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BEN STILLER is a prolific actor, director, producer and writer who continues to imprint his unique perspective on film, television and stage. He is currently starring in, directing and producing the ensemble action comedy "Tropic Thunder", about a group of actors shooting a big- budget war movie who are suddenly forced to become the commandos they are playing. Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, Steve Coogan, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Ben Soo-Hoo co-star. The film was shot in Hawaii and Los Angeles over the summer. Stiller was last seen in the box office hit "A Night at the Museum" for 20th Century Fox. The film grossed nearly $600 million worldwide.

Stiller has been directing, acting and producing films consistently over the last decade, including "Reality Bites," his motion picture directorial debut in 1994, "The Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey, which he directed in 1996, and "Zoolander" which he co-wrote, directed and produced in 2001 through his production company Red Hour Films, along with producing partner Stuart Cornfeld. He has also starred in numerous hits including "Flirting With Disaster" written and directed by David O. Russell, "Meet the Parents" and its sequel "Meet the Fockers," "There's Something About Mary,” "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” "Starsky and Hutch" and the animated hit "Madagascar.” In 1998, Stiller portrayed Jerry Stahl in "Permanent Midnight,” the true-life story of a heroin-addicted comedy writer. That same year, he also appeared in "Your Friends and Neighbors" written and directed by Neil LaBute.

As a producer, Stiller's Red Hour Films recently completed production on the horror film "The Ruins,” which follows a group of friends whose leisurely Mexican holiday takes a turn for the worse when they accompany a fellow tourist to a remote archaeological dig in the jungle - where something evil lives among the ruins. "The Ruins,” directed by Carter Smith, is due for release in spring 2008. Other producer credits include "Zoolander,” "Starsky & Hutch,” "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" and the smash hit "Blades of Glory" starring Will Ferrell.

Stiller earned an Emmy Award for his writing on the critically acclaimed television series "The Ben Stiller Show,” which lasted all of 12 episodes. He also worked on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of "The House of Blue Leaves" by John Guare and Off-Broadway in Neil LaBute's "This is How it Goes" directed by George C. Wolfe.


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