News Fargo season 4: Chris Rock to star

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  1. Enterprise is Great

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    https://tvline.com/2018/08/03/fargo-renewed-season-4-chris-rock-star-1950s

    Season 4 synopsis

    I don't know how I feel about Chris Rock starring. I've only seen him act in Lethal Weapon 4 which was 20 years ago.
     
  2. Mojochi

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    :crazy: While I enjoy him as a standup comedian, as an actor that dude has played the same annoying guy in everything he's ever appeared in. He has all the artistic range of a referee whistle. I'm not sure how I could invest in a dramatic narrative that expected me to consider him relatable
     
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    I've never seen him play a serious role. We'll see how he does.
     
  4. Mojochi

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    He never has. non-comedic performance that is
     
  5. Push The Button

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    I’ll watch it. Rock may surprise all of us, lets give him a chance.
     
  6. JirinPanthosa

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    If Bill Murray can do it, why not Chris Rock?

    I'm optimistic, I think Chris Rock may be good at getting spun up in a criminal conspiracy out of his control.

    I'm more troubled by this being set in Missouri instead of the snowy north.
     
  7. Velocity

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    It isn't Fargo to me without the accents, don'cha know.
     
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  9. Enterprise is Great

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    I wonder if Rock's character could turn out to be the father of Mike Milligan from season 2
     
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    Interesting casting. Often times, comedic actors in dramatic roles, especially those with good scripts and directors, perform quite well. Robin Williams, Bill Murray, even Jim Carrey (at least The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) have all proven this. With that in mind, I'm willing to give Chris Rock the benefit of the doubt even if I don't normally like his style of comedy. Plus, I trust Noah Hawley.
     
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    A surprising choice and it’s gonna be weird watching a Fargo where the lead character doesn’t have THAT accent. However, given how good the 3 previous seasons have been, I’m more than happy to see how Rock performs. The set-up sounds good too. I wonder who will be the equivalent of Billy Bob Thornton or David Thewlis this time.
     
  12. Owain Taggart

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    Agreed. Even Will Farrell in Stranger Than Fiction. Not a big fan of Will Farrell, but I loved him in that. I think it's all about putting them in a different acting mode that yield some different and unexpected results. Those are some of my favourite roles. I frankly feel like it's important for actors to step out of their comfort zones lest they be stuck in a rut constantly doing the same thing.

    Not a fan of Chris Rock, but I'll give him the benefit of doubt here. Still haven't seen season 3, but the first two were pretty good and I loved how they ended up being connected.
     
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    Ah, yeah, Will Farrell in Stranger Than Fiction is another great example. The fact that I'm not a fan of Farrell's or Carrey's comedy style but loved the dramatic roles they performed are further reason why I'm willing to give Rock a chance here despite not liking his comedy either.
     
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    Yeah, exactly. And another thing: I think an actor who allows himself to take chances on different genres will often show greater range. Perfect example for me would be Robin Williams who became well known just as much for his dramatic roles as to his comedic roles. I also think that as an actor ages, the original genres they originally chose might have less roles for them coming their way, making branching out a good tactic to try to stay legitimate.
     
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    Martin Short did a season of Damages and was amazing. All I ever think of him in are comedies and stupid movies until then. So let's see how Chris Rock does.
     
  16. Enterprise is Great

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    Jack Huston, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw Among 12 Cast

     
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    Hot damn, that's an awesome set of actors for the new season. I'm seriously excited about this season now.
     
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    As well as Uzo Aduba, which I think is bigger news! :p
     
  20. JirinPanthosa

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    Wow. It will be weird seeing her and trying not to see Suzanne Warren. :)