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Steve Carell (born 16.8.1962) is an American comedian and actor. He is counted among Hollywood's 'Frat Pack': a group of comic actors including Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2014, Steve Carell has a net worth of 50 million USD.

Childhood: Steve Carell was born to Harriet and Edwin Carrell, in Concord, Massachusetts. His father was born with the surname Caroselli but shortened it to Carrell. Carrell studied at The Fenn School, then Middlesex School and Denison University in Ohio.

His original intention had been to become a radio presenter and whilst he was at Granville, he became a DJ at WDUB. One of Steve Carell's early performances was in a musical comedy entitled Knat Scatt Private Eye. He also appeared in a TV advert for Brown's Chicken in 1989. Two years later, he worked as part of The Second City, a performing troupe in Chicago.

Career: Carrell's first film role came in 1991, when he landed a small role in Curly Sue. 1996 saw Carrell performing in the short-lived 'The Dana Carvey Show', along with Stephen Colbert. The pair also provided the voices of 'The Ambiguously Gay Duo', an animated short produced by Robert Smigel.

Throughout the late 1990s, Carrell made a number of minor appearances in TV shows, such as 'Over The Top', 'Just Shoot Me' and 'Come to Papa'. He also featured in 'Watching Ellie', which ran from 2002-3 and starred Julia Louis-Dreyfus. In 2005, Steve Carell landed a role in Woody Allen's 'Melinda and Melinda'. The film also featured Will Ferrell, Jonny Lee Miller, Chloë Sevigny and Amanda Peet. Carrell lost out to Will Ferrell when he auditioned for Saturday Night Live.

Later that year, Steve Carell got his big break when NBC signed him to star in the lead role of David Brent in a remake of 'The Office', a British sitcom written by Ricky Gervais. The original show starred Gervais, as well as Steven Merchant, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. The US version also starred Raine Wilson and Jenna Fischer. Carrell won a Golden Globe for his performance in the show. Prior to appearing in 'The Office', Carrell had been paving the way for mainstream success when he played Evan Baxter opposite Jim Carrey in 'Bruce Almighty' (He also starred in the sequel, 'Evan Almighty').

This was followed by a critically lauded performance in 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy'. Written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay and produced by Judd Apatow, the film also featured Jack Black, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate and was a huge critical and commercial success. His performance in 'The 40-Year Old Virgin' was also a hit with both critics and audiences alike. In the 2005 remake of 'Bewitched', starring Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell, Steve Carell appeared as the character 'Uncle Arthur', followed by voicing the role of Hammy the Squirrel in the animated Over The Edge.

In 2008, Carrell provided another voice for 'Horton Hears A Who', which was based on a book by Dr. Seuss. Another hit for Carrell was the 2006 film 'Little Miss Sunshine', in which he played Uncle Frank, alongside Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette and Paul Dano. In 2007, Carrell starred in 'Get Smart', playing the lead role of Maxwell Smart.

The film was based on a Mel Brooks' 1960s spy parody of the same name. Steve Carrell starred in the animated family movie 'Despicable Me' before reprising his role in the 2013 sequel. In 2014, Carrell earned critical acclaim for his portrayal of real-life figure John Eleuthère du Pont in the film 'Foxcatcher'. The performance earned carrel a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture in Drama and for the Academy Award for Best Actor.

Personal Life: Steve Carell and his wife, Nancy Walls, have two children together, Elisabeth Anne (b.2001) and John (b.2004).



