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Poll: Funny People in Serious Movies

A lot of times a Comedian or Comedic Actor will take a dramatic role in a serious drama and usually turn in a fine performance. Already, this year is no exception. (Can’t name the film here but it is on the list.) Which is the best film featuring a Comedian or Comedic Actor in a dramatic role?

No joke, you can get serious about the subject here. The sad part here is that many listed here are listed as comedies. But as you watch them, you quickly realize they are not comedies but either romances or light comedy / drama mixes.

Make Your Choice

  1. Vote!

    Uncut Gems (2019)

    Adam Sandler
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    Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

    Adam Sandler
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    Enemy of the State (1998)

    Jack Black (small supporting role but he stood out.)
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    The Holiday (2006)

    Jack Black
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    Dead Poets Society (1989)

    Robin Williams
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    One Hour Photo (2002)

    Robin Williams
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    The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

    Will Smith (This was hard to pick because he has done many dramatic roles. But Will Smith did start out as a singer, hip-pop rapper, and comedic actor. His roots are there.)
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    Being There (1979)

    Peter Sellers (He was doing a serious role, and wasn’t trying to be funny, while the comedy was built around him.)
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    The Comic (1969)

    Dick Van Dyke
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    Limelight (1952)

    Charles “Charlie” Chaplin
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    The Blockhouse (1973)

    Peter Sellers (suggested by Ardan Tüzünsoy)
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    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Jack Lemmon (suggested by Ardan Tüzünsoy)
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    Missing (1982)

    Jack Lemmon (suggested by Ardan Tüzünsoy)
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    The Neighbor (2016)

    Bill Engvall (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome.)
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    Chappaquiddick (2017)

    Jim Gaffigan (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome.)
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    King Kong (2005)

    Jack Black (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome.)
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    Lost in Translation (2003)

    Bill Murray
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    The Majestic (2001)

    Jim Carrey
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    The Truman Show (1998)

    Jim Carrey
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

    Jim Carrey
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    Kelly's Heroes (1970)

    Don Rickles
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    The King of Comedy (1982)

    Jerry Lewis
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    Welcome to Marwen (2018)

    Steve Carell (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome)
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    Beautiful Boy (2018)

    Steve Carell (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome)
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    The Big Short (2015)

    Steve Carell (Suggested by NarniaisAwesome)
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    Jack (1996)

    Robin Williams and Bill Cosby (suggested by Q Leo Rahman)
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    Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)

    Mike Myers (suggested by Q Leo Rahman)
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    Harlem Nights (1989)

    Eddie Murphy (suggested by Q Leo Rahman)
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    Buried (2010)

    Ryan Reynolds (suggested by Q Leo Rahman)

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