Actor Steve Carell has been solid even when scripts faltered – which has not been that often.
Whether as the lead actor or as a supporting cast member, Steve Carell brings a quality to the screen that is hard to find among comedic-based actors – he brings a sincerity that defies the situation regardless of how ludicrous, ridiculous or outrageous it may be. He can certainly play a sympathetic character, drawing in audiences with a beaten puppy demeanor, but when he tackles comedy roles, his genius shines. Few actors can respond to slapstick circumstances, or deliver such entertaining lines with the straight-faced, totally aware, calm-cool-and-collected understatement that Carell can.
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