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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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test

    Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test
    FT. HOOD, Texas — In a windowless cinder-block room at Ft. Hood on Wednesday morning, 11 soldiers closed their eyes and practiced taking deep, slow breaths. The technique is useful for gaining self-control in stressful situations, explained...
  • Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'

    Amy Poehler and brother Greg talk 'Welcome to Sweden'
    Amy won't be the only Poehler on NBC for much longer. "Welcome to Sweden" brings the funnywoman's brother Greg Poehler to the spotlight. The half-hour comedy, which will premiere Thursday, July 10 at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT, has the male Poehler's prints all...
  • 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...
  • 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)...
  • 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,...
  • Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!

    Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!
    When Cinema Paradiso Hollywood on Saturday unveils a new monthly gathering aimed at the nexus of local music and film called CineMusique, it will shine the spotlight on a performer who has always had a cinematic bearing. A showcase of local musicians,...
  • 'The Flintstones' Movie in the Works at Warner Bros.

    Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are being revived, with Warner Bros. launching development of an animated "Flintstones" movie based on the iconic TV series. The studio has hired Chris Henchy, partner with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at Gary Sanchez...
  • 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...
  • 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...