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Ben Stiller
November 30, 1965 -
Nationality: American
Category: Comedian
Subcategory: American Comedian

I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit.


I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.


You're freaked out that you're going to be having a child, and once you're looking after your daughter, it's the most beautiful thing in the world.


I love New York. I was sad, depressed and incredibly moved by our fellow countrymen and what they've done. I wanted to give people a chance to see something funny, have a distraction.


I think people will be curious to see what I can do as a dramatic actor.


I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work.


Even when I'm not directing, that doesn't stop Owen from having ideas for what I should be doing.


The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.


Jim Carrey, a comic genius, has a harder time overcoming the public's desire for him to be funny simply because he's so good at it.


It was a mixed blessing to have famous parents. It was tough to go to auditions and be bad, since I couldn't be anonymous.


There's always an element of fear that you need to work a lot until people get sick and tired of you or finally figure out that you're a fraud after all!


I enjoy the work I do in comedies. It's a valid test of your creative abilities.


My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.


I'm not an expert on the Malaysian sense of humor.


I don't have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor. I don't have a master plan in that way.


Whatever talent I had, I'm sure it helped that my parents were in the business and that I grew up around actors, comedians and directors.


Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.


Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.


I have a lot of nervous energy. Work is my best way of channelling that into something productive unless I want to wind up assaulting the postman or gardener.


Fashion is so over the top.


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