With the release this week of 'Little Fockers,' the follow-up to 'Meet the Parents' and 'Meet the Fockers,' the franchise's fans are anticipating, among other highlights, more scenes involving profound discomfort on the part of Gaylord "Greg" Focker (Ben Stiller).

Though the hapless Greg has suffered all manner of humilation at the hands of his parents (Barbra Streisand and Dustin Hoffman) and especially his father-in-law (Robert De Niro), he's just one of several unfortunate and/or clueless Stiller characters that have have made us wince -- and laugh -- at their many indignities, deserved and otherwise.

Yes, Stiller is the king of squirm, and here are just some examples of his many awkward movie moments.
There's Something About Mary Movie Poster
There's Something About Mary
Based on 29 critics

Ted's (Ben Stiller) dream prom date with Mary (Cameron Diaz) never happens due to an embarrassing injury... Read More

Meet the Parents Movie Poster
Meet the Parents
Based on 33 critics

Everything that can possibly go wrong for groom-to-be Greg Focker (Ben Stiller) does. The problems begin... Read More

Starsky & Hutch Movie Poster
Starsky & Hutch
Based on 40 critics

High-strung workaholic David Starsky (Ben Stiller) and laidback ladies' man Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (Owen... Read More

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story Movie Poster
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Based on 34 critics

Average Joe's Gym and its owner, Peter La Fleur (Vince Vaughn), are both down on their luck. A fancy... Read More

Along Came Polly Movie Poster
Along Came Polly
Based on 35 critics

Actuary Reuben Feffer (Ben Stiller) is so aware of the risks inherent in all situations that he is unable... Read More

Meet the Fockers Movie Poster
Meet the Fockers
Based on 34 critics

Now that Greg Focker is "in" with his soon-to-be in-laws, Jack and Dina Byrnes, it looks like smooth... Read More