Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Unknown Actor Appreciation: William Fichtner

Actor: William Fichtner
Age: 53
You know him from: Strange Days, Contact, Armageddon, Black Hawk Down, Blades of Glory, The Dark Knight, Prison Break

Fichtner is often chosen for morally ambiguous roles, which he plays quite well. Do you like him? Do you hate him? He allows for both, at times in the same character. I've decided to like him. Your results may vary. Either way, although his name may slip your mind, his performances won't.


Anonymous said...

Fichtner is great, one of the best around today. I'd like to see him in bigger roles!

John D. Lueckenotte said...

I agree - he's one of my favorite character actors. I became aware of him in "Blackhawk Down", and then saw him in the short-lived TV series called "Species"???? where he played the town sheriff/possible alien enabler?

More recently I saw him with Jeff Bridges in the comedy "The Amateurs" - about making an amateur porn film - he stole the movie!