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Will Ferrell

Will Ferrell
Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he do...
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Funnyman Will Ferrell began his career in comedy with the Los Angeles comedy group The Groundlings, which led to his SNL discovery.

In 2003, Ferrell gained movie stardom with the release of his hit holiday comedy, "Elf." He also starred in a slew of other popular comedies, including "Old School," "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" and "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby."

Ferrell changed pace when he starred opposite Dustin Hoffman and Emma Thompson in the 2006 drama "Stranger Than Fiction," which earned him a Golden Globe nomination. In the film, Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS worker who continuously hears a narration of the story of his life -- and he doesn't like the ending.

Ferrell returns to film this summer in the adventure comedy "Land of the Lost," a big-screen remake of the 1970s TV series.
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  • Funny or Die Debuts 'Walking Dead' Recap Series

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It looks like everyone's capitalizing on the recap trend these days -- even zombies. Will Ferrell's comedy website Funny or Die just debuted a recap webseries for AMC's "The Walking Dead," titled "The Walking Fred," and...
  • 'Dumb and Dumber To' just a chip off the older blockheads

    Two hours is a whole lot of dumb. So in that respect "Dumb and Dumber To," starring the off-the-chain, goofballing Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, delivers on its promise. The sequel's definitely been dumbed down, which is not really an issue. If you buy a...
  • The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company

    The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company
    The Onion Inc., the Chicago-based purveyor of fake news and entertainment websites, may really be for sale. Or not. Responding to a report by Bloomberg on Thursday that the company was exploring a possible sale, Steve Hannah, chief executive officer and...
  • Parent of The Onion satirical site looks into possible sale

    Parent of The Onion satirical site looks into possible sale
    Everything in this story is actually, honestly true. Onion Inc., owner of The Onion satirical news site and the entertainment site A.V. Club , has hired a financial adviser for a possible sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The...
  • Matthew Morrison to Return to Broadway in 'Finding Neverland'

    Matthew Morrison, the Broadway alum who's currently wrapping up his final season on "Glee," will take over the lead role in "Finding Neverland," the Harvey Weinstein-produced musical that opens in the spring. Morrison, whose legit credits include...
  • Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg Starring in Comedy 'Daddy's Home'

    Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg will star in comedy "Daddy's Home" with shooting starting later this year. Ferrell will portray a mild-mannered radio executive who strives to become the best stepdad to his wife's two children. Wahlberg will play their...
  • Quentin Tarantino at LACMA Gala: L.A. Should Be Movie Capital of the World

    The Los Angeles Museum of Modern Art held its fourth annual Art and Film Gala on Saturday evening, with A-list talent and moguls stepping in from the brisk November temps for one of the starriest bashes of the fall. The Gucci-sponsored event, which...
  • Nexus Player is Google's search-friendly answer to Apple TV

    Nexus Player is Google's search-friendly answer to Apple TV
    The Apple TV gets along brilliantly with other branches of the Apple family. Music and movies from iTunes automatically load onto Apple TV, and it enables iPhones, Macs and iPads to display onto a big monitor or television. The Nexus Player, which...
  • Ian Fraser dies; Emmy-winning conductor, arranger and composer

    Emmy-winning music conductor, arranger and composer Ian Fraser, who worked extensively with Julie Andrews and oversaw a famed Bing Crosby/David Bowie holiday duet, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He was 81. The cause was cancer, said his...
  • Seismic Productions: 25 Years of Shaking Up the Business

    It was a saturday in 1992, and Seismic Productions co-owner David Schneiderman was sweeping his porch in preparation for his birthday party when the phone rang with a call from Bob Weinstein, asking for changes on the trailer for his Miramax political...
  • Contender Conversations, Animation: 'Boxtrolls,' 'Dragon 2′ and 'Lego Movie'

    BOXTROLLS Oregon-based Laika is heading into awards season with the stop-motion "The Boxtrolls." Having earned Oscar nominations for its first two efforts, "Coraline" (2009) and "ParaNorman" (2012), the studio is aiming to remain on a roll. Producer (and...