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Actors Who Appeared For Less Than 10 Minutes But Made A Massive Impact

Making an impact with your performance in the minds of the audience is a big task. Some people get a handsome amount of screen time. Yet, they fail to deliver. But then we have some who appeared for less than 10 minutes, but owned every bit of it. So, this list is about those actors who appeared for less time but made such an impact that their role is unforgettable. These actors owned these roles as if they were real. The way they presented themselves, delivered dialogues, overall performance, everything is praise-worthy. So, here’s a list of actors who got less screen-time, but made a massive impact. Check it out! Also, let us know in the comments about your favorite character who got less time on screen, but managed to grab your attention.

1. Zendaya

Zendaya as Chani in Dune (2021) actors
Zendaya as Chani in Dune (2021)

Chani, played by Zendaya, was used massively in Dune’s marketing campaign. However, she was shown only for 7 minutes, that is, 4.5% of the entire movie. But, it was a relief when the sequel was confirmed and the fact that she’ll be the central character in it! But even in these 7 minutes, she managed to steal the show.

2. Viola Davis

Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller in Doubt (2008) actors
Viola Davis as Mrs. Miller in Doubt (2008)

Davis appeared for a single scene in Doubt which was for 8 minutes. She appeared as Mrs. Miller, mother of the first black student in a Catholic School. The scene involved Meryl Streep. However, Viola, with her intense acting stood out and owned those 8 minutes.

3. Robert Englund

Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) actors
Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Englund appeared in the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) as Freddy Krueger for roughly 7 minutes. But with every second he could give nightmares to an entire generation.

4. Beatrice Straight

Beatrice Straight as Louise Schumacher in Network (1976) actors
Beatrice Straight as Louise Schumacher in Network (1976)

Straight appeared as Louise Schumacher in 1976’s Network. She shot her scene in just three days and can be seen on screen for roughly 6 minutes. However, this role got her the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Moreover, she still holds the record for the shortest-ever Oscar-winning performance.

5. Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) actors
Alec Baldwin as Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

Baldwin appears as Blake in 1992’s Glengarry Glen Ross. He appears only for a single scene wherein he can be seen repeating one line over and over again for almost 8-9 minutes. He was added to the movie because the producers wanted to start the story with an ‘explosion’.

6. Estelle Reiner

Estelle Reiner as Unnamed Diner Patron in When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Estelle Reiner as Unnamed Diner Patron in When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

Reiner appeared as an unnamed diner patron in the movie Harry Met Sally. Her dialogue “I’ll have what she’s having” still ranks as one of the best dialogues ever! She is director Rob Reiner’s mother. With this, she established herself in the film industry.

7. Bill Murray

Bill Murray as Bill Murray in Zombieland (2009)
Bill Murray as Bill Murray in Zombieland (2009)

Murray appeared in Zombieland (2009) as Bill Murray for a brief cameo appearance. He disguises himself as a zombie during the apocalypse so that he could live his life unbothered by the dead. However, Columbus accidentally shoots him mistaking him as one of the zombies.

Sukanya Kumar Vasisht
Sukanya Kumar Vasisht

I can never get myself to like any one of them more than the other: MCU or DC, that's why I put my love into both Universes. On that note, here I am, a Digital Marketer learning more about superheroes, and other celebrities in Hollywood.

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