Sadly, the success of one of the earliest characters Steve Carell ever developed, the 40-year-old virgin, seems to have turned it into one of the only roles he'll ever play.
Lars and the Real Girl treats Lars (played by Ryan Gosling) as if he's just a little shy, but the hilarious thing is that he's clearly insane and dangerous.
One flop can scare the dickens out of anyone, so with the release this week of Evan Almighty I have to ask: is Steve Carell a movie star?
James Spader over James Gandolfini??? Sally Field over Edie Falco? Ricky Gervais over Alec Baldwin?? Thomas Hayden Church over anybody??? What was the Television Academy thinking??