary of a Mad Housewife, as George Prager, The Twelve Chairs, as Ostap Bender, Dracula (1979), as Dracula, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, as Luis de Santángel, Dave, as Bob Alexander, Junior, as Noah Banes, Cutthroat Island, as Dawg, Eddie, as Wild Bill Burgess, Lolita (1997), as Clare Quilty, Small Soldiers, as Archer, Sweet November, as Edgar Price, Good Night, and Good Luck, as William Paley, The Box, as Arlington Steward, All Good Things, as Sanford Marks, Unknown, as Rodney Cole.

John Larch

Where you know him from:

Dirty Harry, as The Chief

Written on the Wind, as Roy Carter

The Phenix City Story, as Clem Wilson

Also look for him in: The Naked Street, as Police Desk Sergeant, Play Misty For Me, as Sgt. McCallum, The Amityville Horror, as Father Nuncio, Airplane II: The Sequel, as Prosecuting Attorney.

Ed Lauter

Where you know him from:

The Longest Yard (1974), as Captain Knauer

Magic, as Duke

French Connection II, as General Brian

Not Another Teen Movie, as The Coach

Also look for him in: The Magnificent Seven Ride!, as Scott Elliott, The New Centurians, as Galloway, Family Plot, as Joseph P. Maloney, King Kong, as Carnahan, Eureka, as Charles Perkins, Cujo, as Joe Camber, Girls Just Want to Have Fun, as Colonel Glenn, Real Genius, as David Decker, Death Wish 3, as Richard Shriker, Raw Deal, as Barker, Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise, as Buzz Musslinger, Born on the Fourth of July, as Legion Commander, The Rocketeer, as Fitch, School Ties, as Alan Greene, True Romance, as Police Captain Quiggle, Wagons East, as John Slade, Leaving Las Vegas, as Mobster #3, Mulholland Falls, as Earl, Thirteen Days, as General Marshall Carter, Seabiscuit, as Charles Strub, The Longest Yard (2005), as Duane, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as John Hanafin, Seraphim Falls, as Parsons, The Number 23, as Father Sebastian, The Artist, as The Butler and The Distinguished.

Cloris Leachman

Oh, Cloris. That little minx.

Where you know her from:

Young Frankenstein, Frau Blücher (cue neighing of the horses)

Kiss Me Deadly, as Christina Bailey

The Last Picture Show, as Ruth Popper

Bad Santa, as Grandma (“I’ll make you some sandwiches.”)

Also look for her in: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as Agnes, Lovers and Other Strangers, as Bernice Henderson, Dillinger, as Anna Sage, High Anxiety, as Nurse Diesel, History of the World: Part I, as Madame Defarge, Music of the Heart, as Assunta Guaspari, Spanglish, as Evenlyn Wright, Sky High, as Nurse Spex, The Longest Yard, as Lynette, Scary Movie 4, as Mrs. Norris, Beerfest, as Great Gam Gam, New York, I Love You, as Mitzie (she has a wonderful short with Eli Wallach at the end of the film. It’s so amazing). She’s also currently on Raising Hope.

Bernard Lee

Where you know him from:

Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me &  Moonraker, as M

The Third Man, as Sgt. Paine

Also look for him in: The Fallen Idol, as Detective Hart, Quartet, as Prison Visitor, Beat the Devil, as Insp. Jack Clayton, Fire Down Below, as Dr. Sam, The Key, as Cmdr. Wadlow, The L-Shaped Room, as Charlie, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, as Patmore.

Christopher Lee

Where you know him from:

Take your pick.

The Lord of the Rings, as Saruman

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (and the beginning of Revenge of the Sith, until he gets his head cut off), as Count Dooku

The Man with the Golden Gun, as Francisco Scaramanga

The Wicker Man, as Lord Summerisle

All the Hammer horror films of the 50s, 60s and 70s, as Frankenstein’s monster, Dracula, the Mummy, Fu Manchu, all of the monsters. He’s just the fucking man. He also played Sherlock Holmes. What a fucking boss. Thirty years ago, this dude would have been the perfect Red Skull.

Also look for him in: The Three Musketeers: The Queen’s Diamonds & The Four Musketeers: Milady’s Revenge, as Rochefort, Airport ’77, as Martin Wallace, 1941, as Capt. Wolfgang von Kleinschmidt, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, as Cmndt. Alexandrei Nikolaivich Rakov, Sleepy Hollow, as Burgomaster, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as Dr. Wonka, The Golden Compass, as First High Councilor, Alice in Wonderland (2010), as Jabberwocky, Season of the Witch, as Cardinal D’Ambroise, Hugo, as Monsieur Labisse.

Reggie Lee

Where you know him from:

Tropic Thunder, as Byong (“We are Flaming Dragon!”)

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, as Headless (the dude with the shell head that keeps coming off)

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, as Tai Huang (Sao Feng’s guy)

Also look for him in: The Fast and the Furious, as Lance Nguyen, Masked and Anonymous, as Armed Man, Drag Me to Hell, as Stu Rubin, Star Trek, as Test Administrator, Life as We Know It, as Alan Burke, Crazy, Stupid Love, as Officer Huang.

John Leguizamo

Where you know him from:

My person introduction to John Leguizamo was from:

His HBO special “Freak.” Which is just an amazing one man show and one of the first stand-up comedy specials I ever saw.

Super Mario Bros., as Luigi

For other people, their introduction to “Johnny Legs,” as I like to call him, might also include:

Carlito’s Way, as Benny Blanco

Romeo + Juliet, as Tybalt

Moulin Rouge, as Toulousse-Lautrec

And an honorable mention to: Spawn, as Clown/Violator (Remember that big fat clown with the blue face? That was Leguizamo. I know.)

Also look for him in: Casualties of War, as PFC Antonio Diaz, Die Hard 2, as Burke, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, as Chi-Chi, Executive Decision, as Captain Rat, The Fan, as Manny, The Pest, as Pestario “Pest” Vargas, Doctor Dolittle, as Rat #2, Summer of Sam, as Vinny, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Berger, Empire, as Victor Rosa, Collateral Damage, as Felix Ramirez, Ice Age (all of them) as Sid the Sloth, Spun, as Spider Mike, Assault on Precinct 13, as Beck, Land of the Dead, as Cholo DeMora, The Happening, as Julian, Miracle at St. Anna, as Enrique, Righteous Kill, as Det. Perez, Gamer, as Freek, The Lincoln Lawyer, as Val Valenzuela.

Thomas Lennon

Where you know him from:

Reno 911!, and Reno 911!: Miami, as Lieutenant Jim Dangle

I Love You Man, as Doug

Archer, “Honeypot,” as Charles

Also look for him in: The State, Memento, as Doctor, Out Cold, as Eric, Boat Trip, as The Priest, A Guy Thing, as Pete, How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days, as Thayer, Le Divorce, as Roger Walker, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as Eddie the Computer, Herbie Fully Loaded, as Larry Murphy, The Ten, as Scotty Pale, Balls of Fury, as Karl Wolfschtagg, Hancock, as Mike, 17 Again, as Ned Gold, Hot Tub Time Machine, as Customer, Cedar Rapids, as Roger Lemke, Bad Teacher, as Carl Halabi, What’s Your Number?, as Dr. Barrett Ingold, A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas, as Todd.

Dude also created The State and Reno 911!, and wrote the scripts for The Pacifier, Herbie Fully Loaded, Let’s Go to Prison, Night a the Museum, and Balls of Fury. Somehow I feel better about those movies knowing this.

Melissa Leo

Where you know her from:

The Fighter, as Alice Ward

Frozen River, as Ray Eddy

Also look for her in: The Ballad of Little Jo, as Beatrice Grey, 21 Grams, as Marianne Jordan, Hide and Seek, as Laura, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, as Rachel, Mr. Woodcock, as Sally Jansen, Righteous Kill, as Cheryl Brooks, Everybody’s Fine, as Colleen, Welcome to the Rileys, as Lois Riley, Conviction, as Nancy Taylor, Red State, as Sara, Mildred Pierce, as Lucy Gessler, Treme, as Toni Bernette.

Al Leong

Where you know him from:

Die Hard, as Uli

Lethal Weapon, as Endo

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, as Genghis Khan

Also look for him in: Twilight Zone: The Movie, as Vietnamese in Segment #1. (I should say I’m surprised. But I’m not. Not even a little bit.), Big Trouble in Little China, as Wing Kong Hatchet Man (my stripper name), Action Jackson, as Dellaplane’s Chauffeur, They Live, as Asian revolutionary (these are all great things for me to name my child), Beverly Hills Cop III, as Car Mechanic, Double Dragon, as Lewis, Shulo Henchman, Godzilla, as Japanese fishing boat crewman, The Scorpion King (somehow I knew this was coming), as Asian training master (he wins on character names).

Michael Lerner

Where you know him from:

Barton Fink, as Jack Lipnick

Blank Check, as Biderman

Do you need anything else?

Okay, fine…

Elf, as Fulton (“Even if the two pages were in there, the book still would have sucked.”)

Also look for him in: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), as Mr. Katz, Eight Men Out, as Arnold Rothstein, Newsies, as Weasel, Amos & Andrew, as Phil Gillman, Radioland Murders, as Lieutenant Cross, Godzilla, as Mayor Ebert (subtle, Roland Emmerich. Real subtle), A Serious Man, as Solomon Schultz.

Ken Leung

Where you know him from:

Rush Hour, as Sang (“Wipe yourself off…you’re bleeding.”)

Keeping the Faith, as Don

Saw, as Detective Steven Sing

X-Men: The Last Stand, as Kid Omega

Also look for him in: The Family Man, as Sam Wong, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, as Syatyoo-Sama, Spy Game, as Li, Vanilla Sky, as Art Editor, Red Dragon, as Lloyd Bowman, The Squid and the Whale, as School Therapist, Inside Man, as Wing, Lost, as Miles Straume.

Ted Levine

Goodbye horses…

Where you know him from:

Buffalo Bill. Come on, now. The Silence of the Lambs. Does it want to get the hose again?

Monk, as Captain Leland Stottlemeyer.

But really, though. You know him as Buffalo Bill. Don’t even play like that.

Also look for him in: Ironweed, as Pocono Pete, Georgia, as Jake, Heat, as Bosko, Mad City, as Lemke, Flubber, as Wesson, Wild Wild West, as General “Bloodbath” McGrath (I’ll hand it to the film. This is one great character name), Evolution, as General Russell Woodman, The Fast and the Furious, as Sgt. Tanner, Joy Ride, as the voice of Rusty Nail, Ali, as Joe Smiley, The Manchurian Candidate, as Colonel Howard, Memoirs of a Geisha, as Colonel Derricks, The Hills Have Eyes, as Billy Bob Carter, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Sheriff Timberlake, American Gangster, as Lou Toback, Shutter Island, as Warden.

Eugene Levy

Where you know him from:

American Pie, American Pie II, American Wedding, American Reunion, as Jim’s Dad

Waiting for Guffman, as Dr. Allan Pearl

Best in Show, as Gerry Fleck

A Mighty Wind, as Mitch Cohen

For Your Consideration, as Morley Orfkin

Also look for him in: Vacation, as Car Salesman, Splash, as Walter Kornbluth, Club Paradise, as Barry Steinberg, Armed and Dangerous, as Norman Kane, Father of the Bride, as Singer at Audition, Father of the Bride II, as Mr. Habib, Multiplicity, as Vic, Almost Heroes, as Guy Fontenot, The Ladies Man, as Bucky Kent, Down to Earth, as Keyes, Serendipity, as Bloomingdale’s Salesman, Like Mike, as Frank Bernard, Bringing Down the House, as owie Rottman, Dumbe and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd, as Principal Collins, New York Minute, as Max Lomax, The Man, as Andy Fiddler, Cheaper by the Dozen 2, as Jimmy Murtaugh, Curious George, as Clovis, Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian, as Albert Einstein, Taking Woodstock, as Max Yasgur.

Juliette Lewis

Where you know her from: 

Natural Born Killers, as Mallory Knox

Cape Fear, as Danielle Bowden

Old School, as Heidi

Also look for her in: Christmas Vacation, as Audrey Griswold, Husbands and Wives, as Rain, Kalifornia, as Adele Corners, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, as Becky, The Basketball Diaries, as Diane Moody, From Dusk Till Dawn, as Kate Fuller, The Way of the Gun, as Robin, Starsky and Hutch, as Kitty, Catch and Release, as Maureen, Whip It, as Iron Maven, The Switch, as Debbie, Due Date, as Heidi.

Delroy Lindo

Where you know him from:

Get Shorty, as Bo Catlett

Gone in 60 Seconds, as Det. Rolan Castlebeck

The Cider House Rules, as Arthur Rose

Up, as Beta

Also look for him in: Malcolm X, as West Indian Archie, Crooklyn, as Woody Carmichael, Clockers, as Rodney Little, Broken Arrow, as Colonel Max Wilkins, Ransom, as Agent Lonnie Hawkins, The Devil’s Advocate, as Phillipe Moyez, Romeo Must Die, as Isaak O’Day, Heist, as Bob Blane, The Core, as Braz, Sahara, as Carl, Domino, as Calremont Williams.

Tiny Lister Jr.

Where you know him from:

Friday, Next Friday & Friday After Next, as Deebo (Of course I’m gonna start with Deebo.)

The Fifth Element, as President Lindberg

No Holds Barred, as Zeus

The Dark Knight, as the Prisoner on the ferry. You remember him.

Also look for him in: Runaway Train, as Black Guard, Beverly Hills Cop II, as Orvis, The Meteor Man, as Digit, Don Juan Demarco, as Rocco Compton, Jackie Brown, as Winston, Little Nicky, as Cassius, Austin Powers in Goldmember, as Prisoner #2.

John Lithgow

Where you know him from:

Blow Out, as Burke

The World According to Garp, as Roberta Muldoon

Terms of Endearment, as Sam Burns

Footloose, as Reverend Shaw Moore

All That Jazz, as Lucas Sergeant

3rd Rock from the Sun, as Dr. Dick Solomon

Also look for him in: Obsession, as Robet Lasalle, Twilight Zone: The Movie, as John Valentine, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, as Lord John Whorfin/Dr. Emilion Lizardo, 2010, as Dr. Walter Curnow, Santa Claus, as B.Z., Harry and the Hendersons, as George Henderson, Memphis Belle, as Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer, L.A. Story, as Harry Zell, Cliffhanger, as Eric Qualen, The Pelican Brief, as Smith Keen, A Civil Action, as Judge Walter J. Skinner, Shrek, as Lord Farquaad, Orange County, as Bud Brumder, The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, as Blake Edwards, Kinsey, as Alfred Seguine Kinsey, Dreamgirls, as Jerry Harris, Confessions of a Shopaholic, as Edgar West, Dexter, Arthur Mitchell, Leap Year, as Jack Brady, How I Met Your Mother, as Jerry Whitaker, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, as Charles Rodman, New Year’s Eve, as Ingrid’s boss.

Christopher Lloyd

Where you know him from:

Back to the Future I, II & III, as Doc Brown.

Great scott, that should be all you need.

Taxi, as Reverend Jim Ignatowski

Clue, as Professor Plum

Angels in the Outfield, as Al

Dennis the Menace, as Switchblade Sam (fondly remember this scene from my childhood)

The Pagemaster, as Mr. Dewey/The Pagemaster

Also look for him in: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, as Taber, Goin’ South, as Deputy Towfield, To Be Or Not to Be, as Capt. Schultz, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, as Cmdr. Kruge, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, as John Bigboote, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, as Judge Doom, Eight Men Out, as “Sleepy” Bill Burns, The Dream Team, as Henry Sikorsky, The Addams Family, as Uncle Fester, Radioland Murders, as Zoltan, Anastasia as the voice of Rasputin, Interstate 60, as Ray, Piranha 3D and Piranha 3DD, as Mr. Goodman (though he’s basically just doing Doc Brown. Which doesn’t make it any less awesome).

Meat Loaf

Oh, we had to include Meat on here. We just did. Plus, he does technically count as a character actor. He’s done a bunch of different roles in his career.

Where you know him from:

Fight Club, as Bob, with the bitch tits. (Oh, I’m sorry, Robert Paulson. Happy now, hipsters?)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show, as Eddie

Formula 51 (aka The 51st State), as The Lizard (best character name ever)

Also look for him in: Wayne’s World, as Tiny, Spice World, as Dennis, Black Dog, as Red, The Salton Sea, as Bo, BloodRayne, as Leonid, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, as Jack Black’s father, and House, in the episode where Kutner kills himself. Him and his “wife” are the patients.

Tone Loc

There are two reasons Tone is on here. Well, three. First, he’s awesome. Second, he somehow ended up right after Meat Loaf. And that had to stay. It’s like how, no matter what I do, after 15,000 songs, on my iTunes, “Baby Got Back” and “The Thong Song” are right next to each other. You can’t ignore the universe when things exist in perfect harmony. And the third thing is — dude was actually in a lot of films from my childhood. I saw him a lot when I was young and remembered him.

Plus he had to act opposite Jim Carrey as he talked out of his ass cheeks. That deserves some sort of consideration, doesn’t it?

Where you know him from:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as Emilio

Blank Check, as Juice

Also look for him in: The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, as Slam the Rapper, FernGully: The Last Rainforest, as Goanna, Surf Ninjas, as Lieutenant Spence, Heat, as Richard Torena, Spy Hard, as Gangster #1, Titan A.E., as Tek.

Gene Lockhart

Where you know him from:

His Girl Friday, as Sheriff Hartwell

Miracle on 34th Street, as Judge Henry X. Harper

Meet John Doe, as Mayor Lovett

Going My Way, as Ted Haines, Sr.

Also look for him in: Smilin’ Through, as Village Rector, The Gorgeous Hussy, as Maj. William O’Neal, Of Human Hearts, as Quid, the Janitor, Algiers, as Regis, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as Stephen Douglas, The Sea Wolf, as Dr. Prescott, One Foot in Heaven, as Preston Thurston, The Devil and Daniel Webster, as Squire Slossum, They Died with Their Boots On, as Samuel Bacon, Esq., Forever and a Day, as Cobblewick, Leave Her to Heaven, as Dr. Saunders, Cynthia, as Dr. Fred I Jannings, Joan of Arc, as Georges De la Trémouille, Carousel, as Starkeeper/Dr. Selden.

Robert Loggia

Where you know him from:

Scarface, as Frank Lopez

Big, as MacMillan (of course you remember the “Heart and Soul” on the piano scene)

Independence Day, as General William Grey

Necessary Roughness, as Coach Wally Rig (this one’s more for me, but he’s fucking awesome here)

Also look for him in: Somebody Up There Likes Me, as Frankie Peppo, The Greatest Story Ever Told, as Joseph, Revenge of the Pink Panther, as Al Marchione, S.O.B., as Herb Maskowitz, An Officer and a Gentleman, as Byron Mayo, Trail of the Pink Panther & Curse of the Pink Panther, as Bruno Langois, Psycho II, as Dr. Bill Raymond, Prizzi’s Honor, as Eduardo Prizzi, Jagged Edge, as Sam Ransom, Armed and Dangerous, as Jason Cutler, Gaby: A True Story, as Michel, Oliver & Company, as Sykes, Lost Highway, as Mr. Eddy/Dick Laurent, Grand Theft Auto III, as Ray Machowski, The Sopranos, as Feech La Manna.

Donal Logue

Where you know him from:

The Patriot, as Dan Scott

Blade, as Quinn

Grounded for Life, as Sean Finnerty

Also look for him in: Sneakers, as Dr. Gunter Janek, Gettysburg, as Capt. Ellis Spear, Little Women, as Jacob Mayer, Miami Rhapsody, as Derek, 3 Ninjas Knuckle Up, as Jimmy, Jerry Maguire, as Rick, Junior Agent, Runaway Bride, as Priest Brian Norris, The Tao of Steve, as Dex, The Million Dollar Hotel, as Charley Best, Reindeer Games, as Pug, American Splendor, as Stage Actor Harvey, Confidence, as Wentworth, Just Like Heaven, as Jack, The Groomsmen, as Jimbo, Ghost Rider, as Mack, Zodiac, as Captain Ken Narlow, Purple Violets, as Chazz Coleman, Max Payne, as Alex Balder, Charlie St. Cloud, as Tink Weatherbee, Shark Night 3D, as Sabin.

