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What is one supporting role that truly stole the screen every scene they were in?

  • 05-05-2022 4:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1

    Mine is always gonna be Djimon Hounsou. One of the most spine chilling and biting perfomance of all time. The way he stole the screen from Leonardo Dicaprio is mind blowing, and the passion and dedication from him makes this definitely the most believable perfomance from a supporting character since Ralph Fiennes in Schindler’s List. So what is your’s? Let me know.



  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Any of these

    Christoph Waltz, Inglorious Bastards

    Heath Ledger, the Dark Knight

    Robin Williams, Good Will hunting

    Ed Norton, Primal Fear

    Al Pacino, Glengarry Glen Ross

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,947 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    Nancy Marchand - The Sopranos…she literally stole every scene she was in. She didn’t need a script… she could enable you to understand what was going on in the brain of Livia with a raised eyebrow, a glance, a look, those hilarious double takes at people. Brilliant.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,928 ✭✭✭✭Thelonious Monk

    the Thomas Cromwell guy in that Bridge of Spies film

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,593 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    As this is the TV forum, I'll pick Tom Pelphrey in Ozark, phenomenal performance also Mark Sheppard as Crowley in Supernatural, so good cheeky and devilish

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,430 ✭✭✭denismc

    Jeremy Irons, Margin Call

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,052 ✭✭✭mr_edge_to_you

    That's a great shout.

    The more I watch the Sopranos the more I appreciate how amazing Nancy Marchand was and how important Livia is to the whole thing. I think Livia is evil. Apparently the Saints of Newark movie goes into her character in more depth. Yet to watch it.

    More current and probably not where the op was going, but I think Tommy Tiernan is outstanding in Derry Girls!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,635 ✭✭✭dotsman

    OJ Simpson in the Naked Gun Movies - Nordberg was just brilliant! 😁

  • Posts: 1,344 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    Cuba golding junior in Jerry Maguire...... he had that part nailed down......." show me the money jerry"

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,832 ✭✭✭silliussoddius

    Rik Mayall in Blackadder.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,756 ✭✭✭Thecageyone

    Joe Pesci, Goodfellas and Casino

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  • Registered Users Posts: 366 ✭✭MeisterG

    Orson Welles - The Third Man

    Christopher Waltz - Inglorious Basterds

  • Registered Users Posts: 366 ✭✭MeisterG

    Oh and Trigger in Only Fools …

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,561 ✭✭✭enfant terrible

    Benicio Del Toro in The Usual Suspects

  • Registered Users Posts: 359 ✭✭markw7

    Every character in Boba Fett who wasn't named Boba Fett🤣

  • Registered Users Posts: 366 ✭✭MeisterG

    Alan Rickman - anything

  • Registered Users Posts: 372 ✭✭brookers

    Margo martindale in The Americans.

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,849 ✭✭✭✭silverharp

    Berta in Two and a half men

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,394 ✭✭✭NSAman

    Beaker in every Muppet movie!

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,061 ✭✭✭✭El_Duderino 09

    Andrew Scott won a a bafta for his performance as Moriarty in Sherlock. It was his break out roll too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 85,593 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

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  • Registered Users Posts: 85,593 ✭✭✭✭JP Liz V1

    Alan Cumming as Eli Gold

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,975 ✭✭✭Hangdogroad

    Maybe you should have specified tv or movies op, seeing as its in the television thread.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    Andrew Robinson as Garak in Deep Space 9

    Or Louise Fletcher in the same show.

    They absolutely owned the screen

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,209 ✭✭✭alan partridge aha

    TUCO (Eli Wallach), The Good, the bad. Absolutely outstanding performance and should have got an Oscar.

  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭Konny Rool

    Peter Lorre in pretty much most films he was in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,085 ✭✭✭Be right back

    Emily Blunt in the devil wears prada.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,165 ✭✭✭paul71

    Val Kilmer as Doc Holiday in Tombstone.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 6,991 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hannibal_Smith

    David Hyde Pierce - Frasier

    Catherine O'Hara - Schitts Creek

    Kim Bodnia - Killing Eve

    In fact I'm going to add Fiona Shaw in Killing Eve too just for the air guitar solo

  • Registered Users Posts: 9,665 ✭✭✭billyhead

    Tom Hardy in the Revenant.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 716 ✭✭✭Konny Rool

    Billy Zane in Titanic and Posse