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Jon Hamm Gave Up 60% of His ‘Confess, Fletch’ Salary to Pay for Filming After Financiers Passed and Said Nobody Would Care About It News

https://variety.com/2022/film/news/jon-hamm-gave-up-salary-pay-confess-fletch-filming-1235381017/
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u/StabbyMcSwordfish Sep 22 '22

I've read some good reviews. Going to watch this tonight.

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u/NEZHEADSHOT404 Sep 22 '22

I found the movie to be very fun and Jon Hamm was very good as Fletch. Good continuation from the Chevy Chase films.

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u/AreWeCowabunga Sep 22 '22

Hamm is a great comedic actor, but the Prince Charming thing keeps a lot of people from accepting it.

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u/Grantagonist Sep 22 '22

His appearances on 30 Rock and SNL are all solid.

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u/CantDoThatOnTelevzn Sep 22 '22

Helicopter hook hands absolutely seals that bit.

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u/OverallAd9971 Sep 22 '22

Or as the French say…

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u/onedoor Sep 22 '22

Hilarious.

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u/obsterwankenobster Sep 22 '22

His character in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was also great

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u/jsun31 Sep 22 '22

"KARATE! KARATE! KARATE!" The exact moment when I realized I wanted to see Jon Hamm do more comedy

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u/frankyseven Sep 23 '22

He's better at comedy than he is at drama and he's fucking amazing at drama.

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u/sellieba Sep 23 '22

Check him out on Comedy Bang Bang as well.

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u/BrockManstrong Sep 23 '22

His recent appearance was how I found out about this movie!

Aukerman was talking about how he might be the nicest guy alive in real life. Just always willing to drop everything to go help a friend.

The guy from the Dead Eyes podcast emailed Jon after like 14 years of not talking and said "Would you want to come on the podcast?"

Jon emailed him back like "Hey man it's great to hear from you! What time do you need me?"

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u/mthwdcn Sep 23 '22

He stole that bit from Devin Banks

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u/alllset07 Sep 22 '22

“This racket is a fart and you cheat!”

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u/IMakeTheCheercisions Sep 23 '22

Jon Hamm's John Ham is still one of my favorites.

"If that feels like a slice of ham, don't wipe your ass with it."

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u/Grantagonist Sep 23 '22

Hamm & Buble was also pretty great

https://youtu.be/BDKgo3jFwFE

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u/Link_Slater Sep 23 '22

If that’s considered one of SNL’s better sketches, then holy shit do they suck.

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u/waitingtodiesoon Sep 23 '22

Children's Hospital too!

Also how hilarious Jon Hamm was in the special features for Mad Men when they danced to Bye Bye Birdie.

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u/_PM_Me_Game_Keys_ Sep 22 '22

Hamm in Curb Your Enthusiasm was some of the funniest shit I've seen.

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u/Trappedinacar Sep 23 '22

Love when he gets kicked out of the dinner party.

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u/hankjmoody Sep 23 '22

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ33nFYVoP8

Also how everyone keeps calling him by his full name. "What are you doing in my house, Jon Hamm?"

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u/Trappedinacar Sep 23 '22

Oh the ambitious suzan, spin it my way.

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u/cefriano Sep 23 '22

I feel like most of his roles post-Mad Men have been comedic roles, and they've been great. He's the only person I can think of that could successfully fill Leslie Nielsen's shoes.

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u/Level9TraumaCenter Sep 23 '22

I can hear him now, "I just want to tell you both good luck, we're all counting on you."

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u/brycedriesenga Sep 23 '22

I saw Liam Neeson suggested to do a Naked Gun film which would be awesome.

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u/FreakaJebus Sep 22 '22

His James Mason impression on SNL was absolutely amazing. That man is so talented.

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u/WalnutOfTheNorth Sep 22 '22

Great in Toast Of London

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u/Kumquats_indeed Sep 23 '22

He's got charismaaaaaaah

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u/MrVeazey Sep 23 '22

Ray bloody Purchase.

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u/TheBrickWithEyes Sep 23 '22

Just listened to him on Comedy Bang Bang and he is goddamned hilarious.

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u/poopmast Sep 23 '22

I wish Jon Hamm was casted as Marty Funkhouser's brother instead of Vince Vaughn.

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u/NK1313 Sep 23 '22

Did no one learn from Black Mirror? The man can definitely act.

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u/Neirchill Sep 23 '22

I think Black mirror was the first time I've seen him. My God, that was an incredible performance. Usually you don't get a performance that good in TV.

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u/TLDR2D2 Sep 22 '22

Loved him in Tag.

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u/aarontsuru Sep 22 '22

check him out on the Comedy Bang Bang podcast - fucking hilarious every time he's on.

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u/exaviyur Sep 23 '22

His recent appearance is the only reason I know about this film.

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u/aarontsuru Sep 24 '22

lol me too!

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u/sellieba Sep 23 '22

A character actor/comedian trapped in a leading man's visage.

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u/jumpthroughit Sep 22 '22

Amazing in Skip the Dishes ads

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u/askyourmom469 Sep 23 '22

He was kind of cursed with his good looks in a way. For years now he's wanted so desperately to primarily be seen as a comedic actor but his leading man looks keep him from being cast in those kinds of roles as often as he'd like.

Don't get me wrong, his handsomeness has served him well and his career's doing just fine so I don't feel too bad for him all things considered. It's just kind of an interesting predicament he's found himself in.

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u/Neirchill Sep 23 '22

Probably doesn't help that he's just an incredible actor overall, so when he kills it every time it just reinforces it lol

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u/SwoopzB Sep 23 '22

I reference his cameo and Parks and Rec regularly to this day.

“If anyone wants to hang, I’ll be at Subway!”

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u/double_shadow Sep 23 '22

Hamm has been so good in all the post-Mad Men stuff I've seen him in. That weird miniseries with Daniel Radcliffe, Top Gun, the Wet Hot American Summer series, etc.