Herbert Lom

Where you know him from:

A Shot in the Dark & The Return of the Pink Panther & The Pink Panther Strikes Again & Revenge of the Pink Panther & Trail of the Pink Panther & Curse of the Pink Panther & Curse of the Pink Panther, as Charles Dreyfus

The Ladykillers, as Louis

Spartacus, as Tigranes Levantus

Also look for him in: Night and the City, as Kristo, War and Peace, as Napoleon, I Accuse!, as Maj. DuPaty de Clam, Mysterious Island, as Captain Nemo, El Cid, as Ben Yussuf, The Phantom of the Opera (1962), as the Phantom, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, as Simon Legree, Gambit, as Shahbandar, Count Dracula (1970), as Prof. Abraham Van Helsing, Ten Little Indians (1974), as Dr. Edward Armstrong, The Dead Zone, as Dr. Sam Welzak.

Peter Lorre

Where you know him from:

M, as Hans Beckert

The Maltese Falcon, as Joel Cairo

Casablanca, as Ugarte

Also look for him in: The Man Who Knew Too Much (the original, 1934), as Abbott, Mad Love, as Doctor Gogol, in all the Mr. Moto films as Mr. Moto, Arsenic and Old Lace, as Dr. Einstein, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, as Conseil, Around the World in 80 Days, as Steward, Silk Stockings, as Brankov.

Faizon Love

Where you know him from:

Elf, as Gimbel’s Manager

The Replacements, as Jamal Jackson

Made, as Horrace

Also look for him in: Friday, as Big Worm, Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood, as Rufus, B*A*P*S, as Tiger J, Money Talks, as Cellmate, The Players Club, as Peters, Blue Crush, as Leslie, The Fighting Temptations, as Prison Warden, Torque, as Sonny, Grand theft Auto: San Andreas, as Sweet, Idlewils, as Ace, Who’s Your Caddy?, as Big Large, Couples Retreat, as Shane, Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son, as Kurtis Kool, Zookeeper, as Bruce the Bear.

Jane Lynch

Where you know her from:

Role Models, as Sweeny

Glee, as Sue Sylvester

The 40 Year Old Virgin, as Paula

Also look for her in: The Fugitive, as Dr. Kathy Wahlund, What Planet Are You From?, as Doreen, Best in Show, as Christy Cummings, Collateral Damage, as Agent Russo, A Mighty Wind, as Laurie Bohner, Arrested Development, as Cindi Lightballoon, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as Lucy Bobby, For Your Consideration, as Cindy, Alvin and the Chipmunk, as Gail, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, as Gail the Television Reporter, Julie & Julia, as Dorothy McWililams, Paul, as Pat Sevens.

John Carroll Lynch

You want the definition of reliable — here it is. Love this man.

Where you know him from:

The Drew Carey Show, as Steve Carey

Gran Torino, as Barber Martin

Zodiac, as Arthur Leigh Allen

Also look for him in: Grumpy Old Men, as Moving Man, The Fan, as Shopkeeper, Volcano, as Stan Olber, Face/Off, as Walton, Prison Guard, Mercury Rising, as Martin Lynch, Gone in Sixty Seconds, as Impound Manager, Bubble Boy, as Mr. Livingston, The Good Girl, as Jack Field, Store Manager, Confidence, as Grant Ashby, Gothika, as Sheriff Ryan, Things We Lost in the Fire, as Howard Glassman, Love Happens, as Walter, Shutter Island, as Deputy Warden McPherson, Paul, as Moses Buggs, Crazy, Stupid, Love., as Bernie.

Anthony Mackie

Where you know him from:

The Hurt Locker, as Sergeant JT Sanborn

8 Mile, as Papa Doc

Million Dollar Baby, as Shawrelle Berry

Also look for him in: Hollywood Homicide, as Killer ‘Joker’, The Manchurian Candidate, as Robert Baker, She Hate Me, as John Henry “Jack” Armstrong, The Man, as Booty, Half Nelson, as Frank, Freedomland, as Billy Williams, We Are Marshall, as Nate Ruffian, Eagle Eye, as Major William Bowman, Notorious, as Tupac Shakur, The Adjustment Bureau, as Harry Mitchell, Real Steel, as Finn, What’s Your Number?, as Tom Piper, Man on a Ledge, as Mike Ackerman, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, as William Johnson, Gangster Squad, as Coleman Harris.

Aline MacMahon

Where you know her from:

The Search, as Mrs. Murray

Dragon Seed, as Ling Tan’s Wife

Gold Diggers of 1933, as Trixie

Also look for her in: Five Star Final, as Miss Taylor, The Life of Jimmy Dolan, as Auntie – Mrs. Moore, The Man from Laramie, as Kate Canady, Cimarron, as Mrs. Mavis Pegler,

Fred MacMurry

Where you know him from: 

The Apartment, as Mr. Sheldrake

Double Indemnity, as Walter Neff

My Three Sons, as Steve Douglas

Also look for him in: Alice Adams, as Arthur Russell, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, as Jack Hale, The Egg and I, as Bob MacDonald, The Caine Mutiny, as Lt. Tom Keefer, The Shaggy Dog, as Wilson Daniels, The AbsentMinded Professor, as Prof. Ned Brainard.

William H. Macy

Here’s a guy I’m pretty sure everybody knows, but you can’t be too sure. So we’re gonna put him on, because, he’s awesome.

Where you know him from:

Fargo, as Jerry Lundergaard

Boogie Nights, as Little Bill

Mystery Men, as The Shoveler

Also look for him in: WarGames, as NORAD officer, The Last Dragon, as J.J., Radio Days, as Radio Actor, House of Games, as Sgt. Moran, Shadows and Fog, as Cop with Spiro, Benny & Joon, as Randy Birch, Searching for Bobby Fischer, as Tunafish Father, The Client, as Dr. Greenway, Murder in the First, as D.A. William McNeil, Mr. Holland’s Opus, as Vice Principal Wolters, Down Periscope, as Cmdr. Carl Knox, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Charlie Crisco, Air Force One, as MAjor Caldwell, Wag the Dog, as CIA Agent Charles Young, Pleasantville, as George Parker, Psycho, as Milton Arbogast, A Civil ACtion, as James Gordon, Happy, Texas, as Sheriff Chappy Dent, Magnolia, as Donnie Smith, Jurassic Park III, as Paul Kirby, Welcome to Collinwood, as Riley, The Cooler, as Bernie Lootz, Seabiscuit, as Tick Tock McGlaughlin, Spartan, as Stoddard, Cellular, as Sgt. Bob Mooney, Sahara, as Adm. Jim Sandecker, Thank You for Smoking, as Senator Ortolan Finistirre, Bobby, as Paul, Inland Empire, as Announcer, Wild Hogs, as Dudley Frank, ER, as Dr. David Morgenstern, Marmaduke, as Don Twombly, The Lincoln Lawyer, as Frank Levin, Shameless, as Frank Gallagher.

Michael Madsen

Where you know him from:

Reservoir Dogs, as Mr. Blonde – Vic Vega

Kill Bill, as Budd

Also look for him in: WarGames, as Steve, The Natural, as Bump Bailey, The Doors, as tom Baker, Thelma & Louise, as Jimmy, Free Willy, as Glen Greenwood, Money for Nothing, as Detective Laurenzi, The Getaway, as Rudy Travis, Wyatt Earp, as Virgil Earp, Species, as Preston Lennox, Mulholland Falls, as eddie Hall, Donnie Brasco, as Sonny Black, Grand Theft Auto 3, as Toni Cipriani, Die Another Day, as Damian Falco, My Boss’s Daughter, as T.J., Tilt, as Don “The Matador” Everest, Sin City, as Bob (He has by favorite line in the film: “You’re pushing sixty, and you got a bum ticker.”), BloodRayne, as Vladimir, Scary Movie 4, as Oliver, Hell Ride, as The Gent.

John Mahoney

Where you know him from:

Barton Fink, as W.P. Mayhew

Say Anything…, as James Court

Frasier, as Martin Crane

Also look for him in: Tin Men, as Moe Adams, Moonstruc, as Perry, Eight Men Out, as William “Kid” Gleason, In the Line of Fire, as Sam Campagna, Striking Distance, as Lt. Vince Hardy, Reality Bites, as Grant Gubler, The Hudsucker Proxy, as Chief, The American President, as Leo Solomon, Primal Fear, as Shaughnessy, Antz, as Grebs, The Iron Giant, as General Rogard, Atlantis: The Lost Empire, as Preston B. Whitmore, Dan in Real Life, as Poppy.

Marjorie Main

Where you know her from:

Meet Me in St. Louis, as Katie – Maid

Heaven Can Wait, as Mrs. Strable

Another Thin Man, as Mrs. Dolley, Landlord Chesterfield Apartments

Also look for her in: Stella Dallas, as Mrs. Martin, Dead End, as Mrs. Martin, Test Pilot, as Landlady, Too Hot to Handle, as Miss Kitty Wayne, The Women, as Lucy, Dark Command, as Mrs. Cantrell aka Mrs. Adams, The Harvey Girls, as Sonora Cassidy, The Egg and I, as Phoebe “Ma” Kettle (as well as a bunch of “Ma and Pa Kettle” movies), Summer Stock, as Esme, The Long, Long Trailer, as Mrs. Hittaway, Friendly Persuasion, as The Widow Hudspeth.

Mako

Where you know him from:

The Sand Pebbles, as Po-han

Conan the Barbarian & Conan the Destroyer, as The Wizard/Narrator

Also look for him in: Tucker: The Man and His Dream, as Jimmy, RoboCop 3 (Didn’t know there were three of them, did ya?), as Kanemitsu, Highlander: The Final Dimension (I thought there could be only one?), as Nakano, Pearl Harbor, as Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, Bulletproof Monk, as Mr. Kojima, Samurai Jack, as Aku, Memoirs of a Geisha, as Sakamoto, TMNT, as Splinter, Avatar: The Last Airbender, as Uncle Iroh.

John Malkovich

Where you know him from:

Being John Malkovich, as John Horatio Malkovich

Rounders, as Teddy KGB

Shadow of the Vampire, as F.W. Murnau

Con Air, as Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom

Red, as Marvin Boggs

Also look for him in:Places in the Heart, as Mr. Will, The Killing Fields, as Al Rockoff, Death of a Salesman, as Biff Loman, The Glass Menagerie, as Tom Wingfield, Empire of the Sun, as Basie, Dangerous Liaisons, as Vicomte Sébatsien de Valmont, Shadows and Fog, as Clown, Of Mice and Men, as Lenny Small, In the Line of Fire, as Mitch Leary, Mulholland Falls, as General Thomas Timms, Mary Reilly, as Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, The Portrait of a Lady, as Gilbert Osmond, The Man in the Iron Mask, as Athos, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, as Charles VII, Knockaround Guys, as Teddy Deserve, Ripley’s Game, as Tom Ripley, Johnny English, as Pascal Sauvage, the Greedy Frenchman, The Libertine, as Charles II, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, as Humma Kavula, Color Me Kubrick, as Alan Conway, Art School Confidential, as Professor Sandiford, Eragon, as Galbatorix, Beowulf, as Unferth, The Great Buck Howard, as Buck Howard, Changeling, as Rev. Gustav Briegleb, Burn After Reading, as Osborne Cox, Jonah Hex, as Quentin Turnbell, Secretariat, as Lucien Laurin, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as Bruce Brazos.

Joe Mantegna

Where you know him from:

The Godfather Part III, as Joey Zasa

The Simpsons + The Simpsons Movie, as Fat Tony

¡Three Amigos!, as Harry Flugleman

Airheads, as Ian

Also look for him in: Bleacher Bums, as Decker, Compromising Positions, as Bruce Fleckstein, The Money Pit, as Art Shirk, Critical Condition, as Arthur Chambers, House of Games, as Mike, Alice, as Joe, Bugsy, as George, Searching for Bobby Fischer, as Fred Waitzkin, Baby’s Day Out, as Eddie, Albino Alligator, as A.T.F. Agent G.D. Browning, Celebrity, as Tony Gardella, Cars 2, as Grem.

Mark Margolis

Where you know him from:

Scarface, as Alberto The Shadow

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, as Mr. Shickadance

The Fountain, as Father Avila

Also look for him in:The Cotton Club, as Charlie Workman, Glory, as 10th Connecticut Soldier, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, as Francisco de Bobadilla, Absolute Power, as Red Brandsford, Pi, as Sol Robeson, The Thomas Crown Affair, as Heinrich Knutzhorn, Mickey Blue Eyes, as Gene Morgansen, Reqiuem for a Dream, as Mr. Rabinowitz, Dinner Rush, as Fitzgerald, Hannibal, as Perfume Expert, Daredevil, as Fallon, Manhunt, as The Tramp (anyone who played the game will remember this character. You have to bring him with you for one level), The Girl Next Door, as Homeless Man Hit By Car, Gone Baby Gone, as Leon Trett, The Wrestler, as Lenny, Black Swan, as Mr. Fithian.

Hugh Marlowe

Where you know him from:

The Day the Earth Stood Still, as Tom Stevens

All About Eve, as Lloyd Richards

Twelve O’Clock High, as Lt. Col. Ben Gately

Also look for him in: Mrs. Parkington, as John Marbey, Meet Me in St. Louis, as Colonel Darly, Come to the Stable, as Robert Masen, Night and the City, as Adam Dunn, Monkey Business, as Hank Entwhistle, Earth vs. the Flying Saucers, as Dr. Russell A. Marvin, Birdman of Alcatraz, as Albert Comstock, 13 Frightened Girls!, as John Hull, Seven Days in May, as Harold McPherson.

Kenneth Mars

Where you know him from:

The Producers, as Franz Liebkind

Young Frankenstein, as Inspector Kemp

The Little Mermaid, as King Triton

Also look for him in: Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as Marshal, What’s Up, Doc?, as Hugh Simon, The Parallax View, as Former FBI Agent Will, Night Moves, as Nick, Fletch, as Stanton Boyd, Radio Days, as Rabbi Baumel, Shadows and Fog, as Magician, Citizen Ruth, as Dr. Charlie Rollins.

Eddie Marsan

Where you know him from: 

Sherlock Holmes, as Inspector Lestrade

The Illusionist, as Josef Fischer

Hancock, as Red

Also look for him in: Gangs of New York, as Killoran, 21 Grams, as Reverend John, Vera Drake, as Reg, The New World, as Eddie, V for Vendetta, as Etheridge, Mission: Impossible III, as Brownway, Miami Vice, as Nicholas, Happy-Go-Lucky, as Scott, Me and Orson Welles, as John Houseman, London Boulevard, as DI Bailey.

Brian Markinson

Where you know him from:

Charlie Wilson’s War, as Paul Brown

Small Time Crooks, as Cop

Sweet and Lowdown, as Bill Shields

Also look for him in: The George Carlin Show, “George Sees an Airplane,” as Harvey, Wolf, as Detective Wade, Apollo 13, as Pad Rat, Volcano, as O.E.M. Staffer #1, Primary Colors, as Randy Culligan, City of Angels, as Tom, Surgical Fellow, Enemy of the State, as Attorney Brian Blake, What Planet Are You From?, as Co-Pilot, The Curse of the Jade Scorpion, as Al, Liberty Stands Still, as Rex Perry, RV, as Garry Moiphine, Shooter, as Attorney General Russert.

Garry Marshall

Where you know him from:

A League of Their Own, as Walter Harvey

Hocus Pocus, as The Master

Also look for him in: Goldfinger, as Hoodlum, Grand Theft Auto, as Underworld Boss, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, as Police Detective, Beaches, as Audition Director, Pretty Woman, as Bum Tour Guide, Soapdish, as Edmund Edwards, Never Been Kissed, as Rigfort, Runaway Bride, as First Baseman in Softball, Tomcats, as Uncle Murray, The Majestic, as Studio Executive, Orange County, as Arthur Gantner, Chicken Little, as Buck Cluck, Keeping Up with the Steins, as Irwin Fiedler, Race to Witch Mountain, as Dr. Donald Harlan, Valentine’s Day, as Musician.

Strother Martin

Where you know him from: 

Cool Hand Luke, as Captain (He speaks one of the most famous lines in cinema. Something about communicating or what not.)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, as Percy Garris (“That’s what happens when you spend ten years alone in Bolivia. You get colorful.”)

Slap Shot, as Joe McGrath

Also look for him in: The Asphalt Jungle, as William Doldy, Kiss Me Deadly, as Harvey Wallace, Attack, as Sgt. Ingersol, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as Floyd, Shenandoah, as Train Engineer, The Sons of Katie Elder, as Jeb Ross, The Wild Bunch, as Coffer, Rooster Cogburn, as McCoy, The Champ, as Riley, The Villain, as Parody Jones.

Margo Martindale

 Where you know her from:

Million Dollar Baby, as Earline Fitzgerald (this is where I first took notice of her. I was like, “Holy shit, this woman is amazing.” Because she really nailed that character)

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, as Ma Cox

And, most recently…

Justified, as Mags Bennett

Now check out all the major films she’s had parts in that you probably didn’t notice:

Also look for her in: Days of Thunder, as Donna, The Rocketeer, as Millie, Lorenzo’s Oil, as Wendy Gimble, The Firm, as Nina Huff, Nobody’s Fool, as Birdy, Dead Man Walking, as Sister Colleen, Marvin’s Room, as Dr. Charlotte, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Clara Mayfield, Critical Care, as Connie Porter, 28 Days, as Betty, The Hours, as Mrs. Latch, Rocket Science, as Coach Lumbly, The Savages, as Roz, The Riches, as Nina Burns, Orphan, as Dr. Browning, Secretariat, as Miss Ham.

Raymond Massey

Where you know him from:

Arsenic and Old Lace, as Jonathan Brewster

East of Eden, as Adam Trask

A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven), as Abraham Farlan

Abe Lincoln in Illinois, as Abe Lincoln

Also look for him in: Fire Over England, as King Philip II of Spain, The Prisoner of Zenda, as Black Michael, The Hurricane, as DeLaage, Santa Fe Trail, as John Brown, 49th Parallel, as Andy Brock, The Woman in the Window, as Dist. Atty. Frank Lalor, Possessed, as Dean Graham, Mourning Becomes Electra, as Brig. Gen. Ezra Mannon, The Fountainhead, as Gail Wynand, Come Fill the Cup, as John Ives, The Great Impostor, as Abbott Donner, How the West Was Won, as Abraham Lincoln, Mackenna’s Gold, as The Preacher.

Victor Mature

Where you know him from:

My Darling Clementine, as Dr. John Holliday

Kiss of Death, as Nick Bianco

The Robe, as Demetrius(+ Demetrius and the Gladiators)

Also look for him in: One Million B.C., as Tumak, My Gal Sal, as Paul Dresser, Samson and Delilah, as Samson, Million Dollar Mermaid, as James Sullivan.

Mike Mazurki

Where you know him from:

Night and the City, as The Strangler

Dark City, as Sidney Winant

Murder, My Sweet, as Moose Malloy

Some Like It Hot, as Spats’ Henchman

Also look for him in: Black Fury, as Security Force Applicant, The Shanghai Gesture, as The Coolie, Gentleman Jim, as Jake Kilrain, The Canterville Ghost, as Metropolus, The Thin Man Goes Home, as First Man Outside Barbershop, Dick Tracy, ‘as Splitface’, Sinbad the Sailor, as Yusuf, Nightmare Alley, as Bruno, I Walk Alone, as Dan, The Noose Hangs High, as Chuck, Rope of Sand, as Pierson (guard), Samson and Delilah, as Leader of Philistine Soldiers, The Egyptian, as Foreman, House of Death, Blood Alley, as Big Han, Kismet, as Chief Policeman, Around the World in 80 Days, as Drunk in Hong Kong Dive, Alias Jesse James, as Tough in Dirty Dog Saloon, Pocketful of Miracles, as Big Mike, Zotz!, as Igor, Donovan’s Reef, as Sgt. Monk Menkowicz, It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World, as Miner, Cheyenne Autumn, as Sr. First Sergeant, Requiem for a Gunfighter, as Ivy Bliss.

