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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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  • TV This Week Feb. 2 - 8: 'New Girl' on Fox

    TV This Week Feb. 2 - 8: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SUNDAY They'll be fighting like cats and dogs...
  • Arthur Rankin Jr. made our holidays a little more animated

     Arthur Rankin Jr. made our holidays a little more animated
    Arthur Rankin Jr., the Rankin of Rankin/Bass Productions, makers of holiday specials and sundry other animated goods, died Jan. 30, age 89, in Bermuda, where he had lived for many years, under the tropical rule of Heat Miser. That for many of you the...
  • Why 'The Lego Movie' is Looking at a Block-Busting Weekend for Adults and Kids

    Warner Bros. and Lego look to be constructing a blockbuster brick by brick as the toy brand's first full-length feature film is building huge buzz before an opening weekend predicted to hit more than $40 million at the domestic box office. Though films...
  • 'The Lego Movie' review: Everything is awesome

    'The Lego Movie' review: Everything is awesome
    **** (out of four) I know. Four stars for "The Lego Movie"? Believe it. "The Lego Movie" is the funniest, most fun movie in (insert considerable amount of time), and I can't wait to see it again. By the way: It's written and directed by the guys who...
  • 'The Lego Movie' likely to build a big audience

    "The Lego Movie" is expected to stack up plenty of cash in its box-office debut as it easily beats fellow new contenders "The Monuments Men" and "Vampire Academy."  The animated comedy based on the veteran toy brand could gross around $50 million in...
  • Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun

    Review: 'The Lego Movie' is a tall stack of subversive fun
    "The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration. It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
  • Celebrity Parents, Kids Assembled at 'Lego Movie' Premiere

    February 1 was family day at the Regency Village Theater in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, where such A-listers as Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Elizabeth Banks turned out with their pint-sized broods in tow for the world premiere of "The Lego...
  • 'Non-Stop' tops 'Son of God' and 'Lego Movie'

    Mid-flight thriller "Non-Stop," the latest action movie to star Liam Neeson, flew just higher than "Son of God" to top the box office over the Oscar weekend.  "Non-Stop" grossed a studio-estimated $30 million in ticket sales in the United States and...
  • 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'

    It was a long time coming, but television newsman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell, of course, who co-wrote the film with director Adam McKay) and his crew go back before the cameras in a sequel that's virtually sure to please fans of the original comedy....
  • WATCH: Punch bowls and Pan Am drink carts at the Church Key's new happy hour

    WATCH: Punch bowls and Pan Am drink carts at the Church Key's new happy hour
    Name of restaurant: The Church Key The happy hour: Every Monday through Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Drink specials are broken into three groups, including Bar 101 cocktails ($6) served by a Pan Am girl with a drink cart, and including a blood orange...
  • 'Place Beyond the Pines' Exec Signs First-Look at Sidney Kimmel

    Matt Berenson, who oversaw Sidney Kimmel Entertainment's "The Place Beyond the Pines," has signed a first-look deal with Kimmel's banner. Berenson, who has been president of production since May 2010, will serve as a producer on SKE's romantic comedy...
  • Everything will be awesome (in 2017): 'Lego Movie' sequel gets date

    The first movie was made for about $60 million and came out this month. There’s no budget yet for “The Lego Movie” sequel, but Warner Bros. certainly has big ideas for the date. The studio has scheduled the follow-up to the building-...