Top 10 Hilarious Will Ferrell Comedies.
With Will Ferrell’s character Deangelo Vickers slipping into a coma on The Office on his hilarious guest appearance as Micheal Scott’s replacement, and his 2010 smash hits The Other Guys and Megamind, The Movie Monkey has compiled a list of Will Ferrell’s best comedy films. Along with a few comedic disasters like Land of the Lost and Bewitched, Ferrell has proven that he can be hilarious if placed in the right situation with the right supporting cast and a good script.
#10 Wedding Crashers (2005) as Chazz Reinhold
Although Will only shows up in a brief cameo at the end, his character of Chazz Reinhold was truly memorable. He taught the title characters everything they know about Wedding crashing and has now moved on to crashing funerals to even greater success.
#9 Megamind (2010) as Megamind
Ferrell plays the title villain of Megamind, a nefarious villain who has battled his arch nemesis Metro Man (Brad Pitt) since they were both infants and has always lost. Ferrell’s latest smash hit is already in development on a sequel. Megamind 2.
#8 Blades of Glory (2007) as Chazz Michael Michaels
In Blades of Glory, Ferrell plays Chazz Michael Michaels a highly talented figure skater and raunchy sex addict that gets barred from Olympic competition for fighting is and forced to partner with his rival Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) using a loophole in the system eventually winning gold and redeeming themselves.
#7 The Other Guys (2010) as Allen Gamble
The Other Guys is Ferrell’s comeback after the Land of the Lost disaster. Reuniting with his good friend and director Adam McKay, Ferrel stars as Alan Gamble a pencil pushing detective and former pimp who is extremely proud of his desk job and refuses to take any serious assignments. Co-starring Mark Walhberg as his hotheaded disgraced partner Terry Hoitz this was Ferrell’s fourth collaboration with McKay.
#6 Talladega Nights (2006) as Ricky Bobby
Talladega Nights has Will Ferrell playing cocky and dimwitted Nascar driver Ricky Bobby who has serious daddy issues and a burning desire to be number 1. A hilarious supporting cast helped this film become one of Ferrell’s funniest performances including John C. Reilly and Sacha Baron Cohen.
#5 Elf (2003) as Buddy
Elf is a light-hearted Christmas story where Ferrell plays Buddy a man-child raised by Pap Elf (Bob Newhart) at the North Pole. Directed by Jon Favreau and co-starring Ed Asner as Santa Claus and James Caan as Buddy’s biological father who gave him up for adoption.
#4 Zoolander (2001) as Jacobim Mugatu
A long forgotten but hilarious performance by Ferrell as Jacobim Mugatu, a corrupt Fashion designer who secretly works for an international organization that plots to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia. His only hope is the dimwitted male model who has recently been disgraced.
#3 Old School (2003) as Frank “The Tank” Ricard
Frank the Tank was a party monster during his early years but has now become yet another neutered married man living a boring life until his middle-aged buddies decide to start a Fraternity on campus as a way to relive their glory years. Directed by Todd Philips (The Hangover) and co-starring Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson.
#2 Anchorman (2004) as Ron Burgundy
Based on real 1970’s news footage where men dominated the airwaves and the local reporter was considered a God among mere mortals. Ferrell plays Ron Burgundy, the number 1 News anchor in San Diego until Veronica Corningstone a fellow anchor and feminist vows to take over his job.
#1 Step Brothers (2008) as Brennan Huff
The most hilarious Ferrell character yet. Brennan Huff is a 40-year-old unemployed loser who is misunderstood by his parents. Still living at home he is now forced to face his new step brother Dale Doback. An equally misunderstood and unemployed loser who also still lives with his dad. At first the two behave like childish enemies but develop a bond and become best friends and form an entertainment company “Prestige Worldwide” and create a hilarious music video to entice potential investors called “Boats N Hoes.”
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly make another outstanding comedy duo in their funniest collaboration yet. Step Brothers was also directed by Adam McKay and features hilarious supporting performances by Mary Steenburgen and Richard Jenkins as their frustrated parents. Ferrell’s funniest performance to date.
Inglourious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino *****
Inglourious Basterds has become one of the most popular films depicting World War 2 without actually having any scenes depicting war. Only Quentin Tarantino could pull off such a grand scale epic war film without shooting as much as one battle scene and filling the 153 minutes of screen time with fascinating characters and sophisticated dialogue. In celebration of the 2 year anniversary of Tarantino’s latest masterpiece, the Movie Monkey has dug up 10 fascinating bits of trivia you may not know about this outstanding film.
1. Donny Donowitz aka “The Bear Jew” played by cult horror film director Eli Roth who directed the hits Cabin Fever and Hostel, is also the director of the film within a film “Nation’s Pride”. His method for getting into the mindset of such a violent character was his habit of wearing the historically accurate wool underwear that WW2 soldiers wore as well as listening to Hannah Montana music which reportedly made him very violent and ready to kill anything.
#2 Director Quentin Tarantino spent over a decade writing and preparing the shooting script and has called it some of the finest writing he has ever done and yet has never explained the comical misspelling of the title.
#3 The mysterious scar around Lt. Aldo Raine’s (Brad Pitt) neck is never explained but believed to be the result of a near tragic lynching incident back in his hometown of Maynardville, Tennessee where he was an illegal moonshiner.
#4 Christoph Waltz who plays the terrifying yet charismatic Nazi Col. Hans Landa aka “The Jew Hunter” was a German TV and Movie star for 30 years before making his American film début in this film in the process winning over 30 awards including the 2010 Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.
#5 Before Christoph Waltz took over the part, Leonardo DiCaprio was already planning on playing the infamous character and had met numerous times with Tarantino discussing the role.
#6 This is not the first time Sylvester Groth has played real life Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. Groth first played Goebbels in the 2007 German Comedy My Führer – The Really Truest Truth about Adolf Hitler directed by Dani Levy.
#7 B.J. Novak who plays Pfc. Smithson Utivich is an Emmy award-winning writer/director of the hit TV Series The Office where he also plays the egotistical Ryan Howard.
#8 The reason Joseph Goebbels throws an unexplained tantrum at the mere mention of former Ufa actress Lillian Harvey is because Harvey was the biggest star of the German cinema during World War 2 who was also helping the persecuted Jews escape Germany much to the annoyance of the Nazi’s and was ultimately forced to leave Germany for the US.
#9 The fake name that Brad Pitt’s character uses “Enzo Girolami” is the real birth name of famed Italian Director Enzo G. Castellari who directed the original 1978 The Inglorious Bastards which is completely unrelated to this film other than the similar title. Castellari also has a small cameo in this film as a German soldier.
#10 Irish-German actor Michael Fassbender is no stranger to war films. His first big break came when he was cast in the critically acclaimed 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers and later achieved wider recognition starring in the 2007 smash hit 300 as Stelios, a loyal Spartan soldier to King Leonidas. His first starring role was in this years widely popular X-Men: First Class starring as a young Magneto in the X-Men origin story.