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Ben Stiller

Born: November 30, 1965, New York City, New York - USA

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. 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 his own show entitled “The Ben Stiller Show”, which he produced and hosted for its thirteen-episode run.

Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films; he made his directorial debut with “Reality Bites”.

Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed or produced more than fifty films including “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, “Zoolander”, “The Cable Guy”, “There's Something About Mary”, the “Meet the Parents” trilogy, “DodgeBall”, &ldquolTropic Thunder”, the “Madagascar” series, and the “Night at the Museum” trilogy. In addition, he has had multiple cameos in music videos, television shows, and films.

Stiller is a member of a group of comedic actors colloquially known as the Frat Pack.

His films have grossed more than $2.6 billion in Canada and the United States, with an average of $79 million per film.

Throughout his career, he has received multiple awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards and a Teen Choice Award.

Stiller dated several actresses during his early television and film career, including Jeanne Tripplehorn, Calista Flockhart, and Amanda Peet.

In May 2000, Stiller married Christine Taylor at an oceanfront ceremony in Kauai, Hawaii. They met while filming a never-broadcast television pilot for the Fox Broadcasting network called “Heat Vision and Jack”.

The couple appeared onscreen together in “Zoolander”, “DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story”, “Tropic Thunder”, “Zoolander 2”, and “Arrested Development”. The couple have two children.

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Brad's Status (2017)

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A father takes his son to tour colleges on the East Coast and meets up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life's choices.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (2017)

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An estranged family gathers together in New York for an event celebrating the artistic work of their father.

77 2017 110
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Zoolander 2 (2016)

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Derek and Hansel are modelling again when an opposing company attempts to take them out from the business.

48 2016 100
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While We're Young (2015)

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An uptight documentary filmmaker and his wife find their lives loosened up a bit after befriending a free-spirited younger couple.

64 2015 97
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)

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When the magic powers of The Tablet of Ahkmenrah begin to die out, Larry Daley (Ben Stiller) spans the globe, uniting favorite and new characters while embarking on an epic quest to save the magic before it is gone forever.

63 2014 97
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Harmontown (2014)

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A comedic, brutally honest documentary following self-destructive TV writer Dan Harmon (NBC's Community) as he takes his live podcast on a national tour.

74 2014 95
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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.

73 2013 114
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Madly Madagascar (2013)

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Your favorite Madagascar pals are back in an all-new adventure! Alex's favorite holiday, Valentine's Day, brings hilarious surprises and excitement for the entire gang. Melman plans a big surprise for Gloria, Marty tries to impress a new friend and everyone wants to get their hands on King J...

64 2013 22
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The Watch (2012)

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Four everyday suburban guys come together as an excuse to escape their humdrum lives one night a week. But when they accidentally discover that their town has become overrun with aliens posing as ordinary suburbanites, they have no choice but to save their neighborhood - and the world - from total e...

57 2012 98
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)

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Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman are still trying to get back to the Big Apple and their beloved Central Park zoo, but first they need to find the penguins. When they travel to Monte Carlo, they attract the attention of Animal Control after gate crashing a party and are joined by the penguins, King Ju...

69 2012 93
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Burning Love (2012)

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Burning Love is a scripted comedy series which is a web spoof of the television shows The Bachelor, The Bachelorette and Bachelor Pad. Depending on the season, the show either follows a man or a woman who is looking for the perfect mate from a pool of contestants, or has contestants living together ...

80 2012 23
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Tower Heist (2011)

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Ben Stiller and Eddie Murphy lead an all-star cast in Tower Heist, a comedy caper about working stiffs who seek revenge on the Wall Street swindler who stiffed them. After the workers at a luxury Central Park condominium discover the penthouse billionaire has stolen their retirement, they plot the u...

62 2011 104
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Megamind (2010)

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In this hilarious twist on the superhero movie, super villain Megamind’s (Will Ferrell) dreams have come true when he conquers the city’s protector, Metro Man (Brad Pitt), gaining control of Metro City. But when a new villain (Jonah Hill) is created and chaos runs rampant, the world’s biggest “mind...

73 2010 95
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Little Fockers (2010)

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It has taken 10 years, two little Fockers with wife Pam and countless hurdles for Greg to finally get in with his tightly wound father-in-law, Jack. After the cash-strapped dad takes a job moonlighting for a drug company, Jack's suspicions about his favorite male nurse come roaring back. When Gr...

55 2010 98
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I'm Still Here (2010)

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Im Still Here is a portrayal of a tumultuous year in the life of actor Joaquin Phoenix. With remarkable access, the documentary follows the Oscar-nominee as he announces his retirement from a successful film career in the fall of 2008 and sets off to reinvent himself as a hip hop musician. The film ...

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Greenberg (2010)

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A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.

61 2010 107
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)

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Hapless museum night watchman Larry Daley must help his living, breathing exhibit friends out of a pickle now that theyve been transferred to the archives at the Smithsonian Institution. Larrys (mis)adventures this time include close encounters with Amelia Earhart, Abe Lincoln and Ivan the Terrible.

59 2009 105
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The Marc Pease Experience (2009)

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Former high school musical star, Marc Pease, finds himself still living in the past, eight years after graduating.

