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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''.
1st Oct '16 7:44:25 AM erforce
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* Creator/ChanningTatum first got into films doing either gritty indie projects (''Film/CoachCarter'', ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'', ''Film/StopLoss''), action films (''Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra'', ''Haywire'') or romantic leading roles (''Film/StepUp'', ''Dear John'', ''The Vow''). With the successes of ''Film/MagicMike'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' he has carved out a niche as a comedic actor - and delights in playing his tough guy image for as much laughs as possible. That being said, he also flirted with TomHanksSyndrome in the dark drama ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}''.

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* Creator/ChanningTatum first got into films doing either gritty indie projects (''Film/CoachCarter'', ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'', ''Film/StopLoss''), action films (''Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra'', ''Haywire'') (''Film/GIJoeTheRiseofCobra'', ''Film/{{Haywire}}'') or romantic leading roles (''Film/StepUp'', ''Dear John'', ''The Vow''). With the successes of ''Film/MagicMike'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' he has carved out a niche as a comedic actor - and delights in playing his tough guy image for as much laughs as possible. That being said, he also flirted with TomHanksSyndrome in the dark drama ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}''.
8th Sep '16 6:05:39 AM fearlessnikki
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* Creator/ChanningTatum first got into films doing either gritty indie projects (''Film/CoachCarter'', ''Film/AGuideToRecognizingYourSaints'', ''Film/StopLoss''), action films (''Film/GIJoeRiseOfCobra'', ''Haywire'') or romantic leading roles (''Film/StepUp'', ''Dear John'', ''The Vow''). With the successes of ''Film/MagicMike'' and ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'' he has carved out a niche as a comedic actor - and delights in playing his tough guy image for as much laughs as possible. That being said, he also flirted with TomHanksSyndrome in the dark drama ''{{Film/Foxcatcher}}''.
4th Sep '16 11:29:47 PM erforce
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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: ''Night Train To Paris'', ''Snatched'', ''Project Kill!''; 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: ''Night Train To Paris'', ''Snatched'', ''Project Kill!''; Bottom: ''Film/SurfNinjas'', ''Film/SpyHard'', ''Film/ScaryMovie 3''.''Film/ScaryMovie3''.]][[/note]]-]



* Director Creator/BlakeEdwards got his start with "private eye" material -- on radio, TV and film -- before he directed the war comedy ''Film/OperationPetticoat''. This wasn't a big catalyst, but after ''ThePinkPanther'', most of his output was comedic, although he continued to do drama here and there.
** His radio scripts for ''[[RichardDiamondPrivateDetective Richard Diamond, Private Detective]]'' are early examples of his comedic wit, while being very good detective stories as well.

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* Director Creator/BlakeEdwards got his start with "private eye" material -- on radio, TV and film -- before he directed the war comedy ''Film/OperationPetticoat''. This wasn't a big catalyst, but after ''ThePinkPanther'', ''Film/ThePinkPanther1963'', most of his output was comedic, although he continued to do drama here and there.
** His radio scripts for ''[[RichardDiamondPrivateDetective ''[[Radio/RichardDiamondPrivateDetective Richard Diamond, Private Detective]]'' are early examples of his comedic wit, while being very good detective stories as well.
27th Aug '16 5:18:34 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* Creator/JackElam had one of those faces that made it guaranteed he'd end up playing a lot of villains, and he did just that for most of his early career. But in 1969, he was cast as the BumblingSidekick in ''Film/SupportYourLocalSheriff''. His comedic timing and his ability to [[FacialDialogue deliver entire pages of dialogue with nothing more than his facial expressions]] meant that he was almost never cast as a villain ever again -- unless it was a bumbling incompetent villain in a comedy. According to his good friend [[Series/{{Gunsmoke}} James Arness]], at first Elam hated only being offered comedies, but soon realized he was becoming more famous as a comedian than he ever had been as a heavy, and started intentionally seeking out comedic roles.
24th Jul '16 8:56:46 AM AllenbysEyes88
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* Terence Hill started his career in dramas like ''Film/TheLeopard'' and straightforward Spaghetti Westerns like ''Ace High'' and a ''Django'' sequel. Then he was cast as Bud Spencer in the Western spoof ''[[Film/{{Trinity}} They Call Me Trinity]]'', redefining Hill as a comedian.

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* Terence Hill started his career in dramas like ''Film/TheLeopard'' and straightforward Spaghetti Westerns like ''Ace High'' and a ''Django'' sequel. Then he was cast as alongside Bud Spencer in the Western spoof ''[[Film/{{Trinity}} They Call Me Trinity]]'', redefining Hill as a comedian.
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