In 2002 alone John C. Reilly was a cast member in 3 best picture nominees: Chicago, Gangs of New York, and the Hours.
John C. Reilly has also appeared in other critically received films: Magnolia, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, The Aviator, The Thin Red Line, Boogie Nights and A Prairie Home Companion.
Yet John C. Reilly's film angle seems to be taking a comedic turn, which personally, I think is okay, because I think he's much better as a comic character than a serious one.
His role in Chicago (for which he received an Oscar nomination) was serious but still somewhat comical. And a few projects later his role in A Prairie Home Companion was also comical as he cut-up along side Woody Harrelson.
But Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was one of the first times I've seen Reilly be a regular slap stick cut-up and along side Will Farrell and the rest of the cast he did a good job.
Columbia pictures who produced Talladega Nights must agree that John C. Reilly's a funny guy and have in the past month gotten Reilly to sign on for two projects:
- Step Brothers will reunite the Talladega Nights trio of director/writer Adam McKay, Will Farrell and John C. Reilly.
- Walk Hard will bring John C. Reilly together with writers Judd Apatow (40-year old virgin) and young director Jake Kasdan (Orange County) to tell a fictional story of Dewey Cox a legendary rock star. (via)
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