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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Seth Rogen and Zac Efron go in drag for Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!'

    Seth Rogen and Zac Efron go in drag for Jimmy Fallon's 'Ew!'
    There's a whole world of tween-centric shows populating the cable TV space that rarely get discussed when adults in media talk about the current golden age of TV. But Jimmy Fallon and his "Tonight Show" writers clearly plumbed those depths for Tuesday...
  • '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...
  • Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star

     Marion Cotillard pushes boundaries as actress, crosses them as a star
    French-born Marion Cotillard has staked out an enviable international career, with a leading lady's glamour and the versatility of a character actress. Following her breakthrough, Oscar-winning performance in "La Vie en Rose," she has appeared in art...
  • 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,...
  • Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca

    Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot? Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
  • 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...
  • NBC orders comedies 'Bad Judge,' 'Mission Control,' 'One Big Happy'

    NBC stocked up on comedies Friday, picking up the pilots “Bad Judge,” “Mission Control” and “One Big Happy.”  In “Bad Judge,” Kate Walsh (“Private Practice”) stars as a tough and uncensored Los...
  • 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...