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MakingOf speaks with Stiller on career, directing

Ben Stiller offers some insights in a recent exclusive with the “behind-the-scenes Web portal” MakingOf, in which he discusses the differences between stage and screen performing, and his directorial methods.

See the interview below, and check out the excellent site MakingOf.com, founded by Christine Aylward and Natalie Portman. The site’s mission is to “champion the art and craft of entertainment creation” and aims to give fans the opportunity to learn from the insiders.

And watch this fun interview with a future entertainment reporter, in which Stiller talks about his new film, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Thanks to Nicoletta for the tip!

Ben Stiller on UK’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross

Last week, Ben was across the pond, promoting his new film, and popped over to TV presenter Jonathan Ross’s chat show.

You can watch the interview following the jump, which starts with extensive footage from Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian.

Towards the end of the chat, Stiller discusses one idea for a new Zoolander film: “Derek got hired to be a personal model for an Arab sheik, and then finds out that… models are being turned into oil. Like sort of a Soylent Green sort of a plot.” 

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Twitter or Not? Readers ask if Stiller’s a Twit

Twitter problem

Recently, I’ve received a flurry of emails asking whether Ben Stiller is Twittering away under the name “@ben_stiller” — which at its peak, had over 61,000 followers.

Considering that Ben has previously shown a general disinterest in directly communicating with fans,  it doesn’t appear likely that he’d suddenly become a voracious Twitaholic.

Nor would we expect that Ben has the time to twiddle his thumbs, as he has been filming Greenberg this past month. Currently, Stiller’s in London, doing press for the release of Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsoniann — which will have its world premiere Tuesday evening at Leicester Square.

On Monday, Brit TV interviewer Jonathan Ross (@Wossy on Twitter) informally asked about his online habits, and reports that Stiller doesn’t give a Tweet about Twitter.

Is that definitive? I’ll try to track down a second source later today to give us the proverbial straight Twooth. (Ok, enough with the puns, already!)

When chatting online, it’s always good to remember the old adage: “on the Internet, nobody knows [if] you’re a dog.”

Update: As of Wednesday morning, the @ben_stiller account has been disabled.