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Bill Hader (born William Hader, 07.06.1978)
Bill Hader is an American actor and comedian best known for his appearances on 'Saturday Night Live'.

Childhood: Bill Hader was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His parents are Sherri and Bill Hader. He attended Patrick Henry Elementary School, Edison Junior High, and Cascia Hall Preparatory School and studied at The Art Institute of Phoenix and Scottsdale Community College. Bill Hader: Comedy career Bill Hader started out in LA in the comedy troupe Second City, during which time he also helped out in the production of the films 'The Scorpion King' and 'Collateral Damage'. He first appeared on 'SNL' in 2005 and is known for his various impressions of the likes of Vincent Price, Al Pacino, John Malkovich, Seth Rogen, Julian Assange and Charlie Sheen. In 2012, the show led him to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award. He left the show in 2013.

Acting career: Bill Hader made his film debut in the comedy 'You, Me and Dupree' in 2006 opposite Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson. He appeared in various Judd Apatow comedies including 'Knocked Up', 'Superbad', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' and 'Pineapple Express'. In 2009, he starred alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart in 'Adventureland' and lent his voice to Flint Lockwood in the animation 'Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs' and its 2013 sequel. He also made an appearance in 'Night at the Museum 2' opposite Ben Stiller. In 2011, he appeared as a CIA agent with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in 'Paul'.

Personal life: Bill Hader married Maggie Carey in 2006 and they have two daughters named Hannah Kathryn and Harper. He supports NBA team Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Inside Out Review


Those bright sparks at Pixar have done it again, taking a fiercely original approach to animated filmmaking that connects with both adults and children. Intriguingly, this movie will be a very different movie depending on your age, because it explores the point where childish happiness gives way to more complex emotions. The basic idea may not be completely original, but the way director-cowriter Pete Docter (Up) approaches it is inventive, provoking constant laughter and even a few tears.

It's set inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley (voiced by Kaitlyn Dias), where the control room is run by Joy (Amy Poehler), who struggles to keep the darker emotions in check. Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust (Phyllis Smith, Bill Hader, Louis Black and Mindy Kaling) aren't easy for Joy to manage. And when Riley's parents (Kyle MacLachlan and Diane Lane) move the family from Minnesota to San Francisco, Riley's difficulty fitting into her new environment causes serious turmoil in her mind. Joy and Sadness find themselves lost in the recesses of Riley's memory, and must team up with Riley's forgotten imaginary friend Bing Bong (Richard Kind) to get back to headquarters, where Fear, Anger and Disgust are making a mess of everything.

As expected, the animation is simply gorgeous, combining bright colours and all kinds of textures to create both the real world and the expansive universe inside Riley's head. These things will provide both laughs and thrills, while grown-ups will also engage with an extra psychological layer of meaning, as Joy and Sadness travel through abstract thought to get to the imagination and ultimately to dreams, which are like a full-on movie studio that uses memories to create sleep-time blockbusters. There's also a brief but freaky visit to the subconscious. Through all of this Joy and Sadness discover that they need each other to function, which adds a surprisingly moving kick to everything that happens along the way.

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Mindy Kaling Talks Disgust in Pixar's "Inside Out"

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Mindy Kaling has voiced Disgust in Inside Out. No, not in the way you think. Kaling portrays the character Disgust, an emotion felt by the 11-year-old protagonist of the film, released this weekend.

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Kaling found the role fun, but challenging.


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The Good Dinosaur - Teaser Trailer

Luckily for the human race, dinosaurs were wiped from the face of the Earth millions and millions of years ago after a deadly asteroid struck the globe. But what would the world be like if that meteorite missed the planet, sparing the colossal creatures much loved by children? While the thought might be somewhat terrifying, this is a story about a young Apatosaurus named Arlo who's not such a danger to his fellow Earthlings. After a family tragedy, Arlo finds himself shaken and confused and winds up injured, only to then find himself far away from home. Troubled but determined, he sets out on formidable journey to find his way back to his family again and on the way meets a young human boy, who he is quick to befriend. If you thought dinosaurs couldn't be compassionate and make awesome friends, you were so wrong.

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Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore on the set of 'Maggie's Plan'

Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader - Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore on the set of 'Maggie's Plan' - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 24th February 2015

Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader
Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader
Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader
Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader
Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig and Bill Hader

SNL 40th Anniversary Special - 2015

Bill Hader - A host of stars including previous cast members were snapped as they arrived to the Rockerfeller Plaza for Saturday Night Live as it celebrated it's 40th anniversary with a star studded gala in New York, United States - Monday 16th February 2015

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Trainwreck Trailer

Amy enjoys her life in the big city with her comfortable apartment, wacky friends and driven job as a reporter for a men's magazine. As a young girl, her parents sadly divorced, and her father wasted no time in drumming into her that a lifelong partnership with just one person left much to be desired. So she's certainly taking her father's words literally and seems to enjoy the company of a different man every night (though never the full night); it's a life that she has no plans to change any time soon. However, something shifts in her consciousness when she meets sports doctor Aaron Connors on whom she's been commissioned to write an article. The pair hit it off right away, but after their first night together, Amy's left wondering if ending it there is really the best thing to do. It feels weird to carry on seeing someone after she's slept with them, but at the same time, she can't remember the last time she had so much fun.

