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Ben Stiller Shares Heartfelt Tribute to Jerry Stiller on Anniversary of His Death

A year ago today came the tragic news that comedian Jerry Stiller, best known to some fans for playing Frank Costanza, father of George Costanza on Seinfeld, and for being the father of comedian Ben Stiller in reality, had passed away. To mark the occasion of one year since his father's passing, Ben took to social media to share a throwback photo of his father, writing the simple message: "💓you Dad." Jerry Stiller was 92 at the time of his passing. When announcing his dad's death last year, Ben wrote: "I'm sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad."
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Ben Stiller Shared A Sweet Throwback And Tribute To His Dad Jerry On The Anniversary Of His Death

The death of a loved one may mean that person is no longer here to create new memories with, but the memories you had with that person when they were alive will carry on. When a celebrity passes away, those who knew that person as a fan, friend or family member will continue to honor their memory. Ben Stiller made sure to do that for his father, Jerry Stiller, by sharing a throwback photo of him on the anniversary of his death.
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Ben Stiller once bombed an audition for hit movie set in Alabama

Ben Stiller nearly found himself apart of Alabama film lore, but it wasn’t meant to be, at least after his final audition for a future Oscar-winning film set in the state. Stiller appeared on recently retired NBA player JJ Redick’s podcast “The Old Man and the Three” to promote his Apple TV+ show “Severance” and discuss his love for the NBA.

Ben Stiller tells Kevin Hart he'd 'love to find a comedy' to make his return to acting

Have you missed seeing Ben Stiller on screen? So has Ben Stiller. The multihyphenate actor has mostly stayed behind the camera in recent years, working as a producer and director on such projects as Showtime's Escape at Dannemora and Apple's recent hit Severance. But that doesn't mean he's done with acting: On Wednesday's episode of Kevin Hart's SiriusXM show Comedy Gold Minds, Stiller told his fellow comedian that he would "love to figure out" a project that would let him act again.

Ben Stiller: Apple was patient in allowing Severance creator Dan Erickson the freedom to learn on the job

Severance famously came from a writing sample that Erickson sent around that he wrote while working at a boring desk job. "I mean, basically this is the first thing Dan Erickson’s had produced," says Stiller, who acquired the script for his Red Hour production company. "So, he was thrown into a traditional situation of running a writers’ room. For me, I don’t come out of that world, believe it or not. Like the writers’ room thing for me has never been something I’ve had a lot of experience with. I haven’t particularly ever really loved that process. I get what it is and it’s necessary when you have to create a lot of scripts. But Dan hadn’t run a writer’s room before. And so what Dan and I decided to do, after looking at a number of his scripts, was to go back to the drawing board. We had Dan basically rewrite almost all the scripts of the first season, and work with the writers, who are all really confident writers, but making sure that his voice was in them. That was something we all agreed on. All those writers contributed a lot and are actually coming back for a second season, but it was very important for Dan’s voice to be the main voice in there. I felt like the show needed to kind of go in its own direction, it wasn’t anything from Apple at all. And they have always had very smart notes, and they’re very sharp, but at the end of the day, this comes down to, basically, subjective choice in which way you want to go. And there was a freedom there. For whatever reason, there was the freedom that they gave us to explore that."
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Night At The Museum: 10 Fun Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Ben Stiller Movie

It has been more than 15 years since Ben Stiller and Shawn Levy introduced audiences to the exhibits that magically come to life at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History in the hilarious and star-studded Night at the Museum. The highly successful film would go on to become a popular film franchise that has an uncertain future.