Originally Posted by Chiggmo
Audiences love Will as hero type though so I don't think they wanna change the trend, you have to see where directors and such are coming from to. Some people just "fit" villian roles and some just "fit" heroes. I don't know of any off the top of my head (because I'm tired) where he did much in the way of full blown accents the entire movie, but he's done a lot in parts of movies that convinced me he can do them no problem if needed.
Also I don't think he has done any mental-illness roles. Never know if he could or not though. Hard to say. I think if he had the opportunity he could.
Just like a basketball player. If you can hit 3's and someone is willing to pay you $10m a year to do that, why learn to do anything else?