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BEN STILLER (Larry Daley) is a prolific actor, director, producer and writer, who continues to imprint his unique perspective on film, television and stage. Stiller most recently directed the hit film Tropic Thunder, and also starred in the action comedy in an ensemble that included Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise. Stiller also co-wrote and produced the film through his Red Hour Films production banner. Tropic Thunder won the Broadcast Film Critics Circle Award for Best Comedy; Downey was nominated for an Academy Award as well as a Golden Globe for his performance as Kirk Lazarus; and Tom Cruise was nominated for a Golden Globe for his work as producer Les Grossman. Stiller recently began production on Noah Baumbach's film Greenburg, in the title role.

Other credits include Reality Bites, his motion picture directorial debut in 1994; The Cable Guy, starring Jim Carrey, which Stiller directed in 1996; and Zoolander, which he co-wrote, directed and produced in 2001 through 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; The Royal Tenenbaums; There's Something About Mary; Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story; the animated hit Madagascar and its sequel Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; and of course, Night at the Museum. 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.

Additional producer credits include Zoolander, Starsky & Hutch, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, The Ruins 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 appeared in Ricky Gervais's series Extras, portraying himself; 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, in 2005, with Jeffrey Wright, directed by George C. Wolfe.


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