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Will Ferrell


Will Ferrell

Ferrell with wife Vivica Paulin/Kevin Winter/Getty Images

What is the birth data?:

Born John William Ferrell on July 16th, 1967 in Valencia, CA.

Things You Might Not Know:

  • Father Lee was keyboardist for the Righteous Brothers.
  • Was varsity kicker for the University High School football team in Irvine, California.
  • Majored in Sports Information at University of Southern California.
  • Married Swede Viveca Paulin in 2000
  • Has two sons, Magnus born in 2004, and Mattias born in 2006.
Source: Wikipedia

Looney Humor:

He's a Cancer who seems to enjoy stripping down, and flaunting his generous man-curves with the pure joy of a child. Cancer comedians are great mimics, able to capture the emotional essence of a person. One of Ferrell's trademarks is over-emoting and extreme sentimentality, made all the more hilarious coming from such a likable dough-boy persona.

Neptunian Fantasy:

The Neptune-Moon conjunction in Scorpio makes him extremely sensitive, a psychic sponge for the moods of others. It also anchors him in a private fantasy world, where the line between what's real and illusion is blurred. Making a harmonious trine to his Sun and Mercury in Cancer, he's able to fully inhabit the Neptunian dream made real. In Blades of Glory, his character is a sex addict and macho ice skating champion, who in Ferrell's hands is a vulnerable Everyman. He's got hidden gifts to draw from, and can embody the dark, sexual or taboo in a comedic, but empathic way.

A Warped Mind:

Ferrell's natal Mercury is retrograde, adding to a mental filter that's quirkily askew. Being in Cancer, his thoughts carry a stream of emotions and images that shape his outlook. It's a Mercury that gets lost in its own subjective reality, making it hard to see things clearly. As an actor, this Mercury makes him look lost in his private thoughts, and many of his characters come across as naive and innocently self-absorbed. With Mercury squared by Saturn in Aries, he likely felt the pressure to think things through before taking action.

Jupiter in Leo:

Jupiter guides us to activities that help us grow, give us faith, and broaden our horizons. Ferrell's Jupiter is in Leo, the sign of creative self-expression, children, romance and play. Through the act of making people laugh, and sharing his dramatic gifts, he finds the path that leads to more "lucky breaks" and happiness.

A Pairs Champion:

His Mars in Libra means he's at ease working as part of a duo, and prefers that to going solo. This Mars exerts itself in fits and starts, and experiences some waffling when trying to weigh all the options. A square to his Sun in Cancer gives his energy an edge, making him prone to volatility. He's at his best when using his emotional intelligence to guide his actions, making sure to stay in balance with the needs of others. Jon Heder, his co-star and skating partner in Blades said the two were in sinq on the ice. "Will and I, for some reason, were really natural and comfortable with holding eachothers hands."

The Healer:

His Venus in Virgo makes him attracted to purposeful connections. He's also got the generational Pluto-Uranus conjunction in Virgo, which grounds his acting in the stuff of real life. This Venus gives him a down-to-earth modesty that adds to his appeal.

Will Ferrell Quotes:

"I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it's essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it's a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight."

"A lot of people have gotten into comedy because of certain influences in their lives or events that were painful, and I really have wracked my brain to figure it out. I pretty much have had a normal childhood. Maybe it was too normal."

"Often times I'm confronted with a quote that I don't remember saying. So, on one hand it's very flattering, it is just so surreal."

Source: Brainyquote.com
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