Ben Stiller Net Worth

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Ben Stiller net worth:
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Ben Stiller net worth now amounts to $120 million, making him one of the wealthiest men in Hollywood. And this bundle failed to come out of nowhere. Over his career, which now crosses over more than three decades, Ben has starred in, composed, produced and directed more than 50 films. Not each and all of them has been equally successful, but some were actual box office successes. Obviously, all those productions played their part in fostering Ben Stiller net worth to its present heights.

But how did it all begin? The future millionaire has consistently revealed interested in playing. The Future Millionaire and his sister (celebrity Amy Stiller who has appeared in several of Ben’s pictures), used to create Super 8 pictures as children. Actually , this was their favourite game! After in his career the celebrity having an obvious amusing ability has composed for and appeared on Saturday Night Live.

Despite his success on television, it’s pictures to attribute for the unbelievable increase of Ben Stiller net worth. I think his first character that gained mainstream popularity was that of Ted Stroehmann in There’s Something About Mary. Since afterward Stiller has appeared in several commercially successful movies. Most recently — in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which grossed nearly $190 million having a funding of $100 million. Little Fockers, with Stiller in among the leading characters, was much more successful: with the exact same funding it grossed over $310 million! I think this sort of describes why Ben Stiller net worth is so striking, does not it?

Ben Stiller Net Worth $120 Million Dollars

Quick Facts

Birth date: November 30, 1965
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Height:5 ft 6 in (1.7 m)
Profession:Comedian, Actor, Screenwriter, Film director, Film Producer, Television Director, Television producer, Voice Actor
Education:The Cathedral School of St. John the Divine, Calhoun School in New York
Nationality:United States of America
Spouse:Christine Taylor (m. 2000)
Children:Ella Olivia Stiller, Quinlin Dempsey Stiller
Parents:Anne Meara, Jerry Stiller
Siblings:Amy Stiller
Awards:Emmy Award for "Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program" (1993), Teen Choice Award for Choice Hissy Fit: Film (2002), MTV Movie Awards' MTV Generation Award, BAFTA Award for for Excellence in Comedy (2011), Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Movie Actor (2015)
Music groups:"Capital Punishment"
Nominations:Teen Choice Awards, MTV Movie Awards, 40th Saturn Awards
Movies:"Empire of The Sun", "There’s Something About Mary", "Zoolander", "Meet the Parents", "Night at the Museum", "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story", "Tropic Thunder", "Zoolander 2", "Arrested Development"
TV shows:"Seinfeld", "The House of Blue Leaves", "The Ben Stiller show"
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About Ben Stiller:

