Thursday, July 26, 2012

Which Is Better?


Ben Stiller
10 sample films:

The Watch
There’s Something About Mary
The Royal Tenenbaums
Zero Effect
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Madagascar
Mystery Men
Tropic Thunder
Flirting with Disaster
Meet the Parents

or


Jim Carrey
10 sample films:

Mr. Popper’s Penguins
I Love You Phillip Morris
The Mask
The Truman Show
Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
Man on the Moon
Dumb & Dumber
Horton Hears a Who
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Which do you prefer? Let us know in the comments section

31 comments:

  1. Ben Stiller, a million times Ben Stiller. Though I really like The Truman Show and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Ben Stiller has a more impressive body of work both as an actor and a director.

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    1. I find that I enjoy more of Stiller's dramatic works than I do his comedies.

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  2. I like Stiller in The Royal Tenenbaums, but Carrey comes out on top because of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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    1. Both The Royal Tenenbaums and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind are great films. Any actor would be lucky to have either film on their resume.

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  3. In my opinion, Carrey has shown more range throughout his films so I have to go with him. Big fan of Stiller too though.

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    1. I actually think both have shown an equal amount of range. Stiller has been quite good when playing less "exaggerated" characters.

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  4. This is interesting because both have wonderful performances and a lot of so-so roles. Like others have said, I think Carrey's high points (Eternal Sunshine, Truman Show) are stronger than Stiller's. I'm going with Carrey.

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    1. The combo of Eternal Sunshine and Truman Show are tough to beat.

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  5. Ahh this is a tough one! Both Stiller and Carrey are funny and proved to be good in more serious roles as well. And they have such individual comedic styles... but I think that, at the end of the day, Jim Carrey is unforgettable.

    Even if I can't remember what happens in the films he was in, I can always recall his performance. Truman, The Mask, Eternal Sunshine, Bruce Almighty, even in The Number 23, he's always great. Whereas with Stiller I remember the story, and not necessarily him. Both are great, though.

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    1. I think you summed it up perfectly regarding who offers the more unforgettable performances. I agree that with Carrey we often remember the characters, while we tend to remember the overall story with Stiller.

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  6. Ben Stiller has the better filmography. Permanent Midnight was great. Same with Tropic Thunder.

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    1. I really like Stiller's work in Permanent Midnight. It is not a perfect film but far better than people give it credit for being.

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  7. Jim Carrey. There's at least a handful of roles I love him in (Eternal Sunshine, Truman), but Stiller is only barely tolerable even in the movies I don't dislike, and he's only been in one I think is actively good - The Royal Tenenbaums.

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    1. No love for Zero Effect or Flirting with Disaster?

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  8. Probably Jim Carrey because he's got more range as an actor and doesn't make a fool of himself like he did at the Oscars. Then again, he did make that one crappy movie with the penguins.

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    1. Fortunately I have held off seeing Popper's Penguins. I figure I will wait until my son is a little older so I can watch it with him.

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  9. Carrey - he is good both in dramas and comedies.

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    1. I absolutely loved Carrey's work in I Love You Phillip Morris. Hopefully he will get more challenging roles like that in the future.

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  10. Carrey's performance in Eternal Sunshine is ridiculously good, but Stiller's got a better batting average so I gotta go with Stiller.

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    1. I was shocked to see how many Stiller films I actually enjoyed. For some reason I had forgotten about a lot of the non-goofy roles he has played.

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  11. He may have made Mr Poppers Penguins but JC rarely puts in a bad performance whereas Stiller might have been in better movies he disappoints more often (possibly something to do with his much larger output vs Carrey.)

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    1. I would definitely put Duplex and The Heartbreak Kid in the disappointment category for Stiller.

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  12. I'm going with Jim Carrey. I don't generally find Stiller that funny, and Carrey can be one of the funniest guys around.

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    1. I do not find Stiller that funny either, but I do like him as an actor when tackling more serious roles.

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  13. Didn't even need to think about this one, definitely Jim Carrey. You could have only put Dumb & Dumber on his list and it would be enough for him to win :)

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    1. Dumb & Dumber still makes me laugh out loud.

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  14. I will probably be pelted with tomatoes, but I don't like any of these two. However, because of Truman Show, my choice has to be Jim Carrey.

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    1. No need to pelt anything, I know many who do no like either actor.

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  15. Never really been a fan of Ben Stiller. Jim Carrey misses on a lot of his comedies, but I did enjoy him quite a bit in at least three films: The Truman Show, Eternal Sunshine and Philip Morris.

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    1. I would say that those are his three best performances to date.

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  16. Ben Stiller wins because of Tenenbaums (which I only saw just this past week!) and Greenberg. Although it's a shame that I haven't gotten to seeing Philip Morris yet.

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