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Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

Countdown: Supporting characters that need their own movie

Jon Gries (pictured left as Uncle Rico) steals his scenes in "Napoleon Dynamite", with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Aaron Ruell (Kip). Photo: Associated Press/Aaron Ruell

George Wolf and Hope Madden, the movie minds behind Maddwolf.com, have put together a list of the top 10 supporting characters that need spinoff movies. Here’s a look at our favorite five.

See the full list on Maddwolf.com

They come into our lives quickly, yearning for a state football title that never was, yelling “put that coffee down,” or jamming to Sister Christian on an awesome mix tape.

Then they’re gone… but never forgotten.

QUINT (ROBERT SHAW), JAWS

Here’s a guy who lived a life, workin’ for a livin’ and sharkin‘…right up until a shark ate him. We want to see some of his other adventures. You know, the ones he survived.

MEGAN (MELISSA MCCARTHY), BRIDESMAIDS

Yes, please. Melissa McCarthy crafted a fully realized person with Megan, someone we kind of recognized, someone we’d like to see in almost any situation.

CARL SPACKLER (BILL MURRAY), CADDYSHACK

Drop us into Carl Spackler’s life at any point at all, and just leave us there for a couple hours. That’s really all we ask.

CHARLIE MEADOWS (JOHN GOODMAN), BARTON FINK

Few filmmakers can pack a screenplay with more fascinating supporting characters than the Coens, and John Goodman’s had the great fortune of playing many of them. Walter? He could get a movie. Roland Turner, junky bluesman from Inside Llewyn Davis could probably shoulder a full film. But Goodman’s most mysterious and complex performance came as Barton Fink‘s unusual neighbor Charlie Meadows, and we’d like to know what made him tick.

UNCLE RICO (JOHN GRIES), NAPOLEON DYNAMITE

What was high school like for Uncle Rico? Why is he living currently in that RV? What will his next business venture bring? Honestly, anything Uncle Rico does would entertain us.

See the full list on Maddwolf.com

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