Ben Stiller Regrets For Failed Audition

Ben Stiller has revealed regret over ruining an audition for a 1990s film role.

The actor and director launched to fame in the late 1980s after securing a role on Saturday Night Live, which led to his own series in 1992.

Two years later, he made his lead film debut in Reality Bites, which he also directed, and went on to direct Jim Carrey film The Cable Guy (1996).

While his other 1990s credits include Flirting with Disaster and There’s Something About Mary, there’s another film that Stiller was close to adding to that list: 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny.

Speaking during a Q&A panel for TV show Severance, which he directs, Stiller revealed that he auditioned for the film, presumably for the role that went to Ralph Macchio.

However, according to Stiller, he “tanked” it.

Film journalist Will Mavity, shared Stiller’s admission on Twitter, quoting him as saying: “I tanked my audition for My Cousin Vinny. It still haunts me to this day.”