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Dodgeball

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

“No one makes me bleed my own blood.” That’t just one of the many quotable lines Stiller had in 2004’s ‘Dodgeball’. As White Goodman, former fatty-turned-fitness wacko, Stiller delivered one of his best comedic roles. More »


‘Happy Gilmore’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

Adam Sandler gave Stiller one of his first big-screen breaks in 1996’s ‘Happy Gilmore’. And Stiller comes very close to stealing the movie as nursing home orderly Hal. His best scene? When Happy’s grandma asks if she can trouble him for a warm glass of milk, he responds: “You can trouble me for a gla… More »


‘Madagascar’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

Many doubted if Stiller’s wit could segue well into the world of animated kids movies. 2005’s ‘Madagascar’, and its two subsequent sequels, quickly silenced any naysayers. More »


‘Meet the Parents’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

Say what you will about sequels ‘Meet the Fockers’ and (ahem) ‘Little Fockers’, but 2000’s ‘Meet the Parents’ has legitimately funny set pieces that established Stiller as the comedic leading man he is today. More »


‘Reality Bites’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

As a first-time feature film director, Stiller used 1994’s ‘Reality Bites’ to capture how Gen X-ers pushing thirty tried to make sense of living in the 1990s. The wardrobe choices may feel dated now, but Stiller’s storytelling sensibilities do not. More »


‘Zoolander’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

If the words ‘Blue Steel’ don’t make you laugh, then you’re some kind of wrong person. If you haven’t seen this 2001 comedy co-written, directed by and starring Stiller as an IQ-challenged super model, then fix that. Right now. More »


‘There’s Something About Mary’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

1998’s ‘There’s Something About Mary’ elevated Stiller from minor player in someone else’s comedy to leading man in his own. We’re still laughing at the hair gel and “franks and beans!” bits. More »


‘Tropic Thunder’

By: Barbara DeFranco / November 27, 2012

Stiller’s first really “hard-R” comedy since “Mary”, ‘Tropic Thunder’ found Stiller back in the director’s seat as well, making one of 2008’s biggest hits. (And scoring an Oscar-nomination for co-star Robert Downey, Jr. in the process.)… More »