Blue Steel on screen

August 23, 2021 2:18 pm


Back in 2001 the film Zoolander graced our screens. In the comedy film Ben Stiller plays the character of Derek Zoolander who is a male model who has hit a particularly low point in his career. It has all the fun and frolics that we have come to expect from Stiller along with a very fashionable cameo from the men who is responsible for development of the Mens Tommy Hilfiger Jeans that are sold by EJ Menswear – that’s right Tommy Hilfiger made an appearance in the film.

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A  number of other influential and important actors and celebrities made cameo appearances in the film and these included:

  • David Bowie
  • Emma Bunton
  • Cuba Gooding Jr
  • Heidi Klum
  • Christian Slater
  • Donatella Versace

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The entire premise of the film is that some not very nice characters are looking for a less than intelligent model that they can brainwash into assassinating the Prime Minister of Malaysia. Zoolander is a model. He is deemed to be desperate enough that he will have his ego flattered into thinking that he has been hand chosen for a runway job and dim witted enough to not figure out what is going on behind the scenes. Along the way classic hilarity ensues as we have become accustomed to, in the styles of films that Ben Stiller stars in.