Comedy Cinema – This Week – Zoolander

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Zoolander

About the Film

Summary of Plot

At the end of his career, a clueless fashion model is brainwashed to kill the Prime Minister of Malaysia. – iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 30 Minutes


Ben Stiller

Box Office Opening Weekend




Ben Stiller – Derek Zoolander
Owen Wilson – Hansel
Christine Taylor – Matilda Jerffries
Will Ferrell – Mugatu
Mila Jovovich – Katinka
Jerry Stiller – Maury Ballstein

Song From the OST


  • Ben Stiller wrote David Bowie’s scene as judge of the walk-off into the script without knowing for sure whether he would agree to it.
  • Owen Wilson (Hansel) wore a wig for the entire movie. He was filming Behind Enemy Lines (2001) at the same time, and had to keep his hair short for the role.
  • Derek Zoolander’s “Blue Steel” look evolved from Christine Taylor ribbing her husband, Ben Stiller, about the way he combs his hair in front of a mirror in real life.
  • Ben Stiller wrote the part of Hansel specifically for Owen Wilson, and said that no one else was even considered for the role.
  • This is the first American movie in which Alexander Skarsgård appeared.
  • Ben Stiller named Will Ferrell’s character Jacobin Mugatu after the Mugato, the horned gorilla from the planet Neural in the Star Trek series.

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