Ben Stiller Quotes

Ben Stiller Quotes: 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.
Author: Ben Stiller
I don't devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit.
Author: Ben Stiller
I would like to do more dramas when I find a good role that will allow me to politely upset people's expectations of me as a comic actor.
Author: Ben Stiller
There's an old saying in Hollywood: It's not the length of your film, it's how you use it.
Author: Ben Stiller
Well, this movie I've been working on for a while. I had the idea for the movie like twenty years ago when I was doing 'Empire of the Sun' in 1987 because at that time that's when all these Vietnam movies were being made and my friends and I were going on auditions for these Vietnam movies and my friends were getting them and going away to fake boot camps.
Author: Ben Stiller
My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.
Author: 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.
Author: Ben Stiller
I was a bad student. I liked archaeology actually, I was interested in maybe becoming an archaeologist but I was such a bad student and had such bad grades that I wasn't going to get into any really good college so I fell back on acting.
Author: Ben Stiller
When I didn't have a family, I was much more of a workaholic ... I still like to work, but I also want to be home with them. As you get older, you realize you need balance. If it's not fun, what's the point?
Author: Ben Stiller
It's important that we came here, just to touch base here in this great country... When I was about 16 I came with my dad for a couple of weeks and had a great time and I've wanted to come back, it's been way too long. So, I'm very happy to be here and I want to come back longer with the rest of my family.
Author: Ben Stiller
I think people will be curious to see what I can do as a dramatic actor.
Author: Ben Stiller
I was staying on [writer/director/actor] Eric Schaeffer's couch in New York, and he said,
Author: Ben Stiller
The big-name stars . . . are always going to be playing what they've played before if they want to remain so-called A-list stars. That's why someone like Johnny Depp is doing more interesting roles not caring about the size of the movie.
Author: Ben Stiller
When you're doing a comedy and you want to somehow satirise people who are taking themselves seriously, I think the most serious genre is the thing you're going to get the most out of. If you're trying to satirise a comedy, it's hard to do that - it doesn't really work as well. But I love the war movie genre and I'm a fan of all those movies that are part of what this movie is.
Author: Ben Stiller
I don't think it's ever easy to be funny. I find it easy to amuse myself with a certain sort of cynical dark humor that tends toward the meaner side, like my character in Happy Gilmore. Those kinds of characters come easily to me.
Author: Ben Stiller
I'm always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.
Author: Ben Stiller