Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness is the essence of beauty.

— Ben Stiller

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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.

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People like to define you through what they've seen you do.

There are aspects of my personality, I guess, that come through on-screen, but I don't sit around thinking, 'I've been a bumbling suitor all my life.'

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Fashion is so over the top.

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

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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.

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I'm just not a naturally cheery person.

I'm naturally moody. I know that from people who spend a lot of time with me. People who spend a lot of time with me may not wish to spend a lot more time with me.

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

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I'm pretty sure there's a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.

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Nobody makes me bleed my own blood - nobody!

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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.

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God was showing off when he made you.

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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.

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About Ben Stiller

Quotes 79 sayings
Profession Actor
Birthday November 30, 1965

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.

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

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I don't have a burning desire to be taken seriously as an actor.

I don't have a master plan in that way.

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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!

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When I didn't have a family, I was much more of a workaholic.

I still like to work, but I also want to be home with them. As you get older, you realize you need balance. If it's not fun, what's the point?

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It's important that we came here, just to touch base here in this great country.

.. When I was about 16 I came with my dad for a couple of weeks and had a great time and I've wanted to come back, it's been way too long. So, I'm very happy to be here and I want to come back longer with the rest of my family.

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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.

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

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

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I don't think it's ever easy to be funny.

I find it easy to amuse myself with a certain sort of cynical dark humor that tends toward the meaner side, like my character in Happy Gilmore. Those kinds of characters come easily to me.

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I don't need a compass to tell me which way the wind shines !

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I was a bad student. I liked archaeology actually, I was interested in maybe becoming an archaeologist but I was such a bad student and had such bad grades that I wasn't going to get into any really good college so I fell back on acting.

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I think this whole celebrity world is weird anyway.

Weird and funny and kind of pathetic and yet so right for parody.

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I have not been an easygoing guy. I think it's called bipolar manic depression. I've got a rich history of that in my family.

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As a kid I had dreams about being successful, thinking it would be cool.

Then, when I was in my 20s, I really thought I had it much more figured out than I do now.

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

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

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I love history. I'm very interested by it and I think it's great to have a movie that brings it alive in a way. It's sort of that romanticized version of it.

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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.

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Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.

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Well, this movie I've been working on for a while.

I had the idea for the movie like twenty years ago when I was doing 'Empire of the Sun' in 1987 because at that time that's when all these Vietnam movies were being made and my friends and I were going on auditions for these Vietnam movies and my friends were getting them and going away to fake boot camps.

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It's weird that people expect me to be funny.

I find it a real burden when I'm expected to be humorous on talk shows.

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There's a sense here in L.A. that everybody's aware of everybody all the time. It's funny but we choose it. People who are here want to be here, including me.

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It's great to work with the people who make you laugh and who are funnier than I am.

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Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.

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Very quickly after meeting Dustin, the whole image I had of him was shattered.

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Words can only hurt you if you try to read them. Don't play their game!

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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.

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

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It's what I wanted to do with my life.

Not necessarily just direct Jim Carrey movies, but to direct and act and write and create and along the way discover what it is that I'm about.

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I recently watched that Lucie Arnaz-produced documentary [Lucy and Desi: A Home Movie, 1992] about her parents [Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz], and I saw so much of my own childhood there.

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

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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.

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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.

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I wanted to be funny for people who didn't care about fashion at all, to just to kind of exist as a silly character.

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I actually started working on Madagascar before my daughter was born.

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I studied Tom Cruise running in all the Mission Impossibles.

I think he's one of the best screen runners.

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