05 Sep '13, 6pm

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: 9 Favorite Comedic Actors Who Went Dramatic

That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore: 9 Favorite Comedic Actors Who Went Dramatic

There is a pervading theory among some circles that being a comedic actor doesn't take much talent (even though it's actually more difficult to get someone to genuinely laugh than cry). It's also not a secret that to get some respect from mainstream critics — especially from the Academy Awards, who tend to treat comedians like a beggar they won't look in the eye — and avoid being pigeon-holed (can you imagine if Chris Farley had been given the chance to show his range?) comedians often turn to more dramatic roles to prove themselves in big ways. Now, I don't mean those actors who always toggled between drama and comedy, I mean comedic performers who at one time were known strictly for making people laugh — whether it was through television, film, or stand-up. As much as I adore Robin Williams and Tom Hanks, they've always jumped back-and-forth between making you laugh and ...

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