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Steve Carrell’s Real-Life Date Once Inspired This ’40-Year-Old Virgin’ Scene

Steve Carrell’s The-40-Year-Old Virgin is considered by many to be one of the actor’s greatest works. Although the film contains many hilarious moments, there’s one scene in particular that was inspired by a real-life date Carrell had in his youth.

Steve Carrell pitched the idea of ‘The 40 Year Old Virgin’ to Judd Apatow

Steve Carrell at the season 1 premiere of 'The Patient.'
Steve Carrell | Araya Doheny/FilmMagic

Carrell was originally the brains behind The 40-Year-Old Virgin. He already had a scene in mind for the movie that became the genesis of the film, and pitched it to director Judd Apatow.

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