A host of stars gathered in New York on Thursday night to pay tribute to Hollywood funnyman BEN STILLER.
The actor was honoured at the city’s Museum of the Moving Image gala for his contribution to film, with past recipients of the award including Tom Cruise, Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg.
And a string of celebrities turned out to congratulate the star on his achievement, including Robert De Niro, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Mike Myers, Adam Sandler and Jack Black – who all gave their own tributes to Stiller at the Big Apple’s Cipriani venue.
Rapper Combs joked with the crowd: “I put Ben in my video for Bad Boy for Life. I thought he’d return the favour. But I guess I wasn’t black enough to be in Tropic Thunder. Robert Downey Jr. was a little blacker. But that’s fine.”
Austin Powers star Myers added: “Ben is really good-looking and, because of my arrogance, I assumed he wasn’t funny.”
And once Stiller took to the stage to accept the honour, he set about dedicating the award to his favourite musician – U2 frontman Bono.
He told the audience: “Just so I have something in common with him other than knowing all the words to Achtung, Baby.”
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