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The New Wave of Great Character Actors

While there may be a shortage of matinee idols, we're in a golden age of supporting players—those gritty, versatile actors whose work in popcorn movies, art-house flicks, and premium-cable shows is unforgettable (even if you can't remember their names.)

Monday, August 01, 2011

John Hawkes

Age 51

Usually plays: Underdogs, country lowlifes, blue-collar substance abusers.
You know him best as: The ozark meth dealer in Winter's Bone; the roughneck store owner on Deadwood.
You'll see him soon in: A pair of films about cults—Martha Marcy May Marlene and Higher Ground.

Credit: Everett
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