Monthly Archives: October 2014

Background Stars

Name: William Fichtnerwilliam-fichtner-wallpaper


Most Notable Performance: Armageddon (1998)


Credits: The Dark Knight (2008), Black Hawk Down (2001), The Lone Ranger (2013), Elysium (2013), Ultraviolet (2006), The Perfect Storm (2000), Go (1999)


Currently seen in: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles


William Fichtner may not have a well known name to many, but his face is notorious to cinema goers all over the world. With a career that spans back to the late 80’s, Fichtner has kept a relatively low profile on the silver screen until a breakthrough performance in 1998’s “Armageddon” with a high profile appearance to follow in the 1999 movie, “Go” in which he played corrupt detective Burke.   The year 2000 came and Fichtner was cast alongside George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg in the epic disaster movie, “The Perfect Storm.”


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More recently, after an almost cameo appearance in “The Dark Knight” as a bank manager, Fichtner can be seen in the upcoming, “The Homesman” directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones and as the mysterious Eric Sacks in the new movie adaptation of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie.

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He may not be top of the bill in most movies, but he certainly adds weight to every cast he works with and his dedication and determination of his hard work is awe inspiring. At 57 years old he certainly doesn’t look, nor act his age. Aside from acting, Fichtner is also a talented racing driver winning the 2011 Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race finishing ahead of pro driver, Ken Gushi.


New Feature – Background Stars

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It was Constantin Stanislavski, the Russian theatre director that famously quoted “There are no small parts, only small actors.”


This new feature is dedicated to those actors who you may only see in the background, but make a big difference to a movie.


It’s to the dedicated actors whose names never appear at the top of the movie posters, but who crop up again and again leaving you questioning where you have seen them before.


Sometimes, they are the real stars of the movie…