This was difficult for me because I love actors, love the roles they get (as opposed to many of the roles women get, as I mentioned in my 20 Actresses Meme post), but I also have a psychotic fondness for supporting actors. There’s a huge huge pool of candidats to choose from. That said, I promise I only cheated a little, and of course I included some runners-up too. And while posting this I recalled several actresses I forgot in the previous Twenty Actresses meme. Where’s Pam Grier? Emma Thompson? Laura Dern? I’m an idiot.
Orson Welles – My favorite actor. I emulate him by walking around the house bellowing, “Who ate the last Fudgsicle?!”
Charles Laughton – Known as Charles Fucking Laughton in this household. And don’t you fucking forget it.
Claude Rains – It’s hard to see Claude in this picture. Hint: look under the hair.
George Brent – You have no idea how hard it is to find a picture of a non-mustachioed George.
Samuel L Jackson
Arthur Kennedy – He’s #19.5 in this list of 20.
Takashi Shimura is a runner-up only because I haven’t seen him in enough films. I haven’t yet seen “Ikuru”, and don’t even remember him in “Godzilla”. The fault here is entirely my own.
Lon Chaney, who I used to adore but my love for him is waning. I’m starting to feel he’s more gimmick than substance. I dunno, that may change.
Robert Mitchum, who is a great actor but without much range. And he’s a dick in interviews.
Dick isn’t officially in this list because I have already sung my praises of Dick in a previous post, but I didn’t want him to feel left out. Here he is with Ginger Rogers doing her Eve Arden impression.