Look at his body of work, and the different characters he has portrayed. After spending six years on a hit sitcom (3rd Rock from the Sun), he established his indy cred with varied roles in Manic, Mysterious Skin and Brick. And semi-indies like the Lookout, 500 Days of Summer and 50/50. And more recently in blockbusters like Inception, The Dark Knight Rises, Looper and Lincoln. The roles are all so different.