Chi McBride

Where you know him from:

Gone in 60 Seconds, as Donny Astricky

I, Robot, as Lt. John Bergin

House, M.D., as Edward Vogler

Also look for him in: The Distinguished Gentleman, as Homer, What’s Love Got to Do with It, as Fross, Mercury Rising, as Tommy B. Jordan, The Kid, as Kenny, Narc, as Captain Cheevers, Undercover Brother, as The Chief, Cradle 2 the Grave, as Jump Chambers, Boston Public, as Steven Harper, The Terminal, as Mulroy, Waiting…, as Bishop, Annapolis, as McNally, The Brothers Solomon, as James, Pushing Daisies, as Emerson Cod.

Danny McBride

Where you know him from:

Tropic Thunder, as Cody – Vietnam Crew

Pineapple Express, as Red

Eastbound & Down, as Kenny Powers

Also look for him in: All the Real Girls, as Bust-Ass, The Foot First Way, as Fred Simmons, Hot Rod, as Rico, Superbad, as Buddy at Party, The Heartbreak Kid, as Martin, Fanboys, as Director of Security, Drillbit Taylor, as Don, Observe and Report, as Caucasian Crackhead, Land of the Lost, as Will Stanton, Up in the Air, as Jim Miller, Due Date, as Lonnie, Your Highness, as Thadeous, Kung Fu Panda 2, as Wolf Boss, 30 Minutes or Less, as Dwayne.

Simon McBurney

Where you know him from:

The Golden Compass, as Dra Pavel

The Duchess, as Charles Fox

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, as Oliver Lacon

Also look for him in: Kafka, as Assistant Oscar, Tom & Viv, as Dr. Reginald Miller, The Manchurian Candidate, as Atticus Noyle, Friends with Money, as Aaron, The Last King of Scotland, as Stone, Body of Lies, as Garland, Robin Hood, as Father Tancred, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, as Kreacher, Jane Eyre, as Mr. Brocklehurst.

Holt McCallany

Where you know him from:

Fight Club, as The Mechanic

Three Kings, as Captain Van Meter

Men of Honor, as MM1 Dylan Rourke

Also look for him in: Creepshow 2, as Sam Whitemoon, Casualties of War, as Lr. Kramer, Alien³, as Junior, Jade, as Bill Barrett, The Peacemaker, as Mark Appleton, Below, as Loomis, Against the Ropes, as Doug Doherty, Alpha Dog, as Detective Tom Finnegan, Rise: Blood Hunter, as Rourke, Vantage Point, as Ron Matthews, A Perfect Getaway, as Police Lieutenant, The Losers, as Wade, Bullet to the Head, as Hank Greely, Gangster Squad, as Karl Lennox.

Mercedes McCambridge

Where you know her from:

All the King’s Men, as Sadie Burke

Johnny Guitar, as Emma Small

Giant, as Luz Benedict

The Exorcist, as the voice of the Demon

Also look for her in: A Farewell to Arms (1957), as Miss Van Campen, Touch of Evil, as Gang Leader, Suddenly, Last Summer, as Grace Holly, Cimarron (1961), as Sarah Wyatt.

Kevin McCarthy

Where you know him from:

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956 & 1978), as Dr. Miles J. Bennell

Death of a Salesman, as Biff Loman

A Big Hand for the Little Lady, as Otto Habershaw

Also look for him in: The Misfits, as Raymond Taber, The Best Man, as Dick Jensen, Mirage, as Josephson, Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson, as The Publicist, Piranha, as Dr. Robert Hoak, The Howling, as Fred Francis, Twilight Zone: The Movie, as Uncle Walt (Segment #3), Innerspace, as Victor Eugene Scrimshaw, UHF, as R.J. Fletcher, The Distinguished Gentleman, as Terry Corrigan, Just Cause, as Phi Prentiss, Looney Tunes: Back in Action, as Dr. Bennell, Slipstream, as Father McCarthy.

Edie McClurg

Where you know her from:

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, as Grace

Back to School, as Marge Sweetwater

Natural Born Killers, as Mallory’s Mom (the fact that this is the third film on this list proves she deserves to be here)

Also look for her in: Carrie, as Helen Shyres, The Secret of NIMH, as Miss Right, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, as Car Rental Agent, She’s Having a Baby, as Lynn, The Little Mermaid, as Carlotta the maid, A River Runs Through It, as Mrs. Burns, Airborne, as Aunt Irene, Flubber, as Martha George, A Bug’s Life, as Dr. Flora, Cars & Cars 2, as Minny.

Helen McCrory

Where you know her from:

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as Narcissa Malfoy

Hugo, as Mama Jeanne

Also look for her in: Interview with the Vampire, as 2nd Whote, The Count of Monte Cristo, as Valentina Villefort, Enduring Love, as Mrs. Logan, Casanova, as Casanova’s Mother, The Queen, as Cherie Blair, Becoming Jane, as Mrs. Radcliffe, Fantastic Mrs. Fox, as Mrs. Bean, Skyfall, as Clair Dowar.

Hattie McDaniel

Where you know her from:

Gone With the Wind, as Mammy

Since You Went Away, as Fidelia

Song of the South, as Aunt Tempy

Also look for her in: Alice Adams, as Malena Burns, Maid Serving Dinner, Show Boat, as Queenie, Valiant is the Word for Carrie, as Ellen Belle, Libeled Lady, as Maid in Grand Plaza Hall, Stella Dallas, as Edna, Maid #2, The Great Lie, as Violet, They Died With Their Boots On, as Callie.

This is mostly because she’s very memorable, and to point out just how racist Hollywood was in the 30s and 40s. It was really, really bad. It’s a testament to her that she was so memorable despite the role she had to take.

Christopher McDonald

Where you know him from:

Happy Gilmore, as Shooter McGavin

Requiem for a Dream, as Tappy Tibbons

Thelma & Louise, as Darryl

Also look for him in: Grease 2, as Goose McKenzie, Breakin’, as James, Grumpy Old Men, as Mike, Quiz Show, as Jack Barry, House Arrest, as Donald Krupp, Dirty Work, as Travis Cole, The Faculty, as Mr. Connor, The Iron Giant, as Kent Mansley, The Perfect Storm, as Todd Gross, The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Macadam Salesman, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, as President of the USA, Broken Flowers, as Ron, Fanboys, as Big Chuck, Mad Money, as Bryce Arbogast, Superhero Movie, as Lou Landers.

Neal McDonough

Where you know him from:

Band of Brothers, as Buck Compton

Angels in the Outfield, as Whitt Bass (the pitcher that isn’t Tony Danza) (or is that just me?)

And, I guess, most recently…

Captain America: The First Avenger, as Dum Dum Dugan

Also look for him in: Star Trek: First Contact, as Lt. Hawk, Minority Report, as Fletcher, Walking Tall, as Jay Hamilton, The Guardian, as Jack Skinner, Flags of our Fathers, as Captain Severance, The Hitcher, as Lt. Esteridge, 88 Minutes, as Jon Forster, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, as Bison, Desperate Housewives, as Dave Williams.

Frances McDormand

Where you know her from:

Fargo, as Marge Gunderson

Almost Famous, as Elaine Miller

Burn After Reading, as Linda Litzke

Raising Arizona, as Dot

Also look for her in: Blood Simple, as Abby, Mississippi Burning, as Mrs. Pell, Chattahoochee, as Mae Foley, Miller’s Crossing, as Mayor’s Secretary, Barton Fink, as Stage Actress, Short Cuts, as Betty Weathers, Primal Fear, as Molly, Lone Star, as Bunny, Wonder Boys, as Dea Sara Gaskell, The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Doris Crane, Laurel Canyon, as Jane, City by the Sea, as Michelle, Something’s Gotta Give, as Zoe, North Country, as Glory, Æon Flux, as Handler, Friends with Money, as Jane, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, as Miss Pettigrew, This Must Be the Place, as Jane, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as Mearing.

Roddy McDowall

Where you know him from:

Planet of the Apes & Escape from the Planet of the Apes as Cornelius

Conquest of the Planet of the Apes & Beneath of the Planet of the Apes, as Cesar

How Green Was My Valley, as Huw Morgan

Fright Night (1985), as Peter Vincent

Also look for him in: The Pied Piper, as Ronnie Cavanaugh, Lassie Come Home, as Joe Carraclough, The Keys of the Kingdom, as Francis Chisholm, Macbeth, as Malcolm, The Longest Day, as Pvt. Morris, Cleopatra, as Octavian, Shock Treatment, as Martin Ashley, The Greatest Story Ever Told, as Matthew, Inside Daisy Clover, as Walter Baines, , Bedknobs and Broomsticks, as Mr. Jelk, The Poseidon Adventure, as Acres, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, as Frank Gass, Dirty Mary Crazy Larry, as George Stanton, Funny Lady, as Bobby Moore, A Bug’s Life, as Mr. Soil.

Malcolm McDowell

Where you know him from:

A Clockwork Orange, as Alex

Entourage, as Terrance McQuewick

Also look for him in: If…, as Mick Tracis, O Lucky Man!, as Michael Arnold Travis, Aces High, as Maj. John Gresham, Voyage of the Damned, as Max Gunter, Caligula, as Caligula, Time After Time, as H.G. Wells, Cat People, as Paul Gallier, Cross Creek, as Max Perkins, Tank Girl, as Kesslee, Mr. Magoo, as Austin Cloquet, Just Visiting, as Wizard, I Spy, as Gundars, I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead, as Boad, The Company, as Alberto Antnelli, Hidalgo, as Major Davenport, In Good Company, as Teddy K, Globecom CEO, Halloween & Halloween II, as Dr. Loomis, Heroes, as Daniel Linderman, Bolt, as Dr. Calico, The Book of Eli, as Lombardi, Barry Munday, as Mr. Fairley, Easy A, as Principal Gibbons.

Darren McGavin

Where you know him from:

A Christmas Story, as The Old Man

Also look for him in: The Man with the Golden Arm, as Louie, Airport ’77, as Stan Buchek, The Natural, as Gus Sands, Raw Deal, as Harry Shannon, Billy Madison, as Brian Madison.

Jack McGee

Where you know him from:

The Fighter, as George Ward

Rescue Me, as Chief Jerry Reilly

Crash, as Gun Store Owner

Also look for him in: Scrooged, as Carpenter, Lethal Weapon 2, as Carpenter, Born on the Fourth of July, as Democratic Delegate – Convention, The Doors, as Miami Cop, Backdraft, as Schmidt, Cool as Ice, as Clarke, Basic Instint, as Sheriff, The Paper, as Wilder, Miracle on 34th Street, as Tony Falacchi, Jury Duty, as Murphy, Showgirls, as Jack, Stagehand, Chairman of the Board, as Harlan Granger, Coyote Ugly, as Pitcher, Thirteen Days, as Richard J. Daley, The Man Who Wasn’t There, as P.I. Burns, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, as Detective Finchley, 21, as Terry, The International, as Detective Bernie Ward, Tron: Legacy, as Police Photographer, Drive Angry, as Fat Lou, Moneyball, as Jon Poloni.

Bruce McGill

Where you know him from:

Animal House, as D-Day (Daniel Simpson Day)

My Cousin Vinny, as Sheriff Farley

Collateral, as Pedrosa

Also look for him in: Silkwood, as Mace Hurley, Cliffhanger, as Treasury Agent, A Perfect World, as Paul Saunders, Black Sheep, as Neuschwander, as Courage Under Fire, as McQuillan, The Insider, as Ron Motley, The Legend of Bagger Vance, as Walter Hagen, Exit Wounds, as Frank Daniels, Shallow Hal, as Reverend Larson, Ali, as Bradley, The Sun of All Fears, as National Security Advisor Revell, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde, as Stanford Marks, Matchstick Men, as Chuck Frechette, Runaway Jury, as Judge Harkin, Cinderella Man, as Jimmy Johnston, Elizabethtown, as Bill Banyon, The Lookout, as Robert Pratt, Vantage Point, as Phil McCullough, W., as George Tenet, Fair Game, as Jim Pavitt.

John C. McGinley

Where you know him from:

Office Space, as Bob Slydell

The Rock, as Marine Captain Henrdix

Platoon, as Sgt. O’Neill

Scrubs, as Dr. Perry Cox

Also look for him in: Wall Street, as Marvin, Talk Radio, as Stu, Born on the Fourth of July, as Official #1, Highlander II, as David Blake, Point Break, as Ben Harp, Se7en, as California, Nixon, as Earl in Training Film, Set It Off, as Detective Strode, Any Given Sunday, as Jack Rose, Get Carter, as Con McCarty, The Animal, as Sgt. Sisk, Stealing Harvard, as Detective Charles, Identity, as George York, Wild Hogs, as Highway Patrolman, Are We Done Yet?, as Chuck Mitchell Jr.

Frank McHugh

Where you know him from:

I Love You Again, as ‘Doc’ Ryan

Going My Way, as Father Timothy O’Dowd

Dodge City, as Joe Clemens

Also look for him in: The Dawn Patrol, as Flaherty, The Front Page, as “Mac” McCue,

Mystery of the Wax Museum, as Jim, Footlight Parade, as Francis, dance director, Here Comes the Navy, as Droopy Mullins, Gold Diggers of 1935, as Humbolt Prentiss, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Quince, the Carpenter, Four Daughters, as Ben Crowley, The Roaring Twenties, as Danny Green, Virginia City, as Mr. Upjohn, City for Conquest, as ‘Mutt’, All Through the Night, as Barney, A Medal for Benny, as Edgar Lovekin, State Fair, as McGee, The Hoodlum Saint, as Three Finger, Mighty Joe Young, as Windy, The Last Hurrah, as Festus Garvey, Career, as Charlie Gallagher.

Michael McKean

Where you know him from:

This Is Spinal Tap, as David St. Hubbins

Clue, as Mr. Green

Best in Show, as Stefan Vanderhoof

A Mighty Wind, as Jerry Palter

Laverne and Shirley, as Lenny

Also look for him in: 1941, as Willy, Used Cars, as Eddie Winslow, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, as State Trooper, Short Circuit 2, as Fred Ritter, Earth Girls are Easy,a s Woody, Coneheads, as Gorman Seedling, INS Deputy Commissioner, Airheads, as Milo Jackson, Radioland Murders, as Rick Rochester, The Brady Bunch Movie, as Mr. Larry Dittmeyer, Jack, as Paulie, Small Soldiers, as Insaniac/Freakenstein, Teaching Mrs. Tingle, as Principal Potter, Mystery, Alaska, as Mr. Walsh, , Little Nicky, as Chief of Police, Auto Focus, as Video Executive, The Producers, as Prison Trustee, For Your Consideration, as Lane Iverson, Whatever Works, as Boris’s Friend, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Matt Tessler.

Ian McKellen

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring & Two Towers & The Return of the King & The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey & There and Back Again, as Gandalf

X-Men & X2: X-Men United & X-Men: The Last Stand, as Magneto / Eric Lensherr

Gods and Monsters, as James Whale

The Da Vinci Code, as Sir Leigh Teabing

Also look for him in: The Keep, as Dr. Theodore Cuza, Plenty, as Sir Andrew Charleson, Scandal, as John Profumo, Last Action Hero, as Death, The Ballad of Little Jo, as Percy Corcoran, Six Degrees of Separation, as Geoffrey Miller, I’ll Do Anything, as John Earl McAlpine, The Shadow, as Dr. Reinhardt Lane, Richard III, as Richard III, Restoration, as Will Gates, Apt Pupil, as Kurt Dussander, Flushed Away, as The Toad, Stardust, as Narrator, The Golden Compass, as Iorek Byrnison, The Prisoner, as 2.

Ray McKinnon

Where you know him from:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as Vernon T. Waldrip

The Blind Side, as Coach Cotton

Also look for him in: Bugsy, as David Hinton, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, as Detective Frank, A Perfect World, as Bradley, Apollo 13, as Jerry Bistick – FIDO White, The Net, as Dale Hessman, The Missing, as Russell J. Wittick, Deadwood, as Reverend H.W. Smith, That Evening Sun, as Lonzo Choat, Take Shelter, as Kyle, Hick, as Lloyd, Dolphin Tale, as Mr. Doyle, Footloose, as Wes Warnicker, Sons of Anarchy, as Lincoln ‘Linc’ Potter.

Butterfly McQueen

Where you know her from:

Gone With the Wind, as Prissy (She don’t know nothin’ bout birthin’ babies.)

Also look for her in: Mildred Pierce, as Lottie, Duel in the Sun, as Vashti, The Mosquito Coast, as Ma Kennywick.

Her voice is what puts her on this list. You remember her when you see her.

Frank McRae

Where you know him from:

48 Hrs. & Another 48 Hrs., as Haden

Last Action Hero, as Lieutenant Dekker

National Lampoon’s Vacation, as Grover

*batteries not included, as Hary Noble,

Licence to Kill, as Sharkey

Also look for him in: Shaft in Africa, as Osiat, Dillinger, as Reed Youngblood, Bank Shot, as Hermann X, Hard Times, as Hammerman, Walking Tall Part II, as Steamer Riley, F.I.S.T., as Lincoln Dombrowsky, The End, as Male Nurse, Norma Rae, as James Brown, Rocky II, as Meat Foreman, 1941, as Pvt. Ogden Johnson Jones, Used Cars, as Jim, the Mechanic, Red Dawn, as Mr. Teasdale, The Wizard, as Spankey, Loaded Weapon 1, as Captain Doyle, Lightning Jack, as Mr. Doyle.

Ian McShane

Where you know him from:

Deadwood, as Al Swearengen

Pirates of the Caibbean: On Stranger Tides, as Blackbeard

Sexy Beast, as Teddy Bass

Also look for him in: Agent Cody Banks, as Brinkman, Scoop, as Joe Strombel, We Are Marshall, as Paul Griffen, Shrek the Third, as Captain Hook, Hot Rod, as Frank Powell, The Golden Compass, as Ragnar Sturlusson, Kung Fu Panda, as Tai Lung, Death Race, as Coach, Coraline, as Mr. Sergei Alexander Bobinsky, 44 Inch Chest, as Meredith.

Colm Meaney

Where you know him from:

Con Air, as Duncan Malloy

Get Him to the Greek, as Jonathan Snow

The Last of the Mohicans, as Maj. Ambrose

Star Trek: The Next Generation & Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, as Chief Miles O’Brien

Also look for him in: The Dead, as Mr. Bergin, Dick Tracy, as Cop at Tess’, Die Hard 2, as Pilot, The Commitments, as Jimmy Rabbitte, Sr., Far and Away, as Kelly, Under Siege, as Doumer, The Road to Welville,as Dr. Lionel Badger, The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain, as Morgan the Goat, Mystery, Alaska, as Mayor Scott Pitcher, Intermission, as Jerry Lynch, Layer Cake, as Gene, The Damned United, as Don Revie, Law Abiding Citizen, as Detective Dunnigan, The Conspirator, as David Hunter, Bel Ami, as Rousset, The Cold Light of Day, as Bandler.

Donald Meek

Where you know him from:

Stagecoach, as Samuel Peacock

You Can’t Take It With You, as Poppins

Also look for him in: The Informer, as Peter Mulligan, Captain Blood, as Dr. Whacker (oh I’m stealing that name for a script), Double Wedding, as Judge Blynn, Jesse James & The Return of Frank James, as McCoy, Young Mr. Lincoln, as Prosecutor John Felder, Tortilla Flat, as Paul D. Cummings, The Thin Man Goes Home, as Willie Crump.

