Elf is a 2003 Christmas Comedy directed by John Favreau and screenwritten by David Berenbaum.
The main actor in Elf is Will Ferrell. He would be considered an impressionist. He is mostly cast in comedies and does similar acting, such as Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Anchorman, Step Brothers, and Blades of Glory. I have never seen Will Ferrell in a film other than a comedy. I don’t think he would be able to handle being serious after being a funny man for so long.
In the film Elf, his character is Buddy Hobbs, an eccentric, spirited man who was raised by elves and finds out he is human. On his quest to find his father and then the quest to gain his father’s love, hilarity ensues. At one point Buddy, tries to hug a wild raccoon, he then learns what revolving glass doors are, and shows a mall full of children that the Santa there was fake and smelled like beef and cheese.
Zooey Deschanel plays Jovie, a sales associate in the mall toy store. She’s not very jubilant and is pretty monotone, but has a pretty good sense of humor and finds it in her heart to help Buddy.
Deschanel is an actress known for her dry sense of humor. She is often very sarcastic and monotone in her roles. I believe this makes her an impressionist. I guess like Ferrell, if you don’t see it you cant believe it and feel they can only be cast in humorous roles.
James Caan plays Buddy’s biological father Walter Hobbs. Walter is a business man and cares about little else than his work. He has no sense of cheer or humor and just thinks that Buddy is insane.
James Caan is a wildcard he has played many roles in his acting career from a devoted father to a army general .to the animated voice of Flint’s father in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. He has a lot of acting experience and that does not limit him to one category.
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