That is probably the same question many people ask themselves when they see his un-bearded face flash on the screen. He had a brief role in Anchorman and a supporting part in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, and now he is the go-to guy for comedy. Judd Apatow can work miracles.
His image has changed, too, over the course of a few roles. Before he was the generic-looking stoner/nerd/stoner nerd. Now he looks almost clean cut and ready for action. Leaping in to save defenseless women from sexual predators, or so he thinks. Observe and Report is his latest venture and turns out to be some pretty good action and some okay laughs. Think of a mall cop that wants to be Harry Callaghan, but doesnâ€™t every mall cop want to be Dirty Harry?
Rogen seems to do best in awkward moments where a normal person might just let something slide; he always has something witty or stupid to interject. Either way it is good for a few laughs no matter which side you cheer for. Working with Ray Liotta and Anna Faris must have been a fun time too- talk about different ends of the spectrum.
Well, if you canâ€™t get enough of Seth, then keep your eyes out for Apatowâ€™s next movie, Funny People, hitting theaters in the coming months featuring an incredible cast of comedians headed up by Adam Sandler. Thank goodness Seth is back to working with Apatow and company, nothing against Kevin Smith, but Seth seems to be more at home working with people that know how to bring out his funny side rather than just hope it will shine through a dirty window.