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    10 Times Steve Carell Proved He's Our Best Onscreen Villain

    Foxcatcher is Steve's only Oscar nomination and most lauded performance to date, AND it is his most villainous performance. Coincidence? I THINK NOT.

    Steve Carell. Actor. Funnyman. Star of the screen, big and small. We know him. We love him. We want some more of him.

    Except, what if I were to tell you that Steve was not meant to be a comedic male lead? What if I told you he was actually much better at playing villains?

    I am here to show you that Steve is most in his element when he's playing horrible people. He's been slowly edging into more and more nefarious roles for years, and that is where he shines. Just look at his character in The Morning Show, now airing Season 2.

    Without further ado, the evolution of Steve Carell from funny guy to horrible human, and why he should stick to the dark side.

    Let's examine his filmography, shall we?

    1. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) — Brick Tamland

    Paul Rudd, Will Ferrell, David Koechner, and Steve Carell get ready for a street fight

    2. The Office (2005–13) — Michael Scott

    Steve Carell stands in front of Rainn Wilson and a gift basket in the office

    3. Despicable Me (2010) — Gru

    Gru in a ninja pose on top of a security wall

    4. Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) — Cal Weaver

    Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling sit at a bar together

    5. The Way, Way Back (2013) — Trent

    Toni Collette and Steve Carell smile at a dinner table

    6. Foxcatcher (2014) — John du Pont

    Steve Carell coaches Channing Tatum in wrestling

    7. Cafe Society (2016) — Phil

    Steve Carell makes a phone call from a terrace

    8. Battle of the Sexes (2017) — Bobby Riggs

    Emma Stone and Steve Carell cross tennis rackets at a press conference

    9. Vice (2018) — Donald Rumsfeld

    Steve Carell sits in a chair with his hands folded

    10. The Morning Show (2019–Present) — Mitch Kessler

    Steve Carell and Jennifer Aniston sit together on the Morning Show's desk

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