Ben Stiller Movies & Biography

Biography / trivia

*  Ben Stiller was born on 30th November 1965 New York City, United States to actors, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara.

*  His birth name is Benjamin Edward Stiller and he is credited in movies as Ben Stiller only.

*  Stiller has a sister Amy Stiller who is also an actress, she appeared in several films like Reality Bites, Dodgeball, Zoolander etc.

*  Stiller started his career as a child artist on his mother’s TV series Kate McShane in 1975. In late 1970s he worked for “NYC’s First All Children’s Theater”

*  He attended Cathedral School and Calhoun School in New York.

*  After his education he started his career as an actor with “The House of Blue Leaves” in 1987. But his first major role was in Steven Spielberg’s “Empire of the Sun” in 1987. He gained popularity after “Back to Brooklyn” and “The Ben Stiller Show”.

*  After a few small films Stiller made his major directorial debut in “Reality Bites” in 1994, the film was huge commercial hit.

*  Stiller delivered blockbuster hits like There’s Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Zoolander, Meet the Fockers, Starsky & Hutch, Night at the Museum, Tropic Thunder etc.

*  Ben Stiller dated noted celebrities during his acting career. During his early career he dated Jeanne Tripplehorn, Calista Flockhart and Amanda Peet

*  Stiller married his co-star Christine Taylor in May 2000, the couple have a daughter, Ella Olivia and a son, Quinlin Dempsey.

*  Apart from films he worked for many charitable organizations including “Declare Yourself”, “Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation”, “Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation” etc


“When I was in my twenties, I felt like I had everything figured out, much more than I do now. And I’ve heard people say that the older you get, the less you understand and know. Because in your youth, you have that sort of blind confidence that allows you to take chances, and do things you might not do when you’re older.”

“I just knew that I wanted to do it early on. Maybe that’s because I was around it, but I always loved movies. My parents were doing a lot more nightclubs, doing plays, and doing some TV, but not too many movies.”

Filmography / all movies list

Sl Year Movie Director Co-stars
1 1987 Empire of the Sun Steven Spielberg Christian Bale,John Malkovich
2 1987 Hot Pursuit Steven Lisberger John Cusack,Robert Loggia
3 1987 Shoeshine Tom Abrams Jerry Stiller
4 1988 Fresh Horses David Anspaugh Molly Ringwald,Andrew McCarthy
5 1989 Next of Kin John Irvin Patrick Swayze,Liam Neeson
6 1989 Elvis Stories Ben Stiller Jeremy Piven,Jeff Kahn
7 1989 That’s Adequate Harry Hurwitz Tony Randall,James Coco
8 1990 Stella John Erman Bette Midler,John Goodman
9 1992 Highway to Hell Ate de Jong Patrick Bergin,Chad Lowe
10 1994 Reality Bites Ben Stiller Winona Ryder,Ethan Hawke
11 1995 Heavy weights Steven Brill Aaron Schwartz,Tom McGowan
12 1996 The Cable Guy Ben Stiller Jim Carrey,Matthew Broderick
13 1996 Flirting with Disaster David O. Russell Patricia Arquette,Téa Leoni
14 1996 If Lucy Fell Eric Schaeffer Sarah Jessica Parker,Eric Schaeffer
15 1998 Permanent Midnight David Veloz Maria Bello,Elizabeth Hurley
16 1998 There’s SomethingAbout Mary Farrelly brothers Cameron Diaz,Matt Dillon
17 1998 Zero Effect Jake Kasdan Bill Pullman,Ryan O’Neal
18 1999 Black and White James Toback Robert Downey, Jr.,Gaby Hoffmann
19 1999 Mystery Men Kinka Usher Hank Azaria,William H. Macy
20 1999 The Suburbans Donal LardnerWard Jennifer Love Hewitt,Donal Lardner Ward
21 2000 Meet the Parents Jay Roach Robert De Niro,Teri Polo
22 2000 Keeping the Faith Edward Norton Edward Norton,Jenna Elfman
23 2000 The Independent Stephen Kessler Jerry Stiller,Janeane Garofalo
24 2001 The Royal Tenenbaums Wes Anderson Gene Hackman,Anjelica Huston
25 2001 Zoolander Ben Stiller Owen Wilson,Will Ferrell
26 2002 Run Ronnie Run Troy Miller David Cross,Bob Odenkirk
27 2003 Duplex Danny DeVito Drew Barrymore,Bob Weinstein
28 2004 Meet the Fockers Jay Roach Robert De Niro,Dustin Hoffman
29 2004 Dodgeball R M Thurber Vince Vaughn,Christine Taylor
30 2004 Envy Barry Levinson Jack Black,Rachel Weisz
31 2004 Starsky & Hutch Todd Phillips Owen Wilson,Vince Vaughn
32 2004 Along Came Polly John Hamburg Jennifer Aniston,Debra Messing
33 2006 Danny Roane Andy Dick Andy Dick,Frankie Muniz
34 2006 Night at the Museum Shawn Levy Carla Gugino,Dick Van Dyke
35 2006 School for Scoundrels odd Phillips Billy Bob Thornton,Jon Heder
36 2007 The Heart break Kid Farrelly brothers Malin Åkerman,Michelle Monaghan
37 2008 Tropic Thunder Ben Stiller Robert Downey, Jr.,Jack Black
38 2009 Night at the Museum II Shawn Levy Amy Adams,Owen Wilson
39 2009 The Marc Pease Experience Todd Louiso Jason Schwartzman,Anna Kendrick
40 2010 Greenberg Noah Baumbach Greta Gerwig,Rhys Ifans
41 2010 Little Fockers Paul Weitz Robert De Niro,Owen Wilson
42 2011 Tower Heist Brett Ratner Eddie Murphy,Casey Affleck
43 2012 Neighborhood Watch Akiva Schaffer Vince Vaughn,Jonah Hill
44 2012 He’s Way MoreFamous Than You Michael Urie Halley Feiffer,Ryan Spahn
45 2013 The Secret Lifeof Walter Mitty Ben Stiller Kristen Wiig,Sean Penn

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