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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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  • 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...
  • Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles

    Starter Jason Hammel laboring through some early spring struggles
    TEMPE, Ariz. — The brief appearance of actor-comedian Will Ferrell as an opponent just diverted attention from the early struggles of Jason Hammel. "It's hard to get pissed off at myself because you have Will Ferrell running around the field,"...
  • Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special

    Will Ferrell to play every baseball position on 10 teams for HBO special
    Before his comedy career, Will Ferrell was an accomplished athlete, playing football, soccer and basketball in school. Now he's getting a chance to expand his skills on Thursday by traveling to Major League Baseball's spring training in Arizona and...
  • Bill Murray, Tina Fey, Dan Aykroyd slated for 'SNL' 40th Anniversary Special

    A mix of celebrities and former "Saturday Night Live" cast members are slated to appear on the 40th Anniversary Special for the storied sketch comedy series scheduled to air Feb. 15. NBC ran a pair of minimalistic promos during Sunday's Super Bowl...
  • Will Ferrell 'crashes' NBA game, nails cheerleader with basketball

    Will Ferrell 'crashes' NBA game, nails cheerleader with basketball
    Will Ferrell is no stranger to wacky stunts.  On Wednesday, the actor pulled his latest stunt at a New Orleans Pelicans game, pelting a cheerleader in the face with a basketball while supposedly attempting a half-court shot.  It was all an effort to...
  • Why Will Ferrell hit a cheerleader in the head with a basketball

    Why Will Ferrell hit a cheerleader in the head with a basketball
    Will Ferrell is a beloved funnyman and a well-known NBA fan — so what would possess him to chuck a basketball straight into the head of an unlucky cheerleader? A movie, of course. During Wednesday's game between the visiting Lakers and the New...
  • 'Get Hard' trailer released starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart

    'Get Hard' trailer released starring Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart
    Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart star together in a new, buddy comedy about a rich businessman headed to prison and needing help to "Get Hard." Ferrell plays James King, who is being sent to prison for ten years for fraud. Hart is Darnell Lewis, a car-...