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#Fact
1He is left-handed.
2Good friends with: Janeane Garofalo, Hank Azaria, Owen Wilson and Tom Cruise.
3Directed one Oscar nominated performance: Robert Downey Jr. in Tropic Thunder (2008).
4Filming Tropic Thunder (2008). [July 2007]
5Became a father for the 1st time at age 36 when his wife Christine Taylor gave birth to their daughter Ella Olivia Stiller on April 10, 2002.
6Became a father for the 2nd time at age 39 when his wife Christine Taylor gave birth to their son Quinlin Dempsey Stiller on July 10, 2005.
7Along with Gerard Butler, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, and director Paul Haggis, he visited a camp for internally displaced persons managed by Sean Penn and his Jenkins-Penn Humanitarian Relief Organization in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. [April 2010]
8(May 10, 2010) Merited a position in Time magazine's - The 100 Most Influential People in the World ("Heroes" category) - with an homage contributed by friend Robert De Niro.
9Lives in Los Angeles, California.
10Longtime friend of actor Anthony Barrile. They met at 12 years old as members of First All Children's Theatre Company in New York City, where they were among the 'Meri-Mini Players'.
11Admitted in a Playboy Magazine interview that he auditioned for three or four years before he got a part.
12Auditioned for a part in Platoon (1986), even meeting with Oliver Stone.
13Fractured his hand in a snowboarding accident on Sunday, December 21, 2008 and was taken to New York's Mount Sinai Hospital.
14According to Jews Who Rock, a book by Guy Oseary, Stiller was once a drummer in a band called Capital Punishment.
15Along with Kirk R. Thatcher, one of the few actors to give William Shatner the middle finger (jokingly) on screen.
16In 2007, Forbes Magazine estimated his earnings for the year to be $38 million.
172007 - Ranked #20 on EW's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood.
18Every so often he and his father enjoy getting together and going to Alaska to fish in the summer.
19His wife, Christine Taylor, appeared in one episode of Seinfeld (1989) as Jerry Seinfeld's girlfriend. His father, Jerry Stiller, had a recurring role on that series as George Costanza's father.
20Revealed in 2005 that he has bipolar disorder and that it runs in his family.
21Was considered for the role of "Willy Wonka" in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005).
22His father is from an Ashkenazi Jewish family (from Austria and Poland). His mother, who was of Irish descent, was a convert to Judaism.
23One of his first showbiz jobs was working as an intern on the Alan Thicke show Thicke of the Night (1983).
24He and wife Christine Taylor have both guest-starred on the TV series Arrested Development (2003). She played "Sally Sitwell", the love interest of "Michael Bluth" (two episodes) and he played the incompetent magician "Tony Wonder" in the episode "The Sword of Destiny".
25Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 1996 along with Janeane Garofalo
26In The King of Queens: Shrink Wrap (2002) he played his own real-life father's father.
27Played the part of an arrogant director in Get Shorty (1995), but the scene was cut.
28Has played two very similar characters in the movies Heavy Weights (1995) and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). In both films he plays an obnoxious, slightly insane and formerly overweight fitness instructor who's hell-bent on getting others into shape, and perhaps also on making other peoples' lives miserable.
29Holds a distinct Razzie Award record - nominated for most titles in one year. He was nominated in 2004 for Worst Actor in five of the six films in which he appeared: Along Came Polly (2004), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), Envy (2004), and Starsky & Hutch (2004). The only film he was not nominated in for that year was Meet the Fockers (2004).
30Is a big fan of Star Trek (1966). He named his production company "Red Hour Films" after an alien riot featured in the episode Star Trek: The Return of the Archons (1967). Has a humorous, You Tube website "gag" episode of "Star Trek" where he is imitating Shatner's Captain Kirk.
31Is a member of, what the media refers to as, "The Frat Pack," along with Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Vince Vaughn, Steve Carell, Owen Wilson, and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film, Old School (2003), featuring Vaughn, Ferrell and Luke Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Stiller's "Frat Pack" films include Zoolander (2001), Envy (2004), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)..
32Frequent co-star of Vince Vaughn, appearing with him in three movies in 2004 alone.
33His favorite actress of all time is Diane Keaton. He even wrote an article about her for Premiere magazine in 1997.
34Helped Jenifer Estess raised millions of dollars to combat A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease).
35Has a Hollywood "clique" of close friends that have often appeared in his movies: Owen Wilson, Jack Black, Kyle Gass and Janeane Garofalo.
36His famous parents, Anne Meara and Jerry Stiller, often make cameo appearances in his movies.
37Ranked #78 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #68 in 2002 and #80 in 2001.
38Briefly appears in the film clip for the song "Tribute" by Tenacious D, a band that includes fellow actors Jack Black and Kyle Gass. He's one of the people walking past the studio booth in the shopping center.
39Attended UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television.
40Ben and his wife Christine Taylor, have both guest starred on the TV-show Friends (1994), though not in the same episode.
41Often casts/co-stars with Janeane Garofalo.
42Appeared in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1998) on May 9, 2001 and walked away with $32,000 for Project ALS. He phoned his mother, actress Anne Meara, for help but lost on the question worth $250,000.
43Is a major fan of Tom Cruise and has impersonated Tom for many years. He even portrayed Tom Cruise's fictitious crazed stunt double, Tom Crooze, on 2000 MTV Movie Awards (2000) on a segment called Mission: Improbable. (This segment is included on the Mission: Impossible II (2000) DVD.) Tom and Ben have been friends ever since 1996.
44Longtime girlfriend was Jeanne Tripplehorn.
45Engaged to Christine Taylor. [November 1999]
46Brother of Amy Stiller.
47Produced a short film parody of The Color of Money (1986) entitled "The Hustler of Money" which got him noticed by Saturday Night Live (1975) who eventually offered him employment there.


Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Polka King2017executive producer post-production
Why Him?2016producer post-production
Dodgeball 2producer announced
Hollywood RenegadeDocumentary executive producer announced
Super Sad True Love StoryTV Series executive producer announced
The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail2014-2016TV Series executive producer - 19 episodes
Another Period2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 21 episodes
Zoolander: Super Model2016TV Movie executive producer
Zoolander 22016producer
Crash Test: With Rob Huebel and Paul Scheer2015TV Movie executive producer
Bridget Everett: Gynecological Wonder2015TV Special documentary executive producer
Big Time in Hollywood, FL2015TV Series executive producer - 5 episodes
Next Time on Lonny2014TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Birthday Boys2013TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty2013producer
Burning Love2012-2013TV Series executive producer - 35 episodes
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable2012TV Movie executive producer
The Big Year2011executive producer
30 Minutes or Less2011producer
Stiller & Meara2010-2011TV Series producer - 22 episodes
Megamind2010executive producer
Submarine2010executive producer
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010Video executive producer
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009Documentary executive producer
The Station2009TV Movie executive producer
Tropic Thunder2008producer
The Ruins2008executive producer
Untitled Christine Taylor Project2007TV Movie executive producer
Blades of Glory2007producer
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'2007Video documentary producer
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny2006executive producer
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004producer
Starsky & Hutch2004executive producer
Crooked Lines2003executive producer
Duplex2003producer
Zoolander2001producer
Heat Vision and Jack1999TV Short executive producer
The Ben Stiller Show1992-1993TV Series producer - 13 episodes
The Hustler of Money1987TV Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Yeh Din Ka Kissa2017post-production
Brad's Status2017filming
Haters Back Off!2016TV SeriesBen Stiller
Zoolander: Super Model2016TV MovieDerek Zoolander (2016)
Maya & Marty2016TV SeriesDr. Stone
Don't Think Twice2016Ben Stiller
Saturday Night Live1987-2016TV SeriesVarious / Derek Zoolander / Wes / ...
Zoolander 22016Derek
Another Period2015TV SeriesCharles Ponzi
Big Time in Hollywood, FL2015TV SeriesJimmy
Zoolander Returns to the Runway2015ShortDerek Zoolander (uncredited)
Workaholics2015TV SeriesDel Jacobson
Night at the Museum 32014Larry Daley Laaa
While We're Young2014Josh
Le débarquement2013TV Series
The Birthday Boys2013TV SeriesRoger / Mr. Turner
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty2013Walter Mitty
Arrested Development2005-2013TV SeriesTony Wonder
Madly Madagascar2013Video shortAlex (voice)
He's Way More Famous Than You2013Ben Stiller
Burning Love2012-2013TV SeriesJoe Rutherford
The Watch2012/IEvan
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012Alex (voice)
Eagleheart2012TV SeriesSilly Sammy
Tower Heist2011Josh Kovaks
Funny or Die Presents...2011TV SeriesBen (segment "Do You Want to See a Dead Body?")
Little Fockers2010Greg Focker
The Trip2010TV SeriesBen Stiller
Megamind2010Bernard (voice)
Submarine2010Soap Opera Star (uncredited)
I'm Still Here2010/IBen Stiller
The Trip2010/IBen Stiller (uncredited)
Phineas and Ferb2010TV SeriesKhaka Peü Peü
Greenberg2010Roger Greenberg
The Rooneys2010TV Short
Merry Madagascar2009TV ShortAlex (voice)
The Marc Pease Experience2009Jon Gribble
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Larry Daley
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian2009Video GameLarry Daley (voice)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa2008Alex (voice)
Tropic Thunder2008Tugg Speedman - Hot LZ
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness2008Video shortTugg Speedman (uncredited)
Elmo's Christmas Countdown2007TV MovieStiller the Elf (voice)
Curb Your Enthusiasm2004-2007TV SeriesBen Stiller
The Heartbreak Kid2007Eddie
Family Guy2007TV SeriesBen Stiller
Night at the Museum2006Larry Daley
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny2006Guitar Center Guy
School for Scoundrels2006Lonnie
Danny Roane: First Time Director2006Ben Stiller
Reel Comedy2006TV Series
Extras2005TV SeriesBen Stiller
Madagascar2005Alex (voice)
Confessions of an Action Star2005Commander (uncredited)
Todd's Coma2005TV MovieBen Stiller
Meet the Fockers2004Greg Focker
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy2004Arturo Mendes
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story2004White Goodman
Envy2004Tim Dingman
What's the Name of That Song2004Video
Starsky & Hutch2004David Starsky
King of the Hill2004TV SeriesRich
Along Came Polly2004Reuben Feffer
Nobody Knows Anything!2003Peach Expert (uncredited)
Duplex2003Alex Rose
Liberty's Kids: Est. 17762003TV SeriesThomas Jefferson
Pauly Shore Is Dead2003Ben Stiller (uncredited)
Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe2002TV ShortRobbie the Reindeer (US version, voice)
The King of Queens2002TV SeriesJerry - Arthur Spooner's Father
Legs to Stand On2002ShortLarry
Undeclared2002TV SeriesRex
The Simpsons2002TV SeriesGarth Motherloving
Orange County2002The Firefighter (uncredited)
Run Ronnie Run2002Ben Stiller
The Royal Tenenbaums2001Chas Tenenbaum
Zoolander2001Derek Zoolander
Mission: Improbable2000TV ShortTom Crooze
Meet the Parents2000Greg Focker
Freaks and Geeks2000TV SeriesAgent Meara
Keeping the Faith2000Rabbi Jake Schram
The Independent2000Cop
Heat Vision and Jack1999TV ShortStrip Club DJ / Himself (uncredited)
Hooves of Fire1999TV ShortRobbie the Reindeer (US version, voice)
Black & White1999/IMark Clear
Mystery Men1999Mr. Furious
The Suburbans1999Jay Rose
Backstreet Boyz1998TV Short
Permanent Midnight1998Jerry Stahl
Your Friends & Neighbors1998Jerry
There's Something About Mary1998Ted
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesBen Stiller
Zero Effect1998Steve Arlo
Behind the Zipper with Magda1998Video shortTed Stroehmann
Derek Zoolander University1997TV ShortDerek Zoolander
Friends1997TV SeriesTommy
Viva Variety1997TV SeriesBen Stiller
The Larry Sanders Show1997TV SeriesBen Stiller
NewsRadio1996TV SeriesVic
Mr. Show with Bob and David1996TV SeriesJimmy
Derek Zoolander: Male Model1996TV ShortDerek Zoolander
The Cable Guy1996Sam Sweet Stan Sweet
Flirting with Disaster1996Mel Coplin
If Lucy Fell1996Bwick Elias
Happy Gilmore1996Hal L. - Orderly in Nursing Home (uncredited)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man1995TV SeriesHarry Medfly
Heavy Weights1995Tony Perkis Tony Perkis Sr.
Reality Bites1994Michael Grates
Frasier1993TV SeriesBarry
The Ben Stiller Show1992TV SeriesBen Stiller - Host / Various Characters
The Nutt House1992Pie thrower (uncredited)
Highway to Hell1991Pluto's Cook / Attila the Hun
Working Tra$h1990TV MovieFreddy Novak
Stella1990Jim Uptegrove
Elvis Stories1989ShortBruce
Next of Kin1989Lawrence Isabella
That's Adequate1989Chip Lane
Fresh Horses1988Tipton
Shoeshine1987ShortInvestment Banker
Empire of the Sun1987Dainty
Miami Vice1987TV SeriesFast Eddie Felcher
American Playhouse1987TV SeriesRonnie Shaughnessy
Hot Pursuit1987Chris Honeywell
The Hustler of Money1987TV ShortVince
Kate & Allie1986TV SeriesPeter

