Our original plan was to mount a weekly series in which we'd applaud a different character actor with each new column. But it seems that this was SUCH a good idea that someone else beat us to the punch ... by about six years. So the Cine-Squad decided to take our "J.T. Walsh Award" and morph it into a feature called "Scene Stealers," which will celebrate great actors and actresses who have A) stolen entire movies with their awesomeness, B) popped up in a particularly juicy cameo or supporting role, or C) salvaged a failed movie simply by being a member of the cast.

For our inaugural Scene Stealers feature, I chose to celebrate Mr. Gene Hackman, mainly because he's my very favorite actor, but also because ... well, have you guys ever actually seen Sam Raimi's The Quick and the Dead?
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