Steve Carrell: “As long as my kids love these movies – that’s good enough for me.”
Carell is one of those unmistakeable nice guys whom fortune smiled down on. Experiencing overnight success with The 40 Year-Old Virgin after 15 years working as a jobbing actor, he’s gone on to star in a string of commercial and cultural hits, from Crazy Stupid Love, Evan Almighty, Anchorman, Get Smart and Dan In Real Life. And since his malevolent, Oscar-nominated turn in Foxcatcher, Carell is enjoying a dramatic turn in his career thanks to roles in The Big Short and an upcoming Dick Cheney/Donald Rumsfeld biopic co-starring Christian Bale. But one performance will always remain close to his heart – that of international villain with a heart, Gru in Despicable Me.