24 Of The Most Amazing Stories Involving Will Ferrell. He Ate That?


19/24) For the movie Elf, on the last day of shooting in New York, it was just the director, Will Ferrell, and a camera man driving around the city looking for locations to shoot. They would jump out and ask pedestrians if they would be willing to be extras for some quick cash while Ferrell paraded around acting like Buddy. Much of the montage when Buddy first arrives in New York was filmed then, such as when he is getting his shoes shined and jumping between traffic.

Will Ferrell turned down an offer of almost 29 million dollars to make a sequel to Elf.

20/24) The movie Kicking and Screaming is important to Will Ferrell for sentimental reasons- throughout the span of the shoot, his wife became pregnant with, and gave birth to, their first son. He said he filmed specifically imagining watching the movie with his child one day.

21/24) In his early years at Saturday Night Live, he was roommates with Jon Stewart.

22/24) Ferrell has been declared one of the worst celebrity autographers, often taunting autograph-seekers. He explains "You say you're my biggest fan, prove it. You've got to earn it."

23/24) During Will Ferrell's reddit AMA, Ferrell was asked by one user to name their band.

"Thank you so much for this opportunity. I have always had a name for a band in my head that I've never been able to give to anyone. So I will give it to your band. The name of your band is...Jag Kor Bil. The first word is pronounced 'ya' (the g is silent), the next word is pronounced 'shore' and the final word is pronounced like it's spelled. And it means, 'I drive car.' "

24/24) During Conan O'Brien's time as host of The Tonight Show, Will Ferrell was both his first guest and his last guest.

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