Will Ferrell Reveals Inspiration for Ron Burgundy

The actor tells Rolling Stone retired anchor Mort Crim helped him bring his famous newsman to life.
3:00 | 12/10/13

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We continue with the man the actor will ferrell says is the real inspiration for "anchorman's" ron burgundy. He has a sense of humor about himself. He takes zero offense at all. He might even get a little kick out of it. Take a look. I'll take the job. Reporter: That suit. That camera-ready hair. And that voice. I'm ron burgundy. Reporter: America's favorite anchorman is back. And now, will ferrell is revealing the man who helped bring ron burgundy to life. Meet mort krim. A now-retired anchorman. In the new issue of "rolling stone" magazine, ferrell said he found inspiration when watching krim in a lifetime documentary. I'm mort krim with jessica savage. Reporter: He says, they were talking to mort krim, who was saying I was a blank to her. He still spoke like this. He used his on-camera voice. You have to understand that i was a kip cal, traditional 1972 male chauvinist anchor. I cannot work with this woman. I did not take offense. Comedy and satire and parody is taking a grain of truth and stretching it out to ridiculous conclusion. That's what they've done very skillfully in "anchorman," the first "anchorman." Reporter: Crim who is an author and voiceover artist, the movie holds true to life as a JOURNALIST IN THE 1970s. I think they've done an excellent job of taking some real situations, some real tensions that existed, and squeezed the humor out of them. Reporter: This weekend, the real anchorman is heading to new york city for the premiere of "anchorman 2," and is set to meet ron burgundy for the first time. Not only will it be the first time to meet will ferrell. But more importantly, it will be his first time to meet me. I want to be at that introduction. That's one classy detroit guy.

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