Ben Stiller Ditches Comedy, Gets More Serious in Movies

Ben Stiller ditches comedy, and gets more serious in movies. He’s now working on “Greenberg”, a low budget drama which tells about a man in mid-life crisis struggling to deal with his life and his failures. He plays as Roger Greenberg, a 40-year-old part-time New York carpenter recovering from a mental breakdown.

The actor was best known for comedy movies, and “Meet the Fockers”, “There’s Something About Mary” and “Night at the Museum” which made him big, but now he wants change to more family theme.

“For me it was an opportunity to work with (director) Noah (Baumbach), who I was a big fan of,” Stiller told reporters after a press screening Sunday at the Berlin film festival, where Greenberg is in the main competition lineup.

“It was great to be able to work in a movie that was not that other kind of film,” the 44-year-old added.

The movie tells about Roger mental health issue which bring him to unpredictable and abusive future.

“I think it’s a really believable path that these people are on,” Stiller said of Greenberg and Florence.

Ben Stiller is a good actor, in comedy. But a movie like this? We’ve got to watch it to be sure.

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Posted by on February 15, 2010

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