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Buzz In: Which TV Stars Could Shine on the Big Screen?

Today's news about Leighton Meester landing her first movie role since the start of Gossip Girl got me thinking about TV stars whose talents could translate well to films. Apparently I'm not the only one on that train of thought these days, as the New York Times just named several TV actors whom they think could make the leap to the big screen.

I agree with the Times story — and with George Clooney himself, who's quoted in it — that Eric Dane of Grey's Anatomy seems to have the right look and style for the big screen. His Grey's costar, Katherine Heigl, has already proven that she can make some serious box office cash. But sometimes the breakout film stars surprise me — like Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel, who got his start on the British show Skins.

So, what about you? Which TV folks do you think could hold their own in movies?

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chicsugar chicsugar 7 years
I knew it. Zachary Quinto can now add movie star to his credits. Star Trek was awesome! :)
emalove emalove 7 years
Jenna Fischer...she's done some lame movies so far, but I think she's a great comedic actress.
hollycf hollycf 7 years
I like and agree with everyone on the New York Time's list. I was so surprised to see Bill Hader on it. I think Yvonne Strahovski from Chuck and James Roday from Psych could do well in movies.
Miss-Shapes Miss-Shapes 7 years
Taylor Kitsch – I agree with the NY Times that with Wolverine coming out this year, he is going to be huge. Kyle Chandler – Hell, why not? He was great in King Kong, playing a screen idol, so we know he’s got the looks AND the ability to pull it off. Agree about Cobie Smulders from HIMYM.
Advah Advah 7 years
Cobie Smulders and Leighton Meester.
MeggyPoodles MeggyPoodles 7 years
I agree with MelX, Cobie from HIMYM would be awesome in movies. She is equally gorgeous and hilarious.
kafarine-tin-tin kafarine-tin-tin 7 years
I agree with Whiplash and xopiperxo, John Krasinski. I'm hoping Away We Go will be good for him. On The Office note, Jenna Fischer would be good too.
xopiperxo xopiperxo 7 years
john krasinski
xopiperxo xopiperxo 7 years
john krasinski
chicsugar chicsugar 7 years
Zachary Quinto! He's the only reason I'm going to see the new Star Trek movie.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
steve carell is pretty good. except i think he was in movies before tv.
melx melx 7 years
Cobie Smulders (HIMYM) would be great in chick flicks.. she's pretty and funny
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
John Krasinski. So far, he hasn't found the right film, but I think he'd be great in something that was right for him.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 7 years
John Krasinski. So far, he hasn't found the right film, but I think he'd be great in something that was right for him.
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
Ahah Dev has grown so much since Skins<3 He's so cute!
amloveaffair amloveaffair 7 years
Ahah Dev has grown so much since Skins<3 He's so cute!
atmywindow atmywindow 7 years
Um. Zachary Levi. Period, haha.
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