Steve Carell

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Steve Carell’s smoldering new look sends Twitter swooning

He's giving off serious Clooney vibes.


Bryan Rolli


Published Jun 26, 2017   Updated May 23, 2021, 1:46 am CDT

Last week it was Jonah Hill, now it’s Steve Carell. The internet showed up late to the party yet again with its reevaluation of a Hollywood humorist-turned-hottie.

In case you missed it: Carell was spotted in London last Wednesday promoting Despicable Me 3, which comes out this Friday. The 54-year-old actor has officially joined the ranks of George Clooney and John Slattery in the Hollywood silver fox club, and Twitter rightfully swooned over his new locks, stylish shades, and fitted collared shirt/sweater combo.

The question is: Where have y’all been for the past decade?

For starters: All of you thirsty fans crying “Daddy” at this “newly hot” Carell need to rewatch 2007’s Dan in Real Life, in which Carell plays an actual daddy who rocks his monochrome sweatshirts and charms as he fumbles in his attempts to raise three daughters by himself.


He also smolders as a menacing stepfather in 2013’s The Way, Way Back, with his striking salt-and-pepper beard adding to his tough-guy persona. (Though Carell actually turned out to be a jerk in that movie, so the new Hot Steve would definitely treat you better.)

Oh, and let’s not forget 2011’s Crazy, Stupid, Love., with an entire plot that literally revolved around Ryan Gosling transforming the newly single Carell into a ladies’ man so he can prowl the middle-aged bar scene.


Thankfully, true Carell stans came to his rescue on Twitter, noting his longstanding hotness. The actor took the reactions in stride at the Despicable Me 3 premiere in Los Angeles, lamenting to Entertainment Tonight, “I am so sick of people just looking at me for my physical attributes. It’s just genetic. There’s nothing I can do.”

Then, adopting the unabashedly sincere tone that’s won so many hearts, he added, “I’m bursting with pride. That’s very nice.”

H/T Bustle 

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*First Published: Jun 26, 2017, 5:14 pm CDT