Ben Stiller

Ben Stiller

Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller (born November 30, 1965) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He is the son of the comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. Stiller was 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 various awards and honors, including an Emmy Award, multiple MTV Movie Awards, a Britannia Award and a Teen Choice Award. While beginning his acting career, Stiller wrote several mockumentaries and was offered a variety sketch comedy series titled The Ben Stiller Show, which he produced and hosted for its 13-episode run. The series ran on MTV from 1990 to 1992, earning him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Program. He then appeared on shows such as Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Arrested Development. Having previously acted in television, he began acting in films. He made his directorial debut with Reality Bites and continued directing films and often starring in them, such as with The Cable Guy (1996), Zoolander (2001), Tropic Thunder (2008), and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013). During this time he also starred in a string of successful studio comedies including There’s Something About Mary (1998), Along Came Polly (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Starsky & Hutch (2004), and Tower Heist (2011). Stiller is also widely known for multiple franchise films such as the Meet the Parents films (2000–2010), the Madagascar franchise (2005–2012), and the Night at the Museum trilogy (2006–2014). He is known for his performances in independent films such as David O. Russell’s Flirting with Disaster (1996), Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Noah Baumbach’s’ Greenberg (2010), While We're Young (2014), and The Meyerowitz Stories (2017). In 2018 he directed the Showtime limited series Escape at Dannemora earning himself a Directors Guild of America Award and two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series. In 2022 he served as a director and executive producer on the Apple TV+ series Severance earning two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
    Known for
    Acting
    Place of birth
    New York City, New York, USA
    Birthday
    11/30/1965
Meet the Fockers
Meet the Fockers
6.2
Madagascar
Madagascar
6.9
Meet the Parents
Meet the Parents
6.7
Night at the Museum
Night at the Museum
6.6
Flirting with Disaster
Flirting with Disaster
6.2
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa
6.5
Envy
Envy
4.9
Keeping the Faith
Keeping the Faith
6.1
Along Came Polly
Along Came Polly
6
Permanent Midnight
Permanent Midnight
5.9
Duplex
Duplex
6.1
Merry Madagascar
Merry Madagascar
6.5
The Heartbreak Kid
The Heartbreak Kid
5.7
Starsky & Hutch
Starsky & Hutch
5.8
Zoolander
Zoolander
6.2
Mystery Men
Mystery Men
5.8
Greenberg
Greenberg
5.9
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
6.1
The Watch
The Watch
5.6
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
6.6
Tower Heist
Tower Heist
6.1
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
7.2
Madly Madagascar
Madly Madagascar
6.5
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
6.2
While We're Young
While We're Young
6
Zoolander 2
Zoolander 2
4.9
Brad's Status
Brad's Status
6.2
Tropic Thunder
Tropic Thunder
6.7
Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable
0
Zoolander: Super Model
Zoolander: Super Model
4.6
Mission: Improbable
Mission: Improbable
7.4
Sweet Micky for President
Sweet Micky for President
6.8
Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander
Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander
0
Zero Effect
Zero Effect
6.2
Little Fockers
Little Fockers
5.6
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)
6.5
Shoeshine
Shoeshine
4
Derek Zoolander: Male Model
Derek Zoolander: Male Model
5.5
Working Tra$h
Working Tra$h
3.7
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable
7
The Hustler of Money
The Hustler of Money
10
Celebrity Escape Room
Celebrity Escape Room
5.9
There's Something About Mary
There's Something About Mary
6.6
The Marc Pease Experience
The Marc Pease Experience
4.6
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story
6.4
Your Friends & Neighbors
Your Friends & Neighbors
5.8
Heat Vision and Jack
Heat Vision and Jack
6.2
If Lucy Fell
If Lucy Fell
5
Romanekian
Romanekian
10
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness
6.7
Derek Zoolander University
Derek Zoolander University
6
Fresh Horses
Fresh Horses
5.4
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller
5.8
Beastie Boys Story
Beastie Boys Story
7.6
Reality Bites
Reality Bites
6.6
The Royal Tenenbaums
The Royal Tenenbaums
7.5
Elvis Stories
Elvis Stories
4
The Farrelly Bros.: In the French Tradition
The Farrelly Bros.: In the French Tradition
0
The House of Blue Leaves
The House of Blue Leaves
0
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine
Sarah Cooper: Everything's Fine
5.6
The Cable Guy
The Cable Guy
6
Megamind
Megamind
7
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story
7.2
Locked Down
Locked Down
5.3
Here Comes the Night Time
Here Comes the Night Time
0
Albert Brooks: Defending My Life
Albert Brooks: Defending My Life
8
The Suburbans
The Suburbans
3.9
Stella
Stella
5.7
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics
6.7
Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!
Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That!
6.9
The Truth Is in the Stars
The Truth Is in the Stars
7.1
School for Scoundrels
School for Scoundrels
5.5
The Trip
The Trip
6.7
Hot Pursuit
Hot Pursuit
5.9
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'
5
He's Way More Famous Than You
He's Way More Famous Than You
4
Adam Sandler: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
Adam Sandler: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
2
Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun
7.5
Confessions of an Action Star
Confessions of an Action Star
4.3
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder
1
All Aboard the Crazy Train
All Aboard the Crazy Train
0
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
6.7
Highway to Hell
Highway to Hell
6
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
AFI: 100 Years... 100 Movies... 10th Anniversary Edition
6.3
Next of Kin
Next of Kin
5.8
Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula
Stuck on You: It's Funny - The Farrelly Formula
4.6
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond
6.8
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown
Sesame Street: Elmo's Christmas Countdown
6.9
Hubie Halloween
Hubie Halloween
5.9
Heavyweights
Heavyweights
6.1
Bleecker
0
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner
6.7
Earth to America
Earth to America
8
Harmontown
Harmontown
6.6
Friends: The Reunion
Friends: The Reunion
7.9
I'm Still Here
I'm Still Here
6
Orange County
Orange County
6
Submarine
Submarine
7.4
Bros
Bros
6.8
Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored
6.9
Being Canadian
Being Canadian
5.7
Don't Think Twice
Don't Think Twice
6.4
The Secret Policeman's Ball
The Secret Policeman's Ball
7.6
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
6.7
America: A Tribute to Heroes
America: A Tribute to Heroes
6
That's Adequate
That's Adequate
4.2
Greed
Greed
5.7
The Independent
The Independent
5.6
Le Débarquement
Le Débarquement
5.1
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs
Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs
6.2
Happy Gilmore
Happy Gilmore
6.6
Run Ronnie Run
Run Ronnie Run
6
Black and White
Black and White
4.7
Pauly Shore Is Dead
Pauly Shore Is Dead
4.4
Funny People
Funny People
5.9
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