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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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  • Emmys: Quirky Is the New Black

    In much the same way that dramas like AMC's "Breaking Bad" and HBO's "The Sopranos" made flawed antiheroes easy to root for, a new wave of comedy is putting the oddball front and center. Instead of Jerry Seinfeld playing the straight man to his quirky...
  • Krysten Ritter to Guest Star in 'The Blacklist' Season Premiere

    Shortly after it was announced at Comic-Con that "Weeds" alum Mary-Louise Parker will join "The Blacklist" season two in a recurring role, it's been revealed that "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter is also adding her name to the list. Ritter will...
  • Seth Rogen and Adam McKay Team on Ben Schwartz Comedy

    Adam Mckay has attached himself to direct an untitled comedy written by Ben Schwartz, with Seth Rogen attached to star. Gary Sanchez Productions, Point Grey Pictures and Good Universe preemptively purchased the pitch from the actor-writer ("Parks and...
  • Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed Ben Schwartz comedy

    Seth Rogen to star in Adam McKay-directed Ben Schwartz comedy
    Stop us if you've heard this one: A guy known for starring in man-child comedies, another guy known for directing man-child comedies and a third guy who plays a man-child on TV decide to make a movie together. Comedy ensues. That is, Seth Rogen is set...
  • 'Whiplash' Wins Grand Prize and Audience Nods At Deauville

    DEAUVILLE, France- Damien Chazelle's Sundance hit "Whiplash" won the Grand Prize and Audience nod at the 40th Deauville film festival which wrapped on Saturday night with a gala ceremony. Reese Witherspoon starrer "The Good Lie" snatched up the Jury...
  • Boston College upsets USC, 37-31

    USC traveled to Boston College trying to avoid a letdown after a 13-10 victory at Stanford last week. The rains stopped in Chestnut Hill before kickoff, but the soggy conditions put a damper on the performance of the ninth-ranked Trojans, who fell to...
  • Will Ferrell Hints at 'Zoolander 2′: 'Mugatu is a Part of it'

    It's been more than ten years since Ben Stiller's Derek Zoolander posed on the big screen, but it sounds like prospects of a "Zoolander" sequel are heating up. Will Ferrell, who appeared in the 2001 comedy as an evil fashion designed named Mugatu,...
  • Alex Trebek (and mustache) return for 31st season as 'Jeopardy!' host

    Alex Trebek (and mustache) return for 31st season as 'Jeopardy!' host
    Longtime "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek was in Chicago on Tuesday to promote the start of his 31st season as host of the TV game show. His recently regrown mustache, however, was a no-show. The new season, which began Monday, marked the return of...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Welcome to Me'

    Borderline personality disorder turns out to be more of a laughing matter than it probably should be in "Welcome to Me," a strange and often startlingly inspired media/mental-illness comedy directed by actress-filmmaker Shira Piven. After drifting into...
  • Many moving parts snap into place in 'The Lego Movie'

    With Batman, Gandalf and Luke Skywalker all making appearances — and, of course, with constant references to the titular toy — "The Lego Movie" may be one of the biggest brand barrages Hollywood has unleashed on the American filmgoing public...
  • Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team

     Meagan Good, the new member of the 'Anchorman' team
    The first time Meagan Good met Will Ferrell, she threw her shoes at him. That may be the most rational response a woman could have to Ferrell, at least when he's playing hopelessly chauvinist TV newsman Ron Burgundy. In Good's case, she was performing...