What a Character: The Unlikely Movie Stardom of John C. Reilly

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What happens to the persona of a character actor when he becomes something of a star? Celebrated for his reliable weird sidekick work and his depictions of touching oddballs, John C. Reilly has slowly but surely become more than just a familiar face. Now aged 53, he’s a special kind of star, but a star nonetheless.

Manuela Lazicringer, actors, essay