Ben Stiller

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Ben Stiller

American comedian, actor, voice actor, screenwriter, film director, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1965.

Countries: United States (72%), (16%), United Kingdom (7%)

Main connections: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film), Owen Wilson, The Heartbreak Kid (2007 film)

Linked to: University of California, Los Angeles, Entertainment Weekly, Tiscali, Democratic Party

 

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In the late 1970s, he performed with the New York City troupe NYC's First All Children's Theater, playing several roles, including the title role in "Clever Jack and the Magic Beanstalk add something


1980

Bob Odenkirk - In the 1980s and 1990s, Odenkirk worked as a writer for such television shows as "Saturday Night Live", "Get a Life", "The Ben Stiller Show", and "The Dennis Miller Show"


1983

Stiller attended the The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine and graduated from the Calhoun School in New York in 1983 add something


 

He was later cast in a role in the 1986 Broadway revival of John Guare's "The House of Blue Leaves", alongside John_Mahoney; the production would garner four Tony awards add something


1987

The short got the attention of "Saturday Night Live", which aired it in 1987, and two years later offered him a spot as a writer add something


1989

In 1989, Stiller wrote and appeared on "Saturday Night Live" as a featured performer add something


1990

After a few minor roles in the early 1990s, in films such as "Stella", "Highway to Hell", and, in a cameo, "The Nutt House", Stiller devoted his time to writing, fundraising, recruiting cast members, starring in, and directing "Reality Bites" add something

 

Janeane Garofalo - Garofalo's big break came in 1990 after meeting Ben Stiller at Canter's Deli in Los Angeles, where they were hanging out with stand-up friends

 

George Saunders - The film rights to "CivilWarLand in Bad Decline" were purchased by Ben Stiller in the late 1990s, and the project remains in development by Stiller's company, Red Hour Productions


1991

Janeane Garofalo - Garofalo married then-boyfriend Robert Cohen, a writer for "The Ben Stiller Show", in Las Vegas in 1991


1992

Although the show was canceled after its first season, it led to another show titled "The Ben Stiller Show", on the Fox Network in 1992 add something

 

Janeane Garofalo - Her television series debut was on the short-lived " Ben Stiller Show" on Fox in 1992, on which she was a cast member alongside longtime friends Bob Odenkirk and Andy Dick

 

Bob Odenkirk - Odenkirk's friendship with Ben Stiller, with whom he briefly shared an office at "SNL", would lead to him being hired for the cast of "The Ben Stiller Show" in 1992

 

Andy Dick - Dick started his TV comedy career as a cast member on the sketch comedy program "The Ben Stiller Show", which aired on the Fox Network from September 1992 to January 1993


1994

Reality Bites - "'Reality Bites"' is a 1994 romantic comedy-drama film written by Helen Childress and directed by Ben Stiller


1995

Brandon Soo Hoo - "'Brandon Soo Hoo"' is an American teen actor who had a role in the 2008 Ben Stiller film "Tropic Thunder"


 

Also in 1996, MTV invited Stiller to host the VH1 Fashion awards add something

 

Alan Alda - In 1996, Alda played Henry Ford in "Camping With Henry and Tom", based on the book by Mark St. Germain, and Ben Stiller's father in the comedy film "Flirting with Disaster"


 

It was so well received that Stiller developed another short film about the character for the 1997 VH1 Fashion awards and finally remade the skit into a film add something

 

Queen (band) - Since featuring in "Grosse Pointe Blank" in 1997, "Under Pressure" has appeared in a number of comedies, such as "40 Days and 40 Nights" in 2002 and Ben Stiller's 2007 film "The Heartbreak Kid"


1998

In 1998, Stiller put aside his directing ambitions to star in the surprise hit with a long-lasting cult following, the Farrelly Brothers' "There's Something About Mary", alongside Cameron Diaz, which accelerated Stiller's acting career, remembered well for a classic scene where his character, Ted, "washes-the-pipes", or masturbates right before his first date with Mary add something

 

Jane Hamsher - Subsequently, Hamsher and Murphy co-produced two 1998 films, Brandon Boyce's screen adaptation "Apt Pupil", from the Stephen King "novella", directed by Bryan Singer and starring Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, and David Schwimmer, and "Permanent Midnight", adapted by Jerry Stahl and David Veloz from Stahl's autobiographical novel and starring Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, and Elizabeth Hurley; and the 2001 thriller "From Hell", based on Terry Hayes and Rafael Yglesias' adaptation of the graphic novel "From Hell", by Alan Moore and


1999

In 1999, he starred in three films, including "Mystery Men", where he played a superhero wannabe called Mr. Furious add something

 

