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Poll: Brendan Gleeson: Fat? Ugly? Old? GREAT!

Irish actor Brendan Gleeson was once told by a Hollywood agent that he would never be a star because he was too fat, too old, and not good looking enough. Yet he has come to be recognized as one of the greatest character actors of our time and regularly takes the lead in the films he appears in.

Which of his performances is your favourite?

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    Brendan Gleeson in Calvary (2014)

    as Father James Lavelle in Calvary (2014)
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    Brendan Gleeson in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)

    as Alastor 'Mad-­Eye' Moody in the Harry Potter films
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    Mel Gibson, Brendan Gleeson, and David O'Hara in Braveheart (1995)

    as Hamish in Braveheart (1995)
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    Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson in In Bruges (2008)

    as Ken Blakely in In Bruges (2008)
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    Brendan Gleeson in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

    as General Brigham in Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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    Brendan Gleeson in The Guard (2011)

    as Gerry Boyle in The Guard (2011)
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    Brian Cox and Brendan Gleeson in Troy (2004)

    as Menelaus in Troy (2004)
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    Brendan Gleeson, Francis Magee, Michael McElhatton, and Pádraic Delaney in Perrier's Bounty (2009)

    as Darren Perrier in Perrier's Bounty (2009)
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    John C. Reilly (center L), Liam Neeson (C) and Brendan Gleeson (center R).

    as Walter 'Monk' McGinn in Gangs of New York (2002)
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    Mark Critch, Brendan Gleeson, Gordon Pinsent, and Mary Walsh in The Grand Seduction (2013)

    as Murray French in The Grand Seduction (2013)
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    Brendan Gleeson in Cold Mountain (2003)

    as Stobrod Thewes in Cold Mountain (2003)
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    Brendan Gleeson in Into the Storm (2009)

    as Winston Churchill in Into the Storm (2009)
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    The General (1998)

    as "the General" Martin Cahill in The General (1998)
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    Brendan Gleeson and Shia LaBeouf in The Company You Keep (2012)

    as Henry Osborne in The Company You Keep (2012)
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    Brendan Gleeson in Safe House (2012)

    as David Barlow in Safe House (2012)
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    Brendan Gleeson and Luke Evans in The Raven (2012)

    as Capt. Charles Hamilton in The Raven (2012)
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    Bill Pullman and Brendan Gleeson in Lake Placid (1999)

    as Sheriff Hank Keough in Lake Placid (1999)
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    Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson, Naomie Harris, and Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later... (2002)

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    Brendan Gleeson and Ray Winstone in Beowulf (2007)

    as Wiglaf in Beowulf (2007)
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    Michael Angarano and Brendan Gleeson in Black Irish (2007)

    as Desmond McKay in Black Irish (2007)
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    Brendan Gleeson in The Village (2004)

    as August Nicholson in The Village (2004)
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    The Tiger's Tail (2006)

    as Liam O'Leary / The Double in The Tiger's Tail (2006)
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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley, and Jim Sturgess in Stonehearst Asylum (2014)

    as the Alienist in Stonehearst Asylum (2014)
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    The Secret of Kells (2009)

    his voice performance as Abbot Cellach in The Secret of Kells (2009)
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    Brendan Gleeson at an event for The 61st Primetime Emmy Awards (2009)

    One of the performances not listed here

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