Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960

Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960

Laurence Raw / May 26, 2019

Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood s golden age Many are well kn

  • Title: Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Films, 1930-1960
  • Author: Laurence Raw
  • ISBN: 9780786444748
  • Page: 374
  • Format: Paperback
  • This biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood s golden age Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J Carroll Naish, Maria Ouspenskaya, Glenn Strange, EdThis biographical dictionary presents a stellar lineup of talented, versatile character actors who regularly appeared in horror and science fiction films during Hollywood s golden age Many are well known by genre buffs and casual fans they include Lionel Atwill, John Carradine, Dwight Frye, Rondo Hatton, Dick Miller, J Carroll Naish, Maria Ouspenskaya, Glenn Strange, Edward Van Sloan, and George Zucco Some are perhaps not so well known but equally at home in the horror and science fiction films such as Anthony Carbone, Harry Cording, Rosemary La Planche, Dick Purcell, Elizabeth Russell and Mel Welles The 96 entries are complete with a biography and in depth analyses of the actor s best performances demonstrating how important these personalities were to the success of their genre films.

    The Greatest Character Actors in Hollywood History Character actors are usually anonymous types who can play a variety of characters, or idiosyncratic individuals who fit a certain mold due to physical characteristics or persona For the sake of this list, we didn t include actors such as Robert Duvall or Harvey Keitel, who began as character actors, but graduated to bigger parts and leading roles. Character actor Character actor A character actor or character actress is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters The term, often contrasted with that of leading actor, is somewhat abstract and open to interpretation In a literal sense, all actors can be considered character actors since they all play characters, The Greatest Character Actors in Hollywood History The Greatest Character Actors in Hollywood History Beginning in films such as The Front Page and Dog Day Afternoon in the s, Durning went on to what is probably his best known role as Les, Jessica s Lange s father, who has a brief romance with Dustin Character Actors Have you ever been watching TV or a movie and pointed to the screen and said, Hey It s That Guy Well, here is where you ll find him This page is dedicated to the character actors collectively known as That Guy That Guy is easy to recognize and difficult to place You can describe him but not name him. Greatest Character Actors GamesRadar Alfred Molina That Guy From Raiders Of The Lost Ark , Maverick , Species , Boogie Nights , Magnolia , Chocolat , Frida , Spider Man , The Hoax , An Education , Rango Why They re Great One of Britain s finest character actors, Molina is equally at home playing good hearted Character Actors Legacy We take a look back at the talented character actors who brought life to great, scene stealing characters in film and television. Top character actors in film Film The Guardian Top character actors in film Tilda Swinton Michael Shannon Ken Jeong Judy Greer Mark Strong Christoph Waltz Dane DeHaan Ben Mendelsohn Jeffrey Wright Anna Worrell Wide Web Great Character Actors Actresses Sep , Great Character Actors Actresses He has also had memorable roles in numerous cult favorites, including John Carpenter s films The Thing as Childs and They Live as Armitage , the Riddick films Pitch Black and The Chronicles of Riddick as Essential Character Actors Classic Film Guide Essential Character Actors this is a work in progress and currently male only please check back later for updates During the studio era character actors were common and respected much so Famous Character Actors We Bet You Can t Name

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    1. Readers should be impressed with the research conducted by author Laurence Raw for the creation of his book, "Character Actors in Horror and Science Fiction Film, 1930-1960". The book is a treat for film buffs, movie fans of the two genres, and Baby Boomers, in general. Raw's book details those recognizable faces, but unknown names, who starred in films that were major parts of the golden age of "B" movies. Raw devotes about 1 and 1/2 pages to each actor and he highlights the horror/sci fi films [...]


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