Ben Stiller Competes In Berlin With ‘Greenberg’

Ben Stiller stars as a man seeking a way out of a midlife crisis in director Noah Baumbach’s “Greenberg,” premiering at the Berlin film festival.

Stiller plays a fortysomething man housesitting his brother’s Hollywood home and struggling to reconnect with old friends. He is drawn into a relationship with his brother’s personal assistant, played by Greta Gerwig.

The 44-year-old Stiller said ahead of the movie’s premiere Sunday that his character “for a long time has felt like he had it all ahead of him and is really coming up against the fact that he doesn’t.”

He added: “I think that’s just a part of being this age.”

Baumbach wrote and directed 2005’s “The Squid and the Whale.” The new film is one of 20 in the Berlin festival’s main competition.

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