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  • Tyler [Last Name]
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    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…

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    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. 

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    I’d like to include Jerry Lewis for The King of Comedy.

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    Jim Carrey, ‘Man on the Moon’ (and ‘Eternal Sunshine’ and ‘The Truman Show’)

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    I’m surprised nobody mentioned Mary Tyler Moore for Ordinary People.

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    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.

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    [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.

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    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.  

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