That Guy Actor of the Week: Clancy Brown

All of you might know him best as the hard nosed screwball guard in Shawshank Redemption but I’ve been following Clancy Brown since the early 80s when he played a foul mouth, blond haired punk in Bad Boys with Sean Penn (the real Bad Boys).   You might also remember him as the psycho diamond stealing killer in Shoot to Kill.

Clancy’s been around for a long time.   He’s got 182 titles to his name on IMDB so he certainly deserves a spot on this site.   There are some actors that you just sort of like every time you see them.    Brown is definitely that guy for me.

Check out a sweet clip of Brown

This is one of his more underground fun roles.  He played a weird dude named Kurgan in Highlander.

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  1. Are you kidding me? You didn’t mention THE ROLL Clancy Brown is famous for; The Kurgan!

    If you don’t know who that is, look it up and then watch the movie and then thank me later…

  2. Am I the only one who thinks that ever single actor in the main cast of Carnivàle acts better (at least there) than pretty much the entire acting elite?

  3. Go see The Highlander right now! It might be dated in some parts, but its awesome.
    And pick up, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (with Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Jeff Goldblum & Christopher Lloyd)
    Clancy Brown is also the voice of Lex Luthor in all those great Justice League cartoons.

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