Forever unthreatening on screen, the ‘How I Met Your Mother’ star projects the jovial air of a reliable sidekick, whether he’s playing David Foster Wallace or palling around with Muppets
Although ‘Cheers’ made the actor a star, he always swore he had a tough time getting comfortable playing the womanizing character. But the humanity he brought to Sam has informed his career and his life ever since.
Savaged for his performance as Anakin Skywalker in the ‘Star Wars’ prequels, the Canadian actor never got a career rehabilitation. Why returning to the role in a new Disney series feels like redemption — and a chance to reevaluate what went wrong the first time.
The acclaimed actor played characters who made being an outsider seem inspiring. Now his greatest performances feel tainted by the disgraced man he’s become.