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5th Jul '17 5:07:35 AM Piterpicher
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* GioachinoRossini is an unusual operatic example whose career changed after ''La gazzetta'' (his only comedy written for Naples) flopped. While he '''did''' keep a mix of ''buffa'' and ''seria'' in his operas throughout his career, it was mostly comedic before ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and virtually all dramatic after he set music to an adaptation of [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare you-know-who's]] ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.

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* GioachinoRossini Music/GioachinoRossini is an unusual operatic example whose career changed after ''La gazzetta'' (his only comedy written for Naples) flopped. While he '''did''' keep a mix of ''buffa'' and ''seria'' in his operas throughout his career, it was mostly comedic before ''Theatre/TheBarberOfSeville'' and virtually all dramatic after he set music to an adaptation of [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare you-know-who's]] ''Theatre/{{Othello}}''.
26th Jun '17 12:29:24 AM jamespolk
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* Creator/ChrisFarley of ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' fame, after playing the fatty for laughs for several years, was itching to try dramatic work -- he was even having talks with co-star Vince Vaughn on a biopic film in which he'd star as Fatty Arbuckle, but as most of us know, [[AuthorExistenceFailure things didn't work out that way for him]].



* Sally Field got started in sitcoms like ''Gidget'', ''Series/TheFlyingNun'', ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', and ''The Girl with Something Extra''. Fed up with doing nothing but comedy, she fought for and won the title role in ''Sybil'', opposite Joanne Woodward, as a girl with multiple personalities. The role won her an Emmy. Her next venture into drama was her gritty, Academy Award-winning turn as textile worker ''Norma Rae'', but she was still considered a "flash in the pan" until she won her second Oscar as Edna Spalding in ''Places in the Heart'', which cemented her as one of America's greatest actresses and silenced the skeptics for good.

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* Sally Field Creator/SallyField got started in sitcoms like ''Gidget'', ''Series/TheFlyingNun'', ''Film/SmokeyAndTheBandit'', and ''The Girl with Something Extra''. Fed up with doing nothing but comedy, she fought for and won the title role in ''Sybil'', opposite Joanne Woodward, as a girl with multiple personalities. The role won her an Emmy. Her next venture into drama was her gritty, Academy Award-winning turn as textile worker ''Norma Rae'', but she was still considered a "flash in the pan" until she won her second Oscar as Edna Spalding in ''Places in the Heart'', ''Film/PlacesInTheHeart'', which cemented her as one of America's greatest actresses and silenced the skeptics for good.
16th Jun '17 10:51:07 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/KeanuReeves was mostly known for playing [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Theodore "Ted" Logan]] before 1995. Nobody, but nobody, saw his future as an action star in films such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/TheMatrix'', and ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' coming.

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* Creator/KeanuReeves was mostly known for playing [[BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure [[Film/BillAndTed Theodore "Ted" Logan]] before 1995. Nobody, but nobody, saw his future as an action star in films such as ''Film/{{Speed}}'', ''Film/TheMatrix'', and ''Film/{{Constantine}}'' coming.
27th May '17 3:14:32 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/BenAffleck's roles in the comedic [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse View Askewniverse]] made him notable. While he did try to branch out, none of these attempts really took until the latter half of UsefulNotes/TheOughts, when he directed an adaptation of ''Literature/GoneBabyGone'' to good reviews. He has since become a respect dramatic director, repeating the trick twice more with ''Film/TheTown'' and ''Film/{{Argo}}''.

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* Creator/BenAffleck's roles in the comedic [[Franchise/TheViewAskewniverse [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse View Askewniverse]] made him notable. While he did try to branch out, none of these attempts really took until the latter half of UsefulNotes/TheOughts, when he directed an adaptation of ''Literature/GoneBabyGone'' to good reviews. He has since become a respect dramatic director, repeating the trick twice more with ''Film/TheTown'' and ''Film/{{Argo}}''.
7th May '17 9:44:41 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is most remembered for starting off as the goofy younger brother from ''Series/EvenStevens''. One of his other popular roles as a child was his work as Stanley from ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', which isn't a comedy but isn't completely solemn either. As an adult he's most well-known for his action or dramatic roles such as the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.

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* Creator/ShiaLaBeouf is most remembered for starting off as the goofy younger brother from ''Series/EvenStevens''. One of his other popular roles as a child was his work as Stanley from ''Literature/{{Holes}}'', which isn't a comedy but isn't completely solemn either. As an adult he's most well-known for his action or dramatic roles such as the ''Franchise/TransformersFilmSeries''.''Film/TransformersFilmSeries''.
23rd Apr '17 11:43:51 AM nombretomado
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* A lot of VoiceActors who primarily do WesternAnimation (as opposed to {{Anime}}) could be seen as this in some roles. Most Western animated shows are comedic, so when they play characters in DC or Marvel superhero cartoons, or action/story-driven series (that are more dramatic and serious in tone), it can be seen as this. Creator/JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and TaraStrong and Creator/JohnDiMaggio in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' could be seen as this. Additional, some more story and drama-driven video game roles can also serve this purpose, such as Creator/RobPaulsen voicing the Cyborg Ninja in ''[[MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes]]''.

