One musn’t be misled by the amiable, bumbling persona. He is a toughly intelligent man moving confidently in any kind of surroundings from Windsor Castle to Birdland.
People like to define you through what they’ve seen you do … There are aspects of my personality, I guess, that come through on-screen, but I don’t sit around thinking, I’ve been a bumbling suitor all my life.ben stiller
It will be a sad day for the world when the Oriental gent realizes that Western bumbling is only Eastern guile in a different idiom. Well, a lot of it, anyway.kyril bonfiglioli