Larry David On Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000-Present)

Larry David created one of the most successful shows ever on television, Seinfeld, but he didn't gain a lot of publicity as a person until the release of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO in 2000. In the series, which he also writes, Larry plays a version of himself that, since the ending of Seinfeld, isn't really doing much with his career and faces small problems that are exacerbated by his lack of social grace. If Seinfeld was a show about nothing, Curb is simply a show about life. 

In the series, Larry is somewhat of an anti-hero, someone who's a magnet for trouble, causes a lot of problems for no good reason, and is generally unpleasant, but you still can't help rooting for him. He's socially inept to the max, and most of his problems stem from his inability to comprehend certain practices of common courtesy, as well as his inability to let anything go. The series often mirrors his personal life, this being most apparent in the beginning of season seven when his wife, Cheryl, leaves him—in real life, David was going through a divorce with his wife as well. 

Verdict: There are elements of real-life Larry in on-screen Larry, but they're definitely exaggerated—no one can be that socially inept and still have a career anywhere, let alone Hollywood.