Top 5 Supporting Characters (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

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In honor of R. Lee Ermey, who sadly passed away this week, we decided to count down our 5 favorite supporting characters from a whole litany of movies. We quickly realized that we had bitten off more than we could chew with this massive topic, because there are literally MILLIONS of supporting characters, but we decided to give it a shot anyway!

Question for you: Who are some of your favorite supporting characters from movies? Also, what do you think it truly takes to be a good supporting character? 

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Anthony’s list:

5. Sgt. Al Powell from Die Hard

4. Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own

3. Burt Gummer from Tremors

2. Everett Hitch from Appaloosa

1. Igor from Young Frankenstein

Jason’s List:

5. Frank from Frank

4. Paddy Conlon from Warrior

3. Peter Evans from Bug

2. Daisy Domergue from The Hateful Eight

1. Wendy Torrance from The Shining

Sam’s List:

5. Alice from Alice in the Cities

4. Homer Parrish from The Best Years of Our Lives

3. Cassandra Anderson from Dredd

2. Jerry Langford from The King of Comedy

1. The Blind Girl from City Lights

8 thoughts on “Top 5 Supporting Characters (Anyway, That’s All I Got)

  1. El Madrid it’s nice to see ya it’s really nice to…be here. I…LOVE…YOU…ALLL

  2. Always glad to be on, folks. In regard to the “shift,” I think it’s the best move. Makes it easier for me to know which episodes to catch up on and it’s way easier to look at your archives.

  3. Weird question maybe, but how does one only watch HALF of Modern Times??

  4. Definitely Stanley Tucci in quite a few movies, notably The Devil Wears Prada.

  5. Does character actress Margo Martindale count

  6. Defiantly a great list, supporting character are the base of any movie, main character will look lame without supporting character

    • That criteria makes a lot of sense to me. Which supporting character elevated the main character performance? That’s why I particularly loved Richard Jenkins in The Shape of Water!

  7. Great movie listed. I really enjoy character based movie. Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own is awesome!

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