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By Deborah Netburn and Patrick Day, Los Angeles Times Staff Writers
All hail the creepy character actor -- he (or she) who can show up in even the most innocuous movie and turn it into an exercise in unease. It's a tradition whose forefathers, including Peter Lorre and Bela Lugosi, have become film icons, standing alongside -- or maybe just behind and a little too close to -- cinema greats such as Cary Grant and Marilyn Monroe. United by their uncomfortable presence, weird physical characteristics, specific ways of moving, or a combination of all three, these actors are perhaps the last holdouts in the never-ending cinematic onslaught of toned bodies and perfect features.
Here are 10 of our favorite go-to creepy actors working today.