Jerry Stiller

Stiller and Meara are the parents of actor Ben Stiller, with whom Stiller co-starred in the films Zoolander, Heavyweights, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and Zoolander 2. Stiller is known for his angry, yelling acting style. The eldest of four children, Stiller was born at Unity Hospital in Brooklyn, New York, to Bella (née Citron) and William Stiller, a bus driver. His family is Jewish. His paternal grandparents immigrated from Galicia (modern southern Poland and Western Ukraine), and his mother was born in Poland. He lived in the Williamsburg and East New York neighborhoods before his family moved to the Lower East Side, where he attended Seward Park High School.

Alexander Skarsgård

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The role of Brad Colbert was the closest to a "lead" in Generation Kill, and director Susanna White and executive producer David Simon at first disagreed about casting Skarsgård. White wanted to cast him but Simon was not convinced he could pull off the American accent. After four auditions in three cities, Skarsgård learned the role was his just 36 hours before he had to board a plane for Namibia where the project was filming. The cast and crew filmed for seven months in the desert, shooting six days a week. Skarsgård worked with a dialect coach to master the American accent.

Nathan Lee Graham

His roles in feature film include Todd in Zoolander, Frederick Montana in Sweet Home Alabama, Geoff in Hitch and Bernard on the Fox comedy series LA to Vegas. He has appeared in independent films like Confessions of an Action Star, Bad Actress and Trophy Kids. On the small screen he originated the role of Peter in The Comeback, and had guest starring roles on Scrubs, Absolutely Fabulous and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. His stage appearances include Phil D'armano in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Awards and Grammy Award nominated The Wild Party and as Miss Understanding in the original Broadway cast of the Tony Awards nominated Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

Miguel Calderón

Calderón's paintings in The Royal Tenenbaums are shown as part of the bonus features of the film's DVD. Sculpture magazine article. The Artists Cinema article. Calderon at SFMOMA. Article on Calderon in Mexico City.


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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) features Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson), a tennis pro who suffers from depression and has a breakdown on court in front of thousands of fans. Wimbledon (2004) is a film about a discouraged pro tennis player (Paul Bettany) who meets a young woman on the women's tennis circuit (Kirsten Dunst) who helps him find his drive to go and win Wimbledon. In The Squid and the Whale (2005), Joan (Laura Linney) has an affair with her kids' tennis coach, Ivan (William Baldwin). In a symbolic scene, Joan's ex-husband, Bernard (Jeff Daniels), loses a tennis match against Ivan in front of the kids.

Relax (song)

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Powerman 5000 covered it with Danny Boy for the Zoolander Soundtrack. They made a music video as well. Brooklyn Bounce covered it for their 1997 album The Beginning. Bloodhound Gang sampled it in their song "Mope". Richard Cheese covered it on his 2002 album Tuxicity. The Dandy Warhols covered it for their 2004 album Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols. Atrocity covered it on their 2008 album Werk 80 II. Blake McGrath released a cover version as a single in 2010. Kevorkian Death Cycle released a cover version on their 1999 album A+0(M). Duran Duran performed a snippet of the song during "The Wild Boys" on their 2011–12 All You Need Is Now Tour.

52nd Berlin International Film Festival

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The 52nd annual Berlin International Film Festival was held from February 6 to 17, 2002. The festival opened with Heaven by Tom Tykwer. New print of Charlie Chaplin's 1940 American satirical dramedy film The Great Dictator was the closing film of the festival. The Golden Bear was awarded to British–Irish film Bloody Sunday directed by Paul Greengrass and Japanese Animated film Spirited Away directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Natalie Portman

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That same year, she was one of many celebrities who made cameo appearances in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Portman was cast in a small role in the 2003 drama film Cold Mountain. In 2004, Portman appeared in the independent movies Garden State and Closer. Garden State was an official selection of the Sundance Film Festival and won Best First Feature at the Independent Spirit Awards. Her performance as Alice in Closer earned her a Supporting Actress Golden Globe as well as a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. The final Star Wars prequel, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, was released on May 19, 2005.

David Bowie

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In a 2017 interview with Consequence of Sound, director Denis Villeneuve revealed his intention to cast Bowie in Blade Runner 2049 as the lead villain, Niander Wallace, but when news broke of Bowie's death in January of the same year, Villeneuve was forced to look for talent with similar "rock star" qualities. He eventually cast actor and lead singer of Thirty Seconds to Mars, Jared Leto. Talking about the casting process, Villeneuve said: "Our first thought [for the character] had been David Bowie, who had influenced Blade Runner in many ways. When we learned the sad news, we looked around for someone like that. He [Bowie] embodied the Blade Runner spirit."

Mark Vanderloo

The Derek Zoolander character of the film Zoolander has been loosely based on Vanderloo's and Johnny Zander's (fellow male model) names.

