Actor of the Week (The Villain): STEVE CARELL

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

Age: 57

Birthday: 16th August

Steve Carell is an American actor, comedian, producer, writer and director. He is best known for his portrayal of boss Michael Scott on the sitcom The Office (2005–2013), on which he also worked as an occasional producer, writer and director.

Carell has starred in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Evan Almighty (2007), Get Smart (2008), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) and The Way, Way Back (2013). He has also voice acted in Over the Hedge (2006), Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and the Despicable Me franchise (2010–present).

Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" by Life magazine and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work on the first season of The Office.

In the 2010s, Carell received attention for more dramatic roles. His role as a wrestling coach and convicted murderer in the drama film Foxcatcher (2014) earned him various honors and nominations. He also received acclaim for his roles in The Big Short (2015), and Battle of the Sexes (2017).


ACADEMY AWARDS (OSCARS) - Nominations: 1

2015 - Best Leading Actor - FOXCATCHER

GOLDEN GLOBES - Nominations: 9 WINS: 1

2018 - Best Leading Actor: Comedy - BATTLE OF THE SEXES

2016 - Best Leading Actor: Comedy - THE BIG SHORT

2015 - Best Leading Actor: Drama - FOXCATCHER

2011 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE

2010 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE

2009 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE

2008 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE

2007 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE

2006 - Best Leading Actor: TV Comedy - THE OFFICE (WINNER)

BAFTA - Nominations: 1

2015 - Best Supporting Actor - FOXCATCHER

How do you rate Steve Carell's Movies?


ON T.V.:

Despicable Me (2010) & Despicable Me 2 (2013)

Sunday 26th April, Sky Cinema Family, 10:00am & 11:50am

Sunday 26th April, Sky Cinema Family, 5:15pm & 7:00pm

Carell is fantastic providing the voice for the villianous Gru - who turns out not to be all that bad really.


Get Smart (2008) (Age 12)

Carell is a riot as the bumbling spy in this lightweight spy comedy.


The Office (Age 12)

Carell is it his absolute best in this hilarious sitcom. Watch it!

What's your favourite Steve Carell performance / movie?

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