• Publication date: July 27, 2011

A Top Model With 3% Body Fat And 1% Brain Activity Zoolander: From Fashion to Assassin

Derek Zoolander is an effeminate, vain, and moronic fashion model. For years he has been unanimously recognized as the world�s top fashion model, however a new model named Hansel has arrived on the scene, pushing Zoolander out of the spotlight.

Derek Zoolander is an effeminate, vain, and moronic fashion model. For years he has been unanimously recognized as the world�s top fashion model, however a new model named Hansel has arrived on the scene, pushing Zoolander out of the spotlight.

Zoolander�s career takes a nosedive when journalist Matilda Jeffries publishes an expose on the flamboyant supermodel in Time magazine. Yet the worst is yet to come when, to Zoolander�s horror, Hansel replaces him as the world�s top model.

Disgraced, Derek retires from modelling, leaves New York, and returns to his family of coal miners. Yet the flashy and fashion conscious ex-model has trouble meshing with his blue collar roots after years on the runway; Derek�s hard working, coal-shovelling relatives have little use for him and send him back to New York.

Upon his return to the city Zoolander reconnects with his fierce critic Matilda Jeffries, who after some self-reflection, believes that she portrayed Derek unfairly in her article and wants to give him a second chance.

Matilda, somewhat concerned for Zoolander�s safety trails him throughout his daily activities. While Derek�s fall from grace led to him being blacklisted from nearly every runway, fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu shows a keen interest in revitalizing his career.

Magtu�s obsession with Zoolander raises Matilda�s eyebrows; she suspects that the mogul may have an ulterior motive. Despite Matilda�s repeated attempts to find information regarding Magtu�s past, his life is a mystery; no one quite knows where he came from, or how he achieved such a high position in the fashion industry.

The journalist�s suspicions are reinforced when she trails Derek to a spa, which is merely a decoy for the mogul�s brainwashing facility, and is attacked by Katinka Ingabogovinanana.

After Derek remains missing for a week he finally reappears at his apartment. Matilda reveals to Zoolander that Matgu has brainwashed him in order to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia by proxy.

Derek remains unconvinced until he is approached by renowned hand model J.P. Prewett who explains that the fashion industry dictates world politics, and has frequently used its models to assassinate heads of state.

Advice from a legend such as Prewett convinces Zoolander. Now Hansel, Matilda, Prewett, and Zoolander must band together to prevent the Prime Minister�s death and to put a halt to the fashion industry�s evil grip on the world�s population.

While the film�s cast is full of top actors, �Zoolander� also features a number of notable cameos by individuals such as Fabio, Lenny Kravitz, Paris Hilton, David Bowie, Lil� Kim, Natalie Portman and many more.

This movie is rated PG-13 due to sexual content and drug references.

Year: 2001

Runtime: 89 mins

Genre: Comedy

Starring:

Ben Stiller

Owen Wilson

Christine Taylor

Will Ferrell

Milla Jovovich

Jerry Stiller

David Duchovny

Jon Voight

Directed by: Ben Stiller