Ben Stiller quotes

Born
November 30, 1965, New York City, U.S.

Occupation
Actor.

Ben Stiller is an American actor. Throughout his career he has written, starred in, directed or produced more than fifty films including Zoolander(2001), The Cable Guy (1996), There’s Something About Mary (1998).

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

Zoolander was more of my own sensibility.
– 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

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

Fashion is so over the top.
– 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

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

My own parents were touchy-feely.
– 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

I enjoy the work I do in comedies. It’s a valid test of your creative abilities.
– Ben Stiller

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

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

Maybe forced retirement isn’t necessary after all.
– 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

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