Anne Hathaway won her Oscar in 15 minutes.
Listen, everyone knows the saying, “There are no small parts, only small actors.” Well, below are 14 humans who are the EPITOME of this saying, because they all captured our hearts…with less than 30-ish minutes of screen time:
Tom Felton as Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter:
Draco Malfoy only had 31 minutes of screen time throughout all eight films in the franchise.
Evanna Lynch as Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter:
Luna Lovegood only had about 17 minutes of screen time throughout the latter half of the franchise.
Anne Hathaway as Fantine in Les Misérables:
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lector in Silence of the Lambs:
Hannibal Lector only had about 16 minutes of screen time in the film — most of which was spent behind bars — and Anthony Hopkins took home the Academy Award for Best Actor.
Alan Arkin as Edwin Hoover in Little Miss Sunshine:
Grandpa Edwin only had about 14 minutes of screen time in the film, and Alan Arkin took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight:
Joker only had about 33 minutes of screen time in the film, and Heath Ledger posthumously won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Michael Keaton as Beetlejuice in Beetlejuice:
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Beetlejuice only had about 17 minutes of screen time in the film despite being the titular character.
Judi Dench as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love:
Queen Elizabeth only had about eight minutes of screen time in the film, and Judi Dench won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Estelle Reiner as Female Customer in When Harry Met Sally…:
The lady customer only had about 30 seconds of screen time, but her line is the one EVERYONE quotes from the film: “I’ll have what she’s having.”
Mahershala Ali as Juan in Moonlight:
Juan only had about 20 minutes of screen time — in the first third of the film — and Mahershala Ali took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor.
Brad Bird as Edna Mode in The Incredibles:
Edna Mode had about five minutes of screen time in the first Incredibles movie.
Margaret Hamilton as The Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of Oz:
The WWW had about 10 minutes of screen time, and yet, inspired a Tony Award–winning Broadway musical.
Finally, David Reale as Glen Coco in Mean Girls:
Glenn Coco has, approximately, NO screen time, but he is a prominent character in Mean Girls due to the iconic line: “Four for you, Glen Coco! You go, Glen Coco!”
What are some of your favorite performances from films where the characters stole the show with barely any screen time? Or maybe even your fave TV characters who barely appeared in the series, but left an impact? Let us know in the comments below!
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