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Trivia: The Descendants

The film

  • Career Resurrection: After falling out of the Hollywood limelight in the early-2000s, Matthew Lillard's well-received role as the man Elizabeth was cheating with got him back on the radar and lined him up with several other dramatic live-action roles, including a stint on FX's The Bridge and playing antagonist to Clint Eastwood in Trouble With The Curve
  • Hey, It's That Guy!:
  • Playing Against Type: George Clooney garnered arguably the most praise of his career for playing a character who is neither the slyest or most intelligent man in the room, but just a stressed-out father dealing with his dying wife and estranged children. Similarly, Matthew Lillard proved he can play a straight, dramatic role against an A-lister and got a Career Resurrection out of it.