6. Ed Harris as Jackson Pollock
Character: Jackson Pollock
Year Released: 2000
Ed Harris directs and stars in the 2000 troubled-artist biopic. Whatever you feel about his art, it is a pleasure watching Harris--covered in more paint than clothes, smoking a cigarette, and with wild eyes--dripping paint like candle wax over the room-sized canvas on the floor. Wether or not Pollock lived his life like Marlon Brando, brimming with emotion and about to boil over is up for debate, but the control of Harris in front of and behind the camera shows.