3. Manis the Orangutan
Key Role: Clyde, brawler Clint Eastwood's simian sidekick in Every Which Way but Loose (1978).
Oscar-worthy Moment: He punches someone out with an extended right fist whenever Eastwood says, ''Right turn, Clyde'' a running gag that never gets old.
After the Limelight: Manis grew too big to star in the 1980 sequel, Any Which Way You Can, so another ape was used. Still, Eastwood said of Manis' performance, ''Clyde was one of the most natural actors I ever worked with! But you had to get him on the first take because his boredom level was very limited.''