I just saw Rabbit Hole and didn’t even know that Dianne Wiest was in it. She was superb. But then again she always is. Since the 80s she has regularly improved movies by her presence. I’m sure that, if you had asked me yesterday for a list of favorite actors, I wouldn’t have thought of her name. And I don’t know why that is. Whenever I see her in something I note how good she is but I just forget her.
A couple of other actors that kind of baffle me are Billy Crudup and Sam Rockwell. More than once I have been watching a movie and deep into into suddenly realised, “Shit, that’s Sam Rockwell/Billy Crudup.” Maybe it’s the same principle or maybe that’s a different thread.