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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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    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
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    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...
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    Adam Mckay has attached himself to direct an untitled comedy written by Ben Schwartz, with Seth Rogen attached to star. Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe preemptively purchased the pitch from the actor-writer ("Parks and...
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    Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed Ben Schwartz comedy
    Stop us if you've heard this one: A guy known for starring in man-child comedies, another guy known for directing man-child comedies and a third guy who plays a man-child on TV decide to make a movie together. Comedy ensues. That is, Seth Rogen is set...
  • 'Whiplash' Wins Grand Prize and Audience Nods At Deauville

    DEAUVILLE, France- Damien Chazelle's Sundance hit "Whiplash" won the Grand Prize and Audience nod at the 40th Deauville film festival which wrapped on Saturday night with a gala ceremony. Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie" snatched up the Jury...
  • Boston College upsets USC, 37-31

    USC traveled to Boston College trying to avoid a letdown after a 13-10 victory at Stanford last week. The rains stopped in Chestnut Hill before kickoff, but the soggy conditions put a damper on the performance of the ninth-ranked Trojans, who fell to...
  • Will Ferrell Hints at 'Zoolander 2′: 'Mugatu is a Part of it'

    It's been more than ten years since Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander posed on the big screen, but it sounds like prospects of a "Zoolander" sequel are heating up. Will Ferrell, who appeared in the 2001 comedy as an evil fashion designed named Mugatu,...