Charlie Day's turn in 'Pacific Rim' is a drastic change from 'It's Always
Sunny in Philadelphia'
By Glenn Kenny
Special to MSN Movies
"Go Big Or Go Extinct," instructs the tagline of "Pacific Rim," the new sci-fi action
epic in which giant robots battle super-nasty alien creatures. But of course
you'll need a crew of manly men piloting the robots, right? Idris Elba seems to
fit the bill, as do some other cast members ... but Charlie Day? The "It's
Always Sunny In Philadelphia" guy? "Unlike my other characters, this one isn't
an idiot," Day said in a recent interview. And since the character is a
scientist, he may not be the most active of action heroes either ... we'll have
to wait for the movie itself to find out. But funny men making the transition to
credible action stars is something that has a pretty rich precedent in cinema.
And the switch-hit possibility isn't limited to guys, either. Check it out.
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