Ben Stiller was honored with a hand and footprint ceremony at Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theatre on Tuesday (December 3).
His wife Christine Taylor and their children Ella, 11, and Quinlin, 8, looked on proudly while Tom Cruise delivered a speech for his Tropic Thunder co-star.
Cruise revealed that he interrupted Stiller’s honeymoon with his wife so that Stiller could help in with a parody of “Mission Impossible II” for MTV back in 2000.
“He so generously came off his honeymoon to come and help me and I was like — first of all Christine, thank you because … something I’ll never forget and I’m sure you won’t either,” Cruise said. “But, here’s a guy who, he came in and, you know you have this idea to do something, and he came in instantly not only helping to rewrite, but I was standing there and he was directing me.”
Stiller’s next film is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty which he also directed. The movie also stars Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott and Sean Penn.