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Zoolander: Super Model2016TV Movie based on characters created by
Zoolander 22016character Derek Zoolander / written by
Tropic Thunder2008screenplay / story
Zoolander2001character Derek Zoolander / screenplay / story
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Derek Zoolander University1997TV Short
Derek Zoolander: Male Model1996TV Short
Saturday Night Special1996TV Series writer - 2 episodes
The Ben Stiller Show1992-1993TV Series co-creator - 13 episodes
The Ben Stiller Show1990TV Series written by - 5 episodes
Elvis Stories1989Short writer
Saturday Night Live1987TV Series 1 episode
The Hustler of Money1987TV Short

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Super Sad True Love StoryTV Series announced
Zoolander 22016
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty2013
Stiller & Meara2010-2011TV Series 5 episodes
The Station2009TV Movie
Tropic Thunder2008
Untitled Christine Taylor Project2007TV Movie
Zoolander2001
Heat Vision and Jack1999TV Short
The Cable Guy1996
Reality Bites1994
The Ben Stiller Show1992-1993TV Series 9 episodes
The Ben Stiller Show1990TV Series 1 episode
Elvis Stories1989Short
Saturday Night Live1987TV Series 1 episode
The Hustler of Money1987TV Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Marc Pease Experience2009performer: "Next time I fall in love", "Magic to do from Pippin"
Night at the Museum2006"Dem Bones"
The Ben Stiller Show1992-1993TV Series performer - 7 episodes

