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[[caption-width-right:350:"The goddamned pen is BLUE!"]]

[[ChewingTheScenery No scenery is left intact]] with [[LargeHam these guys]]!

'''Note:''' Merely quoting a line in ALL CAPS and/or in '''bold''' does not constitute proof of hamminess. Descriptions of the performance, character, and scene are, as are links to clips of the performance.
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!!LargeHam Film Pages:
* [[LargeHam/{{Disney}} Disney]]

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!!Actors:

[[folder:Antonio Banderas]]
* How can you classify his work on ''Film/FourRooms''?
** ''"Did they misbehave?"''
** The elevator scene.
* Also his portrayal of Franchise/{{Zorro}} is quite hammy. In particular, he gleefully chews the scenario whenever Alejandro gets drunk in ''[[Film/TheMaskOfZorro The Legend of Zorro]]''.
--> '''Alejandro (in the sequel)''': [[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: No-one ]]
leaves my ''tequila worm'' dangling in the wind!
* In ''Film/SpyKids 2'': "These are ''my'' children. And I will find them '''MY WAY!!'''"
* Puss-in-Boots in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}''!
** "'''''PUSS!''''' ''In boots...''
** From movie numero quatro: "[[Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors Feed me]]... if you dare!"
* It's almost impossible to beat him as Miguel, the AxCrazy killer in ''Film/{{Assassins}}''. Just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxPW2zwdhSc this]]! This is one of the biggest ChewingTheScenery scenes in cinema history.
-->'''Miguel:''' YOU BLEW IT! I AM STILL ALIVE!!! HAHAHA!!!
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[[folder:Kenneth Branagh]]
* Any of his own adaptations of Creator/WilliamShakespeare.
** ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' being a prime example.
** ''Theatre/{{Hamlet}}'' is also notable. He plays Hamlet, and so we get to hear him do the speech on how actors should act and be a LargeHam during it; we get to see him saw the air while urging the actors not to. This makes that speech [[{{Narm}} more hilarious than was probably intended.]] It's made even better with Hamlet's father being played by [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]. The scene with the two of them together is pure HamToHamCombat.
** His speech in his own adaptation of Theatre/HenryV is especially good as he is ''supposed'' to be a LargeHam. The audience can see that Branagh is loving it - as Henry does in the play. It is incredibly powerful.
** His 1930s-set [[TheMusical musical]] version of ''Theatre/LovesLaboursLost'' is ''full'' of hams, the biggest being Timothy Spall's Don Armado. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVVR4HP3_1U His Cole Porter bit must be seen to be believed.]]
** Though in the 1996 film adaptation of ''Theatre/{{Othello}}'', he's actually very subtle and restrained as Iago. Knowing how hammy he usually gets when he does Shakespeare, this makes his performance incredibly effective.
*** No so much Ham, but some TRIFLES!
* Branagh was even hammier as Dr. Loveless in ''Film/WildWildWest''. "Don't yew just ''haaaate'' thay-ut song?" complete with 720 degrees of eye-rolling.
** Loveless' VillainousBreakdown is so hammy, that even Creator/WillSmith backs up a bit:
--> "Mr. West, ah am not an ''animal''! Ah am a '''visionary''', ah am a '''genius''', and now AH AM ''''AGREH!''' And I promise that when I ''kill you'', ah will have your body boiled down for '''ax-ell grease'''!
* His performance in ''Film/MaryShelleysFrankenstein'', playing the titular character. His mother dies and he feels compelled to look up the ceiling shrieking "[[BigNo THIS MUST NOT HAPPENNNNNNN!]]"
* He even hams it up playing an American private eye in ''Film/DeadAgain''.
* And chews the scenery as an uptight government official in ''TheBoatThatRocked''.
* Averted in some of his more recent dramatic roles, such as ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Film/{{Valkyrie}}'', and ''Shackleton''.
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[[folder:Steve Buscemi]]
* [[Film/{{Fargo}} I am through fucking around, drop that fucking ham!]]
* [[Film/ReservoirDogs You're acting like a first-year ham, I'm acting like a professional!]]
* [[Film/{{Armageddon}} This is so much fun, it's freaky!]]
* [[Film/ConAir He's got the whole ham, in his hands...]]
* [[Film/{{Desperado}} Oh, this is damn good! Say, this is the best ham I've ever had!]]
* [[WesternAnimation/MonstersInc NICE WORKIN' WITH YA!]]
* [[Film/TheBigLebowski Shut the fuck up]], [[PlayingAgainstType Donnie]].
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[[folder:Nicolas Cage]]
* Creator/NicolasCage has became infamous for this, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP1-oquwoL8 just see this link.]]
* His entire performance in ''Film/GhostRider'' was full of ham, but the hammiest scene of all has to be the transformation. You know, raiiiiiiseeeeeeee fooooooottttt...... STEP! Raiiiiiiiiseeeeeee..... STEP! * MANIACAL LAUGHTER!!!!!!!*
* [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} THIS! IS MY MECCA!!! HAHAHAHA!!!! AHHAHAHAHA!!!!!]]
* Playing both Castor Troy and Sean Archer in ''Film/FaceOff''. '''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVNDjs5Xq9E HALLELUJAH!]]"'''
* "[[Film/TheWickerMan HOW'DITGETBURNED?]]''HOW'DITGETBURNED'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo HOW'DITGETBUUUUUUUUURNED?!?]]'''''"
** '''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEOQqnHMSMc OH GOD... OH JESUS CHRIIIST!!!]]"'''
** "'''[[BeeBeeGun OH NO! NO, NOT THE BEES!!! NOT THE BEES!!! AAAAAAAAAAAGGGHH!!! MY EYES!!!]]'''"
--->'''''NO!!''''' ''I don't need anybody's damn permission!!'' I'm gonna search every inch of this town in the next three hours and anybody who interferes will be brought up on murder charges, you got that!? And you have ''my'' permission to stay outta the '''''FUCKING WAY!!!'''''
* In ''Film/KickAss'', he does an impersonation of fellow LargeHam god among men Creator/AdamWest. It is every bit as amazing as it sounds.
* How about his performance in ''WesternAnimation/AstroBoy'' as Dr. Tenma?
** "It's gonna make it Perfect. PERFECT!"
** "Just get that ol' brain humming again... WHIIIRR!"
** "YEEEEES!"
* Creator/NicolasCage can even ham up ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68BjP5f0ccE&feature=related the alphabet]]''.
* "[[Film/MatchstickMen Have you ever been dragged to the sidewalk and beaten until you...]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM6X_wdZJaE PISSED! BLOOD!?]]"
** ''Bull'''SHIT''', man!''
* This gem from {{Deadfall}}: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1fEnhawu_k&feature=related#t=1m51s SOMEONE'S GONNA KILL ME MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!]]
* He's at his best in ''Film/TheRock'':
** "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0-mGNSrnh0 How in the name of Zeus]]' ''BUTTHOOOLE'' did you get out of your cell?!?"
** "What we say we cut the Chit Chat, A-HOLE?!?"
** "Look, I'm just a biochemist. Most of the time, I work in a little glass jar and lead a very uneventful life. I drive a Volvo, a beige one. But what I'm dealing with here is one of the most deadly substances the earth has ever known, so what say you cut me some ''(deep voiced)'' FRIGGIN' SLACK?!"
* [[Film/NationalTreasure "A toast? Yeah. To high treason. That's what these men were committing when they signed the Declaration. Had we lost the war, they would have been hanged, beheaded, drawn and quartered, and-Oh! Oh, my personal favorite-and had their entrails cut out and BURNED. So... Here's to the men who did what was considered wrong, in order to do what they knew was right... what they knew was right..."]]
* These [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYkw-5htPw0 Japanese pachinko commercials starring him]]
* I LOST MY HAND! ''I LOST MY PRIDE!''
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[[folder:Jim Carrey]]
* ''Film/LiarLiar'', source of the page image (long story short: Creator/JimCarrey's character suddenly CannotTellALie; he tests it by trying to say a blue pen is red. HilarityEnsues.) has such gems as: "I HOLD ''MYSELF'' IN CONTEMPT! WHY SHOULD ''YOU'' BE ANY DIFFERENT?!" and this [[HilariousOuttakes outtake]]:
-->'''Swoosie Kurtz:''' Your Honor, I object!
-->'''Carrey:''' You would!
-->'''Kurtz:''' Overactor!
-->'''Carrey:''' Jezeb--! (''collapses in laughter as the entire "courtroom" bursts out'')
-->'''Kurtz:''' He [indicating the director?] put me up to it! It wasn't my idea! He told me to do it!
-->'''Carrey:''' (mugging for the camera ''even though it's clearly not getting into the movie'') ...oh no! They're onto me!
* Count Olaf from the movie version of Lemony Snicket's ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'' was a MasterOfDisguise, but also a LargeHam - not just because Carrey played him that way, but because within the story itself Olaf is supposed to be a LargeHam. There's also this [[HilariousOuttakes outtake]]: "But enough of recent history, let's go back in a TIME machine! ''[high voice]'' ''TIIIME machine, TIIIME machine''..."
** Actually if you read the books, Count Olaf doesn't actually become a proper ham until the books that came out after the film. Beforehand, his evil was more withheld.
* [[Film/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas The Grinch]]. And given Jim's wearing tons of make-up, yellow contact lenses and dentures, it's simply a feat that his overacting surpasses any physical pain!
* As Lloyd Christmas in ''Film/DumbAndDumber'': "We've got no ''food''! We've got no ''jobs''! Our pets' '''HEADS ARE FALLIN' OFF!!!!'''"
* ''Film/AceVentura''. "ALLLLL RIGHTY THEN!"
* ''Film/TheMask'' was a shy guy who got turned into a LargeHam by AppliedPhlebotinum. "Sssssssmokin'!"
* Carrey's acting in ''Film/BatmanForever'' was once described as "transcend[ing] considerations of good or bad acting into sheer weirdness". "Weird", in this case, means... well... ham.
-->"If knowledge is power, then [[AGodAmI A GOD... AM... IIIIIIIIIIII]]! ''({{beat}})'' [[LampshadeHanging Was that over the top?]] I can never tell!"
* ''Film/TheCableGuy''
-->[[Music/JeffersonAirplane Don't you want somebody to love?]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNc9phYujWY Don't you need somebody to love?]]
* With ''Film/ManOnTheMoon'', Jim gets moments of ham -- Creator/AndyKaufman, after all, loved creating and inhabiting LargeHam personas such as [[LoungeLizard Tony Clifton]] and the [[{{Heel}} Intergender Wrestling Champion of the World]], so the role(s) requires someone who understands the art of going over the top.
* ''Film/BruceAlmighty'': You know, the one where Jim Carrey becomes God (more "AGodAmI" for ya!). "[[SmiteMeOMightySmiter SMITE ME, OH MIGHTY SMITER!]]", etc.
-->"'''I AM BRUCE ALMIGHTY!!!!! MY WILL BE DONE!!!!!'''"
-->"It's a funny thing about pleasure. It can be quite...'''PLEASURABLE!'''"
-->"'''EROOOOOOOODIIIIIIING...''EROOOOOOODIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNG!!!'''''"
* ''EarthGirlsAreEasy'' had him in a natural role - a randy space alien with a talent for mimicry, at one point imitating James Dean out of nowhere, wailing "You're ''TEARING me aPAAAAHRT!!!''
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[[folder:Tim Curry]]
* Watch Creator/TimCurry having far too much fun playing evil wizard Trymon in ''Discworld/TheColourOfMagic''.
* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow I'm just a sweet transvestite... From Transexual, Transylvaniaaaaa...]]
* Enjoying himself, even under the tons of brilliant make-up and prosthetics, as the quite literal [[BigBad Evil incarnate]] in ''Film/{{Legend}}'': "Oh, Mother Night! Fold your dark arms about me. Protect me in your black embrace. I sit alone, an impotent exile, whilst this form, this presence, returns to torment me!" And what's more, he also manages to remain genuinely imposing and scary all through the whole hamned thing, to boot! "Every wolf suffers fleas. 'Tis easy enough to ''scratch!''"
* As Cardinal Richelieu (what's up with Cardinals being such awesome characters?) in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'', is what Tim Curry's all about:
-->'''Queen:''' I would rather die!
-->'''Richelieu:''' THAT CAN '''BE''' ARRANGED!!

-->'''Richelieu:''' One for all ... and more for meeee!
** Cardinals are awesome and [[TheStarscream usually evil characters for the same reason that viziers are]] (as Creator/TerryPratchett points out in ''Pyramids!''). Aside from some specific qualification tests during the initial interview, Narrativium radiation ensures that they are usually the power behind the throne, who wish to make sure that the throne is occupied by someone with all the ambition of a freshly-purchased gym sock.
* In a little-known but oddly enjoyable little film called ''Pass the Ammo'', Curry [[strike:shines]] ''glitters'' as a crooked evangelist. Let me repeat that: Tim. Curry. as...an ''evangelist.''
** An evangelist from the ''Deep South'' to boot.
* And he's the Lord Wizard in ''Literature/TheWorstWitch''. He even gets a very 1980's MTV-style [[http://www.x-entertainment.com/messages/435.html music video.]] That lasts ''ten'' minutes.
* He fails the Opening Line test in the film version of ''Film/{{Annie|1982}}'', where the first time he opens his mouth results not in an opening line, but a [[MeaningfulName Rooster's]] crow.
* [[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest Oiiiilllll and griiiimmmmme! Poiiiiiissonn sluddddge! Dieeeessssel cloudss and noxxxiouss muck!]]
* Who's the best part of the otherwise forgettable ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin''? And who gets the [[VillainSong best song]]? Just guess. "Hope you can swim better than you can (mocking Hubie's stuttering) '''''t-t-t-TALK!'''''"
* He even hams it up in ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' as Long John Silver. "Professional Pirate" is a particularly fun example.
** And as Captain Hook in ''WesternAnimation/PeterPanAndThePirates''.
* [[Film/TheShadow "No one controls my mind, Shadow! There's a new world order coming, and I'm gonna be a king! A KING!"]]
* Speaking of which.... Ever see ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastTheEnchantedChristmas''? Forte has to be one of the only good things about that movie. Just listen to Don't Fall In Love and you'll see what the ham can do.
** "[[MurderIsTheBestSolution Don't you see]]?! They '''CAN'T''' fall in love, [[InsaneTrollLogic if they're]] '''[[InsaneTrollLogic DEAD!!!]]'''"
* As well as a helping of finest imitation Russian ham in ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert3''. "I am going to the one place uncorrupted by capitalism... SPAAACE!"
* There's also the short-lived 1997 sitcom ''Series/OverTheTop''. [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin As the title clearly indicates]], the show was about a character Tim played who just happened to be a LargeHam.
* Think about this: it's very likely that Curry was such a large ham, he was too hammy to be the voice of SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''. According to Creator/BruceTimm, it was more about Curry getting throat problems from doing the voice. In other words, he was so hammy it physically hurt him.
* Then there's ''Film/{{Clue}}'', where he played the butler:
-->'''Wadsworth:''' That's what we're TRYING to figure out! We're trying to figure out who killed who, WHERE AND '''WITH WHAT!'''
-->'''Professor Plum:''' There's no need to shout.
-->'''Wadsworth:''' I'M NOT SHOUTING!" ''(pause)'' "All right I am! I'm SHOUTING, I'M SHOUTING, I'M SHOUT--
* His performance as Pennywise the Dancing Ham in ''Literature/{{It}}'' freely mixes this trope with terror.
-->"Aww...come on, BUCKO! Don't ya want a ba-LOON?"
-->"They all FLOOOOOAT down here!"
-->"I am the eater of worlds...And of CHILDREN!"
-->"KISS ME, FATBOY!"
-->"Don'tcha want it? Don'tcha WANT IT? Don'tcha ya WANT IT? DON'TCHA WANT IT?"
-->"Beep Beep Richie!"
** His EvilLaugh in particular touches both bases.
*** Except at one point where it becomes intentionally hilarious:
--->"Excuse me, Sir!! Do you have Prince Albert in a can?? You ''do''?? Well, ya better let the poor guy out!! WA-HA! WA-HA! WA-HA!
* VideoGame/GabrielKnight is a very scary Ham.
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Duckman}} King Chicken! Buck, buck, buck!]]
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}} They called me mad, insane,]] '''[[TheTriple WENDELL!]]'''
* "At last we meet, [[WesternAnimation/TheMask Mr. Ip--]]''[[WesternAnimation/TheMask kissssss]]''...
* Averted when he voiced [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Arl Rendon Howe]] who manages to be one of his most repulsive villains.
** He was saving it for his very last line. "Maker SPIT on you! I... DESERVED... moooore..."
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[[folder:DanYELL Day-Lewis]]
* ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood''.
** [[http://youtu.be/s_hFTR6qyEo?t=1m57s "My straw reaches ACROOOOOOOOOOSS the room...and starts to drink your milkshake. I. Drink. Your. MILKSHAKE! *slurp* ''I DRINK IT UP!''"]]
** DRAINAGE!
** The critics agree, as seen [[http://www.esquire.com/features/the-screen/danieldaylewis0108 here]] in ''Esquire'' magazine: "Acting is fine. But Daniel Day-Lewis, now in ''Film/ThereWillBeBlood'', proves that [[TropesAreNotBad overacting can be a lot more fun]]."
** Throwing a napkin over his face and bellowing his lungs out at rival businessmen in a fancy restaurant.
* Aaaand in ''Film/GangsOfNewYork'' he is both a LargeHam and [[TheButcher a butcher]]!!! Heheheheh... oh God, that was terrible...
-->"I'll paint Paradise Square with his blood. TWO COATS! I'll festoon my bedchamber with his guts. And if you ever show yourself in the Five Points again, Mr. Tammany-fucking-hall, you will be dispatched by mine own hand. Help yourself to [[ChewingTheScenery some decent meat]] on your way out."
