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The 20 Best 'That Guys' Of All Time

A "That Guy" is a B-list character actor who's just talented enough to secure bit parts in a handful of movies every year, but not quite good looking enough to become a brand-name star. Some specialize in playing villains and others in having freaky-enormous chest tattoos, but combined, these brave, barely handsome men have appeared in every single movie produced in the last decade.

#20
DAVID MORSE

You Might Know Him From...

The Rock, 16 Blocks, The Green Mile, Proof of Life, 12 Monkeys, a bunch of other movies where he plays a psychotic government employee.

Special Moves

Being this close to jumping over this desk/car/boulder/pile of corpses and ferociously beating your face into the carpet.

Is a Poor Man's...

Russell Crowe

#19
PHILIP BAKER HALL

You Might Know Him From...

Boogie Nights, Seinfeld, Ghostbusters 2, literally every hour-long TV drama about lawyers. There are honestly too many to list here.

Special Moves

Thinking you're a worthless longhaired hippie punk, and not being afraid to tell you as much to your worthless longhaired hippie punk face.

Is a Poor Man's...

James Coburn. (Needless to say, Hall has been called more frequently now that James Coburn is dead.)

#18
JOAQUIM DE ALMEIDA

You Might Know Him From...

Clear and Present Danger, Desperado, 24, Behind Enemy Lines, his ruthless iron grip on the world of international drug trafficking.

Special Moves

Using his lack of a conscience to rise to power in the ruthless world of drugs/international espionage/banging chicks that are hotter than him.

Is a Poor Man's...

Al Pacino without eyebrows or, alternatively, Gabriel Byrne with a terrible Portuguese accent

#17
DYLAN BAKER

You Might Know Him From...

Spider-Man 2, Kinsey, Road to Perdition, countless shitty TV shows.

Special Moves

Indignantly pointing his finger at people, rubbing their mistakes in their faces, wearing bowties, making people pay (within the law), penis envy.

Is a Poor Man's...

Michael Clarke Duncan

#16
KEITH DAVID

You Might Know Him From...

Men at Work, Road House, Platoon, Barbershop, Armageddon, the 1980 blockbuster Disco Godfather.

Special Moves

Not giving a shit about anything other than completing the duty/assignment/trash pickup assigned to him.

Is a Poor Man's...

Louis Gossett, Jr.

#15
DANNY TREJO

You Might Know Him From...

Desperado, Grindhouse, The Devil's Rejects, xXx, Con Air, Heat, your worst nightmares.

Special Moves

Knife throwing, gun shooting, bartending, and face kicking, all while not speaking and sometimes simultaneously.

Is a Poor Man's...

Rosie Perez

#14
NOAH EMMERICH

You Might Know Him From...

Miracle, Beautiful Girls, The Truman Show, Cop Land, punching your nuts and taking your lunch money in elementary school.

Special Moves

Really swell guys with bad skin, really good friends with bad skin, really husky everymen with bad skin.

Is a Poor Man's...

Chemically burned Jon Favreau

#13
TOM WILKINSON

You Might Know Him From...

Batman Begins, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, The Patriot, Rush Hour, The Full Monty, being a dead ringer for at least one teacher in every high school in America.

Special Moves

Obese, selfish slobs.

Is a Poor Man's...

Jon Voight

#12
JK SIMMONS

You Might Know Him From...

Spider-Man, Thank You for Smoking, Law & Order (all three, seriously), Oz, The Jackal, poignantly capturing the essence of Ralph Earnhardt in the ESPN Films masterpiece, 3: The Dale Earnhardt Story.

Special Moves

Dispensing tough, well-informed love at top speed, top volume, and top borderline sarcasm.

Is a Poor Man's...

Ed Harris

#11
WILLIAM FICHTNER

You Might Know Him From...

Prison Break, The Longest Yard, Crash, Black Hawk Down, Pearl Harbor, The Perfect Storm, Armageddon, 12,348 other movies and TV shows about something that's 40 times more manly than you've ever done.

Special Moves

Pricks in uniform, cowards in uniform, assholes in uniform, shitheads in uniform, douchebags in uniform, fishermen who drown in uniform.

Is a Poor Man's...

Kevin Bacon

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