10 Supporting Roles That Stole The Show Of Comedy Films

Some actors simply have the ability to steal the show, especially when given a supporting role. In The Aviator, Cate Blanchett acted truly as a showstopper. In True Romance, Brad Pitt made the most of his brief half-a-minute cameo. And in every film in which he appeared before becoming a well-known leading actor, Jack Black, he was Jack Black. Here is a list of some of our favorite comedy supporting characters who, through sheer and unrelenting genius, stole the show.

1. Jesse Plemons in Game Night

Plemons' portrayal of a divorced police officer who is both enduring and terribly scary makes him the most fascinating character in this absurd comedy about couples concerned with winning Charades or whatever.We would want a spin-off movie with officer Gary and his little terrier, please. His embarrassment is hilarious, and his character's thinking is still something that has to be examined.

2. Melissa McCarthy in Bridesmaids

The comedy actress not only gave Megan Price a new spin by modeling her after Guy Fieri, but she also ended up improvising many of her best lines, including that embarrassing and humorous air marshal sequence.

3. Sam Rockwell in The Way, Way Back

Even though Rockwell's Water Wizz character has an important role in the movie about Steve Carell being a candidate for Worst Stepdad, the plot revolves around a seriously dysfunctional family and their holiday guests.It's undeniable that Rockwell has the most memorable (and quote-worthy) lines in the film, not to mention the scene in which he instructs children on the significance of Bonnie Tyler lyrics. After all, someone has to accomplish this.

4. Keanu Reeves in Always Be My Maybe

It's not only that Keanu Reeves appears briefly in this film; it's that he fully embraces the mystery people attribute to him and mocks his sensitive side by sobbing while eating a steak and listening to cow noises.

5. Jack Black in High Fidelity

High Fidelity is nother film that succeeded in establishing a supporting actor on the national stage. If it weren't for the enthusiastic and lively performance of the man who steals every scene he's in, in every film he does, the movie would have likely been a complete snooze fest packed with man-whining in the name of "coolness." This film would go on to establish Black's trademark: jamming out to some music while making Jim Carrey envious looks.

6. Jason Statham in Spy

We just can't stop gushing about how his scene-stealing humor steals the show in every non-serious movie he appears in, so you had to know that our favorite humorous action guy would be featured here. It takes a lot of effort to stand out in a cast of talented comic actors. No one sounds funnier while uttering the term "twat," we bet.

7. Paul Bettany in A Knight’s Tale

In the movie where Heath Ledger never takes a bath, Bettany portraying English poet Geoffrey Chaucer gave a career-defining performance that helped him get recognition. Like his character, the actor made an effort to hold everyone's interest, even if they occasionally only understood a portion of what he was saying.

8. Chris Hemsworth in Ghostbusters

The main cast performed a fantastic job, but from the perspective of a supporting character, it was a dorky Hemsworth with hilarious glasses who stood out. The Australian actor is known for having good comedic instincts (he made Thor amusing), and we'd love to see him in more roles like this (geeky glasses mandatory).

9. Russell Brand in Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Before gaining enormous popularity for his outrageous comedy, which eventually led him to join the conspiracy theory bandwagon during the COVID-19 pandemic, Brand was still a rising star when he was cast as Aldous Snow in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Because everyone wanted to see more of Aldous Snow rambling on about pseudo-philosophies while getting wasted in British, his acting at the time was so innovative that it earned him his own spin-off movie.

10. Jillian Bell in 22 Jump Street

The follow-up to 21 Jump Street (2012) provided us funny lady Jillian Bell as a college roommate with a crazy agenda, and while we all truly appreciated more of that buddy chemistry between Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, it also gave us a roommate with a crazy plan. Bell is amusing as a supposedly traditional student in this film who dresses like a doll and deadpans like a lunatic. Here is a video of all the "old man" jokes she attempted to make but didn't use.
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