Zoolander is a 2001 American action-comedy film directed by Ben Stiller and starring Stiller, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. The film contains elements from a pair of short films directed by Russell Bates and written by Drake Sather and Stiller for the VH1 Fashion Awards television specials in 1996 and 1997. The short films and the film itself feature a dimwitted, narcissistic male model named Derek Zoolander, played by Stiller. The film involves Zoolander becoming the pawn of corrupt fashion executives who are plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.
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The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson, and Owen Wilson. Ostensibly based on a non-existent novel, and told with a narrative influenced by the literature of J.D. Salinger, the story follows the lives of three gifted siblings who experience great success in youth, and even greater disappointment and failure in adulthood.
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Ferrell is considered a member of the "Frat Pack", a generation of leading Hollywood comic actors who emerged in the late 1990s and the 2000s, including Jack Black, Ben Stiller, Steve Carell, Vince Vaughn, and brothers Owen and Luke Wilson. He received an Emmy Award nomination for his work on Saturday Night Live, and three Golden Globe Award nominations, for acting, in The Producers (2005) and Stranger than Fiction (2006), and for producing Vice (2018). He was also named the best comedian of 2015 in the British GQ Men of the Year awards. Ferrell received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 24, 2015.
Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times gave 3.5/4 and wrote, "The movie is, may I say, considerably better than Stiller’s previous film, Zoolander (2001). It’s the kind of summer comedy that rolls in, makes a lot of people laugh and rolls on to video." The faux trailers before the film also received mixed reviews. David Ansen of Newsweek approved of the trailers, writing "Tropic Thunder is the funniest movie of the summer—so funny, in fact, that you start laughing before the film itself has begun." Christy Lemire, writing for the Associated Press, called the trailers "... the best part of the trip."
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Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian is a 2009 American adventure fantasy comedy film written by Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, produced by Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan and Shawn Levy and directed by Levy. The film stars Ben Stiller, Amy Adams, Owen Wilson, Steve Coogan, Hank Azaria, Bill Hader, Christopher Guest, Alain Chabat, Jon Bernthal, and Robin Williams. It is the second installment in the Night at the Museum trilogy, and a sequel to the 2006 film Night at the Museum. It is also the last Night at the Museum film to feature Jake Cherry as Nick Daley, as Cherry aged out of the role.
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Besides Ben Stiller, actors Owen Wilson and Jon Stewart were considered potential candidates for the role of Ted Stroehmann. Bill Murray was considered for the role of Pat Healy, but the Farrelly brothers thought he was too old for it. Brett Favre plays himself in a cameo that was originally written-for and offered to NFL quarterback Steve Young, but he turned the role down due to the film's coarse nature and was replaced with Favre. There's Something About Mary was 1998's third highest-grossing film in North America as well as the fourth highest-grossing film of the year globally.
The year 2005 saw the release of many significant and successful films. The highest-grossing films of this year are listed below, as well as a complete list of every film released this year.
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Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film 3½ stars of four, calling it "a real movie. That means carefully written dialogue and carefully placed supporting performances — and it's about something. It could have easily been a formula film...but George Simmons learns and changes during his ordeal, and we empathize." It is the highest rating Ebert ever gave an Adam Sandler film, tied with his review for Punch-Drunk Love. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone also praised the film, writing, "Apatow scores by crafting the film equivalent of a stand-up routine that encompasses the joy, pain, anger, loneliness and aching doubt that go into making an audience laugh."
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Cruz's first film of 2016 was the American comedy, Zoolander 2, co-starring and directed by Ben Stiller. In the sequel film, Cruz portrayed a secret Interpol agent who enlists models Derek Zoolander (Stiller) and Hansel McDonald, played by Owen Wilson, to help find out who is killing the world’s most beautiful people. Specifically written for her persona, Cruz, a fan of the original 2001 film, was one of the first actors to be cast in their parts. Upon its release, the film received generally negative reviews from critics, who felt that it had "more celebrity cameos than laughs."
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This is a list of episodes for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart in 2006.
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The following tables list films released in 2013. Three popular films (Top Gun, Jurassic Park, and The Wizard of Oz) were all re-released in 3D and IMAX.
Film critic Roger Ebert said that Stewart was "on target, topical and funny," and added, "He was as relaxed, amusing and at home as Johnny Carson." Columnist Ray Richmond of The Hollywood Reporter commented, "He seemed at times nervous and self-conscious, but on the whole, Stewart delivered with just the right balance of reverence and smugness." Others media publications were more critical of the show. Television critic Rob Owen of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wrote that Stewart was more "amusing than funny". He added, "Many of his jokes fell flat with the stars in the Kodak Theatre, and his tendency to bow down before celebrities quickly grew tiresome."
