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When You First Think Of These 15 Actors, Do You Instantly Think Of Their Comedic Or Serious Roles?

Only the very best can do both!

The rules here are simple, but this is by no means easy: We will present you with a beloved actor (as well as a couple examples of their filmography), and you'll tell us if you associate them more with comedy or drama!

Ready? I sure hope so! Here we go:

Tom Hanks has starred in both beloved comedies like Big (1988)...

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...and award-winning dramas, like Saving Private Ryan (1998).

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  1. 1. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Tom Hanks?

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1. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Tom Hanks?
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Whoopi Goldberg has stunned in serious films like The Color Purple (1985)...

Whoopi Goldberg in "The Color Purple"

...and made us cackle with her comedies, like Sister Act (1992).

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  1. 2. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Whoopi Goldberg?

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2. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Whoopi Goldberg?
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Jim Carrey made his bread and butter with comedies like The Mask (1994)...

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But there's no denying that he went on to shine in some incredible dramatic roles, like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004).

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  1. 3. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Jim Carrey?

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3. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Jim Carrey?
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Sandra Bullock has literally won an Oscar for her dramatic chops in The Blind Side (2009)...

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...But you still have to admit, she's one funny lady and the queen of rom-coms, like The Proposal (2009) — which came out the same year!

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  1. 4. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Sandra Bullock?

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4. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Sandra Bullock?
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Michelle Yeoh is an absolute legend and my personal favorite actor, partially because of how incredible she is in dramas like Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022)...

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...But can balance her skills in a sweet, genuine comedy, as well — sometimes in the same movie!

Michelle Yeoh in "Everything Everywhere All At Once"
  1. 5. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Michelle Yeoh?

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Keanu Reeves is certainly a comedy king in movies like Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)...

Keanu Reeves in "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure."

...And he can also star in an action-packed drama, like John Wick (2014), like no one else.

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  1. 6. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Keanu Reeves?

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Michaela Coel had one of the single best dramatic performances on TV this decade (you heard me) in I May Destroy You...

Michaela Coel in "I May Destroy You"

...and she also happened to star in one of the funniest TV shows ever made (you still heard me) with Chewing Gum.

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  1. 7. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Michaela Coel?

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There's no denying Robin Williams is maybe the funniest person to ever grace this planet with roles like Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)...

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...still, we can't discount his innumerable award-worthy (and winning!) dramatic performances, like his heartfelt role in Good Will Hunting (1997).

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  1. 8. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Robin Williams?

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Melissa McCarthy has literally been nominated for an Oscar for BOTH her great dramatic performance in Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)...

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...AND her great comedic performance in Bridesmaids (2011)!

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  1. 9. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Melissa McCarthy?

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And speaking of Oscars, Emma Stone took home Best Actress for her work in La La Land (2016)...

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...but she also had us all bustin' a gut in Superbad (2007).

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  1. 10. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Emma Stone?

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10. So, which genre comes to mind when you think of Emma Stone?
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