THREE OAKS - As an actor, Jeff Daniels' career has often seemed like a contradiction.

From his role as intrepid anchor Will McAvoy in HBO's "The Newsroom," for which he won an Emmy, to current supporting turns as Apple CEO John Sculley in "Steve Jobs" and NASA director Terry Sanders in "The Martian," to the cerebrally-challenged Harry Dunne in "Dumb and Dumber" and its sequels, Daniels has been equally deft at playing the hero, the villain and the fool.