Zoolander (2001)

About the film . . .

  • Milla plays the mysterious Katinka, evil henchwoman to Mugatu (Will Ferrell), who brainwashes Derek

  • Plot summary: Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is a shallow, self-obsessed male model who has lost his position as the #1 model, being brainwashed by the dominatrix-like character Katinka (Milla) into assassinating the president of Malaysia. Meanwhile, he also has to deal with his nemesis Hansel (Owen Wilson), a younger, blonde model who is now the hot stuff.

  • About a Zoolander sequel (Maxim (US) September 2009): "I actually saw Zoolander the other day. It was funny, man. I heard something about a sequel, and if they do it, I really hope they bring back Katinka."

  • Based upon a character Ben Stiller created for skits shown during the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. The full name of the skit on which this movie is based was Derek Zoolander, Male Model. It's probably being shortened partly because of how much it sounds like Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (or rather, vice versa).

  • You can download the original sketch here (.MOV, 18MB) (no Milla content, but very funny!)

  • Otis Productions' page about Zoolander

  • Official site: www.zoolander.com


Credits

[ For complete credits, check out the Internet Movie Database listing for Zoolander ]

Directed by Ben Stiller
Produced by Ben Stiller, Scott Rudin, & Stuart Cornfeld
Written by Ben Stiller, John Hamburg, & Drake Sather

Cast (partial)
Ben Stiller .... Derek Zoolander
Owen Wilson .... Hansel
Milla Jovovich .... Katinka
Will Ferrell .... Jacobim Mugatu

Plot summary: Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller) is a shallow, self-obsessed male model who has lost his position as the #1 model, being brainwashed by the mysterious dominatrix-like character Katinka (Milla) into assassinating the president of Malaysia. Meanwhile, he also has to deal with his nemesis Hansel (Owen Wilson), a younger, blonde model who is now the hot stuff.

Release date: September 28, 2001 (US)



Zoolander (2001)