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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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  • Will Ferrell Hints at 'Zoolander 2′: 'Mugatu is a Part of it'

    It's been more than ten years since Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander posed on the big screen, but it sounds like prospects of a "Zoolander" sequel are heating up. Will Ferrell, who appeared in the 2001 comedy as an evil fashion designed named Mugatu,...
  • Will Ferrell Hints at 'Zoolander 2': 'Mugatu is a Part of it'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It's been more than ten years since Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander posed on the big screen, but it sounds like prospects of a "Zoolander" sequel are heating up. Will Ferrell, who appeared in the 2001 comedy as an evil fashion...
  • Boston College upsets USC, 37-31

    USC traveled to Boston College trying to avoid a letdown after a 13-10 victory at Stanford last week. The rains stopped in Chestnut Hill before kickoff, but the soggy conditions put a damper on the performance of the ninth-ranked Trojans, who fell to...
  • 'Whiplash' Wins Grand Prize and Audience Nods At Deauville

    DEAUVILLE, France- Damien Chazelle's Sundance hit "Whiplash" won the Grand Prize and Audience nod at the 40th Deauville film festival which wrapped on Saturday night with a gala ceremony. Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie" snatched up the Jury...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Welcome to Me'

    Borderline personality disorder turns out to be more of a laughing matter than it probably should be in "Welcome to Me," a strange and often startlingly inspired media/mental-illness comedy directed by actress-filmmaker Shira Piven. After drifting into...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: 'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25) Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
  • Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts

    Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts
    The weekend highlights include the return of last season's most popular prime-time series, the first new broadcast series this fall and a call to battle cancer. The highlights: 1. Stand Up To Cancer, 8 p.m. Friday, many channels Katie Couric hosts...
  • Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer

    Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer
    The summer of 2014 may be remembered for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and its phenomenal success in raising money for ALS, but tonight will shine a massive spotlight on raising funds for cancer research. At 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- to name a few...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18) Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...