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8 Actors Who Got Famous Off Just One Scene

Comedy movies have so often been used as the launching pad for many a career. And one career that was skyrocketed in just such a way is that of Steve Carell.

Having spent his formative years doing commercials or having an occasional stint on sketch shows such as Saturday Night Live and The Dana Carvey Show, it was 2003’s Bruce Almighty that first thrust Carell into the public spotlight.

After having audiences in hysterics with his antics as news anchor Evan Baxter, Carell propelled himself to being one of those funny sorts who people are dying to see more of. And see more of him, they did.

While Evan got his own spin-off picture – Evan Almighty – the next project to come for Carell directly after Bruce Almighty was a little movie by the name of Anchorman. Again set in the familiar setting of a newsroom, Anchorman continued to showcase Steve Carell as a standout star of the comedy genre.

Whether it's elaborate slapstick or more nuanced, knowing humour, Carell has shown himself to be a true master of his craft since his breakout, scene-stealing appearance in Bruce Almighty.

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