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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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  • What's opening in theaters next week

    Opening Friday Get Hard (R): This already-controversial comedy stars Will Ferrell as a corrupt financier who gets tips from his friend (Kevin Hart) on how to survive his upcoming prison stint. Home (PG): Jim Parsons, Rihanna and Steve Martin provide the...
  • Spring movie preview: It's a new season at theaters, too

    Spring movie preview: It's a new season at theaters, too
    From Shailene Woodley and Vin Diesel to Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart, the stars of March and April movies run the gamut. Sean Penn will play a former special ops agent his very dramatic way — just what you'd expect from a two-time Oscar winner....
  • Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'

    Leprechauned Will Ferrell says Bill O'Reilly was 'sourpuss' at 'SNL40'
    Tales of NBC's instantly legendary "SNL40" special that was broadcast in February will continue to reverberate through the culture for years. And on Tuesday night, it was Will Ferrell's turn to share a bit of behind-the-scenes scuttlebutt with David...
  • John Madden: Will Ferrell showed 'lack of respect' in baseball tour

    John Madden: Will Ferrell showed 'lack of respect' in baseball tour
    Former football coaching great and commentator John Madden is feeling prickly about actor Will Ferrell's Cactus League tour on Thursday. Ferrell played for 10 teams in five Major League Baseball spring exhibitions on one day in a stunt aimed at...
  • Etan Cohen, director of 'Get Hard,' is used to confounding expectations

    Etan Cohen, director of 'Get Hard,' is used to confounding expectations
    Imagination might carry us to new worlds, but the people doing the imagining are often exactly as you'd expect. The executive with the greatest influence on family entertainment is Pixar chief John Lasseter — a jovial, Hawaiian-shirt-wearing...
  • Will Ferrell visit a hit for Angels, Cubs and fans

    Will Ferrell visit a hit for Angels, Cubs and fans
    Will Ferrell has never won an Academy Award, but the actor-comedian is the only guy in Hollywood who can boast of replacing 2014 American League most valuable player Mike Trout in center field. Ferrell jogged to the outfield in Tempe Diablo Stadium to...
  • Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training

    Will Ferrell plays the fields at spring training
    Will Ferrell's major league career was brief — one day and five games. But he made history just the same, becoming the first player to bat for one team and catch for the other in the same half-inning. He also replaced an MVP in the field and...
  • Will Ferrell a big hit with the Cubs, Sox

    Will Ferrell a big hit with the Cubs, Sox
    Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a prior incident with comedian-actor Will Ferrell dating back to his days with the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon was managing at Yankee Stadium when he heard a relentless voice. "Someone was ragging me the whole game,"...
  • 'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell'; Ferrell storms spring training

    'Ruth, Mantle, Will Ferrell'; Ferrell storms spring training
    PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — "Ruth, Musial, Mantle, Will Ferrell." The star of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," `'Elf" and several sports-related flicks played all 9 positions and coached for 10 teams in five Arizona ballparks Thursday in a...
  • Super Bowl: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart visit Jimmy Fallon

    Super Bowl: Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart visit Jimmy Fallon
    When Jimmy Fallon presents "The Tonight Show" from Phoenix after the Super Bowl, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart will be the guests.  NBC said that Hart and Ferrell will join Fallon for "the ultimate 'Lip Sync Battle." Hart and Ferrell are starring in the...
  • Will Ferrell takes up residence in 'Neighbors' writers' 'House'

    Will Ferrell takes up residence in 'Neighbors' writers' 'House'
    Will Ferrell is in the house. Or rather, Will Ferrell will be in "The House," a comedy from "Neighbors" writers Andrew J. Cohen and Brendan O'Brien, a spokesperson for New Line Cinema confirmed to The Times. Deadline Hollywood first reported that New...