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[[folder:Benicio Del Toro]]
* [[Literature/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas One of these days, I'm gonna toss a fucking ham in that place...]]
** The Acid Scene in the hotel. About three minutes of pure {{angrish}}.
** The phone call he makes to Lucy. Although that's mainly because his character is actually the one hamming it up here.
* Jackie Boy in ''SinCity'' is fairly moderate...until his decapitated head starts talking to Clive Owen in the car.
* [[Film/TheUsualSuspects "Hand me the keys, you fucking cocksucker." "In English, please." "Hand me the keys, you fucking cocksucker, what the fuck???"]]
* He earns his OneSceneWonder credentials in [[spoiler:TheStinger of ''Film/ThorTheDarkWorld''.]]
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[[folder:Brad Dourif]]
* Pretty much anything he's in except ''OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''.
* His crowning moment of ham might very well be Film/DeathMachine, in which he plays the very, ''very'' LaughablyEvil villain. "Oprah? John, we are talking QUALITY HERE! WE ARE TALKING GERALDO!!! (and many more gems.)
* [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQvdyiyGEek of course.]]
* ''Film/{{Alien}} Resurrection'': "You are ...a beautiful, beautiful butterfly." "Oh, look. A beauuutiful little baby (alien)." You should know, it has your jaw, Brad!
** Few people know this, but his jaw actually has its own SAG card...its a separate entity all its own.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrV_0lB_-kc His cackle]]. Goes well with above entry.
** Tears are often found to be leaking out of his eyes onscreen.
** There's also his "Malkoviching", [[PunctuatedForEmphasis the art of strenuously over enunciating every word]], as WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and [[WebVideo/TheSpoonyExperiment Spoony]] pointed out in their ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' riff.
* The amount of "talky villain-ness" as the Gemini Killer in ''Film/TheExorcist III''. "Oh, I'm so sorry. Was I raving?" He even gave notorious ham George C. Scott a pause. Now that is something.
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[[folder:Will Ferrell]]
* GREAT ODIN'S BEARD! Did someone mention [[Film/AnchormanTheLegendOfRonBurgundy Ron Burgundy]]? I'm in a glass case of emotion!
* [[Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby Help me Jesus! Help me Jewish God! Help me Allah! Help me Tom Cruise!]]
* ''Film/BladesOfGlory''
* ''KickingAndScreaming''
* ''Film/{{Bewitched}}''
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}''
* [[Film/WeddingCrashers HEY MOM! CAN WE GET SOME HAM?!]]
* [[Film/TheProducers Guten tag hop hop! Guten tag clop clop!]]
* It's all in the PRESENTATION!:
-->'''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}''': Oh, you're a villain alright. Just not a ''super'' one.
--> '''Titan''': Oh yeah? What's the difference?
--> '''Megamind''': [[strike:PRESENTATION!]] HAM!
** His entire screen time of maybe 15 minutes at most, as fictional author and would be director Eric Jonrosh, in the Epic Mini Series parody, ''Series/TheSpoilsOfBabylon'', is nothing but this.
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[[folder:John Goodman]]
* Chomping a number of scenes as Walter in ''Film/TheBigLebowski'' especially when it involves [[BerserkButton marking it zero]].
--> "This is what happens when you FUCK A STRANGER IN The ASS! Do you see what happens Larry? DO YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENS '''WHEN YOU FUCK A STRANGER IN. THE. ASS!'''"
* Taking up very, very large chunks of screen as Pope Sergius in PopeJoan.
* ''Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou''
-->'''"[[MoneyDearBoy IT'S AAAAAAAALLL ABOUT THE MONEY BOYS!]]"'''
* He's mostly subdued in ''Film/{{Fallen}}''... until Azazel possesses him, complete with singing "[[Music/TheRollingStones Time Is on my Side]]"
* ''Film/BartonFink''. Madman Mundt. "[[MadnessMantra I'll show you the life of the mind.]]"
* [=LaMonte=] T Montgomery in ''WesternAnimation/BeeMovie''. He even puts on an over-the top act when the main character's best friend stings him on the behind.
* Wait, no [[Film/TheFlintstones Fred Flintstone]]?
-->"WIIIILMAAAAAAAH, I'M HOOOOOOOOOOMMMMME!!"
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[[folder:Johnathan Harris]]
* The late, truly great JohnathanHarris, who ''built'' his reputation on hamming it up. Who is he you ask? You know him best as Dr. Smith from ''Series/LostInSpace'' and that's really all you need to know. Although you should also know him pretty well as Manny, the praying mantis, in Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife''. I dare you, no really, ''I. DARE. YOU.'' to come up with a ''better'' actor who has taken the LargeHam and honed it, perfected it, nay! taken it to ''the pinnacle'' of the art form! Seriously, he was such a master of it because he could take any role and imbue it with such over-the-topness, ''without making it silly'', until it was unforgettable. You love him and you know it.
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[[folder:Charlton Heston]]
* ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes''! "IT'S A MAAAAAAADHOUSE!", "THEY BLEW IT ALL UP! GODDAMN YOU ALL!" etc...
* [[Film/SoylentGreen SOYLENT GREEN]] [[ItWasHisSled IS ]] [[HumanResources PEOPLE!!!]]
* He spent a good chunk of ''Film/BenHur'' in a no-holds-barred HamToHamCombat with [[BoisterousBruiser Sheik Ilderim]].
* ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' is hardly kosher with all the ham Heston slings around.
** "THE LORD OF PORKS WILL DO BATTLE FOR US! BEHOLD HIS MIGHTY HAM!"
* [[Film/TheThreeMusketeers1973 "YOU have deCIEVED ME!"]]
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[[folder:Samuel L Jackson]]
* [[strike:Sam]]'''[[Creator/SamuelLJackson HAM]]'''[[Creator/SamuelLJackson uel L. Jackson]] in ''Film/SnakesOnAPlane''. The film would only be half as [[SoBadItsGood enjoyable]] if he played his role "straight". But if he did, we wouldn't have the classic line, '''"I'VE HAD IT WITH OF THESE MOTHERFUCKING SNAKES ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING PLANE!"''' Adding the word "motherfucking" to a sentence has just about become Jackson's catchphrase, to the point where he overuses the word multiple times in ''Film/DjangoUnchained.''
* "'''WHAT'''! [[Film/PulpFiction Does Marsellus Wallace look like]]?!"
** "And you ''WILL KNOW'' my name is '''THE LORD''' when '''''I LAY MY VENGEANCE UPON THEE!'''"''
** "You ready to blow? Well, I'm a mushroom-cloud-laying motherfucker, motherfucker! Everytime my fingers touch brain, I'm Superfly TNT! I'm the [[Literature/TheGunsOfNavarone Guns of the Navarone]]! IN FACT, what the FUCK am I doing in the back?! YOU the motherfucker should be on brain detail! We're fucking switching. I'm cleaning the windows, and YOU picking up this nigga's skull!"
* Creator/FrankMiller must have demanded that Jackson play [[BigBad The Octopus]] in ''Film/TheSpirit''. He then [[IncomingHam flew right in]] [[ToiletHumour swinging a toilet]] and proceeded to [[ChewingTheScenery chew the whole plain damn weird movie]] to greasy, [[HamAndCheese cheesy]] bits! "I DO NOT ''LIKE''... '''[[strike:EGG]] HAM'''... ON MY '''''FACE!'''''"
** Creator/FrankMiller has a habit of Hamming up his characters, the most (in)famous example probably being "[[Comicbook/AllStarBatmanAndRobinTheBoyWonder I'm the GODDAMN BATMAN]]". Other examples include "CHILDREN! Pull on your tights, AND GIVE THEM HELL!" In fact, ''Comicbook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' is probably the hammiest graphic novel ever written, easily venturing into SoBadItsGood territory.
* "[[Film/JackieBrown Ham! When you absolutely must chew every piece of scenery in the room, accept no substitutes!]]"
* [[Film/ATimeToKill "YES THEY DESERVED TO DIE, AND I HOPE THEY BURN IN HELL!"]]
* ''Film/DeepBlueSea'' was a crappy movie, but Jackson was hilarious in it. That's mainly why his [[ItWasHisSled death scene]] is so hilarious.
* Somewhat subverted in ''Film/TheAvengers'' until he has to deal with the most horrifying villain in the film: [[SleazyPolitician the politicians]].
-->'''Nick Fury:''' I recognize the council has made a decision, [[SophisticatedAsHell but given that it's a stupid-ass decision, I've elected to ignore it.]]
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[[folder:Michael Keaton]]
* He does an admirable job in the ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'' as [[OneSceneWonder Dogberry]]....in fact, he's also a ham of great distinction in much of his work.
* One word: ''Film/{{Beetlejuice}}''. Just [[SpeakOfTheDevil don't say it]] [[TheScottishTrope three times]].
* And Film/JohnnyDangerously.
* [[Film/MrMom Half ham, full ham, whatever it takes...]]
* Film/GungHo
* Surprisingly, he averts this as ''Film/{{Batman}}''. Even his Bruce Wayne is subdued. Except when he wants to get nuts.
* [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 "Barbie! Not the Nehru!"]]
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[[folder:Harvey Keitel]]
* [[Film/ReservoirDogs Shit...You shoot me in a dream, you better wake up and apologize.]]
* [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn I'm a mean, mhm mhm servant of God.]]
* [[Film/PulpFiction So, pretty please, with sugar on, clean the fucking car.]]
* [[Film/TheDuellists Lah!]]
* He appears only in one scene of ''Film/GetShorty'', but still fits.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Jeremy Irons]]
* Creator/JeremyIrons in ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'', possibly a result of [[HamAndCheese being the only actor in the movie who realized how silly the whole thing was]] - and [[MoneyDearBoy just going with it]].
--> "LEEEETTTTT THEEEIRRRR BLOOODDDD '''RAIIINNNN''' FRRROOMMM THE '''SKKKYYYY!'''"
--> "You don't like that, do you? GOOOOOOD! I could USE every OOOOUNCE of your RAAAGE! Hathathathathata!"
* He was also pretty hammy in ''Film/{{Eragon}}'', probably for the same reason, though he was still the best actor in the movie.
--->"Mind the little bones. Hate to see you ''choke''."
** Irons and [=DeVito=] both hammed it up on ''Series/SesameStreet'' in cameos during the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVtWXtSKJ9I Put Down The Duckie]]
* From Creator/RogerEbert's review of ''Film/TheTimeMachine2002'': "[Guy] Pearce, as the hero, makes the mistake of trying to give a good and realistic performance. Irons at least knows what kind of movie he's in, and hams it up accordingly."
* To complete Irons' hammy villains, [[Franchise/DieHard Simon Peter Gruber]] (he had to honor being cast as Creator/AlanRickman's brother...) and [[Disney/TheLionKing Scar]] ("That was today? Oh, I feel simply ''awful''!").
* There's also his role as Tiberias in ''Film/KingdomOfHeaven''. Take this scene in which he promptly tells all of the knights in the room to shut up when King Baldwin demands to speak.
-->'''Tiberias''':'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AXe5lh0RPw SILEEEENCEEEEEEEEE!]]'''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Udo Kier]]
* ''Film/FleshForFrankenstein''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U2PIaRp27Q "To know DEATH, Otto.... you have to fuck LIFE... in ze gallbladder."]]
** "Oh no! No! Katherine! My... my WIFE! Ze mother of my CHEEL-DREN! You have KILLED HER, on account of him! My SISTER! My BEAUTIFUL SISTER! YOU KILLED HER!"
* ''Film/BloodForDracula''
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jj7Efx67hzA "Ze BLOOD of zese WHOOORES is KILLINK ME!"]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:ChristopherLloyd]]
* Pick a film with Creator/ChristopherLloyd, any film with Christopher Lloyd. He even manages to produce terrifying ham in ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit''. "Remember ''me'', Eddie?! When I '''''killed'' your brother,''' I talked '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis just! LIKE!]] ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis THIS]]!!!'''''"
* "[[Film/BackToTheFuture 1.21 GIGAWATTS!]]"
** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis EIGHTY-EIGHT! MIIIIIILES! PER HOOOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUR!]]
** [[CatchPhrase "GREAT SCOTT!"]]
* '''[[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock I CAN EVEN OUTHAM SHATNER!!!]]''' (Kirk's response: I... have... had... enough of your HAMMING!)
* A-hem: '''[[Film/SuburbanCommando I WAS]] ''[[TheseTropesWereFrozenToday FRO-ZEN]]'' [[MemeticMutation TODAY!!]]'''
* [[Series/{{Taxi}} The eternal question: "What does a yellow light mean?"]]
* Curiously toned down in ''Film/{{Clue}}'', which features the likes of such hams as Tim Curry and Eileen Brennan.
* [[Film/Piranha3D "The piranha you've been fighting! They're only THE BABIES!" and "This particular type of piranha went extinct TWO MILLION YEARS AGO!"]]
** And in the sequel: "The piranha! They're learning to WALK! ON LAND!"
* [[WesternAnimation/DuckTales '''WHARE'Z THE LAAAAAAAAAMP?!''']]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:John Malkovich]]
* [[Film/{{Eragon}} "I ''suffer without my stone.'' DO NOT ''prolong my suffering...''"]]
* [[Film/BurnAfterReading "No. No, I'm sorry, I don't know the number to, uh, my savings account because believe it or not I don't spend my entire day sitting around trying to memorize the fucking numbers to my fucking bank accounts! Moron!"]]
* [[Film/{{RED}} "Frank, I never thought I'd say this again. I'm getting the pig!"]]
* [[Film/TransformersDarkOfTheMoon "Come on people! Yes, a workmate died, but looking out the window is not going to bring him back!"]]
* [[Film/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Oh mighty Arkleseizure, thou gazed from high above.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Malcolm McDowell]]
* [[Film/AClockworkOrange There's a strange man, munchy-wunching lomticks of ham...]]
* [[Film/TankGirl Ham and POWER!!!]]
* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I am a British person!]]
* [[Series/TalesFromTheCrypt Have you had dental surgery in the past 24 hours?!?]]
* [[Film/BlueThunder Time to play Follow-My-Leader.]]
* [[Film/StarTrekGenerations They say Ham is the fire in which we burn.]]
* As Metallo in ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'': "LAAAAST ''STOP'', EVERYONE! LAAAAST ''STOP''!"
* [[VideoGame/{{Fallout3}} JOHN HAM... sorry, HENRY EDEN]]
* They started this WorldOfHam... [[Film/{{Doomsday}} THEY CAN BURN IN IT!]]
* ''Caligula (1979)'': I have existed from the morning of the world and I shall exist until the last star falls from the night! Although I have taken the form of Gaius Caligula, I am all men as I am no man and therefore I am a Ham!
* On Billy Sherwood's all-star tribute to Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/TheWall'', Malcolm sings ALL of "The Trial." And it is as awesome as it sounds.
* This is the ham... (ahem)[[Film/{{Halloween 2007}} These are the eyes of a psychopath.]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Richard O'Brien]]
* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "They didn't like me! THEY NEVER LIKED ME!!!"]]
* [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow "Say goodbye to all THIS. And hello to... obLIVION!"]]
** Goodbye, all this! Hello, oblivion! How's the wife and kids?
*** Your wife, my kids!
**** Your dog, my puppies!
* "I remeeeeeembeeer doing the TIIIIIME WAAAAARP!"
** It was a senSAATION!
*** '''LIKE YOU'RE UNDER SEDAAAAAAAAAAAAAAATION!'''
*** '''''LET'S DO THE TIME WARP AGAIN!!!!!'''''
* [[Series/TheCrystalMaze "Tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo the Crystal Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooome!"]]
* ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'':
--> '''Xilus:''' I'LL NEVER TOLERATE IT WHEN MAGES TRESPASS in '''MYYYYYYYYYY''' GUILD!!!!
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Gary Oldman]]
* Creator/GaryOldman certainly showed potential in ''Sid and Nancy'', but he wouldn't come into his own as a real ham until ''Film/BramStokersDracula'', where he served up an intense, hissing slice of Romanian pork product. (It is not laughing MATTAAAAA!) We got a second course in ''Film/TrueRomance'', with Drexl the dreadlocked pimp ("It ain't white boy day is it?"). But his peak was undeniably ''Film/TheProfessional'':
-->'''Stansfield:''' Bring me everyone.
-->'''Benny:''' What?
-->'''Stansfield:''' '''''[[VillainousBreakdown EEEEEVERYYYYONEEE!]]'''''
** Things calmed down for a couple of years, until ''Film/TheFifthElement'', where weapons dealer Zorg somehow became a used car salesman channeling Ross Perot. He then hit another high point in ''Film/AirForceOne'', where castmates appear to be genuinely afraid. Whether this was just good acting or fear that he was about to go into cardiac arrest is unknown. He even managed to ham it up in two episodes of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', though this appears to have been the end of the ham ... for now.
*** End of the Ham? ''[[VideoGame/CallOfDuty I THINK NOT, COMRADE! FOR THE MOTHERLAAAAAAAAAAAAND!]]''
*** Even when he was singing, he hammed it up! "[[WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot Years from now no one will bother/To recall your good king Arthur/BECAUSE ALL OF THIS... WILL BE MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE!!!!!!!]]" [[ThePowerofRock Cue heavily electronic orchestral rock anthem.]]
