Ben Stiller honored during American Cinematheque Awards

Ben Stiller honored during American Cinematheque AwardsBy: Tucker Harrington

The always funny Ben Stiller was recently recognized for his work in film during the 26th Annual American Cinematheque Awards in Beverly Hills, The Los Angeles Times reports. Stiller was honored with the ultimate praise, the American Cinematheque Award, which highlights the careers of seasoned actors and actresses.

Stiller, always one for making jokes, made sure to invoke some laughs from the audience during his acceptance speech.

"It's nice to get an award for nothing specific," Stiller said after the ceremony according to the news outlet. "It's like there's no single one thing you did, but when you add it all up, there's something there."

Us Weekly reports Stiller's wife, actress Christine Taylor, was thrilled her husband was being honored, claiming he's very dedicated to his craft.

"I think he's the hardest working person in show business, so I am so on board! I'm so happy he gets a minute to stop and celebrate," she told the magazine.

Taylor wasn't the only celebrity on hand to honor the funny guy. Past costars like Jennifer Aniston, Andy Dick and Jack Black were also in attendance. Aniston's fiance, Justin Theroux, made a special video starring Owen Wilson, Tom Cruise and Robert Downey Jr. that poked fun at Stiller.