Jennifer Aniston: Ben Stiller 'Makes Smart Sexy'

by 1:40 PM PST, November 16, 2012
Playing Jennifer Aniston: Ben Stiller 'Makes Smart Sexy'

It was a night of big laughs and reminiscing as Ben Stiller was honored Thursday by Jennifer Aniston and other A-listers at the 26th American Cinematheque Award Gala.

Jennifer spoke highly of her Along Came Polly co-star and appeared to get tongue-tied while complimenting Ben's comic skills. "In all honesty, what we have learned through his filmmaking and his characters, his wife Christine has known for years," Jennifer said. "Ben has that unique ability to make sexy smart... or, I'm sorry... smart sexy -- and nebbishness nonchalant," slightly stumbling on the words. "That's a tongue twister, you try to say it!"

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Jennifer attended the bash accompanied by her fiancé, Justin Theroux, wearing an elegant black and white Valentino dress.

Among the other stars to pay tribute to Ben during the gala were Will Ferrell, Jack Black and DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg. President Bill Clinton even showed up in a video tribute to salute the actor's humanitarian work in Haiti, which the former president described as "inspirational and persistent."

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