The 40 Best Dramatic Performances by Comedians

The King of Comedy | Image: Twentieth Century Fox

A link between comedians and depression has long been discussed and analyzed, by psychologists and comedians alike. Some might theorize that such a relationship may explain why many comedians are adept at dramatic acting performances. 

The article linked below contains 40 of Vulture's selections of the best dramatic performances from actors known for their comedic chops. The list not only highlights excellent performances, but includes great films; from Life is Beautiful to The King of Comedy, they're classics ripe for additional viewings. Check out all forty selections here. 

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