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Please Tell Me I'm Adopted!2015TV Series short very special thanks
Casting Couch2013/Ispecial thanks
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011Short special thanks
I'm Still Here2010/Ivery special thanks
Escape from the Fire2007Short special thanks
Dedication2007thanks
Homo Erectus2007the producers wish to thank
Crooked Lines2003special thanks
Cugini2001special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
Running Wild with Bear Grylls2014TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself (voice)
The History of 'Walter Mitty'2014Video shortHimself
The Music of 'Walter Mitty'2014Video shortHimself
Titles of 'Walter Mitty'2014Video shortHimself
Walter Mitty: Icelandic Adventure2014Video shortHimself
Walter Mitty: Nordic Casting2014Video shortHimself
Walter Mitty: Skateboarding Through Iceland2014Video shortHimself
Walter Mitty: That's a Shark!2014Video shortHimself
Walter Mitty: The Look of Life2014Video shortHimself
Harmontown2014DocumentaryHimself
Gomorron2014TV SeriesHimself - director
International Ghost Investigators2014TV SeriesHimself
Charlie Rose1996-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Días de cine2010-2013TV SeriesHimself
Fox and Friends2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Le grand journal de Canal+2008-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
The Hollywood Reporter Roundtables2013TV SeriesHimself
Weekend Ticket2013TV Series shortHimself
Evening Urgant2013TV SeriesHimself
Cinema 32008-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Colbert Report2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Conan2012-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Project2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Jerry Stahl Rides Dirty with Ben Stiller, Jason Schwartzman, Michael C. Hall & Flea2013ShortHimself
Inside Comedy2013TV SeriesHimself
Nantucket Film Festival's 2nd Comedy Roundtable2013TV MovieHimself
CNN Heroes: Sharing the Spotlight 2012 Pre-Show2012TV MovieHimself
The American Cinematheque Tribute to Ben Stiller2012TV MovieHimself
Vivir de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs2012TV MovieHimself / Derek Zoolander
Nantucket Film Festival's Comedy Roundtable2012TV MovieHimself - Panelist
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2012TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2003-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1992-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
ES.TV HD2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHimself
The Secret Policeman's Ball2012TV MovieHimself
The 84th Annual Academy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Tower Heist: Brett Ratner's Video Diary2012Video documentary shortHimself
Take Two with Phineas and Ferb2011TV SeriesHimself
Janela Indiscreta2011TV SeriesHimself
The BAFTA Britannia Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Will Ferrell: Mark Twain Prize2011TV MovieHimself
A Decade of Difference: A Concert Celebrating 10 Years of the William J. Clinton Foundation2011DocumentaryHimself
Clinton Foundation: Celebrity Division2011ShortHimself
Saturday Night Live1989-2011TV SeriesHimself - Host Mandy Patinkin Bruce Springsteen ...
Unite for Japan2011ShortHimself
The 9th Annual TV Land Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Little Fockers: Ben and Owen2011Video shortHimself
Little Fockers: Bob and Ben2011Video shortHimself
Little Fockers: Bout Time2011Video shortHimself
The Making of Godfocker: Behind the Scenes of 'Little Fockers'2011Video documentary shortHimself
Close Up2011TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Actor
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Entertainers with Byron Allen2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
ESPN Fantasy Football2011ShortHimself
In Search of Ted Demme2010Documentary
The 7PM Project2010TV SeriesHimself
Shalom Sesame2010TV SeriesHimself (2010)
Mark at the Movies2010TV SeriesHimself
Tomorrow Is Tonight2010TV MovieHimself - Host
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job!2010TV SeriesHimself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
The Cove: My Friend is...2010ShortHimself
An Extras Night In2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The View2010TV SeriesHimself
Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis2010TV SeriesHimself
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards2010TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Make-Up
25th Film Independent Spirit Awards2010TV SpecialHimself
Hope for Haiti Now: A Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2009-2010TV SeriesHimself
Live from the NYPL: A Tribute to George Carlin2010VideoHimself
Streisand: Live in Concert2009TV Special documentaryHimself - Audience (uncredited)
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2009TV SpecialHimself
Show Me the Monkey: Primate Prima Donnas2009Video shortHimself
The Curators of Comedy: Behind-the-Scenes of 'Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Mayne Street2009TV SeriesHimself
A Night at the Office2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Spike's Guys Choice2009TV MovieHimself - Presenter
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
GMTV2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
Troldspejlet2009TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Larry Daley
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross2004-2009TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2007-2009TV SeriesHimself / Rejected Pip
Xposé2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story2009DocumentaryHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 20092009TV SpecialHimself
The Movie Loft2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
The 81st Annual Academy Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Cinematography
This Morning2009TV SeriesHimself
The 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Winner Best Comedy Movie and Presenter
2009 Britannia Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
At the Movies2008TV SeriesHimself
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHimself
MTV Movie Awards: Tropic Thunder2008Video shortHimself
The Cast of 'Tropic Thunder'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: Before the Thunder2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: Designing the Thunder2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: Full Mags2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: The Hot LZ2008Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of Madagascar 22008TV MovieHimself
Resumen - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself
Quelli che... il calcio2008TV SeriesHimself
L'hebdo cinéma2008TV Series documentaryHimself
HBO First Look1996-2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Nick Nolte: No Exit2008DocumentaryHimself
Spike Guys Choice2008TV MovieHimself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Hotel Gramercy Park2008DocumentaryHimself
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Concert for Autism Education2008TV MovieHimself
Press Pass2008TV SeriesHimself
Historical Threads: The Costumes of 'Night at the Museum'2007Video documentary shortHimself / Larry Daley
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '072007TV SpecialHimself
The Farrelly Bros. In the French Tradition2007Video shortHimself
The Heartbreak Kid: Ben & Jerry2007Video shortHimself
The Heartbreak Kid: Halloween2007Video shortHimself
The Heartbreak Kid: The Egg Toss2007Video shortHimself
The Making of 'Night at the Museum'2007Video shortHimself / Larry Daley
Concert for Diana2007TV Special documentaryHimself - Pre-recorded Message
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
Bob & Doug McKenzie's Two-Four Anniversary2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Bringing the Museum to Life2007Video documentary shortHimself / Larry Daley
Building the Museum2007Video shortHimself
Night at the Museum: Monkey Business2007Video shortHimself
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 'The Pick of Destiny'2007Video documentaryHimself
The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994-2006TV SeriesHimself
A Night at the Museum with McFly2006TV MovieHimself
HypaSpace2006TV Series documentaryHimself
