Steve Carell is one of the most successful actors of Hollywood with a growing fan base. Also known as Michael Scott from The Office (U.S.), he makes his characters distinctive and memorable. NBC Universal paid him $500m to get the series off Netflix and onto their new streaming service, Peacock, to many fans’ dismay. Despite his humongous financial success, some of his roles may not have appealed as much to the film critics of Hollywood industry.
However, after The Office’s success, Carell became more selective of the roles he opted for in the movies. Here’s a look at the top 5 roles that Steve Carell played:
Battle of sexes
In this sports/historical dramedy, Carell shared his spotlight with Emma Stone. This sports film portrayed complex characters while they dealt with confused sexuality and recapturing old glory.
Andy Stitzer, being very similar to Michael Scott, wasn’t a role Steve felt inclined to take. However, fans and critics alike enjoyed Steve’s journey as the lovable doofus Andy Stitzer in this 2005 comedy.
Little miss sunshine
Here, Carell played the role of Frank, Sheryl’s brother. This movie continues to be the brightest point in his career. It not only received high rating from critics but also touched several people.
The Big Short
Steve Carell, in this movie, teams again with Anchorman director, Adam McKay to test their boundary outside comedy. As a result, this film is both gripping and clever, besides having its fair share of comedy. Carell provided a fantastic performance as a conflicted Mark Baum. This is unsurprisingly the best roles Steve Carell did.
Viewers never expected Carell to play a bad guy. Carell nailed the performance of John du Pont. A timid mannerism performed with a creepily withered voice lead him towards his first and only Academy Award nomination. Nominated as Best Lead Actor, he was beaten by Eddie Redmayne for his performance as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything.