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See Larry David's roles through the years

Shaun Harrison
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As the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards draw near, we look back at the careers of the lead acting nominees.
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David got his television start in 1980 as a star and writer on this late-night sketch comedy show — ABC's answer to Saturday Night Live. Future Seinfeld star Michael Richards was also part of Fridays, which was canceled in 1982.
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In 1989, David teamed up with Jerry Seinfeld to create one of the most successful series in TV history. David, who voiced George Steinbrenner on the show, won two Emmys before leaving the sitcom after the seventh season. He returned two years later to write the series finale.
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Sour Grapes

In 1998, David made his directorial debut with this comedy about two cousins who quarrel over winnings from a slot machine. David also wrote the screenplay.
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Curb Your Enthusiasm

Inspired by David's 1999 HBO special, Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, the mockumentary comedy won a Golden Globe for best comedy series in 2003. David has also earned four Emmy nominations for best comedy actor.
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David guest-starred in a 2004 episode of another HBO comedy playing — surprise! — himself.
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Whatever Works

David starred in this 2009 Woody Allen comedy as a reclusive misanthrope who strikes up a friendship with a young woman.