In the Cutz2006TV SeriesGuest
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for Autism Education2006TV SpecialDavid Blaine
Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner2006TV MovieHimself - Filmed Roaster
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
The 78th Annual Academy Awards2006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Visual Effects
Awesome; I Fuckin' Shot That!2006DocumentaryHimself
Earth to America2005TV MovieHimself
The Enchanted Island of Madagascar2005Video documentary shortHimself (voice)
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself - Interviewee
2005 MTV Movie Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Fockers' Family Portrait2005Video shortHimself
Inside the Litter Box: Behind the Scenes with Jinx the Cat2005Video shortHimself
Matt Lauer Meets the Fockers2005Video shortHimself
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards '052005TV Movie documentaryHimself - Host
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHimself
DodgeBall: Go for the Gold2004Video shortHimself
DodgeBall: The Anatomy of a Hit2004Video shortHimself
2004 MTV Movie Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
The Making of Along Came Polly2004Video shortHimself
MTV Special: 'Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story'2004TV MovieHimself
Rove Live2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
4Pop2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
Player$2004TV SeriesHimself
Duplex: Behind the Scenes Special2004Video shortHimself
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Live Short Film and Best Animated Short Film
T42004TV SeriesHimself
Tinseltown TV2004TV SeriesHimself
Starsky & Hutch: A Last Look2004Video shortHimself / David Starsky
Tenacious D: The Complete Masterworks2003Video documentaryPasserby (segment "Tribute")
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: 10th Anniversary Special2003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20032003TV SpecialHimself
Ruby Wax with...2003TV Series documentaryHimself
ESPY Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Best Fight: Ben Stiller and Puffy the Dog2003Video shortHimself
Getting Behind Mary: A Behind the Scenes at 'There's Something About Mary'2003Video documentaryHimself
There's Something About Mary: Exposing Themselves - Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, and Chris Elliott2003Video documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
Primetime Glick2002TV SeriesHimself
The 74th Annual Academy Awards2002TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Costume Design
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dennis Miller Live2002TV SeriesHimself
The 29th Annual American Music Awards2002TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood, Inc.2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Prehistoric Planet2002TV Series documentaryNarrator
Spotlight on Location: Meet the Parents2001Video documentary shortHimself
Bravo Profiles2001TV Series documentary
MTV Europe Music Awards 20012001TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
TV total2001TV SeriesHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
The Big Breakfast2001TV SeriesHimself
Howard Stern2000-2001TV SeriesHimself
Come Together: A Night for John Lennon's Words and Music2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Inside the Actors Studio2001TV SeriesHimself
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHimself
America: A Tribute to Heroes2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Ben Stiller Uncensored2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20012001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Breaking the Silence: The Making of 'Hannibal'2001Video documentaryHimself - L.A. Premiere
2001 MTV Movie Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards2001TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Live Action Short Film and Best Animated Short Film
The Andy Dick Show2001TV SeriesHimself
The Howard Stern Radio Show2001TV SeriesHimself
Playboy Exposed: Playboy Mansion Parties Uncensored2001Video documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1998-2000TV SeriesHimself
2000 MTV Movie Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself / 'Tom Crooze'
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies2000TV Special documentaryHimself
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards2000TV Special documentaryHimself
Spotlight on Location: Mystery Men2000Video documentary shortHimself
Sesame Street2000TV SeriesHimself
1999 MTV Movie Awards1999TV SpecialHimself
The N.Y. Friars Club Roast of Jerry Stiller1999TV MovieHimself
MTV Uncensored1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
WWE Raw1999TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Tony Awards1999TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Best Featured Actress in a Musical
The Roseanne Show1999TV SeriesHimself
The 56th Annual Golden Globe Awards1999TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The Mike & Ben Show1999TV SeriesHimself
1998 VH1 Fashion Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19981998TV SpecialHimself - Host
Comedy Central Canned Ham1998TV SeriesHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies1998TV Special documentaryHimself
To Life! America Celebrates Israel's 50th1998TV Special
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1998TV SpecialHimself
Hollywood RenegadeDocumentary announcedHimself
Intimate Portrait1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander2016Video documentary shortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Opening Act1998TV SpecialHimself
The Zoolander Legacy2016Video documentary shortHimself
The Anti Gravity Room1997TV SeriesHimself - Guest Host
Zoolander 2 World Tour2016Video shortHimself
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Zoolander No. 2: Go Big or Go Rome2016Video documentary shortHimself
Star Trek: 30 Years and Beyond1996TV Special documentaryHimself
Rencontres de cinéma2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19961996TV SpecialHimself
Weekend Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Special1996TV SeriesHimself - Host
Today2005-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself
The Daily Show1998-2016TV SeriesHimself
The 45th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards1993TV SpecialHimself - Winner: Outstanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program
Entertainment Tonight2007-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Night of the Museum / Himself - Night at the Museum
The Ben Stiller Show1992-1993TV SeriesHimself - Host / Various Characters / Moses
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Rock the Vote1993TV MovieHimself
Film '722004-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee / Himself
Tom Arnold: The Naked Truth 31993TV Special documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael2006-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Late Night with David Letterman1992TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself
The Ben Stiller Show1990TV SeriesHimself - Various
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Hashtag the Panda
Kate McShane1975TV SeriesHimself
The Graham Norton Show2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Mike Douglas Show1972TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Actor
El hormiguero2016TV SeriesHimself
73 Questions2016TV Series documentary shortDerek Zoolander
Vivement dimanche2015TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2015TV SeriesHimself
Red Nose Day2015TV SpecialHimself
Being Canadian2015DocumentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Good Morning America2013-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Improv, Absurdity and Cracking Up: The Comedy of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'2015Video documentary shortHimself
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb - Becoming Laaa2015Video documentary shortHimself
Sweet Micky for President2015DocumentaryHimself
Made in Hollywood2013-2014TV SeriesHimself
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
Wetten, dass..?2014TV SeriesHimself
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Night at the Museum
