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12th Apr '16 12:22:39 AM jormis29
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* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis first established herself as a horror movie scream queen, playing the FinalGirl in films like ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', ''Film/PromNight1980'', ''Film/TerrorTrain'' and ''Film/RoadGames''. Ever since ''Film/TradingPlaces'', however, she's been best known for comedies like ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/FierceCreatures'', ''Film/FreakyFriday'' and ''Film/TrueLies'' (which, while a [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] action vehicle, also had strong comedic overtones). This is reflected in her starring role in the show ''Series/ScreamQueens'' - a horror comedy.

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* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis first established herself as a horror movie scream queen, UsefulNotes/{{Scream Queen|s}}, playing the FinalGirl in films like ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', ''Film/PromNight1980'', ''Film/TerrorTrain'' and ''Film/RoadGames''. Ever since ''Film/TradingPlaces'', however, she's been best known for comedies like ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/FierceCreatures'', ''Film/FreakyFriday'' and ''Film/TrueLies'' (which, while a [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] action vehicle, also had strong comedic overtones). This is reflected in her starring role in the show ''Series/ScreamQueens'' ''Series/ScreamQueens2015'' - a horror comedy.
8th Apr '16 3:19:02 PM margdean56
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* Creator/FredMacMurray had both this ''and'' TomHanksSyndrome; he was known for "nice guy" roles in movies like ''Literature/AliceAdams'' and ''Trail Of The Lonesome Pine'', [[PlayingAgainstType played against type]] as a "heavy" in movies like ''Film/TheCaineMutiny'', ''Film/TheApartment'' and ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', then switched over to often Creator/{{Disney}}-connected family-friendly roles like ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor'', ''Film/TheShaggyDog'' and as a TV dad in ''Series/MyThreeSons''.

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* Creator/FredMacMurray Fred [=MacMurray=] had both this ''and'' TomHanksSyndrome; he was known for "nice guy" roles in movies like ''Literature/AliceAdams'' and ''Trail Of The Lonesome Pine'', [[PlayingAgainstType played against type]] as a "heavy" in movies like ''Film/TheCaineMutiny'', ''Film/TheApartment'' and ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'', then switched over to often Creator/{{Disney}}-connected family-friendly roles like ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor'', ''Film/TheShaggyDog'' and as a TV dad in ''Series/MyThreeSons''.
7th Apr '16 4:46:13 PM Yeow95
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[-[[caption-width-right:350:There has to be a perfectly rational explanation. Maybe there's [[NamesTheSame more than one Leslie Nielsen]] in Hollywood![[note]]Top: ''Film/NightTrainToParis'', ''Film/{{Snatched}}'', ''Film/ProjectKill!''; Bottom: ''Film/SurfNinjas'', ''Film/SpyHard'', ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''.]][[/note]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:350:There has to be a perfectly rational explanation. Maybe there's [[NamesTheSame more than one Leslie Nielsen]] in Hollywood![[note]]Top: ''Film/NightTrainToParis'', ''Film/{{Snatched}}'', ''Film/ProjectKill!''; ''Night Train To Paris'', ''Snatched'', ''Project Kill!''; Bottom: ''Film/SurfNinjas'', ''Film/SpyHard'', ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''.]][[/note]]-]
15th Mar '16 7:52:19 AM fearlessnikki
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* Attempted by Creator/DeborahKerr. As she moved into the 1960s, she starred in far more comedic roles in comparison to her earlier dramatic ones. These days however her more dramatic roles - ''Film/TheKingAndI'', ''Film/FromHereToEternity'', ''Film/TheInnocents'' etc. - would be far more remembered.



* Vince Vaughn's first few roles were in the likes of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', the remake of ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' and ''Return to Paradise''. In the 2000s he became far more famous for comedies - ''{{Film/Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''Film/TheBreakUp'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' etc. While he does flirt with the occasional dramatic role - ''Film/IntoTheWild'', ''Series/TrueDetective'' - he's known primarily as a comedian.

