With his recent GoldDerby interview now posted, I was curious what everyone had to say about veteran performer Jeff Daniels. At over 45 years in the business, the man has left a number of indelible impresssions, ranging from immensely serious fare to iconic comedies. But what is his greatest role?
Apologies to anyone who feels like a great performance has been excluded. Looking through his filmography, I tried to narrow things to down to *most* of his more famous appearances, but Daniels has probably done enough work to fill at least 2 threads. Feel free to highlight an omitted film below.
Some other roles include:
Fly Away Home (1996)
The Crossing (2000)
The Hours (2002)
Good Night, and Good Luck (2005)
The Lookout (2007)
And several others..
Dumb and Dumber all the way. Love that movie.
“Oh I dont know Lloyd; the French are assholes” Harry
A wonderful actor who raises the level of every film he is in….
As a supporting actor…
his Flap Horton in Term of Endearment is my favorite..
As a lead actor…..The Purple Rose of Cairo is , for me ,is above the rest…
The Squid and The Whale is my 3rd favorite performance and IMO
Jeff Daniels should have 3 academy award nominations…
He currently has none…the academy has missed the boat….
The Purple Rose of Cairo, easily. Simply a great performance.
The Purple Rose of Cairo was a masterpiece in every single way and considering he was the male lead, he is a big reason for that. His dual role works remarkably well. His was also wonderful in The Squid and the Whale and good in Terms of Endearment…..as for Dumb & Dumber, he did well with such a different role for him.