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25th Jun '16 4:03:47 PM nombretomado
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** His first post-''Married With Chidren'' role was playing Relish the Troll King in ''TheTenthKingdom''. So we can't say he's afraid to try new things. He also had a role in ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' which didn't go over well with test audiences. (Basically, his face [[WTHCastingAgency made 'em laugh when they shouldn't.]])

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** His first post-''Married With Chidren'' role was playing Relish the Troll King in ''TheTenthKingdom''.''Series/TheTenthKingdom''. So we can't say he's afraid to try new things. He also had a role in ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' which didn't go over well with test audiences. (Basically, his face [[WTHCastingAgency made 'em laugh when they shouldn't.]])
23rd Jun '16 12:08:07 PM TheUnknownUploader
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*** Tom Hanks himself makes a cameo, telling other A-list actors Tracy is back on TV and no longer in their ranks. [[HypocriticalHumor He then starts humming the theme song to]] ''Series/BosomBuddies''.
4th Jun '16 4:07:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Fred [=MacMurray=] was mostly known for comic roles until Billy Wilder cast him against type in ''DoubleIndemnity'' and ''Film/TheApartment''. [=MacMurray=] reckoned these were his best performances.

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* Fred [=MacMurray=] was mostly known for comic roles until Billy Wilder cast him against type in ''DoubleIndemnity'' ''Film/DoubleIndemnity'' and ''Film/TheApartment''. [=MacMurray=] reckoned these were his best performances.
29th May '16 7:04:41 PM nombretomado
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* Many AAA western video game studios are shifting more towards making darker games since the seventh generation of console gaming. Nowhere else can this trend be best demonstrated than with the Sony's "platformer trio" of Creator/InsomniacGames, Creator/NaughtyDog, and Creator/SuckerPunch. During the PS1 and PS2 eras, these studios developed kid-friendly cartoony platformers ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', and ''Franchise/SlyCooper''. When working on making games for the [=PS3=] though, they began switching to making more serious, photorealistic action-adventure games. While still committed to making comedic games, Insomniac created the ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' trilogy that depicts humanity fighting a losing war against alien hordes in a bleak alternate timeline. Naughty Dog underwent an identical transition with ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUS''. The ''Uncharted'' series, while still idealistic and funny, had more realistic violence [[spoiler: along with horror elements involving cursed artifacts]]. ''The Last of Us'' went even further with BodyHorror, averting InfantImmortality, and a post-apocalyptic setting that has driven humanity to near-extinction. Sucker Punch experienced a similar albeit less drastic shift. While their Video/{{Infamous}} games are gritty and photorealistic, they still have idealistic messages and fantastical elements. That said, TropesAreNotBad as the several of these darker games by these studios are as well-received as their earlier lighter entries.

