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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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  • Parent of The Onion satirical site looks into possible sale

    Parent of The Onion satirical site looks into possible sale
    Everything in this story is actually, honestly true. Onion Inc., owner of The Onion satirical news site and the entertainment site A.V. Club , has hired a financial adviser for a possible sale, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The...
  • The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company

    The Onion seeks investors, hears offers for company
    The Onion Inc., the Chicago-based purveyor of fake news and entertainment websites, may really be for sale. Or not. Responding to a report by Bloomberg on Thursday that the company was exploring a possible sale, Steve Hannah, chief executive officer and...
  • Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff

     Celebrity marathoners: the pressure, the pitfalls, the payoff
    Soon after actor Anthony Edwards put out his last cigarette, he decided to run the Chicago marathon. Like most marathoners, Edwards questioned his ability. But unlike most other runners, he knew that if he could not finish, everybody would know it....
  • Creepy Crawly Comedy: Allentown's Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim serve up haunting humorous drama in 'Bedtime Stories'

    Tim Heidecker is the first to admit that he developed his love of the macabre while he was growing up in the Allentown area. As a kid, he used to tune into "Twilight Zone" marathons at his home in Salisbury Township and make a beeline to any movie...
  • 'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised

    'SNL' history book 'Live from New York' revised
    Forty seasons into "Saturday Night Live" and you just don't hear the old criticisms so much anymore: "It's not as edgy as it was in the 1970s …" "This new cast is not as funny as that previous cast …" "It's such a boy's club …"...
  • TV ratings: 'Bad Judge,' 'A to Z,' 'Gracepoint' start soft

    TV ratings: 'Bad Judge,' 'A to Z,' 'Gracepoint' start soft
    ABC's "How to Get Away With Murder" continued to kill in the ratings Thursday night, while all the new network shows got off to slow starts, according to early numbers from Nielsen. "Murder," now in its second week, averaged 11.7 million viewers, making...
  • 'Bad Judge' likely to be benched

    In "Bad Judge," a new sitcom premiering Thursday on NBC, Kate Walsh plays Rebecca Wright, whom we meet as a lump on a bed, hung over in sparkly unmentionables, like something washed up from a past era of the Sunset Strip. Pulling herself from bed,...
  • 'Big' TV remake: Will the man-child comedy come of age?

    They grow up so fast. "Big," the 1988 comedy starring Tom Hanks as a boy in the body of a 30-year-old man, is just a few years shy of that benchmark age itself. Now comes news that the film has achieved its own mark of maturity: a half-hour TV series,...
  • TV Review: 'Bad Judge'

    Ah, "Bad Judge." If ever a title lent itself to ridicule, it's this one, although the show works pretty hard to earn the gibes. Kate Walsh plays the robed dispenser of justice, who, when not on the bench, has sex in her chambers, shows up to work hung...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...