Since filming can be an exhausting process, most popular Hollywood directors have been known to take a break before signing on to a new project. Others are picky, so it takes them a while to find something they like, while others just aren’t lucky enough to get regular calls from directors.
However, there are a few actors who have managed to appear in a few movies every year. With their incredible work ethic and willingness to show up to every set they’ve been invited to, these actors have a tremendous amount of work to do. As a result, their fans never felt let down or let down.
ten James Hong – 142
Hong’s most notable role is as Hannibal Chew in the original blade runner. Additionally, he has numerous television and voice roles, with total credits totaling 650.
Hong is not just about playing and going home. He is the co-founder of East West Players, the first theater organization for Asian Americans. Moreover, Hong is one of the few people who found his passion later in life. Having started out as a civil engineer, he started acting on his days off and found that was what he loved the most. Thanks to Hong’s prolific nature, he starred in the most redone projects. These include Blade Runner, Hawaii Five-0and The man from UNCLE
9 Ernest Borgnine – 148
Ernest Borgnine won an Oscar for Martin and also racked up multiple Emmy Award nominations. And before his death in 2012, he was the voice of Mermaid Man on the popular children’s animated show, Sponge Bob SquarePants.
Although most of Borgnine’s roles are comedic, he found himself in more serious circumstances in real life as a he was a naval officer during WWII. Age has never slowed him down either, at the age of 92 he became one of the oldest people ever to win an Emmy, an award he earned due to his performance in Emergency room.
8 Anthony Quinn – 145
Anthony Quinn has starred in numerous movies and TV shows over a career that has spanned over 4 decades. He also won 2 Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actor.
Acting in itself is too loaded with a career, but Quinn has further shown her work ethic by devoting her time to drawing and writing as well. And these weren’t just hobbies. Most of his works have been shown in art galleries. Moreover, he is one of the few actors to have changed his name. His birth name is Manuel Antonio Rodolfo Quinn Oaxaca.
7 Jackie Chan – 181
Jackie Chan has always been known as the person who takes action movies seriously. He is also one of the few actors to perform his own stunts.
Chan’s extensive filmography is more impressive than the rest, given the physical intensity of his performances. While most action stars occasionally take on casual roles, Chan rarely does, preferring to toss and run in every project. What’s even more impressive is that no serious injuries resulted from the many stunts he personally performs.
6 Mickey Rooney – 201
Having started out in the silent era, Mickey Rooney is one of the few actors to have a career that spans over 9 decades. He is best known for playing the character of Andy Hardy, who has appeared in 16 different films.
Rooney’s numbers are high because he put his peak years to good use, starring in 43 films between the ages of 15 and 25. He could also be considered one of Hollywood’s best comeback kings, as his career had a bumpy ride ahead of filming. to safeguard. Having received the now defunct Academy Juvenile Award, he also qualifies as one of the best child actors of all time.
5 Richard Riehle – 209
Richard Riehle was in many iconic films at the height of his stardom, including Casino and The fugitive. However, most of his roles tend to be minor.
Richard Riehle’s appearance and demeanor reflect that of a responsible old man, and as such he was typecast as a law enforcement officer or small-town mayor for most of his career. And although he’s been around for a long time, Riehle has no intention of slowing down. In 2018 alone, he appeared in 12 films.
4 Christopher Lee – 213
Christopher Lee is best remembered for playing the vampire Count Dracula as well as one of Bond’s top villains, Francisco Scaramanga in The man with the golden gun. His last role in The war of time was posthumous.
Getting typography in villainous roles was no problem for Lee. Thanks to his incredible performances, most directors looked in his direction when thinking of someone to choose for the chief villain of a movie. Aware of his cool voice, Lee didn’t limit himself to playing either as he recorded 2 metal albums later in his life.
3 Danny Trejo – 215
The amount of work Danny Trejo has put in is impressive, considering he only started in 1985. And since he’s still very active, the number is expected to grow.
For modern audiences, Trejo is the most recognizable face on the list. His tough looks have always made him a perfect choice for gangster roles, although he’s also been a protagonist on a few occasions. Thanks to his striking looks and incredible personality, Trejo has managed to remain an A-list star despite most supporting roles.
2 John Carradine – 233
Throughout his long career, John Carradine has mostly acted in westerns and horror B-movies. He was also heavily involved in Shakespearean theatre.
Carradine distinguished himself from other actors by playing mostly evil and eccentric characters. Like Morgan Freeman, Christopher Lee and Alan Rickman, he is also one of the few actors known for his commanding voices. Hence, he earned himself the nickname “The voice.”
1 Eric Roberts – 326
Eric’s sister Julia Roberts and her daughter Emma Roberts are more famous than him but he works harder. Being a top actor never interested him. As long as the roles keep coming, he’s fine.
With a CV like Eric’s, it’s impossible not to get a new job. As the actor is only 65 and has no plans to retire, we can expect a lot more from Eric in the years to come. Apart from acting, Eric has also been heavily involved in activism, he is a fervent defender of animal rights and is a proud vegan.
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