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Updated March 10, 2010
Ben Stiller is an Emmy award-winning actor, writer, director, and producer.
Ben Stiller In Greenberg
In Noah Baumbach’s comic character study Greenberg, Ben Stiller has taken a detour from his usual broad humor to explore the inner psyche of a guy who can’t help but get in his own way. Stiller was drawn to the role as something different for him. Stiller explains, “I liked that it felt that everything was motivated out of the character, not situations or trying to get a laugh.” And while Stiller is able to wring plenty of laughs out of the story, his character evokes a range of emotions, from sadness to anger. For the Stiller, the role brings together many aspects of his real life—his experience as a director, growing up in New York, making angst accessible and fun.