Ben Stiller and Bipolar Disorder

Ben Stiller discussed his struggles with bipolar disorder in an interview in 1999. At the time, Stiller said that he had a family history of the illness. Stiller later retracted his statement, and said that he was joking.

Fast Facts:

  • There were rumors about Stiller's mental health prior to the 1999 interview.
  • Stiller also said he had bipolar disorder in another interview in 2001.
  • Stiller is best known for his starring roles in the films Meet the Parents and There's Something About Mary.
  • Stiller says that undergoing extensive therapy as a child helped him to overcome various issues.