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7th Dec '12 7:04:42 PM Antwan
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Ben Stiller was born in 1965, to comedians Jerry Stiller (best known as [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Frank Costanza]] or [[Series/{{TheKingOfQueens}} Arthur Spooner]]) and Anne Meara.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''Film/RealityBites'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''Film/TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''Series/{{Extras}}'' and ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.

HeterosexualLifePartners with Owen Wilson, whom he's collaborated with numerous times on-screen; Wilson once said that Stiller was more defensive about Wilson's signature crooked nose than he was. Also really good friends with TomCruise; Stiller helped revive the latter's career with a scene-stealing turn in ''Tropic Thunder'' and has done [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of Cruise multiple times, most notably on ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy!]]'' and hosting the MTV Movie Awards. The two have been trying to collaborate on a film together based on ''TheHardyBoys'' (with Frank and Joe grown up, obviously), but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.
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!!Selected Filmography

* ''Film/TheCableGuy'' (1996) - writer/director; dual-role cameo as Sam & Stan Sweet
* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (1998) - Ted
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999) - Mr. Furious
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''Meet the Fockers'' (2004) / ''Little Fockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (2001) - Derek Zoolander
* ''Film/AlongCamePolly'' (2004) - Reuben Feffer
* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (2004) - White Goodman
* ''Film/{{Envy}}'' (2004) - Tim Dingman
* ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'' (2004) - David Starsky
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'' (2008) / ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'' (2012) - Alex the lion
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' (2009) - Larry Daley
* ''Film/TropicThunder'' (2008) - Tugg Speedman (and Tugg Speedman as Sgt. "Four-Leaf" Trayback)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a discarded early script intended for live-action.
* ''Film/TowerHeist'' (2011) - Josh Kovacs
* ''Film/TheWatch'' (2012) - Evan Trautwig
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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Ben_Stiller.jpg]]
Ben Stiller was born in 1965, to comedians Jerry Stiller (best known as [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Frank Costanza]] or [[Series/{{TheKingOfQueens}} Arthur Spooner]]) and Anne Meara.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''Film/RealityBites'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''Film/TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''Series/{{Extras}}'' and ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.

HeterosexualLifePartners with Owen Wilson, whom he's collaborated with numerous times on-screen; Wilson once said that Stiller was more defensive about Wilson's signature crooked nose than he was. Also really good friends with TomCruise; Stiller helped revive the latter's career with a scene-stealing turn in ''Tropic Thunder'' and has done [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of Cruise multiple times, most notably on ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy!]]'' and hosting the MTV Movie Awards. The two have been trying to collaborate on a film together based on ''TheHardyBoys'' (with Frank and Joe grown up, obviously), but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.
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!!Selected Filmography

* ''Film/TheCableGuy'' (1996) - writer/director; dual-role cameo as Sam & Stan Sweet
* ''Film/TheresSomethingAboutMary'' (1998) - Ted
* ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999) - Mr. Furious
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''Meet the Fockers'' (2004) / ''Little Fockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker
* ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (2001) - Derek Zoolander
* ''Film/AlongCamePolly'' (2004) - Reuben Feffer
* ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (2004) - White Goodman
* ''Film/{{Envy}}'' (2004) - Tim Dingman
* ''Film/StarskyAndHutch'' (2004) - David Starsky
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa'' (2008) / ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted'' (2012) - Alex the lion
* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'' (2009) - Larry Daley
* ''Film/TropicThunder'' (2008) - Tugg Speedman (and Tugg Speedman as Sgt. "Four-Leaf" Trayback)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a discarded early script intended for live-action.
* ''Film/TowerHeist'' (2011) - Josh Kovacs
* ''Film/TheWatch'' (2012) - Evan Trautwig
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16th Oct '12 4:00:34 PM JackM2000
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* ''Film/AlongCamePolly'' (2004) - Reuben Feffer
11th Oct '12 1:52:18 PM Antwan
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After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''{{Reality Bites}}'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''Film/TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

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After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''{{Reality Bites}}'', ''Film/RealityBites'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''Film/TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.



* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'' (2009) - Larry Daley

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* ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night ''Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'' Smithsonian'' (2009) - Larry Daley
11th Oct '12 1:51:39 PM Antwan
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Ben Stiller was born in 1965, to comedians Jerry Stiller (best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} Frank Costanza]] or [[{{TheKingOfQueens}} Arthur Spooner]]) and Anne Meara.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''{{Reality Bites}}'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''Series/{{Extras}}'' and ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.

HeterosexualLifePartners with Owen Wilson, whom he's collaborated with numerous times on-screen; Wilson once said that Stiller was more defensive about Wilson's signature crooked nose than he was. Also really good friends with TomCruise; Stiller helped revive the latter's career with a scene-stealing turn in ''TropicThunder'' and has done [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of Cruise multiple times, most notably on ''[[SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy!]]'' and hosting the MTV Movie Awards. The two have been trying to collaborate on a film together based on ''TheHardyBoys'' (with Frank and Joe grown up, obviously), but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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Ben Stiller was born in 1965, to comedians Jerry Stiller (best known as [[{{Seinfeld}} [[Series/{{Seinfeld}} Frank Costanza]] or [[{{TheKingOfQueens}} [[Series/{{TheKingOfQueens}} Arthur Spooner]]) and Anne Meara.

