Ten Actors Who Look Like Aliens

March 3rd, 2010

Maybe this is in bad taste.   I don’t know.   I don’t care too much.   There are some weird looking actors out there who have gotten a lot of work over the years.   They’re not ugly.   They’re “Hollywood Ugly” which means you don’t scream when you see them and there’s something about the way they look that makes you keep looking.   Not sure what I mean?

Let’s start with Ron Perlman, who has done a lot of great work.   Quest for Fire, Hellboy, and on TV Beauty and the Beast.   Notice a pattern?   He’s playing cavemen, monsters, and demons, with minimal makeup.   Here he is being honored for his work portraying a beast:

Then there’s Steve Buscemi, who in the movie Fargo keeps being described as “funny looking.” Yeah. How about in other movies:

Reminds me of Marty Feldman (EYE-Gor in Young Frankenstein):

Then there’s Vincent Schiavelli who played alien John O’Conner in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai and the crazy ghost in Ghost:

Willem Dafoe, oh yes, a natural for vampires and green goblins:

Oh, one of my faves! Michael Berryman…

Richard Kiel, Jaws from the old James Bond movies:

Rowan Atkinson, of Black Adder and Mr. Bean fame:

How about women? How about alien Shelly Duvall? Or maybe she’s from the future, or an elf, or something in the eyes, like Buscemi and Feldman…see her in a kafkaesque moment:

And finally, Tilda Swinton, that androgynous angel in Constantine:

Who did I forget? Who is more deserving???


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