Just posted in the Death Pool thread George Kennedy has died.
He was one of those guys who made any movie he was in a better one.
This thread is to acknowledge George and his roles as well as to compare the type of character he excelled in playing to those of other actors (like Roy Jenson (1927–2007)) who also helped Paul Newman look good in at least one movie.
Name others who share the spotlight with Kennedy as embodying either the Gentle Giant or the Sympathetic Heavy. Links would be nice but not required.