Steve Carell Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


3rd December 2015

Quote: "I met with him. We had breakfast. I read up on him. He said he had better hair. That was his one comment. He was very, very proud of his hair. He said, 'My wife married me because of my hair'." Steve Carell on meeting money manager Steve Eisman, who inspired his character in new movie The Big Short.


10th February 2015

Quote: "I was such a nerd... I was up at 5.30 with a cup of coffee, huddled in the darkness (in his living room). I really didn't think I'd get nominated and when I heard my name, I ran upstairs to wake my wife up, but she had been watching, unbeknownst to me, she'd been watching in our room, so she was running downstairs and we met at the top of the stairs and were just bouncing up and down. (It was) really fun." Foxcatcher actor Steve Carell recalls how he celebrated landing his first Oscar nomination last month (Jan15).


26th January 2015

Quote: "The hardest part of (making Foxcatcher) was transitioning from that to doing Anchorman 2. Those are very, very different kinds of movies - and to do one right after the other was def (definitely) the most difficult aspect." Oscar nominee Steve Carell recalls the hardest part about his dramatic role in Foxcatcher.


5th January 2015

Quote: "I brought the screener home for Christmas and my parents watched it for the first time at their home in Massachusetts, and I got a call from my mum a couple of days later and she said, 'I can't stop thinking about it - it really got inside of me'." Steve Carell admits his transformation as oddball wrestling manager John du Pont in Foxcatcher had a big impact on his mother.


12th December 2014

Fact: Actor Steve Carell put his vocal talents to the test on Wednesday night (10Dec14) by teaming up with U.S. late night host Jimmy Fallon to perform an a cappella version of Marvin Gaye classic Sexual Healing on The Tonight Show STARRING Jimmy Fallon. The Foxcatcher star follows in the footsteps of Kevin Spacey, who previously joined Fallon's Tv barbershop quartet, The Ragtime Gals, to perform a unique rendition of Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty earlier this year (14).


11th December 2014

Quote: "I found out when I went online this morning and was greeted with this information! This is all very gratifying and I am so thankful for (director) Bennett (Miller) specifically for thinking of me for the role. It's just so exciting that any of this is happening... I'm also so happy for Mark (Ruffalo), who is truly one of the nicest people I've ever met. He is so deserving of all this attention." Steve Carell salutes his Foxcatcher director and co-star after landing a Best Actor Golden Globe nomination for his role.


18th November 2014

Fact: Steve Carell will be honoured with the Outstanding Performer of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February (15). The funnyman will be handed the prize for his work as reclusive millionaire John du Pont in drama Foxcatcher. Previous recipients include Jennifer Lawrence, James Franco, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Heath Ledger, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett, who picked up the trophy this year (14).


15th November 2014

Quote: "Mark Ruffalo couldn't be here tonight because he is not a good member of the ensemble." Steve Carrell jokes about his Foxcatcher co-star's absence from the Hollywood Film Awards on Friday night (14Nov14), when the cast of the new drama won the Hollywood Ensemble accolade. Carrell took to the podium at the Hollywood Palladium to accept the prize with Channing Tatum.


9th October 2014

Quote: "My daughter just got the lead in her first school play so I'm very excited. It's a David Mamet... children's play that he wrote at one point. And she did it without any of our help, she just kinda said, 'I wanna be in this', so she went out, she auditioned and she got it." Steve Carrell is proud his teenage daughter Elisabeth has taken an interest in acting.


10th January 2014

Quote: "I got a moving violation three weeks ago. Apparently I made an illegal left (turn). I think the officer was wrong in his assessment of the situation... I was very polite, I know that you don't debate it, but I'm going to fight it. I will fight it - I will take it to the highest court!" Comedian Steve Carell is planning to protest a traffic ticket he recently received in Los Angeles.


