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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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  • 10 Comics to Watch: Ron Funches' Teddy-Bear Persona Anything but 'Undateable'

    On stage, Ron Funches' warm, teddy-bear persona and low-key, unhurried delivery and double entendres ensure that his deadpan R-rated zingers (check out his "Fuck Linda neck tattoo" and "Fat Pussy" bits) wouldn't offend a church lady. It's an art he's...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Fortune Feimster Graduates From Late-Night to 'Cabot College'

    After 11 years living in Los Angeles, Fortune Feimster still hasn't been able to shake her North Carolina accent. That twang, plus a brash, unafraid-to-be-silly attitude that suggests a female Chris Farley, made for some pretty agonizing auditions early...
  • 10 Comics to Watch: Greg Poehler's Standup Is Huge in 'Sweden'

    To (very) loosely paraphrase Shakespeare, some comedians are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them. By his own admission, Amy Poehler's kid brother Greg falls squarely into the latter category. "I got started in standup when a friend...
  • Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie

    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay to go wild with 'Manimal' movie
    Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are set to transform the 1980s cult TV show "Manimal" into a big-screen action-comedy. According to a Deadline report, Ferrell and McKay have been enlisted by Sony Pictures Animation to produce its hybrid live-action/animated...
  • Will Ferrell, Adam McKay Producing 'Manimal' Movie at Sony Animation

    Sony Pictures Animation is going animalistic, developing a movie version of "Manimal," rebooting the TV series as an action-comedy combining animation and live action. Producers are Jimmy Miller's Mosaic, Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez...
  • Jay Leno to Receive Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

    WASHINGTON -- Comedian Jay Leno has been tapped by the Kennedy Center to receive this year's Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. The award will be presented Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center ceremony to be broadcast Nov. 23 on PBS stations. The comedy award,...
  • Adam McKay to Replace Edgar Wright as 'Ant-Man' Director

    Stay classy, Marvel! "Anchorman" director Adam McKay is in advanced talks to replace Edgar Wright as helmer of Marvel's "Ant-Man," sources confirm to Variety. Wright had been attached to the superhero project since 2006 before resigning last week over...
  • 'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals

    'SNL' at 40: Remember the originals
    NBC has announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" with a three-hour special Feb. 15. " 'Saturday Night Live' is an institution unlike anything else in television history,"  Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC...
  • Clint Eastwood, Carole King to present at Tonys

    Clint Eastwood, Carole King to present at Tonys
    The Tonys will have a major burst of star power this year. Clint Eastwood, Carole King and Bradley Cooper are among the presenters at the June 8 ceremony that honors Broadway's best. The three-hour telecast starts at 8 p.m. on CBS. Eastwood has...
  • Neil Patrick Harris to perform at Tonys

    Neil Patrick Harris to perform at Tonys
    CBS will give you Neil Patrick Harris as you've never seen him. The star of "How I Met Your Mother" will perform his Tony-nominated role in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" at the Broadway awards show on the network. In "Hedwig," Harris plays an East...
  • NBC to move 'The Blacklist' to Thursday

    NBC to move 'The Blacklist' to Thursday
    Coming this fall, NBC will add six new series that feature old favorites Debra Messing ("Will & Grace"), Kate Walsh ("Private Practice") and Katherine Heigl ("Grey's Anatomy"). But the network will save its most crucial move for February and shift...
  • For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square

    For Bob Newhart, it's always hip to be square
    Bob Newhart had modest expectations in 1960 when Warner Bros. Records released his first comedy album, "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart." The recording, which included such seminal Newhart routines as Abraham Lincoln getting notes from his press...