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Jackie Earle Haley - Watchmen

2. Jackie Earle Haley - Watchmen

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After disappearing from films for thirteen years, Jackie Earle Haley returned in 2006 with an Oscar nomination for Little Children. Soon after, he was fielding offers from every end of Hollywood.  Perhaps the smartest decision he made was to play fan-favorite Rorschach in Zack Snyder’s 2009 film, Watchmen.  Rorschach doesn’t have any super powers or enormous wealth, he has something much more deadly — passion. Haley made us fear and revel in Rorschach’s screen presence, becoming the most obviously interesting character in a film that boasted Dr. Manhattan.

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