For a project I'm working on, I'm trying to think of filmdom's great inscrutable nutjobs.
The idea is a character who appears to be foreign, opaque and impenetrable at first, but as the movie goes on reveals unexpected insights and tenderness. Sort of a combination of the above folks, ie Roberto Benigni in Down By Law and Benicio del Toro in The Usual Suspects.
Your assistance in this matter is appreciated.
UPDATE: another good example: Brad Pitt in Snatch.