Paul Bunyan wrote:
Clint Eastwood. Anyone else see Unforgiven? There's a great scene where Eastwood's character finds out that his friend (a bounty hunter played by Morgan Freeman) has been killed by the local sheriff...When he finds out, you can tell just by looking at his eyes that this weary old man is again the hardened murderer that he used to be. It's the most subtle thing ever, but it was powerful enough that's been stuck in my memory.
Of course, the movie ends with Eastwood's character riding back into town and killing everyone in the local bar, including the sheriff. All around great movie.
The type of guys he plays are in a narrow range, but he does them so well. His role as Inspector Harry Callahan in those Dirty Harry or Dirty Harry spin offs was quite intriguing.