*** [[Film/HarryPotter Sir]][[{{Pun}} iusly]]! (though the only scene where Oldman lets it loose in ''Harry Potter'' is [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtY9YJ5KfqM his reveal]]. And [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20090531123540/harrypotter/images/a/a0/Prisoner_of_Azkaban_-_Sirius_Black.gif his]] WantedPoster)
*** [[Film/TheDarkKnight ALL DAT WAS LEFT IN DA VAULT WAS MARKED BILLS!, THEY KNNNEW WE WERE COMING!]]
*** '''EVERYTHING''' Gary Oldman's been in. So far the biggest exceptions are the shockingly subtle acts as Lee Harvey Oswald in ''Film/{{JFK}}'' and George Smiley in ''Film/TinkerTailorSoldierSpy''.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Al Pacino]]
* AlPacino has been delivering Large Ham performances for, oh, the past decade or two. Some particular gems:
** ''Film/ScentOfAWoman'' ("If I were the man I was five years ago I'd take a FLAME-THROWER to this place!" "HOO-AH! I'm just getting warmed up!") - after being passed over for numerous Oscars, he finally got one for this movie due to the hammy speech at the end. He's stuck with the formula since.
** ''Film/{{Heat}}'' ("cause she's got a... GREAT ASS! And you got your head... ALL THE WAY UP IT!" "I had COFFEE with [=McCauley=]... HALF AN HOUR AGO!")
** The trailer for ''City Hall'' has all the ham you need. "I choose to FIGHT BACK!!!!!1111one... until this city is a palace again!"
** Pacino as Big Boy Caprice in ''Film/DickTracy'' is a ham large enough to choke Godzilla.
--->"I'm looking for ''generals'' ... and what do I get? '''''foot soldiers!'''''"
** As the Devil in ''Film/TheDevilsAdvocate'', Pacino would only take the part if he got to do a ten minute rant in the film's climax. Upon hearing that, the producers must have looked at each other, shrugged, and said; "Do whatever the hell you want, Al!" Cue Satan Breaking The Fourth Wall as he dips a finger into holy water, boiling it.
---> '''GOD!!''' '''IS AN ''ABSENTEE LANDLORD''!!'''
** In ''Film/{{Scarface 1983}}'', practically every line of spoken dialog by Tony Montana is Ham, and the movie wouldn't have been half as good without it (though that probably goes for all of Pacino's roles)
--> '''"SAAAAAAY HELLO TO MY LITTLE FRIEEEEEEND"'''
** ''Film/AndJusticeForAll'' - Al ends the movie with an epic bit of courtroom haminess: "My client, the Honorable Henry T. Flemming should GO RIGHT TO FUCKING JAIL!!! THE SON OF A BITCH IS GUILTY!" (lots of ranting then follows)
*** Including the following, which is guaranteed to show up in any career montage for Pacino: "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oo-gF3bwFI&feature=endscreen&NR=1 You're out of order! You're out of order! THE WHOLE TRIAL IS OUT OF ORDER!]]"
** ''Film/AnyGivenSunday'' definitely lets him ham his way. Special moment [[RousingSpeech at the end]] : "WE '''''CLAAAAW''''' WITH OUR FINGERNAAAIIILS FOR THAT INCH!"
** In ''Film/TheGodfather'' Parts I and II in the early 70s, as Michael Corleone he was pretty low-key, almost PlayingAgainstType but years later in Part III he went full ham, especially in the scene during the thunderstorm and Michael is having a diabetic attack.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:John Rhys-Davies]]
* His guest-starring role as Creator/AlexandreDumas in ''The Secret Adventures Of Creator/JulesVerne''.
* "[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk ...they're diggin in the wrong place!]]"
* "[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Nobody tosses a dwarf!]]"
* "[[VideoGame/{{Freelancer}} You are not in Rhineland, you are IN MY SHOP!]]"
** "TROPHIES! HA HA!"?
* Though more understated then his live-action role, his turn as The Narrator in the Updated Release version of ''VideoGame/QuestForGloryIV'' still is rather hammy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:George C. Scott]]
* He was a master at saving the ham for ''just the right moment'', for maximum effect.
* In the desert battle in ''Film/{{Patton}}'', he spends most of it just watching, calmly observing the whole thing. Then when it's clear his troops are winning, comes the immortal, "Rommel, you MagnificentBastard, I read your ''BOOOK''!"
** Interestingly enough, George Patton's daughters said that Scott nailed Patton's personality so perfectly, they felt like they were actually watching their father on the movie screen. Does that make George Patton a ham? (especially in light of the fact that the movie actually DOWNPLAYS some of the more crude and vulgar catchphrases that he was famous for).
** Maybe the real-life Patton was a hammier ham than George C. Scott? After all, those pearl-handled revolvers were not exactly Army regulation.
*** They're ''[[InsistentTerminology ivory]]''[[InsistentTerminology -handled]]. [[BerserkButton Only a New Orleans pimp would carry pearl-handles.]]
** That jingoistic speech at the beginning of the movie? It's fairly closely paraphrased from an even more over-the-top speech that Patton actually gave.
* Also in ''Film/TheHustler'', "You owe me MONEY!"
* Similarly, ''[[Disney/TheRescuers The Rescuers Down Under]]''. "I didn't make it all the way through third grade for NOTHING!"
** "Home, home on the range! Where critters are tied up in chains! I ''cut through their sides'' and ''rip off their hides'', and the next day I do it again! '''''EVERYBODDAY!!!!'''''"
* He also, at Kubrick's urging, made quite the snack of ''Film/DrStrangelove''.
** The overacted scenes were supposed to be practice takes. Mr. Scott was not happy to see himself hamming it up on the big screen.
* ''Hardcore''. '''TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF! TURN IT OFF!'''
* ''Film/TheExorcist III''. The '''I BELIEVE''' speech was off the charts, even for Scott.
-->'''Kinderman:''' Yes, I believe... I believe in death. I believe in '''disease'''. I believe in injustice and inhumanity and torture and anger and hate... I believe in murder. I BELIEVE IN PAIN. I believe in cruelty and infidelity. '''''I believe in slime and stink and every crawling, putrid thing... every possible ugliness and corruption, YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH! I BELIEVE...''''' in you.
--> "There is a ''carp'' in my bathtub, father. Swimming. Up. And down. Up. And down. And I ''hate'' it."
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Quentin Tarantino]]
* [[Film/ReservoirDogs Lemme tell you what 'Like a Virgin' is about. It's all about this cooze who's a regular fuck machine, I'm talking morning, day, night, afternoon, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.]]
** That's a lot of dicks
* [[Film/PulpFiction When you came pulling in here, did you notice a sign out in front of my house that said "Dead Nigger Storage"?]]
* [[Film/FromDuskTillDawn "How's your hand, Rich?" It hurts like a fucking son of a bitch, thanks for asking, Seth!]]
* [[Film/LittleNicky WE ARE ALL GONNA DIE!!!]]
* [[Film/{{Grindhouse}} You gave me some wood, now I'm gonna give you some FUCKING wood!]]
[[/folder]]

[[folder:John Turturro]]
* [[Film/MillersCrossing I CAN'T DIE...OUT HERE IN THE WOODS...LIKE A PRESSED HAM!!!]]
* [[Film/BartonFink I'm a writer, you monsters! I create! I create for a living! I'm a creator! I am a creator! This is my uniform!]]
* [[Film/TheBigLebowski Let me tell you something, pendejo. You pull any of your crazy shit with us, you flash a piece out on the lanes, I'll take it away from you, stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger 'til it goes "click."]]
* [[Film/OBrotherWhereArtThou DO NOT SEEK THE HAM!]]
* [[Film/QuizShow Tune in and watch Herb Stempel get fed to the Columbia Lions! Tune in and watch Charles Van Doren eat his first kosher meal, this week on 'Twenty-One!']]
* [[Film/DoTheRightThing Take your ham and get the fuck back to Africa.]]
* [[Film/BrainDonors You're excited? Feel these nipples!]]
* [[Film/{{Transformers}} "ONE HAM! ALONE! BETRAYED BY THE COUNTRY HE LOVES!"]]
** [[Film/{{Transformers}} "You see this??? This is a 'Do-Whatever-I-Want-And-Get-Away-With-It' Badge"]]
[[/folder]]

!!Works:
[[folder:Batman and The Dark Knight Saga]]
* Creator/TommyLeeJones as Two-Face in ''Film/BatmanForever''. (and the other villain, Riddler, was the already discussed Creator/JimCarrey... amazingly, Jones manages to out-ham ''Creator/JimCarrey''; ponder that for a moment).
** What's to ponder? TLJ can chew the scenery with the best of them. Even his performance in ''Film/TheFugitive'' feels hammy even though he never raises his voice.
*** "This ''is'' my happy face!"
*** [[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. Don't. Bargain.]]
*** Regular or Extra Crispy?
*** '''"I DON'T CARE."'''
*** "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area. Checkpoints go up at fifteen miles. Your fugitive's name is Dr. Richard Kimble - Go get him."
* Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in ''Film/BatmanAndRobin''. [[CardCarryingVillain "Go! Kill the heroes!"]], [[PungeonMaster "Everybody, chill!"]], etc.
** Creator/UmaThurman as Poison Ivy, in a rare female example, is also a saving grace for the film.
** Creator/JohnGlover's brief role as Dr. Woodrue as well, giving [[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 Dr. Forrester]] a run for hammiest MadScientist.
* Creator/ChristianBale as [[Franchise/{{Batman}} the caped crusader]] himself in ''Film/TheDarkKnightSaga''. That voice must require some serious throat pastilles afterwards, and notice how he can't keep it up when he seems out of breath?
** In all fairness, that infamous voice emerged in ''Film/TheDarkKnight'', while not nearly as grating in ''Film/BatmanBegins''. Apparently, that one had an okay balance. But still, to quote him in the second, "WHURRRR ARRRRRR THEYYYY?!"
*** Let us not forget the moment all ham broke loose in the third. All together now: "WHURRR ISH THE TRIGGURRR? WHURR ISH IT? YOU WOULDN'T GIVE IT TO AN ORDINARY SHITISHEN!!! WHURR ISH IT?"
** And as himself. "[[RantInducingSlight DO YOU WANT ME TO TRASH YOUR LIGHTS? Seriously, you and me, we're done professionally]]."
* Creator/JackNicholson as SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker, though really, that's practically a prerequisite for playing the character. He likes ChewingTheScenery Chew and gets several great lines... (one of them a {{Trope Namer|s}}: "WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys...?!")
** Has Creator/JackNicholson ever ''not'' been hammy?
*** Going by ''TheWitchesOfEastwick'', ''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest'' and more, probably not. If there's a role that requires bombast and hamminess, he'll be there.
*** "[[Film/TheShining HEEEEEEEEEEERE'S JOHNNY!]]"
*** "[[Film/AFewGoodMen YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!]]" That makes him a {{Trope Namer|s}} ''[[YouCantHandleTheParody twice]]''.
*** [[ArmorPiercingSlap *slap*]] '''[[Film/{{Chinatown}} I SAID I WANTED THE TRUTH!]]'''
*** ''Film/AboutSchmidt'' might be the only occasion where Nicholson was low-key.
*** In ''Film/TheDeparted'', he is playing probably his most hammy role ever. ''Especially'' the now famous "I smell a rat" scene. Within the course of the scene, he does all of the following: a SpitTake onto an elaborate drawing of a swarm of rats, ''setting part of said drawing on fire'' only to put it back out in a few seconds, making some truly ''bizarre'' facial expressions, tiptoeing around like a cartoon character, and finally, dramatically ''sniffing'' Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio's character. Oh, and later in the movie, he whips a giant purple dildo out of his pants and starts shaking it in Matt Damon's face.
* Creator/HeathLedger's Joker is also [[CrazyAwesome sadistically wonderful]], [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments funny]] and terrifying at the same time. And ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fk7R_6xqkKw hammy]]''.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR1pDnrdS0o "What do you believe in, huh? WHADDA YOU BELIEVE IN!?"]] "I believe that whatever doesn't kill you...simply makes you ''stranger''." It's not often the StrawNihilist mangles an actual Nietzsche quote.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhpCfSslq1w "LOOK AT ME!"]]
** Ledger took it to such extremes, every line the Joker sounds as if he's [[ChewingTheScenery chewing something]].
* If you want to put it that way, ''anytime'' SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker is played by ''anyone'', the actor is going to find himself unleashing the Hog...
** Considering the Joker is on both the [[LargeHam/ComicBooks Comics]] and LargeHam/WesternAnimation (and indirectly, LargeHam/LiveActionTV) sections... Overacting with a StrawNihilist MonsterClown is pretty easy.
* Danny [=DeVito=]'s [[Film/BatmanReturns Penguin]]. '''"I AM NOT A HUMAN BEING! I AM AN ANIMAL! ''[[ArtisticLicenseBiology COOOOOLD-BLOODED! CRANK THE A.C.!]]''"'''
** Hey, [=DeVito=] in almost ''anything'' as well. From ''Film/MarsAttacks'': "ROOOOLEEEEEXXXXXX!"
** "[[Film/{{Matilda}} Shut up! I-- I can't THINK with all these SIRENS!!]]"
** ''Film/GetShorty'', where he was a ham playing a ham... playing a ham.
** ''[[Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia RUM HAAAAAAM!!!]] [[CastAway I'M SORRY, RUM HAM!]]''
* From ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', we have Bane, who hams up every scene he's in with a voice that sounds like a crazed Creator/SeanConnery on steroids, while dominating every scene physically too. "I was created in the ham. Mollllllded by it. And by the time I saw unsubtle acting, it was nothing but '''BLINDING!'''"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Harry Potter]]
* Creator/KennethBranagh as Gilderoy Lockhart in ''Film/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', another character actually required by the story to be a LargeHam. His performance is summed up beautifully by Mike Nelson in the Podcast/RiffTrax commentary as Kenneth first appears; "Yes, treat your family and friends to the flavor of traditional Northern Irish HAM."
* Rumor has it Branagh, Creator/AlanRickman (Snape), and Creator/JasonIsaacs (Lucius Malfoy) had a friendly competition on the set to see who could ham it up the most. [[HamToHamCombat ... Ooooooh my]].
* Strangely, [[EvilOverlord Voldemort]], particularly in ''Goblet of Fire''. It's easy to see the fun Ralph Fiennes is having. Fiennes has said that he tried not to go over the top with Voldemort, but then he realized there's no other way to play him. For example, "DON'T YOU TURN YOUR BACK ON ME HARRY POTTER!!!! I WANT YOU TO LOOK AT ME WHEN I KILL YOU!!! I WANT TO SEE THE LIGHT LEAVE YOUR EYES!!!!" Or, what about the infamous, "CRRRRUUUCCCCCCCC-io!" Even after calming down in each following film, his infamous ''"NYEEEEAAAAHHH HEH HEH"'' from ''Deathly Hallows'' has become quite popular.
** For context: This is the scene after [[spoiler: Harry is apparently dead in Hagrid's arms]]. Voldemort and the Death Eaters take the body back to Hogwarts to gloat at the defenders. After announcing [[spoiler: Harry's apparent demise]], the Death Eaters burst into laughter, cuing one of the most ''awkward'' laughs from Voldemort one will hear. He even seems to ''dance'' in place for a second. Coupled with one of the weirdest hugs ''ever'' done a few minutes later.
** AAAAAAAAVADA KEDAVRA!
*** So incredibly over-hammed it sounded more like "[=UUUUUUUhvudu=] Kuduvru!"
** NYYEEAAAAH!
*** Incidentally, the hug scene was [[ThrowItIn Fiennes' own idea]].
* MichaelGambon as Dumbledore. He doesn't chew the scenery; he devours it whole, spits it out, and then devours it again. At least in ''Goblet of Fire''.
-->"SIIIIIIILEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNCEEEEEEE!"
-->"DID YOU PUT YOUR NAME IN THE GOBLET OF FIRE!" (Did joo putyer name in'a gobletaFIYA!)
::: which is said while he has Harry by his shirt collar and pressed against a wall.
** That bit was the result of ignorance of the source material, as Mr. Gambon hadn't read the book. Still pretty darn hammy, though.
** At least he made up for it in subsequent films.
* ShirleyHenderson as the hammiest Ghost in Hogwarts, Moaning Myrtle.
-->'''Moaning Myrtle:''' I'm Moaning Myrtle! I wouldn't expect you to know me! Who would ever want to talk about ugly, miserable, moping, Moaning Myrtle? AHHHHHHHHHH!
-->'''Hermione:''' She's a little sensitive.
* It's a small role, but Miriam Margolyes is nearly intolerable as Professor Sprout.
* BrendanGleeson as Mad-Eye Moody, between character voice, exaggerated motions, and mentoring role, fits the bill perfectly.
* He has only a small role in ''Goblet of Fire'' but Creator/DavidTennant as Barty Crouch Jr fills every moment with ham, with wild eyes and that weird flicking tongue thing - sheer craziness.
* Creator/GaryOldman's somewhat hamtastic turn as Sirius Black. "I would have DIED, Peter! I would have DIED rather than BETRAY MY FRIENDS!!!!!" He calmed down considerably in the fifth movie.
** Hell, that scene even leads David Thewlis [[GotMeDoingIt overacting along with Oldman at times]].
** Oh, and the scene where [[spoiler: Lupin transforms into a werewolf]], "You know the man you TRULY ARE, Remus!" and "THIS FLESH IS ONLY FLESH!"
* '''[[Creator/EmmaThompson Professor Trelawney]]:''' "In THIS room, YOU shall discover if YOU possess THE SIGHT!" This is a central trait of her character. Naturally, as she's a faux psychic [[spoiler:(most of the time, anyway).]]
* Both Creator/DanielRadcliffe and RupertGrint get to be this during two particularly funny scenes of ''Half-blood Prince'' -- first when Ron accidentally drinks a love potion and then when Harry deliberately drinks a luck potion.
* Creator/EmmaWatson's first scene as Hermione in ''Philosopher's Stone'' gets pretty hammy. In fact most of the scenes in the first movie for the kid actors are very overly done simply because of inexperience.
* Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]''. She has very few lines compared to the book but she makes '''every''' one memorable. Witness [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJl96LYFGC8 her interview with Harry in a broom closet]].