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* Many AAA western video game studios are shifting more towards making darker games since the seventh generation of console gaming. Nowhere else can this trend be best demonstrated than with the Sony's "platformer trio" of Creator/InsomniacGames, Creator/NaughtyDog, and Creator/SuckerPunch. During the PS1 [=PS1=] and PS2 [=PS2=] eras, these studios developed kid-friendly cartoony platformers ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', and ''Franchise/SlyCooper''. When working on making games for the [=PS3=] though, they began switching to making more serious, photorealistic action-adventure games. While still committed to making comedic games, Insomniac created the ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' trilogy that depicts humanity fighting a losing war against alien hordes in a bleak alternate timeline. Naughty Dog underwent an identical transition with ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUS''. The ''Uncharted'' series, while still idealistic and funny, had more realistic violence [[spoiler: along with horror elements involving cursed artifacts]]. ''The Last of Us'' went even further with BodyHorror, averting InfantImmortality, and a post-apocalyptic setting that has driven humanity to near-extinction. Sucker Punch experienced a similar albeit less drastic shift. While their Video/{{Infamous}} games are gritty and photorealistic, they still have idealistic messages and fantastical elements. That said, TropesAreNotBad as the several of these darker games by these studios are as well-received as their earlier lighter entries.
25th May '16 6:55:33 PM nombretomado
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* Many AAA western video game studios are shifting more towards making darker games since the seventh generation of console gaming. Nowhere else can this trend be best demonstrated than with the Sony's "platformer trio" of Creator/InsomniacGames, Creator/NaughtyDog, and Creator/SuckerPunch. During the PS1 and PS2 eras, these studios developed kid-friendly cartoony platformers ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', and ''Franchise/SlyCooper''. When working on making games for the PS3 though, they began switching to making more serious, photorealistic action-adventure games. While still committed to making comedic games, Insomniac created the ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' trilogy that depicts humanity fighting a losing war against alien hordes in a bleak alternate timeline. Naughty Dog underwent an identical transition with ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUS''. The ''Uncharted'' series, while still idealistic and funny, had more realistic violence [[spoiler: along with horror elements involving cursed artifacts]]. ''The Last of Us'' went even further with BodyHorror, averting InfantImmortality, and a post-apocalyptic setting that has driven humanity to near-extinction. Sucker Punch experienced a similar albeit less drastic shift. While their Video/{{Infamous}} games are gritty and photorealistic, they still have idealistic messages and fantastical elements. That said, TropesAreNotBad as the several of these darker games by these studios are as well-received as their earlier lighter entries.

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* Many AAA western video game studios are shifting more towards making darker games since the seventh generation of console gaming. Nowhere else can this trend be best demonstrated than with the Sony's "platformer trio" of Creator/InsomniacGames, Creator/NaughtyDog, and Creator/SuckerPunch. During the PS1 and PS2 eras, these studios developed kid-friendly cartoony platformers ''Franchise/RatchetAndClank'', ''Franchise/JakAndDaxter'', and ''Franchise/SlyCooper''. When working on making games for the PS3 [=PS3=] though, they began switching to making more serious, photorealistic action-adventure games. While still committed to making comedic games, Insomniac created the ''VideoGame/{{Resistance}}'' trilogy that depicts humanity fighting a losing war against alien hordes in a bleak alternate timeline. Naughty Dog underwent an identical transition with ''VideoGame/{{Uncharted}}'' and ''VideoGame/TheLastOfUS''. The ''Uncharted'' series, while still idealistic and funny, had more realistic violence [[spoiler: along with horror elements involving cursed artifacts]]. ''The Last of Us'' went even further with BodyHorror, averting InfantImmortality, and a post-apocalyptic setting that has driven humanity to near-extinction. Sucker Punch experienced a similar albeit less drastic shift. While their Video/{{Infamous}} games are gritty and photorealistic, they still have idealistic messages and fantastical elements. That said, TropesAreNotBad as the several of these darker games by these studios are as well-received as their earlier lighter entries.
15th May '16 6:08:20 PM nombretomado
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** To be fair, while the transition has been hard, he's been critically acclaimed in all his performances. He now has a leading role on ''Series/ModernFamily''. It's a family sitcom again, but, unlike ''MarriedWithChildren'''s Al Bundy, Jay is happily married to the kind of woman that Al would have lusted after on ''MWC'', has one son, and is retired from working (though he still is a DeadpanSnarker in some places).
** His first post-''Married With Chidren'' role was playing Relish the Troll King in TheTenthKingdom. So we can't say he's afraid to try new things. He also had a role in ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' which didn't go over well with test audiences. (Basically, his face [[WTHCastingAgency made 'em laugh when they shouldn't.]])

