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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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  • 'Get Hard' trailer: Kevin Hart prepares Will Ferrell for prison

    Will Ferrell is going from a mansion to the big house in the first trailer for "Get Hard," and Kevin Hart is helping him prepare for the none-too-pleasant move. Set for release March 27 from Warner Bros., the R-rated comedy stars Ferrell as James King,...
  • Watch: First Trailer for Will Ferrell-Kevin Hart Comedy 'Get Hard'

    Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for "Get Hard," starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, three months before its March 27 release. Ferrell plays a successful businessman who is sentenced to 10 years in a maximum security prison for fraud, panics...
  • Stop-Motion 'Elf' Special Took Quick Route to NBC

    Buddy is a pretty versatile elf. First, the bigscreen, starring Will Ferrell. Then, Broadway. And now, thanks to Warner Bros. Animation, "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas," a one-hour special that airs Dec. 16 on NBC at 8 p.m., with Jim Parsons voicing...
  • TV Review: 'Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas'

    Using stop-motion animation to cleverly create the feel of a holiday-special throwback, "Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas" -- derived from the Will Ferrell movie and subsequent musical -- turns out to be a whole lot of fun, proving yet again it's hard to go...
  • It's OK to talk during these movies

    It's perfectly acceptable to talk during these movies. You can even shout if you want to. Shout out your favorite lines of two holiday classics in the Holiday Quote-A-Long at Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas at the ArtsQuest Center. The movies featured...
  • '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...
  • 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...