For the most part, everyone knows who a film's protagonist is; either they’re in the opening scene or the beginning ties heavily into their backstory, yada yada yada. When you see a lead actor on screen, something clicks. Then again, sometimes supporting actors do more than share the stage. How do actors steal scenes? Well, by somehow transcending the more limited role for which they are intended and dramatically standing out from the crowd - even overwhelming the presumptive leads.
These actors - typically built around the lead - overshadow the hero to such an extent that it becomes their movie instead. Think Jack Sparrow sailing in on a sinking ship and completely stealing William Turner’s show in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl or Furiosa being the real road warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road. This list will take a look at supporting actors who stole the movie. Vote up the actors and supporting players who contributed much more than an assist.
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