My friend and fellow film blogger, Sam Fragoso, recently asked me if I’d like to come on as a list man for his site, Movie Mezzanine. Because Sam is a fan of my movie lists, and I’m such an admirer of what he’s doing with the Mezzanine, I was honored to contribute. So, every Tuesday, I’ll be posting a list on Movie Mezzanine – some will be new, others will be face-lifts of lists I’ve published on this site years ago. I’m still going to post my own lists on And So it Begins, typically every Friday or, you know, whenever I feel like it – my Movie Mezzanine lists are just another portal into my movie freaked mind.
Top 10 Dramatic Performances by Comedians
I’m a fond admirer of performers going out of their comfort zone. Stretching and trying something new – something that carries weight. Every actor on this list faultlessly fits that bill. All noted comedians before venturing into the world of drama, these performers proved they had more to offer than laughs (as genuine and iconic as those laughs may be). I hope you enjoy my picks, and believe me, I know there are plenty more roles to choose from here, so be sure to tell me some of your favorites.