May 11, 2014 at 4:20 pm #153639
I had one of these a year ago approx. but I want to know what your favourite comedic actors (or actors that are mostly in comedic films) that are in dramatic roles.
Here are mine:
Jesse Eisenberg – The Social Network
James Franco – 127 Hours
Jonah Hill – Moneyball
Sam Rockwell – Conviction
Jim Carrey – The Truman Show
Johnny Depp – Finding Neverland
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher (from what I’ve seen in the trailer)
Bill Murray – Get Low
Albert Brooks – Drive
Robin Williams – Good Will Hunting
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls
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Adam Sandler, Punch Drunk Love and Reign Over Me
Bill Murray Lost in Translation*, Get Low
Ben Stiller, Greenberg
Marlan Wayans Requiem for a Dream
Jim Carrey, Spotless Mind, Man on the Moon
Ryan Reynolds, Buried
Eddie Murphy, Dreamgirls
Robin Williams, One Hour Photo, Good Will Hunting
Don Rickles, Casino
Rodney Dangerfield, Natural Born Killers
Patton Oswalt, Big Fan
Hank Azaria, Quiz Show, Shattered Glass
Albert Brooks, Drive*
Goldie Hawn, Sugarland Express
Jack Black, Bernie*
Zach Galifianakis, It’s Kind of a Funny Story
Phew. And others…May 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm #153642
Kristen Wiig in Friends With Kids … I know this is a comedy, and Wiig’s role was quasi-comedic, but she got to stretch her dramatic chops a bit in this role, and quite frankly, she was heartbreaking in the cabin scene, where it was revealed to everyone that her marriage was on the rocks.
She’s also got a few dramatic roles coming up which is great to see. She’s proving herself to be a really solid actress as well as being a hilarious comedienne.May 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm #153643
I’d like to include Jerry Lewis for The King of Comedy.May 11, 2014 at 7:14 pm #153644
Jim Carrey, ‘Man on the Moon’ (and ‘Eternal Sunshine’ and ‘The Truman Show’)May 11, 2014 at 7:18 pm #153645
I’m surprised nobody mentioned Mary Tyler Moore for Ordinary People.May 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm #153646
I’d like to include Jerry Lewis for The King of Comedy.
Agreed. Jerry, who I think is a comic genius in many ways, is so damned sinister in his serious mode.May 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm #153647
[quote=”KeithHarrisonAllison”]I’d like to include Jerry Lewis for The King of Comedy.
Agreed. Jerry, who I think is a comic genius in many ways, is so damned sinister in his serious mode.
Yes, indeed. Although I have to admit that while the cold pragmatism impressed me, I was even more enthralled with the monologue he gives at the end of the film. I thought he conveyed a surprising amount of empathy when forced to justify his attitude toward Rupert.