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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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  • Oct. 10: Drunk History

    With 'Drunk History,' Lutherville's Derek Waters has a tipsy hit Five years ago, Lutherville native Derek Waters was a struggling comedian in Los Angeles. Like thousands before him, he had dreams of being cast on "Saturday Night Live" or making it in...
  • Rookie of the year just the beginning for Pagenaud

    Rookie of the year just the beginning for Pagenaud
    Things didn't go well for Frenchman Simon Pagenaud in his first race. But that didn't stop him. And though he could find similarities to that first outing last weekend, he clinched The IZOD IndyCar Series' Rookie of the Year award at the Grand Prix of...
  • Movie Guide for TownMall in Carroll County, Sept. 9, 2012

    now playing "2016 Obama's America" (PG). Documentary based on Dinesh D'Souza's book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." TownMall Cinemas (1:15, 4:15, 7:15 p.m.) "The Campaign" (R). In this political comedy, a multi-term congressman (Will Ferrell) commits a...
  • As memorial event nears, family and friends recall Dennis Lane

    As memorial event nears, family and friends recall Dennis Lane
    On May 9, Dennis Lane stopped for lunch with companions at Clyde's of Columbia, one of his favorite spots. Folks say you wouldn't have to see him to know he was there because you'd hear the big laugh, or see the crowd of people around him, sharing views...
  • Obama wakes the conservative 'bear'

    Obama wakes the conservative 'bear'
    "You woke thebears! Why did you do that?" That's from one of my favorite scenes in "Anchorman." In the Oscar-robbed film, Ron Burgundy (played by Will Ferrell) loudly leaps into a bear pit to rescue his girlfriend and then falsely blames her for waking...
  • Artscape headliner Brian McKnight's X-rated turn stirs controversy

    Artscape headliner Brian McKnight's X-rated turn stirs controversy
    For the past seven years, Darnella Parks and her entire family — from toddler nieces to her 84-year-old grandmother — have attended Artscape. They come for the crafts, the food and, most of all, the live entertainment. But this year, the 33-...
  • Happy 'Watch the Throne' Day

    Happy 'Watch the Throne' Day
    Watch the Leak? Not this time. Jay-Z and Kanye West's much anticipated collaboration, Watch the Throne, was released how they wanted it to — on iTunes this morning at 12 a.m. — without a leak. That alone is impressive (sorry Mom and Pop...
  • Will Ferrell and Will Forte join new male feminist movement

    Will Ferrell and Will Forte join new male feminist movement
    Maybe you've heard of the group Conscious Men, a new movement asking men to sign a document that "acknowledges many thousands of years of dominance of masculine power, and offers an apology for the suppression of women, in the spirit of a fresh start"?...
  • Will Ferrell's Bush also made an important kill

    Will Ferrell's Bush also made an important kill
    Broadcasting live from a Sizzler Steakhouse, Will Ferrell's President George W. Bush had an important announcement to share with the American people: A secret operation under his command had made an important kill.  "I have personally overseen a...
  • Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore

    Author Karen Rose debuts new romantic suspense series set in Baltimore
    When Karen Rose enrolled at the University of Maryland, the one thing she knew was that she "didn't want to dissect." It's a funny confession for an author who has written a 494-page novel about a killer who tortures victims with a filleting knife. Rose...
  • 'Top Chef Texas' recap: 'Fire and Ice'

    'Top Chef Texas' recap: 'Fire and Ice'
    Hello, Top Cheffers! Tonight’s episode felt like the quiet before the storm. The final three chefs, Lindsay, Paul and Sarah, are very friendly toward one another. Usually there is a little infighting or a passive-aggressive “good luck”...
  • Staff Q&A: Children's hour

    Staff Q&A: Children's hour
    "The Very Hungry Caterpillar." It either could be a charming children's movie, or the caterpillar could be made into a giant human-eating caterpillar and it could be a bloody, campy horror. Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun I'm very...