6 actors who played supporting roles and made the entire filmBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/6-actors-who-played-supporting-roles-and-made-the-entire-film
As the old adage goes, there are no small roles, only small actors - which is why movie history is filled with minor characters. It is not uncommon for a supporting character to make a film.
1. Jeff Goldblum in Jurassic Park.
Jeff Goldblum's imprint in Jurassic Park is so deep that viewers who haven't seen him for a long time may be confused as to why he is considered a "minor character." In the blockbuster, Goldblum plays the suavest mathematician in the world, Ian Malcolm. He's a resident of the film, a tough guy like Han Solo in Star Wars, but the bulk of the story centers on Grant, Sattler, and the grandchildren of the park owner.
2. Ken Jeong in the movie "Hangover in Vegas".
Ken Jeong plays the striking antagonist of The Hangover in Vegas, Mr. Chow. Over the weekend at a bachelor party, the men find themselves confused and hungover in a hotel room where one of their friends has disappeared, and there are still many mysteries to be solved from last night. One such mystery is why Mr. Cho was tied up and stuffed into the trunk of their car. After they find Cho, he blames them for taking $ 80,000 from him and says that if they don't return, they won't see their missing friend again.
3. Doug Bradley in the movie Hellraiser.
Pinhead was arguably the most iconic part of the HellRaiser franchise, but in the first part, it only had eight minutes of screen time.
4. Sean Astin in 50 First Dates.
"50 First Dates" follows the romance between Henry Roth Adam Sandler and Lucy Whitmore, amnesiac Drew Barrymore. Henry is a more low-key yet funnier character than Sandler, who has starred in films like Water Bearer and Lucky Gilmore - but fear not, as Sean Astin caught this broad comedic weakness as Lucy's sympathetic brother, Doug.
5. Matthew McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street.
The protagonist Jordan Belfort, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, gets a new job on Wall Street, and with it comes a new boss/mentor, played by McConaughey. During a very powerful energetic lunch, McConaughey delivers a passionate lecture by DiCaprio, which substantiates the single-minded pursuit of wealth that follows the rest of the film. On YouTube alone, this scene has over 10 million views.
6. Cate Blanchett in The Aviator.
Cate Blanchett plays Katharine Hepburn in Aviator. Newsweek characterized Blanchett's plot cut as a highlight of the film, focusing on how she conveyed Hepburn's energy and personality. This is high praise for a minor character. As shown in the example of playing golf with Hughes, Blanchett gives her character an energy that no other actor in the film can match.