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Bob Odenkirk in ‘Nobody,’ and a History of Actors Playing Against Type

After ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ Odenkirk plays a grizzled badass, joining other actors who have notably departed from their type

Part of the draw of Bob Odenkirk’s new movie Nobody is that the actor—first known for his work in his sketch comedy series Mr. Show and then for Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul—is playing against type as a grizzled action-star badass. With that (eagerly) in mind, Ringer contributor Adam Nayman is back with another video essay exploring a brief history of notable times actors have played against their type, for better and for worse.