LRA writes: Character actors are like the cinematic equivalent of comfort food. They populate just about every film out there and are the most resilient actors in the business. They are not in it for the money or the fame. They very rarely even get recognized in their own field of work when it comes time to hand out awards. But any person working in the film industry or just a fan like myself will tell you that they are the backbone of the acting community. Without them most of our favorite films probably wouldn't be as good as they are. Heck, most people don't know their names or can even recall where they have seen them before. They are the unsung heroes of the film industry (that's not to make light of all the people behind the camera mind you) and because they hardly ever get the recognition they deserve I thought I would throw this list together to help people either remember some of the films they have contributed to over the years or at the very least put a name to the face. If they don't seek fame and fortune like most Hollywood stars then I can at least try to get people to appreciate their work that normally wouldn't even give them a second thought. Make no mistake about it though, these are some of the hardest working actors in the business and I for one love each and every one of them for their contributions to the world of film.