The Accidental Comic
By Michael Dunaway
Steve Carell has already appeared on the big screen twice this summer—in the broad comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, and the dramedy The Way Way Back. It’s a fitting juxtaposition for an actor who’s combined comedy and drama in a way few of his generation have. In fact, among the top comic talents of his generation, it could be argued only Jim Carrey is in Carell’s league as a dramatic actor. Carell himself humbly shrugs off the comparison. “He’s done some unbelievable things,” he says. “Eternal Sunshine, Truman Show, Man on the Moon, I mean, he’s done some really great, great work. To even be put in that...