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  1. Ben Stiller uncovers his serious side with 'Escape at Dannemora,' ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Los Angeles Times

    ... the Gen-X touchstone "Reality Bites" and continued with "Zoolander," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Tropic Thunder." "Escape at Dannemora" represents a number of firsts for him as a director: his first drama, his first fact-based project, ...

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  2. Review: The cinematic pleasures of Showtime's new Ben Stiller-directed series - Escape at Dannemora'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 16 | TriCities.com

    Ben Stiller, director and star of "Zoolander," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Tropic Thunder," has turned to directing series television with a smart, watchable, elegantly made fact-based drama, "Escape at Dannemora," beginning Sunday on Showtime. In eight hours it recreates the 2015 incident in which two convicts broke out of an upstate New York prison with the help of a prison employee with whom each was said to have carried on an affair.

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  3. Staff Recs: Best Film EnsemblesRead the original story

    Friday Nov 16 | Washington Square News

    ... ingredient that immerses "Boogie Nights" in the seedy underbelly of Los Angeles' pornographic film industry. "Tropic Thunder" is a film about filmmaking that is so deliberately self-obsessed that it escalates to absurdity. The action-packed satire ...

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  4. Ben Stiller uncovers his serious side with 'Escape at Dannemora,' Showtime's latest auteur TV seriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 15 | Los Angeles Times

    ... the Gen-X touchstone "Reality Bites" and continued with "Zoolander," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" and "Tropic Thunder." "Escape at Dannemora" represents a number of firsts for him as a director: his first drama, his first fact-based project, ...

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  5. Ben Stiller on directing the prison-break drama "Escape at Dannemora"Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 10 | CBS News

    ... Museum," "Madagascar," and "Meet the Parents") not to mention favorites like "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder," and those "Zoolander" movies. "So, this is what's confusing: It's sort of like, 'There was a big prison break. We should ...

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  6. Ben Stiller Goes Darker for a Real-Life Prison BreakRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 7 | The New York Times

    ... for his work in front of and behind the cameras in his own comedies, including the "Zoolander" films and "Tropic Thunder." The tawdry elements of the prison break story, including Mitchell's romantic entanglements with both inmates, would seem to ...

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  7. Kim Kardashian Apologizes After Referring To Guests As R-Word: It...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 2 | The Daily Caller

    ... Halloween party. The outfit was inspired by the character with a disability that actor Ben Stiller played in "Tropic Thunder" in 2008. "I owe everyone in the Special Olympics community an apology for my poor choice of Halloween costume the other ...

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  8. Olympian Shaun White apologizes for a insensitivea Halloween costumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 1 | WJOL-AM Joliet

    The famed X-Games star, 32, dressed up as Simple Jack, played by Ben Stiller in the movie Tropic Thunder , over the weekend. The fictional character has a mental disability.

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  9. Ben Stiller backs Shaun White following Olympiana s controversial Halloween costume choiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | San Jose Mercury News

    ... the reasoning behind the character, gave White some support and hailed the Special Olympics. "Actually Tropic Thunder was boycotted 10 years ago when it came out, and I apologized then," Stiller responded to the fan. "It was always meant to make fun ...

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  10. Ben Stiller Stands Behind Shaun White After Offensive Costume DebacleRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | The Daily Caller

    Ben Stiller defended Shaun White on Tuesday after the Olympic snowboarder received backlash for dressing up as a character with special needs for Halloween. White, 32, posted a photo of himself dressed as the "Tropic Thunder" character Simple Jack, played by Ben Stiller in the hit movie back in 2008.

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  11. PEAK 2018: Shaun White Forced To Apologize For His Fake Costume Of A Fake Character In A Fake MovieRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | RedState

    No one is safe from the rage mobs, not even Olympic champion Shaun White. White came under fire this week from around the internet when he chose to dress as the character "Simple Jack" from the Ben Stiller/Robert Downey Jr. film Tropic Thunder - which is a hilarious movie about a bunch of arrogant actors who think the dangerous adventure they're on is actually just a film set.

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  12. Piers Morgan: Aaaaggggh! How Halloween became the scariest night of the year for non-snowflakesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Daily Mail

    ... White's crime was to dress up as Simple Jack, the goofy village idiot character depicted by Ben Stiller in 'Tropic Thunder'. Shaun White (right) dressed as 'Simple Jack' from the film 'Tropic Thunder' at a recent Halloween party. he then had to make ...

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  13. 13 Of The Worst and Most Politically Incorrect Celeb Halloween Costumes EverRead the original story

    Oct 13, 2016 | Mediaite.com

    NUMBER 13 : SHAUN WHITE as "SIMPLE JACK" - 2018 The unluckiest number goes to Olympic snowboarder Shaun White for the brand newest controversy, which broke just this week when he dressed up as a character from a fake movie portrayed in a movie about a different fake movie . In the actual film Tropic Thunder , actor Ben Stiller plays an almost-washed up actor trying to make a big comeback after an epically terrible turn as a handicapped boy in the fake movie within the movie, "Simple Jack."

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  14. 2018-19 Player Preview: #2 Sacar AnimRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Anonymous Eagle

    ... of the McConaissance (probably when he starred in Lincoln Lawyer. Could also be when he was the agent in Tropic Thunder. That's such a great movie.) -I would say Cuba Gooding Jr in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" since comedy ...

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  15. Shaun White apologizes to Special Olympians for - Simple Jack' Halloween costumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | The Gazette

    Three-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White apologized Monday night to Special Olympians for posting a photo of himself dressed up for Halloween as a mentally challenged character from the 2008 movie "Tropic Thunder." In a sendup of down-on-their-luck actors who play mentally disabled characters in an attempt to win an Oscar, Ben Stiller's character in the movie, Tugg Speedman, portrayed a character named "Simple Jack."

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  16. Ben Stiller stands by Shaun White amid controversy over Tropic...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Daily Mail

    The Olympian has been criticized by the Special Olympics and on social media, over his Halloween costume of Simple Jack, an intellectually-disabled character Stiller played - who was referred to by the r-word - in the 2008 film Tropic Thunder. After a social media user sarcastically suggested a boycott of the film, the 52-year-old actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to remind everyone of the controversy the film generated a decade back.

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  17. Shaun White apologizes for 'insensitive' Halloween costumeRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 31 | ABC News

    Add Halloween as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Halloween news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The famed X-Games star, 32, dressed up Simple Jack, played by Ben Stiller in the movie "Tropic Thunder," over the weekend.

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  18. Shocking moment suspect in 4WD smashes into a car as police...Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 31 | Daily Mail

    ... for a stroll in the Santa Monica neighborhood of LA Ben Stiller stands by Shaun White amid controversy over Tropic Thunder-themed Halloween costume Says he apologized when movie came out Meghan Markle wears Givenchy sweater for the SECOND time for ...

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  19. Snowboarder White apologizes for Halloween costumeRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | SFGate

    ... Halloween costume, after he was criticized for dressing up as "Simple Jack" from the 2008 Ben Stiller film "Tropic Thunder" over the weekend. less USA's gold medallist Shaun White poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's snowboard ...

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  20. Ben Stiller Says He Apologized for 'Simple Jack,' Supports Shaun WhiteRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 30 | TMZ.com

    How does Ben Stiller feel about Shaun White getting heat for an offensive Halloween costume based off his "Tropic Thunder" movie? TMZ Sports broke the story ... White dressed up as Simple Jack -- a mentally disabled character who was constantly referred to as the r-word in the 2008 movie. Now, with White trotting out the costume again, groups like the Special Olympics ripped Shaun for exploiting special needs for a cheap laugh.

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