Biography by Contactmusic.com

American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala

Nancy Carell and Steve Carell - Celebrities attend American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala at Dolby Theatre. at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 4th June 2015

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Nancy Carell and Steve Carell
Nancy Carell and Steve Carell
Nancy Carell and Steve Carell

43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin

Nancy Carell and Steve Carell - 43rd AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Steve Martin at the Dolby Theatre at Dolby Theatre - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 5th June 2015

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Nancy Carell and Steve Carell
Nancy Carell and Steve Carell
Nancy Carell and Steve Carell
Nancy Carell and Steve Carell

Steve Carell is seen on the set of 'The Big Short'

American actor Steve Carell was snapped on the set of 'The Big Short' in New York City, New York, United States - Wednesday 20th May 2015

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Steve Carell
Steve Carell
Steve Carell
Steve Carell

Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs

Steve Carrell - A variety of stars were snapped as they arrived for Comedy Central's 'Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs' The event was held at the Beacon Theater in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 1st March 2015

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Steve Carrell

Eddie Redmayne Secures Oscar For Best Actor For 'The Theory Of Everything'


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British actor Eddie Redmayne has won the prize of Best Actor at the 2015 Academy Awards. He played the role of Professor Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, alongside Felicity Jones.

In a hotly contested category, Redmayne beat Steve Carell (John Eleuthere du Pont in Foxcatcher), Bradley Cooper (Chris Kyle in American Sniper), fellow Brit Benedict Cumberbatch (Alan Turing in The Imitation Game) and the much-fancied Michael Keaton (Riggan Thomson / ‘Birdman’ in Birdman).

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Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking

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the EE British Academy Film Awards held at The Opera House

Steve Carell - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Oscars 2015 Line-Up: Notice Anything Missing?


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The Oscars and white nominees go together like cheese and white bread – but in both cases, that doesn’t mean they’re good for you. With the kickoff of awards season 2015 came the inevitable backlash for the lack of diversity on the nominees list, but what are the bloggers saying this time around?

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No Selma at this year's Oscars.

This year, it looks like the academy jury didn’t even try to seem unbiased – despite films like Selma and Gone Girl becoming massive critical and commercial successes in 2014, both Gillian Flynn and Ana Duvernay got left out of the race for Best Screenplay and Best Director, respectively. David Oyelowo also got snubbed, leaving us with a total of 0 people of colour in the acting categories. Now, it’s not that Bradley Cooper didn’t deserve his third nomination in three years (Best Actor, American Sniper) or that Steve Carrell’s transition into drama wasn’t nod-worthy (Best Actor, Foxcatcher) or that Richard Linklater didn’t create a masterpiece with Boyhood (Best Director).

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Disturbing 'Foxcatcher' Will Fall Short of Oscars Glory


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Foxcatcher, the new psychological drama by Bennett Miller, hits cinemas in the UK today (January 9, 2014) on the back of critical acclaim stateside and talk of awards glory. Acting from an eerie and disturbing script from E. Max Frye, Foxcatcher features three stunning performances from Mark Ruffalo, Channing Tatum and, notably, Steve Carell.

FoxcatcherSteve Carell [L] and Channing Tatum [R] in Foxcatcher

The comedy actor plays John du Pont, the eccentric multi-millionaire who moved a U.S wrestling team to its vast estate in order to train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to earn the respect for his disproving mother, du Pont's hunger for success descends into a self-destructive spiral with fatal consequences. 

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Biopics Win Big At 2015 Palm Springs Film Festival Awards [Photos]


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The 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards saw accolades going to some very well-deserved movies from the last year - with some even more well-deserved individuals picking them up.

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[L-R] Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch and J.K. Simmons at Palm Springs Film Festival Awards (Credit: Michael Buckner at Getty Images Entertainment

 Unsurprisingly, the Ensemble Cast Award went to the actors from 'The Imitation Game'; a movie depicting the era-defining career of codebreaker Alan Turing during World War II and his subsequent arrest for being homosexual. It stars Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, with the likes of Allen Leech, Matthew Beard and Alex Lawther - the latter of whom plays Turing's younger self. Directed by the BAFTA nominated Morten Tyldum, the movie has already been nominated for five Golden Globes, and it definitely looks to be in line for an Academy Award.

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Foxcatcher Review


Excellent

Director Bennett Miller continues to skilfully probe around the edges of true stories with this follow-up to Capote and Moneyball, although this is a much, much darker tale. Actually, it's such an unnerving series of events that it's not easy to watch, and its characters aren't easy to like. But it's so expertly shot and edited, with startlingly full-on performances from the entire cast, that it can't help but get under the skin and chill us to the bone.

