Introducing Character Actor of the Month
Often as not, it's character actors that I'll remember from a movie. It'll be the guy who was the "office geek" or the peasant girl's mother. I love these guys and gals because they make the whole production believeable. They aren't the prettiest people on screen, but they are the ones who grab my attention due to a weighty presence that goes beyond the limitations of the format.
In honor of the workhorses of the cinema, the character actors, I'm starting Character Actor of the Month.
My character actor for March is Peter Stormare.
Peter played Gaear Grimsrud in Fargo but I remember him best from his role as Nihilist #1 in the The Big Lebowski. More recently he played Satan in last year's Truly Bad Film Constantine (this man can make a white turtleneck very menacing) and you can see him pretty frequently on ESPN and many other channels in Volkswagen commercials where he thoughtfully "un-pimps yoor auto."
(If you haven't seen these hilarious commercials you can see them here, here and here.)
Swedish engineering in da house! Oh, Schnaap.