My Favorite Character Actors

A collection of great actors you'd recognize in a second but probably couldn't name w/o the help of Wikipedia. It helped greatly in making this list.
  1. 1.
    Michael Gambon
    A questionable inclusion now that we're living in a post-Harry Potter era, but still including him for the pre-HP era.
  2. 2.
    Brendan Gleeson
  3. 3.
    Tom Wilkinson
  4. 4.
    Brian Cox
  5. 5.
    Rade Šerbedžija
    Hands down best character in Snatch, (Boris).
  6. 6.
    Peter Stormare
  7. 7.
    Ray Winstone
  8. 8.
    William Fichtner
  9. 9.
    Bruce Greenwood
  10. 10.
    Richard Jenkins
  11. 11.
    Bruce McGill
  12. 12.
    Keith David
  13. 13.
    Jason Isaacs
  14. 14.
    Chris Ellis
    This IMDB profile on this guy is pretty incredible. He's got a small to medium sized role in half of my favorites from the past 25 years.
  15. 15.
    David O'Hara
  16. 16.
    Colm Meaney
  17. 17.
    Bill Smitrovich
    Badass, yet oddly comforting military character in pretty much every great action movie ever.
  18. 18.
    Will Patton
    Another Bruckheimer gem.
  19. 19.
    William Forsythe
  20. 20.
    David Morse
  21. 21.
    John Spencer
  22. 22.
    Michael Byrne
    Despite being very British, he's pretty much always playing a Nazi or a Russian.
  23. 23.
    Tommy Flanagan
  24. 24.
    Chris Cooper
  25. 25.
    Tom Sizemore
  26. 26.
    James Cromwell