Even is he had the acting chops to pull it off, Knoxville’s on-screen persona in Jackass was always that of the good-looking, slightly dumb mischief-maker. When Knoxville finally did start to take on scripted roles, casting directors slapped him with the same kind of roles he’d “played” on Jackass. The screwball comedy Big Trouble cast Knoxville opposite Tom Sizemore as a bumbling idiot ex-convict. Men in Black II used him as a bumbling two-headed alien. Walking Tall paired him with Dwayne Johnson and finally offered him a meatier role, though it was still another ex-con serving as comic relief.