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Ben Stiller, American Comedian ( November 30, 1965 - )

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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!~Ben Stiller


Work Fear People

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.~Ben Stiller


Parents Great Cool

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


Work Creative Enjoy

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


People Think I Can

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.~Ben Stiller


Funny Time Good

Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.~Ben Stiller


My Own Own More

There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.~Ben Stiller


You Saying Old

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.~Ben Stiller


Work Best Wind

I just watched Paul Michael Glaser. He was the reason I wanted to do the movie because as a kid I was such a big fan of his. I watched all the episodes and tried to get a feeling for what he was doing.~Ben Stiller


Doing Feeling Reason

The cliches are that it's the most generic Starsky and Hutch plot you can find.~Ben Stiller


You Find Most

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


Humor Sense Of Humor Sense

My own parents were touchy-feely.~Ben Stiller


Parents My Own Own

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


Doing Ideas Should

Fashion is so over the top.~Ben Stiller


Fashion Top Over

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


Comedy Drama Compared

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


Plan Desire Seriously

I don't think know if anything's going to translate anywhere. You're making a movie, you hope it's going to be funny, you can't think about how it's going to go over.~Ben Stiller


Funny Hope You

I don't think the public is dying to see me necessarily be funny all the time.~Ben Stiller


Funny Time Me

I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.~Ben Stiller


Doing Career Movies

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.~Ben Stiller


Love Funny Sad

I think most politicians could take a dodgeball in the face.~Ben Stiller


Think Face Most

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.~Ben Stiller


Good People Expectations

I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.~Ben Stiller


Willing Endure Always

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.~Ben Stiller


Work Good Appreciation

If you look at my eyes when I'm dancing, you'll see that glazed look.~Ben Stiller


Eyes Look You

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.~Ben Stiller


Parents Blessing Famous