It must be so great to be the leading star in a movie or a really popular TV show. Well, at least until you’re upstaged by your own co-stars! Sometimes the supporting character literally save the show from being canceled, or become the saving grace of the film. Don’t believe me? Take a look at these 8 supporting characters who stole the spotlight.
1. Steve Stifler (American Pie)
While the main focus of this movie was placed on the poor pie-lover, whatever his name was, all the best scenes were given to Stifler (and his mom). Portrayed by the hilarious Sean William Scott, he was definitely the most entertaining character in the entire American Pie franchise.
2. Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones)
I hope you agree with me that Game of Thrones is possibly the greatest show of the last three decades (still not better than ALF, IMO). And part of what makes it so good, apart from magnificent storytelling, unpredictability, adult content is, of course, the cast. And if you know anything about this show, you must have seen Tyrion Lannister.
Peter Dinklage even won an Emmy and Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for this role! Despite his short size he was able to easily snatch the show from the leading cast, and I’m afraid he’ll be the next to die on the show.
3. Tonto (The Lone Ranger)
Frankly speaking, this movie was a train wreck, but not everything about it was bad. We at least got to see Johnny Depp as the unconventional Native American named Tonto, who is also a bit of a wildcard. Believing he’s got the Native American blood running through his veins, Depp certainly showed the viewers that the stage belonged to him.