Will Ferrell Movies
Like so many cast members of NBC's Saturday Night Live (SNL), Will Ferrell
honed his comedic talents over multiple seasons and then left to enjoy a
successful movie career. Will Ferrell movies are almost always comedies
and his trademark wit and delivery bring a lot to the roles he plays.
Will Ferrell Movies: The 1990s
The first movie role credited to Ferrell is a small one in Roger Corman's Bucket
of Blood (1995). Ferrell then went on to play small parts in Men Seeking
Women (1997), Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) with former
SNL co-star Mike Meyers, and The Thin Pink Line (1998). The Mike Meyers blockbuster
marks the first of many movies in which Ferrell is reunited with one or more
of his former SNL cast members. Ferrell's first starring role in a feature
film came in 1998 with the release of A Night at the Roxbury. The film was
based on a popular SNL skit and also co-starred the comedy show's Chris Kattan.
A Night at the Roxbury wasn't a huge hit for Ferrell, but it did put him
in the Hollywood spotlight. In 1999, Ferrell was once again relegated to
minor roles in The Suburbans, Dick and Superstar with SNL's Molly Shannon.
Will Ferrell Movies: 2000-2006
In the Will Ferrell movies released from 2000-2003, this gifted comedic actor
once again found himself starring in a string of small roles: Drowning Mona
(2000), The Ladies Man (2000), Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001), Zoolander
(2001), Boat Trip (2002) and Old School (2003). At the end of 2003, however,
Ferrell played the lead role in a Christmas movie, Elf. The film did well
and is now counted among one of the must-see holiday flicks.
Will Ferrell began 2004 with a small part in Woody Allen's Melissa and
Melinda. Then Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was released.
This very successful movie, co-written by Ferrell, once again propelled
him to the forefront of the Hollywood scene. In 2005, Ferrell's
luck continued with another smash hit, the remake of Bewitched,
co-starring Nicole Kidman; and, his small (but hilarious) role in summer
2005's big hit, Wedding Crashers, was also praised. Other Ferrell movies
released in 2005 were The Wendell Baker Story and Kicking & Screaming.
The comedian's future theatrical releases include: Winter Passing (2005),
The Producers: The Movie Musical (2005), Stranger than Fiction (2006), Curious
George (2006), High, Wide and Handsome (2006) and Joan of Bark: The Dog
that Saved France (2006).