2011

Neil Patrick Harris

July 29

Blue Man Group

Harris delights as Patrick Winslow, a city dweller tasked with protecting the Smurfs from the evil Gargamel in the big-screen adaptation of the popular '80s cartoon. The fun family flick, which costars Katy Perry and Sofia Vergara, opens No. 2 at the box office.

2013

Neil Patrick Harris

September 22

Mixed Reviews

Four years after his first hosting stint, Harris returns to emcee the Emmys. But his performance earns less than stellar reviews, in part due to the slow-moving and uneven nature of the show. "In his great favor, Harris comes across as a professional, likable young performer who takes his hosting job – or jobs – seriously and who respects the event he's there to represent," writes USA Today. "He didn't tarnish the winners' evening, but he did nothing to burnish it, either."

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BIOGRAPHY (top to bottom): Everett; Monty Brinton/Landov

Edited by Julia Wang

Neil Patrick Harris

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