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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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  • Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ

    Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ
    You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner. The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...
  • Onion turns funny into money as digital media firm after exiting print

    Onion turns funny into money as digital media firm after exiting print
    The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company. Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...
  • Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama 'Red Mohawk'

    Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama "The Red Mohawk." Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition...
  • Will Ferrell to Star in Tennis Drama About 1973 Battle of the Sexes Match (EXCLUSIVE)

    Having already taken on roles set in the world of semi-pro basketball and little league soccer, actor and sports fan Will Ferrell looks ready to hit the tennis courts for his next sports-themed pic. Ferrell is attached to star in "The Secret Life of...
  • Allentown native David Miller is getting a real-life Hollywood story as a Lakers analyst

    David Miller said he recently got a call from Andre Reed, who, of course, is set to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. "I hadn't talked to Andre since we were teammates at South Mountain Junior High," Miller said. "He's living...
  • Wednesday Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Revolution Neville's (Giancarlo Esposito)...
  • Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'

    Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'
    Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday. Paramount is producing...
  • 'Anchorman' Director Adam McKay Boards Financial Drama

    "Anchorman 2" director Adam McKay will direct financial drama "The Big Short" from his own script for Paramount and Brad Pitt's Plan B. The film will be based on Michael Lewis' "The Big Short: Inside The Doomsday Machine" about the housing and credit...
  • Oprah Winfrey Network to move to West Hollywood studio lot

    Oprah Winfrey Network to move to West Hollywood studio lot
    The headquarters for Oprah Winfrey's television network will join comedy website Funny or Die in a new office building in West Hollywood called Formosa South. The Oprah Winfrey Network, now based in Los Angeles, plans to move into its new headquarters...
  • Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx to buddy up in Tim Story's 'Black Phantom'

    Kevin Hart, Jamie Foxx to buddy up in Tim Story's 'Black Phantom'
    After the box-office success of their comedy "Ride Along," Kevin Hart and director Tim Story are saddling up again. Hart is in talks to reunite with Story as well as team up with Jamie Foxx in the hitman movie "Black Phantom," according to a Variety...
  • Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory

     Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory
    Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there...