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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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  • 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 appear in 5 Arizona spring training games

    Will Ferrell plans to play ball in spring training — and play ball and play ball and play ball. The comedian plans to play every position while making appearances at five Arizona spring training games on Thursday. He will play for all 10 teams...
  • Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot

    Cubs 4, Dodgers 3: Justin Turner stays hot
    AT THE PLATE: Justin Turner, who batted .340 in his first season with the Dodgers last year, was two for four with a two-run double in the fourth inning. The utility man is batting .308 this spring. "Everything's on the nose," Manager Don Mattingly said....
  • Will Ferrell set to suit up for Cubs and White Sox on Thursday

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — White Sox and Cubs players expect comedian Will Ferrell to provide plenty of laughs when he suits up for their teams and eight other Cactus League clubs Thursday. Baseball acumen is not anticipated. Ferrell will attempt to play...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 '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: Kevin Hart prepares Will Ferrell for prison

    Will Ferrell is going from a mansion to the big house in the first trailer for "Get Hard," and Kevin Hart is helping him prepare for the none-too-pleasant move. Set for release March 27 from Warner Bros., the R-rated comedy stars Ferrell as James King,...