326 – Foxcatcher (2014)


Actors try to reinvent themselves all of the time, often to mixed results. After a disastrous fall from grace, Robert Downey, Jr. reinvented himself as a sarcastic action star. He’s now making hundred of millions of dollars as a man in a robot suit. After years of a successful comedy career, Jim Carrey tried to reinvent himself as a dramatic lead. He recently scraped the bottom of the comedy barrel and returned to a 20-year-old role in Dumb and Dumber To. This perception shift is difficult to pull off, but it is essential to producing an eclectic body of work. In Foxcatcher, the new film from director Bennett Miller and co-writers E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman, two pre-categorized performers look to shed their respective classifications, and both performers are exceedingly successful in this endeavor.

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