In the mid-2000s, audiences began recognizing Kevin Hart in small roles in Along Came Polly and Party Down. The goodwill he was building would go on to be the springboard for expanding his stand-up comedy audience and opening the door for his massive film career.
The difference between those early movies and films like The Man From Toronto is not Hart’s role, but his comedic contribution diminishing.
In The 40 Year Old Virgin, Hart legitimately hijacks one of the best comedies of that decade for one scene. His impact on that film is monumental and it is essentially a cameo.
In Scary Movie 3, he and Anthony Anderson were the best part of a franchise that was knocking on death's door, with Hart the only irreplaceable new addition to that cast.Read more on screenrant.com