24 December 2013 10:50 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

The last time busy Hollywood triple threat Ben Stiller (actor, writer, director) stepped behind the camera was way, waaaay back in 2008 for the Summer satirical comedy smash Tropic Thunder. So what work has inspired him to return to film making this winter? Why it’s a short story from James Thurber, himself something of a multiple threat (author, playwright, cartoonist) who passed away over fifty years ago. Now his work did make to the big and small screen during (and soon after) his lifetime. The Male Animal was a starring vehicle in the 40′s for Henry Fonda. His story “A Unicorn in the Garden” became an acclaimed Upa animated short subject in the 1950′s. And in 1970 his writings and drawings were the inspiration for an NBC sitcom in 1970 called “My World and Welcome to It” (a gem that lasted barely one season). Two years later those same works also inspired »

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