40 2009 84
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Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

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Alex, Marty, Melman, Gloria and the Penguins are back–still together and still lost. Your favorite zoo animals accidentally find themselves on a hilarious adventure in Africa, where, after meeting their own species, wonder should they stay or should they go back to NY? Featuring Ben Stiller, Chris ...

67 2008 89
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Tropic Thunder (2008)

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Vietnam veteran \Four Leaf\ Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film. Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback&...

70 2008 107
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The Heartbreak Kid (2007)

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The story centers on a man who is convinced that he has finally met the right girl and marries too quickly. While on his honeymoon and in the process of discovering that his new bride is a nightmare, he meets the girl of his dreams

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Night at the Museum (2006)

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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. Larry tries desperately to keep the museum under control, but he's fighting a losing battle ...

64 2006 108
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)

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In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museu...

68 2006 93
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School for Scoundrels (2006)

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A young guy short on luck, enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when his teacher has the same agenda.

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Madagascar (2005)

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Move it! Move it! for "Madagascar" from the studio that brought you "Shrek" and "Shark Tale." When four pampered animals from New York’s Central Park Zoo accidentally find themselves shipwrecked on the exotic island of Madagascar, they discover it really IS a jungle out there! Ben Stiller, Chris Roc...

69 2005 85
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Starsky & Hutch (2004)

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Join uptight David Starsky and laid-back Ken \Hutch\ Hutchinson as theyre paired for the first time as undercover cops. The new partners must overcome their differences to solve an important case with help from street informant Huggy Bear and persuasive criminal Reese Feldman.

61 2004 101
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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

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It's the 1970's and San Diego super-sexist 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.

72 2004 94
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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 Goodman's attorney, La Fleur an...

67 2004 92
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Along Came Polly (2004)

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Superstar Emmy-winners Ben Stiller, Jennifer Aniston, and Debra Messing star in this uproarious comedy about the joy of taking chances in life. Stiller is risk-averse Reuben Feffer, a recently married guy who always follows the rules and always plays it safe. When his wife (Messing) dumps him on the...

59 2004 90
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Envy (2004)

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A man becomes increasingly jealous of his friend s newfound success.

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Meet the Fockers (2004)

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In this sequel to the hit comedy Meet the Parents, hard-to-crack ex-CIA man Jack Byrnes and his wife, Dina, head for the warmer climes of Florida to meet son-in-law-to-be Greg Focker's mom and dad, Bernie and Roz. Unlike their happily matched offspring, the future in-laws find themselves in a si...

63 2004 115
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Duplex (2003)

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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!

58 2003 89
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

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A dramatic history of Pu Yi, the last of the Emperors of China, from his lofty birth and brief reign in the Forbidden City, the object of worship by half a billion people; through his abdication, his decline and dissolute lifestyle; his exploitation by the invading Japanese, and finally to his obscu...

76 2001 110
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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 \he's so hot right now\ Hansel scooters in to steal this year's award. The evil fashion guru Mugatu seizes the opportunity to turn Derek into a killing machine. Its a well-desig...

66 2001 89
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Meet the Parents (2000)

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Male nurse Greg Focker meets his girlfriend's parents before proposing, but her suspicious father is every date's worst nightmare.

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Keeping the Faith (2000)

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Best friends since they were kids, Rabbi Jacob Schram and Father Brian Finn are dynamic and popular young men living and working on New York's Upper West Side. When Anna Reilly, once their childhood friend and now grown into a beautiful corporate executive, suddenly returns to the city, she reen...

64 2000 127
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Mystery Men (1999)

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When Captain Amazing (Kinnear) is kidnapped by Casanova Frankenstein (Rush) a group of superheroes combine together to create a plan. But these arent normal superheroes. Now, the group who include such heroes as Mr. Furious (Stiller), The Shoveller (Macy) and The Blue Raja (Azaria) must put all the ...

60 1999 121
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There's Something About Mary (1998)

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Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

71 1998 119
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Your Friends & Neighbors (1998)

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This adult comedy follows six characters, three men and three women from a cross-section of social groups, as they play sexual power games. When an affair fires up between 2 of the married characters, it sparks a chain of consequences for all of them, including one of the wives falling for another w...

64 1998 100
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Permanent Midnight (1998)

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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 to Stahl's flashback. Other wom...

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Zero Effect (1998)

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Daryl Zero is a private investigator. Along with his assistant, Steve Arlo he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Though a master investigator, when he is not working, Zero doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes bad music, and drives Arlo crazy. In his latest cas...

70 1998 116
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The Cable Guy (1996)

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When recently single Steven moves into his new apartment, cable guy Chip comes to hook him up -- and doesn't let go. Initially, Chip is just overzealous in his desire to be Steven's pal, but when Steven tries to end the \friendship,\ Chip shows his dark side. He begins stalking Steven, who&#...

60 1996 96
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Flirting with Disaster (1996)

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Adopted as a child, new father Mel Colpin (Ben Stiller) decides he cannot name his son until he knows his birth parents, and determines to make a cross-country quest to find them. Accompanied by his wife, Nancy (Patricia Arquette), and an inept yet gorgeous adoption agent, Tina (Tea Leoni), he depar...

68 1996 92
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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 isn't all it's cracked up to b...

66 1994 99



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