Movie museum to honor Ben Stiller

Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:43am EDT
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NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Actor/director Ben Stiller has been selected as this year's honoree for the Museum of the Moving Image's 24th annual black-tie salute.

The event, which benefit's MOMI's education programs, is scheduled for November 12 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York. Stiller's colleagues are expected to pay tribute and present clips from his film career.

"Ben Stiller is one of the great talents of American entertainment: a memorable actor, an accomplished director and writer, an Emmy Award winner and an innovative producer," MOMI director Rochelle Slovin said.

Tom Cruise, Stiller's "Tropic Thunder" co-star, was last year's honoree.

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Executive producer of "The Ruins", Ben Stiller, attends a special screening of the film in Los Angeles April 2, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>