The Most Unexpected Leading Men

Move over, matinee idols! From Jason Segel to Owen Wilson, see the actors who've made their own unique mark on Hollywood (24 Photos)

Nisha Gopalan on Apr 27, 2012 at 9:50AM

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The Most Unexpected Leading Men

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Ben Stiller

While an emerging talent, Ben Stiller meandered with varying degrees of success, through countless dramas (Permanent Midnight) and dramedies (Reality Bites). The vigilant actor finally found his footing by playing to his strengths in two extremes: as a humbled everyman in There’s Something About Mary and Little Fockers (where he goes toe-to-toe with heavyweight Robert De Niro in the Meet the Parents sequel) or as ridiculously lovable egoists in films like Tropic Thunder and Zoolander.

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