- 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.)
Working-class breadwinners, hardscrabble cops, European eccentrics.
You know him best as: The bereaved Irish immigrant father in In America; the down-on-his-luck dockworker in Cinderella Man.
You'll see him soon in: The FBI thriller Stainless Steel.