Ben Stiller

An American comedian, actor, writer, film director, and producer. He is the son of veteran comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled The Ben Stiller Show. He began acting in films, and had his directorial debut with Reality Bites. Throughout his career he has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over 50 films including Heavyweights, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Dodgeball, and Tropic Thunder. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films. Stiller is a member of the comedic acting brotherhood colloquially known as the Frat Pack. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion domestically (United States and Canada), with an average of $73 million per film. Throughout his career, he has received several awards and honors including an Emmy Award, several MTV Movie Awards, and a Teen Choice Award.

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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It's the 1970s, A San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

It's the 1970s, A San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy is the top dog in local TV, but that's all about to change when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone arrives as a new employee at his station.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Adam McKay
CAST:  Will Ferrell  •  Christina Applegate  •  Paul Rudd  •  David Koechner

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)

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A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

A timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams embarks on a true-life adventure when a negative goes missing.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Patton Oswalt  •  Shirley MacLaine

Zoolander (2001)

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Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Christine Taylor  •  Will Ferrell

Clear the runway for Derek Zoolander, VH1's three-time male model of the year. His face falls when hippie-chic Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. It's a ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Owen Wilson  •  Christine Taylor  •  Will Ferrell

Along Came Polly (2004)

Reuben Feffer is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben's world is turned upside down, as he makes an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Debra Messing

Reuben Feffer is a guy who's spent his entire life playing it safe. Polly Prince is irresistible as a free-spirit who lives for the thrill of the moment. When these two comically mismatched souls collide, Reuben's world is turned upside down, as he makes an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Hamburg
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jennifer Aniston  •  Philip Seymour Hoffman  •  Debra Messing

DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

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When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

When megalomaniacal White Goodman, the owner of a trendy, high-end fitness center, makes a move to take over the struggling local gym run by happy-go-lucky Pete La Fleur, there's only one way for La Fleur to fight back: dodgeball. Aided by a dodgeball guru and ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Rawson Marshall Thurber
CAST:  Vince Vaughn  •  Christine Taylor  •  Ben Stiller  •  Rip Torn

Duplex (2003)

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

When a young couple buys their dream home, they have no idea what the sweet little old lady upstairs is going to put them through!  (more)

DIRECTION:  Danny DeVito
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Drew Barrymore  •  Eileen Essell  •  Amber Valletta

Envy (2004)

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jack Black  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Christopher Walken

A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend's newfound success.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Barry Levinson
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jack Black  •  Rachel Weisz  •  Christopher Walken

Fresh Horses (1988)

A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She says she's 20, but he finds out she's 16 and married to an abusive husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Ben Stiller  •  Patti D'Arbanville

A Cincinnati college student breaks off his engagement to his wealthy fiancée after he falls in love with a backwoods Kentucky girl he meets at a party. She says she's 20, but he finds out she's 16 and married to an abusive husband.  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Anspaugh
CAST:  Molly Ringwald  •  Andrew McCarthy  •  Ben Stiller  •  Patti D'Arbanville

Happy Gilmore (1996)

Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Bowen  •  Frances Bay

Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Dennis Dugan
CAST:  Adam Sandler  •  Christopher McDonald  •  Julie Bowen  •  Frances Bay

Heavyweights (1995)

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Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

Camp Hope is a summer retreat for overweight boys run by a kindly couple who make the campers feel comfortable with their extra pounds. But when tyrannical fitness guru Tony buys the camp, he puts the kids on a cruel regimen that goes too far. Sick of the endless ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Steven Brill
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Aaron Schwartz  •  Kenan Thompson  •  Jerry Stiller

If Lucy Fell (1996)

Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Eric Schaeffer  •  Elle Macpherson  •  Ben Stiller

Joe and Lucy are roommates and best friends. Lucy, whose love life is embarrassingly dull, convinces Joe, who is infatuated with a neighbor he's never met, that if they don't have stable romances within a month, they must jump off the Brooklyn Bridge.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Schaeffer
CAST:  Sarah Jessica Parker  •  Eric Schaeffer  •  Elle Macpherson  •  Ben Stiller

Madagascar (2005)

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Chris Rock  •  David Schwimmer  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends—Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo—have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Chris Rock  •  David Schwimmer  •  Jada Pinkett Smith

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  David Schwimmer  •  Chris Rock

Alex, Marty, and other zoo animals find a way to escape from Madagascar when the penguins reassemble a wrecked airplane. The precariously repaired craft stays airborne just long enough to make it to the African continent. There the New Yorkers encounter members of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Eric Darnell  •  Tom McGrath
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jada Pinkett Smith  •  David Schwimmer  •  Chris Rock

Meet the Parents (2000)

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Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Greg Focker is ready to marry his girlfriend, Pam, but before he pops the question, he must win over her formidable father, humorless former CIA agent Jack Byrnes, at the wedding of Pam's sister. As Greg bends over backward to make a good impression, his visit to ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jay Roach
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Robert De Niro  •  Teri Polo  •  Blythe Danner

Night at the Museum (2006)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Shawn Levy
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Jake Cherry  •  Carla Gugino  •  Robin Williams

Orange County (2002)

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Shaun Brumder is a local surfer kid from Orange County who dreams of going to Stanford to become a writer and to get away from his dysfunctional family household. Except Shaun runs into one complication after another, starting when his application is rejected after ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Jake Kasdan
CAST:  Colin Hanks  •  Jack Black  •  Schuyler Fisk  •  Bret Harrison

Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003)

Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a dead famous comedian appears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pauly Shore
CAST:  Jaime Bergman  •  Todd Bridges  •  Don Jamieson  •  Pauly Shore

Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he's up in his mom's loft, a dead famous comedian appears ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Pauly Shore
CAST:  Jaime Bergman  •  Todd Bridges  •  Don Jamieson  •  Pauly Shore

Permanent Midnight (1998)

Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Veloz
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Maria Bello  •  Jay Paulson  •  Spencer Garrett

Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who listens patiently ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  David Veloz
CAST:  Ben Stiller  •  Maria Bello  •  Jay Paulson  •  Spencer Garrett

Reality Bites (1994)

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A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

A small circle of friends suffering from post-collegiate blues must confront the hard truth about life, love and the pursuit of gainful employment. As they struggle to map out survival guides for the future, the Gen-X quartet soon begins to realize that reality ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Ben Stiller
CAST:  Winona Ryder  •  Ethan Hawke  •  Janeane Garofalo  •  Steve Zahn

Run Ronnie Run (2002)

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A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar

A redneck with an uncanny knack for getting arrested becomes the star of his own reality program.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Troy Miller
CAST:  David Cross  •  Bob Odenkirk  •  Bruce Taylor  •  Leon Lamar
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