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
|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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