Friday, May 15, 2015
Announcement: Tears of a Clown Blogathon
On Wednesday, I reviewed Foxcatcher. It includes a wonderfully creepy performance by Steve Carell. He's an actor most of us know from his many comedic roles, a clown, if you will. He's the forty year-old virgin and the boss on The Office and that not-so-bright guy from Anchorman. When you think of Steve Carrell, you don't think drama. Yet, here he is providing us with one of 2014's best villains. And not some over-the-top maniacally cackling bad guy, but a real person with serious issues, making him all the more unsettling.
This got me to thinking about other comedic actors, other clowns, who knocked our socks off in a film in which they were NOT playing for laughs. My first instinct was to just do a post of my own on the subject and be done with it, but I think this is something you can help me with. That's why I'm opening this up to my fellow bloggers.
The rules are simple:
1. Create a post about a comedic actor in a non-comedic role. Tell us what are your favorite comedic roles of this performer. More importantly, tell us why you like the dramatic role in question. Be as thorough as you feel you need to be. Convince us it's a great performance.
2. Use one of the banners I have in this post.
3. Include a link back to this post.
4. Leave a link to your post in the comments section below or tweet it to me @w_ott3
Multiple posts on the same performance are allowed, so don't worry about who picked what. You're all pretty creative so I'm sure we'll get a nice variety.
The deadline for this is two weeks from today - Friday, May 29, 2015.
I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with!