bluths and fünkes, ranked

Ranked has officially returned.  If you’re just tuning in to Ranked goodness, I take a look at the film and television work of a specific cast during and since their run an particular show or film.    For this Arrested Development edition, I eliminated both Jeffrey Tambor and Jessica Walter, as they’d had fairly established careers prior – for this one, it’s about the kids and the son-in-law – and since the show never caught on hugely during its run, the first point category garnered everyone +3 across the board.  After some surprises (who knew Portia de Rossi had done so little since AD?  And just how much guest work can Will Arnett and David Cross do??), we got some interesting end results.  Scoring legend below.

Jason Bateman
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: One Emmy nom (+.5), One Globe win (+3), 
One SAG nom (+.75)
Comedies: The Break-Up (+1), The Ex (-1), Juno (+1), Hancock (+1), Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (-1), Extract (-1), Up in the Air (+1), Couples Retreat (+1), The Switch (-1)
Indie cred: Juno (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: Smokin’ Aces (+1)
Laughable dramas: The Kingdom (-1), State of Play (+1)
Box office biggies: Starsky and Hutch (+.9), The Break-Up (+1.2), The Kingdom (+.5), Juno (+1.4), Hancock (+2.3), Couples Retreat (+1.1), 
Up in the Air (+.8)
Later TV work: King of the Hill (+.5), The Fairly OddParents (+.5), 
Scrubs (+.5), The Jake Effect (+1), Sit Down Shut Up (+1)
Behind the camera: Director of episode of AD (+1)
FINAL SCORE: 22.95
**notes: Starsky and Hutch had highish box office receipts, but was a critical dump – classification is questionable; also, it pained me to deem Couples Retreat a “success”

Portia de Rossi
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: N/A
Comedies: N/A
Indie cred: N/A
Cult/fanboy hits: N/A
Laughable dramas: Cursed (-1)
Box office biggies: N/A
Later TV work: America’s Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (+1), Nip/Tuck (+1), Better Off Ted (+2)
Behind the camera: N/A
FINAL SCORE: 6
**notes: It’s amazing how she seems to be one of the more famous cast members, but her body of work is so limited since AD began airing

Will Arnett
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: Three Emmy noms (+1.5)
Comedies: Ice Age: The Meltdown (+1), Let’s Go to Prison (-1), Blades of Glory (+1), Ratatouille (+1), Hot Rod (-1), The Brothers Solomon (-1), Semi-Pro (-1), Horton Hears a Who! (+1), The Rocker (-1), Monsters vs. Aliens (+1), G-Force (+1), When in Rome (-1), Despicable Me (+1)
Indie cred: Wristcutters: A Love Story (+1), Brief Interviews with Hideous Men (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: Jonah Hex (-1)
Laughable dramas: N/A
Box office biggies: Monster-in-Law (+.8), Ice Age: The Meltdown (+2), RV (+.7), Blades of Glory (+1.2), Ratatouille (+2.1), Horton Hears a Who! (+1.5), Monsters vs. Aliens (+2), G-Force (+1.2), Despicable Me (+2.5)
Later TV work: Will and Grace (+.5), King of the Hill (+.5), Sesame Street (+.5), Freak Show (+1), Eva Adams (+1), Sit Down Shut Up (+1), 30 Rock (+1), Parks and Recreation (+.5), Increasingly Poor Decisions… (+1), Running Wilde (+1)
Behind the camera: Writer/producer of Running Wilde (+1)
FINAL SCORE: 28.5
**notes: Monster-in-Law and RV were tough calls as they were panned, but had relatively good box office

David Cross
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: N/A
Comedies: Eternal Sunshine… (+1), Curious George (+1), School for Scoundrels (-1), Alvin and the Chipmunks (+1), Kung Fu Panda (+1), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (+1), Megamind (+1)
Indie cred: Eternal Sunshine… (+1), I’m Not There (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: N/A
Laughable dramas: I’m Not There (+1), Battle for Terra (-1)
Box office biggies: Curious George (+.6), Alvin and the Chipmunks (+2.2), Kung Fu Panda (+2.2), Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (+2.2), Megamind (+1.4)
Later TV work: King of the Hill (+.5), Just Shoot Me! (+.5), Crank Yankers (+.5), Pilot Season (+1), Oliver Beene (+1), Tom Goes to the Mayor (+.5), Cheap Seats (+.5), O’Grady (+.5), Wonder Showzen (+.5), Family Guy (+.5), Freak Show (+1), I’m in Hell (+1), The Colbert Report (+.5), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (+.5), Odd Job Jack (+.5), Aqua Teen Hunger Force (+.5), Human Giant (+.5), Important Things with… (+.5), Tim and Eric Awesome Show (+.5), Increasingly Poor Decisions (+1), Running Wilde (+1)
Behind the camera: Writer/producer of Freak Show (+1), Writer/producer of Increasingly Poor Decisions (+1)
FINAL SCORE: 33.6
**notes: She’s the Man was sort of a toss-up for me

Tony Hale
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: N/A
Comedies: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (-1), Stranger Than Fiction (+1), Unaccompanied Minors (-1), Because I Said So (-1), The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (-1), The Informant! (+1)
Indie cred: Happythankyoumoreplease (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: N/A
Laughable dramas: N/A
Box office biggies: RV (+.7), The Tale of Despereaux (+.5)
Later TV work: Stacked (+.5), The Room (+1), Case Closed (+1), Big Day (+.5), Andy Barker, P.I. (+1), Buy More (+.5), Samantha Who? (+.5), Boldly Going Nowhere (+1), Cop House (+1), United States of Tara (+.5), ER (+.5), Rules of Engagement (+.5), Ctrl (+.5), Chuck (+1), Numb3rs (+.5), The Life & Times of Tim (+.5), Community (+.5), Law & Order (+.5), Justified (+.5), Medium (+.5)
Behind the camera: Producer of Ctrl (+1)
FINAL SCORE: 16.2

Michael Cera
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: Austin Critics (+.75), BAFTA nom (+.5), 
Chicago Critics (+.75)
Comedies: Superbad (+1), Juno (+1), Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (+1), Extreme Movie (-1), Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (+1)
Indie cred: Juno (+1), Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist (+1), 
Paper Heart (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: Superbad (+1), Juno (+1.4)
Later TV work: Veronica Mars (+.5), Tom Goes to the Mayor (+.5), 
Tim and Eric Awesome Show (+.5)
Behind the camera: Original music for Paper Heart (+1)
FINAL SCORE: 18.1
**notes: Year One and Youth in Revolt were iffy for me – not so great with critics or box office, but I just can’t seem to think of them as total failures

Alia Shawkat
AD fame: +3
Awards cache: N/A
Comedies: Deck the Halls (-1), Bart Got a Room (+1), Whip It (+1)
Indie cred: Bart Got a Room (+1), Amreeka (+1), The Runaways (+1)
Cult/fanboy hits: N/A
Laughable dramas: Amreeka (+1)
Box office biggies: N/A
Later TV work: Without a Trace (+.5), Boomtown (+.5), Veronica Mars (+.5), Not Like Everyone Else (+1), The Business (+.5), Bad Mother’s Handbook (+1), The Starter Wife (+.5), The League (+.5)
Behind the camera: N/A
FINAL SCORE: 13


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