Birth name Benjamin Jeremy Stein NationalityUSA Birth 25 november 1944 (75 years) at Washington, D.C. (USA) Awards Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Game Show Host
Benjamin Jeremy "Ben" Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer, lawyer, actor, and commentator on political and economic issues. He attained early success as a speechwriter for American presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford. Later, he entered the entertainment field and became an actor, comedian, and Emmy Award-winning game show host.
Stein has frequently written commentaries on economic, political, and social issues, along with financial advice to individual investors. He is the son of economist and writer Herbert Stein, who worked at the White House under President Nixon. His sister, Rachel, is also a writer. While as a character actor he is well known for his droning, monotonous delivery, in real life he is a public speaker on a wide range of economic and social issues.
Stein is married to entertainment lawyer Alexandra Denman, who is from Arkansas. The couple has a son, Tommy, who was adopted as an infant, in 1987. They were married in 1968, but later divorced in 1974. Eventually, they got back together, and in 1977, they were married again. Stein lives with Denman in Beverly Hills and Malibu, California. He also has a summer home in Sandpoint, Idaho.
Stein also owns an apartment in the Watergate complex in Washington, D.C., which he inherited from his parents.
GenresFantasy ThemesFilms about music and musicians, Musical films, Children's films ActorsJim Ward, Jane Carr, Daran Norris, Carlos Alazraqui, Tara Strong, Tom Kenny Roles H.P. and The Pixies Rating70% Timmy is unable to do anything when Cosmo and Wanda are distracted by babies they encounter around Dimmsdale, and it becomes clear that they want their own baby. The problem, however, is that since Cosmo was the final fairy baby born and he destroyed Fairy World by turning Jorgen into a bomb, the Supreme Fairy Council forbids fairies to have any children. Also, Cosmo and Wanda explain that since fairy-type creatures are immortal (meaning they live forever), there's really no need for them to have children of their own ("That's why we have godkids: TO FILL THE VOID!" Cosmo says). Despite this, Timmy gets fed up with them crying and ignoring him because they want a baby so badly. He then notes to himself it wouldn't be so bad to have a godbrother/godsister and also figures that he can just wish up a baby for his godparents. Wanda notes to Timmy "You can't just wish us up a baby.", but then questions if that's really true.
, 1h30 Directed bySean McNamara OriginUSA GenresFantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Fantasy, Adventure ThemesFilms about children, Films about magic and magicians, Ghost films, Witches in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Films about child abuse ActorsHilary Duff, Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall, Teri Garr, Ben Stein, Richard Moll Roles Lawyer (uncredited) Rating53% The film opens with the tail end of a Friday night baseball game. With the bases loaded, the home team wins by a narrow margin as the batter hits the ball out of the park. Both the celebration of the home team and fans and the dread of losing for the visiting team are cut short as a mysterious spaceship floats over the park, thus snatching the attention of everybody there: the players, the fans, the hot dog and popcorn vendors, and the announcer. After the ship performs a tune, it dissipates into three floating balls of light. One of them forms into a ghost who initially appears as an alien, but thereafter, is revealed to be Fatso (voiced by Jess Harnell), a member of The Ghostly Trio, who releases gas which hits the scoreboard, causing it to explode, also sparking terror. The other two ghosts of the trio, Stinky (voiced by Bill Farmer), and Stretch (voiced by Jim Ward), join in, causing panic in the park, as everybody got frightened. Casper (voiced by Jeremy Foley), a shy, friendly ghost (whom all three ghosts are uncles to), arrives, attempting to settle the frightened crowd, but the people are just as scared, saying that Casper's a ghost and ran away. The park is eventually empty, as Casper's uncles plan a vacation.
, 1h38 OriginUSA GenresComedy, Romantic comedy, Romance ActorsGreg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, Joan Cusack, Jay Thomas, Jill Hennessy, Christopher McDonald Roles Clinic Video Narrator (voice) Rating49% Danny et Jennifer Robertson, un couple trentenaire, essaient, en vain, de faire un enfant. Ils effectuent des examens médicaux et apprennent que Danny serait stérile. Ils vont aller de déconvenues en surprises lorsque, dans le même laps de temps, Danny apprend que Jennifer connaissait son infertilité depuis longtemps et qu’une nouvelle venue se prend de passion pour lui…
, 1h48 Directed byHarry Winer OriginUSA GenresComedy ActorsJamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Pollak, Jennifer Tilly, Christopher McDonald, Wallace Shawn, Jennifer Love Hewitt Roles Ralph Doyle Rating57% The film begins by showing the Beindorfs, Janet (Jamie Lee Curtis), Ned (Kevin Pollak), Gregory whose nicknamed "Grover" (Kyle Howard), and Stacy (Amy Sakasitz), a supposedly happy family living a typical family life in the suburbs of Defiance, Ohio. It is revealed that Janet and Ned are not happy and in fact separating although they tell their children it is not a divorce. Grover and Stacy first try to recreate their parents' honeymoon in the basement of their house but this fails to bring any happiness into their relationship. The children then leave the basement telling their parents they must get another surprise for them upstairs. They go up, close the door, and nail it shut. They vow to keep it shut until their parents work out their problems.
, 1h36 Directed byPhil Nibbelink, Brad Silberling OriginUSA GenresFantastic, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Horror comedy, Romantic comedy, Fantasy ThemesGhost films, Comedy horror films, Children's films ActorsChristina Ricci, Malachi Pearson, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, Devon Sawa Roles Mr. Rugg Rating61% A vindictive woman, Carrigan Crittenden, is upset upon the reading of her late father's will that she was given creepy Whipstaff Manor in Friendship, Maine instead of his fortune, but she changes her tune when she learns that there is a hidden treasure within the property. She and her assistant Dibs go to the house attempting to investigate, but discover that it is haunted by a friendly ghost named Casper and his obnoxious prankster uncles, the Ghostly Trio (Fatso, Stretch and Stinkie), who immediately frighten them off the property. Carrigan tries multiple methods to rid the house of ghosts, but fails time and time again. Meanwhile, Casper sees a report of a paranormal therapist, James Harvey, and is immediately smitten with his teenaged daughter Kat. He quickly inhabits the television in Carrigan's hotel room in order to convince her to have the Harveys come to the manor to investigate the haunting.