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Tue, Jun 18, 2019 12:09 PM

Live Poll: IMDb Users Favorite Character Actor

who is your favorite character actor?

A character actor is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters. The term, often contrasted with that of leading actor, is somewhat abstract and open to interpretation. In a literal sense, all actors can be considered character actors since they all play "characters", but in the usual sense it is an actor who plays a distinctive and important supporting role.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049610122/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/Cmb_gJgvwKo/

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a year ago

Does Michael Caine count? He had many supporting roles.

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I love Bob Gunton. He's one of the finest! Ever! My suggestion:
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0348409/

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J.T. Walsh was, too. :D (My pick is still Bob Gunton)
https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000687/

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no, he's had many leading roles

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But well, what about Bob Gunton?

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Nice! Thank you.

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a year ago

I hesitate between John Turturro and Steve Buscemi... and I can't decide!

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Take Buscemi. He's cooler. ;D

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But Turturro is underrated...

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Also true.

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a year ago

George Kennedy

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Nice pick. Grand Monsieur.

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NDbportmanfan 1,
I thought about requesting George, too!  He appeared in some cheesy films that were featured on RiffTrax and then he was on Dallas... he's not a terrible actor, but he's become an inside joke with me, so I like him and I'm glad he will be on the poll!  :)

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Also, he never changed through his whole life, lol:
Image result for george kennedy young photos

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Good for him!

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a year ago

I'd like to nominate a woman but Denis O'Hare has been my favorite for years. 

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That made me think of Michael Rooker whom I'm can scarcely remember starring in anything. I can at least recall Michael Biehn starring in The Terminator and as well as a low-key (possibly made-for-TV) movie Asteroid, but indeed he most often plays a supporting character.

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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy II
Cliffhanger
The Walking Dead (tv-series)
Henry - Portrait of a Serial Killer (leading role)

These are the titles that come to my mind about Michael Rooker. I guess there are some more I saw. I'd have to search. :) I saw Michael Biehn in some later trash movies.

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a year ago

Already added my #1 pick, but I'm disappointed no one's nominated John Carradine. :-(

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Alright, RIVEROTTER.  If it will make you happy, I'll be the one to nominate JOHN CARRADINE.  Just tell me what I have to do to get his name on your list?

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he's on. Thanks!

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a year ago

If he counts I'll nominate my favorite actor, Bob Peck

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a year ago

Anyone want to nominate John Hawkes? https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0370035/?ref_=tt_cl_t4

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a year ago

anyone

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Are you allowing people to have 2nd picks?

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a year ago

Max Von Sydow, do you think he can fit in?

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