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 remember him first from Basquiat. And now I don't know where I know him best from ... Hunger Games? Boardwalk Empire? The Invasion? Westworld? Etc., etc. Has become a major actor (also has a Tony for Angels in America and also did the TV mini series) while quietly becoming a major star in more than one medium. An excellent example.
yeah it's just insane range
he was INCREDIBLE in Angels in America
he was also Peoples in Shaft
it's hard to get more bookendy than those 2 roles
 
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Tom Selleck. Always great on TV and had a good stretch of movies, although he's now just a straight to disc kind of guy.
 
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Tom Selleck. Always great on TV and had a good stretch of movies, although he's now just a straight to disc kind of guy.
Really? I think of him as having flamed out in movies. Notwithstanding the "3 Men" movies, remember Her Alibi? Quigley Down Under? Mr. Baseball? To me, his claim to fame lies 97% in TV: Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, the Jesse Stone series .... the great 1978 TV movie "Superdome"!!
 
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Really? I think of him as having flamed out in movies. Notwithstanding the "3 Men" movies, remember Her Alibi? Quigley Down Under? Mr. Baseball? To me, his claim to fame lies 97% in TV: Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, the Jesse Stone series .... the great 1978 TV movie "Superdome"!!
Well y'all have already taken all the good ones.

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Where does Ron Howard fit in the conversation? Great TV success as a child/teen, some success in movies while young, then an incredible career directing.
 
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Really? I think of him as having flamed out in movies. Notwithstanding the "3 Men" movies, remember Her Alibi? Quigley Down Under? Mr. Baseball? To me, his claim to fame lies 97% in TV: Magnum PI, Blue Bloods, the Jesse Stone series .... the great 1978 TV movie "Superdome"!!
And I take umbrage to so quickly belittling his movie career. Quigley Down Under and Mr. Baseball were both great movies and have you forgotten Runaways, starring Gene Simmons (KISS) as the villain? I believe that movie won Oscar for longest tongue.
 

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And I take umbrage to so quickly belittling his movie career. Quigley Down Under and Mr. Baseball were both great movies and have you forgotten Runaways, starring Gene Simmons (KISS) as the villain? I believe that movie won Oscar for longest tongue.
I agree with Bill, Selleck had some very good movies, loved Quigley....Selleck was awesome as a cowboy, and one of the best "bad guys" in movie history: Alan Rickman. Also liked "An Innocent Man."
 
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Hamm - can't immediately think of a memorable film role .... I think that's gonna change
Stewart - yes. Also does a lot of theatre so very versatile and transcendent
Coon - don't know the name without Googling
Jon Hamm in Baby Driver. Played a really evil dude.
 

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