* Creator/HelenaBonHAMCarter as Bellatrix Lestrange. She made the character way more rabid and insane than described in the books. In her first scene in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix Order of the Phoenix]]'', she's '''licking the dark mark on her arm'''. She takes it further with each subsequent film until in ''[[Film/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'', each line she says is a thick slice of ham.
* JessieCave looked at the description of Lavender Brown as a [[TheDitz ditzy]] SmittenTeenageGirl who is SickeninglySweethearts with Ron, and charged in full ham ahead. Witness [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooTJqqX7Rs8 the hospital scene]].
* According to HelenMcCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) much of the overacting was revenge for [[CompressedAdaptation having their subplots cut]].
** Speaking of Malfoys, Jason Isaacs was more than able to bring out the porks. "You cost me MY SERVANT!"
*** Perhaps he had listened to the audiobooks, where Creator/StephenFry practically howls that line: "YOU COST ME MY SERVANT... BOYEEEEEEEEEEEEE!"
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hunger Games]]
* Elizabeth Banks, under half a ton of makeup, as Effie Trinket.
* Stanley Tucci as Caesar, especially in ''Catching Fire''.
* The Capitol itself is its own WorldOfHam.
* Then we have the BoisterousBruiser Johanna Mason.
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[[folder:James Bond villains]]
* Jonathan Pryce as Elliot Carver in ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies''. Whatever scenery his {{mooks}} don't riddle with bullets or blast into a million pieces, he [[ChewingTheScenery cheerfully chows down on]] like there's no... well, tomorrow. And the movie is, arguably, the better for it.
* Max Zorin from ''Film/AViewToAKill'', played as a psychotic yuppie by ChristopherWalken.
* General Orlov from ''Film/{{Octopussy}}''. His ChewingTheScenery briefing scene near the beginning of the movie combines the speech patterns of Creator/WilliamShatner, the volume levels of [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]], and a [[JustAStupidAccent truly awful accent]] to form the essence of Ham. This was ''awesome''.
** "Yes, but tomorrow I shall be a Hero of the Soviet Union!"
* [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} "Man has climbed Mount Everest, gone to the bottom of the ocean. He's fired rockets at the Moon, split the atom, achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... EXCEPT CRIME!!!"]] The Hammiest Ham that Ever Hammed.
** "NO, Mister Bond, I expect you to DIE!"?
** Better still - Gert Fröbe was a unilingual German speaker. He spoke all of his lines phonetically, and they were dubbed over afterwards.
** One wonders at what the movie would've been like if Goldfinger had been played by [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]], though that may have caused the universe to implode from the super-dense ham.
** The laser wouldn't have been necessary, that's for sure. [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]] simply could've shouted until Creator/SeanConnery's face melted.
* While Yaphet Kotto played a relatively mellow Dr. Kananga in ''Film/LiveAndLetDie'', Kananga's alter ego, [[JiveTurkey Mr. Big]], is a pretty Big ham ([[{{Pun}} hur hur hur]]), with lines like '''"DID YOU TOUCH HER??!!"''' belted ''with feeling''.
--> "Names is for ''tombstones'', baby! You take this honky out and ''waste him!''
* Exception: Creator/SeanBean played a low-key villain in ''Film/GoldenEye''.
** Fortunately, the [[ConservationOfNinjutsu hamjitsu]] was conserved by the impressively loud Boris (played by the INVINCIBLE! Alan Cumming).
* Le Chiffre in ''Film/CasinoRoyale'', who was low-key most of the time, [[VillainousBreakdown except when he corrects]] Bond's statement that he won't be safe if he tortures Bond to death.
-->'''Le Chiffre:''' YOU! ARE '''SOOO''' WRONG!!! [[GivingSomeoneThePointerFinger *point*]]
* Dominic Greene in ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' is a restrained ham struggling to break free.
* Unlike the above two, Raoul Silva from ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' starts gobbling up scenery from the get-go. At times even bordering CampGay!
* [[TheOtherDarrin Charles Gray]] as Blofeld in ''Film/DiamondsAreForever'' is a smarmy, [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]], {{camp}}y ham ''par excellence''.
** [[Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Charles Gray, HE'S OKAY!]]
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[[folder:John Waters films]]
* Divine. One of the largest hams ''ever''.
* You'd be hard pressed to count the people who ''aren't'' large hams in ''Film/PinkFlamingos''.
** "RIVERS OF GORE! RIVERS OF GORE!"
** "I guess there's just two kinds of people in this world: My kind of people, and ASSHOLES!"
** "Someone has sent me a ''BOOOWELLL MOVEMENT''!"
* Tracey Ullman in ''Film/ADirtyShame''.
* Film/SerialMom: Kathleen Turner hams it up big time, especially in her prank phone calls to Mink Stole. She concludes one such call with [[PrecisionFStrike perhaps the best delivery of the word "motherfucker" ever]].
* ''CecilBDemented'':
** [[StephenDorff I'M CECIL B DEMENTED AND I AM A FUCKING HAM!!!]]
** [[Creator/MelanieGriffith Patch Adams doesn't DESERVE a Director's Cut! The original was LONG ENOUGH!!!]]
** [[Creator/AliciaWitt Oh, Santa, why has thou forsaken me, I cry, AND SHE DOESN'T BELIEVE ME!!!]]
** [[AdrianGrenier Before I became a ham addict, I had so many problems. Now I just have one: HAM! It's given my life real focus!]]
** [[Creator/MaggieGyllenhaal You look so pale... * SMACK* Sorry, but Satan says you need more ham!]] (They really need to let her ham it up more often, cause she's just fucking exquisite in this.)
** [[HarrietDodge We're non-union! AND WE'RE TAKING OVER THIS MOVIE!!!]]
** [[EricBarry Cecil says I gotta give you a new look...]]
** The concept was even lampshaded:
-->'''Honey Whitlock''': What do I get if I win? (referring to the Honey Whitlock costume contest)
-->'''Ticket Seller''': A big ham! What else?
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[[folder:Pirates Of The Caribbean]]
* Captain Hector Barbossa from the ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films. Even the character seems to be deliberately cultivating his exceptional, rum-laced ham, right down to the slightly unhinged EvilLaugh he repeatedly indulges in. And the bit where he goes "Aaar!"
** His hamminess actually becomes an issue when trying to [[spoiler:free Calypso]]. The requisite line is supposed to be whispered gently into her ear, but Barbosa hams it up so much the ritual fails.
** Indeed, one of the best parts of the first movie is watching Creator/GeoffreyRush and Creator/JohnnyDepp [[HamToHamCombat try to out-ham one another]].
-->"Dearrly beloved, we be gathered here today, ''to nail your gizzards to the mast, you poxy cur!''"
** Also, this:
---> '''Elizabeth:''' Captain Barbossa! We need you at the helm!
---> '''Barbossa:''' ...Aye, that be true!
** And then there's the scene where the Pearl is sailing around the malestrom and Barbossa is at the helm, laughing his head off and generally having the time of his life.
*** What we see in the movie is the least hammy of Barbossa's stuff. The bloopers are even funnier.
* As mentioned above, '''Captain''' Jack Sparrow. It gets even worse when he is TalkingToHimself in the third movie.
* Davy Jones, especially with that weird accent. ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis DAMN]]'' '''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis YOU]]''', '''''[[SkywardScream TV TROPEEEEESSSS!]]'''''
** HARRIDAN! YOU'LL SEE NO MERCY FROM ME!
* In the second and third movies, Creator/KeiraKnightley is clearly enjoying herself as Elizabeth ("I just wanted the pleasure of doing that myself!").
* And then Blackbeard shows up in the fourth installment. What fate befalls mutineers?
---> "Mutineers '''HAAAAANG!''"
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[[folder:Sin City]]
* [[NickStahl Recognize my VOICE, Hartigan? Recognize my voice, you piece-of-shit cop? I look different, but I bet you can recognize my voice!]]
* [[BenicioDelToro This is a career-ending wound, WHORE!]]
* [[Creator/MickeyRourke This is blood for blood and by the GALLON. These are the old days, the bad days, the all-or-nothing days. They're BACK! There's no choice left. And I'm ready for war.]]
* [[Creator/CliveOwen Get that gun. Outta My Face. NOW!]]
** (gets slapped)''Pastaerd!!''
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[[folder:Star Trek]]
* Naturally, if we're talking ''Franchise/StarTrek'', Creator/WilliamShatner is a given. Surprisingly {{averted|Trope}}, however, in ''Film/StarTrekTheMotionPicture'', where he gives a remarkably subdued performance, to the level of DullSurprise in some scenes.
** ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' starts out with Shatner playing Kirk as rather melancholy, as the admiral is starting to feel his age. He goes on to prove he's still got plenty of ham to serve; [[MemeticMutation you know the scene.]] Made brilliant when you realize a few scenes later that the ham was served ''in-character''.
* Christopher Plummer as General Chang in ''{{Film/Star Trek VI|TheUndiscoveredCountry}}''. His Crowning Moment of Ham-osity ''has'' to be the bit near the end where his ship is pummeling the crap out of ''Enterprise'', and he's having total ''blast'', bellowing [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]], while twirling around in his motorized Captain's chair. Hamtacular.
--> "Cry '''HAVOC!!!''' And let slip the dogs of war!!"
** The ham is noted in-universe by Dr. [=McCoy=], who states "I'd pay real money if he'd shut up."
** In Shatner's book ''Star Trek Movie Memories'', a photo of him and Plummer laughing at a flub in the courtroom scene has a caption describing the two as "Hamosauruses".
* Ricardo Montalban as [[Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan KHAAAAAN!!!]] Interestingly enough, his first take on the character was even ''hammier'', and the director asked him to dial it down to make the times he ''did'' [[ChewingTheScenery rant and rave]] feel more powerful.
--> "He ''tasks'' me! He tasks me and I shall have him! [[Literature/MobyDick I'll chase him 'round the moons of Nibia and 'round the Antares maelstrom and 'round perdition's flame before I give him up!]]"
* Creator/MalcolmMcDowell as Dr. Soren in ''Film/StarTrekGenerations''.
-->They say Ham is the fire in which we burn.
* Behold! The quintessential ''HAM'' in ''{{Film/Star Trek IV|TheVoyageHome}}'': [[http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/John_Schuck John Schuck]], playing the Klingon '''H'''ambassador. Remember this well -- There will be no unchewed scenery, as long as Kirk lives!!
-->'''Sarek:''' Do you deny these facts?\\
'''John Schuck:''' We denyyyyyy ''nothing''. We have the RIGHT to preSERVE our RACE!!
** Shuck got in on TV Trek as well, playing the delightfully hamtastic Legate Parn on ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine.''
* An in-universe example from ''[[Film/StarTrekIVTheVoyageHome The Voyage Home]]'': Scotty at the Plexicorp factory, who gets [[LampshadeHanging called on it]] by [=McCoy=].
--> '''Scotty:''' I find it hard to believe that I've travelled ''millions'' of miles--
--> '''Bones:''' Thousands! Thousands!
** As soon as they start the tour:
---> '''Bones:''' Don't bury yourself in the part!
** Not that [=DeForest=] Kelley doesn't overact - he's clearly enjoying being somewhat overblown during the hospital rescue scene.
* Klingon captains are never ''not'' hammy. Remember [[Film/StarTrekIIITheSearchForSpock Commander Kruge]]?
--> GET OUUUUT!! GET OUT OF THERE!!\\
GLORIOUS, isn't it?!
** Apparently, Creator/ChristopherLloyd was a barely containable ham in one scene. Kruge was supposed to call to be beamed up over his handheld communicator, but they could never get him to talk into the prop -- he'd always spread his arms wide, throw his head back, and bellow "'''BEAM ME UP!'''" to the heavens. ''Epic'' ham.
* F. Murray [=AbraHAM=] as the face-stretching, scenery-chewing, SmugSnake Ru'afo in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection''.
** He wasn't much less hammy as Salieri in ''Theatre/{{Amadeus}}'', which got him an Oscar.
* Creator/EricBana: Shitty Film/{{Hulk}}, but great ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[Film/StarTrek villain]]:
-->'''''IT HAPPENED! I SAW IT HAPPEN! DON'T TELL ME IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!!!'''''
-->'''''FIRE EVERYTHIANNG!!!!'''''
-->'''''SPAAAAWWWWK!!!'''''
** That first gets extra points because during one take Bana ''passed out'' after yelling it all.
* Picard's rant in ''[[Film/StarTrekFirstContact First Contact]]''. Normally, Creator/PatrickStewart keeps it mellow and classy, but when his crew suggests they run from the Borg, he has a HeroicBSOD complete with a couple of {{Big No}}s and a thick side of ham. (Apparently he took a few lessons from Shatner in between takes of their previous movie.)
-->'''Picard:''' The line must be drawn ''Heeyah!'' This far, no further. And IIIIIII... ''will make them pay'', '''for what they've done!'''
* ''Film/StarTrekIntoDarkness'' gives us [[BenedictCumberbatch John Harrison]] /[[spoiler: Khan]], who just ''loves'' chewing the scenery while proving what a complete {{Badass}} he is.
--> ''"Your crew requires oxygen to survive; mine does not. I will target your life support systems [...] and after every single person aboard your ship suffocates, '''I will walk over your cold corpses''' to recover my people. Now, shall we begin?"''
** Or when he kills [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus.]]
--> "'''YOU SHOULD HAVE LET ME SLEEP!'''"
** Speaking of [[spoiler: Admiral Marcus]], he starts hamming it up during his MotiveRant. He also [[MilkingTheGiantCow Milks The Giant Cow]] during this.
--> '''[[spoiler: Admiral Marcus]]''': "War is coming! AND WHO'S GONNA LEAD US?! YOU?! If I'm not in charge, our entire way of life IS DECIMATED! So you want me off this ship, you better KILL ME!"
** And given the character, he manages to get ''[[TheStoic Spock]]'' to chew some scenery [[spoiler:by inspiring him to do the "KHAAAAAAAN!" scream]].
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[[folder:Star Wars]]
* Emperor Palpatine was like this in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', but substantially more subdued in the first two prequels. Then he was in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', where any given line he says after the second act is pure, unadulterated ''ham''. And he's still a fairly effective bad guy. I guess he stopped caring about self-restraint once he ''conquered the entire galaxy''.
--> '''ONCE MOAAAARRR the Sith will RUUUUUULE the GALAXYYYYY'''... and... we shall have... peace.
** [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Something...something...something...Dark Side.]]
** The exact moment when Ian [=McDiarmid=]'s ham switch was flipped to ''on'' in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''? [[DrunkOnTheDarkSide We all know which scene it was]].
*** He did have flashes beforehand though: "Have...youuuuu...ever.......heaaaaaaaaard....the traaaaaaaaaagedyyyyyyyyyyyy of...Daaaaaaaaarth Plagueisssssssssss..........the Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiise?"
** In ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', even when Palpatine isn't yelling about the dark side, he's still unbelievably hammy. "Now, young Skywalker........... you will die."
** And, while shaking his head like a douchebag, "[[EvilGloating Oh, I'm]] ''[[EvilGloating afraid]]'' [[EvilGloating the deflector shield will be quite]] ''[[EvilGloating op-er-a-tion-al]]'', [[EvilGloating when your friends... arrive...]]"
** [[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Geez, he didn't have to be such a dick about it.]]
* Wass abot Jar Jar Binks! *shudder*
* Boss Nass. Voiced by '''[[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]]'''.
* Three words: Jabba The Hutt! "''BO SHUDA!''".
* Oh, ''my!'' The probability that C-3PO is not a fussy tin of {{camp}} ham is approximately three thousand, seven hundred twenty to one!!
** NeverTellMeTheOdds!
* Vader ''was'' quite hammy, not only during his BigNo scene, but also in Episode IV as well. In Episodes V and VI, he was a bit more subdued and ''chilling''. Bless you, Dave Prowse (who [[HeadBob gestures]] [[MilkingTheGiantCow plentifully]]) ''and'' James Earl Jones (who delivers his lines with '''intense''' passion).
-->'''Darth Vader:''' Where are those transmissions you intercepted? WWWHHHHAAAT have you DONE with those PLANS????
-->'''Darth Vader:''' Commander, TEAR THIS SHIP APART UNTIL YOU FIND THOSE PLANS! And BRING me the passengers, I WANT THEM ALIVE!
-->'''Darth Vader:''' You are PART of the REBEL [=AllIANce=] and a traitor! TAKE HER AWAY!
** Vader still had a few traces of ham left in his system, most notably in his WeCanRuleTogether speech to Luke in ''Empire'':
--->'''Darth Vader:''' Luuuuke, you do not yet realize your [=impPORtance=]. You have only begun to discover your ''POWAH''. Join me, and I will complete your training. With our '''COMBINED STRENGTH''', we can '''END''' this '''[=destrOOCTive=] conflict''' and bring '''ORDAH''' to the ''GALAXYYY''.
--->'''Luke:''' I'll '''NEVER''' join you!
--->'''Darth Vader:''' IF YOU ONLY KNEW THE '''POWAH''' OF THE '''DAHK SIDE'''.
*** Vader's ham, particularly in ''Film/ANewHope'', may have been due to Creator/JamesEarlJones dubbing over David Prowse's rather...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSm9DDxQv8E unfortunate]] acting.
* General Grievous What he lacks in evilness he makes up for with hamminess.
-->'''Grievous''': You FOOL! I have been trrrained in yourrr Jedi arrrts by Count... DOO-ku!
** His hamminess probably comes from the fact that he's based a bit on {{Dracula}}.
* [[Creator/ChristopherLee Count Dooku]]
-->'''Count Dooku''': You MUST JOIN ME, Obi-Wan, and together WE WILL DESTROY THE SITH!
* [[SpaceJews Watto]]. "YOU'LL-A FIND-AWHAT-A-YA NEED!"
* Pretty much the main reason Admiral Ackbar ever achieved MemeticMutation. His infamous "It's a trap!" and "Our cruisers can't repel fire of that magnitude!" lines are loved solely because he's so dramatic about it.
