Zoolander

Release Date: September 28, 2001

OK, cut away from the hideous jacket to Morgan Fairchild then end with Magic the dog.

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Based on Ben Stiller’s character, Derek Zoolander, this film will carry on in the same satirical nature that first appeared at the VH1 Fashion Awards and numerous other award ceremonies. Stiller directs from a screenplay he collaborated on with Drake Sather. The cast includes Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, and Milla Jovovich.

On paper alone, the film looks like another big-screen adaptation of an SNL character. Stiller, who is a proven comedy star but not necessarily a strong draw, shows off his writing and directing talent that was briefly shown in these same skits, as well as his own television show. On paper, the transition from five-minute skit to 90-minute film seems like a stretch and might prove a difficult sell. Undoubtedly, the movie will steer away from the low-brow humor normally associated with Rob Schneider and Tom Green films. Unfortunately, that might be its downfall. (Walid Habboub/BOP)

August 13, 2001
A video from the Zoolander soundtrack is starting to appear in the MTV rotation. The song is Start the Commotion and is performed by the Wise Guys, featuring Greg Nice. Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Christine Taylor all make an appearance. Look for awareness of the film to increase if this video gets heavy airplay. (Kim Hollis/BOP)




Vital statistics for Zoolander
Main Cast Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Christine Taylor, Will Ferrell, Milla Jovovich, Jerry Stiller, David Duchovny, Jon Voight, Judah Friedlander
Supporting Cast Nathan Lee Graham, Alexander Manning, Asio Highsmith, Alexander Skarsgård
Director Ben Stiller
Screenwriter Drake Sather, Ben Stiller, John Hamburg
Distributor Paramount
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.zoolander.com/
Rating PG-13
Running Time 89 minutes
Screen Count 2,507
Also see Trailer review by Stephanie Star Smith
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture



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