And before Patrick was on TNG or in X-Men, he was already building geek cred with the part of Gurney Halleck in David Lynch's fiascrpiece (that's a fiasco AND a masterpiece) of a Dune movie.
Patrick also crushes it in comedies, from a character drawn to resemble him completely in American Dad
to impersonating fellow limey John Oliver on The Daily Show
to the best non-Bowie cameo from Ricky Gervais' Extras
to a Funny Or Die sketch where Patrick rocks mutton chops and scalps Olympics tickets, because what other parts are left that the man hasn't played already?