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Does Judy Greer Deserve More Leading Roles?

Judy Greer has become something of a sidekick extraordinaire, and she's about to take on yet another supporting role. She'll join Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway in Love and Other Drugs, playing a pharmaceutical company trainee instructor. I've really enjoyed some of Greer's performances in the past, particularly in Arrested Development and 13 Going on 30.

On the other hand, she's often forgettable, and I have to wonder whether or not she's getting tired of always playing the best friend or co-worker. She had a short-lived stint as a leading lady on Miss Guidance, but what do you think — does Judy Greer deserve more leading roles?

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lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
Hey dummy (#24), only one person mentioned the Ugly Truth and she was already (much more politely) corrected. So get off your (wow, it took me so much longer to type the "yo" before the "ur") soapbox and get a a life.
eastcoastgirl eastcoastgirl 6 years
Definately! She is a great character actress so she will probably always have longevity!!
billyart101 billyart101 6 years
No. She's boring. I'm upset she's been in anything other than Jawbreaker. That should've killed her career ;-)
manakineko manakineko 6 years
Love her. She is hysterically funny!!
T-S T-S 6 years
Whatever gives me more Greer. I love her. "Say goodbye to these!"
Nitachequita Nitachequita 6 years
I disagree that she's often forgettable. I think she's usually the sole standout in forgettable movies, often stealing the show!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 6 years
I really liked her show Miss Guided, I was bummed when it got cancelled :( But I have to admit that she seems to be in her element when she is in a supporting role. Maybe she should stick with what she excels at?
sassbidefan89 sassbidefan89 6 years
i agree w the last comment: i love her work but i just don't know if she can pull of leading lady even though she's really pretty and talented; maybe leading man's movie interest??
lizlee89 lizlee89 6 years
I often wonder about this; because I used to think that, no matter how talented and funny someone is; some people just can't carry a movie. however, many a beloved sidekick have proven this false, including my favorite Jeremy Piven. I think, like Jeremy Piven, she could hold the lead at least in an ensemble. but I still love her as the best friend; and even more as a charactor actor (Kitty in Arrested Development is most likely her best work)...
Allyace Allyace 6 years
I love when she pops up as the best friend of a title character, but with Miss Guided, she proved to me that she can carry it. That show was actually really cute.
RCCway RCCway 6 years
Love her!! :-)
RCCway RCCway 6 years
Love her!! :-)
Gwen-Stacy Gwen-Stacy 6 years
Judy is wonderful! Love her in Elizabethtown and 27 Dresses.
sylviamcdanyel sylviamcdanyel 6 years
She wasn't in The Ugly Truth.
sylviamcdanyel sylviamcdanyel 6 years
She wasn't in The Ugly Truth.
alltherage alltherage 6 years
I reently saw her in the ugly truth and was like isnt this the chick who's always the sidekick wtf?
pargie pargie 6 years
Yes, she was brilliant in Jawbreaker!
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 6 years
I like her a lot.
tellmemorex2 tellmemorex2 6 years
I like her a lot.
lilkimbo lilkimbo 6 years
I certainly think she could handle leading roles, but I prefer her as a character actor. As was already mentioned, sometimes the supporting roles are much more interesting anyway!
Briandiesel Briandiesel 6 years
Whatever. Jawbreaker was when I took notice of her. Vio let, my name is Vio let. Loved it
Briandiesel Briandiesel 6 years
Whatever. Jawbreaker was when I took notice of her. Vio let, my name is Vio let. Loved it
syako syako 6 years
And now that I realized that I was a little cryptic... two words: Of Course!!!!
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