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BEN STILLER (Larry Daley) is an actor, director, writer and producer.

Last year, Stiller directed, produced and starred in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which also toplined Kristen Wiig, Sean Penn and Shirley MacLaine. Based on the 1947 Danny Kaye film from the James Thurber short story first published in The New Yorker in 1939, Mitty follows a timid magazine photo editor who lives life vicariously through daydreams and then embarks on a true-life adventure when film a negative goes missing.

Next up, Stiller will star in Noah Baumbach's While We're Young opposite Naomi Watts and Amanda Seyfried, about a free-spirited Brooklynite twenty-something couple that 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 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 film 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.

In 2011, the actor 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, among others.

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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