Top 100 - 2011

John C. Reilly

The following phrases are generally not found in the same sentence: “Academy Award nominee” and “frequent contributor to Funny or Die.com.” However, it’s a combination that applies to actor John C. Reilly.

Born and raised in Chicago, Reilly got his first film part in Brian De Palma’s 1989 Casualties of War. Though he appeared in a variety of acclaimed films throughout the 1990s, including Boogie Nights and Magnolia, his career began to heat up with his performance in Chicago as Amos Hart, Roxie Hart’s husband, and skyrocketed after appearing in Talladega Nights with Will Ferrell.

Since then, Reilly has partnered with Ferrell in the movie Step Brothers, and on Funny or Die.com in several “Chosen One” rated videos, including their hilarious send up of Bing Crosby (Reilly) and David Bowie (Ferrell) singing “Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy.”

Reilly recently appeared in Cedar Rapids and will next be seen in the films We Need to Talk about Kevin and Terri.