Ruth from Flixchatter has started a new blogathon and I felt compelled to join her in this one. The idea of this blogathon in her words is:
to shine a spotlight on the ‘unsung heroes’ if you will, the overlooked performers who add so much richness/entertainment value to the film no matter how brief their appearance is, but yet they don’t get the credit they so deserve
Now I have to admit that I had a hard time coming up with someone and it took me a while before I remembered two performances, one from Olivia Thirlby in 2009’s New York, I Love You and the other one by Billy Crystal in The Princess Bride
As it’s a movie with a couple of seperate stories, you might argue that it’s not a small role as she does appear in most of the segment, but somehow it stayed with me. I loved the segment for the way it plays with expectations and Thirlby plays with those expectations in an interesting way. I managed to find the segment on Youtube for your enjoyment.
Since I saw Princess Bride for the first time last year I’ve already seen it several times. The kids love the movie and so do I. I especially look forward to the scene in which Billy Crystal plays the wizard who attempts to revive Westley. Even though you realize quickly it is him, it’s a funny cameo which I thoroughly enjoy each time.
You can find other entries in the blogathon on Flixchatter.
Which are your favorite small roles with a big performance?