And in a world of stupid and a cast of 1970s-era TV news buffoons, Steve’s character, the ditzy, naive TV weatherman Brick Tamland, stands out. “Unrelentingly dumb,” Carell says.
“It was the easiest movie ever, because I got to just stand there and look dumb. For two months. I rarely had to say anything. Empty every thought out of my head, and just blurt out words.”