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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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  • Neil Patrick Harris to perform at Tonys

    Neil Patrick Harris to perform at Tonys
    CBS will give you Neil Patrick Harris as you've never seen him. The star of "How I Met Your Mother" will perform his Tony-nominated role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the Broadway awards show on the network. In "Hedwig," Harris plays an East...
  • NBC to move 'The Blacklist' to Thursday

    NBC to move 'The Blacklist' to Thursday
    Coming this fall, NBC will add six new series that feature old favorites Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice") and Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"). But the network will save its most crucial move for February and shift...
  • NBC Orders Comedies 'One Big Happy,' 'Mission Control,' 'Bad Judge'

    NBC has given series orders to a trio of femme-led comedies: "One Big Happy," "Mission Control" and "Bad Judge" Warner Bros. TV sitcom "One Big Happy" was penned by Liz Feldman ("2 Broke Girls") who exec produces with director Scott Ellis for Ellen...
  • 'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals

    'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals
    NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15. " 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history,"  Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Tony Awards Performers Include Neil Patrick Harris, Idina Menzel, Sting

    CBS has announced the performers for the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony, airing June 8. The telecast will feature performances from nominees Neil Patrick Harris (with the cast of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch"); Idina Menzel, who will perform a song from the...