9th January 2014

Quote: "I really scored big with my daughter. I was on Snl (comedy show Saturday Night Live) for just a little bit when Paul Rudd hosted and One Direction was the musical guest that night and so I got One Direction to sign one of their photographs. The whole band, all the guys signed it for my daughter... That was in the stocking, so that was a big, big win." Funnyman Steve Carell made his 12-year-old girl Elisabeth's dreams come true at Christmas with autographs from her pop idols.


17th December 2013

Fact: Actor Steve Carell surprised audience members on U.S. breakfast show Live! with Kelly and Michael on Tuesday (17Dec13), when he joined his Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues co-star Will Ferrell for a holiday-themed version of drawing game Pictionary.


24th September 2013

Quote: "He always gives me the stank-eye because I drive so fast. The other day I was trying to reverse and I almost hit a thousand things, and I was getting nervous because I could see him (looking annoyed)... I'm like, 'Oh, my God, Dan in Real Life is watching me right now!'" Miley Cyrus lives next door to a disapproving neighbour, actor Steve Carell.


2nd September 2013

Fact: Australian actor Ed Oxenbould has landed the lead role in the upcoming Disney film Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The 12-year-old will be joined by Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner, who play his fictional parents in the film, which is due for release next year (14).


25th June 2013

Quote: "The oddest one is Madrid, because... I don't speak Spanish and it's not my voice in the movie, so I was essentially promoting a movie I'm not in, at all! I met the local Spanish Gru, who sounds nothing like me... It's totally different." Comedian Steve Carell felt out of place promoting the foreign release of his new animated movie Despicable Me 2 as a local actor was hired to dub his character Gru.


24th June 2013

Quote: "It was very quiet and and someone in the crowd screamed 'Loud noises!' And I could not have been more proud. I suddenly thought, I've made it! I absolutely made it! To have a catchphrase of mine uttered at Wimbledon? Come on!" Funnyman Steve Carell was thrilled when a fan shouted out his famous line from Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy at the Wimbledon Championships in the U.K. last summer (12).


31st May 2013

Fact: Steve Carell thrilled Despicable Me fans when he appeared on pal Ellen DeGeneres' Tv show on Thursday (30May13) in character, as Gru. The funnyman wore a bald cap and prosthetic nose and conducted the interview with DeGeneres as the animated villain-turned-father of three come to life.


15th March 2013

Quote: "I'm not that nice a guy... I'm not a complete p**ck... But Tom Hanks makes me look like an a**hole... I wouldn't say it's a burden but there are times that you kinda wish that people thought you had a little more grit." Steve Carell occasionally tires of being Hollywood's Mr. Nice Guy.


14th March 2013

Quote: "Outlaw Gold was a video game with, like, women in bikinis playing golf. It was the dumbest thing, and I was like the announcer saying, 'Woah-ho, look at her...' and it was all this really bad sexual innuendo... I think you could get into fights and hit each other... It was terrible." Steve Carell once fronted video game Outlaw Gold.


11th March 2013

Quote: "I jokingly said, 'You should be in it'. Meryl said, 'Could you imagine?' And it was just that." Funnyman Steve Carell insists there is no truth to rumours suggesting Meryl Streep is set to make an appearance in the upcoming sequel to Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy after revealing she was a big fan of the 2004 comedy.


1st March 2013

Quote: "Every week, I would stand in a little tent and they (make-up artists) would spray gallons and gallons (of fake tan on me). They say, 'Oh it'll dry, it'll dry in an hour.' No, it never dries...! And you leave a trail of golden brown everywhere you go... My wife loved it: 'New sheets again!'" Comedian Steve Carell was not a fan of his tanned look in new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.


6th August 2012

Fact: Actor Steve Carell and his comedienne wife Nancy celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary on Sunday (05Aug12).


21st June 2012

Quote: "Actually, things only broke for me after we had Annie, because I was suddenly happy. Priorities shifted. I didn't care so much about career. Being looser about the outcome, I auditioned better, and suddenly more work came." Funnyman Steve Carell's career took off after he became a dad.


19th June 2012

Quote: "I was a wine telemarketer. Talking people into buying wine on the phone is not an easy job to begin with, but when you don’t know anything about wine and you really don’t drink it, it becomes even more difficult." Steve Carell on his worst pre-fame job.


