John William "Will" Ferrell
John William "Will" Ferrell, popularly known as Will Ferrell, is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer. He is known as a member of the "Frat Pack" a generation leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s along with Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson In the mid-1990s, he started his career as a cast member on the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. Through out his career he has starred in a number of comedy films such as Anchorman, The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Talladega Nights (2006), Step Brothers (2008), The Other Guys (2010). With his comedy partner Adam McKay he founded the comedy website Funny or Die in 2007. Other films roles include Elf, Old School (both 2003), Blades of Glory (2007), Megamind (2010) and The Lego Movie (2014).
"I guess ultimately a lot of comedians just wanna be taken seriously."
"There is always going to be someone as funny as you or funnier."
"All you have in comedy is general is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think funny is funny. I don't have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead."
"I was never a class clown or anything like that, but I do remember being in the first grade and my teacher, Mr Chad, told the class one day that we were going to do some exercises. He meant math exercises, but I stood up and started doing jumping jacks. To this day I don't know what possessed me to do that, but all my friends cracked up."