Adolph Menjou

Where you know him from:

Paths of Glory, as Gen. Broulard

A Star is Born, as Oliver Niles

The Front Page, as Walter Burns

A Farewell to Arms(1932), Maj. Rinaldi

Also look for him in: Morning Glory, as Louis Easton, Little Miss Marker, as Sorrowful Jones, Gold Diggers of 1935, as Nicoleff, One Hundred Men and a Girl, as John Cardwell, Stage Door, as Anthony Powell, Roxie Hart, as Billy Flynn, Pollyanna, as Mr. Pendergast.

Burgess Meredith

Where you know him from:

Rocky, Rocky II & Rocky III, as Mickey

Batman (1966), as The Penguin

Grumpy Old Men & Grumpier Old Men, as Grandpa Gustafson

Also look for him in: Of Mice and Men (1939) as George, Story of G.I. Joe, as Ernie Pyle, Advise and Consent, as Herbert Gelman, The Cardinal, as Father Ned Halley, In Harm’s Way, as Cmdr. Egan Powell, Mackenna’s Gold, as The Storekeeper, The Reivers, as Lucius/Narrator, There Was a Crooked Man, as The Missouri Kid, The Day of the Locust, as Harry Greener, Foul Play, as Mr. Hennessey, Magic, as Ben Greene, Clash of the Titans, as Ammon.

Laurie Metcalf

Where you know her from:

Toy Story & Toy Story 2& Toy Story 3, as Andy’s Mom

Roseanne, as Jackie Harris

JFK, as Susie Cox

Also look for her in: Desperately Seeking Susan, as Leslie Glass, Uncle Buck, as Marcie Dahlgren-Frost, Internal Affairs, as Amy Wallace, Leaving Las Vegas, as Landlady, U Turn, as Bus Station Clerk, Scream 2, as Debbie Salt, Bulworth, as Mimi, Norm, as Laurie Freeman, Treasure Planet, as Sarah Hawkins, Fun with Dick and Jane, as Jane’s Boss Phyllis, Beer League, as Artie’s Mom, Meet the Robinsons, as Lucille Krunklehorn, Georgia Rule, as Paula, Stop-Loss, as Mrs. Colson, The Big Bang Theory, as Mary Cooper.

Joel McKinnon Miller

Where you know him from:

Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Dr. Wiggins (Shaq’s doctor, who cheats at Scattegories)

Big Love, as Don Embry

Also look for him in: The Family Man, as tommy, Rush Hour 2, as Tex, Men in Black II, as Agent, Friday After Next, as Officer Hole, After the Sunset, as Wendell, Super 8, as Mr. Kaznyk.

Larry Miller

Where you know him from:

His stand-up comedy

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, as Dabney Shaw

Necessary Roughness, as Dean Phillip Elias

10 Things I Hate About You, as Walter Stratford

Best in Show, as Max Berman

Also look for him in: Pretty Woman, as Mr. Hollister, L.A. Story, as Tom, Radioland Murders, as Herman Katzenback, Seinfeld, as The Doorman, The Nutty Professor & The Nutty Professor 2: The Klumps, as Dean Richmond, Chairman of the Board, Bradford McMillan, Runaway Bride, as N.Y.C. Bartender Kevin, What’s the Worst That Could Happen?, as Earl Radburn, A Mighty Wind, as Wally Fenton, The Princess Diaries (and the seuquel, Royal Engagement, as Paolo), Keeping Up with the Steins, as Arnie Stein, For Your Consideration, as Syd Finkleman, Bee Movie, as Buzzwell, Get Smart, as CIA Agent, Valentine’s Day, as Oversized Baggage Agent, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as Eddie Kravitz.

Thomas Mitchell

Where you know him from:

Stagecoach, as Doc Boone

Gone With the Wind, as Gerald O’Hara

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Diz Moore

It’s a Wonderful Life, as Uncle Bill Bailey

Also look for him in: Theodora Goes Wild, as Jed Waterbury, Lost Horizon, as Barnard, Make Way for Tomorrow, as George Cooper, The Hurricane, as Dr. Kersaint, Only Angels Have Wings, as Kid Dabb, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1940) as Clopin, Our Town, as Dr. Gibbs, The Long Voyage Home, as Driscoll, The Outlaw, as Pat Garrett, The Keys of the Kingdom, as Willie Tulloch, High Noon, as Mayor Jonas Henderson, Pocketful of Miracles, as Judge Henry G. Blake.

Jay Mohr

Where you know him from:

Jerry Maguire, as Bob Sugar

Suicide Kings, as Brett Cambell

Also look for him in: Picture Perfect, as Nick, Small Soldiers, as Larry Benson, Jane Austen’s Mafia!, as Tony Cortino, Go, as Zack, Pay it Forward, as Chris Chandler, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Tony Francis, S1m0ne, as Hal Sinclair, Are We There Yet?, as Marty, Even Money, as Augie, The Groomsmen, as Cousin Mike, Street Kings, as Mike Clady, Ghost Whisperer, as Professor Rick Payne, Hereafter, as Billy.

Gretchen Mol

Where you know her from:

Rounders, as Jo

The Notorious Bettie Page, as Bettie Page

The Thirteenth Floor, as Jane Fuller/Natasha Molinaro

Boardwalk Empire, as Gillian Darmody

Also look for her in: The Funeral, as Helen, Donnie Brasco, as Sonny’s Girlfriend, Music from Another Room, as Anna, New Rose Hotel, as Hiroshi’s Wife, Celebrity, as Becky, Cradle Will Rock, as Marion Davies, Sweet and Lowdown, as Ellie, Just Looking, as Hedy Coletti, The Shape of Things, as Jenny, Puccini for Beginners, as Grace, The Ten, as Gloria Jennings, 3:10 to Yuma, as Alice Evans, An American Affair, as Catherine Caswell.

Alfred Molina

Where you know him from:

Boogie Nights, as Rahad Jackson

Spider-Man, as Dr. Otto Octavius/Doc Ock

The Da Vinci Code, as Bishop Aringarosa

Also look for him in: Raiders of the Lost Ark, as Satipo, Enchanted April, as Mellersh Wilkins, Dead Man, as Trading Post Missionary, Species, as Dr. Stephen Arden, Dudley Do-Right, as Snidely Whiplash, Magnolia, as Solomon Solomon, Chocolat, as Comt de Reynaud, Frida, as Diego Rivera, Identity, as Dr. Malick, The Hoax, as Dick Suskind, An Education, as Jack Mellor, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, as Sheik Amar, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, as Maxim Horvath, The Tempest, as Stephano.

Victor Moore

Where you know him from:

Swing Time, as Pop Cardetti

Make Way for Tomorrow, as Barkley Cooper

We’re Not Married!, as Justice of the Peace Melvin Bush

Also look for him in: Gold Diggers of 1937, as J.J. Hobart, Louisiana Purchase, as Sen. Oliver P. Loganberry, Star Spangled Rhythm, as William “Bronco Billy” Webster, Ziegfeld Follies, as Lawyer’s Client in “Pay the Two Dollars,” On Our Merry Way, as Ashton Carrington, The Seven Year Itch, as Plumber.

Agnes Moorehead

She’s legit one of my favorite actors or actresses of all time. Not character actor, just actor in general.

Where you know her from:

Most people would know her as Endora on “Bewitched.” But she’s done so much more than that on film. She’s one of those actresses who could play just about any race or ethnicity and pull it off convincingly.

Citizen Kane, as Mary Kane, Charles’s mother. (Remember her sitting there at the table, stone-faced, as she gives her son away to Mr. Thatcher?)

The Magnificent Ambersons, as Aunt Fanny.

Dragon Seed, as Third Cousin’s Wife. (Convincingly playing Asian. Better than Katharine Hepburn did, anyway.)

The Seventh Cross, as Madame Marelli. (Italian owner of a dress shop. The same year as Dragon Seed.)

Mrs. Parkington, as Baroness Aspasia Conti. (French baroness. Same year as those other two. Awesome, right?)

Dark Passage, as Madge. (This is the film that’s shot almost entirely from Bogart’s POV. Also, spoiler alert, she plays the woman who did it.)

Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte, as Velma. (She’s Bette Davis’s caretaker.)

Also look for her in: Johnny Belinda, as Aunt Aggie. All That Heaven Allows and Magnificent Obsession, as one of the society friends of Jane Wyman. Jane Eyre (1943, the Orson Welles version), as Mrs. Reed, Jane’s caretaker.

Just watching her in these performances, you see just how versatile an actress she was, and how (rightfully so) she didn’t like being marginalized by Bewitched. She also, and this is some nice trivia, was one of the few actresses who had it in her contract that she had total rights to do whatever form of radio play that she wished (she was so good at them and respected for doing them, studios allowed her to do whatever she wanted), which was practically unheard of at the time.

Frank Morgan

Where you know him from:

The Wizard of Oz, as The Wizard of Oz/Professor Marvel/The Gatekeeper/The Carriage Driver/The Guard

You don’t know him from anywhere else. You know him from there and then saw him in all these other things:

Also look for him in: The Affairs of Cellini, as Alessandro, Duke of Florence (he’s awesome in this), Naughty Marietta, as Gov. Gaspar d’Annard, The Great Ziegfeld, as Billings, The Shop Around the Corner, as Hugo Matuschek, Broadway Melody of 1940, as Bob Casey, Tortilla Flat, as The Pirate, The Human Comedy, as Willy Grogan.

Harry Morgan

Where you know him from:

M*A*S*H, as Colonel Sherman T. Potter

The Ox-Bow Incident, as Art Croft

High Noon, as Sam Fuller

Inherit the Wind, as Judge Mel Coffey

The Glenn Miller Story, as Chummy MacGregor

Also look for him in: The Loves of Edgar Allan Poe, as Ebeneezer Burling, Wing and a Prayer, as Ens. Malcolm Brainard, State Fair, as Barker, Dragonwyck, as Klaas Bleecker, The Big Clock, as Bill Womack, Yellow Sky, as Half Pint, The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend, as Hoodlum, Holiday Affair, as Police Lieutenant, Dark City, as Soldier, The Blue Veil, as Charles Hall, Boots Malone, as Quarter Horse Henry, Bend of the River, as Shorty, What Price Glory, as Sgt. Moran, Big Jim McLain, as Narrator, Torch Song, as Joe Denner, The Far Country, as Ketchum, Strategic Air Command, as Sgt. Bible (flight engineer), Not as a Stranger, as Oley, The Teahouse of the August Moon, as Sgt. Gregovich, Cimarron, as Jessie Rickey (printer), How the West Was Won, as Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, as Major Pott, Support Your Local Sheriff!, as Olly Perkins, Support Your Local Gunfighter, as Taylor, The Apple Dumpling Gang, as Homer McCoy, The Shootist, as Marshall Thibido, Dragnet (& Dragnet 1967), as Captain Bill Gannon.

Cathy Moriarty

Where you know her from:

Raging Bull, as Vickie La Motta

Analyze That, as Patti LoPresti

Casper, as Carrigan Crittenden

Also look for her in: Neighbors, as Ramona, Kindergarten Cop, as Sylvester’s Mother, Soapdish, as Montana Moorehead/Nurse Nan, The Mambo Kings, as Lanna Lake, The Gun in Betty Lou’s Handbag, as Reba Bush, Another Stakeout, as Lu Delano, Forget Paris, as Lois, Cop Land, as Rose Donlan, Crazy in Alabama, as Earlene Bullis, The Bounty Hunter, as Irene.

David Morse

Where you know him from:

The Rock, as Major John Baxter

The Green Mile, as Brutus Howell

House, M.D., as Michael Tritter

Disturbia, as Mr. Turner

John Adams, as George Washington

Also look for him in: Inside Moves, as Jerry Maxwell, The Indian Runner, as Joe Roberts, The Crossing Guard, as John Booth, Twelve Monkeys, as Dr. Peters, The Long Kiss Goodnight, as Luke/Daedalus, Contact, as Ted Arroway, The Negotiator, as Adam Beck, Dancer in the Dark, as Bill Houston, Bait, as Edgar Clenteen, Proof of Life, as Peter Bowman, Hearts in Atlantis, as Adult Bobby Garfield, Hack, as Mike Olshansky, 16 Blocks, as Det. Frank Nugent, The Hurt Locker, as Colonel Reed, Passengers, as Arkin, Drive Angry, as Webster.

Glenn Morshower

The go-to military officer of the 21st century

Where you know him from:

Transformers, as Colonel Sharp (& Revenge of the Fallen & Dark of the Moon)

Black Hawk Down, as Matthews

X-Men: First Class, as Colonel Hendry

Also look for him in: Under Siege, as Ens. Taylor, In the Army Now, as Richard Day, Recruiting Sergeant, Star Trek: Generations, as Enterprise-B Conn Officer, Air Force One, as Agent Walters, Godzilla, as Kyle Terrington, Pearl Harbor, as RAdm. “Bull” Halsey Jr., Blood Work, as Captain, Hostage, as Lt. Leifitz, The Island, as Medical Courier, Good Night, and Good Luck, as Colonel Anderson, All the King’s Men, as Commissioner, Delta Farce, as General, The Men Who Stare at Goats, as Major General Holtz, Moneyball, as Ron Hopkins.

Emily Mortimer

Where you know her from:

Match Point, as Chloe Hewitt Wilson

Shutter Island, as Rachel 1

Formula 51, as Dakota Parker

Also look for her in: Elizabeth, as Kat Ashley, Scream 3, as Angelina Tyler, Bright Young Things, as Nina Blount, Dear Frankie, as Lizzy, The Pink Panther (2006), as Nicole Durant, Lars and the Real Girl, as Karin, Chaos Theory, as Susan, Transsiberian, as Jessie, Harry Brown, as D.I. Alice Frampton, Our Idiot Brother, as Liz, Cars 2, as Holly Shiftwell, Hugo, as Lisette.

Amy Morton

Where you know her from:

Rookie of the Year, as Mary Rowengartner

Up in the Air, as Kara Bingham

Also look for her in:Falling Down, as Mom at Back Yard, 8MM, as Janet Matthews, The Greatest, as Lydia, The Dilemma, as Diane Popovich.

Samantha Morton

Where you know her from:

In America, as Sarah

Minority Report, as Agatha

Sweet and Lowdown, as Hattie

Also look for her in: The Libertine, as Elizabeth Barry, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, as Mary Stuart, Synecdoche, New York, as Hazel, The Messenger, as Olivia Pitterson, Cosmopolis, as Vija Kinsky, John Carter (formerly of Mars), as Sola.

Josh Mostel

Where you know him from:

Billy Madison, as Principal Max Anderson

Big Daddy, as Arthur Brooks

Rounders, as Zagosh

City Slickers & City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, as Barry Shalowitz

Wall Street, as Ollie

Also look for him in: The King of Marvin Gardens, as Frank, Jesus Christ Superstar, as King Herod, Harry and Tonto, as Norman Coombes, Sophie’s Choice, as Morris Fink, Star 80, as Private Detective, Compromising Positions, as Dicky Dunck, The Money Pit, as Jack Schnittman, Matewan,  as Cabell Testerman, Radio Days, as Abe,  Little Man Tate, as Physics Professor, City of Hope, as Mad Anthony, The Chase, as Officer Figus, The Basketball Diaries, as Counterman, Great Expectations, as Jerry Ragno, The Out-of-Towners, as Dr. Faber, Knockaround Guys, as Mac McCreadle, State of Play, as Pete.

Alan Mowbray

Where you know him from:

My Darling Clementine, as Granville Thorndyke

My Man Godfrey, as Tommy Gray (Godfrey’s old friend)

Also look for him in: The House of Rothschild, as Prince Metternich, Becky Sharp, as Rawdon Crawley, Merrily We Live, as Grosvenor, the butler, That Hamilton Woman, as Sir William Hamilton, The Man Who Knew Too Much, as Val Parnell, The King and I, as Sir John Hay, Around the World in 80 Days, as Consul.

Armin Mueller-Stahl

Where you know him from:

Eastern Promises, as Semyon

Shine, as Peter

Angels & Demons, as Cardinal Strauss

Also look for him in: Music Box, as Mike Laszlo, Avalon, as Sam Krichinsky, Kafka, as Grubach, The Game, as Anson Baer, The X Files, as Conrad Strughold, The Thirteenth Floor, as Hannon Fuller/Grierson, Mission to Mars, as Ramier Beck, The International, as Wilhelm Wexler.

Peter Mullan

Where you know him from:

Children of Men, as Syd

War Horse, as Ted Narracott

Trainspotting, as Swanney

Also look for him in: Braveheart, as Veteran, Session 9, as Gordon Gleming, Young Adam, as Les Gault, Criminal, as William Hannigan, The Last Legion, as Odoacer, Boy A, as Terry, Red Riding Trilogy, as Martin Laws, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, as Death Eater Yaxley, Tyrannosaur, as Joseph.

Richard Mulligan

Where you know him from:

Little Big Man, as General George Armstrong Custer

S.O.B., as Felix Farmer

Micki + Maude, as Leo Brody

Also look for him in: Love with the Proper Stranger, as Louie, The Group, as Dick Brown, The Undefeated, as Dan Morse, Scavenger Hunt, as Marvin Dummitz, Soap, as Burt Campbell, Trail of the Pink Panther, as Clouseau’s Father, Meatballs Part II, as Coach Giddy, Teachers, as Herbert Gower, Oliver & Company, as Einstein, Empty Nest, as Dr. Harry Weston.

Cillian Murphy

Where you know him from:

28 Days Later…, as Jim

Batman Begins + The Dark Knight, as Dr. Jonathan Crane/The Scarecrow

Inception, as Robert Fischer

Sunshine, as Robert Capa

Also look for him in: Intermission, as John, Girl with a Pearl Earring, as Pieter, Cold Mountain, as Bardolph, Red Eye, as Jackson Rippner (least subtle name ever), Breakfast on Pluto, as Patrick “Kitten” Braden, The Wind That Shakes the Barley, as Damien O’Sullivan, The Edge of Love, as William Killick, Peacock, as John/Emma Skillpa, Tron: Legacy, as Edward Dillinger, In Time, as Raymond Leon.

Brian Doyle-Murray

Where you know him from:

Wayne’s World, as Noah Vanderhoff (“Come bust a move where the games are played, it’s chill, it’s fresh, it’s Noah’s Arcade.”)

Caddyshack, as Lou Loomis

Groundhog Day, as Buster

Scrooged, as Earl Cross

SpongeBob SquarePants, as Flying Dutchman

Also look for him in: Vacation, as Kamp Komfort Clerk, Sixteen Candles, as Reverend, The Razor’s Edge, as Piedmont, Legal Eagles, as Shaw, Ghostbusters II, as Psychiatrist, Christmas Vacation, as Mr. Frank Shirley, JFK, as Jack Ruby, Jury Duty, as Harry, Multiplicity, as Walt, Waiting for Guffman, as Red Savage, As Good as It Gets, as Handyman John, Doctor Dolittle, as Old Beagle, Stuart Little, as Cousin Edgar Little, Snow Dogs, as Ernie, Yes, Dear, as Mr. Savitsky, 17 Again, as Janitor, Passion Play, as Billy Berg.

Charles Napier

Where you know him from:

The Silence of the Lambs, as Lt. Bill Boyle

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, as Dick Lewiston

Philadelphia, as Judge Garnett

Also look for him in: Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, as Baxter Wolfe, The Blues Brothers, as Tucker McElroy, Melvin and Howard, as Ventura, Swing Shift, as Moon Willis, Rambo: First Blood Part II, as Murdock, Married to the Mob, as Angela’s Hairdresser, Ernest Goes to Jail, as Warden, The Grifters, as Gloucester Hebbing, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, as Interrogator, The Cable Guy, as Aresting Officer, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, as Commander Gilmour, The Manhurian Candidate (2004) , as General Sloan, and Archer, as Dr. Spelts.

