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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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  • NBC To Shift 'Blacklist' To Thursdays As Peacock Works To Extend Dominance In 2014-2015

    NBC said it would shift its freshman hit "The Blacklist' from its Monday-night roost to Thursdays as part of its plan for the 2014-15 TV season, a bid to bring new life to an evening the Peacock once dominated but on which it has fallen short in recent...
  • Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'

    Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'
    In "So Did the Fat Lady," a provocative episode of the FX comedy "Louie" that aired Monday night, actress Sarah Baker plays Vanessa, a funny, friendly and self-assured waitress who asks Louie out on a date. Despite her eminent charm and breezy confidence,...
  • TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres

    TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres
    New documentaries about the culture-jamming comedy troupe the Yes Men, the BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish and the alleged Los Angeles serial killer Lonnie Franklin will make their world premieres in the documentary section of the upcoming Toronto...
  • Emmys: Quirky Is the New Black

    In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
  • Krysten Ritter to Guest Star in 'The Blacklist' Season Premiere

    Shortly after it was announced at Comic-Con that "Weeds" alum Mary-Louise Parker will join "The Blacklist" season two in a recurring role, it's been revealed that "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter is also adding her name to the list. Ritter will...
  • Best College Movies

     
    I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......
  • Allentown's Amanda Seyfried to be on "The Tonight Show"

     
    Allentown native Amanda Seyfried will be a guest on "The Tonight Show" starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35 p.m. today on NBC. Seyfried is making the rounds promoting the raunchy Western comedy "A Million Ways to Die in the West" coming......
  • UCLA alum Will Forte feels sorry for undereducated USC fans Saturday

    UCLA alum Will Forte feels sorry for undereducated USC fans Saturday
    As I sat down to write this piece about the UCLA-USC rivalry from the UCLA perspective, I was given word that the L.A. Times had not yet found anyone from USC to write on their behalf.  This led me to two natural conclusions.  The first: the USC...
  • Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team

     Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team
    The first time Meagan Good met Will Ferrell, she threw her shoes at him. That may be the most rational response a woman could have to Ferrell, at least when he's playing hopelessly chauvinist TV newsman Ron Burgundy. In Good's case, she was performing...
  • Greg Schwem: I'm happy at the end of the line

    I have come to the realization that my days of being first at anything have long passed. I no longer run races, so "first across the finish line" is out. I have no desire to sleep outside my local Best Buy, hoping to get the first video game cell phone...
  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 22 - 28, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Styled to Rock The final three...