Live Poll: Memorable Character Roles by Character Actors

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And actresses. Which is your favorite memorable role? Suggestions: Need 7 Female characters please.

List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049631706/
Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/lwsw2c4F_PM/

Please see this companion Poll Suggestion:

Need Suggestions: IMDB Users Favorite Character Actor
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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Mars needs Women!
And so does this poll.
I have seven slots open for women characters.
Thanks.
:):)
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ah, missed that part
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JTMG
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Any more?
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can't find an IMDB photo for her in this role, but Anne Ramsey as Mom Umsetter in Weeds https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001649/?ref_=tt_cl_t14
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Ed Jones (XLIX)

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I'm gonna give you credit for this because your suggestion jogged my memory.
Carol Kane made me think of Susan Sarandon from Rocky Horror
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Waiting for Mrs Hudson to clear....
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Mrs Hudson is in
Poll has 35
Thanks everybody!!!!!
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Ed,

Thanks.
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Rachael, played by Sean Young, was the romantic lead in 'Blade Runner.' She was a lead actor and the role was definitely not a character role. I love character actors and character roles but I don't think she fits it at all. Trinity (Carrie Anne Moss) was also the romantic lead. 

Off the top of my head, I think of Catherine Martin, portrayed by Brooke Smith, in 'The Silence of the Lambs.'  She received a lot of acclaim for that performance and it's certainly a smaller role and very memorable. Can anyone hear the song "American Girl" now and not think of her? : )

Boo / Robert Duvall is the perfect example. Even though Duvall became a leading actor, he was a character actor then at the role and his performance fits "memorable character role" perfectly. He'd get my vote. 
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FYC (besides Catherine Martin from 'Silence' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102926/mediaviewer/rm1702376960?ft0=name&fv0=nm0807548&ft1=ima...)

Before Philip Seymour Hoffman was Philip Seymour Hoffman, he was a character actor and an unforgettable one. His role in 'Hard Eight' was so "character," it was just called "young Craps player;" the character didn't even have his name but his scene may be the most memorable thing about that film. Unfortunately, there's no picture, so there's:

Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0134119/mediaviewer/rm1059100672?ft0=name&fv0=nm0000450&ft1=ima...

Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller in 'Doubt' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0918927/mediaviewer/rm85431296?ft0=name&fv0=nm0205626&ft1=image...
(She was really only in one scene but it earned her an Oscar nom)

Amanda Plummer as Honey Bunny in 'Pulp Fiction' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/mediaviewer/rm1719480832?ft0=name&fv0=nm0001625&ft1=ima...

Maybe: Allison Janney as Bren in 'Juno' https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0467406/mediaviewer/rm4011038720?ft0=name&fv0=nm0005049&ft1=ima...   (not a good photo, though)

I think it's very cool that you asked for suggestions of female character actors, btw. : )



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Brooke and Amanda are in at #6 & #14
Thanks.
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These are the top 5


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My choice: Amanda Plummer in 'Pulp Fiction' as Honey Bunny
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My memorable Character  role was when Christopher lee played Fu Manchu i wish he had done some more Fu Manchu roles. 5 is not enough.
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Thanks!
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Thanks, but she is the main character, and is a bona-fide Star.
Looking for strictly character actors. Not actors playing a character.
A poll for the most recognizable of the actors that you don't think of in a lead role, but are etched in your memory for a particular role.
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XD, I thought that a Character Actor was an actor that plays a Character. 
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MCRBCAB
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Hi Ed, 'good list!

Could you delete "And Actresses in Movies" (actresses are actors, too, so it's not needed) 

If you want to keep the reference to movies, you could add it to the question:

Which is your favorite memorable role from movies?

Thanks :)
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OK will fix!!!!
Fast Fast Fast!!
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Lol
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Wow I was Slow Slow Slow!!
4 Minutes instead of two!
Thanks
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Whoever thought up this poll must be very young. Deborah Kerr a character actress? She was one of the top actresses of the '50s and early '60s. She received 6 best actress Oscar nominations, including one for "Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison". By the way, she gets star billing, not Robert Mitchum. They made 4 movies together and she always got top billing. I recommend a little research before making up these IMDb polls.
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Hey.
Thanks.
I goofed on that one.
I realized it too late.
I'm not young.
I know who Kerr is.
A simple why is Kerr in your poll would have sufficed.
A history of who she is was not necessary.
I suggest you not tell us about recommending research, when we do it on a regular basis.
To Err is Human. To scold one and point out an Err is??????????????
Cheers Federico

P.S. If 65 is young
Thanks
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Compared to me, you are a teenager, Ed. I'm 76. And I overreacted because I adore Deborah. Please forgive me. Federico
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No problem.
I think it's full moon time. No not over Parador!
I've been stressed out lately too!!!!
Thanks
P.S. I like older women myself! Where's Sally Field?
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Examples of actors transitioning towards character actor roles from the leads ones due to age are not that rare, though.