Taylor Negron

Where you know him from:

Easy Money, as Julio

Angels in the Outfield, as David Montagne

Bio-Dome, as Russell

Also look for him in: Fast Times at Ridgemont High, as Pizza Guy, Better of Dead.., as Mailman, River’s Edge, as Checker, Punchline, as Albert Emperato, The Last Boy Scout, as Milo, Spy Hard, as Painter, Stuart Little, as Salesman in Mall, The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, as Gazaam & Gazing, Three Days to Vegas, as Antoine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “The Lefty Call,” as Daviday Waiter.

Sam Neill

Where you know him from:

Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park & Jurassic Park III, as Dr. Alan Grant

The Hunt for Red October, as Captain Vasili Borodin (He’d have liked to have seen Montana.)

Also look for him in: A Cry in the Dark, as Michael Chamberlain, The Piano, as Alisdair Stewart, Event Horizon, as Dr. William Weir, The Horse Whisperer, as Robert MacLean, Bicentennial Man, as ‘Sir’ Richard Martin, The Tudors, as Cardinal Wolsey.

Craig T. Nelson

Where you know him from:

Coach, as Coach Hayden Fox

The Incredibles, as Bob Parr/Mr. Incredible

Poltergeist, as Steve Freeling

Also look for him in: …And Justice for All, as Frank Bowers, Where the Buffalo Roam, as Cop on Stand, Private Benjamin, as Capt. William Woodbridge, All the Right Moves, as Nickerson, Silkwood, as Winston, The Killing Fields, as Major Reeves, Action Jackson, as Peter Dellaplane, Turner & Hooch, as Chief Howard Hyde, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Ed Peters, The Devil’s Advocate, as Alexander Cullen, The Skulls, as Litten Mandrake, The Family Stone, as Kelly Stone, Blades of Glory, as Coach, The Proposal, as Joe Paxton, The Company Men, as James Sallinger, Parenthood, as Zeek Braverman.

Tim Blake Nelson

Where you know him from:

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as Delmar

Also look for him in: Donnie Brasco, as FBI Technician, The Thin Red Line, as Pvt. Tills, Minority Report, as Gideon, Holes, as Dr. Pendanski, Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed, as Jacobo, Meet the Fockers, as Officer LeFlore, The Amateurs, as Barney Macklehatton, The Big White, as Gary, Syriana, as Danny Dalton, Fido, as Mr. Theopolis, The Astronaut Farmer, as Kevin Munchak, The Incredible Hulk, as Samuel Sterns, Leaves of Grass (which he also directed), as Bolger.

Bill Nighy

Where you know him from:

Love Actually, as Billy Mack

Pirates of the Caribbean, as Davy Jones

Shaun of the Dead, as Philip

Also look for him in: Still Crazy, as Ray Simms, Underworld (and all its sequels), as Viktor, Pokémon, as Shiftry (I shit you not. He did this), The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as Slartibartfast, The Constant Gardner, as Sir Bernard Pellegrin, Notes on a Scandal, as Richard Hart, Hot Fuzz, as Met Chief Inspector, Valkyrie, as General Olbricht, G-Force, as Saber, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, as Rufus Scrimgeour, Rango, as Rattlesnake Jake. He’s also gonna be playing Kuato in the Total Recallremake. How awesome is that?

Alessandro Nivola

Where you know him from:

Face/Off, as Pollux Troy

Junebug, as George

Also look for him in: Inventing the Abbotts, as Peter Vanlaningham, Jurassic Park III, as Billy Brennan, Laurel Canyon, as Ian McKnight, Grace is Gone, as John Phillips, The Eye, as Dr. Paul Faulkner, $5 a Day, as Ritchie Flynn Parker, Coco Before Chanel, as Arthur “Boy” Capel, Howl, as Luther Nichols.

Tom Noonan

Where you know him from:

Manhunter, as Francis Dollarhyde (aka the role Ralph Fiennes played in Red Dragon)

Heat, as Kelso

Knockaround Guys, as Sheriff Decker (This is where I first noticed him.)

Synecdoche, New York, as Sammmy Barnathan

Also look for him in: Heaven’s Gate, as Jake, Easy Money, as Paddy, The Monster Squad, as Frankenstein, RoboCop 2, as Cain, Last Action Hero, as Ripper/Himself, The Astronaut’s Wife, as Jackson McLaren, The Pledge, as Gary Jackson, Seraphim Falls, as Minister Abraham, Damages, as Detective Victor Huntley.

Dean Norris

Where you know him from:

Little Miss Sunshine, as State Trooper McCleary

Breaking Bad, as Hank Schrader

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as SWAT Team Leader

Total Recall, as Tony

Also look for him in: Lethal Weapon 2, as Tim Cavanaugh, Hard to Kill, as Det. Sgt. Goodhart, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, as S.W.A.T. Team Leader, Desperate Hours, as Maddox, The Lawnmower Man, as The Director, The Firm, as The Squat Man, Safe, as Mover, Gattaca, as Cop on the Beat, Starship Troopers, as Commanding Officer, The Negotiator, as Scott, Without Limits, as Bill Dellinger, The Cell, as Cole, The One, as Sgt. Siegel, Evan Almighty, as Officer Collins, The Heartbreak Kid, as Jodi’s Father, How Do You Know, as Softball Coach, Prom, as Frank Prescott, Get the Gringo, as Bill, The Frozen Ground, as Sgt. Lyle Haugsven.

Bill Nunn

Where you know him from:

Do the Right Thing, as Radio Raheem

Spider-Man, Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, as Joseph “Robbie” Robertson

Runaway Jury, as Lonnie Shaver

Also look for him in: School Daze, as Grady, New Jack City, as Duh Duh Duh Man, Regarding Henry, as Physical Therapist, Sister Act, as Lt. Eddie Souther, National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, as Police Photographer, The Last Seduction, as Harlan, Canadian Bacon, as Kabral, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, as Easy Wind, Bulletproof, as Finch, Mad City, as Cliff Williams, Idlewild, as GW.

Simon Oakland

Where you know him from:

West Side Story, as Schrank

Psycho, as Dr. Fred Richman

Bullitt, as Captain Bennet

Also look for him in: The Brothers Karamazov, as Mavrayek, I Want to Live!, as Ed Mongomery, The Rise of and Fall of Legs Diamond, as Lt. Moody, Who Was That Lady?, as Belka, Murder, Inc., as Tobin, Hemingway’s Adventures of a Young Man, as Joe Boulton, The Sand Pebbles, as Stawski, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, as Dr. Conrad Fuller, Emperor of the North, as Policeman.

Edmond O’Brien

This is one of my favorite character actors of all time. Oh man, he’s had some great roles.

Where you know him from:

The Girl Can’t Help It, as Fats Murdock (“One rock! Two rock!…”)

The Killers (1946), as Jim Reardon

D.O.A., as Frank Bigelow

The Wild Bunch, as Freddie Sykes

Also look for him in: A Double Life, as Bill Friend, White Heat, as Hank Fallon/Vic Pardo, The Greatest Show on Earth, as Midway Barker at End, Julius Caesar, as Casca, The Barefoot Contessa, as Oscar Muldoon, Pete Kelly’s Blues, as Fran McCarg, 1984 (1956), as Winston Smith, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as Dutton Peabody, Birdman of Alcatraz, as Tom E. Gaddis, The Longest Yard, as Gen. Raymond D. Barton, Seven Days in May, as Sen. Raymond Clark, Fantastic Voyage, as General Carter.

Arthur O’Connell

Where you know him from:

Anatomy of a Murder, as Parnell Emmett McCarthy

The Poseidon Adventure, as Chaplain.

Picnic, as Howard Bevans

Also look for him in: Citizen Kane, as Reporter, The Naked City, as Sgt. Shaeffer, Force of Evil, as Link Hall, The Solid Gold Cadillac, as Mark Jenkins, Bus Stop, as Virgil Blessing, Gidget, as Russell Lawrence, Operation Petticoat, as Chief Mechinist’s Mate Sam Tostin, Pocketful of Miracles, as Count Alfonso Romero, The Great Race, as Henry Goodbody, Fantastic Voyage, as Col. Donald Reid, There Was a Crooked Man…, as Mr. Lomax.

Kevin J. O’Connor

Where you know him from:

The Mummy, as Beni

There Will Be Blood, as Henry

Peggy Sue Got Married, as Michael Fitzsimmons

Also look for him in: Steel Magnolias, as Sammy Desoto, Hero, as Chucky, Canadian Bacon, as Roy Boy, Virtuosity, as Clyde Reilly, Chill Factor, as Telstar, Van Helsing, as Igor, Seraphim Falls, as Henry, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as Dr. Mindbender.

Una O’Connor

Where you know her from:

Bride of Frankenstein, as Minnie,

The Adventures of Robin Hood, as Bess

Witness for the Prosecution, as Janet

The Informer, as Mrs. McPhillip

Also look for her in: Cavalcade, as Ellen Bridges, The Invisible Man, as Jenny Hall, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, as Wilson, David Copperfield, as Mrs. Gummidge, The Sea Hawk, as Miss Latham, Random Harvest, as Tobacconist, Forever and a Day, as Mrs. Caroline Ismay, The Bells of St. Mary’s, as Mrs. Breen, Of Human Bondage (1946), as Mrs. Foreman.

Catherine O’Hara

Where you know her from:

Home Alone & Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, as Kate McCallister

Beetle Juice, as Delia Deetz

Waiting for Guffman, as Shelia Albertson

Best in Show, as Cookie Fleck

A Mighty Wind, as Mickey Crabbe

For Your Consideration, as Marilyn Hack

Also look for her in: Heartburn, as Betty, Dick Tracy, as Texie Garcia, The Nightmare Before Christmas, as Sally/Shock, The Paper, as Susan, Wyatt Earp, as Allie Earp, Orange County, as Cindy Beugler, Surviving Christmas, as Christine Valco, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, as Justice Strauss, Game 6, as Lillian Rogan, Penelope, as Jessica Wilhern, Away We Go, as Gloria Farlander, Curb Your Enthusiasm, “Funkhauser’s Crazy Sister,” as Bam Bam, Where the Wild Things Are, as Judith, Killers, as Mrs. Kornfeldt.

David O’Hara

Where you know him from:

The Departed, as Fitzy

Wanted, as Mr. X

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1, as Albert Runcorn

Also look for him in: Braveheart, as Stephen, The Devil’s Own, as Martin MacDuff, Made, as The Welshman, Hotel Rwanda, as David, Tristan & Isolde, as Donnchadh, The Tudors, as Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, Cowboys & Aliens, as Pat Dolan.

Michael O’Keefe

Where you know him from:

Caddyshack, as Danny Noonan (“Nnnooonan!”)

The Great Santini, as Ben Meechum

Also look for him in: Ironweed, as Billy Phelan, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Merrida Coxwell, The Pledge, as Duane Larson, The Glass House ,as Dave Baker, The Hot Chick ,as Richie, Michael Clayron, sa Barry Grissom, Frozen River, as Trooper Finnerty.

Mike O’Malley

Where you know him from:

Nickelodeon Guts, as the house (“D-D-Do you have it?”)

Glee, as Burt Hummel

Yes, Dear, as Jimmy Hughes

Also look for him in: Deep Impact, as Mike Perry, Pushing Tin, as Pete, 28 Days, as Oliver, Leatherheads, as Mickey, My Name is Earl, as Stuart, Eat Pray Love, as Andy Shiraz, Cedar Rapids, as Mike Pyle.

Ed O’Neill

Where you know him from:

Married with Children, as Al Bundy

Modern Family, as Jay Pritchett

Little Giants, as Kevin O’Shea (I love this movie so much)

Also look for him in: K-9, as Brannigan, The Adventures of Ford Fairlane, as Lt. Amos, Dutch, as Dutch Dooley, Wayne’s World & Wayne’s World 2, as Glen, Mikita’s Manager, Blue Chips, as Ed, Prefontaine, as Bill Dellinger, The Bone Collector, as Detective Paulie Sellitto,Lucky Numbers, as Dick Simmons, Spartan, as Burch.

Terry O’Quinn

Where you know him from:

Lost, as John Locke

The Stepfather, as Jerry Blake

Tombstone, as Mayor John Clum

The Rocketeer, as Howard Hughes

Also look for him in: Heaven’s Gate, as Cap. Minardi, All the Right Moves, as Freeman Smith, Places in the Heart, as Buddy Kelsey, Mrs. Soffel, as Detective Buck McGovern, Silver Bullet, as Sheriff Joe Haller, Young Guns, as Alex McSween, Primal Fear, as Bud Yancy, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Judge Hilburn, Breast Men, as Hersch Lawyer, The X Files, as Darius Michaud, American Outlaws, as Rollin H. Parker – Rains’ Gopher, Old School, as Goldberg, Alias, as F.B.I. Assistant Director Kendall.

Gary Oldman

I feel like by now, especially with the first two films I’m about to put on this list, most people know Gary Oldman. But, maybe the people who mostly know him from the first two things don’t know all the amazing stuff he did in the twenty years prior to those appearances, and, if you do, you probably understand why he needs to go on this list. This man is character acting.

Where you know him from:

Harry Potter, as Sirius Black

Batman Begins, The Dark Knight & The Dark Knight Rises, as Jim Gordon

The Fifth Element, as Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg

Leon: The Professional, as Stansfield

JFK, as Lee Harvey Oswald

Also look for him in: Sid and Nancy, as Sid Vicious, Chattahoochee, as Emmett Foley, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, as Rosencrantz, State of Grace, as Jackie Flannery, Henry & June, as Pop, Dracula, as Dracula, True Romance, as Drexl Spivey, Immortal Beloved, as Ludwig van Beethoven, Murder in the First, as Milton Glenn, The Scarlet Letter, as Arthur Dimmesdale, Basquiat, as Albert Milo, Air Force One, as Ivan Korshunov, Lost in Space, as Dr. Zachary Smith/Spider Smith, The Contender, as Shelly Runyon, Hannibal, as Mason Verger, Interstate 60, as O.W. Grant, A Christmas Carol, as Bob Cratchit, Marley & Tiny Tim, The Book of Eli, as Carnegie, Red Riding Hood, as Solomon, Kung Fu Panda 2, as Shen, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, as George Smiley.

Jerry Orbach

Where you know him from:

Dirty Dancing, as Dr. Jake Houseman

Beauty and the Beast, as Lumiere

Law and Order, as Detective Lennie Briscoe

Also look for him in: Brewster’s Millions, as Charley Pegler, Crimes and Misdemeanors, as Jack Rosenthal, Universal Soldier, as Dr. Christopher Gregor, Mr. Saturday Night, as Phil Gussman,

Leland Orser

I feel like he’s a guy that most people wouldn’t really know, but you’ve probably seen his name in credits a bunch of times. That’s how I first noticed him. He has such a unique name, and then you see it pop up a bunch, and are like, “Oh, I know that guy!” Which, after all, is the point of the list, right?

Where you know him from:

Confidence, as Lionel Dolby

Very Bad Things, as Charles Moore

The Bone Collector, as Richard Thompson

Also look for him in: Se7en, as Crazed MAn in Massage Parlor, Independence Day, as Tech/Medical Assistant #1, Escape from L.A., as Test Tube, Alien: Resurrection, as Larry Purvis, Saving Private Ryan, as Lt. DeWindt, Pearl Harbor, as Major Jackson, Daredevil, as Wesley Owen Welch, Runaway Jury, as Lamb, Twisted, as Edmund Cutler, The Good German, as Bernie, Taken, as Sam, ER, as Dr. Lucien Dubenko.

John Ortiz

Where you know him from:

Miami Vice, as Jose Yero

American Gangster, as Javier J. Rivera

Fast & Furious, as Campos

Also look for him in: Carlito’s Way, as Guajiro, Sgt. Bilko, as Spc. Luis Clemente, Ransom, as Roberto, Amistad, as Montes, Before Night Falls, as Juann Abreau, Narc, as Octavio Ruiz, Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem, as Morales, Pride and Glory, as Ruben Santiago, Public Enemies, as Phil D’Andrea, Jack Goes Boating, as Clyde.

Lee Pace

Lee Pace

Where you know him from:

The Fall, as Roy Walker / Red Bandit

Lincoln, as Fernando Wood

The Hobbit (An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, There and Back Again), as Thranduil

Pushing Daisies, as Ned

Also look for him in: The White Countess, as Craine, Infamous, as Dick Hickock, The Good Shepherd, as Richard Hayes, Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day, as Michael, A Single Man, as Grant, When in Rome, as Brady Sacks, Marmaduke, as Phil Winslow, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, as Garrett, Guardians of the Galaxy, as Ronan the Accuser.

Eugene Pallette

Where you know him from:

The Adventures of Robin Hood, as Friar Tuck. (That sword fight on the bridge — yeah, that’s him.)

My Man Godfrey, as Alexander Bullock. (The put-upon patriarch of the family.)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Chick McGann. (Aide to Senator Paine.)

The Lady Eve, as Charles Pike. (Henry Fonda’s father.)

Heaven Can Wait (1943) as Mr. Strabel (Gene Tierney’s father, who has that great conversation with his wife through their butler in one scene.)

The Gang’s All Here, as Mr. Mason. (Him showing up in the “floating heads” sequence of “A Journey to a Star” is the highlight of an otherwise batshit insane Busby Berkeley number.)

Also look for him in: Shanghai Express, as Sam Salt, Topper, as Casey.

You know this man’s voice. Trust me. (That’s from Heaven Can Wait, by the way.)

Chazz Palminteri

Where you know him from:

A Bronx Tale, as Sonny LoSpecchio

The Usual Suspects, as Dave Kujan, US Customs

Bullets Over Broadway, as Cheech

Also look for him in: The Last Dragon, as Hood #2, Oscar, as Connie, Diabolique, as Guy Baran, Hurlyburly, as Phil, A Night at the Roxbury, as Benny Zadir, Analyze This, as Primo Sidone, Stuart Little, as Smokey, the Chief Alley-Cat, Down to Earth, as King, Poolhall Junkies, as Joe, Hoodwinked!, as Woolworth, In the Mix, as Frank, A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, as Monty, Running Scared, as Detective Rydell, Arthur and the Invisibles, as The Travel Agent.

Joe Pantoliano

Where you know him from:

The Matrix, as Cypher

Memento, as Teddy Gammell

Bad Boys & Bad Boys II, as Captain Howard

Midnight Run, as Eddie Moscone

The Sopranos, as Ralph Cifaretto

Also look for him in: The Idolmaker, as Dino Pilato, Risky Business, as Guido, Eddie and the Cruisers, as Doc Robbins, The Goonies, as Francis, La Bamba, as Bob Keane, Empire of the Sun, as Frank Demarest, Used People, as Frank, The Fugitive & U.S. Marshals, as Cosmo Renfro, Baby’s Day Out, as Norby, Congo, as Eddie Ventro, Bound, as Caesar, Ready to Rumble, as Titus Sinclair, Grand Theft Auto 3, as Luigi Goterelli, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Mogan, Daredevil, as Ben Urich, The Amateurs, as Some Idiot, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, as Gabe Ugliano.

Michael Parks

Where you know him from:

From Dusk Till Dawn, as Sheriff Earl McGraw (and also in Kill Bill and Grindhouse, both Planet Terror and Death Proof)

Kill Bill, Vol. 2, as Esteben Vihaio (He plays both Earl McGraw and Esteben Vihaio in the film. That’s doubly awesome.)

Twin Peaks, as Jean Renault

Red State, as Abin Cooper

I assume 90% of the world doesn’t know who this man is outside of Earl McGraw. Which is a shame. He’s pretty awesome.

Also look for him in: The Bible: In the Beginning…, as Adam, Then Came Bronson, as Bronson, The Return of Josey Wales, as Josey Wales, Death Wish V: The Face of Death, as Tommy O’Shea, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Henry Craig.

Mandy Patinkin

Where you know him from:

The Princess Bride, as Inigo Montoya

Also look for him in: Ragtime, as Tateh, Yentl, as Avigdor, Castle in the Sky, as Louis, Dick Tracy, as 88 Keys, True Colors, as John Palmeri, Life with Mikey, as Irate Man, Chicago Hope, as Dr. Jeffrey Geiger, Crminal Minds, as Jason Gideon, Homeland, as Saul Berenson.

