We asked our regular contributors through e-mail Who is a good comedic actor that ended up being a great dramatic actor? We got many interesting responses. Here are some of them. We have just copied and pasted their responses, not editing them in any way.

1. John Goodman.

– toothfixingfiend

2. I’ve noticed a lot of actors from Breaking Bad mentioned. I believe Vince Gilligan said in an interview that it was on purpose. His reasoning is that if you can do comedy you can probably act, and drama is a lot easier to act than comedy.

– CouldNotRememberNames

3. Would Michael Keaton count?

– AdamTheFirstSiner

4. Gene Wilder.

– Legate-Drummer

5. Bob Odenkirk.

– TheMantisTobongg

6. Kurt Russell was a Disney comedy actor for about 10 years until he did a TV movie about a mass shooter then hooked up with John Carpenter.

– efs709

7. Olivia Coleman.

– joq8

8. Calculon.

– CabbAge-Island

9. Bryan Cranston.

– Shepard-Wrex

10. Hugh Laurie. Went from A bit of Fry and Laurie to Blackadder and then out of nowhere, House MD and then again with Night Manager.

That man knows acting!

– Distinct-Coconut

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Last Update: May 19, 2022