Category Archives: Ben Stiller

Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg – Featurette

Focus Features [Universal Pictures] release a behind-the-scene-slash-featurette of director Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg – which has star Ben Stiller and Rhys Ifans praising their film and luck-of-the-draw opportunity to work on strong characters. Check out the vid below –

In Greenberg, Ben Stiller’s titular character is at a crossroads in his life. Out of a job and none too interested in finding one, he agrees to housesit for his younger and more successful brother, thereby getting a free place to stay in Los Angeles. Once settled in, Greenberg sets out to reconnect with his old friend and former bandmate Rhys Ifans‘s Ivan. But times have changed, and old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends, so Greenberg finds himself spending more and more time instead with his brother’s personal assistant Greta Gerwig‘s Florence – an aspiring singer and herself something of a lost soul. As their relationship develops through a series of embarrassingly awkward romantic encounters, even someone as irascible as Greenberg might have at last found a reason to be happy.

Greenberg hits Los Angeles and New York theaters on Friday, March 19 and other cities on Friday, March 26.

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Ben Stiller @ Greenberg – Trailer

I’ve seen all of director Noah Baumbach films and even though on the surface, Baumbach’s whitewash film characters appears unrelatable ’cause of their rich white-people problem. Nevertheless, I do end up enjoying his films. Anyhoo, Ben Stiller and underrated actress – Jennifer Jason Leigh – star in his latest effort – Greenberg – and the trailer is here for your consumption.

Ben Stiller’s Greenberg is at a crossroads in his life. Out of a job and none too interested in finding one, he agrees to housesit for his younger and more successful brother, thereby getting a free place to stay in Los Angeles. Once settled in, Greenberg sets out to reconnect with his old friend and former bandmate Ivan — [Rhys Ifans]. But times have changed, and old friends aren’t necessarily still best friends, so Greenberg finds himself spending more and more time instead with his brother’s personal assistant Florence – [Greta Gerwig] – an aspiring singer and herself something of a lost soul. As their relationship develops through a series of embarrassingly awkward romantic encounters, even someone as irascible as Greenberg might have at last found a reason to be happy.

Greenberg with psychostimulant-medication-in-tow rolls into New York & Los Angeles theaters on Friday, March 19 and goes wide-release in other cities on Friday, March 26.

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Ben Stiller Goes Online – Funny Video

Ben Stiller and his Red Hour Films company go online – joining facebook and twitter – and delivers a funny video, introducing his avatar family. Check out the LOL video below –

Benjamin Edward Stiller is repped by Nick Stevens and Sharon Sheinwold @ WME Entertainment, publicist Liz Mahoney @ I/D Public Relations and managers Bruce Ramer and Lawrence Rose @ Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown. You can stalk Stiller @ http://www.facebook.com/benstiller and http://www.twitter.com/redhourben.

Jack Black Humps Blender

Jack Black graces the cover and pages of Blender, to sell director Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder. Black stays in character-esque mood and motif for the cover shoot. Tropic Thunder rolls into theaters on August 15.

On being an American badass: In ninth grade, I did acid and cocaine. I wanted desperately to be an American badass. There’s something so romantic, when you’re a kid, about being a criminal. You want to belong to the tough-guy club. Running from the cops. Hiding in the bushes. Making schemes and plans to get it over on the Man.

On the effects of trying drugs: I don’t think so, but I had a lot of fun when I did the acid, ¬≠laughing harder than I ever had, seeing the absurdity in life in a way that I’d never really considered. I was whole for the first time ever, like, The whole universe makes sense. But then later that night I couldn’t go to bed, and I wanted it to be over. It wasn’t funny anymore, the universe no longer made sense, and I was stuck in this prison in my brain for, like, six hours. I only had, like, one hour of absolute bliss. So the pain outweighed the glory, and I never wanted to do it since. Maybe the experimentation prevented later abuse, because I did not party nearly as hard as the other kids in high school and college.

Synopsis of Tropic Thunder: Everything goes wrong during the making of a big budget war movie and the actors end up becoming the commandos they are playing.

To read the full article and watch the photo shoot video, visit Blender.

Black is repped by Sharon Sheinwold @ Endeavor, and attorney Warren Dern @ Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.

Matthew McConaughey’s Surfer, Dude

Matthew McConaughey has a cameo in Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder which hits your local cineplex on August 15, and then his Sufer, Dude film rolls out late summer. Sufer, Dude is about a soulful surfer with an existential crisis.


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Surfer, Dude is produced by Mark Gustawes, Gus Gustawes and McConaughey’s j.k. livin Productions company.

McConaughey is repped by Bryan Lourd @ Creative Artists Agency (CAA).

Cameron Crowe’s Shockproof Sydney Skate

Filmmaker Cameron Crowe won’t be replacing deceased director Sydney Pollack on Shockprooof Sydney Skate – based on Marijane Meaker’s novel – as previously thought, instead Crowe will direct Ben Stiller and Reese Whitherspoon in a romatic comedy for Amy Pascal at Columbia Pictures.


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Synopsis of Shockproof Sydney Skate: In the summer before his first year of college, a young man falls in love with a female model, but unfortunatly his ad exec mother is smitten with her, too.

Logline: A teenager and his lesbian mother fall in love with a 20 year old girl and both start sleeping with her.

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa – Preview

Feast your eyes on preview pix from Madagascar – Escape 2 Africa – the sequel to 2005’s Madagascar. The sequel continues the adventures of Alex the Lion (Ben Stiller) and his best friends Marty the Zebra (Chris Rock), Melman the Giraffe (David Schwimmer) and Gloria the Hippo (Jada Pinkett-Smith).


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Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa aka (Madagascar: The Crate Escape) hits theater nationwide on Friday, November 7th of 2008.

Tropic Thunder – Rated R Trailer (NSFW)

We got our hands on an explicit trailer for Ben Stiller’s new comedy called Tropic Thunder. The trailer is funny and isn’t safe for work environment.

Synopsis of Tropic Thunder: Everything goes wrong during the making of a big budget war movie and the actors end up becoming the commandos they are playing.

Tropic Thunder hits theaters nationwide in the summer on August 15th.