Ben Stiller: Taking Chances with "Tropic Thunder"

Ben Stiller may be one of comedy's most bankable stars, but for once, the old film cliché happens to be correct: Unlike so many of his movie acting peers, what he really wants to do … is direct. Stiller, 42, stars in, co-wrote and directed "Tropic Thunder," a $90 million war-zone comedy hitting theaters today. But in the days before its release, "Tropic Thunder" has been met by protests from advocates for the disabled, who object to the film's repeated use of the word "retard" to describe a...Full Story
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