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26th Aug '16 6:43:45 AM erforce
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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, best known for his Shakespearean gravitas in ''Critters 3''!

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* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio, best known for his Shakespearean gravitas in ''Critters 3''!''Film/Critters3''!
23rd Aug '16 6:12:39 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/JimCarrey began his career in a variety of small roles, but rose to fame as a comedic actor in ''InLivingColor'' before breaking out in ''AceVentura'' as a spastic clown. He went on to a variety of other comedic roles before earnestly pursuing more dramatic roles, such as his acclaimed performances in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' and ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', though he always kept his comic edge. He lampshaded the trope in his first Golden Globe acceptance speech:

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* Creator/JimCarrey began his career in a variety of small roles, but rose to fame as a comedic actor in ''InLivingColor'' before breaking out in ''AceVentura'' ''Film/AceVentura'' as a spastic clown. He went on to a variety of other comedic roles before earnestly pursuing more dramatic roles, such as his acclaimed performances in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'' and ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind'', though he always kept his comic edge. He lampshaded the trope in his first Golden Globe acceptance speech:
10th Aug '16 9:07:17 PM vtarira
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* Creator/ChrisEvans used to consistently try doing smaller-budget dramatic movies, but was much better known as a comedic JerkWithAHeartOfGold in various big-budget dreck. Then he was cast as the more serious and complex (though still, you know, a comic-book character) [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain America]], and the next thing you know, ''Film/{{Snowpiercer}}'' and [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier Marvel's Cerebus moment]].
27th Jul '16 2:58:54 PM siberia82
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* For most of Creator/JamesMcAvoy's career, he has portrayed {{Wide Eyed Idealist}}s, but as of 2013, his roles have taken a much darker turn, as many of his characters have severe psychological issues (e.g. ''Film/{{Trance}}'', ''Film/{{Filth}}'', ''Film/WelcomeToThePunch'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' and ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'').

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* For most of Creator/JamesMcAvoy's career, he has portrayed {{Wide Eyed Idealist}}s, but as of 2013, his roles have taken a much darker turn, as many of his characters have severe psychological issues (e.g. ''Film/{{Trance}}'', ''Film/{{Filth}}'', ''Film/WelcomeToThePunch'', ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'' ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'' and ''Film/VictorFrankenstein'').''Film/{{Split}}'').
26th Jul '16 1:40:52 PM Willbyr
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** Creator/ToshioFurukawa whose famous early role included Ataru Morobishi from ''UruseiYatsura'' would also star as Sakamoto, goofy sidekick to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku''. In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', he voices Oliver Poplin, who looks and acts like an older version of Sakamoto. Many of his comedic roles were snarky, cackling, pervy and clueless characters. Kai Shiden from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' started out this way but became more serious (just a little) due to CharacterizationMarchesOn. On the other hand, later on in his career, he also later voiced serious roles such as Shin from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' and Freeman from ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' both of which were not only serious roles but handsome, alpha male characters. And then there's the gruff, humorless Piccolo from ''DragonballZ''.

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** Creator/ToshioFurukawa whose famous early role included Ataru Morobishi from ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' would also star as Sakamoto, goofy sidekick to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku''.''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''. In ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'', he voices Oliver Poplin, who looks and acts like an older version of Sakamoto. Many of his comedic roles were snarky, cackling, pervy and clueless characters. Kai Shiden from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' started out this way but became more serious (just a little) due to CharacterizationMarchesOn. On the other hand, later on in his career, he also later voiced serious roles such as Shin from ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' and Freeman from ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' both of which were not only serious roles but handsome, alpha male characters. And then there's the gruff, humorless Piccolo from ''DragonballZ''.''Anime/DragonballZ''.


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21st Jul '16 7:00:47 AM AyeBraine
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* Creator/TakeshiKitano was first known as a comedian. He went on to appear in a number of dramatic films playing BadAss yakuza characters and became a sort of Japanese Charles Bronson, though he occasionally inserted dark comedy into his roles. Western audiences who were first exposed to his yakuza films were quite surprised to see him in old reruns of the loopy game show ''TakeshisCastle''.

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* Creator/TakeshiKitano was first known as a comedian. wildly popular slapstick TV comedian Beat Takeshi. He then suddenly went on to appear direct and act in a number of extremely dark, dramatic crime films playing BadAss yakuza characters and became a sort (years later, he embraced his reputation of Japanese Charles Bronson, playing in several successful yakuza films by other directors'). Even though he occasionally inserted dark continued to brandish his own brand of irreverent, absurdist comedy into in his roles. later films, he still managed to go even ''darker'' directing a couple of heart-rending tragedies after a near-fatal bike accident. Western audiences 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 him the old scarface in old reruns of the loopy game show ''TakeshisCastle''.
30th Jun '16 8:14:13 AM Anicomicgeek
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* Creator/DonnaPrepon was primarily known for her role as Donna on ''Series/That70sShow''. Today, many more people would recognize her as drug smuggler Alex Vause on ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack''.
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.
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