Date
December 23, 2014

The Mother Brain Files Underrated Actors Special: Ed Harris

When we talk about character actors, we often think of Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Gary Oldman, Robert Downey, Jr., etc. They have a way of molding into their characters so well, you can believe that the figure of fiction they are playing is real. Ed Harris, on the other hand, was an actor I never put into that character actor category until recently. I used to believe he was separated at birth from Peter Weller because they had the same steel blue eyes and sharp jawlines. He could have been a great replacement for Robocop after Weller quit the role. Now when I think about Harris’ body of work, it’s much more diverse than I realized. [...]