Zoolander Essay

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Zoolander The movie Zoolander starring Ben Still as Derek Zoolander, Owen Wilson as Hansel, Christine Taylor[->0] ... Matilda Jeffries[->1], Will Ferrell[->2] as Jacobim Mugatu, Milla Jovovich[->3] as Katinka Ingabogovinanana, Jerry Stiller[->4] as Maury Ballstein[->5], and David Duchovny[->6] as J.P. Prewitt[->7] is a comedy film that takes place in the Manhatten area. The movie will give you a great laugh and is one of my personal favorites. In Zoolander, the supremacy of Derek Zoolander as the world's top male model is challenged by the up-and-coming Hansel (Owen Wilson[->8]), Great Spirit-worshiping throwback to the 1960s[->9]. Derek is publicly embarrassed at the VH1 Fashion Awards when he tries to accept an award given to his rival. Thereafter, Derek is the subject of a Time magazine[->10] cover and article mocking his and other models' lack of intelligence. After Derek's roommates — fellow male models — are killed in a freak gasoline-fight accident, Derek announces his retirement from the male modeling profession. He returns to the coal[->11] mines[->12] where his father Spencer and brothers work, but soon finds himself rejected by his family and desperately out of place as a male model in a hardscrabble coal-mining town. Prime Minister[->13] Hassan of Malaysia[->14] is working on reducing child labor[->15] in his country. The fashion[->16] industry is determined to retain Malaysia as a major source of cheap child labor, and is desperate to thwart the incumbent prime minister. Fashion mogul Jacobim Mugatu (Will Ferrell[->17]), helped by his tough assistant Katinka Ingabogovinanana (Milla Jovovich[->18]), is inspired by Derek's recent public mishaps and decides to use Derek as a programmed assassin to kill the Malaysian Prime Minister. Appealing to Derek's new-found benevolence, Mugatu convinces Derek to come out of retirement and model Mugatu's new

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