I have come for, and left with, Ben Gazzara -- a prolific actor who seems -- sadly -- to now be known best for his role in The Big Lebowski (and possibly Roadhouse?).
Gazzara has been around for a long, long time, and subtly worked his way into your American consciousness -- all without ever becoming a big, big star.
His turn as the tough, violent soldier in Anatomy of a Murder was just right, for example.
For the first part of eternity, I will be having Ben room with David Janssen. I considered putting him in with John Cassavetes, but that room would get pretty braggy. . . .