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Ben Falcone pairs bit parts and big laughs with wife Melissa McCarthy
Ben Falcone pairs bit parts and big laughs with wife Melissa McCarthy

Most moviegoers first met Ben Falcone on a plane in the 2011 comedy "Bridesmaids," when he portrayed an air marshal enduring the crude propositioning of bridesmaid Megan, played with boorish exuberance by Falcone's real-life wife, Melissa McCarthy. The scene was notably a team effort — Falcone's shy bewilderment made McCarthy's overconfidence all the funnier. That's a kind of creative marital alchemy he hopes to achieve again on this summer's comedy "Tammy," which he and McCarthy co-wrote six years ago and which marks his directorial debut. Falcone envisioned the film as a vehicle for McCarthy, who plays the title role, a lovable...

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