We Like This Guy...

Stephen Graham as "Al Capone" from Boardwalk Empire

Remember the movie Snatch?  You know the off-beat British comedy that featured an incredible ensemble of talent which is considered one of the best heist films of all time?  Well there's a guy in the film who played the role of Tommy by actor Stephen Graham and I gotta say...we like this guy.  Tommy was a little dim-witted and weak, but adorable at best.  He tried to prove himself with a gun who could barely fire, but we still liked the guy.

According to IMDB, Graham actually didn't even audition for the role of Tommy in Snatch.  He accompanied a friend of his to the audition and the film's director, Guy Ritchie, liked his face.  He does have a pretty distinct look that is great on celluloid.  Prior to Snatch the bulk of Graham's work was on the small screen on shows that aired on the BBC.  In 2002 he appeared in Martin Scorsese's Gangs Of New York.  His career sort of hit a bit of a plateau but in 2011 it was Stephen's year.  He got the role in the blockbuster hit Pirates of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides and he can be seen every Sunday night on HBO next season in the award-winning TV series Boardwalk Empire playing the role of the infamous Al Capone.  He plays the role so well you wouldn't think twice that he's a Liverpool native born and raised with a thick English accent.

His career is definitely going toward an upward motion and be on the lookout for more from this new talent.  He's about to be a household name very soon...and because we like him, we think you'll like him too.

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