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BEN STILLER (Greg Focker) is an actor, writer, director and producer. Stiller is currently in production on his latest film, Tower Heist, directed by Brett Ratner and featuring an all-star cast including Eddie Murphy, Casey Affleck, Téa Leoni, Matthew Broderick and Alan Alda. Most recently, Stiller received rave reviews for his performance in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg, which was released by Focus Features last spring.

Through his production company, Red Hour Films, Stiller co-wrote, directed and starred in the hit comedy Tropic Thunder, opposite Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise. For his performance as Kirk Lazarus, Downey earned an Academy Award® nomination as well as a Golden Globe Award, and for his performance as Les Grossman, Cruise received a Golden Globe nomination. Tropic Thunder was named by Entertainment Weekly as one of the "25 Greatest Comedies in the Past 25 Years,” and won the Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Comedy and the Hollywood Film Award for Comedy of the Year.

Stiller's other features as a director include Reality Bites, in which he starred opposite Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke; The Cable Guy, starring Jim Carrey; and Zoolander, which he co-wrote and in which he played the title role. Stiller executive produced such television pilots as The Station and Heat Vision and Jack. Stiller also directed Heat Vision and Jack, which starred Jack Black and the voice of Owen Wilson.

Stiller won an Emmy Award as one of the writers of The Ben Stiller Show, which he also directed and which starred Andy Dick, Janeane Garofalo and Bob Odenkirk. Stiller received an Emmy nomination for his guest-starring appearance on HBO's Extras. Stiller's theater credits as an actor include the off-Broadway world premiere staging of Neil LaBute's This Is How It Goes, starring opposite Jeffrey Wright and Amanda Peet and directed by George C. Wolfe, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves (1987), in which Stiller will again star, opposite Edie Falco, next spring.

His many films as an actor include Permanent Midnight, in which he portrayed writer Jerry Stahl; Neil LaBute's Your Friends & Neighbors; David O. Russell's Flirting With Disaster; Steven Spielberg's Empire of the Sun; Peter and Bobby Farrelly's There's Something About Mary; Wes Anderson's The Royal Tenenbaums; Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian; Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers; Madagascar and Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa; and Red Hour Films' Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.

Red Hour's other productions include the hit comedy Blades of Glory, starring Will Ferrell and Jon Heder, and Gregory and Jeff Sherman's acclaimed documentary feature The Boys: The Sherman Brothers' Story. Red Hour recently completed production on David Frankel's The Big Year, with an all-star cast including Jack Black, Steve Martin and Owen Wilson, and Ruben Fleischer's 30 Minutes or Less, starring Danny McBride, Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari. Red Hour also executive produced Submarine, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by The Weinstein Company.


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