Film critic Roger Ebert lauded Crystal's performance saying "As probably the most popular Oscar emcee, he astonished the audience by topping himself." Of the show itself, Ebert added that it was "an unqualified improvement" over the previous year's ceremony. Associated Press critic Frazier Moore pointed out that Crystal's performance "was nothing new or unexpected in his act", but he extolled him for stewarding "a sleek and entertaining Oscarcast." The American telecast on ABC drew in an average of 39.46 million people over its length, which was a 4% increase from the previous year's ceremony. An estimated 76.56 million total viewers watched all or part of the awards.
Timeline of movies for Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell. Timeline of movies for Will Ferrel and Ben Stiller.
Ben Stiller as Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello as Kitty. Elizabeth Hurley as Sandra Stahl. Owen Wilson as Nicky. Lourdes Benedicto as Vola. Janeane Garofalo as Jana Farmer. Fred Willard as Craig Ziffer. Connie Nielsen as Dagmar. Liz Torres as Dita. Peter Greene as Gus. Cheryl Ladd as Pamela Verlaine. Sandra Oh as Friend. Jerry Stahl as Dr. Murphy. Andy Dick as 'Damian', A Talk Show Guest (Uncredited Role).
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Roger Ebert awarded it 3/4. Ben Stiller earned a Golden Raspberry Award nomination for Worst Actor, while Carmen Electra earned a nomination for Worst Supporting Actress. In the film's opening weekend, it grossed $28,103,367 in 3,185 theaters. Starsky & Hutch has had gross receipts of $88,237,754 in the U.S. and Canada and $82,030,996 in international markets for a total of $170,268,750 worldwide. Ben Stiller as Detective David Starsky. Owen Wilson as Detective Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson. Vince Vaughn as Reese Feldman, a well-known Jewish drug kingpin who's smuggling cocaine into the US. Snoop Dogg as Huggy Bear Brown. Jason Bateman as Kevin Jutsum. Fred Williamson as Captain Doby.
Meet the Parents: Little Fockers
Ben Stiller as Gaylord "Greg" Focker. Teri Polo as Pam Focker. Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley. Blythe Danner as Dina Byrnes. Jessica Alba as Andrea "Andi" Garcia. Dustin Hoffman as Bernard "Bernie" Focker. Barbra Streisand as Rozalin "Roz" Focker. Harvey Keitel as Randall "Randy" Weir. Olga Fonda as Svetlana. Laura Dern as Prudence Simmons. Thomas McCarthy as Dr. Robert "Bob" Banks. Kevin Hart as Nurse Louis. Daisy Tahan as Samantha "Sam" Focker. Colin Baiocchi as Henry Focker. John DiMaggio as EMT. Jordan Peele as EMT. Yul Vazquez as Junior. Nick Kroll as Young Doctor. Rob Huebel as Sleazy Doctor.
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Director Shawn Levy credited Ben Stiller for the ensemble cast: "When actors hear that Ben Stiller is in a movie they want to work with him. It['s] a high-water mark and it absolutely draws actors in and I'm convinced that's a big part of why we got this cast." Alan Silvestri replaced John Ottman as score composer. Silvestri's score was used for the teaser trailer of Horton Hears a Who! Varèse Sarabande released a soundtrack album of the score on December 19, 2006.
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Ben Stiller as Gaylord "Greg" Focker. Dustin Hoffman as Bernard "Bernie" Focker. Barbra Streisand as Rozalin "Roz" Focker. Teri Polo as Pam Byrnes-Focker. Blythe Danner as Dina Byrnes. Spencer and Bradley Pickren as "Little" Jack Banks. Alanna Ubach as Isabel Villalobos. Ray Santiago as Jorge Villalobos. Tim Blake Nelson as Officer Vern LeFlore. Shelley Berman as Judge Ira. Owen Wilson as Kevin Rawley.
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In 2004, Vaughn appeared alongside Ben Stiller in the hit films Starsky & Hutch and Dodgeball. After this series of roles, Vaughn was dubbed one of the Hollywood "Frat Pack", a group of actors who frequently co-star in film comedies. He subsequently appeared in 2005's Thumbsucker, Be Cool, and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Also in 2005, Vaughn starred alongside Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers, which grossed over $200 million at the United States box office. In 2006, Vaughn starred with Jennifer Aniston in the comedy-drama The Break-Up. In 2007, Vaughn starred in the Christmas comedy Fred Claus, as a sarcastic, wild-at-heart older brother of Santa Claus (Paul Giamatti).