17 Movie Actors Who Must Move to TV

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7. Owen Wilson

Owen Wilson
Sure, Owen Wilson has a new movie coming out in a month, but what he seems to love is writing and acting, so why isn't he throwing his hat into the ring in the television arena with something like The Royal Tenenbaums (for which he was nominated for an Oscar), Bottle Rocket or Rushmore? Acting within the piece would just be icing on the cake. Honestly, his line delivery is some of the best in the biz, so it will only be better if he's taking part in whatever he writes.

8. Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts should commit to an event series because she doesn't have to. While we're recommending others on this list could jump start ailing careers, this would be a proactive move, proving to movie producers that if they don't treat her right they could lose her. Let's be honest, there aren't many who wouldn't tune in weekly to see what Roberts would bring to the table, and we already know there's not a genre she can't tackle. With one Best Actress Oscar under her belt for her role in Erin Brockvich and two Golden Globes why not add an Emmy to her awards shelf?

9. John Cusack

John Cusack
John Cusack was never an awards winner, but he was definitely an audience favorite, still known for one of the all time most recognizable scenes from Say Anything... He starred alongside Annette Bening when she got her Oscar nom for The Grifters and carried flicks like quirky High Fidelity and the frightening 1408. According to IMDB, he's only ever been in two episodes of two TV series EVER. It's time to change that by bringing his signature style to the small screen. He's another who who would be a perfect fit for Fargo Season 3. Am I right?

10. Diane Keaton

Diane Keaton
It's almost hard to believe the only place we see Diane Keaton on TV is in cosmetics commercials, but it's true. It would be pretty cool to see her trademark giggle on a weekly basis, so if we can persuade her to the small screen, I'm hoping it's for lighter fare. We can only see so many people go after their dark side, right? While I'm sure she's not interested in revisiting Annie Hall, how about closer to her character from Something's Gotta Give?

11. Edward Norton

Edward Norton
My favorite Edward Norton role was in American History X. He can really bring the heavy emotional stuff to the gritty and dark material. That was his second Oscar nomination. He's had three in a career spanning just over 20 years. He's generally chosen his roles carefully and been a moderate success. His movies aren't big box office hits, not that it means anything. He's talented and would benefit from having the chance to develop one role over 10-13 hours. If his performances pack that emotional wallop in two hours, imagine what they'd accomplish over the longer haul. Wow.

12. Michelle Pfeiffer

Michelle Pfeiffer
While researching this article, I was surprised to see Michelle Pfeiffer hadn't been in a movie since 2013. Personally, I'd love to see her come to the small screen in a thriller reminiscent of What Lies Beneath. She was absolutely amazing in that role, and if she had he opportunity to examine a complex woman in an equally complex relationship like that in a series, she'd be fantastic. Why are we being robbed of her talents?

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