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).
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards - Press Room at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016
Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Adam McKay , Steve Carrell - 68th Annual DGA Awards 2016 held at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Press Room at DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 6th February 2016
Smart and snappy, this comedy is one of the scariest films of the year, using humour to outline the 2008 economic collapse from the inside. With characters who are based on real people, the film shows how economists made a fortune from the financial devastation inflicted on millions of families. And the movie cleverly points out that all of this happened (and people are still getting away with it) because the general public can't be bothered to pay attention.
Things were so booming in the first years of this century that it was easy for the media to divert the attention of Americans away from the dark underbelly of the financial world, creating big scandals out of nothing, spurring rampant buying sprees and making stars of non-entities like the Kardashians. Meanwhile in 2005, investment expert Michael Burry (Christian Bale) noticed that America's mortgage market was turning toxic. So he offered to "short" it, betting against this always-stable market by purchasing credit default swaps. The banks thought they would make a fortune from him, carrying on their dangerous practices. But other experts saw Burry's point, including the nerdy genius Mark Baum (Steve Carell), the shark-like Jared Vennett (Ryan Gosling) and a pair of newbies (Finn Wittrock and John Magaro) who tip off their reclusive mentor Ben Rickert (Brad Pitt). When the economy imploded, these men became billionaires.
Director-cowriter Adam McKay is better known for silly movies like Anchorman, so he packs this film with raucous cutaways to pop culture references of the period, as well as hilariously absurd explanations of economic issues from, for example, Margot Robbie in a bubble bath or Selena Gomez playing blackjack. This approach actually heightens the horror of what's going on as fraudulent bankers and corrupt government officials conspire to undermine the foundations of the economy. Although the explanations still feel like gibberish to mere mortals, it's at least presented in a way that's entertaining.
Continue reading: The Big Short Review
Adam McKay, Steve Carell , Ryan Gosling - Steve Carell Honored With Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame at On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame, Walk Of Fame - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 6th January 2016
Steve Carell - 27th Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala at the Palm Springs Convention Center - Arrivals at Palm Springs Convention Center - Palm Springs, California, United States - Saturday 2nd January 2016
In the new comedy-drama The Big Short, filmmaker Adam McKay and a starry cast including Steve Carell, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt all try to get to the root of the 2008 financial crash.
The Big Short is based on real people and events, and it has touched a nerve with viewers.
Carell says this is partly because everyone was affected by what happened. "We all have personal stories that relate to that time," he says. "The minutiae of what went down, no. But when you start peeling away the layers of the fraud and the duplicity, it's incredibly terrifying."
Ryan Gosling also stars
Continue reading: Carell And Bale Enjoyed Playing Real Characters In The Big Short
When Dr. Michael Burry discovered that the housing market in the US relied upon a series of bad loans in 2005, he knew there was profit to be had. He even went as far as moving on from his multi-million dollar Scion Capital LLC hedge fund in a bid to short the market and take advantage of the vulnerable housing deals. But he wasn't the only one with plans to accrue wealth off the back of financial disaster; Steve Eisman was a hedge fund manager who had a lot to say against the greedy banks, as did Cornwall Capital partner Ben Hockett and Deutsche Bank trader Greg Lippmann. These are financial outsiders that are about to show the banks a serious lesson when they use their economic skills to bring them down with a brave move in the credit default swap market.
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Steve Carell is reportedly taking over the role Bruce Willis vacated in Woody Allen’s upcoming film.
Steve Carell is reportedly replacing Bruce Willis in Woody Allen’s next film. Sources speaking to a U.S. entertainment website have stated Carell is in talks for the role but his part has yet to be officially confirmed by the film’s producers.
Steve Carell at the American Film Institute's 43rd Life Achievement Award Gala in Los Angeles in June 2015.
Continue reading: Steve Carell Replacing Bruce Willis In Woody Allen’s Next Film?
The satirist and voice of liberal America stood down after 16 years fronting 'The Daily Show' in a low-key finale.
Comedian Jon Stewart has made his final broadcast as the host of Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show’, stepping down after 16 years, and he was joined by a clutch of big name stars including rock legend Bruce Springsteen.
The show has been responsible for launching the careers of some pretty big names down the years, and some of them returned to the show for an emotional group hug, including Steve Carell and Stephen Colbert – himself due to take over Letterman’s slot later this year. There were also video messages from a couple of former presidential candidates, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Republican Senator John McCain.
