Ben Stiller is named next American Cinematheque Award recipient
Here at The Juice*, we absolutely adore Ben Stiller, so here's a shot of good news for the day. Stiller will receive the 26th American Cinematheque Award, an annual award to honor an actor "who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a signifigant contribution to the art of motion picture," on Nov. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the Hollywood Reporter reports.
"Ben Stiller is a comedy icon whose wide-ranging talents include acting, directing, writing and producing," said Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita. "He entertains us in front of the camera with unforgettable performances in groundbreaking comedies such as There's Something about Mary and franchises like Meet the Parents and A Night at the Museum. As a director/actor/writer/producer, he gave us the outrageously funny Tropic Thunder and we can look forward to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty next year. His active production company makes movies that span the genres. To sum it up, Ben Stiller is already a renaissance man of comedy and he's going to be sharing his talents with us for many years to come." We're shocked his latest movie, The Watch, didn't completely destroy his chances of winning this. We can barely sit through the trailer without grimacing.
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