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Josh Charles: Should the 'Good Wife' star make a play for movies?

Josh Charles: Should the 'Good Wife' star make a play for movies?
Josh Charles as Will Gardner in "The Good Wife." (David Giesbrecht)

On Sunday, Josh Charles exited "The Good Wife" when his character, Will Gardner, was the victim of a seemingly out-of-the-blue fatal shooting. On Monday, he explained his decision to David Letterman.

On Tuesday, it's a question of now what.

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Charles told Letterman that he had made the decision a year ago. While he said that "it is tough to leave stability and … structure," he was nonetheless "just ready to kind of move on."

Could that move be to film? Other TV mainstays who didn't renew their contacts on a hit show — see Steve Carrell and "The Office" — often did so for movie careers. Charles has some movie experience. Very early in his career, the 42-year-old had parts in "Hairspray" and "Dead Poets Society," but it's been mostly indie roles during hiatuses, if there were movie parts at all.

A film career for a longtime TV star is far from a sure thing. On the other hand, Charles has both dramatic experience a la "Good Wife" as well as comedic chops, as evidenced in his early career Aaron Sorkin dramedy "Sports Night."

Should he make a go at the big screen? What kind of films would be the right fit for Charles if he did? Vote in our poll below and let us know your thoughts.

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