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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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  • Riot LA comedy festival plays for laughs downtown

    Los Angeles is home to hundreds of comedy clubs and sketch shows and some of the country's strongest improvisation schools, which have trained and put a spotlight on comedians like Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy and Taran Killam. But the...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Parks and Recreation' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 5 - 11, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES The Big Bang Theory Penny (Kaley...
  • 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...
  • Review: 'The Spoils of Babylon' too retro for its own good

    It's difficult to know what the folks at Funny or Die were thinking when they created the miniseries spoof "The Spoils of Babylon" debuting Thursday on IFC. The all-star cast, which includes Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire and Tim Robbins,...
  • Comic actor Chris Kattan lists in Hollywood Hills West

    Comic actor Chris Kattan lists in Hollywood Hills West
    Comedian Chris Kattan has listed his home in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $1.998 million, The Times has confirmed. Kattan is not the first celebrity to occupy the house, which sits behind an iron gate amid mature trees. Comic actor Danny DeVito is...
  • TCA: IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' is a miniseries with maxi humor

    TCA: IFC's 'The Spoils of Babylon' is a miniseries with maxi humor
    Tobey Maquire, star of IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon" has two messages for those who tune in. "I'm sorry and you're welcome," he quipped to reporters at the winter Television Critics Assn. media tour. Maguire was making fun of the intentionally...
  • 2014 winter-spring movie preview: An overview of films opening through late April

    The 2014 winter-spring movie preview is a broad overview of films opening through late April. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Movie previews: A listing in the...
  • Reel Critics: Ferrell can't 'Anchor' this sequel

    Reel Critics: Ferrell can't 'Anchor' this sequel
    I enjoyed Will Ferrell's first turn as Ron Burgundy, the foolish and pompous newscaster from the 1970s. In "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," he amplifies the inappropriate behavior and comments of his character to new levels of asinine conduct and...
  • Rebel Wilson Joins Amanda Seyfried in Universal's 'He's F-ing Perfect'

    Rebel Wilson is set to join Amanda Seyfried in the Universal comedy "He's F-ing Perfect." Will Ferrell, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick are producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions banner along with Joe Drake and Nathan Kahane from Good Universe....
  • Variety Critics Pick Their Oscar Nominees

    Film critics, we're often told, don't vote for the Oscars -- but if they did, here's what at least three of their nomination ballots might look like. We listed our top five choices for best director, actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, original/...
  • Reese Witherspoon no longer legally bound to Ojai ranch

    Reese Witherspoon no longer legally bound to Ojai ranch
      Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has sold Libbey Ranch in Ojai for $4,983,500. Designed by architect Wallace Neff, who became known for developing the "California" style of home, Witherspoon's ranch was originally built in 1923 as stables for...