Will Patton

Where you know him from:

Remember the Titans, as Coach Bill Yoast

Gone in 60 Seconds (2000), as Atlee Jackson

Armageddon, as Chick

Also look for him in: Silkwood, as Joe, Desperately Seeking Susan, as Wayne Nolan, After Hours, as Horst, No Way Out, as Scott Pritchard, The Client, as Sergeant Hardy, Inventing the Abbotts, as Lloyd Abbott, The Postman, as General Bethlehem, Entrapment, as Hector Cruz, The Mothman Prophecies, as Gordon Smallwood, The Punisher, as Quentin Glass, A Mighty Heart, as Randall Bennett, Wendy and Lucy, as Mechanic, Brooklyn’s Finest, as Lt. Bill Hobarts, Meek’s Cutoff ,as Soloman Tetherow.

Robert Patrick

Where you know him from:

Terminator 2: Judgment Day, as T-1000 (also, he has a cameo in Wayne’s World and Last Action Hero, playing the same part)

Also look for him in: Die Hard 2, as O’Reilly, Double Dragon, as KogoShuko/Guisman, Striptease, as Darrell Grant, Cop Land, as Jack Rucker, The Faculty, as Coach Willis, Spy Kids, as Mr. Lisp, Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, as Ray Carter, Ladder 49, as Lenny Richter, Walk the Line, as Ray Cash, Firewall, as Gary Mitchell, The Marine, as Rome, Flags of Our Fathers, as Colonel Chandler Johnson, We Are Marshall, as Coach Rick Tolley, Bridge to Terabithia, as Jack Aarons, Balls of Fury, as Sgt. Pete Daytona.

Bill Paxton

Where you know him from:

Aliens, as Hudson

Apollo 13, as Fred Haise

Twister, as Bill Harding

Tombstone, as Morgan Earp

Big Love, as Bill Henrickson

Also look for him in: Stripes, as Soldier, Streets of Fire, as Clyde the Bartender, The Terminator, as Punk Leader, Weird Science, as Chet Donnelly, Commando, as Inept Officer, Predator 2, as Jerry Lambert, True Lies, as Simon, Titanic, as Brock Lovett, A Simple Plan, as Hank, Mighty Joe Young, as Professor Gregg O’Hara, U-571, as Lr. Cmdr. Mike Dahlgren, Vertical Limit, as Elliot Vaughn (fucking love this movie), Frailty, as Dad Melks, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams & Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, as Dinky Winks, Club Dread, as Coconut Pete, Thunderbirds, as Jeff Tracy.

David Paymer

Where you know him from:

Payback, as Arthur Stegman

Get Shorty, as Leo Devoe

Quiz Show, as Dan Enright

Also look for him in: The In-Laws, as Cab Driver, Airplane II: The Sequel, as Court Photographer, Howard the Duck, as Larry, Scientist, No Holds Barred, as Unger, City Slickers & City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly’s Gold, as Ira Shalowitz, Mr. Saturday Night, as Stan, Searching for Bobby Fischer, as Kalev, The American President, as Leon Kodak, Nixon, as Ron Zeigler, City Hall, as Abe Goodman, Carpool, as Daniel Miller, Amistad, as Secretary John Forsyth, Mighty Joe Young, as Harry Ruben, Chill Factor, as Dr. Richard Long, The Hurricane, as Myron Bedlock, State and Main, as Marty Rossen, Bait, as Agent Wolly, In Good Company, as Morty, Ocean’s Thirteen, as The V.U.P., Drag Me to Hell, as Mr. Jacks, Bad Teacher, as Dr. Vogel.

Guy Pearce

Where you know him from: 

L.A. Confidential, as Edmund J. Exley

Memento, as Leonard Shelby

Also look for him in: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, as Adam/Felicia, Rules of Engagement, as Maj. Mark Biggs, The Count of Monte Cristo, as Fernand Mondego, The Time Machine, as Alexander Hartdegen, The Proposition, as Charlie Burns, Factory Girl, as Andy Warhol, Death Defying Acts, as Harry Houdini, Traitor, as Roy Clayton, The Hurt Locker, as Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson, Bedtime Stories, as Kendall, The Road, as Veteran, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, as Alex, Animal Kingdom, as Sgt. Nathan Leckie, The King’s Speech, as King Edward VIII, Mildred Pierce, as Monty Beragon.

Michael Peña

Where you know him from:

Crash, as Daniel

Million Dollar Baby, as Omar,

World Trade Center, as Will Jimeno

Also look for him in: Gone in 60 Seconds, as Ignacio, Buffalo Soldiers, as Garcia, The United States of Leland, as Guillermo, The Shield, as Det. Armando Renta, Babel, as John – Border Patrol, Shooter, as Nick Memphis, Lions for Lambs, as Ernest Rodriguez, The Lucky Ones, as TK, Observe and Report, as Dennia, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, as Detective Vargas, Everything Must Go, as Frank Garcia, Battle Los Angeles, as Joe Rincon, The Lincoln Lawyer, as Jesus Martinez, 30 Minutes or Less, as Chango, Tower Heist, as Rick Malloy.

Austin Pendleton

Where you know him from: 

My Cousin Vinny, as John Gibbons (the stuttering court-appointed lawyer)

Short Circuit, as Howard Marner

A Beautiful Mind, as Thomas King

Also look for him in: Catch-22, as Lt. Col. Moodus, What’s Up, Doc?, as Frederick Larrabee, The Front Page (1974), as Earl Williams, The Muppet Movie, as Max, Starting Over, as Paul, Mr. Nanny, as Alex Mason Sr., Searching for Bobby Fischer, as Asa Hoffman, Guarding Tess, as Earl Fowler, Home for the Holidays, as Peter Arnold, Sgt. Bilko, as Maj. Ebersole, The Mirror Has Two Faces, as Barry, Amistad, as Professor Gibbs, Finding Nemo, as Gurgle, Uptown Girls, as Mr. McConkey, Christmas with the Cranks (because haven’t we seen all this masterpiece?), as Umbrella Santa/Marty, The Notorious Betty Page, as Teacher, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, as Dr. Masters.

Nat Pendleton

Where you know him from:

The Thin Man & Another Thin Man as Inpsector Guild

The Great Ziegfeld, as Sandow the Strong Man

Buck Privates, as Sgt. Collins

Also look for him in: The Big Pond, as Pat O’Day, The Sign of the Cross, as Strabo,  Lady for a Day, as Shakespeare, Penthouse, as Tony Gazotti, Manhattan Melodrama, as Spud, and he was also in a bunch of Dr. Kildare films from the 30s and 40s (and even the Dr. Gillespie films, after Lew Ayres left and it was just Lionel Barrymore), as Joe Wayman (ambulance driver).

Chris Penn

Where you know him from:

Reservoir Dogs, as Nice Guy Eddie Cabot

True Romance, as Nicky Dimes

Rush Hour, as Clive

Corky Romano, as Peter Romano

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Officer Eddie Pulaski

Also look for him in: Rumble Fish, as B.J. Jackson, All the Right Moves, as Brian, Footloose, as Willard Hewitt, Pale Rider, as Josh LaHood, At Close Range, as Tommy Whitewood, Mobsters, as Tommy Reina, Short Cuts, as Jerry Kaiser, Beethoven’s 2nd, as Floyd, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, as Sheriff Dollard, Mulholland Falls, as Arthur Relyea, The Funeral, as Chaz, Murder by Numbers, as Roy Feathers, Masked and Anonymous, as Crew Guy #2, Starsky & Hutch, as Manetti, After the Sunset, as Rowdy Fan, The Darwin Awards, as Tom.

Barry Pepper

Where you know him from:

Saving Private Ryan, as Pvt. Daniel Jackson (the sniper)

25th Hour, as Frank Slaughtery

True Grit (2010), as Lucky Ned Pepper

The Green Mile, as Dean Stanton

Also look for him in: Enemy of the State, as David Pratt, Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000, as Jonnie Goodboy Tyler, Knockaround Guys, as Matty Demaret, We Were Soldiers, as Joe Galloway, The Snow Walker, as Charlie Halliday, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, as Mike Norton, Ripley Under Ground, as Tom Ripley, Flags of Our Fathers, as Mike Strank, Seven Pounds, as Dan, Casino Jack, as Michael Scanlon.

Rosie Perez

Where you know her from:

Do the Right Thing, as Tina

White Men Can’t Jump, as Gloria Clemente

Fearless, as Carla Rodrigo

Pineapple Express, as Carol/Female Cop

Also look for her in: Untamed Heart, as Cindy, It Could Happen to You, as Muriel Lang, Somebody to Love, as Mercedes, The Road to El Dorado, as Chel, Human Nature, as Louise, Riding in Cars with Boys, as Shirley Perro, The Take, as Marina De La Pena, Go Diego Go, as Click, the Camera, Small Apartments, as Ms. Baker, Gods Behaving Badly, as Persephone.

Ron Perlman

Where you know him from:

Hellboy & Hellboy II: The Golden Army, as Hellboy

Sons of Anarchy, as Clay Morrow

I’d have to say that’s where about 90% of everyone who knows him knows him from.

Also look for him in: Quest for Fire, as Amoukar, The Name of the Rose, as Salvatore, Cronos, as Angel de la Guardia, Police Academy: Mission to Moscow, as Konstantine Konali, The Island of Dr. Moreau, as Sayer of the Law, Alien: Resurrection, as Johner, Hey Arnold!, as Mickey Kaline (I must be one of like three people who will ever remember that specific character), Titan A.E., as Professor Sam Tucker, Enemy at the Gates, as Koulikov, Blade II, as Reinhardt, Star Trek: Nemesis, as Reman Viceroy Vkruk, Season of the Witch, as Felson, Drive, as Nino, Archer, as Ramon Limon.

Joe Pesci

Where you know him from:

Goodfellas, as Tommy DeVito

Raging Bull, as Joey LaMotta

Casino, as Nicky Santoro

Home Alone & Home Alone II: Lost in New York, as Harry

My Cousin Vinny, as Vincent Gambini

Moonwalker, as Mr. Big

Lethal Weapon 2, 3 & 4, as Leo Getz

Also look for him in: Eureka, as Mayakofsky, Easy Money, as Nickey Cerone, Once Upon a Time in America, as Fankie Manoldi, Man on Fire (1987), as David, The Super, as Louie Kritski, JFK, as David Ferrie, A Bronx Tale, as Carmine, With Honors, as Simon Wilder, Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag, as Tommy, Gone Fishin’, as Joe Waters, The Good Shepherd, as Joseph Palmi, Love Ranch, as Charlie Bontempo.

Brock Peters

Where You Know Him From:

To Kill a Mockingbird, as Tom Robinson,

Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, as Admiral Cartwright

Also look for him in: Porgy and Bess, as Crown, The L-Shaped Room, as Johnny, The Pawnbroker, as Rodriguez, Soylent Green, as Chief Hatcher

Slim Pickens

Where you know him from:

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, as Major T.J. “King” Kong

Blazing Saddles, as Tagart

Also look for him in: One-Eyed Jacks, as Deputy Lon Dedrick Major Dundee, as Wiley, Im Harm’s Way, as C.P.O. Culpepper, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, as Ben Fairchild, The Getaway, as Cowboy, Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, as Sheriff Baker, Beyond the Poseidon Adventure, as Dewey “Tex” Hopkins, 1941, as Hollis P. Wood.

This dude has the honor of playing characters named after him more so than just about anyone I’ve ever seen. I counted 16 separate instances where he plays a character named “Slim” or “Slim Pickens.”

Alison Pill

Where you know her from:

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, as Kim Pine

Milk, as Anne Kronenberg

Midnight in Paris, as Zelda Fitzgerald

Also look for her in: Pieces of April, as Beth Burns, Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen, as Ella, Dan in Real Life, as Jane, Goon, as Eva, The Newsroom, as Maggie Jordan.

Mary Kay Place

Where you know her from:

The Big Chill, as Meg Jones

Being John Malkovich, as Floris

Big Love, as Adaleen Grant

Also look for her in: Bound for Glory, as Sue Ann, Girl in Bar, New York, New York, as Bernice Bennett, Starting Over, as Marie, Private Benjamin, as Pvt. Mary Lou Glass, Terms of Endearment, as Doris (voice), Captain Ron, as Katherine Harvey, Citizen Ruth, as Gail Stoney, The Rainmaker, as Dot Black, Girl, Interrupted, as Barbara Gilcrest, Sweet Home Alabama, as Pearl Smooter, City of Ember, as Mrs. Murdo, Julie & Julia, as Julie’s Mom (voice), Youth in Revolt, as Mrs. Saunders, It’s Complicated, as Joanne.

Oliver Platt

Where you know him from:

2012, as Carl Anheuser

X-Men: First Class, as The Man in Black

Ready to Rumble, as Jimmy King (had to put this on here)

The Ice Harvest, as Pete Van Heuten

Also look for him in: Married to the Mob, as Ed Benitez, Working Girl, as Lutz, Flatliners, as Randy Steckle, Postcards from the Edge, as Neil Bleene, Beethoven, as Harvey, Diggstown, as Fitz, Indecent Proposal, as Jeremy, Benny & Joon, as Eric, A Time to Kill, as Harry Rex Vonner, Bulworth, as Dennis Murphy, Doctor Dolittle, as Dr. Mark Weller, Simon Birch, as Ben Goodrich, Three to Tango, as Peter Steinberg, Pieces of April, as Jim Burns, Kinsey, as Herman Wells, Frost/Nixon, as Bob Zelnick, Year One, as High Priest, Please Give, as Alex, Love and Other Drugs, as Bruce Winston.

Donald Pleasance

Now, this, this is a fucking actor.

Where you know him from:

Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5 & Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, as Dr. Sam Loomis

You Only Live Twice, as Ernst Stavro Blofeld

The Great Escape, as Flight Lt. Colin Blythe, “The Forger” (Poor son of a bitch went blind…)

Also look for him in: 1984 (1956), as R. Parsons, Sons and Lovers, as Pappleworth, The Greatest Story Ever Told, as The Dark Hermit – Satan, The Hallelujah Trail, as “Oracle” Jones, Fantastic Voyage, as Dr. Michaels, THX 1138, as SEN, Escape to Witch Mountain, as Lucas Deranian, The Last Tycoon, as Boxley, Oh, God!, as Doctor Harmon, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, as B.D. Hoffler, Escape from New York, as President, Shadows and Fog, as Doctor.

Joan Plowright

Where you know her from:

Dennis the Menace, as Mrs. Martha Wilson

101 Dalmatians, as Nanny

The Entertainer, as Jean Rice

Also look for her in: Three Sisters, as Masha, Equus, as Dora Strang, I Love You to Death, as Nadja, Rosalie’s Mother, Avalon, as Eva Krichinsky, Enchanted April, as Mrs. Fisher, Last Action Hero, as Teacher, The Scarlet Letter, as Harriet Hibbons, Jane Eyre, as Mrs. Fairfax, Tea with Mussolini, as Mary Wallace, Dinosaur, as Baylene, Bringing Down the House, as Virginia Arness, Curious George, as Ms. Plushbottom, The Spiderwick Chronicles, as Aunt Lucinda Spiderwick.

Christopher Plummer

Where you know him from:

The Sound of Music, as Captain Von Trapp

The Man Who Would Be King, as Rudyard Kipling

An American Tail, as Henri

The Insider, as Mike Wallace

Inside Man, as Arthur Case

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, as Doctor Parnassus

Up, as Charles Muntz

Also look for him in: Stage Struck, as Joe Sheridan, The Fall of the Roman Empire, as Commodus, Inside Daisy Clover, as Raymond Swan, Waterloo, as Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, The Spiral Staircase, as Dr. Joe Sherman, The Return of the Pink Panther, as Sir Charles Litton, International Velvet, as John Seaton, The Silent Partner, as Harry Reikle, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, as General Chang, Malcolm X, as Chaplain Gill, Dolores Claiborne, as Det. John Mackey, Twelve Monkeys, as Dr. Goines, Dracula 2000, as Abraham Van Helsing, A Beautiful Mind, as Dr. Rosen, Nicholas Nickelby, as Ralph Nickleby, National Treasure, as John Adams Gates, Alexander, as Aristotle, Must Love Dogs, as Bill, Syriana ,as Dean Whiting, The New World, as Captain Newport, The Lake House, as Simon Wyler, Closing the Ring, as Jack, 9, as 1, The Last Station, as Tolstoy, Beginners, as Hal Fields, Priest, as Monsignor Orelas, Barrymore, as John Barrymore, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as Henrik Vanger.

Jon Polito

Where you know him from:

Barton Fink, as Lou Breeze

Miller’s Crossing, as Johnny Caspar

The Big Lebowski, as Da Fino

Seinfeld, “The Reverse Peephole,” as Silvio (the dude who is suspicious of his wife having an affair because of Kramer’s mink coat)

Also look for him in: Highlander, as Det. Walter Bedsoe, Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins, as Zack, The Rocketeer, as Bigelow, The Hudsucker Proxy, as Mr. Bumstead, The Crow, as Gideon, Blankman, as Michael “The Suit” Minnelli, Bushwhacked, as Agent Palmer, Stuart Little, as Detective Sherman, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, as Schoentell, The Man Who Wasn’t There, as Creighton Tolliver, The Box, as Michael Dickerson, Flags of Our Fathers, as Borough President, American Gangster, as Rossi.

Kevin Pollak

Oh man, Kevin Pollak. This dude can do it all. Any time he’s in a movie, the movie is better. Always.

Where you know him from:

The Usual Suspects, as Todd Hockney

A Few Good Men, as Lt. Sam Weinberg

Casino, as Phillip Green

The Whole Nine Yards, as Janni Gogolak

Also from his stand up. Dude does great Christopher Walken and Peter Falk impressions, among many others. (Seriously though, check out those two, especially the Falk. It’s insane how good it is.)

Also look for him in: Willow, as Rool, Avalon, as Izzy Kirk, L.A. Story, as Frank, Wayne’s World II, as Jerry Segel, Grumpy Old Men & Grumpier Old Men, as Jacob Goldman, Miami Rhapsody, as Jordan Marcus, Canadian Bacon, as Stu Smiley, That Thing You Do!, as Boss Vic Koss, She’s All That, as Wayne Boggs, The Wedding Planner, as Dr. John Dojny, 3000 Miles to Graceland, as Damitry, Juwanna Mann, as Lorne Daniels, The Whole Ten Yards, as Lazlo, Hostage, as Walter Smith, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause, as Cupid, Middle Men, as Curt Allmans, Cop Out, as Hunsaker, Red State, as ASAC Brooks (the epitome of the character actor role. He shows up, we all cheer, and he gets some of the biggest laughs in the film).

Michael J. Pollard

Where you know him from:

Bonnie and Clyde, as C.W. Moss

Scrooged, as Herman

Tango & Cash, as Owen

Also look for him in: The Stripper, as Jelly, Summer Magic, as Digby Popham, The Russians Are Coming, The Russians are Coming, as Stanley (airplane mechanic), Melvin and Howard, as Little Red, Roxanne, as Andy, Dick Tracy, as Bug Bailey, Tumbleweeds, as Mr. Cummings, House of 1000 Corpses, as Stucky.

Parker Posey

Where you know her from:

Josey and the Pussycats, as Fiona (or is that just me?)

Best in Show, as Meg Swan

Blade: Trinity, as Danica Talos

Superman Returns, as Kitty Kowalski

Also look for her in: Coneheads, as Stephanie, Dazed and Confused, as Darla Marks, Party Girl, as Mary, Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, not the shitty Will Ferrell movie), Basquiat, as Mary Boone, Waiting for Guffman, as Libby Mae Brown, You’ve Got Mail, as Patricia Eden, Scream 3, as Jennifer Jolie, The Anniversary Party, as Judy Adams, The Sweetest Thing, as Judy Webb, A Mighty Wind, as Sissy Knox, Laws of Attraction, as Serena, The Oh in Ohio, as Priscilla Chase, For Your Consideration, as Callie Webb, Fay Grim, as Fay Grim, Broken English, as Nora Wilder.

