Today’s amazingly talented person is one John William Ferrell. You might remember him from such classics as Elf and the “More Cowbell” sketch on the hilarious dramedy Saturday Night Live (and this is off-topic, but SNL is one of the few shows on television that has definitely kept its sparkle and luster through these many years). Since his early days as the star of SNL, Ferrell has come a long way as an actor and artist, giving us some truly astounding performances with incredible range, from the zany, not at all obnoxious, naïve and childish man (“man-child”, if you will) of Elf to the hilarious, inquisitive, naïve and childish man (“man-child”, if you will) of Step Brothers. Each of his performances makes clear what we have known for a while: Will Ferrell is a tremendous actor full of naught but raw, animal talent.
Recently, Mr. Ferrell has made guest appearances as DeAngelo Vickers on award-winning sitcom The Office, and has more than made his mark after only two episodes. Quite frankly, he has already become the star of the show, upstaging literally ever other actor in what is supposed to be an ensemble cast. And this opinion is surely not going to be an unpopular one–fans of Ferrell’s past work are certain to appreciate his riotous performances on the show, and will find a lot to love in how Mr. Ferrell seamlessly changes between personality quirks, doing incredible justice to the writing for every scene he steals. He clearly approaches the show with a sense of reverence, and brings all of his range as a serious actor to bear. I, for one, can almost forget that I’m actually watching Will Ferrell, which is quite a feat for a talent of such magnitude.