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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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  • DVD Review: Hilarious character doesn't get the DVD treatment he deserves

    DVD Review: Hilarious character doesn't get the DVD treatment he deserves
    Steve Coogan may have gotten his two Oscar nominations — for writing and producing his atypical “Philomena” — but his greater fame in the U.K. is for his radio and TV work, most particularly the character Alan Partridge. I'd say...
  • '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...
  • Emmy-winning Conan O'Brien keeps his talk show 'Conany'

    Emmy-winning Conan O'Brien keeps his talk show 'Conany'
    Don’t be fooled by the invincible hair. That 6-foot-4 ivory tower of Irishness (perhaps 7 feet with that steely, eternal carrot top), Conan O’Brien  is aging along with the rest of us. Now 51 and with more than 20 years of TV hosting —...
  • Youth triathlon keeps growing

    Youth triathlon keeps growing
    Sherry Boston Rennard gave valuable advice to the young athletes Saturday morning at the Newport-Mesa Family YMCA. In a pre-race seminar she told the kids participating in the fifth annual junior triathlon to pace themselves, and to yell out "On your...
  • Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'

     Melissa McCarthy's star power helps her go out on a limb with 'Tammy'
    WILMINGTON, N.C. — One humid night last June, on a dock along one of this port city's winding creeks, Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates took their places for a scene in the new movie "Tammy." Five years earlier, McCarthy and her husband, Ben Falcone,...
  • 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...
  • 'Ant-Man:' 'Yes Man' helmer Peyton Reed to direct Marvel movie

    'Ant-Man:' 'Yes Man' helmer Peyton Reed to direct Marvel movie
    Peyton Reed, director of the Jim Carrey comic fable “Yes Man” and the Vince Vaughn adult relationship dramedy “The Break-Up,” will direct Marvel’s comic superhero film “Ant-Man.” The news follows a chaotic few...