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Five Things You Don't Know About Will Ferrell
May 11, 2012
This funnyman rose to fame doing impressions and portraying quirky characters on Saturday Night Live before moving on to star in a countless movies as one of the busiest comedic actors out there. Here are five things you probably don't know about Will Ferrell, who returns to SNL as a guest host tomorrow night!
1. Born John William Ferrell on July 16, 1967 in Irvine, CA. His mother was an elementary school teacher and his father played keyboard and saxophone for the soul group the Righteous Brothers.
2. Before becoming famous, he worked as a valet parking attendant and a bank teller.
3. Became the highest-paid cast member of SNL in 2001, with a season salary of $350,000.
4. Was voted "worst autograph signer" by Autograph magazine because of his less-than-willing attitude about signing his John Hancock for fans.
5. Turned down $29 million to star in a sequel to the 2003 film Elf.