Funny man Will Ferrell has brought us to tears in his roles as everything from the Christmas-saving Buddy the Elf to NASCAR-driving Ricky Bobby to the legendary newscaster Ron Burgundy. See how much you know about Ferrell and all his characters.
John W. Ferrell was born on July 16, 1967, in Irvine, California.
Ferrell was a football star and not much of a class clown.
Ferrell attended the University of Southern California at Los Angeles to pursue a degree in sports journalism.
Ferrell landed a regular spot with the Groundlings, a popular Los Angeles improv troupe that has helped launched the career of many "Saturday Night Live" cast members.
Impersonating Harry Caray is part of what helped Ferrell secure a spot on SNL.
Ferrell joined "SNL" in 1995, when ratings were low.
Ferrell played Mustafa, the Turkish or Egyptian henchman of Dr. Evil in "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery."
Ferrell actually played the role of Darrin from the sitcom "Bewitched."
Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan created "A Night at the Roxbury" characters while they were both members of the Groundlings.
Ferrell struck gold when he created Ron Burgundy, the anchorman character based on the pompous, sexist newscaster Mort Crim.
There's even a remix of "Relax" in "Zoolander 2."
Ferrell played Dr. Marshall in the big screen spoof of the 1970s sitcom "Land of the Lost," in which he and his research assistant are sucked into a space-time vortex.
Ferrell starred as an incumbent congressman embroiled in personal scandal in "The Campaign" with Zach Galifianakis and Jason Sudeikis.
While reports initially said Ferrell was on board to play the ailing Reagan, he later abandoned the role after outcry from the public because the script followed the president and an intern who must convince the commander in chief that he is an actor playing the president in a movie.
While "Elf" is one of Ferrell's funniest family hits, it was actually the 2003 hilarious comedy "Old School" that made him a Hollywood A-lister.
Ricky Bobby's sons are named Walker and Texas Ranger Bobby in this classic Will Ferrell flick.
Ron Burgundy is the beloved anchorman for San Diego's KVWN-TV Channel 4 Evening News.
This is one of Burgundy's many memorable lines.
Ferrell is the station manager at the Panda, the country's third most popular smooth jazz radio station.
In late 2013, Ferrell reportedly turned down $29 million to be in "Elf 2."
The silly follow up to "Anchorman" was nominated for 23 awards but only brought home one: the American Comedy Award for best comedy actor – film went to Will Ferrell.
Ferrell was Lord Business in "The Lego Movie," where he turned out to be a figment of a young boy’s imagination who had transformed his overbearing dad into the all-powerful villain.
Chazz Reinhold was the original wedding crasher who taught John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn) everything they know about picking up women.
"The Landlord" features Ferrell being harassed by his landlord, a 2-year-old girl, for overdue rent money. The short debuted online in April 2007 on Ferrell and Adam McKay's website, Funny or Die, and has been viewed more than 80 million times.
Brennan puts purses in the refrigerator, while his sleepwalking stepbrother Dale Doback puts pillows in the oven.
McKay and Ferrell met when they were both on "Saturday Night Live." Since then they've gone on to make "Anchorman," "Step Brothers" and "Talladega Nights," and they founded the website Funny or Die.
They were nominated for a Stinker for worst screen couple, but Kidman and Ferrell actually won the Razzie for worst screen couple.
Ferrell was nominated for his performances in both films but didn't win the Golden Globe for either.
Adam Scott and Jon Hamm were listed as writers in the credits as a joke for Paul Rudd, who was living with Jon Hamm and had been friends with Adam Scott for nearly 20 years.
Ferrell shouts, "Ernie, you da man!" in his minor role.