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10. Before his big break on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell once worked as a mall Santa Claus in Pasadena, Calif., with his SNL co-star Chris Kattan serving as one of his elves.
11. Ferrell's brother Patrick Ferrell played one of the security guards that drags Buddy out of the Empire State Building.
12. Known for his turn in dramas like The Godfather and Misery, James Caan was concerned early on that Ferrell's performance was, um, a little too much.
"[Caan's] like, 'Hey, I've gotta tell you something. Every day on set, I thought you were way too over-the-top. But now I see what you're doing. Great job,'" Ferrell recalled during an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden in 2018. "I just love the thought that there we were, working every day and he was going back to his hotel room going, 'Please get me outta this one.'"