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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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  • 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...
  • Adam McKay to Replace Edgar Wright as 'Ant-Man' Director

    Stay classy, Marvel! "Anchorman" director Adam McKay is in advanced talks to replace Edgar Wright as helmer of Marvel's "Ant-Man," sources confirm to Variety. Wright had been attached to the superhero project since 2006 before resigning last week over...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • Kathy Griffin Talks Twitter Threats at Groundlings Anniversary

    Comedian Kathy Griffin has noticed an interesting trend in the people who threaten her life on social media. "It's amusing to me that many of Demi Lovato's fans will threaten my life, and if you look at their profile, it says 'hashtag no bully zone,'"...
  • CANNES: Michel Hazanavicius to Direct 'Will' Starring Zach Galifianakis (EXCLUSIVE)

    Michel Hazanavicius, the Oscar-winning helmer of "The Artist" who has "The Search" competing at Cannes, will next direct "Will," Paramount's comedy produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay. Zach Galifianakis is attached to topline the project, which was...
  • CANNES: Jason Sudeikis-Alison Brie Comedy Gets Financing

    Sidney Kimmel Entertainment will independently finance and co-produce romantic comedy "Sleeping With Other People," starring Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie. IM Global is selling international rights to the project at Cannes. Adam Scott, Amanda Peet,...
  • 'Home,' 'Penguins of Madagascar' Swap Release Dates

    DreamWorks Animation will shuffle the release dates on "Penguins of Madagascar" and "Home," the studio said Tuesday. "Penguins of Madagascar" will now slide into the Nov. 26, 2014 release date originally intended for "Home," while the latter film will...
  • 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...