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[[folder:Superman]]
* Kevin Spacey's SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor in ''Film/SupermanReturns''.
** "'''[[MemeticMutation WROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG!!!]]'''"
* Gene Hackman's Luthor in ''Film/SupermanII'' also serves, even if the next example is the biggest ham in the movie.
* ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' nemesis Zod. One has to [[KneelBeforeZod almost kneel before him]] in respect of his vast arsenal of over-the-top bluster, which he can back up on Earth with tremendous power only the Man of Steel can challenge. Whole [[http://www.generalzod.net/ websites]] have been devoted to the glorious [=OTTness=] of Creator/TerenceStamp's portrayal of Zod as a vain, short-tempered and sometimes rather bored aristocratic psycho. So indelible was Stamp's rendition (which bore little resemblance to the comic character on whom it was based) that most subsequent comic versions of Zod have been negatively received due to their lack of similarity to Stamp's characterization. Recently they just gave up and reintroduced the "real" Zod in the direct likeness of Stamp's persona.
** Speaking of Stamp, his [[CrossDresser transvestite]] character in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPriscillaQueenOfTheDesert'' had a lot more to do with Ham than it did with Camp.
* Creator/MichaelShannon's [[Film/ManOfSteel version of Zod]] can be quite hammy as well. While he's most restrained and cool, his VillainousBreakdown and MadnessMantra near the beginning of the movie is pretty delicious.
-->'''Zod''': ''Jor-El was right! You're a pack of '''fools''', every last one of you! And you... you believe your son is safe... I will find him. I will reclaim what you have taken from us! I will find him. I will find him, Lara. ({{Beat}}) ''''I WILL FIND HIM!''''
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Other Hams On The Menu]]
* My dear friend, let us not forget that heaven is blue... '''''[[WesternAnimation/YellowSubmarine TAMARROW DA WAAAAAAARLD!!!!!!!]]''''' ''Briing in my'' '''bluuue'''peers!!''
** '''WEEEE MEEEANIIES ONLY TAKE ''NOOO'' FER AN ANSAAA!! IIIIIS THAAT UNDASTOOD, MAX???'''
** A thing of beauty! '''DESTROY IT ''FAREVAA!!!!'''''
** '''THE GLOVE IS LOSING HIS TOUCH!!!'''
** '''''SMAAASH THEEEEEMMM!!!! SQUAASH THEEM!!!! CRUUUUUUUUUUSH THEM!!!!!!''''' ''Ooooo'''bluuuueee'''terate them!!!''
** '''SPEEEAK YOUR LAAAAAST PIEEEEECEEE!!!!!'''
** '''SPLEEEENDEEEED!!!!!!'''
** '''DO YOUR WORST!!!''' '''''EXPLOOOOOOOOOOODE THEM!!!'''''
* French actor Creator/LouisDeFunes.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHnmLffF3w These]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBiBhoDlSRM&feature=related videos]] are filled with his ham.
* Italian comedian Totò.
* R.J. Fletcher, the main villain in ''Film/{{UHF}}'', is a truly monumental ham. The performance was so over the top that, according to Music/WeirdAlYankovic, veteran actor Kevin [=McCarthy=] had a very difficult time keeping a straight face.
--> "This community means about as much to me as a festering bowl of dog snot!"
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgrVwhR5ChM Michael Sheen's portrayal of Castor]] in ''Film/TronLegacy'' smells like Creator/TimCurry caliber ham.
--> "Change the scheme! Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls, if you'd be so kind."
** Castor's not the only ham on The Grid. In addition to his grand entrance to the lightcycle grid, Clu gives a Creator/{{BRIAN BLESSED}}-style NewEraSpeech to inform his army that [[TakeOverTheWorld he will make our world open]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kb4Q6EsIgIU and available to all of them.]] Yes! '''TO ALL OF THEM!!!!!'''
** Clu's MiddleManagementMook Jarvis is quite a LargeHam himself, especially when he's tasked with announcing Clu's entrance into the lightcycle arena:
--> "[[CallBack Greetings, programs!]] Oh, what an occasion we have here before us. Because your rumors are true! We do indeed have in our midst... A USER! A user! So, what to do? What does this ''user'' deserve? Might I suggest, perhaps... ''[[GladiatorGames the challenge of the grid?!]]'' (crowd cheers) And who best to battle this singular opponent? Perhaps one who has some experience in these matters... ''oh yes indeed, programs!'' [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Your liberator!]] [[TotalitarianUtilitarian Your luminary!]] Your leader and beacon! The one who vanquished the tyranny of the user those many cycles before! CLU!!!!"
* Speaking of Michael Sheen, in the ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' saga he plays Volturi leader Aro, [[HamAndCheese and his overacting]] [[OneSceneWonder makes for some of the best scenes]].
* The entire Barrymore family are the original Large Hams. Example: John Barrymore in ''Twentieth Century'' (1934): '''I CLOSE THE IRON DOOR ON YOU!'''
** Their prominence is all the more impressive considering [[OlderThanTelevision it was an age]] when being a Large Ham was practically a ''requirement'' to appear in movies.
** Except Creator/DrewBarrymore, who has a tendency to underplay things.
* Billy Crystal loves to scream. A lot.
* Michael C. Hall truly hams it up in ''Film/{{Gamer}}.'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulcPQya3z7o Just take a look at his dance number!!!]]
* Creator/RobertDeNiro as Max Cady in ''Film/CapeFear''. His Captain Shakespeare of the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' belongs here as well -- that cancan REEKS of ham (and you can just tell he loves every second of it).
** If [[spoiler:Robert Bloody De Niro doing a can-can in a pink dress isn't the prime cut of all hams, watch it after Film/{{Ronin}}.]]
** Fearless Leader in ''The Adventures of Film/RockyAndBullwinkle.'' "GEEETTTT TTHHHEEEMMMMM!!!!!!!"
** As AlCapone in ''Film/TheUntouchables'', particularly during his VillainousBreakdown.
* Similarly, the entire cast of Film/{{Brazil}} chewed scenery at some point or another.
* Since Creator/AlanRickman was mentioned in ''Film/HarryPotter'', this page can't be complete without mentioning [[Franchise/DieHard Hans Gruber]] and [[Film/RobinHoodPrinceOfThieves the Sheriff of Nottingham]].
** Gruber's actually something of an anti-Ham; until the end of the movie, he was viewed as much more restrained than the typical action movie bad guy.
* Robert Preston. ''Theatre/TheMusicMan'', ''Victor/Victoria'', ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''...
* In Ang Lee's 2003 ''Film/{{Hulk}}'', Nick Nolte [[ChewingTheScenery chews the set]]. [[ThisBillboardNeedsSomeSalt Literally.]] [[spoiler:After shouting a monologue at Eric Bana, he picks up a cable and [[http://www.agonyboothmedia.com/images/articles/Hulk_2003/Hulk_2003_067.jpg bites it]].]]
* ''[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal Lecter]]'' as played by Creator/AnthonyHopkins ([[Film/{{Manhunter}} Brian Cox]], less so).
** Hopkins does it again as Odin in ''Film/{{Thor}}''. At one point, he tells his son Loki to shut up by ''growling'' at him.
--->'''Loki:''' Father...
--->'''Odin:''' ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-8s7g0uAEk HAEEERGH!]]''
*** This was actually ad-libbed. Hiddleston was genuinely scared of Hopkins at that moment.
** Although Odin's son Thor (played by Chris Hemsworth) gives Hopkins a run for his money, what with all the intense gazes and grandiloquent declarations.
** Creator/TomHiddleston as Loki probably takes the prize pig in a [[WorldOfHam family of hams]], though, leaving most of the ham for when he strikes Earth in ''Film/TheAvengers''. Seriously, the speech he gave to the crowd in Germany was spectacularly theatrical:
--->'''Loki''': [[KneelBeforeZod Kneel before me.]] I said... KNEEL! Is not this simpler? Is this not your natural state? It's the unspoken truth of humanity that you crave subjugation. The bright lure of freedom diminishes your life's joy in a mad scramble for power. For identity. You were made to be ruled. In the end, you will ''always'' kneel.
*** Loki's need to make everything into a theatrical event about him is actually an explicit plot point.
* {{Dracula}}, in many of his appearances - most of them aping the ''[[Film/{{Dracula 1931}} 1931 original]]'' Hampire, the man, the myth, Creator/BelaLugosi.
-->'''Dracula:''' I have charrrrtered a ship to take us to Eengland. Ve vill be leeeaving....tomorrow....eeeee-ven-inng.
-->'''Dracula:''' Excellent, Mis-ter...Ren-field...
-->'''Dracula:''' I neeever drink.......wine.
-->'''[[Film/BramStokersDracula Dracula:]]''' ''(swings a ''sword'' at Keanu)'' Eet iz no laughing ma-TTAH!
** And taken to parodistic extremes by Richard Roxburgh's turn as the Count in ''Film/VanHelsing''.
--->'''Dracula:''' Nooo!!! I HAVE NO HEART! I feeeel no pain! No love! No...sorrow...I...am...HOLLOW...and I vill liive....forever!
*** It's a bad sign when the BigBad opens his mouth, and all you can think of is how many Linkin Park albums he owns.
*** Then there's ''Film/MoulinRouge'', where Roxburgh's villainous Duke is the largest ham in [[WorldOfHam a movie stuffed with them]] (although Jim Broadbent gives him a fair run for the money).
**** The fact the two of them got to sing "Like A Virgin" together absolutely cements their oversized porcine status.
* RayWinstone in ''Film/{{Beowulf}}'', although that's pretty clearly part of the character. A little more [[NightmareFuel/{{Film}} creepily]], Crispin Glover as Grendel.
* The most succulent ham of them all, Robert Newton in ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
* James Robertson Justice. A Ham so Large, he was [[Creator/BrianBlessed BRIAN BLESSED]] and John Rhys-Davies combined, in virtually every single role he performed (''including'' the cheese commercials!).
* Do not let the golden ham that is Charlton Heston in ''Film/TheTenCommandments'' eclipse the cured Eastern ham that is Yul Brynner in that film.
** "The city he built ... shall BEAR MY NAME. The woman he loves ... shall BEAR MY CHILD."
** "Farewell! ... my ONE TIME brother."
** "Does FEAR rule Egypt ... or do IIIIIIII?" * sweep your cape around*
*** Unfortunately, constant repetition and MemeticMutation has also invested Brynner's postmortem exhortation for people not to smoke with a degree of ham.
** Most everyone in The Ten Commandments hammed it up to some degree. Especially Anne Baxter with her "MO-ses!" Plus the dialogue was cheesy. So does that make this movie ham & cheese?
*** It bears mentioning that the Book of Psalms in Literature/TheBible refers to Egypt as the ''Land of Ham''.
* ANY movie John Agar is in. And watching him is like getting hit in the face OVER AND OVER by a large ham.
* Creator/PeterCullen returning as the voice of Optimus Prime in ''Film/{{Transformers}}''. BEFORE TIME BEGAN, THERE WAS A LARGE HAM!
** Though the proper term for what Peter "Optimus" Cullen has isn't ham, its ''gravitas''. See the first episode of ''Series/TheColbertReport'' for details on the subject.
*** But Creator/DavidLetterman [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4v-P5x1Mp00 took all advantage]] from Cullen's/Optimus' hamminess in a TopTenList.
** If anything, [[TheBerserker Megatron]] is the ham here:
--->[[IncomingHam I am... MEGATRON!!!]]\\
[[PreAssKickingOneLiner JOIN them in EXTINCTION!]]\\
[[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech You STILL fight for the WEAK! THAT is why YOU LOSE!]]
** [[BadassGrandpa Jetfire]] in ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'', especially his line about his father (the first wheel, apparently) transforming into, "''NOTHING''! But he did so with ''honour''! ''Dignity''!" or [[IncomingHam his introduction]]: "Behold... the eternal glory of... ''Jetfire''!
*** And for a non-SerkisFolk example, John Turturro, who already has his own section in this page ("Ooh. Nokia's are real nasty. You've gotta respect the Japanese. They know the way of the samurai."[[note]] A character points out "Nokia's from Finland." and another reminds "Yes, but he's, you know, a little strange."[[/note]]), particularly in ''Revenge of the Fallen'' where he is free from TheMenInBlack constraints.
*** Creator/JohnMalkovich and [[Series/{{Community}} Ken]] [[Film/TheHangover Jeong]] in the third movie as well.
** [[Film/TransformersAgeOfExtinction In the fourth movie]], Creator/StanleyTucci. [[PrecisionFStrike "How do you say "Get the fuck out of my way" in Chinese?"]]
* James Rethrick in ''Film/{{Paycheck}}'' exclaims "Still think you can change your fate, Mike!? I AM A FUTURE MIKE!!".
* Rupert Everett is incredibly hammy, and is the perfect example of camp 'luvvie' actors who are classically trained but pretty pretentious and deluded as to their talent.
* Those of us with young children can take some relief in the fact that [[strike:Man]][[MyNameIsInigoMontoya HAM]][[MyNameIsInigoMontoya dy Patinkin]] saw fit to have fun with his role as the villain in ''Elmo's Adventures in Grouchland''.
-->'''Who said that? Who dares challenge my evil ways?'''
* Creator/MarlonBrando in some of his films.
** Creator/MarlonBrando started dishing out large servings of ham almost as soon as he started getting lead roles.
** [[Theatre/AStreetcarNamedDesire Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!]]
** And if he wasn't hammy, it's likely because he simply didn't give a damn (the Film/{{Superman}} movies)
*** A role for which he didn't even bother memorizing his lines. He had cue cards taped all over the set so that every time he's on-screen, he is just reading lines.
* ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':
** Willem Dafoe. The Green Goblin]]. "'''THINK''' ABOUT IT, HERO!" and "''Sleeeeeep''!" come to mind. The performance can charitably be described as "operatic".
** "FINISH IT!"
** "WE'LL MEET AGAIN, SPIDAH-MAAAAAAAAAAN!" And Doc Ock in the second film. "You have a train to catch."
** J. Jonah [[strike:Jam]][=HAMeson=], played with gusto by J.K. Simmons. I guess that batch of "Christmas meat" was ham...
** And further proving villains are a fun role, Eddie Brock/Venom. "I like being bad. It makes me happy."
** In fact, all of the villains except Sandman are this.
** Bruce Campbell's cameo appearances.
** Willem Dafoe. Everything Else. '''"[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff5DlpZiMZ0 THERE WAS A FIREFIGHT!]]"'''
* Virtually anybody in ''Film/SpeedRacer'', but in particular Pops ("Terrible what passes for a ninja these days"), Royalton ("Do you want to become a ''real'' race car driver?! Then '''SIGN''' that contract!"), and impressively, eight-year-old Spritle.
* [[Film/ThreeHundred A new]] ''[[Film/ThreeHundred age]]'' is dawning. An ''age'' of '''''[[LargeHam HAM]]''''', and ALL THE WORLD WILL KNOW that SPARTAN KING LEONIDAS chewed ''EVERY LAST '''INCH''''' OF SCENERY TO DEFEND IT!
** Ephialtes and Xerxes were pretty hammy, too. (A particular scene of the latter's earned a "Ham alert! Ham alert" in ''300'''s Podcast/RiffTrax)
* Let's not give Wrestling/DwayneJohnson, a.k.a. "The Rock" a free pass. From ''Film/TheRundown'' to ''Film/{{Doom}}'', hammy till the cows come home. Not that that's a bad thing, but it's pretty hilarious in every single case (the best being ''Film/BeCool'', specially his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjEiXNuYik "acting showoff"]]).
-->Can you SMEEEEEELL what The Rock is COOOOKIIIIING?!
** Yes, and it's a big thick ham steak, wrapped in bacon and stuffed into a suckling pig with a can of Spam in its mouth. Served on a plate of porkchops.
** The Rock's mother didn't like him using the word "ass" (during his general promo about "turn[ing] that sumbitch sideways and sticking it straight up your candy ass!")... so one time, he changed it to "straight up... your '''RECTUM'''."
** His work in the masterful ''Film/SouthlandTales''. "I'm a pimp... and pimps... don't. Commit. Suicide."
** In ''Film/TheScorpionKing'' he proves you can ham up gestures.
** Really, any wrestler-turned-actor is going to run into this as a rather understandable result of originating from the WorldOfHam that is professional wrestling, Wrestling/HulkHogan being possibly the UrExample.
* Creator/OliverReed in ''Film/{{Gladiator}}''. I can't think of any ham-related puns based on his name.
** ''YOU SOLD ME...QUEER GIRAFFES.''
*** Speaking of ''Gladiator'', Creator/RussellCrowe took the ham and cranked it to 11 as Sid 6.7 in ''Film/{{Virtuosity}}''.
** What, no Joaquin Phoenix as Commodus? "AM I NOT MEEEEEEERRRRRCIFUUUUUUUUUUL?!"
* Both the villains of ''Film/SpaceMutiny''. One of them is [[EvilLaugh extremely easy to amuse]] ([[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 "Remember Carl's blond joke?"]]) and seems to think that acting is entirely based on scrunching up your forehead ([[Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000 "Come on, skull, pop out of my skin!"]]). The other is [[ChewingTheScenery unnaturally intense]] and always hisses.
-->"I'm ''surrounded'' by INCOMPETENCE! I'm being ''undermined'' by my own disciples!"
* [[Film/TheProposition Jellon Lamb.]] Or perhaps, Jellon Ham.
-->"He sitssss up there, in those melancholy hills. Some say he SLUMBERS DEEP, like the KRAKEN! The troopers will never catch him! So... I... ''wait'', Mr. Murphy. ''I wait''."
** Or his even more delightful line, which is censored not because it's a spoiler, but because of how offensive it is,. "[[spoiler:What is an Irishman... but a ''nigger'' turned ''inside out''?]]"
