Monday, January 25, 2016

Get to Know Your Man-Child, Part 7: The Man-Child Has a Tendency to Cry

Stan Laurel in The Devil's Brother (1933)
No explanation is necessary on this topic.  Let's just let the tears flow.

Andre Deed
Buster Keaton
Jobyna Ralston and Harold Lloyd in The Freshman (1925)
Billy Gilbert
Charlie Chaplin in City Lights (1931)
Harpo Marx in Horse Feathers (1932)
Curly Howard in Calling All Curs (1939)
Chris Farley and David Spade in Tommy Boy (1995)
Jason Alexander and Jerry Seinfeld in "Seinfeld"
Jason Alexander in "Seinfeld"
Zach Galifianakis
Seth Rogen in Funny People (2009)
Steve Carell in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Who are the biggest sobbers in film comedy? 

1.) Stan Laurel

Of course, one of Laurel's funniest and most endearing trademarks was his whimpering cry.

The Pest (1922)
Mandarin Mix-Up (1924)
Below Zero (1930)
Mae Busch, Laurel and Dorothy Christy in Sons of the Desert (1933)
Babes in Toyland (1934)

2.) Will Ferrell 


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

Step Brothers (2008)

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Ferrell and Christina Applegate

Get Hard (2015)

3.) Adam Sandler

The Wedding Singer (1998)


50 First Dates (2005)

4.) Jim Carrey

Ace Ventura, Pet Detective (1994)

Dumb and Dumber (1994)

Liar, Liar (1997)

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) 

Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

Read more about the comic man-child in I Won't Grow Up!: The Comic Man-Child in Film from 1901 to the Present.

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