… And Other Actors Who Improve Everything They’re In
(Inspired by this thread about Actors who killed their career, in case anyone was wondering)
I think we can all agree that there are certain actors- and Patrick Stewart is one of them- that are so good at what they do that their mere presence improves the work immensely. As one poster mentioned in the linked thread, people would almost certainly pay money to hear Patrick Stewart reading the phone book, and I’m inclined to agree with them.
But who else has that sort of presence, the sort that makes something mundane like reading the phone book interesting?
Christopher Walken is an obvious one, and I’d also nominate William Shatner, Neil Patrick Harris, Stephen Fry, Alec Guinness, and Michael Caine- Christopher Walken Watches Paint Dry, William Shatner Mows The Lawn, Stephen Fry Stands In A Queue At The Supermarket, Michael Caine Reads The Newspaper… you get the idea.
Who do you think has the sort of acting skills/presence/talent to make something spectactularly dull or mundane become interesting?