With the release of Zoolander 2, Ben Stiller is right in the news again. How well do you know the New Yorker who doesn’t have to look far for a showbiz connection? After all,his mother Anne Meara was an actress while his father Jerry is an actor comedian, and he’s acted alongside his wife Christine Taylor several times. Do you have a favourite film of his? Does his involvement in a film, either in front of the screen or behind it, make you more likely to see them?
With de Niro’s 72nd birthday yesterday, I did a celebratory reblog of one of my first ever features. But one post was never going to be enough for such a film icon, so I’ve added an extra-sized quiz in tribute. To make it slightly trickier, I’ve decided not to include the two films he won an Oscar for to make space for some of his lesser-known films. Where do you rate him among the modern day acting greats? Do you have a favourite performance of his?