#14: JEFFREY WRIGHT AS FELIX LEITER IN CASINO ROYALE (2006) AND QUANTUM OF SOLACE (2008)

Don’t ever say that Daniel Craig’s James Bond isn’t progressive. For the 007 brand’s last two entries, both starring Craig, producers opted for one radical, and racial, change: Felix Leiter, Bond’s loyal confidante, would no longer be milquetoast white. The now-black character was played by one of Hollywood’s most underused talents, Jeffrey Wright, a double win if you ask us. Not only is Wright a great actor, he’s got more charisma in his pinky than all of the previous seven Leiters combined.