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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, Kevin Hart buddy up in the cliched 'Get Hard'

    Kevin Hart is Hollywood's current favorite comic it guy. He's been playing the best black friend in one film after another: "Think Like a Man" 1 and "Too" opposite Michael Ealy, Jerry Ferrara, Terrence Jenkins and Romany Malco; "Ride Along," 1 and soon to...
  • For 'Get Hard' director, race-themed satire is a tricky enterprise

    At the SXSW Film Festival premiere of  "Get Hard," an audience member stood up and challenged director Etan Cohen, angrily proclaiming that the R-rated comedy's riff on black-white assumptions was racist. As the Kevin Hart-Will Ferrell movie opens...
  • Ferrell, Hart defend 'Get Hard' after a jolt of criticism

    In the annals of film festival flops — from unexpected boos to red-carpet gaffes — the premiere of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy "Get Hard" will go down as a doozy. After the film premiered last week at the South By Southwest Film...
  • Movie review: 'Get Hard' squanders Ferrell, Hart

    "Get Hard," the prepping-for-prison would-be comedy from Will Ferrell and comedian-of-the-moment Kevin Hart, is about as funny as life imprisonment without the possibility of parole or laughter. Hart stars in a role that sounds similar to the one from...
  • Movie review: Salt and Pepper don't add up to enough laughs in �Get Hard�

    Kevin Hart finds himself shoehorned into a Will Ferrell buddy comedy in "Get Hard," a politically incorrect romp that only rarely romps. It's a "Trading Places" variation, with Ferrell as James, a top dollar fund manager busted by the Feds and set to...
  • What's opening in theaters next week

    Opening Friday Get Hard (R): This already-controversial comedy stars Will Ferrell as a corrupt financier who gets tips from his friend (Kevin Hart) on how to survive his upcoming prison stint. Home (PG): Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin provide the...
  • Spring movie preview: It's a new season at theaters, too

    Spring movie preview: It's a new season at theaters, too
    From Shailene Woodley and Vin Diesel to Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, the stars of March and April movies run the gamut. Sean Penn will play a former special ops agent his very dramatic way — just what you'd expect from a two-time Oscar winner....
  • Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'

    Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'
    Tales of NBC's instantly legendary "SNL40" special that was broadcast in February will continue to reverberate through the culture for years. And on Tuesday night, it was Will Ferrell's turn to share a bit of behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt with David...
  • John Madden: Will Ferrell showed 'lack of respect' in baseball tour

    John Madden: Will Ferrell showed 'lack of respect' in baseball tour
    Former football coaching great and commentator John Madden is feeling prickly about actor Will Ferrell's Cactus League tour on Thursday. Ferrell played for 10 teams in five Major League Baseball spring exhibitions on one day in a stunt aimed at...
  • 'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell'; Ferrell storms spring training

    "Ruth, Musial, Mantle, Will Ferrell." The star of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," ''Elf" and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a spring-training blitz chronicled...
  • Etan Cohen, director of 'Get Hard,' is used to confounding expectations

    Etan Cohen, director of 'Get Hard,' is used to confounding expectations
    Imagination might carry us to new worlds, but the people doing the imagining are often exactly as you'd expect. The executive with the greatest influence on family entertainment is Pixar chief John Lasseter — a jovial, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing...