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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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  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
  • What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?

    What if Marvel directors cast their former stars?
    When Adam McKay was announced, and then unannounced, as a contender to direct "Ant Man," moviedom's hive mind began racing at the possibilities. Did that mean Will Ferrell could potentially star as the insectoid hero? Could John C. Reilly could play his...
  • Kathy Griffin Talks Twitter Threats at Groundlings Anniversary

    Comedian Kathy Griffin has noticed an interesting trend in the people who threaten her life on social media. "It's amusing to me that many of Demi Lovato's fans will threaten my life, and if you look at their profile, it says 'hashtag no bully zone,'"...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • NBC To Shift 'Blacklist' To Thursdays As Peacock Works To Extend Dominance In 2014-2015

    NBC said it would shift its freshman hit "The Blacklist' from its Monday-night roost to Thursdays as part of its plan for the 2014-15 TV season, a bid to bring new life to an evening the Peacock once dominated but on which it has fallen short in recent...
  • NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions

    NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions
    NBC has come to an important realization: Comedy isn't always pretty. In the 2014-15 schedule unveiled Sunday morning, the network backed away from its aggressive Thursday night comedy block after years of sub-par ratings. Instead, starting in...
  • 'Home,' 'Penguins of Madagascar' Swap Release Dates

    DreamWorks Animation will shuffle the release dates on "Penguins of Madagascar" and "Home," the studio said Tuesday. "Penguins of Madagascar" will now slide into the Nov. 26, 2014 release date originally intended for "Home," while the latter film will...
  • Shipp shaping up to be soccer star

    Harry Shipp, the amazing hometown rookie on the Chicago Fire being talked about as a possible Major League Soccer rookie of the year, had a favorite movie growing up as a kid in Lake Forest: "Kicking & Screaming," starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall...
  • A Will Ferrell-Chad Smith drum-off on 'The Tonight Show'

    Finally setting rumors to rest that actor-comedian Will Ferrell and Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer Chad Smith were the same person, both men turned up Thursday night on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and faced off in an old-fashioned musical...
  • The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years

    The Groundlings: improving improv in L.A. for 40 years
    It's raucous backstage at the Groundlings after a Tuesday evening improv show — red wine and buckets of salty snacks will do that to a roomful of comedians, as will having just killed it onstage. A fluffy border collie lumbers through the crowd,...
  • Clint Eastwood, Carole King to present at Tonys

    Clint Eastwood, Carole King to present at Tonys
    The Tonys will have a major burst of star power this year. Clint Eastwood, Carole King and Bradley Cooper are among the presenters at the June 8 ceremony that honors Broadway's best. The three-hour telecast starts at 8 p.m. on CBS. Eastwood has...