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Ben Stiller
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Born Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller
November 30, 1965 (1965-11-30) (age 53)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, filmmaker
Years active 1975–present
Spouse Christine Taylor (2000-present)
Children 2
Parents Jerry Stiller
Anne Meara

Ben Stiller is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

FilmographyEdit

As actor Edit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Empire of the Sun Dainty
Hot Pursuit Chris Honeywell
Shoeshine
1988 Fresh Horses Tipton
1989 Next of Kin Lawrence Isabella
Elvis Stories Bruce
That's Adequate Chip Lane
1990 Stella Jim Uptegrove
Working Tra$h Freddy Novak
1992 The Nutt House Pie Thrower Cameo
Highway to Hell Pluto's Cook/Attila the Hun
1994 Reality Bites Michael Grates Directorial debut.
1995 Heavyweights Tony Perkis/Tony Perkis Sr.
1996 Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy Sam Sweet/Stan Sweet Also director
Flirting with Disaster Mel
If Lucy Fell Bwick Elias
Happy Gilmore Hal L. (Nursing Home Orderly) Uncredited
1998 Permanent Midnight Jerry Stahl
Your Friends & Neighbors Jerry
There's Something About Mary Ted Stroehmann MTV Movie Award for Best Fight (For the fight against Puffy the Dog)
Nominated—American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award Favorite Actor – Comedy
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Cameron Diaz)
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Duo (shared with Cameron Diaz)
Zero Effect Steve Arlo
1999 Black and White Mark Clear
Mystery Men Mr. Furious Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Hissy Fit
Suburbans, TheThe Suburbans Jay Rose
2000 Meet the Parents Gaylord "Greg" Focker American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)
MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated—Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Actor – Comedy/Romance
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Robert De Niro)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Actor
Keeping the Faith Rabbi Jake Schram
Independent, TheThe Independent Cop
2001 Royal Tenenbaums, TheThe Royal Tenenbaums Chas Tenenbaum Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Zoolander Derek Zoolander Also writer and director
Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Hissy Fit
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Dressed
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Line ("There's more to life than just being really, really, ridiculously good looking.")
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Owen Wilson)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Film – Choice Actor, Comedy
2002 Orange County The Firefighter Cameo
Run Ronnie Run Himself
2003 Nobody Knows Anything! Peach Expert Cameo
Duplex Alex Rose
Pauly Shore Is Dead Himself Cameo
2004 Meet the Fockers Greg Focker Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Blush Scene (Greg's engagement party speech)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Arturo Mendes Cameo
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story White Goodman MTV Movie Award for Best Villain
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Envy Tim Dingman
Starsky & Hutch David Starsky Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (shared with Owen Wilson)
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Chemistry (shared with Owen Wilson)<br /
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry (shared with Owen Wilson)
Along Came Polly Reuben Feffer Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Dance Sequence (shared with Jennifer Aniston for the hot salsa dance)>
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Blush
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Hissy Fit
2005 Danny Roane: First Time Director Himself
Madagascar Alex Voice; nominated—Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Sledge: The Untold Story Commander
2006 Night at the Museum Larry Daley Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
In Search of Ted Demme Himself
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Guitar Center Guy Cameo and producer
School for Scoundrels Lonnie
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That! Himself
2007 Heartbreak Kid, TheThe Heartbreak Kid Eddie Cantrow
2008 Tropic Thunder Tugg Speedman Also writer and director
Hollywood Film Festival Award for Comedy of the Year
Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best WTF Moment
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Alex Voice; nominated—Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Larry Daley Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Marc Pease Experience, TheThe Marc Pease Experience Jon Gribble
2010 Greenberg Roger Greenberg Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated—Comedy Film Award for Best Leading Actor
Megamind Bernard Executive producer, voice role
Little Fockers Greg Focker
Trip, TheThe Trip Himself Exaggerated version of himself, cameo (uncredited)
2011 Tower Heist Josh Kovaks
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted Alex Voice; nominated—Kids' Choice Award for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
Nominated—People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
The Watch Evan Trautwig
2013 He's Way More Famous Than You Himself
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Walter Mitty Also director
2014 While We're Young Josh
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Larry Daley/Laaa Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor
2016 Zoolander 2 Derek Zoolander Also director; In production
2018 Madagascar 4 Alex

As director Edit

Year Title Notes
1989 Elvis Stories Director/Writer
1994 Reality Bites Director
1996 Cable Guy, TheThe Cable Guy Director/Writer (uncredited)Template:Ifsubst
2001 Zoolander Director/Producer/Writer
2008 Tropic Thunder
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Director/Producer
2016 Zoolander 2 Director
TBA Pinocchio

As producer Edit

Year Title Notes
2003 Duplex Producer
Crooked Lines Executive producer
2004 Starsky & Hutch
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Producer
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Executive producer
2007 Blades of Glory Producer
2008 Date School
The Ruins Executive producer
2009 The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
2010 Megamind
Submarine
2011 30 Minutes or Less Producer
The Big Year Executive producer
2016 Zoolander 2 Producer

Character RolesEdit

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