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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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  • Summer comedies can be funny ... and smart

    When it's hot, as in summertime hot, it can feel like your brain doesn't work right. Which may partly explain why the summer is such a peak season for stupid movies, the sorts of loud, outsized, clanging behemoths that people mean when they typically...
  • 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...
  • NBC To Shift 'Blacklist' To Thursdays As Peacock Works To Extend Dominance In 2014-2015

    NBC said it would shift its freshman hit "The Blacklist' from its Monday-night roost to Thursdays as part of its plan for the 2014-15 TV season, a bid to bring new life to an evening the Peacock once dominated but on which it has fallen short in recent...
  • NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions

    NBC builds up 'Blacklist,' scales down comedy ambitions
    NBC has come to an important realization: Comedy isn't always pretty. In the 2014-15 schedule unveiled Sunday morning, the network backed away from its aggressive Thursday night comedy block after years of sub-par ratings. Instead, starting in...
  • OS-DSS-TEST-STORY4

    Fred Flintstone and Barney Rubble are being revived, with Warner Bros. launching development of an animated "Flintstones" movie based on the iconic TV series. The studio has hired Chris Henchy, partner with Will Ferrell and Adam McKay at Gary Sanchez...
  • Tony Awards Go Global with Live Broadcast in More Than 30 Countries

    Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world. With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
  • Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!

    Weekend preview: Love thirsty, hungry for meatloaf!
    When Cinema Paradiso Hollywood on Saturday unveils a new monthly gathering aimed at the nexus of local music and film called CineMusique, it will shine the spotlight on a performer who has always had a cinematic bearing. A showcase of local musicians,...
  • 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...
  • Shipp shaping up to be soccer star

    Shipp shaping up to be soccer star
    Harry Shipp, the amazing hometown rookie on the Chicago Fire being talked about as a possible Major League Soccer rookie of the year, had a favorite movie growing up as a kid in Lake Forest: "Kicking & Screaming," starring Will Ferrell and Robert Duvall...
  • Peyton Reed to Direct 'Ant-Man'

    Peyton Reed is set to direct "Ant-Man," with Adam McKay contributing to the script, Marvel announced Saturday on their official website. The project has been at the center of directing rumors in recent weeks. In May, Edgar Wright dropped out of...
  • Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca

    Fox Consumer Products hopes to look sharp in Domenico Vacca
    Does the future of fashion run through the studio back lot? Fox Consumer Products, the licensing and merchandising arm of Twentieth Century Fox, thinks it might. The folks who made it possible to purchase "The Simpsons" skateboards, "Avatar" pinball...
  • Best College Movies

     
    I haven't seen "Neighbors" yet, but it got a lukewarm review from my daughter and her boyfriend, which surprised me. Anyway, it gave me an excuse to offer my list of the 10 Best Movies About College. I don't claim......