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* A lot of VoiceActors who primarily do WesternAnimation (as opposed to {{Anime}}) could be seen as this in some roles. Most Western animated shows are comedic, so when they play characters in DC or Marvel superhero cartoons, or action/story-driven series (that are more dramatic and serious in tone), it can be seen as this. Creator/JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and TaraStrong Creator/TaraStrong and Creator/JohnDiMaggio in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' could be seen as this. Additional, some more story and drama-driven video game roles can also serve this purpose, such as Creator/RobPaulsen voicing the Cyborg Ninja in ''[[MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes]]''.
23rd Apr '17 10:34:13 AM nombretomado
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* Creator/TakeshiKitano was first known as a wildly popular slapstick TV comedian Beat Takeshi. He then suddenly went on to direct and act in a number of extremely dark, dramatic crime films playing badass yakuza characters (years later, he embraced his reputation of Japanese Charles Bronson, playing in several successful yakuza films by other directors'). Even though he continued to brandish his own brand of irreverent, absurdist comedy in his later films, he still managed to go even ''darker'' directing a couple of heart-rending tragedies after a near-fatal bike accident. Western viewers who were first exposed to his bloody yakuza films (or a suicidal ''Film/HanaBi'', or hipsterific and elegiac ''Dolls'') were quite surprised to see the old scarface in old reruns of the loopy game show ''TakeshisCastle''.

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* Creator/TakeshiKitano was first known as a wildly popular slapstick TV comedian Beat Takeshi. He then suddenly went on to direct and act in a number of extremely dark, dramatic crime films playing badass yakuza characters (years later, he embraced his reputation of Japanese Charles Bronson, playing in several successful yakuza films by other directors'). Even though he continued to brandish his own brand of irreverent, absurdist comedy in his later films, he still managed to go even ''darker'' directing a couple of heart-rending tragedies after a near-fatal bike accident. Western viewers who were first exposed to his bloody yakuza films (or a suicidal ''Film/HanaBi'', or hipsterific and elegiac ''Dolls'') were quite surprised to see the old scarface in old reruns of the loopy game show ''TakeshisCastle''.''Series/TakeshisCastle''.
20th Apr '17 7:07:54 PM Golondrina
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* A lot of VoiceActors who primarily do WesternAnimation (as opposed to {{Anime}}) could be seen as this in some roles. Most Western animated shows are comedic, so when they play characters in DC or Marvel superhero cartoons, or action/story-driven series (that are more dramatic and serious in tone), it can be seen as this. Creator/JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and TaraStrong and Creator/JohnDiMaggio in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' could be seen as this. Additional, some more story and drama-driven video game roles can also serve this purpose, such as RobPaulsen voicing the Cyborg Ninja in ''[[MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes]]''.

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* A lot of VoiceActors who primarily do WesternAnimation (as opposed to {{Anime}}) could be seen as this in some roles. Most Western animated shows are comedic, so when they play characters in DC or Marvel superhero cartoons, or action/story-driven series (that are more dramatic and serious in tone), it can be seen as this. Creator/JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', and TaraStrong and Creator/JohnDiMaggio in ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' could be seen as this. Additional, some more story and drama-driven video game roles can also serve this purpose, such as RobPaulsen Creator/RobPaulsen voicing the Cyborg Ninja in ''[[MetalGearSolid Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes]]''.
8th Apr '17 10:08:29 PM nombretomado
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* Comedian Creator/LewisBlack as Mr. E [[spoiler:Ricky Owens]] in ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' who although playing a FatBastard, lets out some serious acting [[CerebusSyndrome as the show goes on]].

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* Comedian Creator/LewisBlack as Mr. E [[spoiler:Ricky Owens]] in ''ScoobyDooMysteryInc'' ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'' who although playing a FatBastard, lets out some serious acting [[CerebusSyndrome as the show goes on]].
31st Mar '17 12:59:51 AM PaulA
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* From Fred Stone's dramatic performance in ''Literature/AliceAdams'' (though not in a starring role), one might not suspect that he had been famous for starring in a long series of musical extravaganzas (a forgotten genre of shows very similar to English {{pantomime}}s), starting with the 1903 production of ''TheWizardOfOz'', in which he played the Scarecrow.

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* From Fred Stone's dramatic performance in ''Literature/AliceAdams'' (though not in a starring role), one might not suspect that he had been famous for starring in a long series of musical extravaganzas (a forgotten genre of shows very similar to English {{pantomime}}s), starting with the 1903 production of ''TheWizardOfOz'', ''[[Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz]]'', in which he played the Scarecrow.
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