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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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  • Will Ferrell to Play Sexploitation Director Russ Meyer in 'Russ and Roger Go Beyond'

    Will Ferrell is in talks to play porn producer Russ Meyer in independent movie project "Russ and Roger Go Beyond." The film centers on the collaboration between Meyer and Roger Ebert on the 1970 film "Beyond the Valley of the Dolls," which Meyer directed...
  • South Korea's 'fanbots' could help Americans express enthusiasm

      South Korea's 'fanbots' could help Americans express enthusiasm
    Like most modern-day journalists, I keep a watchful eye on the intersection of sports and technology in East Asian baseball leagues. That eye recently spotted a fascinating story about a South Korean baseball club, the Hanwha Eagles, that has equipped...
  • TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres

    TIFF 2014: Lonnie Franklin, BASE jumpers among doc world premieres
    New documentaries about the culture-jamming comedy troupe the Yes Men, the BASE jumping pioneer Carl Boenish and the alleged Los Angeles serial killer Lonnie Franklin will make their world premieres in the documentary section of the upcoming Toronto...
  • Emmys: Quirky Is the New Black

    In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
  • Krysten Ritter to Guest Star in 'The Blacklist' Season Premiere

    Shortly after it was announced at Comic-Con that "Weeds" alum Mary-Louise Parker will join "The Blacklist" season two in a recurring role, it's been revealed that "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter is also adding her name to the list. Ritter will...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
  • Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer

    Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer
    The summer of 2014 may be remembered for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and its phenomenal success in raising money for ALS, but tonight will shine a massive spotlight on raising funds for cancer research. At 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- to name a few...
  • Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts

    Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts
    The weekend highlights include the return of last season's most popular prime-time series, the first new broadcast series this fall and a call to battle cancer. The highlights: 1. Stand Up To Cancer, 8 p.m. Friday, many channels Katie Couric hosts...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: 'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25) Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
  • Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Producing 'Manimal' Movie at Sony Animation

    Sony Pictures Animation is going animalistic, developing a movie version of "Manimal," rebooting the TV series as an action-comedy combining animation and live action. Producers are Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez...