Skip To Content

    22 More Characters Who Stole The Show, Even Though They Barely Had Any Screen Time

    Beatrice Straight won her Oscar in five minutes.

    Not too long ago, we discussed a few actors who PROVED that there are no small parts. So, here are a few more film actors who further proved this point...in 25 minutes or less:

    1. Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street:

    2. William Hurt as Richie Cusack in A History of Violence:

    Richie looking at someone offscreen with a menacing stare

    3. David Prowse — and James Earl Jones' voice — as Darth Vader in Star Wars:

    4. Aaron Tveit as Enjolras in Les Misérables:

    Enjorlas fighting the good fight

    5. Jonathan Groff as King George III in Hamilton:

    King George III singing to the crowd

    6. Matthew McConaughey as Mark Hanna in The Wolf of Wall Street:

    7. Drew Barrymore as Casey Becker in Scream:

    Casey on the phone with her killer

    8. Cillian Murphy as Dr. Jonathan Crane/Scarecrow in Batman Begins:

    Dr. Crane talking to an offscreen patient

    9. Stanley Tucci as Caesar Flickerman in The Hunger Games:

    Caesar Flickerman presenting at the Hunger Games

    10. Gwyneth Paltrow as Beth Emhoff in Contagion:

    11. Donnie Wahlberg as Vincent Grey in The Sixth Sense:

    Vincent crying in his bathroom doorway

    12. Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes in Captain America: Winter Solider:

    13. Elsa Lanchester as The Monster's bride in Bride of Frankenstein:

    14. Allison Janney as Ms. Perky in 10 Things I Hate About You:

    Ms. Perky pointing at a cup of a cat

    15. Jack Nicholson as Colonel Nathan R. Jessup in A Few Good Men:

    16. Beatrice Straight as Louise Schumacher in Network:

    Louise crying

    17. Alec Baldwin as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross:

    Blake delivering his always-be-closing speech

    18. Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in Fargo:

    19. Julia Butters as Trudi Fraser in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood:

    Rick Dalton holding up a gun to Trudi's head on the set of a Western film

    20. Queen Latifah as LaShawn the Waitress in Jungle Fever:

    LaShawn taking Flipper and Angie's order at a restaurant

    21. Kimberly Adair Clark as Honey in The Incredibles:

    Frozone asking his wife for his super suit

    22. Finally, this woman from A League of Their Own:

    A black woman holding a baseball while walking onto the field