BEN STILLER (Josh Kovaks) is an actor, writer, director and producer. This fall,
Stiller will begin production on 20th Century Fox's Neighborhood Watch, starring
opposite Vince Vaughn. The film revolves around a group of men who uncover a
plot to destroy the world and is set for release on July 27, 2012.
Stiller received rave reviews for his lead role in Noah Baumbach's Greenberg,
for which he earned a 2011 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best
Male Lead. He recently starred in the Broadway revival of John Guare's
award-winning play The House of Blue Leaves, alongside Edie Falco and Jennifer
Jason Leigh. Stiller made his Broadway debut in the 1986 production of the play.
In 2008, Stiller starred in Tropic Thunder, which he also co-wrote and directed
under his Red Hour Films banner. The film also starred Robert Downey, Jr., Jack
Black and Tom Cruise. For his performance as Kirk Lazarus, Downey earned
nominations for an Academy AwardÂ®, a Golden Globe, a BAFTA and a Screen Actors
Guild Award, and for his performance as Les Grossman, Cruise received a Golden
Globe nomination. Tropic Thunder won the Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy
and the Hollywood Film Award for Comedy of the Year. Red Hour's other production
credits include the upcoming film The Big Year, starring Steve Martin, Owen
Wilson and Jack Black; the dark comedy 30 Minutes or Less, starring Danny
McBride and Jesse Eisenberg; the animated feature Megamind, featuring the voices
of Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt; Submarine, which premiered at the 2010 Toronto
International Film Festival; Blades of Glory; Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story;
and Starsky & Hutch.
Stiller's other features as a director include Reality Bites, The Cable Guy and
Zoolander, which he co-wrote and in which he played the title role. Stiller won
an Emmy Award as one of the writers of The Ben Stiller Show, which he also
directed and produced.
For many years, Stiller has been involved with and supported numerous charities
and foundations, including Project A.L.S., Artists for Peace and Justice, the
Center for Environmental Education, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS
Foundation, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, Oxfam, the
Red Cross and the Starlight Children's Foundation, among others.
Following his first visit to Haiti with Save the Children in 2009, Stiller has
been committed to raising money for schools in the country through his
StillerStrong campaign and, more recently, with The Stiller Foundation. In 2010,
Time magazine recognized Stiller for his philanthropic work by naming him as one
of the Time 100, a list of the most influential people in the world.
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