Yeah, you know, anybody who comes up and says, “Why don’t you ever do a comedy,” or something or whatever, I say, “Well, go see ‘Premium Rush’!” I was having a field day. I was cracking jokes left and right. I did improv in that movie. I made up lines and David kept them in. I mean, I was having a blast. I don’t know, people are always like, “Do comedy, do comedy.” I’m like, “Go see my fucking comedies!” Don’t tell me to do comedies. I’ve done comedies. Did you ever see “Grand Theft Parsons”? That’s a fucking comedy. “Did you go see it?” “No.” I mean, that’s the thing. A lot of the stuff that I’m best known for is the more dramatic stuff. But, you know what? I did three comedic roles for Jerry Bruckheimer! I did “Pearl Harbor,” I’m comic relief. In “Bad Boys 2” I’m the fucking comic relief. And then I did “Kangaroo Jack”! Which is, I mean, for better or worse, it’s ostensibly a comedy. So, I don’t know what people expect. It’s just the things I’m best known for tend to be the most dramatic things.
Michael Shannon, speaking on his comedies, in typical monologue form. (via ianmichaeljames)