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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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  • 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 Shift 'Blacklist' To Thursdays As Peacock Works To Extend Dominance In 2014-2015

    NBC said it would shift its freshman hit "The Blacklist' from its Monday-night roost to Thursdays as part of its plan for the 2014-15 TV season, a bid to bring new life to an evening the Peacock once dominated but on which it has fallen short in recent...
  • 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...
  • Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory

     Jimmy Fallon takes 'Tonight Show' into terrific new territory
    Turns out you can teach an old time slot new tricks. The recent passing of "The Tonight Show" torch from Jay Leno to Jimmy Fallon sparked the inevitable state-of-the-genre conversation. In a world ruled by tweets and memes, Netflix and YouTube, is there...
  • OS-DSS-TEST-STORY4

    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...
  • 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...
  • Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'

    Q&A: Sarah Baker on playing the funny, cool 'fat girl' on 'Louie'
    In "So Did the Fat Lady," a provocative episode of the FX comedy "Louie" that aired Monday night, actress Sarah Baker plays Vanessa, a funny, friendly and self-assured waitress who asks Louie out on a date. Despite her eminent charm and breezy confidence,...
  • NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows

    NBC presents 2014-15 fall schedule, new shows
    NBC presented its 2014-15 prime-time lineup Sunday, introducing three new comedies and three new dramas. The fall schedule also moves crime drama "The Blacklist" to Thursday nights in February. In total, NBC picked up five new dramas, seven new comedies,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...