Steve Carell, we hardly knew ye

Categories: Film
Let it be known that it was on this day, Friday, August 26, 2005, that we discovered how Steve Carell's rise to fame would cease, plummet and fizzle out. The actor came to prominence as a faux-reporter on the Daily Show, then scored some choice roles in Bruce Almighty and Anchorman. He tackled Ricky Gervais' role in the American version of The Office, and most recently fronted the number one movie in America last week, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. (Yeah, yeah he also played Uncle Arthur in that shitty Bewitched remake earlier this year, whatever). Carell's white hot star will soon leave our galaxy and cool off in the deepest darkness of space known as Evan Almighty, the Jim Carrey-less sequel to Bruce Almighty, in which Carell's newsman character is inspired to build an ark. I'm hoping this is a joke, and that I've been fished in like the dim-witted rube I am.

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