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Steve Carell

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A former improv teacher, Steve Carell hasn't had a master plan for his career. So, when 2008 started with his acclaimed NBC comedy series "The Office" idling due to the writers strike, he couldn't…

Michael Patrick King

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Chick flicks aren't supposed to inspire multiplex mobs. Then again, Warner Bros. and New Line's "Sex and the City" wasn't a chick flick. "It is a female blockbuster," says Michael Patrick King, who…

Kathy Griffin

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Winning a second consecutive Emmy for "My Life on the D-List," as Kathy Griffin did in September, was impressive. Winning a second consecutive Emmy after telling Jesus to "suck it," as the comic did…

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Seth Rogen

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The actor-writer-producer, who spent his underclassman years at the "U of A" on the short-lived but fondly remembered Apatow TV series "Freaks & Geeks" and "Undeclared," graduated to a supporting…

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Michael Cera

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On the Emmy-winning Fox comedy "Arrested Development," the Canadian came to know critical success. With Sony's critically acclaimed hit "Superbad," he found broad commercial acceptance, too.

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Jonah Hill

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"Judd has been a very strong mentor to me," sums up 24-year-old Hill, who had a small role in the Apatow-directed "The 40-Year-Old-Virgin" before breaking out this year in the comedy guru's "Knocked…

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Rowan Atkinson

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When "Mr. Bean's Holiday" opened domestically in August, Atkinson's monosyllabic chap looked to be no match for the profanely verbal boys of "Superbad."

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Domestic Film WEEKEND OF

PROVIDED BY: Box Office

  1. 1

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    Weekend Gross:$26.6M

    Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    1
    Weekend:$26.6M Disney
  2. 2

    Rio 2

    Weekend Gross:$22.5M

    Rio 2

    2
    Weekend:$22.5M Fox
  3. 3

    Heaven is for Real

    Weekend Gross:$21.5M

    Heaven is for Real

    3
    Weekend:$21.5M Sony / TriStar

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