Zac Efron (left) and Ben Stiller
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There is more to life than being ridiculously good looking. Just ask Ben Stiller.
, 21, will present the Zoolander
star, 43, with MTV's Generation Award at the upcoming Movie Awards, the network confirms to PEOPLE.
Stiller has appeared in dozens of films – Reality Bites, There's Something About Mary, Meet the Parents, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Tropic Thunder
and Night at the Museum: Battle at the Smithsonian
, which opens Friday – and worked in Hollywood as a director, producer and writer.
Van Toffler, President of MTV Networks Music/Logo/Film Group, cited Stiller's "versatility and talent" as reasons for honoring him at the Movie Awards, set to air on MTV May 31 (9 p.m. ET).
"Ben is a comedic chameleon, able to make the leap between drama and full-out comedy while maintaining his own unique brand of subversive humor," he said in a statement. "Whether it’s fighting a monkey in a museum or licking a decapitated head, nothing is ever off-limits for him and that’s the type of warped creative vision and commitment MTV loves to reward."
Stiller is already expressing his appreciation for the recognition – in his own way: "I am honored to be getting the 'Generation Award,' " the star says in his own statement. "I was given my first show at MTV, and also cancelled for the first time. I also was secretly having an affair with JJ Jackson, so it brings back pleasant memories."