First Look at Unrecognizable Ben Stiller in THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY

     June 15, 2012


It’s hard to believe the remake of the 1947 comedy The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is finally in front of cameras.  The film has been in the works for well over a decade and gone through a multitude of bankable lead actors including Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Sacha Baron Cohen, but Ben Stiller turned out to be the last man standing, and not only is he starring in the flick, but he’s also directing it.  The plot centers on a LIFE Magazine proofreader (Stiller) who, incapable of standing up for himself in the real world, retreats to a fantasy where he becomes his poised, confident opposite.  While we previously saw Stiller and co-star Adam Scott playing with a Stretch Armstrong doll, the latest photo is even stranger as it shows a nearly unrecognizable Stiller in old age makeup alongside Kristen Wiig.  I’m not sure where this scene is in the movie (I haven’t seen the Danny Kaye original), but kudos to the makeup department.

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  The film also stars Shirley MacLaine, Patton Oswalt, Kathryn Hahn, and Sean PennThe Secret Life of Walter Mitty is due out December 25, 2013. [Update: We've removed the unofficial images.]


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  • Dylan d

    Wow, Ben stiller at age 80, some of the best make up work ive seen

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  • Stevy

    Puts Prometheus guy pearce makeup to shame

    • SATAN

      agreed.. and what an awful film that is. why not just use an old actor?

  • Singularity

    I thought the Prometheus makeup was pretty good. Along with these pictures, it seems like Hollywood is actually making pretty good old people out of middle-aged actors.

  • Singularity

    And, looks like Jerry Stiller.

  • Bruce Harrington

    Unrecognizable? Did you not see those ears?

  • jajcek

    on the first pic wiig looks kinda like eva green

  • Hunter D.

    Correction: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is actually based on a very famous short story. It’s one of those things that they probably made you read in high school. Like, The Jilting of Granny Weatherall.

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  • Moses

    Since Ben Stiller is such good friends with Tom Cruise, I wonder if he just borrowed the make up from the first Mission Impossible movie that they used for Cruise. (Not like they had it laying around, but used the same look) Looks a lot like the Senator makeup from that movie.

  • Damien

    And here is the winner of the 2013 Academy Award for Best Makeup.

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