Sure....everybody knows Al Pacino, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood. But what about Arnold Stang, Kurtwood Smith and Geoffrey Holder? Just because you don't have a big name doesn't mean you are not well known in the film industry.
Character actors make their living by playing certain types of characters. The bad guy, the drunk, the ditsy blonde. Take Don Knotts (pictured here) who specialized in playing nervous, fidgety types. Though he never achieved the status of someone like Robert De Niro, he and many other character actors did their part to make the films they were in quite memorable, even if their names were not.
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