Watch: Oscar Nominee Steve Carell Talks Improv, Auditioning for ‘The Office’ and ‘Foxcatcher’

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Let’s admit it: None of us thought we’d ever use the phrase “Oscar nominee Steve Carell” when we watched Brick Tamland scoop mayonnaise into a toaster in Anchorman. Yet here we are: Carell is the first member of the Channel 4 news team to be nominated for an Oscar. Carell is nominated for his virtually unrecognizable performance as real-life murderer John du Pont in Foxcatcher.

In a ninety minute conversation moderated by Jenelle Riley of Variety presented by the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, Carell talks about his entire career as an actor, including his background in improv, how he landed the Michael Scott role on The Office, and, of course, Foxcatcher. You can watch the video of the conversation above.

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In college, overachiever Christopher McKittrick double-majored in Film and English because he loves to read, write, and watch movies. Since then Chris – who was born and raised on Long Island, New York and currently lives in Queens – has become a published author of fiction and non-fiction, a contributor to entertainment websites, and has spoken about literature, film, and comic books at various conferences across the country when he’s not getting into trouble in New York City (apparently it’s illegal to sleep on street corners...)For more information about Chris, visit his website here!

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