I’ll reiterate the love for Brian Cranston. The crazy dad from Malcom in the Middle and the crazy dad from Breaking Bad were both outstanding.
I’ll also reiterate the love for John Goodman, who everyone seems to respect and yet also somehow seems under-rated by the world at large. I’ve been re-watching a bunch of Roseanne lately and I just really want to go for a beer with Dan Conner (although the scenes in which Dan gets really mad are quite terrifying).
Also, if we’re talking historically, Sir Alec Guinness. Hell, he once played nine different characters in the same movie (Kind Hearts and Coronets).
Also, Arnold Schwarzenegger played, among other things, Hercules, himself, a barbarian, a destroyer, a bad robot, a commando, a marine, a cop, a twin, a construction worker, a kindergarten teacher (who was also a cop), a good robot, himself, a spy, a pregnant man, a cop, a mattress salesman, a “Nobel Prize-winning molecular biologist and two-time Olympic decathlete who suffers a terrible accident while trying to cryogenically preserve his terminally ill wife” AND a cop. And that was just in the 20th century.