Pete Postlethwaite

Where you know him from:

Where don’t you know him from?

The Usual Suspects, as Kobayashi

In the Name of the Father, as Giuseppe Conlon

The Town, as Fergie Colm

Inception, as Maurice Fisher

Also look for him in: Distant Voices, Still Lives, as Father, Hamlet (Zeffirelli), as Player King, Alien³, as David, The Last of the Mohicans, as Capt. Beams, James and the Giant Peach, as Old Man, DragonHeart, as Gilbert of Glockenspur, Romeo + Juliet, as Father Laurence, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, as Roland Tembo, Amistad, as Holabird, The Shipping News, as Tert Card, Dark Water, as Veeck Æon Flux, as Keeper, The Omen (2006), as Father Brennan, Closing the Ring, as Quinlan, Clash of the Titans, as Spyros.

CCH Pounder

Where you know her from:

The Shield, as Captain Claudette Wyms

Face/Off, as Dr. Hollis Miller

Avatar, as Moat

Also look for her in: All That Jazz, as Nurse Blake, Prizzi’s Honor, as Peaches Altamont, Postcards from the Edge, as Julie Marsden, Benny & Joon, as Dr. Garvey, RoboCop 3, as Bertha, ER, as Dr. Angela Hicks, End of Days, as Detective Margie Francis, Orphan, as Sister Abigail.

Clifton Powell

Where you know him from:

Next Friday & Friday After Next, as Pinky

Ray, as Jeff Brown

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, as Big Smoke

Also look for him in: 3 Ninjas, as FBI Agent Kurl, Menace II Society, as Chancy, Dead Presidents, as Cutty, Phantoms, as Gen. Leland Copperfield, Deep Rising, as Mason, Rush Hour, as Luke, Bones, as Jeremiah Peet, Never Die Alone, as Moon, Norbit, as Earl Latimore, Street Kings, as Sergeant Green, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series, as Crenshaw the Slime/Black Dynamite’s Daddy.

Harve Presnell

Where you know him from:

Fargo, as Wade Gustafson

The Unsinkable Molly Brown, as “Leadville” Johnny J. Brown

Also look for him in: Paint Your Wagon, as Rotton Luck Willie, Face/Off, as Victor Lazarro, Saving Private Ryan, as Gen. George C. Marshall, Patch Adams, as Dean Anderson, The Legend of Bagger Vance, as John Invergordon, The Family Man, as Big Ed, Mr. Deeds, as Preston Blake, Old School, as Mr. Springbrook, Flags of Our Fathers, as Dave Severance, Evan Almighty, as Congressman Burows.

Vincent Price

Where you know him from:

Edward Scissorhands, as The Inventor

House of Wax, as Prof. Henry Jarrod

The Fly & Return of the Fly, as François Delambre

House on Haunted Hill, as Frederick Loren

The Tingler, as Dr. Warren Chapin

Laura, as Shelby Carpenter

The Baron of Arizona, as James Addison Reavis

The Great Mouse Detective, as Professor Ratigan

Oh, and…

Michael Jackson’s Thriller, as Narrator.

You may remember his part:

Darkness falls across the land
The midnight hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y’awl’s neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse’s shell
The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller

Also look for him in: The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, as Sir Walter Raleigh, Tower of London, as George – Duke of Clarence, The Invisible Man Returns, as Geoffrey Radcliffe, The House of the Seven Gables, as Clifford Pyncheon, Birgham Young, as Joseph Smith, The Song of Bernadette, as Prosecutor Vital Dutour, Wilson, as William Gibbs McAdoo, The Keys of the Kingdom, as Angus Mealey, Leave Her to Heaven, as Russell Quinton, Shock, as Dr. Richard Cross, Dragonwyck, as Nicholas Van Ryn, The Web, as Andrew Colby, The Long Night, as Maximilian the Great, Up in Central Park, as Boss Tweed, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, as The Invisible Man, The Three Musketeers, as Richelieu, The Bribe, as Carwood, His Kind of Woman, as Mark Cardigan, The Las Vegas Story, as Lloyd Rollins, While the City Sleeps, as Walter Kyne, The Vagabond King, as Narrator, The Ten Commandments, as Baka, The Story of Mankind, as Mr. Scratch/The Devil, The Bat, as Dr. Malcolm Wells, House of Usher, as Roderick Usher, Pit and the Pendulum, as Nicholas Medina, Tales of Terror, as Locke/Fortunato Luchresi/Ernest Valdemar, Tower of London, as Richard of Gloucester, The Raven, as Dr. Erasmus Craven, Diary of a Madman, as Magistrate Simon Cordier, Beach Party, as Big Daddy, The Haunted Palace, as Charles Dexter Ward/Joseph Curwen, The Comedy of Terrors, as Waldo Trumbull, The Last Man on Earth, as Dr. Robert Morgan, The Masque of the Red Death, as Prince Prospero, City in the Sea, as Sir Hugh, the Captain, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, as Dr. Golfoot, House of 1,000 Dolls, as Felix Manderville, Batman, as Egghead, Here Comes Peter Cottontail, as January Q. Irontail, The Abominable Dr. Phibes & Dr. Phibes Rises Again, as Dr. Anton Phibes, The Whales of August, as Mr. Maranov.

Jürgen Prochnow

Where you know him from:

Das Boot, as Capt.-Lt. Henrich Lehmann-Willenbrock – Der Alte

Beverly Hills Cop II, as Maxwell Dent

The English Patient, as Major Muller

Also look for him in: The Keep, as Captain Klaus Woermann, Dune, as Duke Leto Atreides, A Dry White Season, as Captain Stolz, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, as Woodsman, Body of Evidence, as Doctor Alan Paley, In the Mouth of Madness, as Sutter Cane, Judge Dredd, as Judge Griffin, Air Force One, as General Ivan Radek, The Replacement Killers, as Michael Kogan, The Da Vinci Code, as Andre Vernet, Beerfest, as Baron Wolfgang von Wolfhausen, Primeval, as Jacob Krieg, 24, as Sergei Bazhaev.

Robert Prosky

Where you know him from:

Mrs. Doubtfire, as Jonathan Lundy

The Natural, as The Judge

Dead Man Walking, as Hilton Barber

Also look for him in: Thief, as Leo, Christine, as Will Darnell, Broadcast News, as Ernie Merriman, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, as Grandpa Fred, Far and Away, as Daniel Christie, Hoffa, as Billy Flynn, Last Action Hero, as Nick, Rudy, as Father Cavanaugh, Miracle on 34th Street, as Judge Henry Harper, The Scarlet Letter, as Horace Stonehall, The Chamber, as E. Garner Goodman, Mad City, as Lou Potts, Dudley Do-Right, as Inspector Fenwick, Death to Smoochy, as Network Chairman.

Jonathan Pryce

Where you know him from:

Brazil, as Sam Lowry

Pirates of the Caribbean (Curse of the Black Pearl, Dead Man’s Chest & At World’s End), as Governor Weatherby Swann

Tomorrow Never Dies, as Elliott Carver

Also look for him in: Voyage of the Damned, as Joseph Manasse, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, as The Right Ordinary Horatio Jackson, Glengarry Glen Ross, as James Lingk, The Age of Innocence, as Rivière, Evita, as Juan Perón, Ronin, as Seamus O’Rourke, What A Girl Wants, as Alistair Payne, De-Lovely, as Gabe, The Brothers Grimm, as Delatombe, The New World, as King James, Leatherheads, as CC Frazier, Bedtime Stories, as Marty Bronson, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, as U.S. President.

Bill Pullman

Where you know him from:

Independence Day, as President Thomas J. Whitmore (“Good evening…”)

Spaceballs, as Lone Starr

Casper, as Dr. James Harvey (Oh yeah, I went there)

Also look for him in: Ruthless People, as Ear Mott, The Accidental Tourist, as Julian, Newsies, as Bryan Denton, A League of Their Own, as Bob Hinson, Singles, as Dr. Jeffrey Jamison, Sleepless in Seattle, as Walter, Wyatt Earp, as Ed Masterson, While You Were Sleeping, as Jack Callaghan, Lost Highway, as Fred Madison, Lake Placid, as Daryl Zero, Brokedown Palace, as Hank Greene, Lucky Numbers, as Det. Pat Lakewood, Igby Goes Down, as Jason, The Grudge, as Peter, Scary Movie 4, as Henry Hale (which is funny, because it directly spoofs his scene from The Grudge), You Kill Me, as Dave, Surveillance, as Sam Hallaway, The Killer Inside Me, as Billy Boy Walter.

Randy Quaid

Where you know him from:

Independence Day, as Russell Casse

Kingpin, as Ishmael

Christmas Vacation & Vegas Vacation, as Cousin Eddie

The Last Detail, as Meadows

Also look for him in: The Last Picture Show, as Lester Marlow, Paper Moon, as Leroy, The Missouri Breaks, as Little Tod, Bound for Glory, as Luther Johnson, Migrant Worker, Midnight Express, as Jimmy Booth, Days of Thunder, as Tim Daland, Quick Change, as Loomis, The Paper, as Michael McDougal, Major League II, as Johnny (the dude who heckles them from the bleachers), Hard Rain, as Sheriff Mike Collins, The Adventures of Rocky & Bullwinkle, as Cappy von Trapment, Not Another Teen Movie, as Mr. Briggs, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Bruno, Brokeback Mountain, as Joe Aguirre, The Ice Harvest, as Bill Guerrard, Goya’s Ghosts, as King Carlos IV.

John Qualen

Where you know him from:

His Girl Friday, as Earl Williams. (Convicted murderer in the rolltop desk. Yup. That’s him.)

The Grapes of Wrath, as Muley.

Casablanca, as Berger. (Laszlo’s contact.)

The Searchers, as Lars Jorgenson. (Vera Miles’s father.)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, as Peter Ericson. (Dude who owns the restaurant.)

Anatomy of a Murder, as Deputy Sheriff Sulo.

A Patch of Blue, as Mr. Faber. (The man for whom Elizabeth Hartman sells the beads.)

Arrowsmith, as Henry Novak — This is the cameo that made me want to write this article. He pops up once, for one short scene, and I was like, “Where do I know that guy’s voice from?” And then I realized, “Oh shit, Earl Williams!”

Also look for him in: Black Fury, as Mike Shemanskit, Wife vs. Secretary, as Mr. Jenkins. Knute Rockne All American, as Rockne’s father, The Devil and Daniel Webster, as Miser Stevens, Tortilla Flat, as Jose Maria Corcoran, The High and the Mighty, as Jose Locota, Elmer Gantry, as the shop owner.

Aidan Quinn

Where you know him from:

Benny & Joon, as Benjamin “Benny” Pearl

Legends of the Fall, as Alfred

Unknown, as Martin B

Also look for him in: Desperately Seeking Susan, as Dez, The Mission, as Felipe Mendoza, Stakeout, as Richard “Stick” Montgomery, Frankenstein, as Captain Robert Walton, Michael Collins, as Harry Boland, Practical Magic, as Officer Gary Hallet, Music of the Heart, as Brian Turner, Nine Lives, as Henry, Jonah Hex, as President Grant, Flipped, as Richard Baker, Weeds, as CEO.

Anthony Quinn

Where you know him from:

Lawrence of Arabia, as Auda Abu Tayi

La Strada, as Zampano

Zorba the Greek, as Alexis Zorba

The Ox-Bow Incident, as Juan Martinez

The Guns of Navarone, as Andrea

Requiem for a Heavyweight, as Louis “Mountain” Rivera

Lust for Life, as Paul Gauguin

Viva Zapata!, as Eufemio Zapata

Also look for him in: Parole!, as Zingo Browning, The Plainsman, as Cheyenne Indian, Waikiki Wedding, as Kimo, Union Pacific, as Jack Cordray, Road to Singapore, as Caesar, City for Conquest, as Murray Burns, Blood and Sand, as Manolo de Palma, They Died with Their Boots On, as Crazy Horse, Larceny Inc., as Leo Dexter, Road to Morocco, as Mullay Kasim, The Black Swan, as Wogan – Leech’s First Mate, Guadalcanal Diary, as Jesus “Soose” Alvaraz, Buffalo Bill, as Chief Yellow Hand, Back to Bataan, as Capt. Andres Bonifacio, Tycoon, as Ricky, City Beneath the Sea, as Tony Bartlett, Atilla, as Atilla, The Naked Street, as Phil Regal, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, as Quasimodo, The River’s Edge, as Ben Cameron, Wild Is the Wind, as Gino, Warlock, as Tom Morgan, Last Train from Gun Hill, as Craig Belden, Barabbas, as Barabbas, The Visit, as Serge Miller, Behold a Pale Horse, as Viñolas, A High Wind in Jamaica, as Chavez, The Shoes of the Fisherman, as Kiril Lakota, The Secret of Santa Vittoria, as Italo Bombolini, R.P.M., as Prof. F.W.J. ‘Paco’ Perez, Across 110th Street, as Capt. Mattelli, Ghosts Can’t Do It, as Scott, Jungle Fever, as Lou Carbone, Mobsters, as Don Giuseppe ‘Joe the Boss’ Masseria, Last Action Hero, as Tony Vivaldi, A Walk in the Clouds, as Don Pedro Aragon, Gotti, as Neil Dellacroce, Avenging Angelo, as Angelo Allieghieri.

Claude Rains

The father of all character actors. Walter Brennan is like the cooky grandfather, and Claude Rains is the father. This dude could do it all. I’m pretty sure there’s nobody who’s seen him in at least three of these roles that doesn’t love this man. He’s so awesome.

Where you know him from:

Casablanca, as Captain Louis Renault (who is shocked (shocked!) to find that gambling is going on here)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, as Senator Paine

The Adventures of Robin Hood, as Prince John

Here Comes Mr. Jordan, as Mr. Jordan

Also look for him in: The Invisible Man, as The Invisible Man, Anthony Adverse, as Marquis Don Luis, White Banners, as Paul Ward, Four Daughters, as Adam Lemp, Juarez, as Emperor Louis Napoleon III, The Wolf Man, as Sir John Talbot, Kings Row, as Dr. Alexander Tower, Now, Voyager, as Dr. Jaquith, Phantom of the Opera (1943), as the Phantom, Mr. Skeffington, as Mr. Skeffington, Caesar ad Cleopatra, as Caesar, Notorious, as Alexander Sebastian, The Lost World, as Prof. George Edward Challenger, Lawrence of Arabia, as Mr. Dryden, Twilight of Honor, as Art Harper, The Greatest Show on Earth, as King Herod.

Anne Ramsey

Where you know her from:

Throw Momma from the Train, as Momma (“Owen!!”)

The Goonies, as Mama Fratelli

I think those two is all you need.

Also look for her in: Any Which Way You Can, as Loretta Quince, Scrooged, as Woman in Shelter.

Michael Rappaport

Where you know him from:

True Romance, as Dick Ritchie

Planet of the Apes, as Cornelius

Deep Blue Sea, as Tom Scoggins

Also look for him in: The Basketball Diaries, as Skinhead, Kiss of Death, as Ronnie Gannon, Mighty Aphrodite, as Kevin, Cop Land, as Murray Babitch, Next Friday, as Mailman with Tax Notice, Small Time Crooks, as Denny, Men of Honor, as GM1 Snowhill, Bamboozled, as Thomas Dunwitty, Lucky Numbers, as Dale, Grand Theft Auto 3, as Joey Leone, Chappelle’s Show, as Popcopy Employee (from Episode 1, too), Hitch, as Ben, Big Fan, as Philadelphia Phil.

Basil Rathbone

Where you know him from:

The Adventures of Robin Hood, as Sir Guy

If I Were King, as King Louis XI

The Hound of the Baskervilles (and a bunch of other Holmes films), as Sherlock Holmes

Romeo and Juliet (1936), as Tybalt

Also look for him in: David Copperfield, as Mr. Murdstone, Anna Karenina, as Karenin, The Last Days of Pompeii, as Pontius Pilate, A Tale of Two Cities, as Marquis St. Eremonde, Captain Blood, as Levasseur, The Garden of Allah, as Count Ferdinand Anteon, Son of Frankenstein, as Baron Wolf von Frankenstein, The Black Cat, as Montague Hartley, We’re No Angels, as Andre Trochard.

This dude is the epitome of “scheming.” He’s awesome.

Thurl Ravenscroft

Primarily a voice actor, but trust me – you know him.

Where you know him from:

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, as the performer of “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch”

Also…

Snoopy Come Home, as the performer of “No Dogs Allowed!”

And… The Brave Little Toaster, as Kirby (the vacuum)

Brings back memories, doesn’t it?

Oh, and he was the voice of Tony the Tiger. Yeah… you know him.

Also look for him in: Pinocchio, as Monstro, Make Mine Music, as Singer, Alice in Wonderland, as Card Painter, Peter Pan, as Chorus Singer, The Glenn Miller Story, as The Mellormen, Love Me or Leave Me, as Singer, It’s Always Fair Weather ,as HArry Wilson, South Pacific, as Stewpot (singing voice), Sleeping Beauty, as Singer, 101 Dalmatians, as Captain, The Sword in the Stone, as Black Bart, Mary Poppins, as Hog/Andrew’s Whimper, The Aristocats, as Russian Cat, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, as the performer of “Portobello Road,” The Cat in the Hat, as Thing 1, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, as Singer, The Hobbit, as Goblin.

James Rebhorn

Where you know him from:

Scent of a Woman, as Mr. Trask

Independence Day, as Albert Nimzicki

The Game, as Jim Feingold

My Cousin Vinny, as George Wilbur

Seinfeld, “The Finale,” as D.A. Hoyt

Also look for him in: Silkwood, as Los Alamos Doctor, Basic Instinct, as Dr. McElwaine, White Sands, as FBI Agent Flynn, Lorenzo’s Oil, as Ellard Muscatine, Carlito’s Way, as Dist. Atty. Norwalk, Blank Check, as Fred Waters, The Talented Mr. Ripley, as Herbert Greenleaf, Meet the Parents, as Dr. Larry Banks, The Adventures of Pluto Nash, as Belcher, Far from Heaven, as Dr. Bowman, Head of State, as Sen. Bill Arnot, Cold Mountain, as Doctor, The Box, as Norm Cahill.

Vanessa Redgrave

Where you know him from:

Mission: Impossible, as Max

Atonement, as Older Briony

Blow-Up, as Jane

Julia, as Julia

Isadora, as Isadora Duncan

Also look for him in: A Man for All Seasons, as Anne Boleyn, Camelot, as Guenevere, Mary, Queen of Scots, as Mary, Queen of Scots, Murder on the Orient Express, as Mary Debenham, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, as Lola Deveraux, Agatha, as Agatha Christie, The Bostonians, as Olive Chancellor, Howards End, as Ruth Wilcox, Wilde, as Lady Speranza Wilde, Deep Impact, as Robin Lerner, Cradle Will Rock, as Countess Constance LaGrange, Girl, Interrupted, as Dr. Sonia Wick, The Pledge, as Annalise Hansen, Venus, as Valerie, Evening, as Ann Lord, Nip/Tuck, as Dr. Erica Noughton, Letters to Juliet, as Claire, The Whistleblower, as Madeleine Rees, Coriolanus, as Volumnia, Cars 2, as The Queen/Mama Topolino, Anonymous, as Queen Elizabeh I.

Peter Reigert

Where you know him from:

Animal House, as Donald Schoenstein

The Mask, as Lt. Mitch Kellaway

Bleacher Bums, as Decker (I fucking love this movie)

The Sopranos, as Ronald Zellman

Also look for him in: Local Hero, as MacIntyre, Oscar, as Aldo, Seinfeld, “The Finale” as James Kimbrough, Family Guy, “When You Wish Upon a Weinstein,” as Max Weinstein (this is the episode that got them cancelled the first time).

