In response to the post title’s inquiry: they’re all… Actors!
Here’s a couple things I’ve been JusWondering about each.
1) Gene Hackman
Whatever happened to Gene “Hack Man” Hackman? Why hasn’t he been acting lately? The last film he appeared in was Welcome to Mooseport, and heaven forbid something happens to him, but does an actor of his caliber really want his swan song to be a co-starring vehicle with the guy that played a CGI mammoth? Personally, I think he’s better than most of the Actors! of his generation… mostly because he was Lex Luthor and Popeye Doyle. And of course, Royal Tenenbaum.
2) Paul Rudd/Steve Guttenberg
Paul Rudd reminds my mother of Steve Guttenberg, for some reason. Though I would have to admit that if they when they remake Police Academy, Rudd would make a great Mahoney.
I also think he would make a great Krull, if that’s what the main character’s name was. If Krull is the blue guy, the chick, or the kick-ass weapon, then no. All I remember about Krull is that kick-ass weapon.
3) Justin Long
How about this guy and his scene stealing? I don’t think he works as well as a lead (Accepted or Waiting…), or as well as an assistant lead (Live Free or Die Hard), but in bit parts… he shines. Since I was initially amused by him in Galaxy Quest, he’s eaten the scenery (and his co-stars) in The Break Up, Idiocracy, Walk Hard, and Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Will Ferrell started off the same way, in the background out loud, and now he slays in (most of) his films. Maybe the same will happen Justin time so he won’t have to wait for too Long.