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Steve Carell

Highest Rated:   91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Lowest Rated:   14% Curly Sue (1991)
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Birthplace:   Acton, Massachusetts, USA
Possessing a sort of surreal, outlandish, and childish comic persona that is only enhanced by his deceptively straight-laced appearance, comic performer Steve Carell first gained a faithful following thanks to an enduring run as a correspondent on the popular Comedy Central news satire series The Daily Show. Though Carell had been performing on the small screen in such shows as The Dana Carvey Show and Over the Top since the early '90s, it was his grating but hilariously obnoxious reports on The Daily Show that truly made him a talent to watch.A native of Concord, MA, and an alumni of Chicago's famed Second City comedy troupe, Carell gained early experience with stints at the Windy City's Goodman and Wisdom Bridge Theaters. Following his feature debut in the 1991 comedy Curly Sue, Carell made a name for himself in television as a writer/performer on The Dana Carvey Show. In the years that followed, he would frequently alternate between film and television, and he continued to do so after joining the cast of The Daily Show in 1999. Sharp-eared television viewers would recognize Carell as the voice of crime-fighter Gary (a role that he played opposite Daily Show co-star Stephen Colbert) on Saturday Night Live's popular TV Funhouse segment "The Ambiguously Gay Duo." Following roles in such little-seen features as Tomorrow Night and Suits, Carell would return to the small screen for a key supporting role in ex-Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Dreyfus' short-lived sitcom Watching Ellie.In 2003, Carell nearly stole the show from comic megastar Jim Carrey with his role as an obnoxious television newscaster in the heavenly comedy Bruce Almighty, before once again stepping into a faux television studio to portray cerebrally challenged weather forecaster Brick Tamland in the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle Anchorman. Carell then stepped out of the newsroom and into cubicle-land for the lead in NBC's American remake of the popular British sitcom The Office, for which he won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2005. Carell also made a brief but indelible cameo opposite Anchorman co-star Ferrell in the big-screen adaptation of Bewitched.Carell's Anchorman colleagues also aided him in realizing his breakout role, later that same summer: the hapless innocent title character of The 40-Year-Old Virgin. Written by Carell and co-scripted and directed by Anchorman producer Judd Apatow, the raunchy-yet-sweet comedy had an inauspicious August release, yet its bawdy, adult-oriented laughs resonated with much of the same audience that made The Wedding Crashers an R-rated success story just a few weeks prior. Like Ferrell before him, Carell suddenly found himself in the enviable position of being able to pick and choose from a number of high-priced, high-profile comedic starring roles, among them the Bruce Almighty sequel Evan Almighty, as well as Get Smart, Horton Hears a Who!, and Dinner For Schmucks. Carrel would continue to pepper his resume with low-key roles as well, however, appearing in dramedies like Dan in Real Life and Crazy, Stupid, Love.He continued to work steadily in smaller films like The Way Way Back and Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, as well as sequels like Despicable Me 2 and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2014 Carell picked up the first Oscar nomination of his career for playing against type as the billionaire John DuPont in Bennett Miller's true-crime psychological drama Foxcatcher.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Untitled Robert Zemeckis Project
  • Actor
2018
No Score Yet Last Flag Flying
  • Larry 'Doc' Shepherd
2017
86% Battle of the Sexes
  • Bobby Riggs
2017
61% Despicable Me 3
  • Gru
$261.1M 2017
No Score Yet Too Funny To Fail
  • Actor
2017
70% Café Society
  • Phil Stern
$11.1M 2016
88% The Big Short
  • Mark Baum
2015
47% Freeheld
  • Steven Goldstein
2015
56% Minions
  • Young Gru
$278M 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis
  • Frank
2015
No Score Yet Despicable Me 2: 3 Mini-Movie Collection
  • Actor
2015
88% Foxcatcher
  • John du Pont
$9.8M 2014
61% Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
  • Ben Cooper
$56.8M 2014
75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Brick Tamland
$76.9M 2013
84% The Way Way Back
  • Trent
$21.6M 2013
73% Despicable Me 2
  • Gru
$368.1M 2013
36% The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
  • Burt Wonderstone
  • Producer
$22.6M 2013
No Score Yet Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot
  • Actor
2013
No Score Yet Madly Madagascar
  • Actor
2013
75% Hope Springs
  • Doctor Feld
$63.4M 2012
55% Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  • Dodge
$7.2M 2012
78% Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  • Cal
  • Producer
$83.3M 2011
No Score Yet The Action Pack: Anchorman Quote-along
  • Actor
2011
No Score Yet Missing Links
  • Actor
2011
42% Dinner for Schmucks
  • Barry Speck
$73M 2010
81% Despicable Me
  • Gru
$251.5M 2010
67% Date Night
  • Phil Foster
$98.8M 2010
51% Get Smart
  • Maxwell Smart
  • Executive Producer
$130.3M 2008
79% Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
  • The Mayor of Whoville
$154.4M 2008
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Dan Burns
$30.1M 2007
23% Evan Almighty
  • Evan Baxter
$100.3M 2007
89% Knocked Up
  • Himself
$148.8M 2007
No Score Yet Hammy's Boomerang Adventure
  • Actor
2006
91% Little Miss Sunshine
  • Frank Hoover
$59.9M 2006
75% Over the Hedge
  • Hammy
$155.1M 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live: The Best of Saturday TV Funhouse
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet American Storage
  • Actor
2006
85% The 40 Year Old Virgin
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive Producer
  • Andy Stitzer
$109.3M 2005
25% Bewitched
  • Uncle Arthur
$62.3M 2005
53% Melinda and Melinda
  • Walt
$3.8M 2005
No Score Yet Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
  • Brick Tamland
2004
15% Sleepover
  • Sherman
$8.1M 2004
66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
  • Brick Tamland
$84.2M 2004
48% Bruce Almighty
  • Evan Baxter
$242.6M 2003
60% Tomorrow Night
  • Mail Room Guy Without Glasses
1998
14% Curly Sue
  • Tesio
1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Angie Tribeca
2016
  • Director
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet First Impressions with Dana Carvey
2016
  • Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet CBS This Morning
2012
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio
1994
  • Guest
  • 2015
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet 60 Minutes
2008
  • Appearing
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Executive Producer
  • Guest
  • Producer
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Reporter
  • Appearing
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
  • 2005
  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet Riot
2014
  • Appearing
  • Executive Producer
  • Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2008
No Score Yet MTV First
2011-2014
  • Appearing
  • 2013
No Score Yet Web Therapy
2011-2014
  • Jackson Hotel guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Office
2005-2013
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Michael Scott
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
57% Life's Too Short
2011
  • Himself
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2012
No Score Yet Colbert Report
2005-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Host
  • 2008
  • 2005

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