Borgnine serves as a good reminder that actors don’t have to be handsome with high cheekbones and great abs. He played a wide variety of roles during his long career. Something to think about, perhaps, as we do renders and choose how to cast M4/M5/Genesis Male into the characters we want.
Alas, it is still harder for more plain-looking—and certainly older—actresses to get interesting character roles than it is for the men.
It is certainly easier for ugly men to get acting roles. I prefer acting talent to looks, but I’m obviously a minority. But then some men who got famous on their looks make me say wtf—Stallone for one.
Edit: current actors, Ryan Gosling.