8. Show: Lost
Why: Because we can only pick one Lost actor and Holloway has been the charismatic stand-out choice since day one almost by process of elimination. Matthew Fox hasn’t been a great fit in films like Speed Racer or Vantage Point and Evangeline Lilly doesn’t have the presence to carry a leading role. Jorge Garcia and Michael Emerson rule but they’re destined to be supporting character actors in TV or film. Sawyer could be the star.
How to Do It: Play up what works about Sawyer on the show – a strong, clever everyman. Think the best roles of Mark Wahlberg and that everyman relatability that so often makes him effective as both the guy who you’d like to have a drink with at a local bar and the one on your side when the fight erupts after a few too many. Holloway has a similar tough guy charisma and he may try to downplay it by taking roles outside of the box he might think Lost has put him in. Use the box. Exploit it. Do a movie where you play a con man named Sawyer. Then find your “range.”