“Ben Stiller both stars in and directs his new film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, which reinvents James Thurber’s classic short story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary imagination. In the film, Stiller’s Mitty embarks on a globe-trotting adventure that trumps anything in his daydreams. Inspired by his character’s epic trek, Stiller shared with Parade some of his own very personal, life-altering expeditions.”

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