The 25 Greatest Actors Of The '90s

By EW Staff
Updated August 07, 1998 at 04:00 AM EDT

“He appreciates the deliciousness of acting. He’ll get everything you can possibly throw at him and come back at you with more. When he starts spouting Shakespeare, you can’t tell the difference between when he’s talking and when he’s quoting the Bard.” — SIGOURNEY WEAVER

An insidiously mischievous on-screen prankster, Kline, 50, is at home not only in dramatic turmoil but also in the broadest comedy, always disarming us with his Olivier-like good looks and benign facade. Yet his characters teem with fascinating internal conflict, whether they’re dancing with abandon (in In & Out) or breaking down quietly (in The The Ice Storm).

DON’T MISS: A Fish Called Wanda (1988), The Ice Storm (1997), In & Out (1997)

NEXT: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (spring ’99); the action comedy Wild Wild West (July 4, 1999)