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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Ben Stiller on movies, tv-shows, character, funny, capitalism, comedy, drama, love, think, comedies, fashion, ideas, and career.

34 Top Ben Stiller Quotes That Will Make You Live And Laugh Like No One’s Watching

Quick Facts

Born On
30 November 1965 AD

Born In
New York City

Age
52

Ben Stiller is a distinguished American filmmaker, actor, and comedian. He started his acting career with a play. Thereafter, he wrote a number of mockumentaries. He was offered a show titled, ‘The Ben Stiller Show,’ which was hosted and produced by him and it ran for thirteen episodes. He then began acting in movies. ‘Reality Bites’ marked his directorial debut. In his career, he has produced, directed, starred and written more than fifty movies including, ‘There’s Something About Mary,’ ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,’ ‘Tropic Thunder,’ ‘Zoolander,’ ‘The Madagascar series,’ ‘Meet the Parent trilogy,’ etc. We have amassed some notable thoughts and quotes by Ben Stiller that will surely make your day. Have a look at some famous quotes and sayings by Ben Stiller.

You have trouble living in the present, so you linger on the past because you feel like you never really lived it

- Greenberg, Ben Stiller

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

Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.

- Ben Stiller

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.

- Ben Stiller

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.

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn't let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I've decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies.

- Ben Stiller

Paul is Starsky, and I met him before shooting. He was very kind and encouraged us to go with what we wanted to do. It was very sweet to see them back with the car after 25 years.

- Ben Stiller

My own parents were touchy-feely.

- Ben Stiller

Maybe forced retirement isn't necessary after all.

- Ben Stiller

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

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

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

- Ben Stiller

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

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

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

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

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

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

Fashion is so over the top.

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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

- Ben Stiller

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