Bob Burden - Burden's "Mystery Men" was the subject of a 1999 film adaptation, directed by Kinka Usher and starring Ben Stiller and Geoffrey Rush


2000

In May 2000, Stiller married Christine Taylor, whom he met while filming a never-broadcast television pilot for the Fox Broadcasting network called "Heat Vision and Jack", which starred Jack Black add something

 

Kali Rocha - Rocha is best known to comedic audiences as the Atlantic American flight attendant who had a humorous fight with Ben Stiller's character at the airport in the 2000 hit comedy "Meet The Parents"

 

Christine Taylor - Taylor married actor, screenwriter, and director Ben Stiller on May 13, 2000

 

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind - In December 2000, Ben Stiller was in discussions to star as Chuck Barris, with Bryan Singer directing and Clooney still aboard


 

In 2001, Stiller would direct his third feature film, "Zoolander", which focused on the character Derek Zoolander that he developed for the VH1 Fashion awards add something

 

Stated on "Inside the Actors Studio", 2001 He has said that he is "half Jewish and half Irish Catholic add something

 

Danny Glover - Glover was featured in the popular 2001 film "Royal Tenenbaums", starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

 

Owen Wilson - His fame continued to rise after starring alongside Ben Stiller and Will Ferrell in the 2001 film "Zoolander"

 

David Duchovny - In 2001 Duchovny played a hand model in the Ben Stiller comedy, "Zoolander"

 

Andy Dick - In 2001, Dick made a cameo in Ben Stiller's comedy "Zoolander" as Olga the Masseuse


2002

The couple have 2 children, a daughter, Ella Olivia, born April 9, 2002, and a son, Quinlin Dempsey, born July 10, 2005 add something


2003

The film was produced by Danny DeVito, who later directed Stiller's 2003 film "Duplex" and produced the 2004 film "Along Came Polly" add something

 

Paul Michael Glaser - Glaser returned to the big screen in 2003 in "Something's Gotta Give", as Diane Keaton's ex-husband, and with a brief cameo in the 2004 film version of "Starsky & Hutch", where his old role was reprised by Ben Stiller

 

Amber Valletta - In 2003, she played as Celine in Danny DeVito's "Duplex", starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, she played as Meline in "Raising Helen" , opposite Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Abigail Breslin, and Helen Mirren

 

Duplex (film) - "'Duplex"' is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore


2004

In 2004, Stiller appeared in six different films, all of which were comedies, and include some of his highest grossing films add something

 

Stiller is a supporter of the Democratic Party and donated money to John Kerry's 2004 U.S. Presidential campaign add something

 

Rachel Weisz - In 2004, Weisz appeared in the comedy "Envy", opposite Ben Stiller, Jack_Black and Christopher Walken

 

Michele Lee - In 2004, she returned to feature films in the role of Ben Stiller's mother in "Along Came Polly"

 

Todd Phillips - Phillips wrote and directed the 2004 film "Starsky & Hutch" starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, as well as the 2006 film "School for Scoundrels", starring Billy Bob Thornton and Jon Heder

 

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King - The DVD features two humorous Easter Eggs, one where Dominic Monaghan plays a German interviewer with Elijah Wood via satellite and another where Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller attempt to convince Jackson to make a sequel, originally shown at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards


2005

The Persuaders! - A motion picture was announced in 2005 with Steve Coogan and Ben Stiller

 

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards - In 2005, Ben Stiller was the host, timed to "Madagascar", released a month later

 

Ghostbusters (franchise) - Multiple sources said Ramis wanted Ben Stiller to join the cast in 2005

 

Billy Frolick - "Madagascar" stars the voice talents of Ben Stiller, Chris_Rock, Jada Pinkett Smith and David Schwimmer, and grossed over a half a billion dollars worldwide during its 2005 theatrical release


2006

In 2006, Stiller had cameo roles in "School for Scoundrels", and "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny", for which he served as executive producer add something

 

Dick Van Dyke - " Van Dyke returned to motion pictures in 2006 with "Curious George" as Mr. Bloomsberry and as villain Cecil Fredericks in the Ben Stiller film "Night at the Museum


2007

In 2007, Stiller starred alongside Malin Åkerman in the romantic comedy "The Heartbreak Kid" add something

 

In February 2007, Stiller attended a fundraiser for Barack Obama and later donated to the 2008 U.S. Presidential campaigns of Democrats Obama, John Edwards, and Hillary Clinton add something

 

Michelle Monaghan - In 2007, she starred in the remake of "The Heartbreak Kid", opposite Ben Stiller, as Miranda, the role originally played by Cybill Shepherd

 

