10 Actors Who Gave Their Best & Worst Performance In The Same Year
Melissa McCarthy is an actress who clearly made her name in comedy, with roles in Gilmore Girls, Mike and Molly, Bridesmaids, The Heat, and Tammy just some of those which pushed her into the mainstream.
So, when McCarthy was announced to replace Oscar-winner Julianne Moore on Marielle Heller's Can You Forgive Me?, a fair few eyebrows were raised at the Illinois native's casting in such a serious picture.
Based on the 2008 confessional memoir of Lee Israel, Can You Forgive Me? had McCarthy star as Israel - the struggling writer who looked to reinvigorate her career by forging letters from dead authors. Mesmerising in the role, Melissa grabbed herself an Academy Award nom for her work here, with co-star Richard E. Grant likewise getting himself an Oscar nomination.
What made Can You Forgive Me? stand out even more, was the fact that it came directly after The Happytown Murders. Despite the premise of a tongue-in-cheek gritty puppet-human buddy cop picture sounding like a fun one, The Happytown Murders was brutally bad and ranks as the worst movie which McCarthy has been the star attraction on.