Possibly unpopular opinion: Ben Stiller has a spot on the Mount Rushmore of comedic actors, and if you think otherwise, reconsider the data: White Goodman (Dodgeball), Derek Zoolander (Zoolander), Greg Focker (Meet the Parents), Tony Perkis (Heavyweights), Tugg Speedman (Tropic Thunder), Reuben Feffer (Along Came Polly). For fuck’s sake, he has some of the most quotable lines in Happy Gilmore and he wasn’t even credited in the film.
My love for Ben Stiller runs deep, and that love has only grown after a clip of him giving up his subway seat to a woman who cannot control her excitement has gone viral. The woman completely blows up Stiller’s spot and before long, multiple subway riders are asking for photos. When others would have committed aggravated assault (Mel Gibson), Still handles it like a champ.
For those who think giving up your seat on the subway isn’t a big deal, ya’ll haven’t been to New York City, the land where no one gives a shit about anyone. The general accepted code of conduct is ‘Don’t make eye contact. Don’t help those in need. Don’t pee on them if they’re on fire.’ Oh, you’re pregnant? That choice is on you. I choose to keep my urine soaked seat and keep my eyes glued to my phone when subway trapeze artists come asking for money.
TLDR: Ben Stiller is the GOAT.
[h/t Page Six]
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