Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux celebrate Ben Stiller at gala

Justin Theroux and Jennifer Aniston attend the 26th American Cinematheque Award Gala honoring Ben Stiller at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Nov. 15, 2012, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Jennifer Aniston and fiance Justin Theroux were among the stars who paid tribute to Ben Stiller during a celebration of his film career on Thursday.

The star of films including "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "Night at the Museum" and "Tropic Thunder" was honored with the 26th annual American Cinematheque Award.

"It's nice to get an award for nothing specific," Stiller said at the end of the ceremony, according to the Los Angeles Times. "It's like there's no single one thing you did, but when you add it all up, there's something there."

Will Ferrell, Jack Black, producer Jeffrey Katzenberg and Aniston all introduced footage highlighting specific aspects of Stiller's career. Former President Bill Clinton appeared in a video tribute lauding the actor's humanitarian work in Haiti, the LA Times added.

Other stars who attended the gala included Laura Dern, Martin Short, Eugene Levy, David Cross, Patton Oswalt and Stiller's wife, actress Christine Taylor.