misleading-men

Wherever You Find Him, You’ve Got a Friend in Jason Segel

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

Ted Danson Was Never Sam Malone. That’s Why He Was Such a Great Sam Malone.

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.

The Hayden Christensen Comeback Is Upon Us

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.

Johnny Depp and the Lie of the Heroic Misfit

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.