Maybe it’s been a while since you revisited Ben Stiller’s Zoolander. If so, you should fix that immediately as it’s easily the greatest male model-turned-secret assassin movies ever made. And with Ben Stiller’s upcoming The Birthday Boys appearance, now is as good a time as any to find out why.
1. The Gas Fight
Only male models could be this dumb. But only male models could make spraying each other with gasoline this look so awesome.
2. The David Bowie Cameo
Good food needs seasoning. Good baths need bubbles. And good movies about male models need David Bowie. It’s an undeniable truth.
3. The Plot
Male models are dumb, sure. But Zoolander‘s plot claims they were also behind every major political assassination for the last 200 years. It’s a premise so crazy you almost wish it were true.
4. Jacobim Mugatu
It’s hard to pick one Will Ferrell performance to call his his weirdest, but his villainous Mr. Mugatu comes pretty close.