|Ex-anchorman enjoys comparison to Ron Burgundy|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
JACKSONVILLE — A former 1970s anchorman is enjoying a little more time in the limelight, thanks to the return of his fictional counterpart Ron Burgundy.
Comedian Will Ferrell has said the inspiration for his character in the “Anchorman” movies was Mort Crim, who moved to Northeast Florida in 1998 after retiring as a TV news anchor in Detroit.
Crim told The Florida Times-Union that the film is a satire and he doesn’t take offense to Ferrell’s performance. He says he always took his work seriously but tried not to take himself too seriously.
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