Dinner for Schmucks, a 2010 screwball comedy film, was directed by Jay Roach, written by David Guion and Michael Handelman, and stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd, who had previously teamed up in Anchorman and The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The film was released theatrically on July 30, 2010. The film is the American adaptation of the 1998 French comedy Le Diner de Cons (titled The Dinner Game for US release). Zach Galifianakis won the Comedy Award for 'Best Comedy Actor _ Film' for his role as Therman Murch in the film. The elaborate mouse dioramas and 'mouseterpieces' were created by The Chiodo Brothers. Dinner for Schmucks has gained a certain notoriety in Ireland since state-owned television RTE aired it while emergency legislation was voted through on the future of the country's banking system.