The Best Of The Rest – JOE's favourite roles from the class cast of The Usual Suspects 8 years ago

The Best Of The Rest – JOE's favourite roles from the class cast of The Usual Suspects

What a talented bunch of thesps...

The Jameson Cult Film Club is returning to Galway on 29th April for explosive screenings of the 1995 crime thriller, The Usual Suspects. Following on from the successful screenings of cult classics such as Jaws, Predator and Intermission, organisers are bringing the Jameson Cult Film Club experience back on the road.


This free event is not just your typical screening, the Jameson Cult Film Club promises to transport the audience right into the murky world of criminal mastermind Keyser Söze for an unforgettable viewing experience.

Following the super screening in Cork and ahead of the next Jameson Cult Film Club in Galway, JOE brings you a selection of some of our favourite moments from the rest of the cast of the masterpiece that is The Usual Suspects.

Having already brought you the very best of what acting legend Kevin Spacey has to offer, JOE brings you our favourite moments from the rest of Kevin's cohorts; Dean Keaton (Gabriel Byrne), Fred Fenster (Benicio del Toro), Todd Hockney (Kevin Pollak), Michael McManus (Stephen Baldwin) and, although he's not a member of the actual original and iconic police line-up, he's still too good to leave out, Mr Kobayashi (Pete Postlethwaite).

Gabriel Byrne – Miller's Crossing (1990)


The Dublin-born actor most recently hit the headlines on home shores after lambasting 2013's The Gathering but, here at JOE HQ, we're more interested in his acting credentials.

Although the big Irish kid in us absolutely loves his portrayal of Papa Reilly in Into The West, it really is hard to top his simply superb performance as Tom Reagan in Miller's Crossing, an American ganster film directed by the genius Coen brothers.

He kept losing that goddamn hat though...


Benicio del Toro – Traffic (2000)

Although JOE reckons that Benny's (that's right, we call him Benny – please don't tell him) finest performance is as the wonderfully mumbly Fenster in The Usual Suspects, the Puerto Rican actor gained widespread plaudits from critics and audiences alike for his Oscar-winning turn as Javier Rodriguez; a Mexican border guard who tries to remain honest while surrounded by the corruption and illegal drug trafficking on all sides.


Kevin Pollak – Wayne's World 2 (1993)

Although he has just a teeny-tiny role in the 1993 comedy classic co-starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, Pollak makes a hilarious impact as the partial ocular albino who stands between Wayne and Garth and their dream concert, Waynestock.

Pollak isn't just an actor, however, and no mention of his wide range of talents would be complete without his brilliant retelling of the time that he met the legendary Christopher Walken, complete with one of the best Walken impressions you're ever likely to hear...


Pete Postlethwaite – In The Name Of The Father (1993)

There was only going to be one winner in our favourite Pete Postlethwaite pics and that was his moving performance as Giuseppe Conlon in In The Name Of The Father alongside the incredibly-talented Daniel Day-Lewis.

Although we do also like it when he chases big scary dinosaurs in The Lost World: Jurassic Park...

Stephen Baldwin – The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas (2000)

And last but not least... well, actually it is least. Poor Stephen, the youngest of the big-screen Baldwin bros is not renowned for his acting ability, in spite of his excellent edgy performance in The Usual Suspects. He did, however, star as Barney Rubble in the 2000 prequel, The Flintstones In Viva Rock Vegas. So there's that...

The venue for the upcoming Jameson Cult Film Club in Galway, a safe house located on ‘San Pedro Pier’, is only revealed to ticket holders and will be completely transformed into a series of sets from the movie. Live theatre and special effects timed perfectly with on-screen action will also help to create an electric atmosphere throughout the screening.

The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world that he didn’t exist, so don’t miss the opportunity to watch this heist classic, voted best movie plot twist by IMDB, on the big screen. If you don’t want to be left out of the line-up, register now for free tickets on

To get you in the movie-watching mood, why not check out Kevin Spacey and his cinematic sidekicks right here...

Following the screening, the party will continue in true Jameson style with DJ Aidan Kelly taking to the decks while guests enjoy ‘Kobayashi’ Burgers and Jameson, Ginger and Lime long drinks.


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