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Steve Carell in Dinner for SchmucksThere are so many things a young executive could do to advance his or her career: increase revenue, come up with brilliant ideas ... or find a big idiot to bring to your boss's dinner party.

The latter goal is the premise of the July 30 comedy 'Dinner for Schmucks,' which stars Paul Rudd as Tim, a man who discovers that in order to impress the Powers That Be, he needs to bring to his boss's regular "Dinner for Extraordinary People" a most peculiar kind of host gift: an eccentric character, an "extraordinary person" -- a schmuck. And then the making-fun-of-schmucks can begin. Steve Carell in Dinner for SchmucksThere are so many things a young executive could do to advance his or her career: increase revenue, come up with brilliant ideas ... or find a big idiot to bring to your boss's dinner party.

The latter goal is the premise of the July 30 comedy 'Dinner for Schmucks,' which stars Paul Rudd as Tim, a man who discovers that in order to impress the Powers That Be, he needs to bring to his boss's regular "Dinner for Extraordinary People" a most peculiar kind of host gift: an eccentric character, an "extraordinary person" -- a schmuck. And then the making-fun-of-schmucks can begin.

Tim scores by finding a guy, played by Steve Carell, who possesses the incredible talent of dressing up mice and posing them as great works of art. (Hmm, sounds like the Pageant of the Masters as dreamed up by cats.)

If the plot seems familiar, then you're probably a fan of French cinema, no? 'Schmucks' is a remake of the French black comedy 'The Dinner Game,' updated for modern American audiences by director Jay Roach ('Meet the Parents,' the 'Austin Powers' movies).

Anyone who's followed comedy movies recently knows that Paul Rudd and Steve Carell are two of the funniest actors working today. Put them in a room together and take the script away? Comedy gold, baby.

Rudd and Carell will be huddling up for our Unscripted interview series, which means they'll be asking each other fan questions and presumably going way, way off-book. Here's your chance to ask them whatever's on your mind: Submit a question for Rudd or Carell in the comments below by July 7. Don't forget to include your name and city, and check back here on July 26 to see if your question was used.

'Dinner for Schmucks' Trailer