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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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  • 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),...
  • Jay Z, Google, Netflix Among Webby Awards Winners

    Will Ferrell, Jay Z, Medium, Google, Netflix, Mashable, Vine, QuizUp, Zach Galifianakis, Justin Bieber and Airbnb are among this year's Webby Award winners. The recipients of the Internet's top honor were announced Monday after 500,000 fans from over 200...
  • Orlando auditions: NETworks tours of 'Beauty & the Beast,' 'Elf'

    Here's an audition notice for the NETworks tours Beauty And The Beast (domestic and international) and Elf (east coast and west coast). The auditions will be in Orlando on May 17. FOR DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST National Tour and International...
  • San Francisco Set for June 14 Rally for Sweetened State Film-TV Credits

    Entertainment industry supporters of improving California's film-TV tax credit are planning a June 14 rally at San Francisco's Fairmont Hotel. The campaign is aimed at pressuring state legislators to sweeten the current program, which is capped at $100...
  • Adam McKay Talks Twitter, 'The Big Short' at Brady Center Benefit

    Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days. "I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
  • Hot Pilot Prospects Emerge After Week of Screenings

    Broadcast network execs have been ensconced in darkened rooms most of this week, screening dozens of pilots in preparation for upfront presentations during the week of May 12. NBC is first out of the gate on the morning of May 12, followed by Fox in...
  • '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...
  • For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square

    For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square
    Bob Newhart had modest expectations in 1960 when Warner Bros. Records released his first comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." The recording, which included such seminal Newhart routines as Abraham Lincoln getting notes from his press...