Scott has crafted a truly diverse and distinguished career. Though he began primarily as a dramatic actor, he has displayed great versatility and depth and built an equally impressive comedy resume. No matter the medium - film, television and theatre, Scott continues to earn rave reviews.
Scott can currently be seen in "Our Idiot Brother" opposite Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and was recently released in theaters. Scott recently wrapped production on "Friends with Kids," in which he stars opposite Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig. The film revolves around a couple who see the toll that having children has taken on their friends, so they decide to have a baby but maintain an open relationship. Additionally, Scott wrapped production on "See Girl Run" for producer David Gordon Green and Paramount's "My Mother's Curse," which stars Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand. He is currently in production on "Bachelorette" opposite Isla Fisher, Kristen Dunst and Lizzy Caplan, and recently signed on to topline the indie comedy "A.C.O.D."
Scott also recently starred in the Starz original series "Party Down," which he produced alongside Executive Producers Paul Rudd, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and John Enbom. He also can be seen recurring on the HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down" opposite Danny McBride.
Scott previously starred in "The Vicious Kind," a dramedy about a man who becomes obsessed with the girlfriend his brother brings home for Thanksgiving. Executive produced by Neil Labute, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Scott was lauded for his performance as Caleb and was nominated for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards in 2010, also winning Best Performance at the 2009 Sidewalk Film Festival and Best Actor at the 2009 Strasbourg Film Festival.
Scott co-starred alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the blockbuster comedy "Step Brothers." As Derek, the egomaniacal younger brother of Ferrell, Scott garnered praise from the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco and the Washington Post. Scott also starred in "Passenger Side," a road movie that never leaves Los Angeles, with Joel Bissonnette and Robin Tunney, on which he also served as an executive producer; the film premiered to rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival.
He has portrayed Johnny Meyer, Howard Hughes' press agent, in the Oscar-winning film "The Aviator" alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin for legendary director Martin Scorsese. He was seen in "August," a drama that was featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He appeared in "Lovely, Still" with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, and Elizabeth Banks. The film premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival and was released last year. Additional film credits include the horror film "Piranha 3D"; the romantic comedy "Leap Year" opposite Amy Adams; the blockbuster comedy "Knocked Up," directed by Judd Apatow; as well as "The Great Buck Howard," opposite John Malkovich, Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks; and "Art School Confidential." Scott also starred as Palek in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Tell Me You Love Me."