The film industry may be in a constant state of change, but the need for shirtless male actors has always withstood the test of time. And from Marlon Brando sweating it out in A Streetcar Named Desire to Chris Evans flexing some patriotic muscle in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, we, the audience, remain unfazed by handsome men who just so happen to take their tops off on screen.
Today marks the 10th anniversary of our beloved Friends series finale. Cue the “I’ll Be There For You” theme song and let all that nostalgia sink in. Sigh. We wish more than anything we would get a reboot about our six favorite Manhattanites, but while we’re in the spirit, let’s celebrate the television remakes and adaptations that did happen. Starting with the ones we couldn’t (and still can’t) get enough of.
Nearly 10 years ago the world was introduced to a stately San Di-ago news anchor who prefers the aroma of rich mahogany and has a healthy taste for scotch (scotchy scotch scotch). Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released on July 9, 2004, proving that Saturday Night Live alum Will Ferrell could carry a movie, and modern moviegoers enjoy fight sequences that reference West Side Story.
“I’m in a glass case of emotion!” “I love [insert lamp equivalent].” Those are the two lines I wind up quoting from Anchorman on a regular basis. It is without a doubt one of the most quotable movies of all time (maybe Mean Girls and Pulp Fiction come close). Now that Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is finally in theaters, we’re very curious to see whether it will have at least one “Milk was a bad choice.” In the meantime, VH1 News asked Will Ferrell and company what lines they love from the first movie, and which ones they never want to hear again.
Which celeb was caught stripping down at a nightclub? Steve Carell opens up about a beloved quote, and we wonder which film villain be the evil queen of 2014.
Saturday Night Live alum Will Forte stars in Alexander Payne‘s latest film, Nebraska, a project likely to get nominated come Oscar season. After taking his signature MacGruber character to the big screen and guesting on shows like 30 Rock and Parks and Recreation, the somber performance is a different look for the actor. But he’s hardly the first to try something new, as comedy legends like Robin Williams, Steve Martin, and Adam Sandler have all given the more serious genre a go.
It’s Steve Carell’s 51st birthday today, and we are all celebrating because, everybody loves Steve Carell. We know this to be true because your mom would invite him over for dinner if she could, and you’ve thought about what it would be like to hug him at least once or twice. But what about his best characters? While lovable, The Office‘s Michael Scott was a jerk, as seen in the often clumsy emotional abuse he’d inflict on his employees in effort to validate his less than pristine personal life. Yet his questionable behavior kept people watching.
This summer, Carell plays a straight-up jerk with zero redeeming qualities in The Way, Way Back, and reprises his role as the evil villain Gru in Despicable Me 2. So far, both films have been successful, proving once again that moviegoers enjoy seeing Carell play against type. But has he been more successful playing a mean dude, or would we rather see him the way we imagine him to be in real life — how we hope he’d act towards us if we bumped into him at Starbucks on a busy Wednesday morning?
The 2013 Emmy Award nominations will be announced bright and early tomorrow morning, which means we’ll soon have the pleasure of knowing who to root for come September and what to immediately start complaining about on Twitter. Assuming some of the performances we’ve been most fond of won’t be recognized by the Academy, here are a few of our favorite moments from the past year on the tube worthy of both industry hardware and your undying love.
Does Despicable Me 2‘s Steve Carell have his own minions? Are Matt Lauer and Katie Couric joining forces again? What are the critics making of World War Z?