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Steve CarellSteven John “Steve” Carell (born August 16, 1962) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, writer, and voice artist. After a five-year stint on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Carell found greater fame in the late 2000 s for playing Michael Scott on the American version of The Office. He has also starred in lead roles in the films The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Little Miss Sunshine, Evan Almighty, Dan in Real Life, Get Smart, Date Night, Dinner for Schmucks, Crazy, Stupid, Love., Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and The Way Way Back, and voiced characters in the animated films Over the Hedge, Horton Hears a Who!, Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Carell was nominated as “America’s funniest man” in Life magazine, and received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series for his work on The Office.





1. NOTHING TO ME FEELS AS GOOD AS LAUGHING INCREDIBLY HARD.

2. I DON’T THINK OF MYSELF AS FUNNY – I DON’T FILL UP A ROOM WITH MY HUMOR… I WOULD FAIL MISERABLY AS A STAND-UP COMEDIAN.

3. I HAD A LOT OF COACHES GROWING UP THAT WERE VERY HARD ON THE KIDS IN THE NAME OF BUILDING CHARACTER, BUT IT COULD HAVE THE OPPOSITE EFFECT ON KIDS.

4. HOW DID I END UP IN FILMS WITH PEOPLE LIKE KEIRA KNIGHTLEY… ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL LEADING LADIES AND ME – IT’S KIND OF SHOCKING.

5. ANYTHING NICE THAT’S SAID ABOUT ME IS DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED TO WHO I AM.

6. GOALIES ALMOST NEVER GET CREDIT FOR WINNING A GAME, BUT THEY ALWAYS GET BLAMED FOR LOSING A GAME.

7. I DON’T THINK SOMETHING NECESSARILY HAS TO BE MEAN OR CYNICAL TO REPRESENT ‘EDGY.’ I THINK ‘EDGY’ CAN MEAN A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

8. ACTORS AND MAGICIANS ARE BOTH PERFORMERS, AND THEY REPRESENT THINGS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY WHO THEY ARE.

9. BEING A LEADING MAN… THAT’S LIKE SAYING, ‘I WANT TO BE ASTRONAUT.’ THAT’S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

10. CHILDREN ARE VERY SMART, IN THEIR OWN STUPID WAY. A CHILD’S BRAIN IS LIKE A SPONGE, AND YOU KNOW HOW SMART SPONGES ARE.

11. I ALWAYS FEEL SO PRETENTIOUS TALKING ABOUT COMEDY AND DECONSTRUCTING IT. IT ALWAYS FEELS SOMEHOW SELF-CENTRED TO TALK ABOUT ANY SORT OF PROCESS.

12. I DON’T LIKE TO GET ANGRY. IT DOESN’T MAKE ME FEEL GOOD. IT IS VERY HUMAN, BUT IT’S ALSO A LOSS OF CONTROL, AND I LIKE TO HAVE THAT KIND OF CONTROL.

13. DON’T UNDERESTIMATE YOUR KIDS. DON’T BE CONDESCENDING, BECAUSE THEY’RE CHILDREN BUT THEY’RE NOT STUPID.

14. BEING AN ACTION STAR IS ALL I HAD EVER HOPED TO BE. I ULTIMATELY KNEW I WOULD BE AN ACTION STAR.

15. ‘ANCHORMAN’… IS NOT GROUNDED IN ANYTHING. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO HEART TO THAT MOVIE, WHICH I LOVE.

16. I’M NOT GOOD WITH PICKUP LINES OR FLIRTING. I DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF SELF-CONFIDENCE OR NATURAL CHARISMA.

17. I DON’T FEEL THAT I HAVE TO CONTROL EVERY ASPECT OF THINGS THAT I APPEAR IN. YOU LEARN A LOT PERFORMING SOMEONE ELSE’S WRITING.

18. FOR THE BETTER PART OF MY ADULT LIFE, I PROUDLY AVOIDED NERD/NIMROD/GOOBER STATUS. I WAS ALWAYS JUST COOL ENOUGH.

19. I LOVE MY WIFE DEARLY, AND, THEREFORE, I’VE NEVER COOKED A MEAL, ROMANTIC OR OTHERWISE, FOR HER.

20. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A BOND VILLAIN. THAT IS THE COOLEST. TO BE ABLE TO PORTRAY A BOND VILLAIN, THAT IS THE FEATHER IN ANY ACTOR’S CAP.

21. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE NORMAL. EVERYBODY SHOULD BE NICE. I THINK THEY GO HAND IN HAND, AND THAT TO ME IS THE DEFAULT SETTING.

22. EVERYONE IS FLAWED AND EVERYONE MAKES MISTAKES AND IS CULPABLE.

23. I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE MY PATHETIC NATURE COMES FROM. IF I THOUGHT ABOUT IT TOO LONG, IT WOULD DEPRESS ME.

24. I THINK IN MOST RELATIONSHIPS THAT HAVE PROBLEMS, THERE’S FAULT ON BOTH SIDES. AND IN ORDER FOR IT TO WORK, THERE HAS TO BE SOME COMMON GROUND THAT’S SHARED. AND IT’S NOT JUST ONE PERSON MAKING AMENDS.

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