- Culture & Trends
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.)
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.