THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY
BEN STILLER (Walter Mitty, Director, Producer) is an actor,
director, writer and producer.
He is currently in production on Noah Baumbach's While We're Young opposite
Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried, about a free-spirited Brooklynite
twenty-something couple who inspire an uptight documentarian (Stiller) and his
wife to loosen up. Stiller previously collaborated with Baumbach in 2010 and
received rave reviews for his lead role in Greenberg, which also earned him an
Independent Spirit Award nomination for Best Lead Actor.
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. The film also won the Broadcast Film Critics
Award and Hollywood Film Festival Award for Comedy of the Year.
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 short-lived sketch comedy series The Ben Stiller Show, which he
also directed and produced.
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, Night at the Museum and Night at the Museum: Battle
of the Smithsonian, Tower Heist, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Little
Fockers; and Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, a Red Hour production.
Last year he returned to the stage on Broadway in the revival of John Guare's
award-winning play The House of Blue Leaves alongside Edie Falco and Jennifer
Jason Leigh. He made his Broadway debut in the 1986 production of the same name.
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, 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 the
fall of 2011, Stiller, along with the acclaimed art gallerist David Zwirner
raised over 13 million dollars for Haiti, which was distributed to multiple
organizations such as JPHRO, Partners In Health, Artists for Peace and Justice,
In 2010, Stiller was recognized by TIME MAGAZINE for his philanthropic work
as one of the TIME 100, a list of the world's most influential people.
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