Top 5 Comedic Actors In Dramatic Roles


Anderson and Bryan go over the TOP 5 COMEDIC ACTORS IN DRAMATIC ROLES.  They discuss 10 actors that have left their comfort zones to deliver great dramatic performances.

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Featured Artist: Inspector Owl

Click here for a list of films discussed in this episode.




22 thoughts on “Top 5 Comedic Actors In Dramatic Roles

  1. You guys really pull some great, thoughtful, and sharp choices for this podcast! My hat’s off to Bryan in particular who is able to defend his choices without transforming into a raging dick. Anderson tends to resort to talking louder or being aggressively abrasive when he wants to be clever and disagree. Thanks, Bryan, to making this podcast listenable! If you ever get another co-host, I think the podcast will raise to the next level. Keep kicking ass!


    Posted by Richard Birdsall | December 2, 2012, 2:29 PM
  2. White Chicks IS FUNNY!


    Posted by Elle | November 16, 2012, 9:00 AM
  3. I saw on Moonshiners that “bootleggers” does mean they hid the liquor in their boots.


    Posted by Elle | November 15, 2012, 4:26 PM
  4. Shane Carruth; writer, director, and all around ‘auteur’ of the movie, calls it ‘PrImer,’ as in Primer paint. My take is that the first characters in the film are the ‘prime’ characters, after which the movie deals with *spoiler alert* their ‘doubles.’


    Posted by Andrew | November 15, 2012, 1:43 AM
  5. I’d hate to be a burster of bubbles, but the mattress man outtake on Punch Drunk Love features a stuntman doing the fall – Philip Seymour Hoffman is spliced in before and after it…


    Posted by Ted Hansen | September 20, 2012, 6:32 AM
  6. It’s too bad there was a lack of chick mentions. What about Cameron Diaz in Any Given Sunday? She was a straight up bitch in that role.


    Posted by Colleen | September 18, 2012, 6:46 PM
  7. I’m a longtime listener, but The Film Vault is far and away the most frustrating podcast I listen to. You guys just get so much information wrong that sometimes it feels like work listening to it. Try harder.


    Posted by Dill | September 18, 2012, 5:16 PM
  8. Wow is Submarine bad and I’m 40 minutes in – could it get worse? I’m likewise Welsh and while the cinematography was great – beautiful scenes of Wales and lights on the water, it could not save the movie. A foiled movie choice Anderson. The shot of Stiller on TV just made me not like him more.


    Posted by Cymru am byth! | September 18, 2012, 8:59 AM
  9. The podcast is really growing to the next level – congrats. The more frequent guests aligned with a topic cuts through the trebly timbred bickering that has a 2-3 episode tolerance threshold. Content is improving as well: learning about great stuff on instant, forgotten, and just coming out. Although not your charter, love hearing thoughts about limited releases at the Landmark. Thanks!


    Posted by Brandon Cox | September 17, 2012, 4:15 PM
  10. Anyone know what podcast Anderson is talking about that breaks down the symbolism in Drive?


    Posted by Archrin | September 17, 2012, 3:32 AM
  11. Loved the show today guys. Great list. Well, I thought the movie you picked for your number 2 was…. well, number 2, but I think PTA is super overrated.

    Bryan, if you are a fan of Stephen Tobolowsky, there is a great documentary that I think both of you would like called “Starz Inside: The Face Is Familiar”. It is only about 50 minutes, but highlights character actors. It is on Netflix disc only, but a fun documentary. It interviews Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Madsen, Joan Cusack and many more. I don’t remember if you have mentioned it before on the show, but is worth checking out if you haven’t seen it.


    Posted by moviejunkie | September 16, 2012, 5:43 PM
  12. The Mattress Man commercial in Punch Drunk Love was staged. It was a spoof of an actual commercial, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGelfTwJWPI.

    Don’t know how Philip Seymour Hoffman took that fall, but it was intentional.


    Posted by drew | September 16, 2012, 10:34 AM
  13. Rape has only enhanced my life. Don’t listen to the haters Anderson.


    Posted by Zach | September 15, 2012, 10:45 AM
  14. Seven sisters in Punch-Drunk Love Anderson. Seven.


    Posted by Andrew | September 14, 2012, 4:14 PM
  15. Sammy Jankis Bryan. Jankis.


    Posted by Andrew | September 14, 2012, 12:07 PM
  16. For the love of God please put your hipster glasses away and stop praising that pile of garbage Drive. I normally never agree with Carolla but that movie was a steaming pile of crap.


    Posted by mgd420 | September 14, 2012, 9:37 AM
    • I was just going to state… for god’s sake…
      if you’re going to praise anything about that pile of shit
      stop praising Albert Brooks’ performance– praise the style of the movie or the tone or whatever gold nuggets we can pick out of the excrement. But stop with the “ALBERT BROOKS AND RON PERLMAN– MY GOD!”
      It’s bad, bad, bad acting. That first scene in which those guys are conversing in the diner looks like something that was taken directly from a film school short film with two burnt-out L.A. actors who need work– even free work. That was my honest reaction to it when I watched it in a theater.


      Posted by Michael P. Gowdy | September 14, 2012, 1:26 PM
    • That’s because you just don’t get it man.



      Posted by Lobo | September 16, 2012, 11:45 AM

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