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Q: What's the guy who played Coach Taylor been doing since "Friday Night Lights" ended?

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Adam Thomlison / TV Media

The beloved TV football drama "Friday Night Lights" made stars out of many of its previously unknown cast, but few as much as Kyle Chandler, who played Coach Eric Taylor.

Since the show ended in 2011, Chandler's been dividing his time between major blockbuster films and more critically acclaimed TV.

On the TV side, he starred in three seasons of the Netflix drama series "Bloodline," from 2015 to 2017. However, more of his time has been devoted to the big screen, where he's mostly leaned toward key supporting roles in Oscar-bait movies such as "Argo" (2012), "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013) and "Manchester by the Sea" (2016).

His first major post-"Lights" gig was a big one: a leading role in the Steven Spielberg-produced sci-fi flick "Super 8," which many viewed as a sort of spiritual sequel to Spielberg's 1982 classic "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."

And the major roles are still coming to Chandler. He's already signed on to two mega-budget movies: "Godzilla: King of the Monsters," due out next year, and "Godzilla vs. Kong," due in 2020. (They're so sure about the first film's success they've already booked a sequel.)

Chandler is also returning to TV in a big way, with a role in next year's "Catch-22" miniseries, appearing alongside just about everyone in Hollywood, it seems.

 

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