For the serious roles he has portrayed, he will always be regarded as a comedy actor. There is that as well as his comedian routine that brought him to the party in the first place. It has been a while since he made his big break with the Ace Ventura film and then cult classic The Mask.
I don’t know if it’s a case of the fame going to his head, or his ego leading him to make choices or other explanations. What I know is his career stalled before another raft of funny films set him up again and now without being the stellar cash machine he used to be, people still expect him to attract crowds to see how funny he can be.
They select a film as his number one role, but I actually preferred his performance in the number two film. That’s just me. Enjoy.