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** To be fair, while the transition has been hard, he's been critically acclaimed in all his performances. He now has a leading role on ''Series/ModernFamily''. It's a family sitcom again, but, unlike ''MarriedWithChildren'''s ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'''s Al Bundy, Jay is happily married to the kind of woman that Al would have lusted after on ''MWC'', has one son, and is retired from working (though he still is a DeadpanSnarker in some places).
** His first post-''Married With Chidren'' role was playing Relish the Troll King in TheTenthKingdom.''TheTenthKingdom''. So we can't say he's afraid to try new things. He also had a role in ''Film/TheSpanishPrisoner'' which didn't go over well with test audiences. (Basically, his face [[WTHCastingAgency made 'em laugh when they shouldn't.]])
2nd May '16 7:51:27 PM CommanderVisor
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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. JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''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. JeffBennett in ''{{WesternAnimation/Gargoyles}}'', DeeBradleyBaker in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' ''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]]''.
22nd Apr '16 3:34:48 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In many 90's films, you can see Ed O'Neill trying to squeeze himself in the cast as Cop #1 or Cop #2. (In fact, his breakout role was as an undercover FBI agent who commits suicide in ''Series/MiamiVice''.) He'll usually have only one line or two, and only when the closeup comes you'll go "[[HeyItsThatGuy Is that Al Bundy?]]". He probably wanted a dramatic cop-show role or something, which he got on the short-lived ''LA Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. Looks like some of [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy's]] hell has rubbed on the actor. He did land the role of Governor of Pennsylvania, but that was on ''Series/TheWestWing'', where he was a failed Democratic presidential hopeful.

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* In many 90's films, you can see Ed O'Neill trying to squeeze himself in the cast as Cop #1 or Cop #2. (In fact, his breakout role was as an undercover FBI agent who commits suicide in ''Series/MiamiVice''.) He'll usually have only one line or two, and only when the closeup comes you'll go "[[HeyItsThatGuy Is "Is that Al Bundy?]]".Bundy?". He probably wanted a dramatic cop-show role or something, which he got on the short-lived ''LA Franchise/{{Dragnet}}''. Looks like some of [[Series/MarriedWithChildren Al Bundy's]] hell has rubbed on the actor. He did land the role of Governor of Pennsylvania, but that was on ''Series/TheWestWing'', where he was a failed Democratic presidential hopeful.
10th Apr '16 11:28:23 PM aye_amber
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* Creator/MichaelJFox was on a hot streak in the mid-eighties with comedies like ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Film/TeenWolf'', but by 1987 he was looking for greener pastures. Creator/BrianDePalma offered him the lead role in his melodrama ''Film/CasualtiesOfWar''. Fox acquitted himself well, but it really did come off like a forgotten ''Back to the Future'' sequel where Marty [[IAmNotSpock travelled back in time to Vietnam!]] He had better luck a year later, playing a cokehead in ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity''. Fox returned to his comedic roots in ''Film/DocHollywood'' and was shortly diagnosed with Parkinson's; he only starred in comedies after that. He confessed in his autobiography ''Lucky Man'' that [[MoneyDearBoy he needed the quick buck]]. His TV appearances in the 2000s have been a mix of slapstick and pathos, owing to his deteriorating health.
* Jamie Foxx got his start on ''Series/InLivingColor''[[note]]He was added during the third season. His most popular recurring character was AbhorrentAdmirer Ugly Wanda and his celebrity impressions included Little Richard, Lionel Richie, and Music/{{Prince}} (though, ironically, not Ray Charles).[[/note]] and was best known for his comedic film roles (anyone remember him from ''Booty Call''?), though he also had several dramatic supporting roles as well. Then in 2003, he starred in the very successful ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' and followed up with an Oscar-winning role in ''Film/{{Ray}}'', turning him into a bona fide dramatic movie star.
* Jackie Gleason, famous for portraying Ralph Kramden on ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', gave a widely acclaimed performance in the drama ''The Hustler'', for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He was also praised for ''Film/RequiemForAHeavyweight''.
* Creator/TerryGilliam started off doing comedies such as ''TimeBandits'' and ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. Gradually, starting with ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', he went into darker territory with movies such as ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' and ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.
* ''Music/SelenaGomez'' succesfully broke out of her child-friendly image with ''Film/SpringBreakers'' which was critically acclaimed, though her followup ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' was, well, a bomb by every metric.

