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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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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in Talks to Become 'Border Guards' for Sony

    Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly are in talks to reteam on the Sony comedy "Border Guards." Adam McKay is in talks to direct. Jesse Armstrong will pen the script with Ferrell, McKay and Kevin Messick producing through their Gary Sanchez Productions...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Community' on NBC

    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 13 - 19, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES 30 for 30 The late '80s-early '90s heyday...