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25 Ben Stiller Quotes About Acting, Work & Life

Dan Western



25 Ben Stiller Quotes About Acting, Work & Life

Ben Stiller is one of the highest paid actors in the world;

Here are some of Ben Stiller’s most popular movies of all time:

  • Zoolander
  • Dodgeball
  • Tropic Thunder
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
  • Meet the Fockers
  • Night At the Museum

This is a collection we’ve put together of the best Ben Stiller quotes:


25 Ben Stiller Quotes

1. “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

2. “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

3. “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.” – Ben Stiller

4. “Maybe forced retirement isn’t necessary after all.” – Ben Stiller

5. “The failure of The Cable Guy impacted my career. I had to start writing and acting again.” – Ben Stiller

6. “I don’t think know if anything’s going to translate anywhere. You’re making a movie, you hope it’s going to be funny, you can’t think about how it’s going to go over.” – Ben Stiller

7. “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

8. “I’m always willing to endure humiliation on behalf of my characters.” – Ben Stiller

9. “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.” – Ben Stiller


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10. “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


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11. “I don’t think the public is dying to see me necessarily be funny all the time.” – Ben Stiller

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

13. “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

14. “New Year’s, Great, Cool 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

15. “Very quickly after meeting Dustin, the whole image I had of him was shattered.” – Ben Stiller

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

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

18. “If you look at my eyes when I’m dancing, you’ll see that glazed look.” – Ben Stiller

19. “Sometimes I wondered whether I hadn’t let my career get confined to one direction, but lately I’ve decided to accept the fact that I have this opportunity to be successful doing comedies.” – Ben Stiller


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20. “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


21. “I grew up wanting to make movies, and along the way I suddenly found that I had a career doing comedy.” – Ben Stiller

22. “I don’t devalue comedy as compared to drama. Not one bit.” – Ben Stiller

23. “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

24. “The cliches are that it’s the most generic Starsky and Hutch plot you can find.” – Ben Stiller

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25. “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



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Dan Western is the founder of Wealthy Gorilla. Dan has been running Wealthy Gorilla and studying self-development, personal finance and investment for the last 7 years, whilst traveling the world and being able to call Bali, Indonesia, his HQ. To this day, Wealthy Gorilla has become one of the fastest growing self-development sites in the world; with over 160 million views worldwide, and more than 200,000 followers on social media. Dan's mission is simply, to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; "Because of you, I never gave up."