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16th Nov '17 7:20:32 AM Kitchen90
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* 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''.

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* Fred [=MacMurray=] 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''.
5th Oct '17 9:32:12 AM igordebraga
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* JasonScwhartzman wasn't particularly known for comedy before the 2010s, but when that rolled around he had starred in ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld and TheGrandBudapestHotel.

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* JasonScwhartzman JasonSchwartzman wasn't particularly known for comedy before the 2010s, but when that rolled around he had starred in ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld and TheGrandBudapestHotel.
2nd Oct '17 4:07:45 AM TheBigBopper
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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 Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host, and essentially becoming a FakeGuestStar in Season 42 when Creator/DonaldTrump, whom he'd been portraying in skits surrounding the presidential election, actually ''won''.). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.

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* Alec Baldwin has seldom
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 Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host, and essentially becoming a FakeGuestStar in Season 42 when Creator/DonaldTrump, whom he'd been portraying in skits surrounding the presidential election, actually ''won''.). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.
28th Sep '17 5:50:11 PM ErraticQuelea
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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 Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host, and essentially becoming a FakeGuestStar in Season 42 when Creator/DonaldTrump, whom he'd been portraying in skits surrounding the presidential election, actually ''won''.). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.

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* Alec Baldwin has seldom 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 Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host, and essentially becoming a FakeGuestStar in Season 42 when Creator/DonaldTrump, whom he'd been portraying in skits surrounding the presidential election, actually ''won''.). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.commercials.
* JasonScwhartzman wasn't particularly known for comedy before the 2010s, but when that rolled around he had starred in ScottPilgrimVsTheWorld and TheGrandBudapestHotel.
25th Aug '17 8:20:51 PM spiritsunami
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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 Creator/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 Creator/SteveMartin as the show's most frequent host).host, and essentially becoming a FakeGuestStar in Season 42 when Creator/DonaldTrump, whom he'd been portraying in skits surrounding the presidential election, actually ''won''.). Heck, he's even doing comedy commercials.
6th Jul '17 6:16:17 AM RedScharlach
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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.

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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 on Broadway (He (he was supposed to say, "It is spring and all the little birds are twittering in the tree tops.", tops," but it came out, : out as: "Tis ting and the twits are birdering in the tree flops." ). From then on, stumbling over words became his trademark.



* 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''.

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* Creator/AlysonHannigan's StarMakingRole was as Willow on ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. While light-hearted at times, ''Buffy'' was known for it's its 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''.
5th Jul '17 10:36:27 PM igordebraga
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* John C. Reilly was mostly known for serious roles, but had a hard time getting lead roles due to his unconventional looks. Then he got mixed up with Creator/WillFerrell (''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' and ''Film/StepBrothers'') and Creator/JuddApatow (''Film/WalkHard'') and experienced a career jolt as a successful comedic actor.

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* John C. Reilly Creator/JohnCReilly was mostly known for serious roles, but had a hard time getting lead roles due to his unconventional looks. Then he got mixed up with Creator/WillFerrell (''Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby'' and ''Film/StepBrothers'') and Creator/JuddApatow (''Film/WalkHard'') and experienced a career jolt as a successful comedic actor.



* 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''.

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* 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, with the exception of ''Film/DallasBuyersClub'' 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''.
1st Jul '17 1:03:01 AM erforce
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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/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''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.

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* Vince Vaughn's first few roles were in the likes of ''Film/TheLostWorldJurassicPark'', the remake of ''{{Film/Psycho}}'' ''{{Film/Psycho|1998}}'' and ''Return to Paradise''. In the 2000s he became far more famous for comedies - ''{{Film/Dodgeball}}'', ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'', ''Film/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''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.
28th Jun '17 10:24:34 PM PaulA
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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'', ''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.

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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/MrAndMrsSmith2005'', ''Film/WeddingCrashers'', ''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.
13th Jun '17 3:51:22 PM kquinn0830
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* Creator/HaleyJoelOsment shot to fame as a child actor in dramatic films like ''Film/TheSixthSense'' and ''Film/AIArtificialIntelligence''. As he grew up, he transitioned to working primarily in comedic roles in works like ''Film/SexEd'', ''Film/{{Entourage}}'', and ''Series/SiliconValley''.
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