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Gangster Octopus
06-02-2007, 01:49 PM
OK, so I was out with friends last night and we saw this actor that is pretty familiar, although he isn't a headliner. The name that kept popping in my head is Lance Hendrikson, which was frustrating, because it wasn't him. Buthe has that same skeletal looking face and receding hairline. I seem to recall him in a football movie, although I may be wrong.


OK with that great desription, dopers start throwing names at me.

Valgard
06-02-2007, 01:53 PM
OK, so I was out with friends last night and we saw this actor that is pretty familiar, although he isn't a headliner. The name that kept popping in my head is Lance Hendrikson, which was frustrating, because it wasn't him. Buthe has that same skeletal looking face and receding hairline. I seem to recall him in a football movie, although I may be wrong.


OK with that great desription, dopers start throwing names at me.

Ed Harris? He's got a pronounced bone structure in his face and is pretty much bald, although he's definitely not "skeletal". He was in a football movie a few years ago called "Radio" (played a coach, IIRC).

Got anything else to go on? Tall, short, thin, fat (aside from face that is), is he "not a headliner" but still pretty recognizable, or is he C/D list type? Any other memories of other movies, or even what types of movies?

Johnny Hildo
06-02-2007, 02:26 PM
Robert John Burke?

Hey, It's That Guy!
06-02-2007, 02:40 PM
I first thought of Ed Harris as well, but also possibly William Fichtner or Rutger Hauer. Not super-close matches, looks-wise, but they play the same character types Hendricksen might.

KneadToKnow
06-02-2007, 02:41 PM
skeletal looking face and receding hairline
Nicolas Cage?

Oh, wait, that's a skeletal face and a flaming hairline.

Wile E
06-02-2007, 02:43 PM
It seems to me that I was always mistaking Lance Henriksen for some other actor but I could never remember Henriksen's name. Now I know who he is and have completely forgotten the name of the other guy.

It seems there is a need for a new section for actor's bios on IMDB "most often mistaken for ...".

Donut
06-02-2007, 02:51 PM
I always thought Lance Henriksen looks like James Woods (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000249/), who was in Any Given Sunday (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0146838/) a while back.

Nocturna the Cat
06-02-2007, 02:51 PM
Scott Glenn? (http://imdb.com/name/nm0001277/)

AuntiePam
06-02-2007, 02:55 PM
Stephen McHattie? (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0570385/)

I think they could be brothers.

Argent Towers
06-02-2007, 03:06 PM
Matt Frewer? (http://www.dexter.nsf.pl/taken/actors_img/matt_frewer.jpg)

Sampiro
06-02-2007, 04:26 PM
Al Molinaro (http://www.nndb.com/people/825/000022759/molinaro.jpg)?

Gangster Octopus
06-02-2007, 04:59 PM
I first thought of Ed Harris as well, but also possibly William Fichtner or Rutger Hauer. Not super-close matches, looks-wise, but they play the same character types Hendricksen might.

William Fichter...BINGO!

Thanks for all the rest of the suggestions. I knew I could count on the SDMB.

Sir Rhosis
06-02-2007, 06:54 PM
I second Scott Glenn. First name that popped into my head.

Sir Rhosis

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