It's based on a sketch called Derek Zoolander, Male Model that Stiller did at the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards show. The movie is a spoof of the shallow, self-obsessed, model-worshipping culture, centered on Zoolander, the CEO of a modeling school.
- Ben Stiller.....Director
- Ben Stiller.....Derek Zoolander
- Owen Wilson.....Hansel
- Christine Taylor.....Matilda Jeffries
- Will Ferrell.....Mugatu
- Milla Jovovich.....Katinka
- Jerry Stiller.....Maury Ballstein