Fox hopes to turn Stiller's 'Walter Mitty' into 'Pi'-sized success

April 18, 2013 9:28 PM

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Fox hopes to turn Stiller's 'Walter Mitty' into 'Pi'-sized success

This time around, Fox devoted most of its presentation to its latest year-end awards hopeful, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," directed by and starring Ben Stiller. And when the studio's co-chairman, Jim Gianopulos, introduced Stiller to the crowd, this time he compared the star to Lee -- an association even Stiller seemed to find a bit over the top.

"Yes, Ben Stiller and Ang Lee -- the two of us are constantly being compared," the filmmaker said as he walked on stage. "I think it started when Ang made 'Sense and Sensibility' and I made 'The Cable Guy.' Plus, we're both Asian and were bar mitzvah-ed in Israel."

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