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* Vince Vaughn's first few roles were in the likes of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', the remake of ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' and ''Return to Paradise''. In the 2000s he became far more famous for comedies - ''{{Film/Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''Film/TheBreakUp'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' ''The Break Up'', ''Couples Retreat'' etc. While he does flirt with the occasional dramatic role - ''Film/IntoTheWild'', ''Series/TrueDetective'' - he's known primarily as a comedian.



* Music/JenniferLopez got her start in dramatic roles such as ''Selena'', ''{{Film/Enough}}'', ''{{Film/Anaconda}}'' etc. After her music career took off, she found a lot more success in romantic comedies such as ''Film/TheWeddingPlanner'', ''Film/MaidInManhattan'', ''Film/MonsterInLaw'' etc. She's far more likely to do comedy than drama these days.

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* Music/JenniferLopez got her start in dramatic roles such as ''Selena'', ''{{Film/Enough}}'', ''{{Film/Anaconda}}'' etc. After her music career took off, she found a lot more success in romantic comedies such as ''Film/TheWeddingPlanner'', ''The Wedding Planner'', ''Film/MaidInManhattan'', ''Film/MonsterInLaw'' etc. She's far more likely to do comedy than drama these days.
15th Mar '16 7:48:32 AM fearlessnikki
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* Back in the Golden Age of Hollywood Creator/JeanHarlow first got famous for playing MsFanservice roles in ''Film/HellsAngels'', ''Public Enemy'', ''The Secret Six'' etc. After the Hays Code cracked down on sexual content in movies, Harlow switched up her image to be more of a DumbBlonde - and she appeared as such in all subsequent films.



* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis first established herself as a horror movie scream queen, playing the FinalGirl in films like ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', ''Film/PromNight1980'', ''Film/TerrorTrain'' and ''Film/RoadGames''. Ever since ''Film/TradingPlaces'', however, she's been best known for comedies like ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/FierceCreatures'', ''Film/FreakyFriday'' and ''Film/TrueLies'' (which, while a [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] action vehicle, also had strong comedic overtones).

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* Creator/JamieLeeCurtis first established herself as a horror movie scream queen, playing the FinalGirl in films like ''Film/{{Halloween 1978}}'', ''Film/PromNight1980'', ''Film/TerrorTrain'' and ''Film/RoadGames''. Ever since ''Film/TradingPlaces'', however, she's been best known for comedies like ''Film/AFishCalledWanda'', ''Film/FierceCreatures'', ''Film/FreakyFriday'' and ''Film/TrueLies'' (which, while a [[Creator/ArnoldSchwarzenegger Schwarzenegger]] action vehicle, also had strong comedic overtones). This is reflected in her starring role in the show ''Series/ScreamQueens'' - a horror comedy.



* Rose Byrne was best known as a dramatic actress at the outset of her career, notably with ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'', and the lead in sleeper hit ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' and FX drama ''Series/{{Damages}}''. She's gained a lot more recognition as of late as she's gone into more comedic work, with well-received turns in the smash hit ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', along with ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'', ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}'', and ''Film/{{Spy}}''.

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* Rose Byrne was best known as a dramatic actress at the outset of her career, notably with ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'', and the lead in sleeper hit ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' and FX drama ''Series/{{Damages}}''. She's gained a lot more recognition as of late as she's gone into more comedic work, with well-received turns in the smash hit ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', along with ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'', ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}'', and ''Film/{{Spy}}''. Her role as Moira [=McTaggart=] in the ''Film/XMen'' film series keeps her in some drama however.


