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Kathy Bates Is Awesome In Everything, And Most People Don’t Even Realize It

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Vote up the performances that prove Kathy Bates is a national treasure.

If you had to pick Kathy Bates's best role, which would it be? If you're a horror buff, you probably think of her as Annie Wilkes in Misery. If historical dramas are more your speed, her portrayal of Molly Brown in Titanic is a clear winner. Even if you only watch comedies, Kathy Bates has it covered as the "foosball"-hating Mama Boucher in The Waterboy.

From only three roles, the expanse of Kathy Bates's acting talents is on display, and that's not even mentioning her TV work. Below, we'll look at some of the best Kathy Bates movie and TV roles, which span three decades and multiple genres. While we explain why she's amazing in every role, you get to decide which one of Kathy Bates's many iconic roles is her best.

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