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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.)
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villains, unscrupulous mob bosses, and generally mean guys.
You know him best as: The satanic archfiend in Sherlock Holmes; the superhero-hating kingpin in Kick-Ass.
You'll see him soon in: The Irish police drama The Guard and the espionage flick Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy