History Creator / WillFerrell

13th Aug '17 9:24:43 PM jonathan-sherwin
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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: [[Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby He ran around in tighty-whiteys on at least two occasions]], [[''Film/OldSchool'' and completely butt-naked that one time]].

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: [[Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby He ran around in tighty-whiteys on at least two occasions]], [[''Film/OldSchool'' [[Film/OldSchool and once completely butt-naked that one time]].butt-naked]].
13th Aug '17 9:23:58 PM jonathan-sherwin
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* BreakTheHaughty: A regular motif in ''Anchorman'' and several others.
* HiddenDepths: Has dabbled in songwriting and does his own singing on at least one occasion.
** Considering the [[ManChild basic]] [[{{Keet}} personality]] in most of his movies, ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' is often thought of as exposing this for him.

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* BreakTheHaughty: A regular motif in ''Anchorman'' and several others.
other films of his.
* HiddenDepths: Has He has dabbled in songwriting and does his own singing on at least one occasion.
** Considering the [[ManChild basic]] [[{{Keet}} personality]] that is displayed in most of his movies, ''Film/StrangerThanFiction'' is often thought of as exposing this for him.



** {{Played For Drama}} in ''Film/EverythingMustGo'', when he played a tragically realistic version of TheAlcoholic.
* InelegantBlubbering: He does this in almost every movie he's in. Also counts for ManlyTears.
* {{Jerkass}}: Typically plays these.
* TheLadette: His portrayal of Janet Reno summed up with his catchphrase.
-->'''Janet Reno''': (In his deepest voice.) "It's time to eat it, Reno style."
* LargeHam: Even more typically, plays those.
* ManChild: In ''Elf'' and ''Step Brothers''; his second best known act after:
** MinorInjuryOverreaction

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** {{Played For Drama}} in In ''Film/EverythingMustGo'', when he played plays a tragically realistic version of TheAlcoholic.
* InelegantBlubbering: He does this in almost every movie he's in. Also This also counts for ManlyTears.
as ManlyTears when appropriate.
* {{Jerkass}}: Typically He typically plays these.
* TheLadette: His portrayal of Janet Reno is summed up with his catchphrase.
-->'''Janet Reno''': (In ''(in his deepest voice.) voice)'' "It's time to eat it, Reno style."
* LargeHam: Even more He plays these very typically, plays those.
to the point that it's his main forte.
* ManChild: In He plays these in ''Elf'' and ''Step Brothers''; Brothers''.
* MinorInjuryOverreaction: This is
his second best known act after:
act, after the aforementioned man-child trope.
* NakedPeopleAreFunny: [[Film/TalladegaNightsTheBalladOfRickyBobby He ran around in tighty-whiteys on at least two occasions]], [[''Film/OldSchool'' and completely butt-naked that one time]].
** MinorInjuryOverreactionAn SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by Seann William Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string... which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. Thankfully, he had padding on underneath.
* OnlySaneMan: He rarely plays these, but he can step up as one. Alex Trebek from SNL's ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' skits is a prime example--he tried to keep the game running while dealing with idiots and jerks.



* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Running around in tightey-whiteys in at least two occasions. And once completely butt naked.
** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by Seann William Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath.)
* OnlySaneMan: Rarely, but can step up as one; Alex Trebek from SNL's ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' skits is a prime example -- he tried to keep the game running while dealing with idiots and jerks.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Described by Creator/KevinSmith as "the king of the unfinished thought," a lot of his performances are characterized by deliberately awkward, stilted lines to indicate that the character isn't quite all there.

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* NakedPeopleAreFunny: Running around in tightey-whiteys in at least two occasions. And once completely butt naked.
** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by Seann William Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath.)
* OnlySaneMan: Rarely, but can step up as one; Alex Trebek from SNL's ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' skits is a prime example -- he tried to keep the game running while dealing with idiots and jerks.
* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Described He's described by Creator/KevinSmith as "the king of the unfinished thought," a thought"--a lot of his performances are characterized by deliberately awkward, stilted lines to indicate that the character isn't quite all there.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Soooo much.