After beginning his acting career with a play, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries, was a cast member on ''SaturdayNightLive'' ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' (for all but three or four episodes during the show's 14th season), and was offered two of his own shows, both entitled ''The Ben Stiller Show''. After acting in a few films, Stiller had his directorial debut with ''{{Reality Bites}}'', and has since written, starred in, directed, and/or produced over fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion, with an average of $78 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film ''TropicThunder'', ''Film/TropicThunder'', which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''Series/{{Extras}}'' and ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.

HeterosexualLifePartners with Owen Wilson, whom he's collaborated with numerous times on-screen; Wilson once said that Stiller was more defensive about Wilson's signature crooked nose than he was. Also really good friends with TomCruise; Stiller helped revive the latter's career with a scene-stealing turn in ''TropicThunder'' ''Tropic Thunder'' and has done [[AffectionateParody affectionate parodies]] of Cruise multiple times, most notably on ''[[SaturdayNightLive ''[[Series/SaturdayNightLive Celebrity Jeopardy!]]'' and hosting the MTV Movie Awards. The two have been trying to collaborate on a film together based on ''TheHardyBoys'' (with Frank and Joe grown up, obviously), but it's been stuck in DevelopmentHell.

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* ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' (2004) - White Goodman

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* ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' ''Film/DodgeballATrueUnderdogStory'' (2004) - White Goodman



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11th Oct '12 1:50:08 PM Antwan
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* ''MysteryMen'' (1999) - Mr. Furious
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''{{Meet the Fockers}}'' (2004) / ''LittleFockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker

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* ''MysteryMen'' ''Film/MysteryMen'' (1999) - Mr. Furious
* ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''{{Meet ''Meet the Fockers}}'' Fockers'' (2004) / ''LittleFockers'' ''Little Fockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker



* ''{{Dodgeball}}'' (2004) - White Goodman

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* ''{{Dodgeball}}'' ''Film/{{Dodgeball}}'' (2004) - White Goodman



* ''TowerHeist'' (2011) - Josh Kovacs

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* ''TowerHeist'' ''Film/TowerHeist'' (2011) - Josh Kovacs
11th Oct '12 1:49:29 PM Antwan
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* ''TheCableGuy'' (1996) - writer/director; dual-role cameo as Sam & Stan Sweet

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* ''TheCableGuy'' ''Film/TheCableGuy'' (1996) - writer/director; dual-role cameo as Sam & Stan Sweet



* ''MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''{{Meet the Fockers}}'' (2004) / ''LittleFockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker
* ''{{Zoolander}}'' (2001) - Derek Zoolander

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* ''MeetTheParents'' ''Film/MeetTheParents'' (2000) / ''{{Meet the Fockers}}'' (2004) / ''LittleFockers'' (2010) - Gaylord Focker
* ''{{Zoolander}}'' ''Film/{{Zoolander}}'' (2001) - Derek Zoolander



* ''{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa]]'' (2008) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]'' (2012) - Alex the lion
* ''NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'' (2009) - Larry Daley
* ''TropicThunder'' (2008) - Tugg Speedman (and Tugg Speedman as Sgt. "Four-Leaf" Trayback)
* ''{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a discarded early script intended for live-action.

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* ''{{Madagascar}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar: ''Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa]]'' Africa'' (2008) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar ''Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]'' Wanted'' (2012) - Alex the lion
* ''NightAtTheMuseum'' ''Film/NightAtTheMuseum'' (2006) / ''[[NightAtTheMuseum Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian]]'' (2009) - Larry Daley
* ''TropicThunder'' ''Film/TropicThunder'' (2008) - Tugg Speedman (and Tugg Speedman as Sgt. "Four-Leaf" Trayback)
* ''{{Megamind}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a discarded early script intended for live-action.
6th Sep '12 6:09:09 PM JRPictures
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* ''Film/TheWatch'' (2012) - Evan Trautwig
23rd Jul '12 7:05:56 PM pinkparka
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* ''{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa]]'' (2008) - Alex the lion

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* ''{{Madagascar}}'' (2005) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa]]'' (2008) / ''[[{{Madagascar}} Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted]]'' (2012) - Alex the lion
25th May '12 1:48:33 PM ShiroAkuma
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* ''{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a disgarded early script intended for live-action.

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* ''{{Megamind}}'' (2010) produced - built from a disgarded discarded early script intended for live-action.
17th Apr '12 12:13:55 AM nombretomado
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Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''{{Extras}}'' and ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.

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Stiller is a member of [[ProductionPosse the comedic acting brotherhood]] colloquially known as the FratPack. He seems to have a thing for self-deprecation, if his {{Jerkass}} AsHimself roles on ''{{Extras}}'' ''Series/{{Extras}}'' and ''CurbYourEnthusiasm'' are any indication. A lot of his characters also tend to have a hilarious BerserkButton.
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