‘5’ Best Unexpected Comedic Performances From Serious Actors, According To Reddit ‘Alan Rickman’

Despite being known for their more dramatic or intense roles these actors embraced their funny side in some memorable comedic performances.

There are certain actors who fans can rely on to deliver a hilarious performance in a comedy. But sometimes the funniest performances are the ones that audiences dont expect. For instance when an actor is usually known for dramatic work or intense toughguy roles suddenly lets loose with a wonderful silly role it is hard to resist.For some of these more serious actors one opportunity to show their funny side helped to launch the new comedic era of their career. For others they simply delivered the big laughs with one role before returning to their dramatic career. Yet they all left a lasting impact with fans.

George Clooney O Brother Where Art Thou? 2000

George Clooney always brought a certain level of charm to his movie roles that could have a comedic quality to them. But while he has lots of intense roles like his Oscarwinning turn in Syriana and his breakout television role on ER he proved he was willing to be a complete goofball when he teamed up with the Coen Brothers.O Brother Where Art Thou? finds Clooney playing the leader of a trio of escaped convicts. With his hilarious performance as the fasttalking criminal one Redditor felt Clooney did the best job anyone could with the wacky role.Redditor VictorBlimpmuscle praised it as one of the greatest acting performances in any film ever.

Mark Wahlberg The Other Guys 2010

Though Mark Wahlberg pops up in a lot of comedies these days there was a time when the actor was mostly known for his toughguy roles in crime and action movies. That persona was used for his role alongside Will Ferrell in the buddy cop movie The Other Guys.Ferrell brings his usually comedic skills to the role but Wahlberg surprised many by being just as funny as the shorttempered and childish detective. Redditor jaf27 found it to be a surprisingly funny and effortless performance.

Leonardo DiCaprio The Wolf Of Wall Street 2013

Given that their previous collaborations included hardhitting dramas like Shutter Island and Gangs of New York few people would have predicted Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese would team up for a comedy. And even fewer people could have predicted how funny DiCaprio would be.DiCaprio puts on a tourdeforce performance in The Wolf of Wall Street as Jordan Belfort an ambitious and immoral stock trader. DiCaprio matches the wild energy of the movie and one Redditor remembered the famous lemon scene as the hardest Ive ever laughed at a cinema.

Jason Statham Spy 2015

Jason Statham emerged as one of the most prevalent action movie stars of the 21st century and found a very comfortable niche in these types of movies. While those roles rarely required him to stretch his acting muscles too much Statham surprised many with a hilarious performance in Spy.The actioncomedy stars Melissa McCarthy as an office worker in a spy agency who is forced to go on a dangerous mission. Statham has a scenestealing role as another overthetop agent who is less intelligent than he thinks. Redditor Nachti was impressed with Stathams turn saying he was the best part of the movie.

Alan Rickman Galaxy Quest 1999

Alan Rickman was an actor who brought class and gravitas to just about every role including his most wellknown performances in Die Hard and the Harry Potter franchise. But one of his best roles was in the underrated scifi comedy Galaxy Quest.The movie followed a group of actors from a canceled scifi show who are mistaken for real intergalactic heroes by a race of desperate aliens. Rickman plays a Shakespeareantrained actor who laments being typecast as an alien doctor. One Redditor found that his dry and hilarious performance truly elevates that film.

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Despite being known for their more dramatic or intense roles these actors embraced their funny side in some memorable comedic performances. There are certain actors who fans can rely on to deliver a hilarious performance in a comedy. But sometimes the funniest performances are the ones that audiences dont expect. For instance when an actor…

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