'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day' is about a family experiencing the worst luck of their life — all inside 24 hours. Now, in this exclusive blooper reel, you can see Steve Carell, Jennifer Garner, and the rest of the cast having some not-so-good days themselves — from giggle-inducing line flubs to Garner’s sweet ad lib opposite old pro Dick Van Dyke.
Fake noses are serious business in Hollywood. 'Foxcatcher' star Steve Carell is only the latest actor to don a prosthetic schnoz — he wears one to play the disturbed and wrestling-obsessed heir John du Pont in the new drama that’s in theaters now. How well do you know some other impressive big (screen) noses? Take our quiz to find out!
Steve Carell takes on the darkest role of his career as the disturbed — and eventually murderous — millionaire heir John du Pont in Foxcatcher. The film is based on du Pont’s involvement with two ’80s-era Olympic champion wrestlers, Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and David Schultz (Mark Ruffalo). The brothers are lured at different times to du Pont’s estate.
To tell a story of obsession and pain, director Bennett Miller and his Foxcatcher cast had to fully commit themselves to experiencing those hardships. In training to play Olympic wrestlers and brothers Mark and Dave Schultz, leading men Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo suffered the most, Miller told Yahoo Movies while speaking about the film (in theaters Nov. 14) and the exclusive new trailer above. “These guys got some injuries, but I never really heard about it until we started talking about the film after it’d been finished,” Miller admitted. Du Pont became especially close with the Schultz brothers, forging a combustible relationship that began in the late 1980s and ended in du Pont’s murder of Dave Schultz in 1996. The new trailer follows du Pont’s descent into madness, as Tatum’s Mark Schultz falls further into his benefactor’s creepy clutches.
After capturing massive box office dollars this summer with super-sized crowd pleasers like Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Maleficent, Disney hopes to maintain its momentum into the fall season with Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. The family film is based on Judith Viorst’s beloved 1972 book of the same name and revolves around a series of unlucky, no good, very bad events that befall 11-year-old Alexander and his family, Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner taking on the roles of his parents. After observing director Miguel Arteta (“Cedar Rapids”) and his actors filming a complex scene alongside a troop of wild animals, it was clear that Alexander was a charmer in the making. How Jennifer Garner ‘tormented’ co-star Steve Carell Both of the stars playing Alexander’s parents happened to have graduated from Denison University, a small, private liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio;
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The film that was last year’s Oscar race reject took a sharp turn toward awards season glory on Monday night at the Cannes Film Festival in the south of France. Based on the true story of mentally disturbed millionaire heir—and killer—John E. du Pont, Foxcatcher got a round of jubilant applause and shouts of approval from international press members who screened the film on Monday ahead of the film's gala premiere. "Steve Carell is an Oscar lock," wrote Variety’s Ramin Setoodeh, who compares the 51-year-old actor’s onscreen transformation to Jared Leto’s Oscar-winning turn as a transgender woman in Dallas Buyers Club, using in this case a ”prosthetic nose (a la Nicole Kidman in The Hours), false teeth, and a receding hairline.” Setoodeh also notes that Sony Pictures Classics hasn’t decided yet whether to submit the 51-year-old actor’s name in the lead or supporting Oscar categories. Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter shared the sentiment, saying his take on du Pont—who killed Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz in 1996—is a career changer for Carell.
The true-life Channing Tatum/Steve Carell drama Foxcatcher, about the wealthy scientist/philanthropist/Olympic wrestling coach/murdererer John du Pont (Carell), was supposed to have been released last winter as a presumably sure-fire Oscar contender, but was postponed until November 2014. The highly anticipated film finally premieres at Cannes today, and Yahoo Movies has the first clip: Those who last saw Carell in Anchorman 2 (or ignored him in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone) won’t recognize the dramatically and physically transformed actor, buried under prosthetics and adopting du Pont’s halting cadence. Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) directed the film, which focuses on how du Pont — a descendant of the French aristocrat who founded the DuPont chemical company —recruited two-time world champion freestyle wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz (Tatum) to train at du Pont’s Foxcatcher Farm facility at his Pennsylvania estate, and, in January 1996, gunned down the athlete’s brother (played by Mark Ruffalo), also a gold-medal winning wrestler, in his own driveway.
When it comes to “Foxcatcher,” Sony Pictures Classics have certainly been playing the long game. Bennett Miller’s third film was originally set to premiere on the opening night of AFI Fest in LA on November 6 last year, priming it for a 2013 awards run, before being abruptly pulled from the release schedule. Resurfacing in a somewhat loftier festival slot — in Competition at Cannes, no less — the film has retained its aura of prestige. That surely means that the film will reappear on the fall festival circuit, in Telluride and/or Toronto, allowing it to build on whatever buzz it generates on the Croisette next month.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Bonus Feature: Tell Me Something Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell) strikes up a conversation with Chani Lastnamé (Kristen Wiig), and the moment is ripe for riffing.
'Anchorman 2' Will Storm Theaters With a New R-Rated Edit You had to wait nine years for a second “Anchorman” with Will Ferrell and his news team. While they were filming the movie, director Adam McKay encouraged his cast to improvise to such an extent that they had multiple versions of each scene to choose from in the editing room. After the success of the first film in 2004, McKay used a deleted plot thread about a bank-robbing extremist group to piece together a “lost movie” called “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy,” which was released on DVD in a box set with the original. McKay told Empire magazine, “I know that I personally, if I loved a movie and someone told me that, like if Airplane! had been released with all-new jokes, I’d be like, ‘You’ve got to be f—-ing kidding me!’ I’d see it in a second.” Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate in ‘Anchorman 2’ (Paramount Pictures) The new version includes some scenes that were in the trailer for the first version but not in the final cut, like when Ron meets an openly gay person for the first time.
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Clip: Green Screen Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) tries to calm down Brick Tamland (Steve Carrell).
"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" Clip: Brick Is Dead Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) remembers himself at his funeral. © 2013 Paramount Pictures
Get the Straight Poop From the Stars of ‘Anchorman 2’ They played experienced-yet-sexist newsmen in “Anchorman” and are guranteed to make us laugh until our guts ache in “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues .” Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, and David Koechner spent some time with Yahoo Movies showing off their mad news reading skills… along with their “deep knowledge” of the future of mobile computing. Go figure. Through it, the boys who came from KVWN channel 4 in San Diego (which Ron Burgundy pronounces as “Sawn Dee-ya-goh”) kept with the franchise’s tradition of telling superior poop jokes.