What actor/ess traverses both TV and film equally well? (1 Viewer)

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My first nominee is John Goodman. When trying to decide where his claim to fame is, I truly can't find a place to land. Dan Connor to Walter Sobchak and beyond. I haven't seen his entire filmography; but everything I HAVE seen him in, I pretty much remember.
 

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I'm now thinking Lawrence Fishburne started on Pee Wee and is now on Black-ish. The older daughter should be making the jump to movies soon.
Fishburne had a significant resume before Pee-Wee, including a memorable part in Apocalypse Now (part of the patrol boat crew). He was also in the Color Purple and a handful of other movie and TV appearances pre-PWP.
 

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Fishburne had a significant resume before Pee-Wee, including a memorable part in Apocalypse Now (part of the patrol boat crew). He was also in the Color Purple and a handful of other movie and TV appearances pre-PWP.
king of new york as “larry” fishburne. classic.
 

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Alec Baldwin
He was a major movie star and goes seamlessly between tv and major movies. He's great on SNL and was a huge part of 30 Rock's success. And he still does big movies like the Mission Impossible series.
 

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Fishburne had a significant resume before Pee-Wee, including a memorable part in Apocalypse Now (part of the patrol boat crew). He was also in the Color Purple and a handful of other movie and TV appearances pre-PWP.
Wow. You must be ancient, Mr. superchuck500.... My first memory of Fishburne was during Pee Wee.
I now see that he did Color Purple in '85, then Pee Wee in '86. I didn't watch Apocalypse Now until the 90s.
So... are you in agreement that Fishburne should be included?
 
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Kiefer Sutherland is one I think can be included. I think he makes that transition very easily.
 

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All your ex'es have been with Jon Hamm?
heh . Dude is now known far and wide as Jon the Ham... Ill have to research this matter further.

Edit: I'm doing this in the name of science...

Anyway... Tracy Morgan is the same dude, no matter the media. He deserves as much credit as Alec does towards the success of 30 Rock. The Last OG is why I nominated Tiffany Haddish. She is perhaps the hottest female comic these days.
 
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Wow. You must be ancient, Mr. superchuck500.... My first memory of Fishburne was during Pee Wee.
I now see that he did Color Purple in '85, then Pee Wee in '86. I didn't watch Apocalypse Now until the 90s.
So... are you in agreement that Fishburne should be included?
In all honesty, my first memory of Fishburne was on PeeWee as well, but he certainly didn’t get his start there. But I agree that he’s very good though, a quality actor.

I really don’t understand the criteria - seems like we have regressed to naming anyone who did film and TV . . . so I really don’t know who shouldn’t be included.
 

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The topic will be “Best restaurant ever” and someone will eventually say “Well, I have never had a bad meal at Waffle House - it needs to be in the discussion.”
In all fairness, the nuance of the question can yield very different results. If the question is "Best restaurant ever," then WH doesn't crack the top 1 million. However, if the question is "Best restaurant ever at 4:00am after you've been out power-drinking all night," then it's top tier.

Scattered, smothered, and covered here.

I miss the Awful Waffle.
 
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Yeah, these threads always do.

The topic will be “Best restaurant ever” and someone will eventually say “Well, I have never had a bad meal at Waffle House - it needs to be in the discussion.”
so we're talking about (good) actors we'd expect to see in a Waffle house?
with this new wave of clean living celebrities this is gonna be tough...
i'll go with Gael Garcia Bernal - maybe that's why we haven't seen much of him lately
 
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also he doesn't 'quite' fit in with the OP mostly b/c he's a character actor but Giancarlo Esposito is very fluid across both media (and in and out of characters)
Oh, I think he fits, yes, but I never would have thought of him.

Laurence Fishburne is an EXCELLENT specimen. I'll never forget when I first learned he was Cowboy Curtis!
 
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Alec Baldwin
He was a major movie star and goes seamlessly between tv and major movies. He's great on SNL and was a huge part of 30 Rock's success. And he still does big movies like the Mission Impossible series.
Yes. I remember him from the Dallas spinoff Knot's Landing.
 
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seems like we have regressed to naming anyone who did film and TV .
Indeed. Seemed like a good topic at the time. Really just an exercise to tide the agonizing wait till the next game that counts while I binge watch GoT.
 

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