The Safdie Brothers’ hotly anticipated Uncut Gems is now in theaters. Even before its official release, the crime thriller has been generating buzz for Adam Sandler, who plays a charismatic New York City jeweler and hustler. Several critics (along with Sandler himself), agree that his performance is nothing short of Oscar-worthy.

Sandler belongs to a category of entertainers who have built their careers on comedy who’ve been given a dramatic role and proceeded to knock it out of the park. What happens when a movie rides that fine line in between genres, gut-bustingly funny in one moment and gravely serious in the next? Easy. Get yourself an actor who can do both. After all, they say that comedy and tragedy are two sides of the same coin. These actors prove this to be true.

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