Ben Stiller (full name Benjamin Edward Stiller) was born on November 30, 1965 in New York, USA. He is a famous actor, film director and producer and comedian.
Biography and Career :
His parents' names are Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller. He attended the Calhoun School in New York and the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. He made his debut in 1975 in "Kate McShane", a television series.
He acted in a play on Broadway called "The House of Blue Leaves" at the beginning and in 1992 he leaded "The Ben Stiller Show" and then received an Emmy Award for "Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program". Until now (2007) he has won at the Teen Choice Awards the "Choice Hissy Fit" title for "Zoolander", at the MTV Movie Awards the "Best Fight" in
"There's Something About Mary", "Best Comedic Performance" in "Meet the Parents" and "Best Villain" in "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award from Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals and the "Wannabe Award" from the Kids' Choice Awards.
Some of his most famous roles were in movies like "There's Something About Mary", "Zoolander", "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story", "Mystery Men", "Along Came Polly", "Starsky & Hutch", "Meet the Parents" and "Meet the Fockers". He is a talented actor and especially comedian. His fans can't wait to see his next movies and they support him whatever happens.
On May 13, 2000 he married Christine Taylor. The couple has two children, Ella Olivia who was born in 2002 and Quinlin Dempse,born in 2005.
- Height: 170 cm
- He is friend of Tom Cruise and also his fan.
- One of his favorite movies is "Star Trek".
- In 1996 he presented the MTV Movie Awards along Janeane Garofalo.
- "I've never really felt like a funny, funny guy. I've never really felt like Mr. Life of the Party... I've realized in the last few years that my state of mind affects how I live my life."
- "There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it."
- "If my parents were like, plumbers, who knows what I would be doing?"
- "I have no problem with straight actors playing gay, but I always feel like I can tell. Does that sound horrible?"
- "I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family. Our family has publicly gone into therapy, so that's out in the open."
- "I pay a huge chunk of money to my agent and publicity people to shield me from my fan mail. I don't even want to know how many letters I get. I don't see fan mail as a good thing. It always makes me think of stalkers."
- "Normally, people tend to shut off their ambitions and competitive thinking because it doesn't help them much in normal life. But in the movie business you've constantly got to prove yourself. So I can be a real asshole on the set sometimes."
- Hardy Men (2009)
- Madagascar: The Crate Escape (2008)
- Tropic Thunder (2008)
- Elmo's Christmas Countdown (2007) (TV)
- The Marc Pease Experience (2008)
- The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
- Untitled Christine Taylor Project (2007) (TV)
- Night at the Museum (2006)
- Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
- Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education (2006) (TV)
- School for Scoundrels (2006)
- Danny Roane: First Time Director (2006)
- Arrested Development (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
- Madagascar (2005)
- Sledge: The Untold Story (2005) (uncredited)
- Meet the Fockers (2004)
- Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
- Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
- Envy (2004)
- Starsky & Hutch (2004)
- King of the Hill (1 episode, 2004)
- Along Came Polly (2004)
- Nobody Knows Anything! (2003)
- Duplex (2003)
- Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002) (TV)
- Prehistoric Planet (2002) TV Series
- Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (1 episode)
- The King of Queens (1 episode, 2002)
- Undeclared (1 episode, 2002)
- The Simpsons (1 episode, 2002)
- Orange County (2002)
- The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
- Zoolander (2001)
- Meet the Parents (2000)
- Freaks and Geeks (1 episode, 2000)
- Keeping the Faith (2000)
- The Independent (2000)
- Saturday Night Live (6 episodes, 1987-2000)
- Mission: Improbable (2000) (TV)
- Hooves of Fire (1999) (TV)
- Black and White (1999/I)
- Mystery Men (1999)
- The Suburbans (1999)
- Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV)
- Permanent Midnight (1998)
- Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)
- There's Something About Mary (1998)
- Zero Effect (1998)
- Backstreet Boyz (1998) (TV)
- Behind the Zipper with Magda (1998) (V)
- Derek Zoolander University (1997) (TV)
- Friends (1 episode, 1997)
- NewsRadio (1 episode, 1996)
- Mr. Show with Bob and David (1 episode, 1996)
- Derek Zoolander: Male Model (1996) (TV)
- The Cable Guy (1996)
- Flirting with Disaster (1996)
- If Lucy Fell (1996)
- Happy Gilmore (1996)
- Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man (1 episode, 1995)
- Heavy Weights (1995)
- Reality Bites (1994)
- Frasier (1 episode, 1993)
- 2 Stupid Dogs (1993) TV Series
- The Ben Stiller Show (13 episodes, 1992-1993)
- The Nutt House (1992)
- Highway to Hell (1992)
- Working Tra$h (1990) (TV)
- Stella (1990)
- The Ben Stiller Show (1990) TV Series
- Next of Kin (1989)
- Elvis Stories (1989)
- That's Adequate (1989)
- Fresh Horses (1988)
- The Hustler of Money (1988) (TV)
- Empire of the Sun (1987)
- Miami Vice (1 episode, 1987)
- The House of Blue Leaves (1987) (TV)
- Hot Pursuit (1987)
- Shoeshine (1987)
- Kate & Allie (1 episode, 1986)
- Kate McShane (1 episode, 1975).
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