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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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  • Three takes on 'Anchorman 2,' season one of 'Broadchurch'

    One thing we can be sure of about "Anchorman 2": It was not too tightly written. The sequel to the 2004 film reunited the original cast (Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate) and then apparently just let any...
  • Luzerne actress embracing comedy and drama

    Getting up at the crack of dawn to feed the cows seemed like hard work for Krysten Ritter, who was raised on a 100-acre cattle farm outside Shickshinny, Luzerne County. A decade or so later, as she was shooting "Refuge" in the blue-collar neighborhoods...
  • Allentown native Fred Galle excited to see 'Anchorman 2' deleted scenes

    To quote "Anchorman's" Ron Burgundy, Allentown native Fred Galle is kind of a big deal. Ever since the former sales executive left the corporate world to pursue an acting career, he's worked almost nonstop, popping up on TV shows such as "The Vampire...
  • Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test

    Ft. Hood shooting puts Army resilience training to the test
    FT. HOOD, Texas — In a windowless cinder-block room at Ft. Hood on Wednesday morning, 11 soldiers closed their eyes and practiced taking deep, slow breaths. The technique is useful for gaining self-control in stressful situations, explained...
  • DVD Review: Anchorman 2 features lots of bonus material

    DVD Review: Anchorman 2 features lots of bonus material
    This combo pack of two Blu-rays and one DVD may have the most extras of any new major studio release. (There might be some titles that had this much on their second or third home video release in a “Gold” or “Collector's” or...
  • Allentown native David Miller is getting a real-life Hollywood story as a Lakers analyst

    Allentown native David Miller is getting a real-life Hollywood story as a Lakers analyst
    David Miller said he recently got a call from Andre Reed, who, of course, is set to become a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame this summer. "I hadn't talked to Andre since we were teammates at South Mountain Junior High," Miller said. "He's living...
  • Will Ferrell to Star in Tennis Drama About 1973 Battle of the Sexes Match (EXCLUSIVE)

    Having already taken on roles set in the world of semi-pro basketball and little league soccer, actor and sports fan Will Ferrell looks ready to hit the tennis courts for his next sports-themed pic. Ferrell is attached to star in "The Secret Life of...
  • New on DVD: 'Anchorman 2,' 'Power Rangers'

    This is no joke. The selection of new DVD releases on Tuesday is thin. "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," Grade D: There's not a lot of good news for "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues." Like the proverbial pony supposedly buried under a mountain of...
  • Tobey Maguire, Alexandra Milchan Producing Serial-Killer Drama 'Red Mohawk'

    Tobey Maguire's Material Pictures and producer Alexandra Milchan are developing the serial-killer drama "The Red Mohawk." Based on a book by Anonymous, the story centers on a murderer called The Red Mohawk who has the head of a skeleton. A French edition...
  • Wednesday Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC

    Wednesday Highlights: 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' on NBC
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 16-22, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES Revolution Neville's (Giancarlo Esposito)...
  • MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    MTV Movie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees
    Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
  • 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...