Jon Stewart has quit 'The Daily Show' after 16 years as presenter
Continue reading: Jon Stewart Gives Low-Key Speech In Final 'Daily Show' Appearance
Laurel Hester is a high-ranking New Jersey police detective who is hugely respected at work. While she never fails to earn recognition for her police services, she also manages to catch the eye of a young woman almost 20 years her senior. Stacie Andree's career is less high-flying but the pair find themselves connecting over their shared idyllic fantasies of a home and true love. However, their dreams are about to be shattered when Hester is diagnosed with terminal lung cancer, but she wishes to soften the blow by passing on her pension benefits to her Andree, so that she can afford to continue living in their new home. However, under Ocean County laws this is not possible for domestic partners - only married couples, and this is pre-marriage equality reforms. The couple implore the New Jersey Board of Chosen Freeholders to help sort this issue out, but as Hester grows ever weaker, it seems they're running out of time. With the help of Hester's supportive colleague Dane Wells and a gay Jewish activist named Steven Goldstein (the founder of Garden State Equality), they set out to defend the rights of same-sex couples across the state.
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Utterly charming, this silly prequel rewrites the origin story of the minions and sends them on a series of adventures that are gently anarchic and refreshingly low-key for an animated blockbuster. The film has an unusually gentle tone, with some real visual artistry to it rather than the cookie-cutter story structure and imagery in most summer movies. And while it's not riotously funny, children will be mesmerised and adults will be smiling.
It opens at the dawn of time, as minions evolve into yellow pill-shaped sidekicks who serve their evil masters throughout history. When they find themselves without a leader, they try to build a society in an arctic cave, but something just isn't right. So Kevin, Stuart and Bob (voiced in Esperanto-style gibberish by director Pierre Coffin) head off to 1968 New York to find a villain to work for. There they hear about ruthless baddie Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), so they head to Villain-Con in Orlando to meet her. She's impressed by their loyalty and takes them to London to work with her inventor husband Herb (Jon Hamm) on a nefarious plan to steal the British crown from the Queen (Jennifer Saunders). But nothing goes quite as planned.
Since it's set in the 1960s, the filmmakers give the film a groovy vibe, with sun-drenched animation and hilariously colourful details in every scene. Adults are more likely to catch references to things like the Monkees, Hair or Bewitched, but kids will enjoy the general silliness, including lots of chances to sing along with the minions as they babble through classic tunes. Thankfully, directors Coffin and Kyle Balda resist temptation to use the standard animation formula, opting instead for a meandering pace, a less pushy moral message and action scenes that emerge from the plot, settings and characters. And the starry voice cast refreshingly disappears into the characters.
Continue reading: Minions Review
The British actor seemed utterly stunned by his award for Best Actor, and was literally speechless for a few seconds.
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).
Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne portraying Prof. Stephen Hawking
"Diversity!", cried film buffs across the land.
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?
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).
Continue reading: Oscars 2015 Line-Up: Notice Anything Missing?
'Foxcatcher' has strong competition at the major awards shows.
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.
Steve 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.
Continue reading: Disturbing 'Foxcatcher' Will Fall Short Of Oscars Glory
"Be careful how you act in public because someone might be filming it" is different than "Try to be a decent human being".
Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impression was always great, but on last week's SNL it was transcendent.
I'm going to the 3pm showing of "Adjective Noun". I hope that it's as good as "Adjective Noun".
#AngieTribeca starts tonight. All the cool kids are going to watch.
Congratulations Adam, Christian, Hank, Charles, Brad, Dede, Jeremy! #BigShort. 5 Oscar noms! Very proud.
RT @Slate: David Bowie's best TV appearance ever was this bit from Ricky Gervais' Extras: https://t.co/cjgJ7OHWK9 https://t.co/MTzIIf96qO
Goodwill to all.
Congratulations to McKay, Bale, Randolph, and the cast of The Big Short. Golden Globe and SAG noms.Thanks HFPA and Screen Actor's Guild!
Saying "I'm sorry if anyone was offended by my actions/comments" is different than saying "I'm sorry".
I wish that they wouldn't publish the names and images of these mass murderers. They don't deserve to be known or remembered.
A life-affirming evening.Thank you for letting me be a part of it.#USCSHOAHFOUNDATION
Saw "Finding Neverland" on Broadway. Incredible cast. Great, great show. What a joy...
Replacing our lawn with synthetic turf.Changing to low flow irrigation.Shorter showers.This California drought is for real.