26th July 2011

Quote: "I drove 2,000 miles to see my girlfriend, who at that point was seeing someone else." Actor Steve Carrell on the craziest thing he ever did for love.


7th July 2011

Fact: Sandra Bullock is set to make a guest appearance in Ricky Gervais' new Bbc sitcom Life's Too Short. Johnny Depp, Sting and Steve Carell are also slated to feature in the comedy series.


23rd June 2011

Fact: Pop star Sting is set to make a guest appearance in Ricky Gervais' new Bbc sitcom Life's Too Short. Johnny Depp and Steve Carell are also slated to feature in the comedy series.


15th May 2011

Fact: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm and Steve Carell teamed up for a skit on U.S. comedy show Saturday Night Live at the weekend (14May11). Carell and Helms, who was hosting the show, played animated evil geniuses that come to life, while Mad Men star Hamm played superhero Ace in The Ambiguously Gay Duo.


13th April 2011

Quote: "People always say, 'Are you gonna be in it?' Of course I'm not gonna be in it! Why would I get up at six o' clock? I get half their wages anyway!" The Office creator Ricky Gervais insists he won't be taking over from Steve Carrell following his departure from the U.S. version of the comedy show this year (11).


21st January 2011

Quote: "I sent him an email saying: 'I think you are doing the right thing.' As a producer, I was expected to try and stop him because he is a big part of it... It can survive. Whether it should or not I don’t know." Comedian Ricky Gervais supported Steve Carell's decision to leave the U.S. version of hit TV show The Office.


13th December 2010

Quote: "I'm leaving that to the producers. I think it would be in their best interest just to sort of go in a different direction and not try to do the same type of character." Steve Carell refuses to speculate on who will replace him in hit U.S. TV show The Office.


28th July 2010

Quote: "What they neglected to tell me is vultures will snap off any part of your body that they care to - because they eat carcases. They will break bones with their beaks. And so I'm doing stuff... not knowing I could lose an appendage." Funnyman Steve Carell on the risks of acting next to a snappy vulture in new movie DINNER FOR SCHMUCKS.


20th July 2010

Quote: "The show's going to be great. The show has been very consistent and I'm just one part of this ensemble. The show is so strong and has such good writers, it will continue to be great. So the show's not going anywhere." Steve Carell insists The Office will continue after he departs the U.S. version of the comedy series at the end of the next season.


29th June 2010

Quote: "I just think it's time. I want to fulfil my contract. When I first signed on, I had a contract for seven seasons, and this coming year is my seventh. I just thought it was time for my character to go.... It doesn't certainly mean the end of the show. I think it's just a dynamic change to the show, which could be a good thing, actually. Add some new life and some new energy to the show." Steve Carell on his decision to quit The Office.


8th April 2010

Quote: "I tell her that I love her, and I will make her breakfast at times or at least coffee. I will also take out the garbage and empty the dishwasher. She definitely likes that." Funnyman Steve Carell on keeping the romance alive in his relationship with wife Nancy Wells.


8th April 2010

Quote: "Looking at Mark Wahlberg's chest is like looking at the sun. If you stare too long, you go blind." Steve Carell on seeing his DATE NIGHT co-star MARK WAHLBERG strip off during filming.


7th April 2010

Quote: "She's a national treasure... She's fantastic." Steve Carell on his DATE NIGHT co-star Tina Fey.


23rd March 2010

Quote: "Keep in mind that we've only been married for 14 years - there's no need to rush these things." Comedian Steve Carell has never cooked a meal for his wife, Nancy.


22nd March 2010

Quote: "We end up there. It's the part I look forward to the most." Funnyman Steve Carell loves to dine out at Hollywood's In-&-Out Burger fast food restaurants after awards shows.


20th March 2010

Quote: "I had the pleasure to meet Tom Hanks, and he makes me look like a complete jerk. He's a really, really aggressively nice guy." Steve Carell on meeting a Hollywood star who is nicer than him.


