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Ben Stiller: From Slapstick to Satire

Posted January 22, 2010 to photo album "Ben Stiller: From Slapstick to Satire"

For Ben Stiller, Greenberg is only the last in a parade of remarkable characters. Click through his slide show.

Slide 1: Introduction
Slide 2: Reality Bites (1994)
Slide 3: Flirting with Disaster (1996)
Slide 4: There's Something about Mary (1998)
Slide 5: Permanent Midnight (1998)
Slide 6: Mystery Men (1999)
Slide 7: Meet the Parents (2000)
Slide 8: Zoolander (2001)
Slide 9: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story  (2004)
Slide 10: Tropic Thunder (2008)
Slide 1: Introduction

Slide 1: Introduction

In Greenberg, Ben Stiller plays a character that may surprise people. While the film is a comedy, Stiller is neither zany, nor silly, nor slapstick, nor satirical. He is a lost soul who has moved to Los Angeles to find himself in a comedy of very human proportions. As an introduction to his performance, we wanted to review the unique ways that Stiller has used his different persona to create original comic characters.