Malin Akerman - Åkerman signed up for a role opposite Ben Stiller in the comedy film "The Heartbreak Kid", directed by the Farrelly Brothers, in 2006


2008

Frat Pack - In a 2008 interview with Moviefone's "Unscripted", Jack Black jokingly initiated Robert Downey, Jr. into the Frat Pack, due to his starring role in "Tropic Thunder" with Black and Ben Stiller

 

Cameron Crowe - It was announced in early June 2008 that Crowe would be returning to write and direct his seventh feature film, set to star Ben Stiller and Reese Witherspoon and be released by Columbia Pictures


2009

James Gunn (filmmaker) - In 2009, Gunn announced he was going to write and direct "Pets", a comedy about a man who is abducted by aliens who want to turn him into a household pet with Ben Stiller, Stuart Cornfeld and Jeremy Kramer producing


2010

In 2010, Stiller joined Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Robin Williams, and other Hollywood stars in "The Cove PSA: My Friend is add something

 

In 2010, Stiller made a brief cameo in Joaquin Phoenix's mockumentary "I'm Still Here" and played the lead role in the comedy-drama "Greenberg" add something

 

Aubrey Plaza - On March 12, 2010, Plaza performed at A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweetathon for Haiti, produced by Rob Huebel, Paul Scheer, Ben Stiller, and Mike Rosenstein, at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles


2011

In 2011, Stiller starred with Eddie Murphy and Alan Alda in "Tower Heist", about a group of maintenance workers planning a heist in a residential skyscraper add something

 

Jennifer Jason Leigh - In 2011, she played Bunny in the Broadway revival of "House of Blue Leaves" in New York City alongside Ben Stiller and Edie Falco

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - In April 2011, it was announced that Ben Stiller had been cast in the lead role, though no director was attached


2012

BermanBraun - As of 2012 BermanBraun had two films in development: "Rentaghost" starring Ben Stiller, and "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus", a romantic comedy based on the best-selling book series of the same title

 

Shawn Levy - He produced the 2012 Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill comedy "The Watch", which was directed by Akiva Schaffer, and has over a dozen projects in development for production in the near future

 

Jonah Hill - In 2012, Hill co-starred with Channing Tatum in the film "21 Jump Street", and with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the film "The Watch"

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - In January 2012, it was announced that Kristen Wiig would play the female lead, with Shirley MacLaine attached to play the mother of Ben Stiller's character

 

Haiti - On 21 October 2012, Haitian President Michel Martelly, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Richard Branson, Ben Stiller and Sean Penn inaugurated the Caracol industrial park, the largest in the Caribbean


2013

Stiller produced, directed, and starred in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", which was released in 2013 add something

 

Steven Conrad - His most recent work is the adaptation of the James Thurber short story for the 2013 film, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", directed by and starring Ben Stiller

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - "'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty"' is a 2013 romantic adventure comedy-drama film directed by, produced by, and starring Ben Stiller


2014

Following surgery, he received a cancer-free status in September 2014 add something

 

Noah Baumbach - Baumbach wrote and directed the 2014 comedy-drama "While We're Young", starring Ben Stiller, Naomi_Watts, Adam Driver, and Amanda Seyfried


2016

In October 2016, Stiller revealed that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in June 2014 add something

 

Frat Pack - Also, Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, and David Koechner have all been cast members on "Saturday Night Live", and, except for Owen Wilson, all members have hosted "Saturday Night Live", though Wilson did make a guest appearance in 2016

 

Penelope Cruz - Cruz's first film of 2016 was the American comedy "Zoolander 2", co-starring and directed by Ben Stiller

 

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013 film) - In 2016, "Rolling Stone" magazine asked readers to choose their top 10 Ben Stiller movies

 

Zoolander 2 - "'Zoolander 2"' is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and written by John Hamburg, Justin Theroux, Stiller, and Nick Stoller

 

Noah Baumbach - In March 2016 Baumbach was reported to be filming a feature called "Yen Din Ka Kissa", with Dustin Hoffman, Ben Stiller, Adam_Sandler, and Emma Thompson


2017

In May of 2017, Stiller and Taylor announced that they are separating after 17 years of marriage add something

 

In May 2017, Stiller and Taylor announced that they are separating after 17 years of marriage add something

 

Stiller will star as the titular character in Mike White's comedy "Brad's Status", set for release in September 2017 add something

 

Austin Abrams - In 2017, Abrams starred with Ben Stiller as Troy, his character's son, in the comedy drama "Brad's Status"


2018

He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR on July 2, 2018 add something

 

Gary Shteyngart - His 2018 book, "Lake Success" was promoted by a film trailer with Ben Stiller