Most Recent Projects: Broken City 2013, Treme (2011-2012), Starlet (2012)
The Prognosis: James Ransone must be an endearing dude, as he's worked into both David Simon's camp of regulars and Spike Lee's. He had a role on Treme, and has appeared in Inside Man and Red Hook Summer. Lee also cast him in his upcoming remake of the Korean thriller Oldboy. The weird, dangerous energy of Ziggy Sobotka made folks take notice.