|Stiller at the May 2019 Montclair Film Festival|
|Born||Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller November 30, 1965 New York City, U.S.|
|Occupation||Actor comedian producer director writer|
The name “Derek Zoolander” was invented by Bates while he was editing the first short film, and was inspired by the names of two male models who both worked for Calvin Klein: the Dutchman Mark Vanderloo and the American Johnny Zander.
Likewise, in the next scene, a character uses Mork’s catchphrase, “Shazbot”. Mork was played by Robin Williams, who starred with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in the Night at the Museum film franchise, and who died a short time before this movie was filmed. The outfits are a little shout out to Williams.
|Died||May 11, 2020 (aged 92) New York City, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Syracuse University (BA)|
|Occupation||Actor, author, comedian|
Of course, “haute homeless” was actually adopted by outlandish and controversial designer John Galliano, on whom Ferrell’s Mugatu was based.
SINGAPORE — Singapore has banned the film “Zoolander,” an American comedy featuring a plot to kill Malaysia’s prime minister. The action comedy was banned for “controversial elements gathered from feedback,” Singapore’s Board of Film Censors said in a news release, without elaborating.
Where does Blue Steel come from? The comedy film Zoolander centers on a male model named Derek Zoolander, played by Ben Stiller. Among Zoolander’s famous poses is a look called Blue Steel. It involves pursed lips and sucked-in cheeks made with the eyes fixed on the camera.
Eric Stiller, American author and kayaker. Jerry Stiller (1927–2020), American comedian and actor, father of Ben Stiller.
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J.P. Prewitt : Are you serious? I just told you that a moment ago. … J.P. Prewitt : Yes it is, Derek.
Zane played the snobbish millionaire misanthrope Caledon Hockley in James Cameron’s 1997 blockbuster Titanic. This role as Rose’s (played by Kate Winslet) fiancé earned him an MTV Movie Award nomination for “Best Villain” and a Blockbuster Entertainment Award.
He’s in a wacky league of his own. Considering Mugatu is a renowned fashion designer—he even claims to have invented the piano necktie—it makes sense that he would have bold style in the film. With extravagant outfits brought to life by the film’s costume designer, David C.
|Film||Zoolander Zoolander 2|
|Portrayed by||Will Ferrell|
|Enemies||Derek Zoolander Hansel McDonald Matilda Jeffries Derek Zoolander Jr.|
When Ben Stiller debuted his professionally good-looking character Derek Zoolander at the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards, it was easy to laugh at him. … As intended, Zoolander came off as a narcissistic moron with a complete lack of self-awareness.
Propelled to the top of the fashion world by a photogenic gaze he calls “Blue Steel,” dimwitted male model Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) thinks he’s got a fourth consecutive win as Male Model of the Year in the bag. But, when his rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson), unexpectedly takes the crown, Derek is crushed. He becomes easy prey for fashion designer Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who signs Derek to star in his “Derelicte” fashion show, then brainwashes him to kill Malaysia’s prime minister.
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