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Rob Riggle – the husky humorist who brings "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart" the occasional much-needed jolt of pure testosterone – is only getting started in Hollywood.
But before three high-profile movie gigs over the next two years, Riggle is playing online host, curating Atom.com's AXE Dirtcathlon, a four-part web series that challenges its contestants to get as dirty as humanly possible in 90 seconds.
Wise move, Riggle. We hear the internet's the future. "It's catching on," laughs Riggle. "The kids really like it."
And does a corporate gig like this mean dude's got a lifetime supply of AXE? "You would have thought these guys would have given me a lifetime or at least a year's supply," he says. "They gave me three."
Well, Riggle should be comforted to know that at the rate he's going, he'll be getting a lifetime supply of movie offers. He waxes poetic to us about his movie projects, past and future.
'Step Brothers' (2008)
I love "Step-Brothers" because there were a lot of really funny people in it. A lot of improvising. Adam McKay directed it. It's just a funny, funny movie, and the more you watch it the more you find and discover. It just keeps revealing itself to you.
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'The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard' (2009)
Who doesn't want to play a 10-year-old boy with a pituitary problem? I mean, that was probably one of the most coveted roles in Hollywood at the time. And I was lucky enough to land it. And any time you got Ken Jeong – Dr. Ken – in there you’re going to have a good time.
'The Hangover' (2009)
Ah! "The Hangover!" Well, come on, as of today, it is still the highest-grossing R-rated comedy in history. Although I think number two is going to eclipse that [laughs]. I mean it was just a great movie. Again, a lot of fun people doing a lot of fun things.
'Furry Vengeance' (2010)
Best opening line to a movie in history. From what I understand. Which is me screaming "I do as I please!"
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'The Other Guys' (2010)
Again, Adam McKay-directed movie. Got to shoot guns, drive around New York City in a cop car, and hang out with Damon Wayans Jr. all day, every day. And that is a good time.
'Larry Crowne' (Opening July 1, 2011)
I play Tom Hanks' boss. And it's kind of fun. I get to do a couple of scenes with Tom Hanks, and I get to be a little bit of a douche. Which is always kind of fun.
'The Lorax' (Opening March 2, 2011)
I'm playing O'Hare in "The Lorax" and it's going to be fun. It's going to be a good time. I got to see just a tiny glimpse of the animation with my voice to it. It's a real freaky experience, but it's really cool.
'21 Jump Street' (Opening March 16, 2012)
I'm shooting the movie right now, down in New Orleans with Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum. Going great. Those guys are awesome, so fun… We're having a blast.