Steve Carell was of­fered to play vil­lain

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Ac­tor Steve Carell was in­un­dated with of­fers to play a ‘mur­der­ous vil­lain’ af­ter his Os­car nom­i­na­tion for Fox­catcher (2014).

“[I was in­un­dated with scripts for] psy­cho­log­i­cal thrillers, with me al­ways as the mur­der­ous vil­lain. So, some doors cer­tainly swung open. But they weren’t nec­es­sar­ily the ones I wanted to go through,” Carell told the Sun­day Tele­graph mag­a­zine.

His new movie Beau­ti­ful Boy (2018), a fa­ther-and-son chron­i­cle of drug ad­dic­tion, is based on the mem­oirs of both — David, who he plays, and the writer’s son, re­cov­er­ing ad­dict Nic Sh­eff.

While the ac­tor got to meet with the real David, just when he spoke with fund man­ager Steve Eis­man for his por­trayal of a ver­sion of him in satire The Big Short (2015), he found their con­ver­sa­tions quite un­com­fort­able.

He said, “It’s al­ways odd, be­cause you don’t want them to feel as if they’re some sort of sci­ence ex­per­i­ment. But at the same time, you don’t want to be cav­a­lier.”

PHOTO: ERIN KIRKLAND/ THE NEW YORK TIMES

Rose McGowan was charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance in Fe­bru­ary 2017

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