The story of NASCAR racing sensation Ricky Bobby, whose 'win at all costs' approach has made him a national hero. He & his loyal racing partner & childhood friend, Cal Naughton, Jr., are a fearless duo that thrill their fans by finishing most races in the top spots - with Ricky Bobby always leading the pack. When a flmaboyant French Formula One driver, Jean Girard, challenges him for the supremecy of NASCAR, Ricky Bobby must face his own demons & fight Girard for the right to be known as racing's top driver.
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Will FerrellActorJohn William Ferrell was born in Irvine, California, to Betty Kay (Overman), a teacher, and Roy Lee Ferrell, Jr., a musician. His parents were originally from Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Ferrell became interested in performing while a student at University High School in Irvine, where he made his school's daily morning announcements over the public address system in disguised voices. He started as a member of the Los Angeles comedy/improvisation group The Groundlings, where fellow cast members Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and former Saturday Night Live (1975) repertory players such as Laraine Newman, Jon Lovitz and Phil Hartman began their careers. It was there he met Chris Kattan and the two became good friends and both went on to Saturday Night Live (1975) later. He has also appeared on several television programs, including Strangers with Candy (1999), Grace Under Fire (1993) and Living Single (1993) during his time at The Groundlings. Will also lent his voice to the armless and legless dad of cartoon family "The Oblongs". In 1995 he became a feature cast member at Saturday Night Live (1975) during the show's rapid re-casting. He was declared quite possibly the worst cast member ever during his first season. However, his talents of impersonations and range of characters shot him forward to making him arguably the greatest Saturday Night Live (1975) cast member ever. During his seven year run he is one of the few cast members to ever be nominated for an Emmy for a performance and played George W. Bush during the 2000 elections. He has appeared in every Saturday Night Live (1975) movie since his premiere on the show in 1995. In 2002 he left Saturday Night Live (1975) and was the only cast member to ever receive a farewell from all the current cast members at the end of the season finale show. Since leaving the show Will has pursued a career in films. In 2000, he married Viveca Paulin, and lives in L.A.More
John C. ReillyActorCharacter actor, dramatic leading man, or hilarious comic foil? With an astonishing range of roles already under his belt, John C. Reilly has played an eclectic host of rich characters to great effect over the years, from seedy ne'er-do-wells, to lovable, good-natured schlepps. The fifth of six children, John Christopher Reilly was born in Chicago, to a father of mostly Irish descent, and a Lithuanian-American mother, and was brought up on Chicago's tough Southwest territory. His father, also named John, ran an industrial linen supply company business. On the amateur stage from age eight, Reilly trained at the Goodman School of Drama and eventually became a member of Chicago's renowned Steppenwolf Theatre. His film break came with a small role in the Vietnam War drama Casualties of War (1989), wherein Brian De Palma liked his work so much during the early stages that he recast him in a major role by the start of shooting as a soldier bent on rape. Reilly gained momentum throughout the 1990s and showed his dazzling stretch of talent in such films as Days of Thunder (1990), Shadows and Fog (1991), What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and The River Wild (1994). He became a major stock player in director Paul Thomas Anderson's films, while finding some of his best roles in Hard Eight (1996) as a compulsive gambler, Boogie Nights (1997) in which he played a narcissistic porn star, and in Magnolia (1999) as a compassionate policeman. He went on to earn further critical points for his role of the soldier sent to the front lines in Terrence Malick's war epic The Thin Red Line (1998). On stage, Reilly has wowed audiences in "The Grapes of Wrath" on Broadway, "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "Othello" at Steppenwolf, and earned an Outer Critics Circle Award and Tony nomination for "True West" alongside another impeccable character player Philip Seymour Hoffman. Reilly finally received the film recognition he deserved in 2002 with a slew of choice, high-profile parts in The Hours (2002), The Good Girl (2002), Gangs of New York (2002), and especially Chicago (2002) as the put-upon husband, Amos Hart, who is played for a patsy by murderous wife Roxie (Renée Zellweger). For this last part, he received both Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor. Since then his stock has risen considerably, and he has further widened his cinematic repertoire, appearing in everything from dramatic roles - We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011), The Aviator (2004) and Carnage (2011) - to broader comic turns - Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006), Step Brothers (2008), Cyrus (2010) and Cedar Rapids (2011). Most recently, he has voiced the lead in Disney's animated smash Wreck-It Ralph (2012). Reilly is married to producer Alison Dickey.More
