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Dan Aykroid, Pearl Harbor.


Though not a primary role, he was great in Driving Miss Daisy.


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Michael Keaton has done a couple 'serious' roles

definitely Tom Hanks (as previously mentioned)

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Jim Carey was good in The Majestic


And Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.


And The Truman Show


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Bill Murray - Lost in Translation
Eddie Murphy - Dreamgirls
Whoppie Goldburg - The Color Purple and Ghost
 
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Robin Williams in Insomnia




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Surprised nobody has mentioned Bill Murray.




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Surprised nobody has mentioned Bill Murray.

At least two have.
 
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I know he's been mentioned - Robin Williams.

Once he did a "serious" character I was impressed. Somewhere between "Patch Adams", "One Hour Photo", and (as I recall) once on that Special Victims Unit show.







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Steve Martin took a serious role in Grand Canyon.

John Travolta went from Welcome Back Cotter to mostly serious movie roles.

Lily Tomlin was known as a comedic actress, I think until the supposedly god-awful romantic movie Moment by Moment (which co-starred Travolta).

I could be wrong, but I think Chris Pratt was known for Parks and Rec, but has had some serious movie roles, such as 2 Jurassic Park flicks, and Passangers.
 
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Ed O'Neill went from Married with Children to a cop show I've never seen



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Ed O'Neill went from Married with Children to a cop show I've never seen



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Dragnet.

Dragnet is Jack Webb and Harry Morgan. Just the facts maam just the facts.. Putting Ed Oneil in that role was just stupid.
 
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Michael Keaton has done a couple 'serious' roles

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Yep. Forget the name of the movie, but he played the role very well of a Coked up addict. Almost too believable..
 
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Bill Murray.


I feel like this is a bad Groundhog Day joke...



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Ed O'Neill's had more serious roles than not. He worked a number of years before Married with children.


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Adam Sandler is the most recent to come to mind.
 
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Though he certainly still has some humorous scenes, I'd say Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul.



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Kristen Wiig from SNL is a very busy actress. Many here will have seen her in The Martian.
 
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Ed O'Neill's had more serious roles than not. He worked a number of years before Married with children.

He was the buddy that couldn't go on the mission with Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger in Dogs of War. A very underrated war movie, and one that gives pretty solid insight to old school mercenary work.
 
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Jeff Daniels comes to mind

He obviously has done dumb and dumber

And was Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in Gettysburg (and superb in the role)

He seems to move fairly seamlessly between the genres


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Michael Keaton has done a couple 'serious' roles

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Yep. Forget the name of the movie, but he played the role very well of a Coked up addict. Almost too believable..

The movie was Clean and Sober. Incredible performance but depressing story.
 
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