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American comedian, actor, writer, film director


Benjamin Edward "Ben" Stiller is 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 fifty films and television shows. His films have grossed more than $2.1 billion worldwide, with an average of $76 million per film. In 2008, he starred in the film Tropic Thunder, which he also co-wrote, co-produced, and directed.

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 If your relationship is in good shape and you’re communicating with each other and you’re close, then that’s what’s important. The vows thing is the vows, but I think it has to be implicit that you meant it the first time. 
— Ben Stiller doesn't intend to renew his wedding vows / May 13, 2010
 These are just people. They’re human beings like all of us. 
— Ben Stiller on Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes bring their daughter Suri to their home / May 13, 2010
 As a kid I had dreams about being successful, thinking it would be cool. Then, when I was in my 20’s, I really thought I had it much more figured out than I do now. 
— Ben Stiller always dreamed of being successful / March 28, 2010
 I’ve heard people say that the older you get, the less you understand. In your youth you have that confidence, sort of blind confidence which allows you to take chances and do things you might not do when you’re older because you know better. 
— Ben Stiller always dreamed of being successful / March 28, 2010
 I’d tell that guy to chill out, relax and wait until 1998 when everything will be cool because There’s Something About Mary will make you a big star. Before that, I was pretty hard on myself going, 'I'm not in the Brat Pack. What's wrong with me?' Now I'm so happy I wasn't. 
— Ben Stiller on his advise to his younger self / March 28, 2010

 I don't want to say too much about it because we're still figuring it out but he [Zoolander] is older, and I think him and Hansel [Wilson] have both fallen out, 
— Ben Stiller on his much awaited Zoolander sequel / March 18, 2010
 As it happens in pop culture, their time has come and gone. So when we pick them up, they're sort of on the outside. They're not on people's minds anymore. They're having to reconcile themselves with that and figuring out where they exist in today's world. They have to overcome some adversity and sort of reintegrate themselves into society. 
— Ben Stiller on his and Owen Wilson's character in the Zoolander sequel / March 18, 2010
 For me, laughter is such a huge part of a relationship. My wife has a great sense of humor. What I like is to try to make her laugh. 
— Ben Stiller saying laughter makes his marriage work / March 16, 2010
 Sometimes she laughs at things that I take too seriously, which I find helpful in keeping me grounded. I used to be a workaholic, but now I'm happy at home. For the first time I'm beginning to feel grown up. 
— Ben Stiller saying laughter makes his marriage work / March 16, 2010
 We've been working on it on and off over the last six or seven years. The biggest hurdle for me personally was that Drake Sather, who created the character, passed away. He was a good friend and the lump for me was it's hard to imagine doing it without him. Now my buddy, Justin Thoreau, has committed to directing and writing it. So I'm excited and I think it's going to happen. I want to be able to do something that lives up to the first one. That's the challenge. 
— Ben Stiller on the sequel for the comedy movie Zoolander / March 16, 2010