Ben Stiller honoured by American Cinematheque

London, Nov 17 (IANS) Actor Ben Stiller was honoured for his contribution to the film industry at the 26th edition of American Cinematheque Awards.

The 46−year−old followed in the footsteps of previous winners Robert Downey Jr., Julia Roberts and Al Pacino when he was presented with the award at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California Thursday, reports contactmusic.com.

"It's really nice to be asked to be honoured like this. It's kind of bizarre. I feel grateful but also unworthy of the whole thing," Stiller told eonline.com.

The star−studded event was attended by Stiller's actress wife, Christine Taylor, actress Jennifer Aniston and her partner Justin Theroux, as well as Will Ferrell and Jack Black.