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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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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO

    TV This Week Sept. 7 - 13: 'Boardwalk Empire' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download (updated Sept. 9, 12:45 p.m.) TV listings for the week of Sept. 7 - 13, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies --------------------   SUNDAY Once upon...
  • Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer

    Tonight big stars will Stand Up to Cancer
    The summer of 2014 may be remembered for the "Ice Bucket Challenge" and its phenomenal success in raising money for ALS, but tonight will shine a massive spotlight on raising funds for cancer research. At 8 p.m., ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC -- to name a few...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: 'Half of What I Say is Meaningless' by Joseph Bathanti; Mercer University Press (160 pages, $25) Winner of the Will D. Campbell Award for Creative Nonfiction, "Half of What I Say Is Meaningless"...
  • Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'

    Toronto 2014: The crazy and sane with Kristen Wiig in 'Welcome To Me'
    It’s tempting to call the new movie “Welcome To Me” more funny odd than funny ha-ha, but to say so also undersells that it is genuinely funny too, while also warm and strange and daring. Directed by Shira Piven, written by Eliot Laurence...
  • Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts

    Stand Up To Cancer returns; 'Utopia' debuts
    The weekend highlights include the return of last season's most popular prime-time series, the first new broadcast series this fall and a call to battle cancer. The highlights: 1. Stand Up To Cancer, 8 p.m. Friday, many channels Katie Couric hosts...
  • Mike Sacks' 'Poking a Dead Frog' cracks the comedy code

    "Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers" by Mike Sacks; Penguin (480 pages, $18) Comedy is having a moment. You can't really talk about the vaunted New Golden Platinum Age of Television without reference to Louis C.K., Amy...
  • TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'

    TV Picks: 'Party Down,' Funny or Die video selection, 'Manhattan'
    "Party Down" (Hulu). This comedy about a less than merry band of caterers, which went for two seasons on Starz in 2009 and 2010, was created by "Veronica Mars" mastermind Rob Thomas with "Mars" cohorts Dan Ethridge and John Enhom and actor Paul Rudd,...
  • Course Source: Angeles National, Francis H. I'i Brown GC

    The Sports Xchange By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange Course Source: Angeles National, Francis H. I'i Brown GC IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, Calif. THE LAYOUT: An area that previously was an eyesore in the Big Tujunga...
  • Stand Up To Cancer, 'Dancing' reveal, Quintavious: this week

    Stand Up To Cancer, 'Dancing' reveal, Quintavious: this week
    The week's highlights include the NFL's season opener, the Stand Up To Cancer telethon and a whole lotta reality, including the phenomenal Quintavious. Don't know him? You will. The highlights: 1. "American Ninja Warrior," 9 p.m. Monday, NBC...
  • TV picks for the week of Aug. 31-Sept. 6

    The fall TV season starts in a month and darned if you can't tell it by the near complete absence of interesting television available to us. Here's what caught my eye this week: Sunday: "Secrets of Her Majesty's Secret Service," 7 p.m., PBS: They could...