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* Creator/MichaelJFox was on a hot streak in the mid-eighties with comedies like ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' and ''Film/TeenWolf'', ''Film/TeenWolf,'' but by 1987 he was looking for greener pastures. Creator/BrianDePalma offered him the lead role in his melodrama ''Film/CasualtiesOfWar''. ''Film/CasualtiesOfWar.'' Fox acquitted himself well, but it really did come off like a forgotten ''Back to the Future'' sequel where Marty [[IAmNotSpock travelled traveled back in time to Vietnam!]] He had better luck a year later, playing a cokehead in ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity''. ''Film/BrightLightsBigCity.'' Fox returned to his comedic roots in ''Film/DocHollywood'' and was shortly diagnosed with Parkinson's; he only starred in comedies after that. He confessed in his autobiography ''Lucky Man'' that [[MoneyDearBoy he needed the quick buck]]. buck.]] His TV appearances in the 2000s 2000's have been a mix of slapstick and pathos, owing to his deteriorating health.
* Jamie Foxx got his start on ''Series/InLivingColor''[[note]]He ''Series/InLivingColor'' [[note]] He was added during the third season. His most popular recurring character was AbhorrentAdmirer Ugly Wanda and his celebrity impressions included Little Richard, Lionel Richie, and Music/{{Prince}} (though, ironically, not Ray Charles). [[/note]] and was best known for his comedic film roles (anyone remember him from ''Booty Call''?), though he also had several dramatic supporting roles as well. Then in 2003, he starred in the very successful ''Film/{{Collateral}}'' and followed up with an Oscar-winning role in ''Film/{{Ray}}'', ''Film/{{Ray}},'' turning him into a bona fide bonafide dramatic movie star.
* Jackie Gleason, famous for portraying Ralph Kramden on ''Series/TheHoneymooners'', ''Series/TheHoneymooners,'' gave a widely acclaimed performance in the drama ''The Hustler'', Hustler,'' for which he was nominated for an Oscar. He was also praised for ''Film/RequiemForAHeavyweight''.
''Film/RequiemForAHeavyweight.''
* Creator/TerryGilliam started off doing comedies such as ''TimeBandits'' ''Film/TimeBandits'' and ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''. ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail.'' Gradually, starting with ''Film/{{Brazil}}'', ''Film/{{Brazil}},'' he went into darker territory with movies such as ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'' and ''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas''.
''Film/FearAndLoathingInLasVegas.''
* ''Music/SelenaGomez'' succesfully successfully broke out of her child-friendly child friendly image with ''Film/SpringBreakers'' which was critically acclaimed, though her followup ''Film/{{Getaway}}'' was, well, a bomb by every metric.



* Larry Hagman had made a brief cameo in ''Film/FailSafe'', but he really became well-known as Major Tony Nelson on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. However, his next two series, ''Series/TheGoodLife'' and ''Series/HereWeGoAgain'', both comedies, failed to last more than half a season, and his role of J.R. Ewing on the much longer-running ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' restricted him specifically to dramatic material.

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* Larry Hagman had made a brief cameo in ''Film/FailSafe'', ''Film/FailSafe,'' but he really became well-known as Major Tony Nelson on ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie''. ''Series/IDreamOfJeannie.'' However, his next two series, ''Series/TheGoodLife'' and ''Series/HereWeGoAgain'', ''Series/HereWeGoAgain,'' both comedies, failed to last more than half a season, and his role of J.R. Ewing on the much longer-running ''Series/{{Dallas}}'' restricted him specifically to dramatic material.
4th Apr '16 2:13:49 PM Pichu-kun
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* Creator/ShiaLeBouf 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/ShiaLeBouf 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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