Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Ben Stiller

Age: 44
Occupation: Comedian
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Actor-director-writer Stiller's manic antics can be relied on to bring audiences to the cinema — and he's pretty much always the highlight of the Oscar telecast (this year he came as one of the Na'vi, the blue tribe of Avatar). But recently he's brought his brand of self-mockery and goofy humor to philanthropy. Stillerstrong has a silly name, but a serious purpose: to build schools in Haiti, a project Stiller had begun before the earthquake.