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8th Feb '17 3:26:55 AM jormis29
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* Music/MileyCyrus' ''Series/HannahMontana'' co-star Creator/EmilyOsment, also known for appearing in kids' movies like the second and third ''Film/SpyKids'' movies, ''Film/SoccerMom'' and ''Film/TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt'', has shifted gears to more dramatic and adult fare like ''Film/Cyberbully201'', the action-adventure Crackle web series ''WebVideo/{{Cleaners}}'' and indie dramas like''Film/KissMe'', a far cry from her zanier childhood roles.

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* Music/MileyCyrus' ''Series/HannahMontana'' co-star Creator/EmilyOsment, also known for appearing in kids' movies like the second and third ''Film/SpyKids'' movies, ''Film/SoccerMom'' and ''Film/TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt'', has shifted gears to more dramatic and adult fare like ''Film/Cyberbully201'', ''Film/Cyberbully2011'', the action-adventure Crackle web series ''WebVideo/{{Cleaners}}'' and indie dramas like''Film/KissMe'', a far cry from her zanier childhood roles.
8th Feb '17 3:19:32 AM jormis29
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* Music/MileyCyrus' ''Series/HannahMontana'' co-star Creator/EmilyOsment, also known for appearing in kids' movies like the second and third ''Film/SpyKids'' movies, ''Film/SoccerMom'' and ''Film/TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt'', has shifted gears to more dramatic and adult fare like ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'', the action-adventure Crackle web series ''{{Cleaners}}'' and indie dramas like the upcoming ''Kiss Me'', a far cry from her zanier childhood roles.

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* Music/MileyCyrus' ''Series/HannahMontana'' co-star Creator/EmilyOsment, also known for appearing in kids' movies like the second and third ''Film/SpyKids'' movies, ''Film/SoccerMom'' and ''Film/TheHauntingHourDontThinkAboutIt'', has shifted gears to more dramatic and adult fare like ''Film/{{Cyberbully}}'', ''Film/Cyberbully201'', the action-adventure Crackle web series ''{{Cleaners}}'' ''WebVideo/{{Cleaners}}'' and indie dramas like the upcoming ''Kiss Me'', like''Film/KissMe'', a far cry from her zanier childhood roles.
30th Jan '17 10:11:37 AM Morgenthaler
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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/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. JeffBennett 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]]''.
11th Dec '16 1:01:35 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Creator/CaroleLombard mostly starred in comedies and gained fame with the ScrewballComedy classic, ''Film/TwentiethCentury''. In the late 30s, she tried to get into dramas, but they were critical and commercial failures. She returned to comedies until her untimely death in 1942.
9th Dec '16 2:31:31 PM Morgenthaler
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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 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''.
9th Dec '16 6:58:33 AM hullflyer
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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''.

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* Creator/DonnaPrepon Creator/LauraPrepon 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''.
1st Dec '16 1:59:36 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/ShowPeople'', slapstick comedy actress Peggy Pepper graduates from the ComedyGhetto and starts getting dramatic roles under the name Patricia Pepoire. It actually turns out bad for her career, as audiences find the "Patricia Pepoire" persona to be phony in comparison to plain old Peggy Pepper.
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5th Nov '16 12:29:46 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 ''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:

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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'' ''Series/InLivingColor'' before breaking out in ''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:
30th Oct '16 7:34:11 AM Anddrix
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* Creator/AnneHathaway, another Disney veteran, successfully made the jump from ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' and ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' to ''RachelGettingMarried'', ''Film/BecomingJane'', ''Film/{{Havoc}}'', ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', and ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada''. She has slightly returned to {{Creator/Disney}} with Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' remake as the White Queen. She has also performed as Viola in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' with the New York Shakespeare Festival in 2009 in Central Park, almost a literal example of the above quote. She eventually won an Oscar for her role as Fantine in ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Even though Hathaway does drama now, she does occasionally break into comedy (like the three times she hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'').

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* Creator/AnneHathaway, another Disney veteran, successfully made the jump from ''Film/ThePrincessDiaries'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Hoodwinked}}'' and ''Film/EllaEnchanted'' to ''RachelGettingMarried'', ''Film/BecomingJane'', ''Film/{{Havoc}}'', ''Film/BrokebackMountain'', and ''Literature/TheDevilWearsPrada''. She has slightly returned to {{Creator/Disney}} with Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland'' ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010'' remake as the White Queen. She has also performed as Viola in ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' with the New York Shakespeare Festival in 2009 in Central Park, almost a literal example of the above quote. She eventually won an Oscar for her role as Fantine in ''Film/LesMiserables2012''. Even though Hathaway does drama now, she does occasionally break into comedy (like the three times she hosted ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'').
5th Oct '16 12:33:58 PM Morgenthaler
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** His ''[=SNL=]'' castmate Creator/DanAykroyd nabbed an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1989 light drama ''DrivingMissDaisy'' (as Jessica Tandy's character's son) and he successfully pulled off his role in another light drama, 1991's ''My Girl''.

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** His ''[=SNL=]'' castmate Creator/DanAykroyd nabbed an Oscar nomination for his role in the 1989 light drama ''DrivingMissDaisy'' ''Film/DrivingMissDaisy'' (as Jessica Tandy's character's son) and he successfully pulled off his role in another light drama, 1991's ''My Girl''.
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