* Faye Dunaway, burying herself in the character and a very LargeHam, as Joan Crawford in ''Literature/MommieDearest''. "NO. MORE. WIRE. HANGERS!!!"
* Creeeeeeeeeedence Léonore Guilgud from ''Film/{{Troll 2}}'', incapable of not extending a word to epic proportions, and [[ChewingTheScenery playing up the creepy witch]] DepravedBisexual angle for everything it's worth. As Rifftrax so memorably put it: "This is community college ''draaaaaaaaama'' class!".
* Dorothy Lamour commenting on making the ''Film/RoadTo'' pictures with Music/BingCrosby and Creator/BobHope: "I felt like a wonderful sandwich, a slice of white bread between two slices of ham."
* Creator/VincentPrice is another classic example. For a particularly thick slice, check out one of his own particular favorites: Professor Ratigan in ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective''.
** Justified in ''Film/TheatreOfBlood'', where his character is a murderous actor. A HAMMY murderous actor.
** His monologue at the beginning of the song ''Black Widow'' by Music/AliceCooper is nothing short of hamtastic. Same goes for his rap in Music/MichaelJackson's ''Thriller''.
** In ''Film/TheAbominableDrPhibes'', Price chews the scenery ''without even opening his mouth''.
** Price was always the right side of ham though, as his passion for acting and captivating voice and mannerisms helped him stop becoming cheesy.
** He also played Egghead in the 60's ''Series/{{Batman}}'' series, delivering a fine meal of ham and eggs.
** In ''HisKindOfWoman'', Price plays an Creator/ErrolFlynn-style movie star who, when confronted with real mortal danger from mobsters, gets a huge rush from it, and leaps into the fray shouting out Shakespeare with extra ham - he even wears a thespian cape!
* Everybody with a name from ''Film/SuperMarioBros'' gets to ham it up now and again (Toad's guitar playing for one), but Dennis Hopper as King Koopa stands out above all the rest. "Bobomb..."
** Given that the two leads have said they only got through the film due to large amounts of alcohol, it stands to reason.
* Joan Cusack in ''Film/SchoolOfRock'', although Creator/JackBlack outhams her in that film.
** But can you name a role where Creator/JackBlack isn't being hammy? (only ''Film/ShallowHal'' comes to my mind)
*** He was also remarkably subdued on his guest spot in ''Series/TheXFiles'', despite playing himself again.
*** Also subdued in ''Film/KingKong'' and ''Film/TheHoliday''.
*** Ironically, Black's liberal use of ecstasy while filming Film/KingKong was likely a great contributor to his down-to-earth performance.
** Also, Joan Cusack as the nanny in ''[[Film/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Values]]''. ''Don't I deserve love... '''and jewelry'''?
---> "That's not what I wanted! That's not who I ''was''! I was a ''ballerina''! '''GRACEFUL'''! '''DELICATE'''!"
* Creator/ChrisFarley in ''Film/TommyBoy''.
** In ''anything.'' He hammed 'til the cows, er, pigs came home in every role. Especially in ''Film/BeverlyHillsNinja''.
*** He acknowledged this fully, saying once in an interview that he played the same character in every movie, "just at different volumes."
* An exceptionally ''fabulous'' ham can be found in ''Film/The5000FingersOfDrT'', another Seuss story; [[strike:Hams]] Hans Conried plays the doctor with the relish of a thousand {{Burger Fool}}s and the camp of a hundred Mardi Gras. The man made ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHVRxzvkJao pointing downwards]]'' epic. And there's this line:
-->'''Dr. Terwilliker:''' We shall play the most beautiful piece ever written. I wrote it.
-->'''Dr. Terwilliker:''' I want him disintegrated. '''ATOM... by ATOM!!!!!'''"
* "[[Film/ThePrincessBride Inconceivable!]]"
* ''Film/ToWongFooThanksForEverythingJulieNewmar'' was the proverbial feast of a thousand hams. Every lead actor was salted, cured, and hickory-smoked. And it was ''delicious.''
* Jack Palance could go from quiet, breathy ham to loud, bombastic ham in the blink of an eye.
* Half the cast of ''Film/OceansEleven'' and its sequels, with special mention going to Elliot Gould as Reuben Tishkoff and Don Cheadle as Basher Tarr.
* ''[[Film/MeetTheParents Meet the Fockers]]'' has a tag team of Large Hams in the form of Music/BarbraStreisand and Creator/DustinHoffman, both shamelessly mugging for the cameras and having a blast doing it. Amazingly, they manage to pull off the feat of being Large ''[[YiddishAsASecondLanguage Kosher]]'' Hams.
* Apparently directorial advice to Creator/ForestWhitaker for playing Cpt. Jack Wander in ''Film/StreetKings'' was something like "speak [[NoIndoorVoice very VERY loudly]] half the time, act like you're [[HoYay hitting on]] Creator/KeanuReeves for the other half" - with a ''wikked'' Baw-stahn accent all the while. Yum yum, good ham.
* Michael "[[Film/AustinPowers Basil Exposition]]" York as ''the Antichrist'' in ''Film/TheOmegaCode 2: Megiddo'' probably tops every single example on this page, to the point that the movie should have been called ''The Omega '''Ham'''''. His performance single-handedly elevates this movie to SoBadItsGood status. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVjJV4Cs-gw See for yourself.]]
* Nathan Lane, in nearly everything, but especially ''Film/TheBirdcage''.
** The whole movie was a hamming competition between Creator/RobinWilliams and Nathan Lane.
*** In ''The Birdcage'', Williams and Lane were hamming it up so much they had to promise to do at least one 'straight' (term used loosely) take for every scene.
* ''Film/AustinPowers'' has quite a few including the main character and Dr. Evil (both played by Mike Myers). "OH BEHAVE!"
** FatBastard and Goldmember (Myers ''again x2'')!
--->'''FatBastard:''' First theings first!'' Where's yer ''shitter?!'' I got a ''CRAP'' on deck that could choke a ''donkey!!
--->'''Goldmember:''' [[http://youtube.com/DOFAnpb8l3E I love ''goooooooooooooooooollldddd!!!]]
* Listen up you primitive screwheads! Creator/BruceCampbell is a LARGEHAM! He starts off as a DeadpanSnarker, top-of-the-line. You can find this in lines like "Groovy". That's right, then this sweet actor from Royal Oak, Michigan gets 110 bucks worth of ham. He's got a hyperactive jawline, walnut brown eyes and a hair ham trigger. So when shopping for ham, [[Franchise/EvilDead Shop Smart. Shop S-Mart. GOT THAT?]]
** Also, the only Sci Fi original movies that are even close to bearable are the ones with Bruce Campbell in them, specifically for this reason.
** His performance as an elderly Elvis in ''Bubba Ho-Tep'' is a slightly subdued version.
** Sort of lampshaded in ''Army Of Darkness'', where one character asks if everyone in the future is as much of a loudmouthed braggart as he is.
** Creator/SamRaimi gave him cameos in each film of the ''Film/SpiderManTrilogy''. The first two (a wrestling announcer and a theater usher) are short and constrained. But as a French maître d' in the third, he chews scenery and [[OneSceneWonder easily steals the scene]].
* The delightful Sir Creator/IanMcKellen.
** '''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings YOU]]''' '''[[YouShallNotPass SHALL NOT PAAAAASSSSS!!]]'''
** The scene in ''Film/X2XMenUnited'' where a drugged Magneto talks to Xavier also comes to mind.
--> YA SHOULDA KILLED ME WHEN YA HAD THE CHANCE!!
*** Followed by some rare ''wordless'' hamming in ''Film/XMenTheLastStand'', where Magneto lives out the secret fantasy of anyone who's ever been caught in traffic.
** [=McKellen=] giving directions on [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhEL0ioJwKQ#t=1m58s changing a flat tire.]]
** In a movie so [[WorldofHam stuffed full of pork it practically oinks]], his performance in ''Film/ColdComfortFarm'' tasted of roasted suckling pig, slathered with lard, wrapped in bacon, and lightly salted with Hickory flavored Bacon Salt.
-->[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5evsxRdkJw FOR I TELL YE THIS! THERE'LL BE NO HAM IN HELL!!!!!!!!!]]
** The Toad in ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', any time he appears on screen. Coupled with wonderful animation for that extra ham.
* Speaking of ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', the Toad's main minion, [[FrenchJerk LeFrog]] (who, being played by Jean Reno, at least has an authentic French accent).
** Spike, another of his minions, tried to be one on several occasions, but his efforts usually ended up [[EpicFail as successful as his attempts to catch the heroes.]]
** Almost ''every'' character in this movie becomes a LargeHam at some point, if only for a few minutes. [[LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn Even the slugs.]]
* Let's give Creator/ChristopherLee some love, shall we?
** [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings A great]] [[strike:EYYYE]] [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings HAM. LLLLID LESS. Wrrreaaathed in FLLLAAAMMME.]]
** [[Film/SleepyHollow Constable Crane!!!]] [[Film/SleepyHollow This is a song that we have heard from you more than once!]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdR4sA0MwEw A cameo appearance that is memorable.]]
* ''Film/{{Cliffhanger}}'' featured John Lithgow as the BigBad, a criminal mastermind trying to find 100 million dollars, but finding plenty of ham.
** John Lithgow? You mean [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Dr. Emilio Lizardo]] himself? [="CURSE-A YOU BANZAI!"=]
** ''Everyone'' in ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension'' was hamming it up so bad that toss in some cheese and a couple loaves of bread and you could feed Grovers Mills for a month. Just try to tell me that ''every single person'' in front of that camera wasn't having the time of their lives by trying to out-ham everyone else.
** John Lithgow in anything he's in. Especially 1985's ''Film/SantaClausTheMovie''. "FOR '''FREE'''?!?!"
* Creator/CateBlanchett in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheKingdomOfTheCrystalSkull''. Complete with [[FakeRussian Ukrainian accent]].
** Lao Che and his cronies in ''[[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleOfDoom Temple of Doom]]''. "To the ''poison'' you just ''drank'', Doctor Jones!" "''Too'' much to '''drink''', Doctor Jones?"
*** Back into Blanchett, her performance as [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Galadriel]] is subdued... except for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhfTsXSlFjc this scene]] (warning: scary).
-->"In the place of a Dark Lord you would have a Ham! Not dark but beautiful and hammy as the Morn! Treacherous as the Seas! Stronger than the foundations of the Earth! All shall love me and despair!"
* Another female example: Hermione Gingold.
* Creator/SeanConnery's mentor role in ''Franchise/{{Highlander}}'' - bonus marks for a [[ImpracticallyFancyOutfit velvet pimp outfit with peacock cloak]] - [[http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/Highlander/Images/Highlander-RamirezPromo.jpg see here]]
** The Kurgan (played by Creator/ClancyBrown) in the same movie sometimes becomes hammy as well (turning him even more creepy).
** His performance as Sir August de Wynter in ''Film/TheAvengers1998''. Includes his bombastic address to the Council of Ministers, his "Rain or shine, all is MINE!", and his over-the-top insults to Steed.
* Creator/JohnTravolta's backing of and appearance in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' would be damning enough, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cThdJ0mYbo but his performance... wow.]]
** "While ''you'' were still learning how to ''SPELL YOUR NAME!''...''I''...was being trained...''to conquer GALAXIES!''"
** "If you '''RATBRAINS''' knew '''AN-Y-THING''' about FIREARMS, you'd know you never store '''LOADED WEAPONS!'''"
*** The main hero of the film isn't much better. "A demon! A monster! A BEAST! RAAAAAAH!"
* [[Film/ManosTheHandsOfFate "I aM TorGo. I tAke caRe oF tHe PlaCe wHilE thE MastEr iS aWay."]]
** The actor was actually dubbed by someone else, as the camera they used couldn't record sound. Although, Torgo's constant mugging and twitching suggests that he was perfectly capable of hamming it up in mime. Even his walk is over the top.
** "MANOS! As thou hast decreed, so have I done. The Hands of Fate have doomed this man! ''Thy... will...is...done.''"
* Ann-Margret in Ken Russell's ''Music/{{Tommy}}''. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_am82sYFXU Fine ham abounds.]] And your ham has to be pretty damned fine to stand out in that freakfest (see Tina Turner as the Acid Queen and Keith Moon as Uncle Ernie just for starters). She even got an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
** ''[[WorldOfHam Everybody]]'' in ''Tommy''.
** Ann-Margret is no stranger to ham. A decade before ''Music/{{Tommy}}'' she stole the show as juvenile delinquent Jody in the silly potboiler ''Kitten With a Whip''.
* Creator/HugoWeaving as Agent Smith in ''Film/TheMatrix'' is so hammy he doesn't ''need'' a ham-related pun! "Humans...are a '''virussss'''...a dis'''ease'''...and ''we'' are the cure!"
** Even more in the sequels ("''Misss''ter Anderson! Surprised to see me?" and "Smith will suffice").
** "This is '''MY''' WORLD! '''MY WORLD!'''
** As Elrond in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'': "Evil was allowed to enduuuuuuuuh."
** They had their money's worth with him as RedSkull: '''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger YOU]] [[VillainousBreakdown ARE]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVmBAd76kak FAILIIIINGGGG!!!]]'''
** [[Film/VForVendetta Beneath this mask is more than flesh]]; beneath this mask there is a ham, Mister Creedy — and ''hams are'' '''''bulletproof!'''''
* Roddy [=McDowall=] as Peter Vincent in ''Film/FrightNight'' and its sequel. Also Chris Sarandon's character Jerry Dandridge counts too. Oh yeah, and Evil Ed. "You're so cool Brewster!".
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' has quite a few most notably Casanova Frankenstein and Tony P.
** Both Tonies, actually: "Hey, shovel man! Dig this!"
* Creator/JeffBridges' [[Film/IronMan Obadiah Stane]]. "TONY STARK was [[MemeticMutation able to ham it up in a CAVE! With a box of SCRAPS!]]"
** Justin '''HAM'''mer in [[Film/IronMan2 the sequel]] is Tony Stark's [[SmugSnake annoying]], ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z9Gj4PZgec hammy]]'' EvilCounterpart. [[VillainTeamUp His partner in crime]], Mickey Rourke's Ivan Danko, is also worthy of mention, complete with Russian accent and smug smiles after basically every line.
** Tony is also clearly enjoying himself too much at times. "[[BadassBoast I have successfully privatized world peace!]]"
** Both Ben Kingsley and Guy Pearce in ''Film/IronMan3''.
* The Wizard played by Creator/{{Mako}} in ''Film/ConanTheBarbarian1982'' is a humming ball of ham in a seaweed outfit, while [[MeaningfulName Thulsa Doom]] manages to be completely mesmerising, yet hammy as well. "Steel isn't strong, boy...'''flesssh''' is stronger."
--> Contemplate this... '''on the tree of woe.'''
--> Mako: '''"BETWEEEEEN THE TIME WHEN THE OCEANS DRAANK ATLAAANTIS...''' AAAND the rise of the sons of Aryas... there was an age undreamed-of. AND ONTO THIS, CONAN! Destined to bear the jeweled cwown of [[strike:[[MemeticMutation Kahlifonia]]]] Aquilonia UP...PON A TROUB...BLED...BROW. It is I, his KWONICLER who ALONE can tell thee of his saga. '''LET ME TELL YOU OF THE DAYS OF HIIIIIIIGH AD-VEN-TUUUUREE!!!!"'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZY2mRG5mzg]]
** '''[[AwesomeMusic/{{Film}} DUN DUN DA-DUN, DA-DUN, DA-DUN, DA-DUN!]]'''
** Speaking of Mako, '''[[WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack AKU, THE SHAPESHIFTING MASTER OF DARKNESS!]]'''
** Do you know why he is called the Dragon of the West? Here's a hint: It's not because he's WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender.
* Margaret '''HAM'''ilton as the Wicked Witch of the West in ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
-->"I'll get you my pretty! [[AndYourLittleDogToo And your large ham too!]]"
-->'''I'm me-eeelting, I'm me-eeelting!!!''' [[ChewingTheScenery What a world, what a world, oh!]]
* Speaking of witches, The White Witch in Creator/TheBBC adaptation of ''[[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe]].'' In ''every damn scene.''
** "Then how DAAARE you come ALOOONE?!"
* Creator/JohnCandy sometimes played roles like this. In the 1986 film version of ''Film/LittleShopOfHorrors'' he had a cameo as an over-the-top radio DJ named Weird Wink Wilkinson. ''Weirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrd stuff!''
** SteveMartin as Orin Scrivello D.D.S. from that same movie.
** The late Levi Stubbs as the film's ManEatingPlant, Audrey II, counts as well.
* Creator/DanAykroyd as JP Valkanheiser in ''Film/NothingButTrouble''. ''Boola boola boola!''.
** Speaking of which, Grocer in ''Film/GrossePointeBlank'' just oozes ham. And it is ''awesome''.
* Creator/PeterSellers knew a thing or two about being this in many of his films. Prime cuts of ham include the title character in ''Film/DrStrangelove'' and Dr. Fritz Fassbender in ''Film/WhatsNewPussycat'' (arguing with his wife: "Is ''she'' prettier than you? ''I'M'' prettier than you!"). And ''Chief'' Inspector Jacques Clouseau was good for five films' worth of this, especially as he drove Herbert Lom's hapless Dreyfus to the (hammy) edge of sanity.
** Creator/StanleyKubrick, making ''{{Lolita}}'', gave Sellers plenty of room to improvise, so his part as Claire Quilty grew much larger than planned, apparently bothering star James Mason in the process.
* Half the cast members of ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' are practically required by the situation (cartoon fairy tale characters thrown into the real world) to do this. James Marsden and Susan Sarandon are especially generous with the ham.
* George Pickett is played this way in ''Film/{{Gettysburg}}''. In his first appearance, he comes riding into Longstreet's camp shouting "HELLO MY BOYS, VIRGINIA HAS ARRIVED!".
