Ben Stiller Goes Na’vi For Oscars
The Academy may have been able to stop Sacha Baron Cohen from appearing as a creature from James Cameron’s 3D epic at last night’s Oscars – but that didn’t stop Ben Stiller from dressing up as a blue inhabitant of planet Pandora.
After ‘speaking’ Na’vi, the comic actor joked: “This seemd like a better idea in rehearsal. It was between this and a Nazi uniform – but the show seemed a little Hitler heavy.”
Avatar director James Cameron seemed unimpressed at first but warmed up slightly as the skit progressed. His stony-faced expression might have had something to do with the fact that his film only picked up technical awards at last night’s ceremony.
“After I announce the winner I will try to stand as far away as possible so as not to demean their moment of triumph,” said Stiller afterwards.