HOT GALLERY: As Steve Carell Turns 50, Snakkle Looks Back at His life and Career
From The Office to Anchorman and beyond, Steve Carell is one funny guy. But more than that—he often plays (and has a reputation for actually being) Mr. Nice Guy. So is he? “I don’t really think I’m that nice,” Carell recently said as a guest on Conan. “I think I’m probably just a sociopath who understands that niceness sells.” Um, sorry—we’re not buying it, Steve. As the actor turns 50, we take a look back at all he’s achieved thus far. We can’t wait to see what comes next! By Nina Hämmerling Smith
Steve Carell in a 1989 Brown’s Chicken Commercial
“Big news from Brown’s Chicken!” says Carell in this early commercial extolling the virtues of cottonseed oil. The company has cleverly capitalized on its fortunate casting by creating a new commercial using some of that early Carell footage. Even back then, in a decidedly unfunny context, Carell manages to come off as recognizably himself.