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Ben Stiller: A Viewer’s Guide
The highs and lows of The Watch star’s career to date

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Ben Stiller: A Viewer’s Guide |

ESSENTIAL VIEWING: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

With a cast sporting some of the greatest American thesps of recent decades, Wes Anderson’s tale of urban bohemia must have felt like a bearpit for anyone not on their game. Stiller is, however, and he’s perfectly cast as Chas, the financial whizz in the Tenenbaum clan. He’s an angry, jittery presence in the family, constantly at loggerheads with his pathological pa, Royal (Gene Hackman), and overprotective of his two sons. Not so overprotective, mind you, that he doesn’t name one of Uzi and clothe them in matching Adidas tracksuits that make them look like they’re being educated by Run-DMC.

 

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Not a fan really... Good Reality Bites The Cable Guy Zoolander Dodgeball Average There’s Something About Mary Meet the Parents Anchorman Poor Mystery Men The Royal Tenenbaums Meet the Fockers Starsky & Hutch Along Came Polly Night at the Museum 1 and 2 Little Fockers Tower Heist More

Posted by The Moog on Tuesday August 28, 2012, 15:46

2 Tropic Thunder
Not a Stiller fan at all, I generally avoid his films because, he's just not my cup of tea. But, saying that, i LOVE Tropic Thunder with a passion! One of the funniest films ever! Credit where credit is due to the man! I would say it is ESSENTIAL viewing! More

Posted by Rouski on Tuesday August 28, 2012, 12:49

3 Tropic Thunder Essential
I am going to have to respectfully disagree and say Tropic Thunder is essential viewing. More

Posted by zios87 on Saturday August 25, 2012, 15:20

4 White Goodman?
Where is the genius too that is Dodgeball? More

Posted by moviemandan77 on Saturday August 25, 2012, 08:35

5 I like him!
He's got some sort of likeability factor and even though Greenberg was quite a pill to swallow I still liked the film because there are people like that and he made him feel sincere. But yeah! Theres Something About Mary was his biggest for me, an introduction and solid proof that all the zaniness he can still pull off the Straight Man quite well, stupidly well actually More

Posted by kisswithatear on Friday August 24, 2012, 20:32

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Why isn't There's Something About Mary included ???? More

Posted by BurtonWildheart on Friday August 24, 2012, 19:05


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