Steve Carell: 5 Awesome Performances And 5 That Sucked
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has seemed too good to be true since the very first day it was announced. Sure,…
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone has seemed too good to be true since the very first day it was announced. Sure, the director is a virtual unknown, and the plot seems like it could be hit or miss, but with a cast as amazing as this one, it’s hard to not be hotly anticipating the movie. I mean, come on… the supporting cast includes Steve Buscemi, James Gandolfini, Jim Carrey, Alan Arkin, and Olivia Wilde – how can you not be immediately sold?
At the center of the film is the phenomenal Steve Carell, who will be playing the titular Burt Wonderstone.
Here’s the synopsis:
“When a street magician’s stunt begins to make their show look stale, superstar magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton look to salvage on their act – and their friendship – by staging their own daring stunt.”
As great as Steve Carell is, he’s no stranger to flops. Will The Incredible Burt Wonderstone be one of them? I’m routing for a solid comedy, of course, but we’ll find out when the movie opens, and until then, let’s take a look at some of the best and worst performances of Carell’s career.
5. Brick Tamland – Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Whoever it was that decided to cast Steve Carell in this film deserves some sort of lifetime achievement award. Up until this point, Carell wasn’t a popular name at all: his most high profile film to date had been in a small supporting role in Bruce Almighty, and he had appeared in a lot of throwaway films and television shows.
When he landed a part in Anchorman, however, it became clear that we were looking at a future comedy star.
His random comments are quoted to this day, and the performance established the loveable idiot persona that the actor still uses in a lot of his films. The sequel to the film is finally coming out year, and one can only assume that Brick will bring his A-game.
I love lamp.