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For his soft-spoken veteran in 'Last Flag Flying,' Steve Carell looked no further than his father

For his soft-spoken veteran in 'Last Flag Flying,' Steve Carell looked no further than his father

He used to be funny for a living, but in 2014 Steve Carell got serious. First, he picked up an Oscar nomination for portraying a homicidal wrestling coach in "Foxcatcher." Then, the 55-year-old actor played tormented Wall Street hedge fund manager Mark Baum in "The Big Short." This fall, Carell continues his dramatic streak as a grieving father in the Vietnam vet drama "Last Flag Flying." And next year, he'll appear as Donald Rumsfeld to Christian Bale's Dick Cheney for director Adam McKay.

Folding in his bittersweet clown turn in this year's "Battle of the Sexes" as tennis blowhard Bobby Riggs, Carell has produced a remarkable gallery of...

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