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August 01, 2011

"That Guy" Open Thread. [krak]

You know him. The one that always plays the sleazy two-bit con-man who always has the one piece of information that breaks the case wide open?

UPDATED for being too specific. Include any character actor. The town drunk, the sappy boyfriend, the eternal sidekick...

I have a bunch of favorites. Harry Dean Stanton never fails to deliver a performance that makes you feel at least a little sorry for his character.

My all time favorite is probably M. Emmet Walsh, who uttered one of my favorite movie lines in a movie full of great movie lines.

No, not that mother-scratcher! Bill Parker. Anyway, we're approaching the wreck, and there's this spherical object a restin' in the highway. And it's not a piece of the car.

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