Ben Stiller

Actor, writer, director and producer

Ben Stiller is an actor, writer, director and producer.  This fall, Stiller will begin production on 20th Century Fox’s Neighborhood Watch, starring opposite Vince Vaughn.  The film revolves around a group of men who uncover a plot to destroy the world and is set for release on July 27, 2012. Stiller received rave reviews for his lead role in Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, for which he earned a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Male Lead.  He recently starred in the Broadway revival of John Guare’s award-winning play The House of Blue Leaves, alongside Edie Falco and Jennifer Jason Leigh.  Stiller made his Broadway debut in the 1986 production of the play.

In 2008, Stiller starred in Tropic Thunder, which he also co-wrote and directed under his Red Hour Films banner. The film also starred Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise.  For his performance as Kirk Lazarus, Downey earned nominations for an Academy Award®, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors Guild Award, and for his performance as Les Grossman, Cruise received a Golden Globe nomination.  Tropic Thunder won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy and the Hollywood Film Award for Comedy of the Year.  Red Hour’s other production credits include the upcoming film The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen Wilson and Jack Black; the dark comedy 30 Minutes or Less, starring Danny McBride and Jesse Eisenberg; the animated feature Megamind, featuring the voices of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt; Submarine, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival; Blades of Glory; Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story; and Starsky & Hutch.

Stiller’s other features as a director include Reality Bites, The Cable Guy and Zoolander, which he co-wrote and in which he played the title role.  Stiller won an Emmy Award as one of the writers of The Ben Stiller Show, which he also directed and produced.

For many years, Stiller has been involved with and supported numerous charities and foundations, including Project A.L.S., Artists for Peace and Justice, the Center for Environmental Education, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Oxfam, the Red Cross and the Starlight Children’s Foundation, among others.

Following his first visit to Haiti with Save the Children in 2009, Stiller has been committed to raising money for schools in the country through his Stiller Strong campaign and, more recently, with The Stiller Foundation.  In 2010, Time magazine recognized Stiller for his philanthropic work by naming him as one of the Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world.

Filmography Ben Stiller

2015 While We’re Young by Noah Baumbach
2015 The Penguins of Madagascar by Simon J. Smith
2014 Night at the Museum 3 by Shawn Levy
2013  The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller
2013 He’s Way More Famous Than You by Michael Urie
2012 The Watch by Akiva Schaffer
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath
2011 Tower Heist by Brett Ratner
2011 Little Fockers by Paul Weitz
2010 The Hardy Men by Shawn Levy
2010 Greenberg by Noah Baumbach
2010 Master Mind by Tom McGrath
2009 The Marc Pease Experience by Todd Louiso
2009 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian by Shawn Levy
2008 Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape
2008 Tropic Thunder by Ben Stiller
2007 The Heartbreak Kid by los Hermanos Farrelly
2007 Tropic Thunder by Ben Stiller.
2006 Night at the Museum by Shawn Levy
2005 Meet the Fockers by  Jay Roach
2004 Around the world in 80 days by Frank Coraci
2004 Anchorman by Adam McKay
2004 Dodgeball : a true underdog story by Rawson Thurber
2004 Envy by Barry Levinson
2004 Starsky & Hutch by Todd Phillips
2004 Along came Polly by John Hamburg
2004 Nobody Knows Anything by William Tannen
2003 Duplex de Danny DeVito
2001 The Royal Tenenbaums by Wes Anderson
2001 Zoolander by Ben Stiller
2000 Meet the parents by Jay Roach
2000 Keeping the faith by Edward Norton
2000 The Independent by Stephen Kessler
1999 Black and White de James Toback
1999 Mystery men by Kinka Usher
1999 The Suburbans by Donal Lardner Ward
1998 Permanent midnight by David Veloz
1998 Your Friends & Neighbors by Neil LaBute
1998 There’s something about Mary by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly
1998 Zero effect by Jake Kasdan
1996 The Cable guy by Ben Stiller
1996 Flirting with disaster by David O. Russell
1996 If Lucy Fell by Eric Schaeffer
1995 Heavyweights by Steven Brill
1994 Reality Bites by Ben Stiller
1992  Highway to Hell de Ate by Jong
1990 Stella by John Erman
1989 Next of Kin by John Irvin
1989 That’s Adequate by Harry Hurwitz
1988 Fresh Horses by David Anspaugh
1987 Empire of the Sun by Steven Spielberg
1987 Hot Pursuit by Steven Lisberger

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