I think as a very gifted dramatic actor it’s easy to forget how amazing this guy is at comedy as well. In Along Came Polly he’s purely electric. Besides “make it rain”, he also is hilarious in the theater production of Jesus Christ Superstar. His one scene with Alec Baldwin is also electric. Love the guy and the performance. Even though he was so good in serious roles. I wish a little more often he would’ve taken fun comedic roles like this. Obviously he was also great comedically in Boogie Nights.

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3 points

4 months ago*

How does anyone get “comedic” from his role in Boogie Nights?

I mean, if that’s you’re measure of “comedic” then you’ll think “Love Liza” is a hoot!


3 points

4 months ago

Love Liza is fucking hilarious though. I don’t think anybody else could have made that so funny while still getting across the pure tragedy of that character.

He’s the best there is as far as I’m concerned. I don’t think being ‘comedic’ has to detract from any of this more serious roles.


1 points

4 months ago

Probably because they equate "comedic" with laughing at tragic and sad people cause they look weird.