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    Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' Joins Oscar Race as NYFF Centerpiece Gala (TRAILER)

    As soon as I saw the impressive footage from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" at CinemaCon, I knew Ben Stiller's ambitious cinematic retelling of the classic James Thurber short story was a potential Oscar Contender. And the New York Film Festival likes it enough to accord it the prestige Centerpie...

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    New York Film Festival Names 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty' As Their Centerpiece Selection

    It looks like Fox is treating the New York Film Festival as a lucky charm, and why not? Last year, the festival provided the world premiere for Ang Lee's "Life Of Pi," which went on to earn 11 Oscar nominations, resulting in 4 wins including Best Director. And clearly, the studio has high hopes for ...

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    Watch: Ben Stiller Imagines a Better World (And an Oscar?) for 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    Ben Stiller may be known mainly as a funnyman to mainstream audiences, but the indie film crowd knows the "Zoolander" star is a perfectly capable thespian in any genre. Stiller's most notable portrayals of layered, dramatic characters are as Michael Grates in "Reality Bites," the grieving widower Ch...

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    Timor Bekmambetov Out, Ben Stiller Circling Director's Chair For 'The Current War'

    Perhaps the biggest surprise and news story of the day was the arrival of the trailer for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty." The film, which Stiller both stars in and directs, was unveiled as something much more than your everyday remake, promising something that could possibly be the ...

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    WATCH: First Trailer for Ben Stiller's Oscar Hopeful 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty'

    The first trailer for Ben Stiller's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," in which he also stars, has landed. In the whimsical teaser, we see Stiller's Life Magazine journalist Mitty leading an alternate fantasy life of mountain scaling, building jumping and helicopter riding. Sean Penn, Kristen Wiig (...

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    Watch: Ben Stiller Takes The Red One In Surprising Trailer For 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    When word came down that Ben Stiller was remaking Danny Kaye's 1947 musical fantasy "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," we figured the story — in which a man escapes into his daydreams — was a setup for another "Night At The Museum"-esque jaunt. But, we certainly weren't expecting this...

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    New Images From Ben Stiller's 'The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty'

    We're just a few years shy of the 70th anniversary of Danny Kaye's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," and while some might deem it sacrilege to even attempt to remake the classic fantasy, some would argue the story is due for a contemporary makeover. And of those people would be Ben Stiller, who dir...

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    Seth Meyers, Mike Myers and Ben Stiller Talk 'Late Night,' Live TV and Being a Comedy Introvert at the Nantucket Film Festival

    For years, the Nantucket Film Festival has hosted a roundtable featuring notable performers from the realm of comedy writing and performing, all of whom have been selected by festival regular Ben Stiller. The list of previous guests is a diverse one that has ranged from Harold Ramis to Chris Rock.

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    Ben Stiller Pulling Strings On 'Pinocchio' With Robert Downey Jr; Geppetto A Cross Between Jake LaMotta & Chico Marx

    A friendly reader had pointed us to this news a couple weeks back, when Robert Downey Jr. dropped the news to Italian press, but Google translate made it all sound iffy... but lo and behold, "Pinocchio" lives.

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    Watch: Complete Tribeca Talks With Darren Aronofsky & Clint Eastwood And Ben Stiller & Jay Roach

    Well, the sun has set on another Tribeca Film Festival, but with a packed schedule, we weren't going to have time for everything. That being said, it was a great year for the festival, with more than a handful of surprising films and performances which we broke down in our Best And Brightest Of The ...

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