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19 actors who were fully committed to a role and played their roles a little too well

Actors whose acting caught you or scared you.

Recently, a Redditor asked a pertinent question that many of us have considered on many occasions: Which actor played their role for good? The answers had some expected names, but some overlooked stars often seen in supporting roles were also mentioned.


“Stanley Tucci ind The lovely bones. It took me forever to get the creepy character out of my head every time I saw him. “

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“Kathy Bates ind Misery. “

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“Sam Rockwell in most of his roles. For me as a kid, he was the most compelling character in The green Mile – and Tom Hanks starred in that film. “

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“Glenn Howerton as Dennis Reynolds.”

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“Giancarlo Esposito as Gus i Breaking Bad. He was radiantly evil. “

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“Bryan Cranston as Walter White. Also the guy (Raymond Cruz) who played Tuco.”

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“Malcolm McDowell ind A Clockwork Orange. I can not even look at the guy. “

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“Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter.”

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“Javier Bardem as Anton Chigurh in No land for old men. “

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“John Goodman ind 10 Cloverfield Lane. “

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“Joaquin Phoenix ind Gladiator. I could not see him in another movie for years because I hated his character so much. “

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“Jake Gyllenhaal ind Nightcrawler. “

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“Catherine O’Hara ind Schitt’s Creek. I have no idea how she managed to do everything consistently over the top and yet not turn her character into a despicable self-parody (on a parody of a spoiled millionaire wife). “

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“Ralph Fiennes ind Schindler’s list scared me. “

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“John Lithgow in the One Season of Dexter. I can not look at him in the same way anymore. “

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“Matthew Lillard as Shaggy.”

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“The pedophile comes in Prison escape. “

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“Jon Heder can not regret Napoleon Dynamite. “

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And finally: “Christian Bale from American Psycho. “

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