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Meet the Real Life Inspiration For the Character “Ron Burgundy” [VIDEO]

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For fans of the movie Anchorman, many may wonder how Will Ferrell came up with this idea? The secret has finally been revealed.

That was a tad dramatic, but so is the exaggerated news Anchor Ron Burgundy and that is why we love him. Apparently Will Ferrell was watching a documentary about newscaster Jessica Savitch , who was talking about a legendary broadcaster from Detroit by the name of Mort Crim. Apparently she was not a fan and at one point stated that he was a male chauvinist pig.

That gave Will Ferrel the idea to create his 1970′s newscaster that we know today as Ron Burgundy. So for all of us anxiously awaiting the arrival of Anchorman Two, at least now we will have a little inside information into what brought this character to light.

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