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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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  • IFC Orders 'Spoils of Babylon' Sequel 'The Spoils Before Dying'

    IFC has ordered a sequel to the Funny or Die-produced "Spoils of Babylon," the cabler announced Monday. The comedy miniseries, "The Spoils Before Dying," will again be executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate...
  • Redmond to pitch to Stanton in Home Run Derby

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Miami Marlins - INSIDE PITCH PHOENIX -- Big bopper Giancarlo Stanton has chosen a familiar arm to pitch to him in the Home Run Derby -- batting practice partner and Marlins manager Mike Redmond. Stanton and Colorado...
  • 'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?

    'Tammy': Is Melissa McCarthy stuck in a creative 'Groundhog Day'?
    It was, needless to say, not a great weekend for Melissa McCarthy. Her woman-on-the-run comedy “Tammy” took in just $21 million over the three-day weekend — a good chunk less than the prior three films in which she’s had key...
  • Ellen Gray: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Working the Engels' come to NBC

    Lena Olin is going to be funny on NBC this summer. I didn't expect to write that sentence any more than you probably expected to read it, but encountering the unexpected is one of the joys of this job, and of "Welcome to Sweden," which is already a hit...
  • Hail 'Welcome to Sweden,' despair for 'Working the Engels'

    With back to back debuts of two Thursday night comedies — "Welcome to Sweden" and "Working the Engels" — NBC offers up a near-perfect definition of the term "from the sublime to the ridiculous." Created by Greg Poehler and executive produced...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame 2015 Honorees Revealed

    Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood's the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning. Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel...
  • Channing Tatum, Zac Efron will be 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'

    Channing Tatum, Zac Efron will be 'Running Wild with Bear Grylls'
    Picture this: Channing Tatum running through the wild — perhaps rapelling down cliffs in Utah or trudging though torrential wind and rain in Scotland — for a TV show. NBC is making it, as one might expect, a reality — or rather, a...
  • Alison Brie in Talks to Star in New Line's 'How to Be Single' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Alison Brie is in talks to star in the New Line comedy "How to Be Single." Lily Collins is also on board with Christian Ditter directing. Based on the Liz Tuccillo novel, that story centered on a woman living in New York and searching for love. Marc...
  • Summer comedies can be funny ... and smart

    When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
  • Rob Owen: FX's 'The Strain' packs little suspense

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. Some viewers accustomed to FX's more sophisticated storytelling may be a bit put off by the pulpy tone of the network's new vampires-as-a-virus drama "The Strain" (10 p.m. Sunday). It lacks the character depth of "Fargo" or "The...