The original Zoolander was released in 2001. But the movie seems to never go out of style. Ben Stiller’s satire continues to be a fan favorite… As many times as you’ve watched the epic moments in the movie and multiple interactions between Derek and Hansel, there are still many things you didn’t know about the film. Put on that Blue Steel and read the second part of “15 things you didn’t know about Zoolander.”
Number 8: Homeless People
Mugatu’s “Derelicte” line was a real trend unveiled by John Galliano.
Number 9: Stiller forgot his text
Stiller once forgot his text. When David Duchovny explains the conspiracy, Derek says, “Why male models?” twice. Stiller asked the same question twice because he forgot the next line.
Number 10: Kumar Tag
In one of the scenes, Hansel wore a jumpsuit with the tag “Kumar.” This was a form of homage to actor Kumar Pallana.
Number 11: 911 Tragedy
Zoolander was released three weeks after 911 incident. Aside from digitally removing out the Twin Towers, the creators proceeded with the release as planned.
Number 12: Beyond Profitable
The filmmakers paid $28 million for the production of Zoolander. The movie in turns earned back $45 million in North America and $16 million in foreign countries.
Number 13: Movie Banned in Malaysia
The references to Malaysia didn’t work well for the creators of the movie. Most of the Asian countries changed “Malaysia” to “Micronesia.” Malaysia itself banned the film.
Number 14: Terrence Malick Fan
Director Terrence Malick considers Zoolander one of his favorite movies. Knowing that, Stiller once recorded a special video greeting in character for Malick’s birthday.
Number 15: Zoolander Brand
In 2016 Stiller released Zoolander 2. Even though people criticized the movie, the authors didn’t stop and proceeded with creating a cartoon “Zoolander: Super Model”, where Derek and Hansel become superheroes. Shortly after that, Netflix released the cartoon in the U.K. and not in the USA yet.