Since bursting on to the scene in the early 2000’s Seth Rogen has gone on to become one of the most recognisable comic actors in Hollywood today. His early work with Judd Apatow gave us some of the best comedies of the last ten years and his more recent work with Evan Goldberg has been equally as well received.
Next week sees the DVD and Blu-ray release of Rogen’s most controversial work to date: The Interview. To celebrate this release we have decided to take a look back at the six best performances of his career to date.
It introduced us all to the likes of Jonah Hill, Michael Cera and of course, Seth Rogen. All of whom have gone on to become some of the most iconic and recognisable comic actors of their generation and provided the perfect antidote to the likes of Adam Sandler and Vince Vaughn, who had, by this point more than outstayed their welcome.
Rogen took on the role of one the cops in this movie and whilst it may have only been a supporting role it put his name, like that of many of the casts, name on the map.
After his success in supporting roles Rogen was quickly promoted into a leading role for the Judd Apatow comedy Knocked Up.
Rogen played Ben, a lay about living off an insurance claim who accidentally gets Katherine Heigl’s Alison knocked up after a one night stand. Alison and Ben come from different worlds, she is a career driven women doing well for himself, whilst he sits around with his mates attempting to create a Mr Skin inspired website about female nudity in films.
Rogen and Heigl proved to have the perfect chalk and cheese combo on screen and the film still stands as one of Rogen’s funniest entries.
The only voice performance on this list Seth Rogen’s voice work on Paul is certainly one of the actor’s career highlights.
Paul gave us a smart twist on Aliens in the movies as we know it. Rogen’s Paul was a fast talking dude who was more than prepared to tackle stereotypes and put the story straight about his species.
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The Interview is out on Blu-ray and DVD on the 8th of June.