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* Vince Vaughn's first few roles were in the likes of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', the remake of ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' and ''Return to Paradise''. In the 2000s he became far more famous for comedies - ''{{Film/Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''Film/TheBreakUp'', ''Film/CouplesRetreat'' etc. While he does flirt with the occasional dramatic role - ''Film/IntoTheWild'', ''Series/TrueDetective'' - he's known primarily as a comedian.
* Creator/KateHudson's first film was a light-hearted drama ''Film/AlmostFamous''. Afterwards she became associated with romantic comedies - with the exception of ''{{Theatre/Nine}}'' (musical) and ''Film/TheSkeletonKey'' (horror). As of ''Good People'' and ''Deepwater Horizon'' she seems to be approaching drama again.
* Creator/JenniferGarner debuted as an action heroine in ''{{Series/Alias}}'' and ''{{Film/Elektra}}''. After ''13 Going On 30'' proved a surprising hit, she moved onto romantic comedies. While some of the films are dramatic, they're still quite light-hearted - such as ''{{Film/Juno}}''. WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick even commented on how much better suited she was to comedy when reviewing ''Elektra''.
* Music/JenniferLopez got her start in dramatic roles such as ''Selena'', ''{{Film/Enough}}'', ''{{Film/Anaconda}}'' etc. After her music career took off, she found a lot more success in romantic comedies such as ''Film/TheWeddingPlanner'', ''Film/MaidInManhattan'', ''Film/MonsterInLaw'' etc. She's far more likely to do comedy than drama these days.
* Creator/AlysonHannigan's StarMakingRole was as Willow on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. While light-hearted at times, ''Buffy'' was known for it's TearJerker moments, and Hannigan's character was a huge [[TheWoobie Woobie]]. After ''Buffy'' she found success in out and out comedies ''Film/AmericanPie'' and ''Series/HowIMetYourMother''.
25th Feb '16 6:19:20 AM haloinsider
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* Rose Byrne was best known as a dramatic actress at the outset of her career, notably with ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'', and the lead in sleeper hit ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' and FX drama ''Series/{{Damages}}''. She's gained a lot more recognition as of late as she's gone into more comedic work, with well-received turns in the smash hit ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', along with ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'' and ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}''.

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* Rose Byrne was best known as a dramatic actress at the outset of her career, notably with ''Film/{{Troy}}'', ''Film/TwentyEightWeeksLater'', and the lead in sleeper hit ''Film/{{Insidious}}'' and FX drama ''Series/{{Damages}}''. She's gained a lot more recognition as of late as she's gone into more comedic work, with well-received turns in the smash hit ''Film/{{Bridesmaids}}'', along with ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'' ''Film/GetHimToTheGreek'', ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}'', and ''Film/{{Neighbors|2014}}''.''Film/{{Spy}}''.
22nd Feb '16 11:42:37 AM jamespolk
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* Spencer Tracy gradually shifted to comedy with ''Father of the Bride'', but ''Film/AdamsRib'' really provided a bigger catalyst for the shift. Though also well respected for his dramatic works, he rounded off his career with ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' and ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner''.

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* Spencer Tracy gradually shifted to comedy with ''Father ''[[Film/FatherOfTheBride1950 Father of the Bride'', Bride]]'', but ''Film/AdamsRib'' really provided a bigger catalyst for the shift. Though also well respected for his dramatic works, he rounded off his career with ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' and ''Film/GuessWhosComingToDinner''.
2nd Feb '16 12:34:13 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Roy Atwell dove headfirst from a dramatic actor into a comedic one when he flubbed a line during his first time in Broadway (He was supposed to say, "It is spring and all the little birds are twittering in the tree tops.", but it came out, : "Tis ting and the twits are birdering in the tree flops." ). From then on, stumbling over words became his trademark.

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* Roy Atwell dove headfirst from a dramatic actor into a comedic one when he nervously flubbed a line during his first time in Broadway (He was supposed to say, "It is spring and all the little birds are twittering in the tree tops.", but it came out, : "Tis ting and the twits are birdering in the tree flops." ). From then on, stumbling over words became his trademark.
2nd Feb '16 12:28:19 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* Roy Atwell dove headfirst from a dramatic actor into a comedic one when he flubbed a line during his first time in Broadway (He was supposed to say, "It is spring and all the little birds are twittering in the tree tops.", but it came out, : "Tis ting and the twits are birdering in the tree flops." ). From then on, stumbling over words became his trademark.
23rd Jan '16 11:13:39 AM nombretomado
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* Alec Baldwin has seldom been seen near dramatic works as of late, thanks to ''Series/ThirtyRock'' and his frequent hosting gigs on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (hosting so many times that he dethroned SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.

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* Alec Baldwin has seldom been seen near dramatic works as of late, thanks to ''Series/ThirtyRock'' and his frequent hosting gigs on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (hosting so many times that he dethroned SteveMartin Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.
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