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Will Ferrell

Actor, Writer Date of birth 16th July 1967
Place of birth Irvine, California, USA
Year of debut 1997
First feature film Men Seeking Women

Awards

  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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Biography

Will Ferrell was raised by his teacher mother and guitarist father in California. After graduating with a degree in Sports Information, he wanted to become a sports broadcaster. During his internship at NBC Sport, he decided to turn his ability to make people laugh into a career. He became a popular performer on Saturday Night Live. In 2007, he left his television career behind to star in movies full time. His popularity soared with comic roles in Elf and Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy.

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Will Ferrell's films

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Packshot for the film Megamind
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2010

Animated superhero adventure starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Tina Fey. Mild language and comic fight scenes.

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Packshot for the film The Other Guys
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
86 Mins
Released
2010

Detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) try to solve a big case. With Eva Mendes. Sexual references and some strong language.

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Packshot for the film Step Brothers
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
101 Mins
Released
2008

Two middle-aged slackers (Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly) become step brothers. Contains very strong language, sexual innuendo and comedic violence.

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Packshot for the film The Campaign
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2012

Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis play rival politicians. With Jason Sudeikis and John Lithgow. Strong language, once very strong, strong sex.

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Packshot for the film Old School
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
91 Mins
Released
2003

Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson and Vince Vaughn decide to relive their college years. Contains strong language and sex references.

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Packshot for the film Land Of The Lost
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
97 Mins
Released
2009

A scientist (Will Ferrell) accidentally creates a time warp and travels to a land of dinosaurs. With Anna Friel. One use of strong language and moderate sex references.

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Packshot for the film Curious George
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
88 Mins
Released
2006

Animated. A cheeky monkey follows a museum employee (Will Ferrell) back from Africa. With Drew Barrymore. Suitable for all.

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Packshot for the film Stranger Than Fiction
Certificate
12 Certificate
Duration
108 Mins
Released
2006

Will Ferrell thinks he is going mad when he starts hearing a voice (Emma Thompson) narrating his life. Contains one use of strong language and mature subject matter.

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Packshot for the film Everything Must Go
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
92 Mins
Released
2010

A depressed man (Will Ferrell) gets fired and decides to sell everything he owns on his front lawn. Infrequent strong language and a brief but strong scene of sexual nature.

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Did you know?

  • In 1995, Will Ferrell won a TV poll as worst performer in the history of Saturday Night Live. When he left the show seven years later, he was voted the best performer in the history of Saturday Night Live.
  • He has a scar near his abdomen from surgery to treat pyloric stenosis, a condition that causes frequent vomiting.
  • He turned down 29 million dollars to make Elf 2.
  • He appeared in an episode of Man Vs. Wild with British survival expert Bear Grylls. In the episode, they travelled across Sweden and he ate a reindeer's eyeball.
  • He met his wife, Viveca Paulin, when they were students at an acting class. They have three sons together.

Awards

  • 2 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2007 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Stranger Than Fiction
    • 2006 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Producers