* In ''Film/GodsAndGenerals'', Jeff Daniels hams it up HUGE with his recitation of Marcus Lucanus's poem about Caesar crossing the Rubicon. Tops it off with [[http://www.americanrhetoric.com/MovieSpeeches/moviespeechgodshamberlainsrome.html "HAIL, CAESAR! WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE, SALUTE YOU!"]]
* The Baron Harkonnen of Creator/DavidLynch's film of ''Film/{{Dune}}'' is an enormous bucket of ham. His nephews Rabban and Feyd are definitely on their way to full ham-hood, Piter de Vries even proves you can give sign language a pork content, and [[Creator/PatrickStewart Gurney Halleck]] is hammy as ever.
-->'''Gurney (Creator/PatrickStewart)''' '''MOOD'''?! Mood is for cattle and loveplay!
** Seems he and Freddie Jones had a scene-chewing competition going on.
-->'''Thufir Hawat:''' ([[WTHCastingAgency Wait, what?]]) THOSE SOUNDS ...''(smack your lips, wiggle your jowls)'' COULD. BE. IM-IT-TAYT-TED.
** Ian [=McNeice=] chews up immense amounts of scenery as the Baron in the Sci-Fi miniseries. Possibly lampshaded when Paul suggests renaming House Harkonnen to "House Hog". Though it's probably just the Atreides having a laugh at the Harkonnens' expense.
*** To be fair, half the dialogue they had to work with had distinct pork content to begin with.
* Kyle Reese in every line of ''Film/TheTerminator''.
** Speaking of Michael Biehn, he actually plays the soft-spoken badass in ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', letting Bill Paxton take charge as the memorably large Ham of that movie ("Game over, man! GAME OVER!").
** As mentioned in the Batman entry, Creator/ChristianBale as John Connor in ''Film/TerminatorSalvation''.
* Creator/JohnBelushi in the criminally under-rated war comedy ''Film/NineteenFortyOne''.
** ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. Take the scene where Belushi finally comes face to face with Creator/CarrieFisher (aka the Chick With the Flamethrower) and throws himself on his knees to apologize:
--->'''Jake:''' Oh, please, don't kill us! Please, please don't kill us! You know I love you baby. I wouldn't leave ya. It wasn't my fault!
--->'''Mystery Woman:''' You miserable slug! You think you can talk your way out of this? You betrayed me.
--->'''Jake:''' No, I didn't! Honest! I ran out of gas! I, I had a flat tire! I didn't have enough money for cab fare! My tux didn't come back from the cleaners! An old friend came in from out of town! Someone stole my car! THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE! A TERRIBLE FLOOD! LOCUSTS! '''''IT WASN'T MY FAULT, I SWEAR TO GOD!'''''
*** How could we mention the good Mr. Belushi without talking about his most ludicrously over-the-top role ever: [[Film/AnimalHouse Bluto]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q47bpOCTcaY Blutarsky]]!
--->TOGA! TOGA!
* Listen to the announcer in any trailer for a science fiction film from the 1950s. Every single one of them tries to inform the audience, in the hammiest way possible, [[InAWorld how terrifying, imaginative, fantastical, mind-revolutionizing, and amazing their film is]]. The trailer for ''Film/{{Them}}'' is especially notable for this.
* ''Film/TheCatInTheHat'':
-->'''Mr. Humberfloob:''' Fired.
-->'''Jim [=McFinnigan=]:''' I beg your pardon?
-->'''Mr. Humberfloob:''' Fired.
-->'''Jim [=McFinnigan=]:''' But I...
-->'''Mr. Humberfloob:''' '''''FIIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEDDDDDD-UH!'''''
** Soon after:
--->'''Mr. Humberfloob:''' [speaking to Joan] If your house is as messy as last time, '''''YOU'RE FIIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEDDDDDD-UH!'''''
* Creator/DolphLundgren reeeally hammed it up as a villain in ''Film/UniversalSoldier''.
* Zero Mostel. Estragon in ''Theatre/WaitingForGodot''. Max Bialystock in ''Film/TheProducers''. Abe in ''The Hot Rock''. Pseudolus in ''A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum''. John in ''Rhinocerous''. He wasn't always a ham, but when he was, he was the biggest, best, hammiest ham ever.
** He was also the voice of [[Literature/WatershipDown Kehaar]], a LargeHam ''seagull''.
** The one human being who can out Ham Franchise/TheMuppets. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBuDGHd2Qkg Don't believe me?]]
*** In the second clip even his index finger overacts.
**** Subverted in ''The Front'', in which he plays an actor who plays Large Ham, but is generally low key save one drunk scene. His [[spoiler: suicide]] is quiet, dignified, and depressing.
* PeterLorre on some occasions.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BK04uEgg1Ns "But it was the hand! I TELL YOU IT WAS THE HAND!"]]
* Peter Ustinov steals the spotlight in every movie he appears in. Special mention goes to his performance of Nero in ''Quo Vadis'', where he makes being the emperor of Rome look so fun that it's impossible to hate him even as he [[MoralEventHorizon makes living torches out of Christians]]. [[invoked]]
** "''Oh!'' Is this the untimely ''end'' of ''Nero?''" Declare it in your most florid voice; it's fun!
** KILL! KIIIILLLLLLLL THE NEWBORN!!
* A good chaser to Tim Curry's ''Pass the Ammo'' performance is the barely-released Marty Feldman comedy ''In God We Tru$t'' (1980), which brought the world ''Creator/AndyKaufman as a Deep South televangelist''. The character's name, Armageddon T. Thunderbird, is just the tip of the ham hock here.
* Supporting performer Scott Paulin, in the beat-'em-up ''Knights''. The leads are either capable only of DullSurprise (Kathy Long), or clearly [[MoneyDearBoy thinking mainly of their pay-cheques]] (Kris Kristofferson, Lance Henrikson); Paulin appears to have been the only one on the set who realized he was playing a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire ninja cyborg named after an apostle]] and decided to just ''go with it!'' The resulting exuberant, gleeful bombast that embues 'Simon's' seven screen-minutes ''almost'' hauls the movie up into the '[[SoBadItsGood cheesy-fun]]' bracket.
* CiaranHinds in the 1997 version of ''Film/JaneEyre''. Just look at [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHtYCOHsEhE=related this]].
** Then what about his [[Series/{{Rome}} Caesar]] ? [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8vwmdLFWmE&feature=related ''BE REASONABLE ! You're on every WALL with a KNIFE at my throat!'']]
* ''Theatre/MammaMia'' consists of MerylStreep, Creator/PierceBrosnan, Julie Walters, and Christine Baranski switching between hamming it up for all they're worth and giving a heartbreakingly genuine performance. Sometimes they do both at once.
** MerylStreep knows how to chew the scenery. ''Film/JulieAndJulia'' is one half hamming it up as Julia Child, and one-half shameless FoodPorn.
* Jon Voight as Paul Sarone in ''Film/{{Anaconda}}''. Whereas the other actors are clearly bored and just waiting for their paycheck, Voight plays the thick-accented criminal Sarone with so much overacting that a weird grandeur creeps into it. He's consequently the best thing in it.
* Creator/ChristopherWalken playing an outsized version of himself in ''Film/BallsOfFury''.
* The best part of Creator/StevenSpielberg's ''Film/{{Hook}}'' was undoubtedly Creator/DustinHoffman as the titular character.
-->Oh, I hate being disappointed, Smee. And I hate living in this flawed body. And I hate living in Neverland. And I hate... I hate... I '''hate''' Peter Pan!
-->Peter. I swear to you wherever you go, wherever you are, I vow there will always be daggers buried in notes signed James Hook. They will be flung into doors of your children's children's children, do you hear me?
-->"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I. HATE. PETER. PAAAAAAAAN!]]"
* Creator/NaomiWatts in ''Film/TheRing''. "What do you WANT from MEEE!?" and most infamously in ''TheRingTwo'', "I'm NOT your [=FUCKing=] [[strike:HAMMY]]MOMMY!"
* Creator/MelBrooks in ''anything''. Particularly hammy as President Skroob in ''Film/{{Spaceballs}}'':
-->"Why didn't anyone ever ''tell'' me my [[strike:ass]] HAM was SO BIG!!"
-->"This ship is too long! If I walk, da movie'll be over!!"
** Creator/RickMoranis as Dark Helmet.
*** Well, more like Small Ham, since he is 5'4''.
** Not only as Skroob, but also as Yogurt. "Spaceballs da '''FLAMETHROWAH!'''"
** Madeline Kahn in both ''Film/BlazingSaddles'' ("Wilkommen. Bienvenue. Welcome. Come on in!") and ''Film/YoungFrankenstein'' ([[TheImmodestOrgasm "Oh, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found yooouuu!!"]]).
** In ''Film/BlazingSaddles'', Harvey Korman in his hilariously over the top performance of [[AccidentalMisnaming Hedy Lamarr (that's Hedley!)]], especially "Where's my froggie? WHERE'S MY FROGGIE?!"
*** "You will only be risking your lives, while I will be risking an almost certain Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor."
* Creator/KurtRussell has such a habit of hamming it up that you could practically make a drinking game out of it. Probably the most jarring example would be the river shoot out in ''Film/{{Tombstone}}'', shouting a BigNo as he unloads two barrels of buckshot into Curly Bill while making a face that could only be described as the face that a walrus makes when sucker-punched in the kidneys.
** ''Everybody'' in ''Tombstone'' takes big pieces out of the scenery - Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday, Michael Biehn as Johnny Ringo, Sam Elliot as Virgil Earp ...
* ''Film/{{Daredevil}}'' was notable for one thing: the deliciously hammy performance of Colin Farrell as Bullseye. It was quite [[ChewingTheScenery an appropriate way to play scenes]] in which he [[ImprobableAimingSkills killed people]] [[ImprobableWeaponUser with peanuts, pencils, paper clips, and playing cards]].
* ''Film/GalaxyQuest'' Never give up! Never surrender!
** As well as ''Franchise/StarTrek'', this movie is essentially a tribute to the glory of hammy actors. Which might possibly be one and the same thing given, you know, ''Franchise/StarTrek''...
*** Creator/WilliamShatner has [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Quest#Reaction_quotes_from_Star_Trek_actors no idea what you are talking about]].
* Most of the cast of ''Film/RatRace'', with special mentions to Creator/RowanAtkinson and Creator/JohnCleese.
* Creator/MichaelCaine in ''The Swarm'' plays his Heroic Scientist character as condescending towards everyone and with a tendency to start shouting at the top of his lungs with almost no provocation.
* The main villain in the otherwise forgettable ''Film/WarriorsOfVirtue''. While everyone else [[TookTheBadFilmSeriously appeared to be playing their roles arrow-straight]], the BigBad goes so far over the top throughout the movie he could touch God.
* The Doctor/[[spoiler:Cobra Commander]] from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' -- and he spends most of the movie with a mask on, hamming it up with just his [[EvilSoundsDeep Darth Vader-like voice]].
** [[Creator/ChristopherEccleston Destro]], with that self-pleased smile and that [[FakeNationality over-the-top Scottish accent]].
* Clive Merrison's headmaster in ''Theatre/TheHistoryBoys'' is definitely hamming it up.
** Also, most of the boys get an element of this at least once in the show, especially when they're acting out scenes from classic films.
* Creator/BetteDavis as Baby Jane Hudson in ''Film/WhatEverHappenedToBabyJane'' "But you ''are'', Blanche! You ''are'' in that chair!"
** ''Beyond the Forest''.
--> If I don’t get out of here, '''I’ll die!''' If I don’t get out of here, I '''hope''' I die!
* Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate in ''Film/TheGreatRace''. His character is a parody of MadScientist villains, thus he overacts as much as it's possible.
--> PUSH THE BUTTON, MAX!
--> MAAAAAAAAAX!
* ''Franchise/RoboCop''. Peter Weller in the first two, Ronny Cox, Kurtwood Smith, and Miguel Ferrer (among others) in the first one, Tom Noonan (among others) in the second, Rip Torn (among others) in the third...
* ''Film/JudgeDredd''. Armand Assante as Rico.
** Doesn't Creator/SylvesterStallone as the title character also qualify?
*** "[[MemeticMutation I. AM. THE LAW!]]"
**** Certainly. But consider this: "LAAAWWWWW!!!"
***** That is just the tail end of a wonderful 9 second rapid ham-off between Creator/SylvesterStallone and Armand Assante. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aaubVlhNK4&feature=related ""You betrayed the LAW!!" "LAAAAAAWW!!""]].
*** StupidStatementDanceMix version [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueYUwcZV-n0 viewable here]].
* Creator/GeneWilder as Frederick [[strike:[[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Fronkensteen]]]] Frankenstein in ''Film/YoungFrankenstein''.
** And as Willy Wonka in ''Film/WillyWonkaAndTheChocolateFactory'', though he was far from alone in that movie.
*** "[[MemeticMutation YOU LOSE! GOOD DAY, SIR!]]"
* For single film Ham content, it's very difficult to get past Gabriel Byrne as Uther and Nicol Williamson as Merlin in John Boorman's ''Film/{{Excalibur}}''. Williamson in particular makes a massive meal out of the scenery:
-->'''Merlin:''' [=BeHOOOOOLLLLlllddd=]! The sword of [=POWahhhh=]! [=ExxxxCALibahhh=]!
-->'''Merlin:''' [=CHHHAAAAaaaange=]! TRANS! FORM! NOWWW!
-->'''Merlin:''' Oh, I have sleeept. For nine moOOns. What I did for eeeewe wasn't easy.
-->'''Merlin:''' Do nothing. Sleep! ''Rest'' in the ''arms'' of the ''dragonnnn.'' DREEEEAAAAMMM.
-->'''Merlin:''' A [[strike:dream]] ham. To some. '''A NIGHTMARE!!! TO OTHERS!!!'''
** Gabriel Byrne chews up a pig's worth of Ham even though he's only in the movie's ''first act'':
--->'''Uther:''' Merlin! I am the STRONGEST! I am [[TheChosenOne the ONE]]!!
--->'''Uther:''' They were hasty words Merlin! This is [[strike:FLESH! and BLOOD!]] HamAndCheese!
** Creator/PatrickStewart also hams it up as Arthur's father-in-law Leondegrance.
* Creator/OrsonWelles. Don't you know who he is? '''[[Film/CitizenKane HE'S CHARLES FOSTER KANE!]]'''
* Creator/HankAzaria as evil pharaoh Kahmunrah in the ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' sequel.
** Hank Azaria VA'ing a cute little ''bat'' in ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}''.
* RaulJulia's performance as M. Bison in ''Film/StreetFighter''? '''[[MemeticMutation OF COURSE]]'''!! GAAAAAAAAAME....'''OOOOOOOOOVERRRRRRRRRR!!!'''
** "Something wrong, Colonel? You come here prepared to fight a ''MADMAN'', and instead you found... '''[[AGodAmI A GOD?]]'''"
** Raul Julia was also pretty hammy in ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' movies. '''"MAAAAMUSSSSSHKAAAAA!" "CARA MIA!"'''
** And in ''Film/TheGumballRally''. "[shouting] Now you are marked... for life!"
* Both Doctor Logan: "I want you to sit there in the dark and think about what you've done. Think about it. Think." and Captain Rhodes: '''"[+++I'M RUNNING THIS MONKEY FARM NOW, FRANKENSTEIN, AND I WANNA KNOW ''WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE DOING WITH MY TIME!!!''+++]"''' in ''Film/DayOfTheDead''.
* BenFoster as the drifter in ''Film/ThirtyDaysOfNight''.
** And as Jake Mazursky in ''AlphaDog'': "No matter where you go, No matter what you do, I'm gonna hunt you down. I'm gonna hunt you down and then I'm gonna slit your throat and then I'm gonna cut you open and then I'M GONNA EAT YOUR MOTHER FUCKING HEART! YOU BETTER YOU PRAY, JOHNNY YOU BETTER FUCKING PRAY THAT THE COPS FIND YOU, BEFORE I DO! GET ON YOUR COCKSUCKING KNEES AND PRAY!"
* French actor Gérard Depardieu in about every single role he had.
* Pontius Pilate in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFUYxkdIv10 the 2000 filmed version]] of ''Music/JesusChristSuperstar''. I especially love it when he yells [[NoIndoorVoice "HE'S HEROD'S CAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE!"]]
* Jon Lovitz as the Radio in ''WesternAnimation/TheBraveLittleToaster''. Practically everything he says from the first lines spoken in the movie identifies him as a "[[{{Pun}} Large Ham Radio]]".
* Ed Harris resuscitating his dead wife in ''Film/TheAbyss'' "NOOOOOOOO!! She has a STRONG HEART, She wants to LIVE!!"
* Beware the wrath...of [[Film/EvilAlienConquerors CROKER!!!]]
* Karl Malden hamming it up big time to fill the CINERAMA screen in ''Film/HowTheWestWasWon''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ribnWV5Eip8 Tod Slaughter]], the screen's ''original'' SweeneyTodd. How he should ''love'' to ''polish you orff!'' Heheheh...HEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHHHHHHHHHHH!
* Half the cast of ''Film/{{Troy}}'' are hamming it up but BrianCox easily bests them all as a bloodthirsty, utterly batshit insane Agamemnon.
** Creator/BradPitt as Achilles isn't a slouch either: "Immortality? ''Take it!'' '''IT'S YOURS!'''"
* David Hurst wildly overacts as the headwaiter in ''Theatre/HelloDolly''.
* Creator/TomCruise in ''Film/MinorityReport'': "Don't you EVER SAY HIS NAME!"
** Him in ''Film/TropicThunder''.
*** "Okay, Flaming Dragon. Why don't you take a ''big'' step back, and literally '''''FUCK YOUR OWN FACE!!!'''''"
* Bernard Hill as Theoden in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings''. He even says [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCHXEpi0v0w ham.]]
* Victor [=McLaglen=] in most of his appearances for John Ford.
