‘I never got fired per se but I quit before I would have got fired,’ he laughed. I knew that wasn’t going to work out after a day of no sales.
‘You pretend to go on the phone because you just feel bad, so you’d have a supervisor walking around you and I’d have no one on the line because you just felt guilty trying to sell people wine over the phone so I just was on the line with no one there saying yes, the pinot noir is delightful and you should try it!
Carell was nominated as "America's funniest man" in Life magazine, and received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy for his work on the first season of The Office.
His role as wrestling coach and convicted murderer John Eleuthère du Pont in the drama film Foxcatcher (2014) earned him, among various honors, nominations for both the Academy Award for Best Actor He played the fife, performing with other members of his family, and later joined a reenacting group portraying the 10th (North Lincoln) Regiment of Foot.
Actors Nancy Carell and Steve Carell arrive on the red carpet for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, January 11, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.He attributed his interest in history to this, Carell states that he worked as a mail carrier in Littleton, Massachusetts.He later recounted that he quit after six months because his boss told him he wasn't very good at being a mail carrier and needed to be faster.Carell is best known for playing Michael Scott on the American version of The Office (2005–2011), on which he also worked as an occasional writer, producer and director.Carell was a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for about five years, and has since starred in Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Evan Almighty (2007), Get Smart (2008), Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone and The Way, Way Back (both 2013).