American Cinematheque honors Stiller

Actor-director to receive award at annual benefit

Ben Stiller will receive the 26th American Cinematheque Award at the org’s benefit ceremony Nov. 15.

“Stiller is already a renaissance man of comedy and he’s going to be sharing his talents with us for years to come,” American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said.

Selected by the Cinematheque’s Board of Directors, Stiller is in production on “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” which he is directing and starring in.

Recent honorees include Robert Downey Jr., Matt Damon and Samuel L. Jackson. The benefit, which raises funds for the Cinematheque’s year-round programming and operations as well as operations of the Egyptian and Aero theaters, will take place at the Beverly Hilton.

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