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Soooo much.He does this soooo much in most of his films.
9th Jun '17 5:19:13 AM NWolfman
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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Described by Creator/KevinSmith as "the king of the unfinished thought," a lot of his performances are characterized by deliberately awkward, stilted lines to indicate that the character isn't quite all there.
21st Feb '17 6:23:02 PM themisterfree
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On ''SNL'', his recurring characters include Baron Nocturna from "Goth Talk," Frank Henderson (a dad who threatens his kids with horrible punishments if they don't get off his shed), Jacob Silj (a man who has NoIndoorVoice due to a medical condition), Gene Frenkle (Blue Oyster Cult's cowbell player), Terrence Maddox (a drifter who poses nude for art classes), Roger Klavin (one half of The Luvahs), Marty Culp (one half of the singing Culp couple), and Steve Butabi (one half of the Roxbury Brothers). His most memorable celebrity impressions include Alex Trebek, Harry Caray, James Lipton, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (which, sadly, he didn't get to play for all eight years of Bush, Jr.'s administration[[note]]He did play him when Ferrell came back to host and on some post-''SNL'' projects, but after Ferrell left in 2002, Chris Parnell, Darrell Hammond, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis were hired to fill the void, which garnered a lot of mixed reactions from fans[[/note]]), Kenneth Star, Neil Diamond, Robert Goulet, and Janet Reno.

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On ''SNL'', his recurring characters include Baron Nocturna from "Goth Talk," Frank Henderson (a dad who threatens his kids with horrible punishments if they don't get off his shed), Jacob Silj (a man who has NoIndoorVoice due to a medical condition), Gene Frenkle (Blue Oyster Cult's cowbell player), Terrence Maddox (a drifter who poses nude for art classes), Roger Klavin (one half of The Luvahs), Marty Culp (one half of the singing Culp couple), and Steve Butabi (one half of the Roxbury Brothers). His most memorable celebrity impressions include Alex Trebek, Creator/AlexTrebek, Harry Caray, James Lipton, UsefulNotes/GeorgeWBush (which, sadly, he didn't get to play for all eight years of Bush, Jr.'s administration[[note]]He did play him when Ferrell came back to host and on some post-''SNL'' projects, but after Ferrell left in 2002, Chris Parnell, Darrell Hammond, Will Forte, and Jason Sudeikis were hired to fill the void, which garnered a lot of mixed reactions from fans[[/note]]), Kenneth Star, Neil Diamond, Robert Goulet, and Janet Reno.
6th Jan '17 3:10:43 PM hack-normal
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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirlScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Soooo much.
16th Dec '16 4:29:33 PM NWolfman
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* PoesLaw: ''A Deadly Adoption'', which he starred in with Kristen Wiig. It may or may not have been a parody of the LifetimeMovieOfTheWeek.
16th Dec '16 4:25:27 PM NWolfman
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* ''A Deadly Adoption'' (2015) Robert Benson



* ''Film/DaddysHome'' (2015) Brad Whittaker

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* ''Film/DaddysHome'' ''Daddy's Home'' (2015) Brad Whittaker
30th Nov '16 7:19:33 PM Luigifan
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* ''Film/DaddysHome'' (2015) Brad Whittaker



** {{Played For Drama}} in ''Film/EverythingMustGo, when he played a tragically realistic version of TheAlcoholic.

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** {{Played For Drama}} in ''Film/EverythingMustGo, ''Film/EverythingMustGo'', when he played a tragically realistic version of TheAlcoholic.



** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by Seann William Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath)
* OnlySaneMan: Rarely, but can step up as one; Alex Trebek from SNL's ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' skits is a prime example- he tried to keep the game running while dealing with idiots and jerks.

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** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by Seann William Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath)
underneath.)
* OnlySaneMan: Rarely, but can step up as one; Alex Trebek from SNL's ''Celebrity Jeopardy'' skits is a prime example- example -- he tried to keep the game running while dealing with idiots and jerks.
28th Aug '16 7:48:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/{{Dick}}'' (1999) Bob Woodward
1st Aug '16 6:16:35 AM Morgenthaler
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** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by [[AmericanPie Seann William Scott]]) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath)

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** An SNL sketch (on the season 27 episode hosted by [[AmericanPie Seann William Scott]]) Scott) was framed entirely around Ferrell in a [[WearingAFlagOnYourHead flag emblazoned]] g-string. Which accidentally snapped apart on-camera. (He had padding on underneath)
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