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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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  • 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to 'Cabot College'

    After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn't been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Greg Poehler's Standup Is Huge in 'Sweden'

    To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler's kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter category. "I got started in standup when a friend...
  • Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to transform the 1980s cult TV show "Manimal" into a big-screen action-comedy. According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by Sony Pictures Animation to produce its hybrid live-action/animated...
  • TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'

    TV Picks: 'East Los High,' Paralympics, 'Welcome to Sweden'
    "East Los High" (Hulu). A welcome second season for this Web-based Latino teen drama, set in East Los Angeles, begins this week, following some gap-bridging prequels. Originally created with an educational ulterior motive, specifically to address and...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'

    TV Picks: 'Welcome to Sweden,' 'Extant,' 'The Strain'
     "Welcome to Sweden." Shot in Sweden, with subtitles and two Poehlers, "Welcome to Sweden" is the freshest thing to happen to broadcast comedy since "Modern Family." Loosely based on creator Greg Poehler’s life, the story follows Bruce (Poehler),...
  • '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...
  • Peyton Reed to Direct 'Ant-Man'

    Peyton Reed is set to direct "Ant-Man," with Adam McKay contributing to the script, Marvel announced Saturday on their official website. The project has been at the center of directing rumors in recent weeks. In May, Edgar Wright dropped out of...
  • A Look Inside the Weird World of Tim and Eric's Abso Lutely Prods.

    As film majors at Temple U., future Abso Lutely Prods. co-founders Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (aka "Tim and Eric") were already on the fast track to becoming a comic force with which to be reckoned. "We kind of bonded, started making videos...