12. Guy Pearce as Andy Warhol

Character: Andy Warhol

Film: Factory Girl

Year Released: 2006

He threatens to be the most over worked artistic persona on film, there are more than a handful of reasons. For one, he was a director himself, creating dozens of films, with varying degrees of plot(mostly optional), but mostly he was an artist who celebrated image and therefore a self imposed forefather of our culture. Guy Pearce's Warhol is one of the few to capture the inner hurt and loneliness of the controversial figurehead, and still nail the whimsy and dry wit. Anyone who has seen a lengthy interview with Warhol knows, that his wit often came from a fear of deep examination, a contradiction Pearce plays with strength.

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