Character actors are every bit as essential to a great film as the the top-billed stars. And a character actor can also make an otherwise mediocre film something that approaches watchable. I don't want to use the cliche that they are the "glue that holds a film together", but there would definitely be something missing if not for these wonderful people.
As a part of this weekend's What A Character! Blogathon, I'm going to talk about one of my favorites: Whit Bissell.