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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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  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18) Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...
  • 'Looney Tunes' Spin-Off Heats Up With 'X-Men' Scribes, 'Focus' Directors

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The Warner Bros. Looney Tunes-based feature film "Acme" looks to be gaining speed, as the studio has set "X-Men: First Class" scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz to pen the script. Glenn Ficarra and John Requa, helmers of...
  • New programming chief at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center talks about grand opening

     New programming chief at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center talks about grand opening
    Scott Galbraith has good use for the skills he honed during a stint as a background actor on television's "Saturday Night Live." As a new top official at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Galbraith may not need his sense of comic...
  • TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'

    TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'
    "Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermind Rob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd,...
  • TV picks for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

    The fall TV season starts in a month and darned if you can't tell it by the near complete absence of interesting television available to us. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7 p.m., PBS: They could...
  • Stand Up To Cancer, 'Dancing' reveal, Quintavious: this week

    Stand Up To Cancer, 'Dancing' reveal, Quintavious: this week
    The week's highlights include the NFL's season opener, the Stand Up To Cancer telethon and a whole lotta reality, including the phenomenal Quintavious. Don't know him? You will. The highlights: 1. "American Ninja Warrior," 9 p.m. Monday, NBC...
  • Don Pardo, legendary 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dead at 96

    Don Pardo, legendary 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dead at 96
    Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, according to multiple family and media reports.  Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he had continued to pre-...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media...
  • 'The Good Lie' and 'A Most Wanted Man' Set To Play at Deauville

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - HAUGESUND, Norway- Deauville will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a strong competition lineup of U.S. indies, leading up with Anton Corbijn's "A Most Wanted Man" and Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie." The Normandy-...
  • How Robin Williams Inspired a Generation to Seize the Day

    It was "Dead Poets Society" that did it. That was the movie that pushed me over the edge from casual moviegoer to full-blown film junkie, the one that sent me back to the video store night after night looking for my next fix, desperate to discover other...
  • Heidi Klum makes short work of selling her Brentwood mansion

     Heidi Klum makes short work of selling her Brentwood mansion
    Heidi Klum is statuesque, but she isn't one to stand still for long. The supermodel and television producer sold her gated Brentwood estate for $24 million in an all-cash deal that closed in 29 days. The Italian-style mansion was built in 1999, more...