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(Digital Spy)   Fifteen actors whose one-scene appearance in a movie stole the entire show. Yes, Christopher Walken's watch moment from Pulp Fiction is on here   (digitalspy.com) divider line 113
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2013-09-29 12:21:12 AM  
Steven Seagal in Executive Decision.

/All standard issue combat movie with Seagal about to start breaking limbs and then...whoops no more Seagal.
 
2013-09-29 12:27:12 AM  

Scaevola: Quint is # 1, but Pesci's ranting meltdown in JFK is brilliant.


I love the part just prior to the monologue where Brody looks at his appendix scar and decides not to mention it. Cracks me up every time.
 
2013-09-29 12:35:43 AM  
Alfred Molina inBoogie Nights

Nope. it was the Chinese kid throwing the firecrackers
 
2013-09-29 12:50:09 AM  

log_jammin: Nope. it was the Chinese kid throwing the firecrackers


*Hand up to face as if telling a secret* He's chinese!
 
2013-09-29 01:11:54 AM  

theflatline: [dvdmedia.ign.com image 410x232]


Looking back, could you make a top 5 list of just Bill Murray? Zombieland comes into play here too
 
2013-09-29 01:16:06 AM  

TheManofPA: theflatline: [dvdmedia.ign.com image 410x232]

Looking back, could you make a top 5 list of just Bill Murray? Zombieland comes into play here too


Love his turn in Zombieland. Charlie's Angels is the next movie I'm thinking of.
 
2013-09-29 01:33:14 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Wasn't Sinatra in Cannonball Run II?


Yes he was
 
2013-09-29 01:53:03 AM  
Tom Jones - Mars Ackacks
 
2013-09-29 01:53:18 AM  
melitasu.com
 
2013-09-29 02:01:10 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Tom Jones - Mars Ackacks


didn't Tom Jones have a fairly sizable role in that movie?
 
2013-09-29 02:13:42 AM  
Mahhhhh!!    Meatloaf!
 
2013-09-29 02:45:22 AM  
Mark Hamill in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back


www.starwarped.net
 
2013-09-29 02:46:30 AM  

Uncle Pooky: DigitalCoffee: Tom Jones - Mars Ackacks

didn't Tom Jones have a fairly sizable role in that movie?


Yes he did, pretty much the whole Las Vegas portion of the movie.
 
2013-09-29 03:14:13 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Tom Jones - Mars Ackacks


I'm going to guess you intentionally misspelled the name of this movie and I'm going to call it one of the most awesome misspellings of all-time.

Bravo, sir.
 
2013-09-29 03:20:28 AM  
For the folks being rigorous about the "one-scene" criterion, this is from the caption to the Ned Beatty /  Network slide:

"Making your mark against Peter Finch's towering performance as Howard "I'm mad as hell" Beale is no mean feat, but Beatty was deservedly Oscar nominated for his two-scene turn as a network executive who explains to Beale - in a brilliantly manipulative play appeal to his mania - that the world is run by corporations. "There is no America," he explains, "there is no democracy. There is only IBM and ITT and AT&T and DUPont, Dow, Union Cabide and Exxon."


/ writer had  one job
 
2013-09-29 03:23:12 AM  

fusillade762: I'm not sure all of those qualify as "one" scene. William Hurt's performance in "A History of Violence" seemed to be longer than one scene.

And would this qualify?

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I can't remember how much he was in that movie other than the next-to-last segment.


ol' gormsby:

Walking down the street about 10-15 minutes in, putting his umbrella in the bin to trigger the hit on the ALHS. At the ALHS asking the girl to move away from the window before she gets shot by the "postman". Talking to Atwood about not having hit Condor. In the lift with Condor, running after him and pulling out the scope to read the numberplate on the fleeing car. In the hotel painting his miniatures when Condor calls him. In Atwood's house, and then the following scene you referenced.

/yes, it's one of my favourites


One of mine to. Get all melty with Redford in his up-collar peacoat. James Grady's book is very, very good too, though it's six days there.
 
2013-09-29 03:29:09 AM  
Alec Baldwin

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/fail
 
2013-09-29 03:30:56 AM  
Much better than Scorcese in  Taxi Driver:

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2013-09-29 03:31:53 AM  

runcible spork: One of mine too.



FTFM
 
2013-09-29 05:11:18 AM  
Russell Sams as Dick in Rules of Attraction. Seems not many people liked that movie. I thought it was great. And Richard, though it was only a couple short scenes, was funny and weird and awesome.
 
2013-09-29 05:59:02 AM  
Steve Buscemi begging for his life in the woods in Miller's Crossing was a scene stealer for sure.

Not a bad list all in all.
 
2013-09-29 06:03:14 AM  

DigitalCoffee: [076dd0a50e0c1255009e-bd4b8aabaca29897bc751dfaf75b290c.r40.cf1.rackcd n .com image 720x352]
Mortimer, we're back.
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This X1000
 
2013-09-29 07:58:05 AM  

Skyrmion: Khellendros: Skyrmion: I have to nominate Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.

More than one scene, I think.

Whoops, you're right.

