Rated: PG-13 (movie contains sexual content and drug references)
Run Time: 1h 45min
Release Date: September 28, 2001 (USA)
Director: Ben Stiller
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Budget: $28 Million
Box Office: $60.8 Million
Zoolander stars Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Christine Taylor, Justin Theroux, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, Alexander Skarsgard, David Duchovny, Jon Voight, Vince Vaughn, Judah Friedlander, Andy Dick, Nora Dunn and Patton Oswalt.
Zoolander is the story of aging male Super Model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) who was propelled to the top of the fashion world by a photogenic gaze he calls “Blue Steel.” On the night of the highly anticipated VH1 Fashion Awards, Derek is crushed when he doesn’t win his fourth consecutive Male Model of the Year award which gets awarded to a young upstart model named Hansel (Owen Wilson). Adding to the insult, a story in Time magazine is published branding Derek as an idiot. The disappointment is too great and he decides to retire and seek out his roots.
Meanwhile, the new Prime Minster of Malaysia has upset a secret coalition of fashion designers by promising to raise the minimum wage, effectively ending their supply of cheap labor in the sweatshops. Sensing disaster, the covert group charges renowned fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), the current king of haute couture, to find a mindless male model to brainwash into assassinating the new world leader.
Derek stumbles predictably into Mugatu’s hands and the only ones who can save him are Matilda Jeffries (Christine Taylor), the reporter who took away his good name, his rival Hansel and a mysterious model from the past named J.P. Pruitt (David Duchovny) who sheds light on the whole conspiracy.
Derek becomes easy prey when Mugatu signs him up to star in his newest “Derelicte” fashion show, then brainwashes him to kill the Malaysian Prime Minster triggered on the runway by the song “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Can they save Derek and the Prime Minster in time?
“I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.” – Derek Zoolander
“This has been an emotional day for all of us. I think we should get naked.” – Hansel
“Mugatu is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple of fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings.” – Maury Ballstein
“They’re break-dance fighting.” – Mugatu
Official Movie Trailer
Ben Stiller as Derek Zoolander
Owen Wilson as Hansel
Will Ferrell as Mugatu
Christine Taylor as Matilda Jeffries
Milla Jovovich as Katinka
Jerry Stiller as Maury Ballstein
David Duchovny as J.P. Prewitt
Jon Voight as Larry Zoolander
Vince Vaughn as Luke Zoolander
Judah Friedlander as Scrappy Zoolander
Nathan Lee Graham as Todd
Justin Theroux as Roxanne
Patton Oswalt as Monkey Photographer
Andy Dick as Olga as The Masseuse
Nora Dunn as British Designer