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17 Small Movie Roles That Had a Big Impact

They say there are no small parts, only small actors, and if you’ve ever seen a performance that didn’t take up a ton of screen time but still made an impact, you know that’s true.

There are tons of examples out there – my favorite one, I think, is the Riley character from National Treasure (his comedic timing is just perfect!) – and these 17 people have some pretty great favorites, too!

17. Anyone who loves animals is a shoo in.

Just think about it.

16. She really is unforgettable.

Especially in the second one.

15. That is impressive.

And she definitely makes an impact.

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14. He can break your heart.

And it only takes like three scenes.

13. The Doug Judy episodes were the best.

Don’t @ me, you can’t win this argument.

12. Proof that someone can be the best and the worst.

And you still love them at the same time.

11. Poor Barb.

The fact that we feel for her after so few minutes with her speaks volumes.

10. He’s endlessly quotable.

And also quite a good parent.

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9. Honestly, every character in Pitch Perfect.

They were all written like they were as important as the main character.

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8. These movies would absolutely not be the same without her.

Kind of the definition of amazing, right?

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7. Amy Poehler is always unforgettable.

I don’t care if she has no lines at all.

6. She is a queen.

I love how many animated characters are on this list.

5. When you’re interesting, you’re interesting.

No way around that fact.

4. You’ve probably never realized how much time you spend thinking about him.

But now you do, and you’ll never be able to not.

3. Best parents in a teen film, ever.

This entire cast is amazing, tbh.

2. He really nailed those 3-4 jokes.

That’s how you launch a career, folks.

1. How could we forget this one?

We can’t. No way, no how.

What’s your favorite small part?

Tell us what it is and why down in the comments!