It opens after the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, where Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and and his big brother David (Mark Ruffalo) both won gold medals for wrestling. But they need help with funding to train for Seoul 1988, and Mark gets a remarkable offer from billionaire John du Pont (Steve Carell) to start a wrestling team at his vast Foxcatcher estate in New England, which is known for the thoroughbred horses managed by John's imperious mother Jean (Vanessa Redgrave). Aside from wanting to stay home with his wife (Sienna Miller) and kids, David doesn't trust John, so Mark heads to Foxcatcher on his own. But John's obsession knows no bounds, and soon he lures David and family to join them.

Initially, John's interest in wrestling feels like a mere eccentricity, a way of creating a team of "thoroughbreds" to rival his mother's prize-winning horses. But Carell cleverly plays the role with an insinuating glint that makes us wonder what he's up to, and his wrestlers see it too, going along with his nutty plans simply because the money is so good. Then the squirm-inducing twists and turns start, as John introduces Mark to cocaine and everything starts to spiral out of control. Nearly unrecognisable with a prosthetic hook nose, Carell is genuinely terrifying because his performance burns so slowly.

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New Regency Scraps Steve Carrell's North Korea Movie 'Pyongyang'


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Following the disastrous hack of Sony Pictures and the subsequent cancelled release of comedy movie The Interview, New Regency has taken the decision to scrap another project set in the controversial state. An untitled thriller - though going by the name Pyongyang - being developed by Gore Verbinski and set to star Steve Carell was due to go into production in March but will now be canned.

FoxcatcherSteve Carell [L] is likely to score an Oscar nomination for Foxcatcher

The movie, described a "paranoid thriller" was originally set up in October though sources say that under the current circumstances it makes no sense to move forward. Fox also declined to distribute the film, according to Deadline.

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Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo Recreate The Schultz Brothers' Story For The Big Screen


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Foxcatcher, the new movie starring Steve Carell, is now out in cinemas. But it was not an easy road getting here. It’s a brand new direction for Carell, who has built a career on his quirky and, let’s be honest, pretty awkward brand of comedy. Now, he plays millionaire John Dupont, the sponsor of brothers and Olympic wrestlers Mark and Dave Schultz.

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Steve Carell shines as the antihero in Foxcatcher.

Portraying the Schultz brothers are Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo – so not the typical cast you’d expect to see in a sports drama. But they do a stellar job of portraying the harrowing story of  Dave’s murder, point blanc, by Dupont.

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Natalie Portman Joins Likes Of Meryl Streep & Kevin Spacey In Paying Tribute To Mike Nichols


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Natalie Portman has paid tribute to the late director Mike Nichols.

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Natalie Portman at the Childrens' Hospital Gala in Los Angeles in October 2014.

Read More: The Life and Career of Late Director Mike Nichols.

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Channing Tatum Set To Make Directional Debut & Possibly Star In 'Leonard Peacock'


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Channing Tatum is set to direct his first movie.

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Channing Tatum at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2014.

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'Foxcatcher' Took 7 Years to Make - But Boy, It Was Worth the Wait


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Foxcatcher is beginning to pick up steam in an Oscars race that has so far been dominated by strong press for Boyhood and perhaps more curiously, Birdman. Inarritu's avant-garde comedy-drama will almost certainly provide Michael Keaton with his first trip to the Academy Awards for a while, though as a Best Picture contender, it has work to do.

FoxcatcherSteve Carell [L] and Channing Tatum [R] in Foxcatcher

Foxcatcher will be nominated for Best Picture - and its director Bennett Miller has been here before. Baseball drama Moneyball was up for the top gong in 2012, as was Capote in 2006. Based on a true story, Miller's film tells the story of John DuPont (Steve Carell), the wealthy benefactor to two Olympic wrestlers (Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo).

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