MOLLY SHANNONActorMolly Shannon spent six seasons as a member of the repertory company on Saturday Night Live (1995 - 2001), primarily known for the eclectic characters she created, such as Mary Katherine Gallagher, Sally O'Malley, Helen Madden: Licensed Joyologist, and Terry Rialto, the National Public Radio host for The Delicious Dish. In 2000, she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Prior to joining SNL, Shannon appeared at The Up Front Comedy Theater in Los Angeles in The Rob and Molly Show, an improvisational show she co-wrote with Rob Muir. In 2017, Molly was awarded the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the highly acclaimed drama Other People (2016). Shannon received rave reviews for her portrayal of Joanne, a mother who is struggling with terminal cancer whose son moves home to take care of her. The film won the Grand Jury prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. She also co-starred in the independent feature films Miles (2016) from and We Don't Belong Here (2017). On television, Molly has co-starred in the hit HBO comedy, Divorce (2017) and in the Wet Hot American Summer (2016) miniseries for Netflix. The eight-episode series serves as a prequel to the cult comedy classic film of the same name, which Shannon also starred in. Molly garnered rave reviews for her arc on HBO's series Enlightened (2013) her performance earned her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Additional television credits include guest starring roles on CBS's Life in Pieces (2015), HBO's comedy Getting On (2013), the ABC Rebel Wilson comedy, Super Fun Night (2013), the IFC mini-series The Spoils of Babylon (2014), Up All Night (2011), Raising Hope (2010), The Middle (2009), Web Therapy (2008), Glee (2009), Neighbors from Hell (2010), the U.S. version of the popular Australian sitcom Kath and Kim (2008), as well as Cracking Up (2004), Will & Grace (1998), Sex and the City (1998) Seinfeld (1989), Pushing Daisies (2007) and 30 Rock (2006), among many others. Her television movies include More of Me (2007), The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004) and The Music Man (2003). Additional film credits include Me, Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), an independent drama which won the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; the American zombie comedy, Life After Beth (2014); Scary Movie 5 (2013); Hotel Transylvania (2012) and Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015); Bad Teacher (2011), Superstar (1999), portraying everybody's favorite Catholic schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher; Marie Antoinette (2006); Year of the Dog (2007); Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006); Evan Almighty (2007); Igor (2008); Littleman (2006); Scary Movie 4 (2006); How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000); A Night at the Roxbury (1998); Analyze This (1999); Happiness (1998); Never Been Kissed (1999); The Good Boy! (2003); Serendipity (2001); Osmosis Jones (2001); The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and Wet Hot American Summer (2001). In 2011, Abrams Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Abrams, released Molly's first children's picture book, Tilly the Trickster. The book tells the tale of Tilly, "a mischief maker of the best kind-one who learns her lesson but never lets the reader stop having fun." In 2010, Shannon made her Broadway debut replacing Tony Award winner Katie Finneran in the hit musical "Promises, Promises" alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. Molly was born in Shaker Heights, Ohio, to Mary Margaret "Peg" (Keating), a teacher, and James Francis Shannon, a sales manager. Molly earned a BFA in drama from New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in California with her husband and two children.More
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Sacha Baron CohenActorBritish actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was born in Hammersmith, London. He is the son of Daniella (Weiser), a movement instructor, and Gerald Baron Cohen, a clothing store owner. His father, born in England and raised in Wales, was of Eastern European Jewish descent, while his mother was born in Israel, to German Jewish parents. He was educated at a private school, Haberdashers' Aske's Boys' School in Hertfordshire, and went on to read History at Christ's College, Cambridge. Baron Cohen had an interest in performing from an early age, forming a breakdancing group as a teenager and acting in amateur plays with a Jewish youth group. While at university he joined the Cambridge University Amateur Dramatic Club, and took part in such plays as "Cyrano de Bergerac" and "Fiddler on the Roof". Upon leaving University, Baron Cohen briefly worked as a model, before moving on to work as a host on a satellite TV station. In 1995, Channel 4 put out an open call for new presenters, and Baron Cohen sent in a tape featuring himself in character as an Albania TV reporter (an early prototype for Borat). He was hired and worked on various 'youth TV' projects before, in 1998, appearing in The 11 O'Clock Show (1998) which became a cult hit thanks to his character, Ali G. Ali G proved so popular that a spin-off show Da Ali G Show (2000) and film Ali G Indahouse (2002) where produced. America soon beckoned with a stateside version of Da Ali G Show. Feature film work followed with Baron Cohen providing the voice of Julien in Madagascar (2005) and appearing as Jean Girard alongside Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006). He followed this with the smash-hit Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), for which he won a Golden Globe and was nominated for a writing Oscar. His other film work includes supporting roles in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) and Hugo (2011), and starring in the title roles of Brüno (2009), The Dictator (2012), and The Brothers Grimsby (2016).More