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BEN STILLER (Evan Troutwig) is an actor, director, writer and producer. He is currently in production on "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which Stiller directs, produces and stars in opposite Kristen Wiig and Shirley MacLaine. Stiller plays a timid magazine photo manager who lives life vicariously through daydreams and then embarks on a true-life adventure when a film negative goes missing.

Stiller received rave reviews for his performance in Noah Baumbach's "Greenberg,” which earned him a 2011 Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Lead Actor. 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 same name.

On the big screen, Stiller was last seen starring opposite Eddie Murphy in Universal's action-comedy "Tower Heist” directed by Brett Ratner.

In 2008, Stiller starred in, co-wrote and directed "Tropic Thunder” under his Red Hour Films production banner. Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise, the film garnered several award nominations including an Academy Award®, BAFTA, SAG and Golden Globe® for Robert Downey Jr. as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Tom Cruise. "Tropic Thunder” also won the Broadcast Film Critics Award and Hollywood Film Festival Award for Comedy of the Year.

Stiller's acting credits include: "Permanent Midnight,” "Your Friends & Neighbors,” "Flirting with Disaster,” "Empire of the Sun,” "There's Something About Mary,” "The Royal Tenenbaums,” "Reality Bites,” "Night at the Museum” and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian,” the "Meet the Parents” franchise, and "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.”

His other directing credits include "Reality Bites,” "The Cable Guy,” and "Zoolander,” which he co-wrote and starred in. As a writer, Stiller won an Emmy® Award for the sketch comedy series "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 ALS, Artists for Peace and Justice, Centre for Environmental Education, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Oxfam, Red Cross, and Starlight Children's Foundation.

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, Stiller was recognized by Time magazine for his philanthropic work as one of the TIME 100, a list of the most influential people in the world.


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