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Born May 24, 1965, actor and comedian John C. Reilly was mischievous as a child, always trying to stand out among his five brothers and sisters. Born with a sense of humor, John was destined for Hollywood and has found success in the comedy genre. With hit films including Step Brothers (2008) and Stan and Ollie (2018), here is a look back at John's best roles so far!
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John C. Reilly would make his film debut in 1989 war film Casualties of War. Originally a small role, his character "PFC Herbert Hatcher's" role was expanded after director Brian De Palma fell in love with Reilly's performance!
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After a series of successful supporting roles including in 1990's Days of Thunder and 1993's What's Eating Gilbert Grape, not only would John C. Reilly take on a lead role in 1996's Hard Eight, but he would also make his directorial debut alongside filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson.
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John C. Reilly and Paul Thomas Anderson would prove to be a dynamic duo and go on to produce three films together, including 1999's epic drama Magnolia. Also starring Tom Cruise and Jeremy Blackman, the film was a huge success, and one of many films Reilly would star in that year!
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Now in high demand all throughout Hollywood, John C. Reilly took on one of the best roles of his career in 2002's Chicago. Starring alongside Renée Zellweger, the role would earn John both a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, along with a nomination for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor!
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John C. Reilly would team up with the legendary director Martin Scorsese for the second time in 2004's The Aviator. Also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, and Kate Beckinsale, this is one John C. Reilly film you shouldn't miss!
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We just love John C. Reilly in 2007 comedy Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. A parody of the biopic genre, John C. Reilly will keep you laughing in this fictional film about a rising rock star.
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Teaming up once again with his celebrity doppelgänger Will Ferrell in 2008 would bring audiences classic comedy film Step Brothers. Reilly and Ferrell are one of our favorite comedic duos in Hollywood, and Stepbrothers does not disappoint!
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Did you know that John C. Reilly is also the voice behind popular Disney character "Wreck-It Ralph"? Also helping to write some of the script, John C. Reilly is one of the major forces behind the film series' huge success!