Bear Grylls Wild Weekends2014TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
20 to 12006TV Series documentaryTed Stroemann
Your Movie Show2006TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesPasserby
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Jimmy Fallon2005TV SpecialTom Cruise (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Kattan2003TV SpecialJohn (uncredited)
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second2003Video documentaryHimself
Brilliant But Cancelled2002TV Movie documentary
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years2000TV Movie documentaryTed Stroehmann
Saturday Night Live: Game Show Parodies2000TV SpecialTom Cruise (uncredited)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1994TV SeriesHimself
Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary1989TV SpecialButch Patrick (uncredited)
Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Boots on the Ground in Haiti2016DocumentaryHimself
Some Jerk with a Camera2015TV Series documentaryAlex from 'Madagascar'
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story2014DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Graham Norton Show2014TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2014TV SeriesWalter Mitty in 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'
Attitude Era2012VideoHimself
Edición Especial Coleccionista2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2010TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself
Funny People2009Himself - Opening Video Prank (uncredited)
January 2009 in 6 Minutes2009Video documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Morir de humor2008TV MovieTed Stroehmann
August2008Himself (uncredited)
Sesame Street2007TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Movie ActorNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
2011Britannia AwardBAFTA/LA Britannia AwardsExcellence in Comedy
2009MTV Generation AwardMTV Movie Awards
2008Hollywood Film AwardHollywood Film AwardsComedy of the YearTropic Thunder (2008)
2007Man of the YearHasty Pudding Theatricals, USA
2007Wannabe AwardKids' Choice Awards, USA
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest VillainDodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Hissy FitZoolander (2001)
2001American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)Meet the Parents (2000)
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceMeet the Parents (2000)
2000Silver SpireSan Francisco International Film FestivalTelevision - ComedyHeat Vision and Jack (1999)· Bob Greenblatt
· David Janollari
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1993Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Variety or Music ProgramThe Ben Stiller Show (1992)· Judd Apatow (writer)
· Robert Cohen (writer)
· Brent Forrester (writer)
· Jeff Kahn (writer)
· Bruce Kirschbaum (writer)
· Bob Odenkirk (writer)
· Sultan Pepper (writer)
· Dino Stamatopoulos (writer)
· David Cross (writer)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2015Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyNight at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014)
2014Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment ProgramsBurning Love (2012)· Stuart Cornfeld (executive producer)
· Mike Rosenstein (executive producer)
· Ken Marino (executive producer)
· Erica Oyama (executive producer)
· Jonathan Stern (executive producer)
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)· Chris Rock
· David Schwimmer
· Jada Pinkett Smith
· Frances McDormand
· Jessica Chastain
· Bryan Cranston
· Martin Short
· Sacha Baron Cohen
· Tom McGrath
· Cedric the Entertainer
· Andy Richter
· Frank Welker
· Conrad Vernon
· Chris Miller
2013Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieMadagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
2013Grand Marnier Fellowship AwardNew York Film FestivalBest FilmThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
2013People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedic Movie Actor
2011Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadGreenberg (2010)
2010DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorGreenberg (2010)
2010MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceNight at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009)
2010People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Comedy Star
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyTropic Thunder (2008)
2009Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieMadagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
2009MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentTropic Thunder (2008)
2007Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyNight at the Museum (2006)
2007MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceNight at the Museum (2006)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesExtras (2005)
2006Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated FeatureMadagascar (2005)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor: ComedyMeet the Fockers (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Blush SceneMeet the Fockers (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie LiarMeet the Fockers (2004)
2005Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Comedian
2005MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceDodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite Funny Male Star
2005People's Choice AwardPeople's Choice Awards, USAFavorite On-Screen ChemistryStarsky & Hutch (2004)· Owen Wilson
2005Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorAlong Came Polly (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actor - ComedyStarsky & Hutch (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Hissy FitAlong Came Polly (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie BlushAlong Came Polly (2004)
2004Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Movie ChemistryStarsky & Hutch (2004)· Owen Wilson
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamStarsky & Hutch (2004)· Owen Wilson
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Dance SequenceAlong Came Polly (2004)· Jennifer Aniston
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actor in a Comedy SeriesCurb Your Enthusiasm (2000)
2002Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor, ComedyZoolander (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamZoolander (2001)· Owen Wilson
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest LineZoolander (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest DressedZoolander (2001)
2002PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Acting EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)· Danny Glover
· Gene Hackman
· Anjelica Huston
· Bill Murray
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Luke Wilson
· Owen Wilson
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalZoolander (2001)
2002Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
2001Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice ActorMeet the Parents (2000)
2001ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Royal Tenenbaums (2001)· Danny Glover
· Gene Hackman
· Anjelica Huston
· Bill Murray
· Gwyneth Paltrow
· Luke Wilson
· Owen Wilson
2001Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - Comedy/RomanceMeet the Parents (2000)
2001Golden SchmoesGolden Schmoes AwardsFavorite Celebrity of the Year
2001MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen TeamMeet the Parents (2000)· Robert De Niro
2000Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Hissy FitMystery Men (1999)
1999Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsFilm - Choice Actor
1999American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USAFunniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role)There's Something About Mary (1998)
1999Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Actor - ComedyThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest Comedic PerformanceThere's Something About Mary (1998)
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest On-Screen DuoThere's Something About Mary (1998)· Cameron Diaz
1999MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest KissThere's Something About Mary (1998)· Cameron Diaz

