(biography, photo, video) Benjamin (Ben) Edward Stiller
Ben Stiller: biography
Benjamin (Ben) Edward Stiller was born in new York in November 1965. His parents are famous comedians Jerry Stiller and Anne Mira. At the time of appearance of Benjamin in the family had already grown up 4-year-old daughter Amy.
Children grow up in a creative atmosphere and often watched the work of parents on the set. Not surprisingly, Ben and Amy chose the profession of actors.
After leaving school in 1983, Ben Stiller became a student at the University of California, by choosing the branch of cinema. But after 9 months he returned to his native new York, where he began to attend acting classes.
Biography of Ben Stiller started on the stage. 20-year-old Benjamin attracted the attention of theatre critics after he played in the play by John Guar called «the House of blue leaves.»
In the film Stiller made his debut in the 10-minute parody of Martin Scorsese’s tape «the Color of money». The short film was released in 1985 and is notable because its Director was Ben Stiller. This work and several short films Stiller purchased the American channel NBC. Benjamin, not only took the tape, but played in them, said the Director.
Star debut of the actor on the big screen took place in 1987 in the film legendary Steven Spielberg called «Empire of the sun». Storyline the film tells about the plight of a British boy who lived in a respectable area of Shanghai, and came with his parents in the internment camp. The picture has won many awards, and its cast received huge popularity.
In 1989, in the biography of Ben Stiller began a new round: after several appearances in the popular show «Saturday night live» he got the offer to become a leading Comedy program on MTV called «the Show Ben Stiller». The actor takes in assistants to the two comedians – actors Janine Garofalo and Andy dick – and in the course of the year amused the audience brilliant performances and repertory company.
In 1994, Ben Stiller continues to work as Director and actor at the same time. He puts a wonderful Comedy called «Reality bites». The shooting took place in Austin and Houston and was completed in just 42 days. In the storyline of the film is about four friends (one of whom was played by Stiller himself) who went to school together, and after the graduation are faced with previously unknown challenges of real life. Ben Stiller was able to show these difficulties under Comedy corner. Tape though and did not get awards, but the audience liked it. Star cast of Comedy made it a great success, and for Stiller, it was a successful debut as Director of a feature film.
In 1996, Benjamin Stiller continued directing the practice, removing the picture «the cable Guy». It’s a black Comedy and a drama simultaneously, where the main character played by Jim Carrey. The Director himself appears here a little.
Following the star role went to Ben Stiller in the film «Something about Mary», which he considers one of his best works. It is a romantic Comedy of the Farrelly brothers, which tells the story of the protagonist Ted, who decided 13 years after breaking up with a girl to find her. Another title is «All without mind from Mary».
The role of Ted made Ben Stiller on the crest of fame. Comedy tapes, which are played by the artist, will immediately become the most grossing projects that are shot in Hollywood. Among these films are the brightest – «meet the Fockers», «Zoolander» and «along came Polly». But despite the fact that all of these projects brought the creators of the huge fees, Stiller for participation in them was nominated for «Golden raspberry».
In 2008 on the screens out the new Comedy, which again was made by Stiller. This is a parody of many popular Hollywood films about the war. Here Ben not only appeared himself, but for the first time acted as a screenwriter. In this project, Stiller has assembled a stellar lineup of artists. Comedy was a huge success and received many awards, including a nomination for an Oscar, BAFTA, Golden globe and screen actors Guild award nomination the United States.
One of the best works of Ben Stiller in recent years – the painting «the secret life of Walter Mitty». Here Hollywood comedian was not only the Director but also the lead actor. The film was shown at the end of 2013 and was in the top ten best films of the year by the National Board of review USA.
For years Ben Stiller is actively involved in charity work. He «lit up» and as a politician: Stiller is a member of the democratic party.
Personal life of Ben Stiller – it is several novels, each of which were covered by journalists. At different times your favorite comedian was the Genie of Tripplehorn, Janeane Garofalo, Calista Flockhart and Amanda Peet.
In the spring of 2000, Benjamin married. His wife, actress Christine Taylor, with whom he played in the films «Zoolander» and «Dodgeball». The couple resides in Hollywood hills and has two children: daughter Olivia, born in April 2002 and Quinly son that was born in the summer of 2005.
Best friend of actor and Director is actor Owen Wilson, with whom Benjamin has starred in 8 scenes.
- There’s something about Mary
- Meet the parents
- Meet the Fockers
- Along came Polly
- Night at the Museum
- Reality bites
- The cable guy
- While we’re young
- The secret life of Walter Mitty