15 Who Is Cletis Tout?
Billy Connolly portrayed the character of Dr. Mike Savian in the movie 'Who Is Cletis Tout?'
14 The Man Who Sued God
Billy Connolly plays the role of Steve Myers, a lawyer who sues God after his fishing boat is destroyed by a mysterious bolt of lightning. He seeks compensation from the insurance company but is denied. This leads him to pursue a legal case against God. He eventually wins the case and is awarded a large sum of money.
Billy Connolly portrays the character of Blakey, a rebellious and mischievous student at a strict Catholic boarding school. His character challenges the authority of the school's headmaster, played by Richard Burton, leading to a dramatic and intense confrontation between the two.
12 The Impostors
Billy Connolly played the role of "Mingo" in the movie 'The Impostors'. It follows two out-of-work actors who masquerade as a pair of wealthy aristocrats in order to scam their way onto a cruise ship. Connolly's character is one of the crew members of the ship and is the only one who initially suspects the two imposters.
'Fido' is a zombie comedy film directed by Andrew Currie and starring Carrie-Anne Moss, and Dylan Baker. Billy Connolly plays a middle-class family man who works for a zombie-containment company, and Moss and Baker play the two owners of the company.
10 A Series of Unfortunate Events
Billy Connolly portrayed the character of Uncle Montgomery, an eccentric but kindly herpetologist, in the movie.
Billy Connolly appears in the British comedy film 'Quartet', which follows the story of four retired opera singers who reunite for a special performance. Connolly plays Wilfred Bond, a former singer and the manager of the retirement home where the quartet lives. He is a gruff, no-nonsense character who is often seen butting heads with the other residents.
8 What We Did on Our Holiday
Billy Connolly portrays Gordie McLeod in 'What We Did on Our Holiday'. Gordie is the father of the McLeod family and the husband of Abi, played by Rosamund Pike. He is a kind, loving and doting husband and father who is struggling to cope with his recent diagnosis of terminal cancer. Through the film, Gordie shows his family the importance of living life to the fullest and cherishes the time they have together before he passes away.
7 Muppet Treasure Island
Billy Connolly plays the role of Billy Bones. He portrays a pirate with a treasure map who seeks refuge at the Admiral Benbow Inn.
6 Still Crazy
'Still Crazy' is a British comedy-drama film starring Billy Connolly as an ageing rock musician who reunites his 1970s rock band Strange Fruit for a one-off show. Connolly plays Brian Hope, the lead singer of Strange Fruit, who is trying to reconcile with his former bandmates and reignite the spirit of the band.
5 White Oleander
Billy Connolly played the role of Ken Baring in 'White Oleander'. He was a kind-hearted prison inmate who befriended Astrid (Alison Lohman) and helped her to survive her harsh prison environment.
4 Mrs Brown
Billy Connolly appeared as a supporting character in the British comedy-drama 'Mrs Brown', starring Dame Judi Dench as Queen Victoria and Billy Connolly as her devoted servant John Brown.
3 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
Billy Connolly plays the dwarf Dáin Ironfoot in 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies'. Dáin is the King of the Iron Hills, and he is called upon to help Bilbo and the others defeat the armies of Sauron. He leads a small army of dwarves in the battle, and his courage and bravery helps them to ultimately win the battle and save Middle-Earth.
2 The Boondock Saints
Billy Connolly plays the character of Il Duce in 'The Boondock Saints'. He is the leader of a criminal organization that the two protagonists, Connor and Murphy MacManus, must face in order to fulfill their mission of purging the city of Boston of its criminal element. Connolly's character is gruff and imposing, but also shows a softer side when interacting with the MacManus brothers.
1 The Last Samurai
Billy Connolly appears in the movie, 'The Last Samurai', as Zebulon Gant, a British arms dealer who helps the samurai in their fight against the modernizing Japanese forces. He is depicted as a gruff, hard-drinking man with a strong sense of loyalty to the samurai and their cause.