Jay Leno: Career in Pictures
With Leno set to leave "The Tonight Show" in 2014 after a 22-year stint as host, it's a good time to look back at the No. 1-rated comic's triumphs and travails.
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'The Late Shift'( Los Angeles Times / April 3, 2013 )
The host switch on "Tonight" grew so heated that it inspired a bestselling book and an HBO movie, "The Late Shift."
Daniel Roebuck played Leno, with Kathy Bates as his autocratic manager, Helen Kushnick.
Best scene? When Leno eavesdrops on NBC executives to try to gain intelligence on the "Tonight" plans.
And yes, it really happened.
Above, Bates wins the Golden Globe for supporting actress for her role in the TV movie.