Steve Carell Quotes (30 Quotes)

    Once you have all those emotional aspects in line and you're in sync with the other person, then you find out what it really is and how great it can be, ... putting the cart before the horse, and you can probably make a pun out of that, as well.

    He's likable and normal but is a slight degree of a hermit and has a huge secret, ... I think it bothers him, but he's getting through and trying to keep a stiff upper lip about it.

    I'm telling people that I lost it at 17, only because it sounds like a good age. I made a deal with my wife before the movie came out that I wouldn't say.

    We were careful not to get too deep with it. It's kind of a fun, silly, sweet movie,

    Evan Almighty' is sort of a continuation of that ('Bruce Almighty') story. My character is the same guy I played in 'Bruce Almighty,' and as it is now, I am elected to Congress. God visits me while I'm a congressman, and it unfolds from there.

    It was kind of like they were just giving us a toy to play with, to do whatever we wanted with.

    When I auditioned for the part, I had no idea how beloved the BBC version was. If I had known, I would have been scared out of my mind. I just wanted to do something funny and slightly different. I didn't want to be held up to a TV icon.

    You never really know what the camera is picking up in a scene -- or even where it is. There are stealth shots that surprise us all the time.

    I just liked the notion of a guy trying desperately to tell a sex story but having no knowledge of sex or no handle on the vernacular of sex talk, and trying to invent it with very adept guys who have told the sex story many, many times.

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Riding the success of his star turn in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, ... Dan in Real Life.

    I always thought that if I could get on a sitcom as maybe the wacky neighbor, that would be pretty incredible.

    You're telling me I have a gift for the pathetic. I have no idea where my pathetic nature comes from. If I thought about it too long, it would depress me.

    People generally have sex fairly young, and probably younger than they should be having it.

    The BBC show is iconic, and you can't set that as a goal. All we tried to do was make a funny show based on the template, which is hilarious. And that was really our only goal.

    If you changed one line, ... one test number would go up and another number might go down. You can't ever satisfy every want or need. It's all so new to me, and I don't know how much stock to put in it.

    I had no idea it would be as painful as it was, ... It really stung.

    It's not a master plan to do every remake and every recreation of icons. It's just what I've been hired to do.

    I do hope someday to play a part that is less of a jerk.

    Had acting come up empty for him, I'd be teaching history at a prep school, ... And that's still my backup plan.

    We thought it would make her less endearing, but it did exactly the opposite, ... The women in the audience loved the line, and I would have thought the reverse.

    It was tough to find the right tone, ... The first time, it was way too graphic. It pulled people out of the movie.

    Women don't find that sexy, ... If you walk into a person's apartment and it's floor-to-ceiling action figures, it's just not conducive to delightful lovemaking.

    It's really a comedy about all these people who are looking for the loves of their lives, and struggling to find happiness during this pursuit,

    Just the idea of him with a love interest is mind-boggling, ... I don't know how it could be handled.

    He does his job just well enough to keep it. The ridiculous exploits and faux pas are just this side of lawsuit territory so he continues to ride the wave of inefficiency and lack of expertise. I don't think that's necessarily unusual that one might be very good at one job and then is promoted, and you have no proficiency whatsoever.

    In my wildest dreams I never thought - well, I never thought I'd work.

    We decided it needed to be more grounded. If people are not involved with the story, I don't think any of the comedy is going to work. So it's a love story, masquerading as a sex comedy.

    Talking to my wife, we stare at each other, saying, 'How is this happening? Why is this happening? Why now?' It's nothing I ever aspired to.

    Ah, yes, the chest hair-waxing scene, ... That was 100 real - complete with real pain.

    Nothing to me feels as good as laughing incredibly hard.

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