It is hard to imagine Joshua Jackson playing any other role than Peter Bishop on "Fringe," but the actor has had success portraying many other characters as well. Here is a look at some of Joshua Jackson's best roles before "Fringe," and how his acting has gotten better with age.
"The Mighty Ducks"
We first met Joshua Jackson as a pip-squeak hockey player in "The Mighty Ducks" series. Jackson portrayed lovable Charlie Conway alongside Emilio Estevez, Jeffrey Nordling and others. Not a bad output for being such a young actor, and he's only gotten better with age.
Another memorable character that Joshua Jackson portrayed is Pacey Witter on "Dawson's Creek." The wise-cracking jokester gained chuckles and was the focus of many teenage girls' fantasies. "Dawson's Creek" was on the air from 1998 to 2003.
The point in which Jackson's career began to evolve was when he returned to film in "Cruel Intentions." The 1999 film starred Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe, with Jackson playing more of a bit part. The difference between this part and past roles is that this one was a bit more risky, and allowed movie goers to view Jackson in a different light. After his role in "Cruel Intentions," Jackson was taken as a more serious actor instead of that cute kid from "The Mighty Ducks" and "Dawson's Creek."
The '90s were a hot time for Jackson's career. After the end of "Dawson's Creek," Jackson's career hit a bit of a lull. Then in 2008, "Fringe" revitalized his career. Now Jackson has multiple projects on the horizon including two upcoming movies: "Lay the Favorite" and "Inescapable." Both are slated to be released in 2012. Joshua Jackson should expect to see an increase in his upcoming projects as he reminds the world that he is so much more than just a sitcom star.
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