From ‘Battle of the Sexes’ to ‘Little Miss Sunshine’: Steve Carrell’s 10 Best Works

Although we always associate him with loud laughter, something that makes complete sense in the world given the vast majority of his professional career, the truth is that there have been many occasions where Steve Carell has shown of admirable versatility. And it is that in addition to an excellent actor, we are talking about a more than remarkable dramatic actor. A total performer, wow.

The best works of Steve Carrell

1 ‘Virgin at 40’

Many people discovered Steve Carell with “Virgin at 40”, that is to say, we fell in love with the actor’s brutal talent in one of the great comedies of the 21st century. Filled with memorable scenes and characters with an amazing ability to make people laugh, this masterpiece directed by Judd Apatow and written between the filmmaker and Carell himself continues to operate with absolute solvency. A true classic of the genre.

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of them ‘Crazy, Stupid, Love’
'Crazy, Stupid, Love'

The key to “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is that, above all else, it has a cast in a permanent state of grace in which a superlative Steve Carell stands out for his funny and charismatic side. An interpretation that, as with the rest of the elements and performers who come together in the film, takes very seriously its work of seeking the viewer’s laughter, making him feel complicit in the story told on screen and identify with the wonderful characters who inhabit this hilarious romantic comedy, exemplary and exemplary in its content and form.

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3 ‘Fox Catcher’
'Fox Catcher'

After toying with drama in proposals like the marvelous “Little Miss Sunshine,” Steve Carell went full-throttle in the most suffocating and hard-hitting drama with ‘Foxcatcher’, one of the last masterpieces born in the bosom of Hollywood and which, surprise or not, is also signed by Bennett Miller, one of those absolutely essential contemporary directors.

An exceptional work magnified thanks to the figure of an unforgettable Carrel, whose gaze lost through the eyes of John du Pont, billionaire responsible for one of the most terrible events in the history of North American sport, hides all the compressed force of a film. which relies on sobriety rather than artifice, replacing the dramatic licenses of (almost) all proposals based on true stories with muffled cries in the cold. A full-fledged Greek tragedy to which the actor adds an extra dimension. A dazzling interpretation that mixes with absolute terror.

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4 “The Big Bet”

This analysis of the global economic crisis from the point of view of those who saw the apocalypse arrive and decided to take advantage of it found a more than remarkable critical reception while the public was torn between applause and absolute incomprehension. Understanding their characters was a mission impossible, but the message ended up being clear. Explain the unexplainable, make complexity entertaining. Another film more radical than it seems. And pleasant, especially for a five-star cast where, among many others, there was a prodigious performance by Steve Carell.

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5 “The Last Flag”

A (semi) hidden gem in the filmography of the great Richard Linklater, “The Last Flag” counts among its most remarkable virtues with a leading trident of authentic height: Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne and Steve Carell. Special mention for the last of them, not only for being in a stage dedicated to their talent, but also because it is one of his most complete, measured and memorable interpretations. A work full of nuances that enhances this fabulous proposal even more.

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6 ‘Battle of the sexes’
'Battle of the sexes'

A great film that would undoubtedly have deserved much more luck at the box office, ‘The Battle of the Sexes’ perpetuates its artistic success on the shoulders of a brilliant staging and a flagship couple that live up to its name. And it is that, from beginning to end and despite its excessive characterizations, Here we have two hallmark recitals from Steve Carell and Emma Peter. Just to see them having a good time, it would be worth bringing back ‘The Battle of the Sexes’, but it’s also watching one of the great sports films of recent years. To her.

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seven “The Announcer: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”

8 “Little Miss Sun”

Each of the members of the Hoover family, as extravagant as they are close, as melancholy as they are enthusiastic, as sad as they are moving, made “Little Miss Sunshine” the great (and best) representative of the independent cinema of yesteryear. decade. A small work that has captured the hearts of millions of viewers from its premiere to datecreating a cult that has only grown over the years.

Winner, in all fairness, of the Academy Awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for the wonderful Alan Arkin, “Little Miss Sunshine” continues to be a perfect antidote to face the worst days. A shot of optimism in an unprejudiced vein that still manages to make you fall in love with each of its characters, its personality, its dialogues and its wonderful story, including, of course, the Unforgettable Frank interpreted masterfully by a simply perfect Steve Carell.

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9 “Super Agent 86 Movie”

Adaptation of the homonymous series of the 60s created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry, ‘Super agent 86 movie’ was a slight commercial disappointment for Steve Carell which nevertheless contained one of his most inspired comedic performances. Conveying a deep love for original television material, the actor, with the invaluable help of a devoted Anne Hathaway, was perfect in a role designed for him. One of his friendliest and nicest bands.

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ten “Looking for a friend for the end of the world”

Loved and hated in equal measure by critics after its premiere, and largely ignored by audiences overall, “Looking for a Friend for the End of the World” is one of the strangest, atypical and courageous proposals of Steve Carell’s career. And, precisely for this reason, also one of the most interesting. Able even to balance an interpretation as excessive as that of his co-star, a very excited Keira Knightley, the actor brings the right dose of tenderness and warmth to his character, thus succeeding in delighting the hearts of an audience that feels authentic. interest in the. Exemplary work in a film magnified by his talent.

Able to make us cry with laughter and melancholy, pleasure and pain, the rejoicing of a perfect gag and the most powerful emotional blow, Carell is one of those presences that we always appreciate on the screen. And with whom it is particularly easy to feel identified, either because of the normality that he constantly transmits, or because of this very natural way in which he deals with any type of situation.

In short, we’re talking about a wonderful actor who has a good handful of truly memorable jobs. In this sense, we highlight here his ten most complete interpretations, highlighting that aforementioned ability to combine humor and drama that has marked his admirable career. Still on good old Carell’s team.


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