Going through SquireAnson Mount made headlines by sharing behind-the-scenes details from the Illuminati streak in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Mount reprized his role as Black Bolt earlier this year, and with a short screen time, it’s unclear if the actor will return as the character in future MCU projects.
Nevertheless, Mount has had quite a busy year in 2022, appearing in another popular franchise, star trek. While it can be difficult to step into the shoes of a character who is already an icon, Mount seemed incredibly unfazed by the task as he took to playing Captain Pike in Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds with apparent ease. This should come as no surprise, as the actor has produced A-grade performances throughout his career, although starring roles have been rarer for him.
ten Star Trek: Discovery (2017-) – 7.0
However Star Trek: Discovery continues to be a very successful show in its own right as it heads into season 5 next year, it was season 2 that brought Anson Mount into the star trek universe. The series follows the crew of the starship Discovery as they navigate a galaxy torn apart by a new war.
The tease of a distress signal from Captain Pike in Season 1 sets up the character’s entrance, but many still doubted whether bringing the character in was a good idea. However, Mount was such a perfect casting choice that his addition to the show proved to be one of the best parts of the season, emulating the attitude and grit of previous Captain Pike portrayals and leaving many wanting more.
9 Boiler room (2000) – 7.0
Although it wasn’t until later that Vin Diesel had his best films, this turn-of-the-century crime drama helped provide a springboard for this star’s career as well as that of Anson Mount. Also starring Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long and Ben Affleck, Boiler roomThe tense story of a college dropout uncovering the dark secrets of a sleazy brokerage firm features great performances.
Unfortunately, Mount doesn’t have much room to stand out as he’s just one of many brokers the central character encounters along the way. Nonetheless, the film received generally positive reviews from critics, and fans also found it easy to love the film’s intriguing thrills.
8 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) – 7.0
Although Anson Mount’s turn as Black Bolt in Marvel’s Inhumans failed to save a show that had an overly generic story and weak characters, its retaliation against the character for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness proved to be more successful. While not everyone loved its dimensional chaos, the Earth-838 versions of classic Marvel characters were one of the best parts.
Although none of the members of the Illuminati played a hugely significant role in the film, Mount still had a moment to impact his game, as Wanda shut her mouth before killing him in an equally gruesome manner. . The actor more than manages to push through the character’s abject terror in one of the film’s most memorable and gruesome moments.
seven Tuly (2000) – 7.3
Not to be confused with the 2018s tuly with Charlize Theron, tuly stars Anson Mount as the titular Tully Russell Coates Jr., an outgoing womanizer living with his father and introverted brother in rural Nebraska. Like the best indie dramas, the film isn’t afraid to take its time as it slowly paints a portrait of rural life.
At the end of the film, viewers can’t help but be captivated as the family secret – which Tully’s confident demeanor so well disguises – is finally let out into the open. Mount puts on a particularly impressive performance as the title character, given tuly actually marked his first feature film.
6 Line of Fire (2003-2005) – 7.3
Although it was short-lived, with two episodes of the show’s 13 ultimately not airing, line of fireThe intriguing premise of didn’t go unnoticed by critics and fans alike when it aired. The show weaves the contrasting stories of rookie FBI agents investigating a murder and a mob boss operating in the same town, but rarely brings them together.
Perhaps the most important connection between the two is the FBI agent working undercover investigating the mob, who is charmingly played by Anson Mount. While the plot doesn’t focus on his character too often, he’s one of the show’s best recurring characters and helps make it worth watching despite the show’s sudden ending.
5 Dota: Dragon’s Blood (2021-) – 7.8
Turning a video game story into a series can be a difficult task, but Anson Mount lends his voice to one of the best video game adaptations in history. Dota: Dragon’s Blood. Its basis is in the vast lore that surrounds the MOBA title, but its story of a talented young dragon knight and princess would likely delight any fantasy fan.
Mount lends his voice to another dragon knight, Kaden, who is considered the most powerful knight in the order. Appearing in seven of the 16 episodes, a legendary character requires a charismatic voice, so we understand why the actor was chosen for the role.
4 Third watch (1999-2005) – 7.9
Many shows have recognized the spectacular potential of emergency responders, but Third watch is a bit unusual to follow the police officers, firefighters and paramedics of a fictional New York City neighborhood, allowing it to show how the three interact. Although the show moved at a fast pace, fans appreciated the time it took to flesh out its characters.
Mount only appeared in 5 episodes of the series as the no-frills Dr. Montville, and while he didn’t have much time to develop as a character, he had his moments, including including delivering a baby in “Kim’s Hope Chest.” As he only appeared in the first two seasons, this is one of his first television roles.
3 Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022-) – 8.2
During Anson Mount’s final TV appearance, the actor had the opportunity to reprise his role as Captain Pike in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. Still years before the events of The original seriesthe show follows Pike and the crew of the USS Enterprise as they explore the galaxy.
Although not as ambitious as Discoverythe show has received praise for how its episodic structure and close feel mimics an older era of star trek. Mount’s choice to play the character in his own way rather than just doing an impression of Jeffrey Hunter’s Pike was also well received as his version of the character is one of the show’s strong points.
2 Hell on Wheels (2011-2016) -8.3
In one of his darkest performances, Mount plays a former Confederate soldier who joins the construction of the first transcontinental railroad in hopes of finding and exacting revenge on the Union soldiers who killed his wife in Hell on wheels. The show depicts the fascinating events that led to the creation of the Union Pacific Railroad as well as the characters central to it and the hardships they endured.
While reviews for the series were initially mixed, with the amount of different characters and elements in play being one of the key issues for critics, it began to take off in later seasons, and audiences particularly appreciated its epic depiction of a period that is rarely shown in such detail. Mount also has plenty of scene-stealing moments, which doesn’t detract from the quality of the series.
1 Lost (2004-2010) – 8.3
Although it is only a coincidence that the only appearance of Anson Mount in Lost was in its most-watched episode, which is the pilot for season 2, according to Business Internhe had a sufficiently memorable performance to make it a notable point in his filmography. LostThe constant twists and turns are what the series is most remembered for, along with its regrettable finale, but great performances certainly didn’t detract from its success.
As a non-recurring supporting character, it’s clear Mount gives it his all playing Sarah’s former fiancé, who realizes his future is in jeopardy following his accident and just wants to get away. While Sarah and Jack get more attention, it’s the fact that he always manages to be convincing in his scenes that makes him stand out.
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