The Best Will Ferrel Movies Evevr Made
Will Farrell is not the star of Zoolander, and one must admit that Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson really make this movie what it is, but Will Ferrell does an amazing job playing Mugatu, an insane designer who is trying to have the Prime Minister of Malaysia assassinated. Between the makeup, crazy hair, flamboyant personality and evil intentions, this role is somehow perfect for Will Ferrell. It's one of those roles that makes you wonder, how does he keep a straight face?
This is another movie where Will Ferrell takes a back the two main characters, Owen Wilson (again) and Vince Vaughn. He plays Chazz Reinhold, a sleazy veteran wedding crasher who is a complete ladies man, despite the fact that he's not particularly attractive and lives at home with his mother. You really get to know what Chazz is all about during the funeral scene where he preys on two vulnerable young women who are mourning a lost loved one.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Supported by his friend and colleague, John C. Reilly, Ferrell plays a superstar Nascar driver who's been addicted to burning rubber since birth. He lives the quintessential white trash lifestyle with his pretty blonde wife and children, Walker and Texas Ranger. While the movie is full of nonstop laughs, one of the best scenes is when Ricky Bobby's car catches on fire and he strips off his clothes, runs around the racetrack and screams out prayers to Tom Cruise and "Jewish God".
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy
Of every movie Will Ferrell has been in, Anchorman is the best. Featuring an all-star cast (including Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and Christina Applegate, Anchorman tells the story of San Diego's beloved news anchor, Ron Burgandy, and his struggle to stay on top after falling in love with his female competition. With this many hilarious people on one stage, you are guaranteed nonstop laugh out loud humor. The best parts of this movie, however, are the impromptu singing (possibly the best version of "Afternoon Delight" ever) and the epic fight scene between the various news reporter "gangs". Anchorman is a must see for any Will Ferrell fan!
Old School is about a group of friends who used to party hard in college. While trying to maintain their professional and family lives, they start an unofficial fraternity and relive old collegiate thrills. Will Ferrell's character puts forth a weak attempt to refrain from drinking but immediately reverts to his old ways after bonging a beer. For much of the movie, Ferrell, or "Frank the Tank", is completely hammered and sometimes naked. Add to this Jeremy Piven and a Snoop Dogg appearance, and you have a recipe for one of the funniest movies of our time.
A Night At The Roxbury
Based on a Saturday Night Live skit this movie is definitely worth mentioning, as it is a precursor to the films listed above. It is about two brothers who love clubbing but can't seem to get into their favorite spots, and it's definitely worth checking out. If you're not convinced, Google the scene where Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan are rocking out in their car on the way to the club.
Unlike most of Will Ferrell's other movies, Elf sports a PG rating and is geared towards a younger audience. However, don't think that this family movie won't make you laugh. Will Ferrell plays a human who thinks he's one of Santa's elves, and his sheer obsession with all things Christmas makes for a hilarious good time.
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