Back once again (a saga that continued...?) with a list of familiar faces but maybe not so familiar names.
While you may not see this little lady very much, you’ll definitely recognize the voice. Over nearly half of her work has been contributed to her narrative talents such as Grandma Willow in Pocahantas, Gaia in the God of War video game series, and “Management” in the HBO series Carnivále. Her voice has even been used beyond the medium of film and video games. Though, not to discount her more memorable roles in Kindergarten Cop and Dune. She won a Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Year of Living Dangerously alongside Mel Gibson. She was the first to win an Oscar for playing a character of the opposite sex probably due in part to Turner Syndrome - a rare genetic disease.
Harry Potterers will pick this Brit out quite quickly - due to his role as Peter Pettigrew in the HP series. Spall has played numerous roles, all with an accent, but all ranging from different characters. To his curious and naive personality in The Last Samurai to his slimy, venomous portrayal as Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd, Spall has become quite a useful supporting actor. You’ll see him in the upcoming Alice in Wonderland and The Damned United.
Two words - Edward. Rooney. Jones made his break to stardom for his Golden Globe nomination in Amadues but the antagonist Ed Rooney from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off made him quite the cultural icon. Since then, Jones has been speckled among many other films and genres. You’ll see him in as A.W. Merrick in the HBO series Deadwood, Eddie Barzoon in The Devil’s Advocate, and Criswell from Ed Wood.
One of my favorite supporting actresses out there. A lot of her roles has her as a naggy, uptight, snooty pants often abusing her authority - and its fantastic every time! Her role as Kitty Farmer in the successful Donnie Darko will have you re-assess your commitment to Sparkle Motion. She’s also starred in the more recent Extract, No Country For Old Men, and a small cameo as Dwight’s babysitter in the NBC series “The Office”. Ms. Grant also has the high honors of being one of Chucky’s body count...
There hasn’t been a time where this guy didn’t make me laugh, even in his more serious roles like Traffic and Boogie Nights. Often playing the comic relief, Guzman still has the muscle to be a disliked character (a la Benny “The Coyote” in Fast Food Nation). Guzman can also be seen in small roles like Yes Man, Lemony Snicket, The Count of Monte Cristo, and voicing the volatile gangster Ricardo Diaz in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. He also provided voice talent for Beverly Hills Chihuahua (I dont even want to underline that shit), but I assume like most other people he’s trying very hard to put that far, far, far, far behind him. I mean -- wouldn’t you?
In case you missed it the first time, here it is in German: