Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

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This Is 45! Celebrate Judd Apatow’s Birthday By Counting Down The 15 Greatest Man-Children He Brought To The Screen

Judd Apatow's 15 greatest man-children of all time

If you had to call comedy another name, you could call it “Judd Apatow.” The multi-talented writer/director/producer has dominated the face of funny over the  past decade, and he’s responsible for some of the best laugh-out-loud films ever made. From his early features like (our childhood must-see) Heavyweights to small screen gems like Freaks and Geeks, and all the way through to box office busters like Superbad and Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, his movies have defined comedy to a generation of people, and we’re thankful for all that laughs he’s given us over the years.

But we’re not the only people who should be thankful. Some of the biggest comedy stars in the world today got their big breaks by featuring in Judd’s movies. From James Franco to Seth Rogen and Jason Segel, Mr. Apatow can spot a career-making hit a mile off. What is the deal with his insane success rate? How is he able to produce such memorable characters that propel the actors into the mega-successful stratosphere?

The answer is simple: The Man-Child. Judd Apatow is the king of the emotionally stunted, delightfully immature, hilariously inept and maladjusted male who just can’t be a functional adult no matter how hard he tries. It’s a hallmark of all of his work. Whether it’s Steve Carell’s wax agony in The 40 Year Old Virgin, Seth Rogen staring down the  barrel of fatherhood in Knocked Up, or Jason Segel’s nude and heartbroken misery in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, we laugh so hard at these folks because we see our own faults in their complete and utter dysfunction. So in honor of Judd’s big day, we counted down our 15 favorite man children that he brought to the screen. We hope you enjoy it!

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You Heard It From Ron Burgundy … Anchorman, Part 2 Is Coming!

Ron Burgundy is BACK! And he’s still an impressive flautist! What can we say, this man just makes us dig him so much. Another reason why would be because of his latest announcement! Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy is coming back for round two! The legend lives on! Oh come on, you know why we’re so excited. We know you remember this guy! How could you not?

Will Ferrell appeared in character on Conan O’Brien‘s talk show to tell us this groundbreaking bit of information. He confirmed a sequel saying, “I actually have an announcement. I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas. To our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K, including England,  that as of 0900 mountain time Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman. There will be a sequel to Anchorman!”

And to this we say: “I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”

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