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Ben Stiller 

"Ben Stiller" is an episode of Extras starring Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, and Boris Boscovic. Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.
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Episode cast overview:
... Andy Millman
... Maggie Jacobs
Boris Boscovic ... Goran (as Boris Boskovic)
Steve Jackson ... Jon
... Greg
... Ben Stiller
... Jackie Greer
Jay Villiers ... Producer
... Producer's Wife
... Woman In Bar
... Boy
Paul Tripp ... Grip
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Andy and Maggie are both extras in a serious genocide movie being shot by Ben Stiller in England; however, Andy isn't satisfied with his minuscule role, and so goes to the genocide witness Goran to try and get him a bigger part.

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Comedy | Drama

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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25 September 2005 (USA)  »

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Trivia

According to Ricky Gervais, Ben Stiller's rant at the end was largely improvised. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the episode, when Andy is complaining about receiving the journalist part with fewer lines, he is given the part of Journalist 2, comments about how much more Journalist 1 has and asks Goran to make him Journalist 2, not 1. See more »

Quotes

Ben Stiller: I've kissed Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore! I've slapped Jennifer Aniston's butt!
Maggie Jacobs: Yeah, in films.
Ben Stiller: It still counts! It still counts...
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Referenced in 'Extras': The Difficult Second Album (2005) See more »

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Tea For The Tillerman
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Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Cat Stevens
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Ben Stiller
28 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

Ricky Gervais is wannabe actor Andy Millman eking out a living as an extra and hoping to get a part with lines. With best friend Maggie (Ashley Jensen) this is the tale living in the bottom of the acting chain.

In the first episode Ben Stiller sends himself up as an egotistical director making a east European set genocide film based on true events. This Ben Stiller will not pass up any opportunity to tell the various grosses of his movies in the worldwide box office.

Andy seeing Ben would do anything for Goran the man who the movie is based on and tries whatever he can to persuade Goran to get him a few extra lines.

Maggie meanwhile takes a shine to someone in the production but goes off him when she discovers he has one short leg. Meanwhile Andy tries to ingratiate with the producer of the movie by discussing classic Japanese cinema.

In the vein of The Office but with more humour the episode ends with Ben going bat crazy including insulting the genocide survivor.


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