Zach Galifianakis would take any job
- Bang Showbiz
- 23 October 2016
Zach Galifianakis has admitted he'd jump at the chance to do any job he's given
Zach Galifianakis would take "any job" thrown his way.
The 47-year-old actor has never been short of work and has a number of blockbusters under his belt - including 'Due Date', 'The Campaign' and 'Birdman' to name a few - but he has admitted he'd never turn down any job because he likes to explore his options.
Speaking to Total Film magazine, asked if he prefers comedy or drama, he said: "Well, I'll take anything that's thrown my way.
"But, because we're paid to be funny, I would like to try more dramas. Comedy is more of a younger person's game in a lot of ways, at least in the populist world. You have to know your time's a little bit limited. A lot of comedians can't sustain a career."
However, his 'Keeping Up With the Joneses' co-star Jon Hamm believes he has the same amount of talent when it comes to perfecting comedy and dramas.
He explained: "I think most truly great comedians are really good dramatic actors, too. I've had the good fortune to watch Zach be very good on both sides of the equation, as well as people like Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader and Louis C.K; guys who are obviously known for being funny, but also there's a tremendous depth."
Meanwhile, Galifianakis has admitted he's done work he didn't "like" because it "paid the bills" and he couldn't be too picky when he was first starting out.
He said recently: "When you first start doing this weird business, you look for work that you know helps you maintain a life so you can pay off your rent and all that stuff.
"You can't be that choosy, that's just the way it is. Some people can be choosy because they're ultra-talented or lucky or whatever, but yeah, there are certain things that might not be the greatest thing on my résumé.
"But I don't sit back and go, 'Gosh, I wish I didn't do that.' It's all part of the growth of a career, whether you're an entertainer or a librarian.
"We all take work that we don't really agree with or like. You have to do it because that's what pays the bills.
"But I'm real lucky -- and I was even in the early days, when I wasn't getting any jobs -- because I always had stand-up to fall back on. I could always do that."