I fail.




www.mediabistro.com
 
2013-09-29 07:59:45 AM  
Hayek, From Dusk til Dawn
 
2013-09-29 08:15:56 AM  

Uncle Pooky: r1niceboy: As a fan of military movies, I'd nominate Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan and David Morse in the Hurt Locker.

If Ted Danson's scene in SPR "stole" or otherwise was the best thing about that movie to you, then you really really really watched that movie wrong.


It was one of the moments where the captain was presented with challenges to his notion that the mission was a bad one, and therefore, was very important. Understated, definitely, but certainly vital.
 
2013-09-29 08:53:19 AM  

Skyrmion: I have to nominate Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.


I'd forgotten how hilarious he is in that.
 
2013-09-29 08:55:12 AM  
Melinda Dillon in Slap Shot.
 
2013-09-29 09:03:57 AM  
If you're going to pick just one from Network, you gotta go with Beatrice Straight, who actually won an Oscar for the one role she was in.  I'm too lazy to look this up now, but as I recall, she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for the least amount of screen time, about 6 minutes.  But that speech was probably one of the best things I've ever heard about the plight of the cheated-upon wife.

But, then again, Ned Beatty is incredible in that.  I bet Rupert Murdoch has given that speech word-for-word to executives and on-air talent of Fox News.
 
2013-09-29 09:07:14 AM  

r1niceboy: As a fan of military movies, I'd nominate Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan.


Interesting cameo, but I wouldn't call it 'stealing the show'. (Dennis Farina also dropped in for a short scene in that movie)
 
2013-09-29 09:09:51 AM  

Pentaxian: Gene Hackman in Young Frankenstein.


Excellent call.
 
2013-09-29 09:11:20 AM  
I know it's not an Oscar-worthy movie, but I'm partial to JT Walsh's scene in Outbreak.
 
2013-09-29 10:01:40 AM  

IlGreven: I know it's not an Oscar-worthy movie, but I'm partial to JT Walsh's scene in Outbreak.


A government official that has read, understood and gives a damn about the Constitution? Yep, Hollywood.
 
2013-09-29 10:09:24 AM  
Ned Beatty. Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-09-29 10:23:50 AM  

r1niceboy: As a fan of military movies, I'd nominate Ted Danson in Saving Private Ryan and David Morse in the Hurt Locker.


Or how about Nathan Fillon as the wrong Private Ryan? :)

I disagree with the Vanessa Redgrave/Briony bit from Atonement. The character was so freaking unredeemable that the "twist" was frankly stupid. James McAvoy was excellent in the film.

One hit wonders, how about David Bowie in The Prestige as Nikola Tesla?
 
2013-09-29 10:30:47 AM  
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2013-09-29 10:34:13 AM  
www.empireonline.com
 
2013-09-29 10:58:50 AM  

Life_is_a_carnivore: Skyrmion: I have to nominate Tom Cruise in Tropic Thunder.

I never got the love of this character. Over the top, ham-fisted portrayal.
But, I feel this way with most, if not all of Tom's work.
Stacee Jaxx indeed.


Meh.


It was over the top and ham fisted, which is completely against type for Cruise.  That made it shocking when you realized who was under the bald cap, absurd to think that this character is Tom freaking Cruise, and in multiple scenes so ineligible for this list.
 
2013-09-29 11:05:38 AM  
William Hurt's "performance" in A History of Violence was an unnecessary stain on an otherwise very good film.  He totally took me out of the moment when he arrived, and was annoyingly inept and wooden in his performance.  I have no idea why he would even remotely be considered for that list.
 
2013-09-29 11:10:55 AM  

runcible spork: runcible spork: One of mine too.

FTFM


That too, is one of mine.

FTFY

/For the grammar nazis.
 
2013-09-29 11:25:19 AM  

Savage Belief: runcible spork: runcible spork: One of mine too.

FTFM

That too, is one of mine.

FTFY

/For the grammar nazis.



I self-nazied upthread, but thank you.
 
2013-09-29 11:26:30 AM  
Oh wait, I see you noticed that, too.

/ ay
 
2013-09-29 11:32:55 AM  

quatchi: Steve Buscemi begging for his life in the woods in Miller's Crossing was a scene stealer for sure.

Not a bad list all in all.


No love for John Turturro's turn as a Buddy Holly impersonating sub-par waiter in Pulp Fiction?
 
2013-09-29 11:34:58 AM  
Twelve Internet Points to whomever recognizes the baseball player and the movie.
 
2013-09-29 11:36:34 AM  
oopsie
www.troma.com
 
2013-09-29 11:36:37 AM  
www.blouinartinfo.com
 
2013-09-29 11:49:10 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-09-29 11:50:11 AM  
cdn.mos.totalfilm.com
 
2013-09-29 11:52:09 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-09-29 01:19:55 PM  
Pretty much stole Fast Times at Ridgemont High:

www.wanderingschmuck.com
 
2013-09-29 01:22:01 PM  

elvindeath: Pretty much stole Fast Times at Ridgemont High:

[www.wanderingschmuck.com image 520x527]


It seems almost like she was only in it for that one scene, but she was actually a main character.
 
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