Latest Ben Stiller Articles

Why People Make Fun Of Emotional Music, Or, On Going “Full-Retard”

Why People Make Fun Of Emotional Music, Or, On Going “Full-Retard”

Avatar Brandon Gorrell

There’s a scene in the oft-overlooked Ben Stiller film Tropic Thunder in which an actor (playing an actor) tells another actor (playing an actor) that when portraying a developmentally disabled character in a blockbuster-sized movie, one should never “go full-retard.” Rather, one is advised to “go half-retard;” going “full-retard” puts one at the extreme risk of looking, basically, like a dumbass.

The Unintentional Comedy of Vivienne Westwood's 'Homeless Chic' Collection

The Unintentional Comedy of Vivienne Westwood's 'Homeless Chic' Collection

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On the runway in Milan, male and female models with matted hair and smudged makeup, pushed shopping carts and sashayed amidst empty cardboard boxes. The whole scene evoked a sense of déjà vu, channeling an aesthetic straight out of the film Zoolander, when Ben Stiller’s inept male model attempts to mount his fashion world comeback as the face of Jacobim Mugatu’s homelessness-inspired Derelicte line.