John C. Reilly

Where you know him from:

The Aviator, as Noah Dietrich

Gangs of New York, as Happy Jack Mulraney

Chicago, as Amos Hart

Boogie Nights, as Reed Rothchild

Magnolia, as Officer Jim Kurring

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, as Dewey Cox

Also look for him in: Casualties of War, as PFC Herbert Hatcher, We’re No Angels, as Young Monk, Days of Thunder, as Buck Bretherton, State of Grace, as Stevie McGuire, Shadows and Fog, as Cop at Police Station, Hoffa, as Pete Connelly, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, as Tucker Van Dyke, The River Wild, as Terry, Dolores Claiborne, as Const. Frank Stamshaw, Georgia, as Herman, Hard Eight, as John, The Thin Red Line, as Sgt. Storm, Never Been Kissed, as Gus, For Love of the Game, as Gus Sinski, The Perfect Storm, as Dale ‘Murph’ Murphy, The Anniversary Party, as Mac Forsyth, The Good Girl, as Phil Last, The Hours, as Dan Brown, Anger Management, as Older Arnie Shankman, Criminal, as Richard Gaddis, Dark Water, as Mr. Murray, A Prairie Home Companion, as Lefty, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as Cal Naughton Jr., Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, as Sasquatch, Year of the Dog, as Al, The Promotion, as Al, Step Brothers, as Dale Boback, 9, as 5, Zombieland, as Bathroomzombie, Cirqu du Freak: The Vampire’s Assistant, as Larten Crepsley, Cyrus, as John, The Extra Man, as Gershon Gruen, Cedar Rapids, as Dean Zeigler, We Need to Talk About Kevin, as Franklin, Carnage, as Michael Longstreet, The Dictator, as Bodyguard, Wreck-It Ralph, as Wreck-It Ralph.

James Remar

Where you know him from:

48 Hrs., as Albert Ganz

Dexter, as Harry Morgan

The Girl Next Door, as Hugo Posh

Also look for him in: The Warriors, as Ajax, Cruising, as Gregory, The Cotton Club, as Dutch Schultz, The Dream Team, as Gianelli, Drugstore Cowboy, as Gentry, Renaissance Man, as Captain Tom Murdoch, Miracle on 34th Street, as Jack Duff, Psycho (Gus Van Sant remake), as Patrolman, What Lies Beneath, as Warren Feur, 2 Fast 2 Furious, as Agent Markham, Duplex, as Chick, Blade: Trinity, as Ray Cumberland, Pineapple Express, as General Bratt, Red, as Gabriel Singer, X-Men: First Class, as US General, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, as Sideswipe.

Jean Reno

Where you know him from:

Leon: The Professional, as Léon

Mission: Impossible, as Franz Krieger

The Da Vinci Code, as Captain Bezu Fache

Also look for him in: La Femme Nikita, as Victor Nettoyeur, Godzilla, as Philippe Roaché, Ronin, as Vincent, Just Visiting, as Thibault, Rollerball, as Alexis Petrovich, The Pink Panther & The Pink Panther 2, as Gilbert Ponton, Flyboys, as Capt. Thenault, Couples Retreat, as Marcel, Armored, as Quinn, Margaret, as Ramon.

Anne Revere

Where you know her from:

National Velvet, as Mrs. Brown

Gentleman’s Agreement, as Mrs. Green

The Song of Bernadette, as Louise Soubirous

Also look for her in: The Keys of the Kingdom, as Agnes Fiske, The Thin Man Goes Home, as Crazy Mary, Fallen Angel, as Clara Mills, Dragonwyck, as Abigail Wells, Body and Soul, as Anna Davis, Forever Amber, as Mother Red Cap, A Place in the Sun, as Hanna Eastman, Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon, as Miss Farber.

Ving Rhames

Where you know him from:

You better know who Ving Rhames is. Or else, what are you? A Canadian?

Pulp Fiction, as Marcellus Wallace

Mission: Impossible, Mission: Impossible IIMission: Impossible III & Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, as Luther Stickell

Bringing Out the Dead, as Marcus

Also look for him in: Casualties of War, as Lt. Reilly, Jacob’s Ladder, as George, The People Under the Stairs, as Leroy, Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, as Mr. Stereo, Dave, as Duane Stevenson, Kiss of Death, as Omar, Striptease, as Shad, Con Air ,as Diamond Dog, Don King: Only in America, as Don King, Out of Sight ,as Budy Bragg, Entrapment, as Aaron Thibadeaux, Undisputed, as George “Iceman” Chambers, Dawn of the Dead, as Kenneth, Idlewild, as Spats, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, as Fred G. Duncan, The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, as Jibby Newsome, Surrogates, as The Prophet (have you seen him in this? He looks like Whoopi Goldberg. I call his character Vhoopi.), Piranha 3D & Piranha 3DD, as Deputy Fallon.

John Rhys-Davies

Where you know him from:

The Lord of the Rings, as Gimli/Treebeard

Raiders of the Lost Ark & Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, as Sallah

Also look for him in: Victor Victoria, as Andre Cassell, The Living Daylights, as General Leonid Pushin, The Great White Hype, as Johnny Windsor, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, as Viscount Mabrey, One Night with the King, as Mordechai.

Giovanni Ribisi

Where you know him from:

Saving Private Ryan, as Wade, Medic

G0ne in 60 Seconds, as Kip Raines

Boiler Room, as Seth Davis

Lost in Translation, as John

Also look for him in: That Thing You Do!, as Chad, The Other Sister, as Daniel McMann, The Gift, as Buddy Cole, Basic, as Kendall, Cold Mountain, as Junior, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, as Dex, The Flight of the Phoenix, as Elliott, The Big White, as Ted Waters, Middle Men ,as Wayne Beering, Public Enemies, as Alvin Karpis, Avatar, as Parker Selfridge, The Rum Diary, as Moberg.

Miranda Richardson

Where you know her from:

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (and also briefly in Deathly Hallows Part 1), as Rita Skeeter

The Crying Game, as Jude

Sleepy Hollow, as Lady Van Tassel/Crone

Also look for her in: Empire of the Sun, as Mrs. Victor, Enchanted April, as Rose Arbuthnot, Damage, as Ingrid Fleming, Tom & Viv, as Vivienne Haigh-Wood, The Apostle, as Toosie, Chicken Run, as Mrs. Tweedy, Get Carter, as Gloria, Spider, as Yvonne/Mrs. Cleg, The Hours, as Vanessa Bell, The Phantom of the Opera, as Madame Giry, Paris, Je T’Aime, as La femme au trench rouge (“Bastille” segment), Southland Tales, as Nana Mae Frost, Fred Claus, as Annette Claus, The Young Victoria, as Duchess of Kent, Made in Dagenham, as Barbara Castle.

Don Rickles

Where you know him from:

His amazing stand-up act that he’s been doing for over 50 years. You can check it out in the fantastic documentary Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project. You can Watch it Instantly on Netflix. Seriously. Take 90 Minutes. You won’t be disappointed. This dude is one of my top five favorite comedians (Carlin is #1. Obviously).

Toy Story, Toy Story 2 & Toy Story 3, as Mr. Potato Head

Casino, as Billy Sherbert

Also look for him in: Run Silent Run Deep, as Quartermaster 1st Class Ruby, X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, as Crane, Muscle Beach Party, as Jack Fanny, Bikini Beach, as Big Drag, Pajama Party, as Big Bang The Martian, Beach Blanket Bingo, as Big Drop (had to include all three. The subtleties are key), Kelly’s Heroes, as SSgt. Crapgame, Dirty Work, as Mr. Hamilton.

Alan Rickman

Where you know him from:

Die Hard, as Hans Gruber

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Chamber of Secrets, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire, Order of the Phoenix, Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows Part 1 & Deathly Hallows Part 2, as Severus Snape

Love Actually, as Harry

Also look for him in: The January Man, as Ed, Quigley Down Under, as Elliott Marston, Truly Madly Deeply, as Jamie, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, as Sheriff George of Nottingham, Bob Roberts, as Lukas Hart III, Sense and Sensibility, as Col. Christopher Brandon, Michael Collins, as Eamon de Valera, Judas Kiss, as Detective David Friedman, Dogma, as Metatron, Galaxy Quest, as Alexander Dane, Blow Dry, as Phil Allen, Something the Lord Made, as Dr. Alfred Blalock, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as Marvin, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, as Antoine Richis, Nobel Son, as Eli Michaelson, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, as Judge Turpin, Alice in Wonderland, as Blue Caterpillar, Gambit, as Lionel Shahbandar.


Richard Riehle

Where you know him from:

Office Space, as Tom Smykowski

Also look for him in: Black Rain, as Crown, Glory, as Quartermaster, Fried Green Tomatoes, as Reverend Scroggins, Of Mice and Men, Carlson, Hero, as Robinson, Free Willy, as Wade, The Fugitive, as Old Guard, Jury Duty, as Principal Beasely, Casino, as Charlie Clark, Executive Decision, as Airline Marshal George Edwards, The Fan, as Shopkeeper, Ghosts of Mississippi, as Tommy Mayfield, One Eight Seven, as Walter, Mercury Rising, as Edgar Halstrom, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, as Dune Buggy Driver, Lethal Weapon 4, as INS Agent, Mighty Joe Young, as Commander Gorman, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, as Bob Bigalow, Joe Dirt, as Car Dealer, Bandits, as Larry Fife, The Hebrew Hammer, as Santa, Mysterious Skin, as Charlie, Wedding Crashers, as Funeral Guest, Halloween II, as Buddy the Night Watchman, Bridesmaids, as Bill Cozbi, Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer, as Ringmaster.

Ron Rifkin

Where you know him from:

L.A. Confidential, as D.A. Ellis Loew

The Negotiator, as Grant Frost

Alias, as Arvin Sloane

Also look for him in: The Sunshine Boys, as T.V. Floor Manager, JFK, as Mr. Goldberg/Spiesel, Husbands and Wives, as Richard, Rain’s Analyst, Manhattan Murder Mystery, as Sy, Boiler Room, as Judge Marty Davis, Keeping the Faith, as Larry Friedman, The Majestic, as Kevin Bannermann The Sum of All Fears, as Secretary of State Sidney Owens.

Rob Riggle

Where you know him from:

The Hangover, as Officer Franklin

Step Brothers, as Randy

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard, as Peter Selleck

Also look for him in: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, as Jack Telmont, Unaccompanied Minors, as Head Guard Hoffman, Killers, as Henry, The Other Guys, as Martin, Going the Distance, as Ron, Larry Crowne, as Jack Strang, Big Miracle, as Dean Glowacki, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, as O’Hare, 21 Jump Street, as Mr. Walters.

Michael Rispoli

Where you know him from:

Rounders, as Grama

Death to Smoochy, as Spinner Dunn

Kick-Ass, as Big Joe

Also look for him in: While You Were Sleeping, as Joey Fusco Jr., To Die For, as Ben DeLuca, Homeward Bound 2: Lost in San Francisco, as Jack, Volcano, as Gator Harris, Snake Eyes, as Jimmy George, Summer of Sam, as Joey T, The Sopranos, as Jackie Aprile, Mr. 3000, as Boca, The Weather Man, as Russ, Invincible, as Max Cantrell, The Taking of Pelham 123, as John Johnson, The Rum Diary, as Bob Sala.

Thelma Ritter

Where you know her from:

Rear Window, as Stella

All About Eve, as Birdy

Pickup on South Street, as Moe Williams

Also look for her in: Miracle on 34th Street, as Peter’s Mother, A Letter to Three Wives,as Sadie Dugan, The Mating Season, as Ellen McNulty, With a Song in My Heart, as Clancy, Titanic (1953), as Maude Young, Daddy Long Legs, as Alicia Pritchard, Pillow Talk, as Alma, The Misfits, as Isabelle Steers, Birdman of Alcatraz, as Elizabeth Stroud, How the West Was Won, as Agatha Clegg.

Linus Roache

Where you know him from:

Batman Begins, as Thomas Wayne

Find Me Guilty, as Sean Kierney

The Wings of the Dove, as Merton Densher

Also look for him in: Hart’s War, as Capt. Peter A. Ross, The Chronicles of Riddick, as Purifier, The Forgotten, as A Friendly Man, The Namesake, as Mr. Lawson, Law & Order, as Executive A.D.A. Michael Cutter.

Jason Robards

One of the great character actors for all time. Love this man.

Where you know him from:

Once Upon a Time in the West, as Cheyenne

All the President’s Men, as Ben Bradlee

Magnolia, as Earl Partridge.

Also look for him in: Long Day’s Journey Into Night, as Jamie Tyrone, A Thousand Clowns, as Murray (great movie), A Big Hand for the Little Lady, as Henry Drummond, Any Wednesday, as John Cleves, Divorce American Style, as Nelson Downes, The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, as Al Capone, Hour of the Gun, as Doc Holliday, Isadora, as Singer, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, as Cable Hogue, Tora! Tora! Tora!, as Lt. Gen. Walter C. Short, Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid, as Governor Wallace, Julia, as Dashiell Hammett, Comes a Horseman, as J.W. Ewing, Melvin and Howard, as Howard Hughes, Something Wicked This Way Comes, as Charles Halloway, Parenthood, as Frank Buckman, Quick Change, as Chief Rotzinger, Philadelphia, as Charles Wheeler, The Paper, as Graham Keighley, Little Big League, as Thomas Heywood, Crimson Tide, as Rear Admiral Anderson, Board of Inquiry President, Enemy of the State, as Congressman Phillip Hammersley.

Doris Roberts

Where you know her from:

Everybody Loves Raymond, as Marie Barone

Christmas Vacation, as Frances Smith

The Heartbreak Kid, as Mrs. Cantrow

Also look for her in: Something Wild, as Mary Ann’s Co-Worker, Dear Heart, as Desk Clerk at Train Station, Barefoot in the Park, as Hotel Maid, Little Murders, as Mrs. Chamberlain, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, as Jessie – The Mayor’s Wife, Hester Street, as Mrs. Kavarsky, The Rose, as Mrs. Foster, Remington Steele, as Mildred Krebs, Used People, as Aunt Lonnie, My Giant, as Rose Kaminski, Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star, as Peggy Roberts, Grandma’s Boy, as Grandma Lilly, Keeping Up with the Steins, as Rose Fiedler, Madea’s Witness Protection, as Barbara.

Eric Roberts

Where you know him from:

The Dark Knight, as Maroni

The Pope of Greenwich Village, as Paulie

Runaway Train, as Buck McGeehy

Star 80, as Paul Snider

Also look for him in: Final Analysis, as Jimmy Evans, It’s My Party, as Nick Stark, The Cable Guy, as Eric Roberts, Cecil B. DeMented, as Honey’s Ex, Spun, as The Man, National Security, as Nash, A Guise to Recognizing Your Saints, as Antonio, Hollywood Dreams, as Thomas Kurt, DOA: Dead or Alive, as Donovan, Witless Protection, as Wilford Duvall, Entourage, “Tree Trippers,” as Eric Roberts, The Expendables, as James Munroe, Sharktopus, as Nathan Sands.

May Robson

Where you know her from:

Bringing Up Baby, as Aunt Elizabeth

A Star is Born, as Grandmother Lettie Blodgett

Lady for a Day, as Apple Annie

Also look for her in: Chicago, as Mrs. Morton – Matron, Red-Headed Woman, as Aunt Jane, Dinner at Eight, as Mrs. Wendel, Alice in Wonderland, as Queen of Hearts, Anna Karenina, as Countess Bronsky, Wife vs. Secretary, as Mimi, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, as Aunt Polly, Four Daughters, as Aunt Etta, They Made Me a Criminal, as Grandma Rafferty.

Alex Rocco

Where you know him from:

The Godfather, as Moe Green (He made his bones while you were still going out with cheerleaders.)

Also look for him in: The Friends of Eddie Coyle, as Jimmy Scalise, The Stunt Man, as Police Chief Jake, Canonball Run II, as Tny, The George Carlin Show, as Harry Rossetti (actually pretty good for the relatively short run it had), Get Shorty, as Jimmy Capp, That Thing You Do!, as Sol Siler, A Bug’s Life, as Thorny, The Wedding Planner, as Salvatore, The Country Bears, as Rip Holland, Find Me Guilty, as Nick Calabrese, Smokin’ Aces, as Serna.

Sam Rockwell

Where you know him from:

Moon, as Sam Bell

The Green Mile, as “Wild Bill” Wharton

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, as Charley Ford

Matchstick Men, as Frank Mercer

Charlie’s Angels, as Eric Knox

Also look for him in: Last Exit to Brooklyn, as Al, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, as Head Thug, In the Soup, as Pauli, Basquiat, as Thug, Safe Men, as Sam, Celebrity, as Darrow Entourage, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as Francis Flute, Galaxy Quest, as Guy Fleegman, Heist, as Jimmy Silk, Welcome to Collinwood, as Pero, Confessions of a Dangerous Minds, as Chuck Barris, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, as Zaphod Beeblebrox, Snow Angels, as Glenn Marchand, Choke, as Victor Mancini, Frost/Nixon, as James Reston, Jr., The Winning Season, as Bill, G-Force, as Darwin, Gentleman Broncos, as Bronco/Brutus, Everybody’s Fine, as Robert, Iron Man 2, as Justin Hammer, Conviction, as Kenny Waters, Cowboys & Aliens, as Doc.

Mark Rolston

Where you know him from:

The Shawshank Redemption, as Bogs

The Departed, as Delahunt

Aliens, as Pvt. Drake

Also look for him in: Lethal Weapon 2, as Hans, RoboCop 2, as Stef, Eraser, as J. Scar, Daylight, as Chief Dennis Wilson, Hard Rain, as Wayne Bryce, Rush Hour, as Agent Warren Russ, Saw V & Saw VI, as Dan Erickson.

Cesar Romero

Where you know him from:

The Thin Man, as Chris Jorgenson

Batman (1966, and the show), as The Joker

Also look for him in: The Little Princess, as Ram Dass, Frontier Marshal, as Doc Holliday, Vera Cruz, as Marquis Henri de Labordere, Around the World in 80 Days, as Achmed Abdullah’s Henchman, Ocean’s Eleven (1960), as Duke Santos.

Michael Rooker

Where you know him from:

Mallrats, as Svenning

Cliffhanger, as Hal Tucker

Tombstone, as Sherman McMasters

Also look for her in: Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer, as Henry, Eight Men Out, as Chick Gandil, Mississippi Burning, as Frank Bailey, Sea of Love, as Terry, Music Box, as Karchy Laszlo, Days of Thunder, as Rowdy Burns, JFK, as Bill Broussard, The Bone Collector, as Captain Howard Cheney, The 6th Day, as Robert Marshall, Undisputed, as A.J. Mercker, Slither, as Grant Grant, Jumper, as William Rice, Super, as Abe.

Stephen Root

This man has been in almost everything.

Where you know him from:

Office Space, as Milton

O Brother, Where Art Thou?, as Radio Station Man

King of the Hill, as Bill Dauterive

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, as Gordon

Also look for him in: Crocodile Dundee II, as DEA Agent, Black Rain, as Berg, Ghost, as Police Sgt., Dave, as Don Durenberger, NewsRadio, as Jimmy James, Finding Nemo, as Bubbles, The Ladykillers, as Fernand Gudge, Jersey Girl, as Greenie, Surviving Christmas, as Dr. Freeman, Just Friends, as KC, Idiocracy, as Judge Hank “The Hangman” BMW, No Country for Old Men, as Man who hires Wells, Mad Money, as Glover, Drillbit Taylor, as Principal Doppler, Leatherheads, as Suds, The Soloist, as Curt Reynolds, Imagine That, as Fred Franklin, The Men Who Stare at Goats, as Gus Lacey, The Conspirator, as John Lloyd, Cedar Rapids, as Bill Krogstad, Red State, as Sheriff Wynan, Rango, as Doc/Merrmiack/Mr. Snuggles, J. Edgar, as Arthur Koehler.

Chelcie Ross