19th March 2010

Quote: "It was fun because we're both so polite and not only are we both married, but we know each other's spouses. It was the world's longest closed-mouth kiss. It was like a tongueless turtle mouth." Tina Fey on his kissing scene with pal Steve Carell in new comedy movied DATE NIGHT.


18th February 2010

Quote: "I bought a Porsche. That was as crazy as I get. I thought, 'Boy, I'm that middle-aged guy now, with the mid-life crisis car, the guy I used to laugh at when I was younger...' Shortly after I bought it, I felt embarrassed... (but) I drive it every day." Funnyman Steve Carell on his latest treat.


18th February 2010

Quote: "The other day my wife told me she doesn't want to have an affair, she just wants to go away and be by herself sometimes... Married life as a mother can be hard." Steve Carell on his wife Nancy Walls' simple pleasures.


22nd September 2008

Quote: "He couldn't actually win one of his own, so he stole someone else's. I sat through Evan Almighty - give me my Emmy... I've got nothing to lose, I'm nobody here." British comedian Ricky Gervais challenges his American counterpart Steve Carell after the actor took home an Emmy for the pair's international hit TV series The Office in Gervais' absence last year (07).


22nd September 2008

Quote: "He couldn't actually win one of his own, so he stole someone elses. I sat through Evan Almighty - give me my Emmy... I'll tickle you I've got nothing to lose, I'm nobody here." British comedian Ricky Gervais challenges his American counterpart Steve Carell after the actor took home an Emmy for the pair's international hit TV series The Office in Gervais' absence last year (07).


31st July 2008

Quote: "He packed a stuffed frog, a stuffed polar bear, a stuffed dog, and three rubber cheeseburgers. He thought Mum and Dad would pack his clothes." Funnyman Steve Carell has yet to teach his four year old son John how to properly pack his suitcase.


25th June 2008

Fact: British actor Ricky Gervais has confirmed his American The Office counterpart, comedian Steve Carell, has signed up for another three years on the U.S. version of the hit show.


15th June 2008

Quote: "I do take credit for it and I also take 50 per cent of his wages." Funnyman Ricky Gervais insists he's still profiting from Steve Carell's U.S. spin-off of his hit sitcom The Office.


28th May 2008

Fact: The Office star Steve Carell began his career as a postal-worker, delivering mail in his native Massachusetts.


3rd April 2008

Fact: Steve Carell's DJ moniker at his college radio station was Sapphire Steve.


21st March 2008

Quote: "Every actor who does an animated movie will tell you that a big part of it is the cool factor it inevitably gives you with your children. It gives you so many brownie points with them it's hard to turn it down." Funnyman Steve Carell confesses the real reason behind his roles in animation movies Dr Seuss' HORTON HEARS A WHO! and OVER THE HEDGE.


14th March 2008

Fact: Funnyman Steve Carell was once a rural postman in Littleton, Massachusetts.


29th January 2008

Quote: "I am juror number three. That's all you need to know." Steve Carell boasted about his jury service at the Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday (27Jan08).


29th January 2008

Fact: Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner and Oscar-nominated Into The Wild star Hal Holbrook are all former students of Ohio's Denison University.


24th December 2007

Quote: "My mum would make this German coffee cake, which we'd start eating about 2.05 in the morning, then the eggs and bacon at about six, and then the turkey would go in the oven. It was non-stop food... We were fat and spoiled." Steve Carell on his stuffed Christmas memories.


3rd November 2007

Quote: "I kept blowing takes just so we could continue to shoot the shower scene... We laughed a lot that night." Steve Carell loved getting wet with DAN IN REAL LIFE co-star JULIETTE BINOCHE.


19th September 2007

Quote: "I met him at a urinal at the NBA All-Star game, so that was my favourite trip to the men's room ever." Steve Carell on his toilet meeting with comedy hero Dave Chappelle.


1st September 2007

Quote: "I think it's pretentious to say, 'I'm a comedic actor but want to be taken seriously.' I like being a comedic actor and doing films simply because I enjoy them." Funnyman Steve Carell is under no illusions.


