Watch: Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder Viral Video Spoof

June 2, 2008
Source: MTV

Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder Viral Video Spoof

Most of you have probably already seen this, but if not, here you go. This was one of the short skits created for the MTV Movie Awards last night. Ben Stiller works with Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. to create a viral marketing video for Tropic Thunder. I'll admit that this was probably one of the funniest skits I've seen, so despite my dislike for the MTV Movie Awards, this stuff ain't that bad! Not only is this just a hilarious video about Tropic Thunder, but it's actually mocking the real meetings that studio's have, where they try to figure out how to get in the mind of teens like Ben Stiller's nephew. Watch below.

All of the Iron Man innuendo with Robert Downey Jr. is great and The Heartbreak Kid line was hilarious. Take that Ben Stiller - that movie sucked! Not that this video had any impact on my expectations, but I do have very high hopes for Tropic Thunder. I'm a sucker for good war movies and it looks like the perfect parody of one. The red band trailer was frickin' hilarious and all of the footage I've seen so far has been great. I think we're in for an end-of-the-summer treat come August 15th.

Tropic Thunder is directed by Ben Stiller (also director of Zoolander) and written by Etan Cohen ("King of the Hill", Idiocracy) and well-known actor Justin Theroux (who also stars in the film). The movie stars Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Brandon T. Jackson, Jay Baruchel, and Steve Coogan. Tropic Thunder arrives in theaters everywhere on August 15th this summer.

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> Great vid' ! I like when there are some videos like that!!!

Florian on Jun 2, 2008


"it will do....until The Dark Knight comes out." that was epic

SamB on Jun 2, 2008


i saw this last night. ive got to say it but that was movie awards was better than the other years. this clip was best throughout the show.

Darrin on Jun 2, 2008


Wow, that was awesome to see all those guys collaborating like that. SamB is totally right. Epic. And Downey's reaction was perfect.

Nettle on Jun 2, 2008


One of the high points of the awards last night.

Ryan on Jun 2, 2008


dang, can't watch the clip here in Canada 🙁 Hopefully it's up on youtube.

jman571 on Jun 2, 2008


I am so excited for this movie that I had to steal the poster from my local theater! Now I got some RDJ on my wall.

MrSatan on Jun 2, 2008


Christian Bale would kick YOUR ass. lmfao!

Tom on Jun 2, 2008


This guys cross the line; they've gonne too far. Shame. Kid was right though- iron man was barely ok until TDK comes out.

Vic on Jun 2, 2008



Tyler on Jun 2, 2008


ditto Tom

Silver on Jun 2, 2008


that was 2 funny. ben stiller is a fool! LOL!

theTruth on Jun 3, 2008


that was freakin' epic. haven't laughed like that in a long time.

Garrett.king on Jun 3, 2008


I loved it! 😀 Wait until the Dark Knight comes out, Christian Bale will kick your ass! MUAHUAHUAH

samy on Jun 3, 2008


Oh my god that was the funniest sh*t I have seen in awhile....GREAT VID!

Cameron on Jun 3, 2008


"I've got priors, so I'm gonna roll..." RDJ's frickin hilarious.

jason_md2020 on Jun 3, 2008

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