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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 goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy

    Will Ferrell goes to Newseum party, without Ron Burgundy
    Will Ferrell minus the mustache. We haven't seen much of that guy lately, but at Tuesday's special event for "Anchorman: The Exhibit" at Washington's Newseum, he made a rare appearance as himself.  The new exhibit, which opened late last month, displays...
  • Will Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, to act as announcer at a curling match

    Will Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, to act as announcer at a curling match
    Lately, it's been hard to tell where Will Ferrell ends and Ron Burgundy begins. In yet another plug for the coming film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Ferrell on Sunday will cover a curling competition as the fictional newsman, TSN announced. In...
  • NASCAR's Hollywood road map aims to boost sport's popularity

    NASCAR's Hollywood road map aims to boost sport's popularity
    Far from the roar of a race track, one can hear a pin drop in the spacious 30th floor Century City office of NASCAR Vice President Zane Stoddard, which has a spectacular high-rise view of nearby Hollywood. On this day Stoddard has a conference with...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • Dodgers should be up to their ears in emotion

     Dodgers should be up to their ears in emotion
    ST. LOUIS — Disney calls them "ear hats." You can buy one in pink or lime, or topped with a tiara or bow tie. But the traditional hat is all-black, adorned with nothing but the ears that Adrian Gonzalez mimicked the other day. That is only...
  • 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...
  • Dodge teams up with 'Anchorman's' Ron Burgundy to sell new Durango

    Dodge teams up with 'Anchorman's' Ron Burgundy to sell new Durango
    Don’t act like you’re not impressed. Dodge over the weekend debuted a new ad campaign for its Durango SUV. Four spots feature comedian Will Ferrell playing Ron Burgundy from the 2004 film “Anchorman.” Ferrell will reprise the...
  • Many moving parts snap into place in 'The Lego Movie'

    With Batman, Gandalf and Luke Skywalker all making appearances — and, of course, with constant references to the titular toy — "The Lego Movie" may be one of the biggest brand barrages Hollywood has unleashed on the American filmgoing public...
  • Carol Burnett honored with Mark Twain Prize

    Carol Burnett honored with Mark Twain Prize
    The Mark Twain Prize for American Humor was awarded to Carol Burnett on Sunday night. The ceremony in Washington included appearances by Julie Andrews, Tina Fey, Vicki Lawrence, Tony Bennett and Burnett herself. Although the prize officially "recognizes...
  • Sighting: Will Ferrell dines at Del Frisco's

    Sighting: Will Ferrell dines at Del Frisco's
    Where USC goes, Will Ferrell will follow -- as long as he’s not too busy filming or promoting a movie. Ferrell (“Anchorman”) was in Chicago last week for his alma matter’s game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. and dined...
  • 'Anchorman 2' trailer: Can Will Ferrell really top the original?

    Nearly a decade after "Anchorman" became a comedy classic, Will Ferrell and his fellow newsmen are about to try to re-create box office magic with a highly anticipated sequel. But a new trailer for the Dec 20 release, which hit the web Wednesday, raises...