20th August 2007

Fact: Steve Carell is moving up in the world - the Evan Almighty star has sold his Studio City, California house for $1.5 million (GBP750,000) and bought a new home in Toluca Lake, California for $6.5 million (GBP3.25 million).


23rd June 2007

Quote: "I think highly caffeinated sports energy drinks are the answer." Comedian Steve Carell reveals how to balance family life and a Hollywood career.


22nd June 2007

Quote: "They were trouble from day one. They had it in for me. They would not come out of their trailers, threw hissy fits, had very particular dietary needs. Just very demanding. And yet baboon actors will always get work." Steve Carell will never forget working with animals on new comedy Evan Almighty.


26th February 2007

Quote: "Greg Kinnear has intense body odour... He did not work well with hot. The high temperatures did not suit him well." Funnyman Steve Carell jokes about working with his LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE co-star Kinnear.


18th January 2007

Quote: "It would be a little in-joke in the American Office. I want (Steve Carrell) to be watching EXTRAS and for him to go 'I like this guy.' Steve would go 'They should make an American version. I'd be good at that.'" British funnyman Ricky Gervais on his script ideas for the US version of his hit comedy The Office.


22nd September 2006

Quote: "My career will definitely go off a cliff, once everyone figures out that it's not so good anymore. Then it's over." Funnyman Steve Carell fears his fame will be short lived.


12th August 2006

Quote: "It'll be called the 41 YEAR OLD WHORE. He just loves to have sex so much that he can't stop himself." Funnyman Steve Carell has plans for a 40 YEAR OLD VIRGIN sequel.


17th February 2006

Quote: <p>"(My character) now embraces the idea of sex and intercourse. He cherishes it now, and he has now become the 41-year-old whore. I think that is the sequel. He is a fiend." Actor Steve Carell proposes the possible follow-up to his hit movie THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN. </p>


19th January 2006

Fact: <p>The Office actor Steve Carell will play a straight-laced man who is shipped too a Juvenile detention centre for a crime he committed when he was a child in new movie JUVENILE. </p>


18th January 2006

Quote: <p>"I scrub all my crevices." THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN star Steve Carell on how he cleaned up for last night's (16JAN06) Golden Globe Awards. </p>


4th January 2006

Fact: <p>Episodes of the US version of sitcom The Office, starring Steve Carell, occupied half of iTunes top 20 TV download chart over Christmas (05). </p>


12th October 2005

Fact: <p>Funnyman Steve Carell wants SMALLVILLE star Kristin Kreuk to play his GET SMART sidekick AGENT 99 in a new movie adaptation of the cult TV detective series. </p>


5th October 2005

Fact: <p>Steve Carell's comedy THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN has become the 13th movie of 2005 to cross the $100 million mark (GBP55.5 million), after earning $101.4 million (GBP56.3 million) in seven weeks. </p>


3rd October 2005

Fact: <p>THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN star Steve Carell auditioned for a role on hit US comedy show Saturday Night Live 10 years ago, but lost out to funnyman Will Ferrell. </p>


25th September 2005

Quote: <p>"I now just use Evian to wash my hair in. I just figured it was time to become a jerk." THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN star Steve Carell admits he's getting used to life as a movie star. </p>


21st September 2005

Quote: <p>"I don't think there will be a sequel. The only one that I can see is that my character starts to like sex so much that he becomes a 41-year-old whore." Steve Carell doubts he'll film a follow-up to his hit summer (05) movie THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN. </p>


2nd September 2005

Fact: <p>Destiny's Child, Pamela Anderson and funnyman Steve Carell have agreed to front new public service announcements to advise Americans on how they can financially help the victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, Louisiana. </p>


25th August 2005

Quote: <p>"When one animal hasn't copulated there is an inherent shame. Look at those apes in the zoo who haven't copulated; they walk around in shame. When it doesn't come to fruition it's a little bit scary to reveal." THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN star Steve Carrell. </p>


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