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Today is the big 4-0 for Justin Long. A comedic actor known for both huge projects and small indies alike, Long is perpetually on the cusp of becoming an A-list star. A reliable comedian with a knack for wringing laughter out of discomfort, he’s a welcome presence in any film he chooses to appear in. On his birthday, what better time is there to discuss his career and ask what his finest hour on screen has been?
Long is best known for broad comedies like “Accepted” and “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” though he’s also found a respectable following through his appearance in the action franchise “Live Free or Die Hard.” There, he worked with Kevin Smith, who would go on to cast him in “Tusk,” “Yoga Hosers,” and “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.” Even just within Smith’s movies, he’s displayed an impressive range, generating comedy from all ends of the spectrum. “Tusk” especially stretched the actor’s talent in ways audiences had never seen before.
The well liked funny-man celebrates his birthday hot on the heels of debuting a new movie at the recent Tribeca Film Festival. “Safe Spaces” received a positive review here on the site, with Long’s turn in particular praised as such: “…it’s a perfect showcase for Justin Long, who’s uniquely qualified for the central role. Rarely has he been better, helping to bring this film across the finish line. Long delivers a full bodied turn.” A staple of the festival, it’s another avenue from which the actor finds his audience.
In honor of his birthday, what is your favorite Justin Long performance? Where do you see his career going from here? We’re all ears, so be sure to chime in!
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