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67th Annual DGA Awards - Arrivals

Bill Hader - Celebrities attend 67th Annual DGA Awards - Arrivals at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, DGA Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals

Bill Hader - A host of stars were photographed as they took to the red carpet at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards which were held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 11th January 2015

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SNL In The Ratings Pit, Even After Solid Bill Hader Episode

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There’s something rotten at SNL. And by that I mean, the writing just isn’t the same and the viewers are starting to notice. Despite Bill Hader’s cameos, the latest episode received the lowest ratings in the show’s history. According to Complex, Saturday’s show scored abysmally with the all-important 18-49 demo.

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Even Bill Hader couldn't save this sinking ship.

Because, say it with me folks, young adults don’t watch live television anymore. The previous record holder for lowest views was that one episode Charlize Theron hosted last season that we’re not gonna talk about.

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Bill Hader Returns To SNL For A One-Off Show, Brings Kristen Wiig, Everything Is The Greatest

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Bill Hader returned to SNL last night and it was the. Best. Thing. Seriously, if you’ve ever been a fan of the comedian, this week’s episode was a must-see and if not… well, find a way to watch it anyway. You will be one by the end.

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Where my Hader fans at?

To answer all the questions I know you’re asking yourself – yes, he did bring back Stefon, the worst news correspondent ever. And it was just as good as ever. And of course, the reunion wouldn’t be complete without the antics of Herb Welch.

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Inside Out Trailer

Riley is an ordinary young girl growing up, thought she has some very real hurdles to get over as she enters into her teen years. Her parents have decided to move from their home in the Midwest, all the way to San Francisco after her father finds his career leading him to the city. It's not easy getting used to calling somewhere else home, nor is it to change schools, make new friends and fit in with a neighbourhood, so it's unsurprising there's a whirlwind of emotions going on in her head. Those emotions? They are Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness and they are not making life easy for Riley. Living in the Headquarters of her brain, they are forever arguing about how best to deal with Riley's situation, and while Joy is trying to make the best of what has happened, the others aren't so forthcoming. 

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Bill Hader Heading Back to Saturday Night Live

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'Saturday Night Live' fans rejoice! Bill Hader, one of the best loved alumni from the long-running sketch and variety show, is heading back to New York to host proceedings on October 11th. 

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Saturday Night Live is where it all began for Hader

He's not the first cast member to be invited back to host the show, joining the ranks of Dan Ackroyd, Chevy Chase, Kristen Wiig and Andy Samberg, who hosted the finale episode of last season.

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Bill Hader at Los Angeles International Airport

Bill Hader - Bill Hader at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Inside Out - Lava Clip

Uku is a volcano living in the isolated tropical beauty of Hawaii and desperate to find someone to love him. He sings about his lonliness and his attention is soon grabbed by fellow volcano Lele - but does she feel the same way?

'Lava' is a short film directed by James Ford Murphy and produced by Andrea Warren. It will be released alongside a new Disney animation entitled 'Inside Out', which stars Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader.

Riley is struggling with her and her family's move from the Midwest to San Francisco after her father lands a new job in the city. Growing up is difficult at the best of times, but now her emotions are really starting to get the better of her. Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness live in the Headquarters inside Riley's brain and are constantly at odds - arguing over the best coping mechanism to deal with growing up, her new home, new school and new friends. Joy wants to remain upbeat and optimistic about the future, while Fear can't bear with the new surroundings. Anger and Sadness are lamenting leaving the Midwest, and Disgust will do anything to get Riley away.

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They Came Together Review


How do you spoof a genre that's already a joke? Filmmakers David Wain and Michael Showalter clearly think the answer is to go for broke with a nonstop barrage of silliness, because some of the jokes are bound to stick. They did the same thing for teen summer-camp comedies more than a decade ago with Wet Hot American Summer, which stars many of the same actors. And while this movie is just as hilarious, it never quite transcends its own jokiness. Because as a rom-com it's never very engaging.

The story plays out as Joel and Molly (Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler) meet up with their friends (Bill Hader and Ellie Kemper) and regale them with the story of their romance. Everything about their courtship is just like in the movies, from the meet-cute to the fact that New York is another character in their story. Molly runs an adorable candy shop, while Joel is a "not too handsome or too Jewish" corporate raider sent to shut her down, but they hit it off, engage in a wildly energetic first sexual encounter, then go through the usual montage sequences on their way to the usual rough patches ("Your dreams don't pay the rent!"), breakups and mad-dash reunions.

Since it's told in flashbacks, the film feels almost like a collection of comedy sketches, most of which are ridiculously funny. The jokes are clever and pointed, with riotous side characters including sassy best friends, inappropriate relatives, idiotic coworkers and clingy ex-lovers. So every scene is a zany mixture of goofy slapstick, surreal visual gags and hysterically overstated emotion. Thankfully, the cast is more than adept at wringing every moment for laughter. Rudd and Poehler have impeccable timing, and they're supported by a terrific cast of seasoned comical actors, including amusing cameos from the likes of Adam Scott, Michael Shannon and Norah Jones.

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