Mark Boone Junior
Mark Boone Junior's most recognizable characters have ranged from morally decrepit to enigmatic to unique contradictions of intelligence and brutal violence wrapped up into one. The burly actor's career began with small parts throughout the 1980s and early '90s, although he did land a meaty role as a bar regular in "Trees Lounge", which was written and directed by his good friend Steve Buscemi. By the '00s, Boone became more widely seen after appearing in two films by writer/director Christopher Nolan: In the noirish thriller "Memento", he played Burt, a low-key motel clerk who befriends the main character, Leonard Shelby, a man who has a form of amnesia that prevents him from storing short-term memories. Boone's wry style of delivery during Burt's early conversations with Leonard helped set the darkly humorous tone for the rest of the film. After "Memento" proved to be an art-house hit, Nolan cast Boone as a corrupt cop in the superhero action movie "Batman Begins". He was also featured as Robert "Bobby Elvis" Munson, financial secretary for the "Sons of Anarchy" in the television series of the same name; the character's mix of brains, outward calmness, and resourcefulness in a fight have made him one of the Sons' more unpredictable members. In 2004, Boone starred in "The Grey", a Southern drama about cockfighting that doubled as his first writing credit.