TitleSalary
Tower Heist (2011)$15,000,000
The Big Year (2011)$1,000,000 (producer)
Little Fockers (2010)$20,000,000
Greenberg (2010)$6,000,000
Meet the Fockers (2004)$10,000,000
Zoolander (2001)$2,500,000
There's Something About Mary (1998)$3,000,000

#Quote
1[on Zoolander (2001)] It wasn't a big hit. It came out 10 days after 9/11, so a strange time to release a movie but I'm not sure it wouldn't have been any bigger at any other time.
2(1998 quote on auditioning) It's hard to maintain a sense of dignity in an audition. I have done so many auditions where I've put it out there and have been met with that kind of blank stare - "Great! Thanks! OK! Great work! Thanks for coming in!" At the door I'm thinking, 'What the hell am I doing with my life?'
3(On his most memorable pre-acting job) For a summer I was a busboy and waiter at a place in New York called Cafe Central, which was a hip, trendy restaurant in 1985. First I bused tables and was really bad at it. I'm clumsy at carrying plates and glasses. You had to have a swiftness and a facility for carrying stacked objects. That wasn't me. I was interested in who was coming in, because it was an actor hangout. I would want to see who was talking to whom and what they were saying - basically, stuff you shouldn't do as a person of service. Dudley Moore came into the restaurant and I was really interested in what he was saying. I kept going over to make sure that he and his companion had enough coffee and that their plates were cleared. I think I really annoyed him. I kept changing the ashtrays with that move where you put the clean ashtray over the full ashtray and remove both and put back the clean ashtray. I think I did that one time too many. Then I became a waiter there, and dealing with orders and the kitchen was worse. It prompted me to get acting work.
4I think most actors have incredibly big egos, but they're also incredibly insecure. That's a bad combination. I include myself in this group. For whatever psychological reasons, we want and need approval from everybody in the universe, though we also think we're totally unworthy of it. We need to validate ourselves through our work.
5Every actor is out there trying to get parts, auditioning, going to acting class and creating a network of people who are in the same position you are. I couldn't sit around and wait to get work, because it wasn't happening. I would just try to create my own projects with friends who were filmmakers.
6Show business is great, but when you're in a movie that made more than $120 million, the perspective changes. I'd never had the experience of being in a movie that so many people found funny. After the enormous success of There's Something About Mary (1998), I was able to command much more money and I got recognized more. But the reason for all this is only because the movie made money, not because I'm any more talented or better looking.
7Normally, people tend to shut off their ambitions and competitive thinking because it doesn't help them much in normal life. But in the movie business you've constantly got to prove yourself. So I can be a real asshole on the set sometimes.
8I pay a huge chunk of money to my agent and publicity people to shield me from my fan mail. I don't even want to know how many letters I get. I don't see fan mail as a good thing. It always makes me think of stalkers.
9I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family. Our family has publicly gone into therapy, so that's out in the open.
10I have no problem with straight actors playing gay, but I always feel like I can tell. Does that sound horrible?
11There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.
12If my parents were, like, plumbers, who knows what I would be doing?
13[on advice he receives from his father, Jerry Stiller] My father is always telling me to take care of myself and get a lot of rest. He's always saying, "Sleep will fix anything. Go take a nap". I think he's right. I find when I get frazzled, if I get a good night's sleep, I feel much better about things.

#Trademark
1Short but muscular frame
2Often plays characters who frequently find themselves in very embarrassing, awkward situations
3Sarcastic deadpan disposition
4His characters are often arrogant and short tempered

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