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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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  • 'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Boards Financial Drama

    "Anchorman 2" director Adam McKay will direct financial drama "The Big Short" from his own script for Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B. The film will be based on Michael Lewis' "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" about the housing and credit...
  • Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'

    Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'
    Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday. Paramount is producing...
  • Oprah Winfrey Network to move to West Hollywood studio lot

    Oprah Winfrey Network to move to West Hollywood studio lot
    The headquarters for Oprah Winfrey's television network will join comedy website Funny or Die in a new office building in West Hollywood called Formosa South. The Oprah Winfrey Network, now based in Los Angeles, plans to move into its new headquarters...
  • Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama 'Red Mohawk'

    Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama "The Red Mohawk." Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition...
  • Will Ferrell to Star in Tennis Drama About 1973 Battle of the Sexes Match (EXCLUSIVE)

    Having already taken on roles set in the world of semi-pro basketball and little league soccer, actor and sports fan Will Ferrell looks ready to hit the tennis courts for his next sports-themed pic. Ferrell is attached to star in "The Secret Life of...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 The late '80s-early '90s heyday...
  • NBC To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of SNL With 3-Hour Special

    NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 , in celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live." The air date comes about eight months before the show originally debuted on the Peacock in the fall of 1975. Past and...
  • Allentown native David Miller is getting a real-life Hollywood story as a Lakers analyst

    David Miller said he recently got a call from Andre Reed, who, of course, is set to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. "I hadn't talked to Andre since we were teammates at South Mountain Junior High," Miller said. "He's living...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Jimmy Fallon, 'Generation Like,' Hall of Game Awards

    Jimmy Fallon, 'Generation Like,' Hall of Game Awards
    Figure skating, skiing and hockey at the Sochi Olympics are likely to command the biggest audiences this week. NBC should score another easy win in the ratings. But it's a busy week for other reasons. Jimmy Fallon takes over "The Tonight Show," now in...
  • Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman 2' bumped up to Dec. 18

    Ron Burgundy wants us to stay classy -- and wants himself to be early. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," the sequel to the comedy hit of about a decade ago, will have its release date moved up two days to Dec. 18, Paramount Pictures said Tuesday. The...