They say that the age of movie stars is coming to an end, that the days when the audience went to any movie just to see the main actors are long gone. It’s true that there are few truly mainstream stars, but talented actors still have loyal fans who will come to see whatever they do.

Redditors on r/movies, the largest movie subreddit, recently got together to discuss which artists they would watch in anything. It is enough to see these actors in the credits so that they buy tickets. They select character actors, including some of the most compelling performers of their generation.



10 Sam Rockwell

Moon - 2009
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Sam Rockwell since 1996 has been giving spectacular, usually unbelievable performances. moonlight box. Some of his most memorable roles include alien President Zaphod Beeblebrox in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the GalaxyPolice Officer Jason Dixon Three billboards on the border of Ebbing, MissouriAnd George Bush V Vice.

“Regardless of the role, he always brings his best performance,” user TrueLegateDamar said. Redditor Mr_Sophistication462 named Moon as his best work, saying, “Rockwell’s performance was immediately grossly underestimated. The dude was a one-man show for the ages.”

9 Krysten Ritter

Krysten Ritter as Jessica Jones in Jessica Jones
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Following her prominent role as Jane Margolis in Breaking Bad, Krysten Ritter has taken on a number of complex, often broken characters, though few projects have made full use of her talents. She’s great as a vampire in a horror comedy Vampires and electrifying at Marvel’s Jessica Jones. Not surprisingly, she has developed a small but loyal fan base.

“Another Krysten Ritter, who I consider to be one of the most underrated actresses in the film industry. I’ve watched quite a few films (including TV shows) she’s been in, from comedies to dramas, and her range is absolutely phenomenal. ,” user phantom_avenger said.

8 Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe as Jesus in The Last Temptation of Christ drinks the cup

Knowing how to play heroes and villains Willem Dafoe has captivated the public for almost five decades. His range is amazing: few actors can boast that they played both a vampire and a son of God. He keeps pushing himself outside of his comfort zone, as he did in Robert EggersX Lighthouseand will probably do it again with the upcoming Nosferatu.

“Willem Dafoe takes everything he’s involved to the next level,” said Reddit user Adiboyer. “Who else could play the real Max Shrek? Then Defoe is so cute in Florida Project. He steals Platoon. All three were not nominated for an Oscar. someone to get Tarantino to get Dafoe an Oscar for supporting role,” said user knightm7R.

7 J.K. Simmons

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J.K. Simmons master of the withering gaze. He is one of the most accomplished character actors of the last three decades, showing his talent in everything from indie dramas to superhero blockbusters. He is also good at voice acting, especially as the voice of Korra’s mentor Tenzin in The Legend of Korra.

“Any role he plays is incredible! I also love how he even shows a range in the different types of jerks he plays. He plays the cute jerk in J. John Jameson in Spiderman films, but he plays a despicable and scary jerk in Fletcher in Whip (one of the most deserving Oscars in history, IMHO),” said user phantom_avenger.

6 Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman in Leon: The Professional

Another acting giant Gary Oldman repeatedly stole the show in a variety of roles, from Winston Churchill To Sid Vicious. Like Defoe, he excels at playing both protagonists and villains (in Harry Potter, he does both at the same time).

he will play President Harry Truman in the coming Oppenheimer, will undoubtedly replenish his filmography with another cult role. “Best character actor without a doubt,” said Reddit user RerMurray. “Maybe he was in a movie that you saw but didn’t even know. He is a chameleon,” added one user.

5 Melanie Lynskey

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New Zealand actress Melanie Lynskey first attracted attention for her breakthrough role in Peter Jackson movie celestial beings at just 17 years old. She continued to appear in such projects as several successful projects such as broken glass And two and a half peoplethough rarely in a leading role.

Her career has advanced dramatically in recent years, with notable roles in Don’t look up, yellow jackets, Last of us, and more on the horizon. “Linsky ever since celestial beings, said user Ladybeetus. So glad she’s finally getting what she deserves. Her and Allison Tolman It was a dream casting.”

4 Paul Dano

Paul Dano

Paul Danocareer development was interesting to watch. He started out as a child prodigy in films like LIE And Little Miss Happyproved his dramatic chop in There will be bloodturned to directing wild nature, and now seems perfectly comfortable in any role. Who else could play Batman villain and Steven Spielbergdad in the same year?

“Paul Dano never had a bad role,” user RememberTommorrow said. “Paul Dano is one of the few people that every time I saw him in something, he and the movie as a whole were great, so I will watch things just because he is in them,” said Reddit user DeeDee_GigaDooDoo.

3 Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd

Helen Bonham Carterfilmography includes some of the most iconic films of the last quarter century such as Fight club, Harry PotterAnd King’s speech. She knows how to get used to non-standard and unusual personalities, making them feel down to earth and believable. Next time she will play together Anthony Hopkins in a movie about Nicholas WintonBritish stockbroker who helped save many Jewish children on the eve of World War II.

“She excels in everything she does. Even when the movie is bad, she’s great. She’s also ditching weird character roles and moving on to more serious stuff, and she’s still doing well. She has a great acting range,” user lynypixie said.

2 Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis

Andy Serkis best known for his motion capture performances, playing legendary characters such as Caesar in planet of the apesSnoke’s Supreme Leader star Warsand, of course, Gollum. But his live work is also amazing. He’s great as Klaue in the MCU and Alfred in Robert PattisonX Batmanto name just two.

“Whether he is in a mocap or in his beefy human form, I will look at him in whatever. I’m still amazed death of a superhero“, – said the user of Gurablashta.Einstein and Eddington it was great. He was as perfect as Einstein,” added Reddit user Migraine_Megan.

1 Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton in Birdman
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From Batman To Birdman, beetle juice To Jackie Brown, Michael Keaton repeatedly knocked him out of the park. He is probably best known for his roles in superhero films, but his best work may be in Ray Kroc biopic Founder and his role as an investigative journalist “Robbie” Robinson V Searchlight.

“Michael Keaton was the first name that came to mind. The dude was even mediocre at best. Robocop the remake is watchable,” user DashCat9 said. “Love Keaton from the very beginning. Clean and sober. Keaton smashed it in Founder. Dude, did he nail Croc or what? No one gives him the credit he deserves as the Vulture in Spiderman too,” Expensive-Sentence66 told Redditor.