* Creator/KathyBates as ''Film/TheWaterboy'''s overbearing mother: "FOOSBALL?!"
* Creator/BradPitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in ''Film/InglouriousBasterds'': "We're gonna be doin' ONE THANG and ONE THANG ONLY: Killing Natzies."
** Also as an [[TheUnintelligible Unintelligible]] [[UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers Pikey]] in ''Film/{{Snatch}}'', where it's easy to see how much he's enjoying it.
* Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' has Creator/JohnnyDepp as the Mad Hatter and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter as the Red Queen.
* Bill Nighy, people. Especially when he's Viktor in the ''Film/{{Underworld}}'' films and Davy Jones in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' films. And as Rattlesnake Jake in ''WesternAnimation/{{Rango}}''.
* He's a villainous sorcerer who got no less than ''three'' songs, one of which was a VillainLoveSong. He had an UnlimitedWardrobe replete with swirling capes and ''infamous'' tights. On top of that, he was frightening, he reordered time, he ''turned the world upside down, and he did it all for you''! [[Film/{{Labyrinth}} Jareth]] (Music/DavidBowie) is exhausted from living up to your expectations of hamminess. Isn't that generous?
* ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' has JohnLeguizamo as the [[MonsterClown Clown]], [[OneWingedAngel better known as...]]
-->"I'm not the Vindicator or the Victimizer or the Vaporizer or the Vibrator! I'm... [[NamesToRunawayFromReallyFast The Violator!]]"
** Leguizamo also has a great animated example as Sid from ''WesternAnimation/IceAge''. The series has a few others: Creator/JackBlack as a smilodon in the first, Creator/SimonPegg as an insane CrazySurvivalist weasel in the third, and Creator/PeterDinklage as a [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys giant ape]] {{Pirate}} in the fourth.
* Creator/SandraBullock in ''Literature/TheBlindSide'', especially in her MamaBear moments. Surprisingly enough, she won an Oscar for it.
* Ralph Fiennes as Hades in the remake of ''Film/ClashOfTheTitans''. Apparently he watched ''Film/BattlefieldEarth'' a lot while preparing for the role.
** Creator/LiamNeeson sometimes dives into it as well. "RELEASE THE KRAKEN!"
* Paul [=McGann=]'s cameo in ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers1993'' is brief, but more than makes up for it in hamminess ( [[SayMyName "D'ARTAGNAAAAN"]] )
* Paul Giamatti chews up a whole castle, and chews off a few hands, in ''Film/{{Ironclad}}''.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orinm_we_YY Jay Robinson]]
-->{{KNEEL|BeforeZod}}! [[Film/DemetriusAndTheGladiators KNEEL TO]] [[AGodAmI YOUR GOD!]]
* ''Film/TheCourtJester''. Half the budget was apparently spent repairing the scenery Danny Kaye ate. Get it?
** Got it.
*** Good.
* The Duke of Buckingham in Creator/PaulWSAnderson's re-imagining of ''Film/TheThreeMusketeers2011'' is a scenery-chewing, tantrum-chucking hunk of smoke-cured goodness. And he's played by Creator/OrlandoBloom, believe it or not. And it's ''glorious.''
* It's not all that often you see Creator/TimRoth embracing the ham. Fortunately, he does so to great effect in ''Film/{{Hoodlum}}''.
** ''Franchise/PlanetOfTheApes'', where the hammy performance transcends the heavy make-up (and makes General Thade even more chilling).
* Jared Leto along with a head of cornrows in ''Film/PanicRoom''.
* Creator/RobertEnglund as [[Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet Freddy Krueger]] is practically ham personified...especially in ''Film/FreddyVsJason''
--> "OH THAT'S RIGHT! They ''all'' forgot! That's why I needed Jason to kill for me to get them to ''remember!'' But now, he '''JUST WON'T STOP!''' That. Hockey. ''Punk!''"
* Maximilian Schell as the MadScientist in ''Film/TheBlackHole''.
* Creator/JulietteLewis really goes for it as Mallory Knox in ''Film/NaturalBornKillers''.
--> "Are yew flirtin' with me?"
--> "How [[strike:sexy]] hammy am I now, you fuck?!?"
* Watching Bruce Payne, it is difficult to tell if he takes his roles ''too'' seriously or doesn't take them seriously ''enough'' but it amounts to the same. Just watch how he says the phrase "headless chickens" in ''Film/HighlanderEndgame''.
* Creator/StevenSeagal is a crowning example of DullSurprise, even though sometimes he speaks very passionately ("I'll take you to the bank, senator Trent,''*dramatic pause*'', the blood bank!"). His lack of expression is usually countered by hammy villains (who probably [[HamAndCheese knew what film they were dealing with]]): in ''Film/UnderSiege'', Gary Busey and Creator/TommyLeeJones; in ''Film/OnDeadlyGround'', John C. [[Series/{{Scrubs}} "Dr. Cox"]] [=McGinley=] (who F-yous an old guy several times before killing him) and Creator/MichaelCaine:
-->"FUCK, THOSE ANIMALS STINK!"\\
"Then we should COUNT on that, Mr. [=McGruder=]! Forrest Taft is the patron saint of the impossible. And if you had only done your job like you're supposed to, it wouldn't have COME TO THIS!"\\
" You're a bunch of GUTLESS PRICKS! ALL OF YOU!"
* ''Film/ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld''. [[WorldOfHam SO MUCH.]]
--> '''Wallace Wells''': "FFFIIIIIIIIGGGHHHTTT!!!!!"
--> '''Lucas Lee''': "Now you listen close, and you listen hard, bucko. The next click you hear is me hanging up. The one after that... IS ME PULLING THE TRIGGER!!"
--> '''Roxy Richter''': "Give it a rest, Ramona! This is a LEAGUE game... meaning your precious Scott must DEFEAT ME WITH HIS OWN FISTS!!!"
--> [[IncomingHam MISS]][[SayMyName STER PILGRIM!]] [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya It is I, Matthew Patel!]] [[PrepareToDie Consider our fight... BEGUN!]]
--> '''Todd Ingram''': "Because you'll be pulverized in two seconds, and the cleaning lady? She cleans up... dust. SHE DUSTS."
--> '''Gideon Graves''': "You made me swallow my gum... it's gonna be in my digestive tract for SEVEN YEARS!!!"
* Joe Clark as portrayed by Creator/MorganFreeman in ''Film/LeanOnMe.''
* Edward James Olmos as Selena's father in ''Film/{{Selena}}'', don't start him on how Hispanic-Americans get treated he won't stop. And also there's the scene where Selena starts dancing in a skimpy clothing and Olmos' character nearly has a meltdown, and yelling "YOU'RE FIRED" at Selena's boyfriend/band member either when he trashes a hotel room or he makes it clear he has a thing for his daughter. There are times where he's calm and subtle and there's other scenes where Olmos completely loses it and goes completely over the top. Though Stand and Deliver was pretty hammy in the performance department too, though a little more subtle than Selena.
* Creator/MorganFreeman as a pimp named Fast Black in ''Street Smart'', not only is it against type casting even for its time, Freeman gives a pretty frightening over the top performance. The most frightening the bathroom beatdown on Christopher Reeve, that probably made him piss his pants.
* Joe Spinell in ''Film/{{Maniac}}'' and to a greater degree ''The Last Horror Film'' complete with whining, crying and general disturbing behavior which is natural considering one was a serial killer and another was a crazed stalker fan.
* Most of the characters, even the atmosphere in Creator/JohnWoo's HK movies (Sometimes in his American movies but to a lesser extent), to a glorious level. Chow Yun Fat is the winner of hamminess in Woo's movies though, with the most hammy being the rice scene in ''A Better Tomorrow 2'' where Fat nearly force feeds an American Gangster rice at gun point. ''Film/HardBoiled'' is built of ham, which just makes it more awesome. The villains in nearly all of Woo's films, even his American films with the exception of ''Film/{{Windtalkers}}'', are great giant hams (best example being ''Film/FaceOff'' where Creator/NicolasCage [[GrandTheftMe becomes]] Creator/JohnTravolta and vice versa, and the results are copious amounts of HamToHamCombat).
* '' '''[[Film/{{Downfall}} THAT WAS AN ORDER! STEINER'S ATTACK WAS AN ORDER! WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE, TO DISOBEY AN ORDER THAT I GIVE! THE GENERALS HAVE BEEN LYING TO ME, EVERYONE HAS BEEN LYING TO ME, EVEN THE SS!]]''' ''
** In fairness, this is a pretty accurate portrayal. Hitler is [[LargeHam/RealLife among the real life hams]], after all.
* Syndrome from ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles'' flip-flops between {{dangerously|GenreSavvy}} understated and hammier than a Honeybaked warehouse, especially when he's enjoying himself. In fact, he gets ''so'' hammy that he actually ''loses'' Mr. Incredible.
-->'''Syndrome:''' ''[with Mr. Incredible in his tractor beam]'' I am '''''Syndrome!''''' ''[wild hand gestures]'' I am '''''your nemesis!''''' I-- ''[Syndrome's hand gestures accidentally turn off the tractor beam and Mr. Incredible goes flying.]'' Oh, ''brilliant.''
* Oogie Boogie in ''WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas''.
** Jack Skellington can be pretty hammy too. Seriously: "'''I AM THE PUMPKIN KING!!!'''"
* Ludmilla from ''WesternAnimation/BartokTheMagnificent''.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Igor}}'' has quite a few, including the mad scientists.
* Lampshaded in ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} the Third''. When Arty starts guilt tripping Merlin to help Shrek, Donkey, and Puss back to Far Far Away, little Arty starts hamming it up to a fairly respectable degree. After his little guilt-trip is over, Shrek, obviously impressed, asks "Would you like some eggs with that ham?" Granted, little Arty has nothing on Shatner, but still...
* BOB in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersVsAliens''. Also Creator/StephenColbert as the president, and to a lesser extent, Kiefer Sutherland as a GeneralRipper.
* BrianThompson in ''Film/MortalKombatAnnihilation'':
-->The merger has begun! Earth is under attack! And '''IT! IS! GLORIOUS!'''
* Piper Laurie as Margaret White, the [[TheFundamentalist fanatically religious]] [[MyBelovedSmother mother]] of the title character, in the 1976 version of ''Literature/{{Carrie}}''. Her performance was so over-the-top that she thought that the film was meant to be a comedy... before she saw the finished product. She wound up getting an Oscar nomination for it.
* Proving again that no one can ham it up like an Oscar-winner, the normally restrained Creator/CharlizeTheron ''really'' goes for it as the evil Queen Ravenna in ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'' - watching her guzzle all the scenery in sight is by far the most entertaining thing about the movie. She even goes into orbit when she ''isn't'' turning the volume up:
--> '''Ravenna''': ''[[PunctuatedForEmphasis Come. And avenge. Your father.]]''
* Melissa Leo in ''Film/TheFighter'', whose scenes feel like that they are in a different film (compared to the restrained acting of Creator/MarkWahlberg and Creator/AmyAdams and the hyperactive method acting of Creator/ChristianBale). Along with Sandra Bullock in ''Literature//TheBlindSide'' (playing an over-the-top version of a rich Southerner), it proves that hamminess is exactly what the Academy wants (both performances won Oscars).
* Creator/JohnCusack as Creator/EdgarAllanPoe in ''Film/{{The Raven|2012}}''. Combined with ChewingTheScenery, it's clear that Cusack is having fun with playing Poe.
* Jeff Bridges as U.S. Marshal Reuben J. "Rooster" Cogburn in ''Film/TrueGrit.'' Somehow manages to out-ham the John Wayne portrayal from the original 1969 version.
* Once Franchise/{{Rambo}} gets [[HeroicBreakdown depressed]], he stops being stoic and overacts profusely. "NOTHING IS OVER! NOTHING!"
* The Drake crime family in ''Film/HoboWithAShotgun'' - ''the main villain even dances a jig half the time he's on screen as he boasts about being an evil bastard.''
* Stephen Lang and to a lesser extent Giovanni Ribsi in ''Film/{{Avatar}}'', Lang is playing such an over the top R. Lee Ermey type of role. While I don't know Ribsi just came off as extremely cartoonish for a businessman bad guy type villain.
* Stephan Lang ups the ante as the villain in the ''Film/{{Conan the Barbarian|2011}}'' reboot.
* Tcheky Karyo as the villain in both ''BadBoys'' (Fouchet) and ''KissOfTheDragon'' (inspector Richard), not to mention ''Dobermann''. ''Kiss of the Dragon'' in particular has Karyo in a role that consists of yelling and screaming and then trying to act somewhat calm and then yelling some more.
* Yello Dyno of ''Film/TrickyPeople'': "NOT THE OLD 'I GOT SOME PUPPIES IN MY CAR' ROUTII'''INE!!'''"
* Johnny from ''Film/TheRoom'' is one of the more bizarre examples of the trope, due to his strange accent and bored tone of voice whenever he's trying to emote.
* Dieter Laser, the villain in the first [[Film/TheHumanCentipede Human Centipede]] film, is quite proud of himself for the surgical monstrosity he has created, and isn't afraid to show it. He even pulls a mirror off the wall and kisses his own reflection as he sheds tears of joy.
-->"I DID IIIIT! AAHH HAH HAH HAH!"
* Creator/HarrisonFord playing Dodgers manager Branch Rickey in ''Film/FortyTwo''. This is apparently TruthInTelevision, as baseball historians said the real Rickey was even ''more'' hammy than Ford's portrayal.
* The 2013 Creator/{{CBC}} movie ''Film/{{Jack|2013}},'' about [[CanadaEh Canadian]] [[UsefulNotes/CanadianPolitics politician]] Jack Layton, portrays him as a bit hammy. It's also discussed within the movie; Olivia mentions that Jack Layton is a ham. TruthInTelevision, since in real life his time as NDP leader was marked by a relatively hammier debating style than that associated with the leaders of the more mainstream political parties.
* Clarence Williams III as Mr. Simms in ''Film/TalesFromTheHood''. Especially in the final scene when he [[spoiler: makes his [[WelcomeToHell dramatic revelation]] to his three visitors]].
* In ''Film/{{Help}}'' Music/JohnLennon is the hammiest of Music/TheBeatles, but the villains take the cake (Leo [=McKeren=] as a Thuggee priest, Victor Spinetti's MadScientist...).
* Nearly every main character from ''WesternAnimation/{{Robots}}'' is one in different levels of hamminess. (aside from arguably Aunt Fanny, Cappy, Lug and Rodney's Parents though they had a few moments.) Whether its Bigweld when he makes one of his speeches, Crank being TheCynic "Never try, never fail.", Diesel managing to be one [[CuteMute without saying a word]] (though he's a bit hammy whenever he gets a voice chip) most of the time; Fender with well every line he says, Madame Gasket when she tells her son what to do, Piper taking after her brother with her levels of ham, Ratchet being near Fender levels (his biggest moments his villainous breakdown "No wait, please listen to me; you cant do this to me. This job is my life, it means everything to me! You don't know what I've done to get here, the lies I've told, the lives I've ruined! [[BeatPanel -pause-]] this isn't helping me." Then "Wait, please! Can't I just make one more heartfelt plea?" Bigweld asks what he wants to say, he hits him with the intercom mic"THAT![[BeatPanel -another pause-]]Oh my gosh I'm as crazy as my mother!" Bigweld stirs a bit and he growls and hits him again) or Rodney when he confronts Ratchet both times he does so; hell even Wonderbots one, the majority of the cast are hams.
* In ''Film/CatsAndDogs'', we have the BigBad [[CatsAreMean feline]], [[FluffyTheTerrible Mr. Tinkles]].
-->'''Mr. Tinkles:''' At what point did you forget that WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD?!?
** And in the sequel, we have another evil feline, Kitty Galore.
* Creator/HarrisonFord in ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheTempleofDoom'' in the spike chamber scene: "WILLIE. WE. ARE. GOING. TO. DIE!!!"
* ''Film/{{Elysium}}'': Delacourt is hammy enough, though she has absolutely nothing on Sharlto Copley's [[AxCrazy batshit insanity]] as Kruger. Another example is Spider, who spends most of the movie [[ChewingTheScenery biting off pieces of scenery with some... interesting gestures]].
* Colm Feore (The Lord Marshal), Creator/KarlUrban (Vaako), and Creator/ThandieNewton (Dame Vaako) in ''Film/TheChroniclesOfRiddick''.
* In the tradition of [[Franchise/AceAttorney its source material]], ''Film/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has several grade-A hams. Hiroki Narimiya as Phoenix Wright and Akiyoshi Nakao as Larry Butz are just two of the louder portrayals in the movie. Even the 'hair'' in this movie overacts.
* LeePace camps it up as the Elf-King Tharanduil in ''TheHobbit'' to levels of utter hammy fabulousness unheard of by lesser mortals.
* Several actors in the [[Film/CloudAtlas adaptation]] of ''Literature/CloudAtlas'' get to have a lot of fun.
** Tom Hanks really gets to let loose in several of his roles, especially with Dr. Henry Goose and Dermont.
** Jim Broadbent as Timothy Cavendish is very fun to watch and his narration is the most playful than any of the other ones.
** Most of Hugo Weaving's performances are pretty restrained, but he completely gobbles the [[ChewingTheScenery scenery]] as Old Georgie.
* In the horror anthology film ''Film/BodyBags'', John Carpenter as the Coroner is chewing the scenery during his segments with a very goofy character who constantly makes death-related puns and treats the corpses he gets in as if they were living people.
* Eccentric swedish actor Ernst-Hugo Järegård became a cult actor for turning any role of his into a devoted combination of a really Large Ham and an extra deadpan [[TheSnarkKnight Snark Knight]]. His enormous charisma was a problem for directors and Creator/LarsVonTrier remarked that during the filming of ''Europa'', Järegård craved for attention even when he was supposed to be in the background and had to be appeased with cigars.
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