Frankie Rayder

She has also appeared in 1999, 2000, 2002, and 2003 Victoria's Secret fashion shows and a cameo role in the 2001 movie Zoolander. In the early 2000s, GQ named her the Sexiest Woman in the World. In 2004, she was one of the featured models (along with Linda Evangelista, Patti Hansen and her daughters Alexandra and Theodora Richards, Twiggy, and Beverly Johnson) in the 50-model 50th Anniversary Ann Taylor ad campaign photographed by Annie Leibovitz. Rayder was also mentioned in the press for several months for an ad campaign for Godiva Chocolatier.

Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble

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The Royal Tenenbaums. Chicago. ''The Hours. ''My Big Fat Greek Wedding. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Love Actually. A Mighty Wind. Mystic River. Sideways. Closer. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou. Ocean's Twelve. Crash. Good Night, and Good Luck. Rent. Sin City. Syriana. Little Miss Sunshine. Babel. Bobby. The Departed. Dreamgirls. A Prairie Home Companion. Hairspray. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. Gone Baby Gone. Juno. No Country for Old Men. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Milk. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The Dark Knight. Doubt. Rachel Getting Married. Inglourious Basterds. Nine. Precious. Star Trek. Up in the Air.

Lil' Kim

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Kimberly Denise Jones (born July 11, 1974 or 1975), known professionally by her stage name Lil' Kim, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, model, and actress. She was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, living much of her adolescent life on the streets after being expelled from home. In her teens, Jones would freestyle rap, heavily influenced by fellow female hip-hop artists like MC Lyte and The Lady of Rage.

Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film

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The Art Directors Guild Award for Excellence in Production Design for a Contemporary Film is one of the annual awards given by the Art Directors Guild starting from 2000.

American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical

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The American Cinema Editors Award for Best Edited Feature Film – Comedy or Musical is one of the annual awards given by the American Cinema Editors.

Shavo Odadjian

He also made a cameo as Hansel's Posse member in the film Zoolander. In 2006, Odadjian starred in the critically acclaimed film "Screamers", a documentary by internationally known director Carla Garapedian. The film follows Odadjian and the rest of the rock band System of a Down as they tour Europe and the US, pointing out the horrors of modern genocide that began in Armenia in 1915 up through Darfur today. Odadjian is an avid and passionate painter outside of music. His artwork has been featured in many System of a Down music videos and live shows - including an abstract piece highlighted in the "Hypnotize" video.

Winona Ryder

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Later in 2000, she was one of several celebrities who made small cameo appearances in Zoolander (released in 2001). On October 6, 2000, Ryder received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, located directly in front of the Johnny Grant building next to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Hollywood Boulevard. She was the 2,165th recipient of this honor. Ryder had a hiatus after her shoplifting incident in 2001 (see below). The book Conversations with Woody Allen reports that in 2003, film director Woody Allen wanted to cast Robert Downey Jr. and Ryder in his film Melinda and Melinda, but was unable to do so because "I couldn't get insurance on them ... We couldn't get bonded.

Milla Jovovich

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This was followed by a supporting role as the evil Katinka in the comedy Zoolander (2001). In 2002, Jovovich starred in the horror-action film Resident Evil, released in the United States on March 15, 2002 and based on the CAPCOM video game series of the same name. She portrayed Alice, the film's heroine, who fights a legion of zombies created by the Umbrella Corporation. Jovovich had accepted the role because she and her brother Marco had been fans of the video game franchise.

Lukas Haas

Haas was discovered at the age of five in his kindergarten by casting director Margery Simkin. His first screen role was as a child in the 1983 nuclear holocaust film Testament. He became more widely known in 1985 when, at the age of eight, he appeared in Witness. His performance as an Amish boy who is the sole witness to a police officer's murder was well received by critics. Haas followed this with roles in films such as Lady in White and Solarbabies. In 1989, he appeared in the film Music Box, as the 12-year-old son of Jessica Lange's character, and grandson of an immigrant who is accused of being a war criminal. For this role he was nominated for the Young Artist Award.

74th Academy Awards

The 74th Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), took place on March 24, 2002, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. During the ceremony, AMPAS presented Academy Awards (commonly referred to as Oscars) in 24 categories honoring films released in 2001. The ceremony, televised in the United States by ABC, was produced by Laura Ziskin and directed by Louis J. Horvitz. Actress Whoopi Goldberg hosted the show for the fourth time. She first hosted the 66th ceremony held in 1994 and had last hosted the 71st ceremony in 1999.

Cuba Gooding Jr.

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In 1996, Gooding reached a new level of prominence when he was cast as an arrogant yet charismatic football player in Cameron Crowe's blockbuster dramatic sports comedy Jerry Maguire (1996) with co-star Tom Cruise, which was a major critical and commercial success and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. Most significantly, it earned Gooding an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. His exuberant "Show me the money!" line in the film became a nationwide catch phrase. Additionally, his Oscar acceptance speech has often been cited for its enthusiasm.

Justin Theroux

In June 2013, Theroux was cast as the lead character in HBO's TV pilot The Leftovers, which HBO ordered as a 10-episode season In September 2013. The series, which premiered June 29, 2014, is based on a book of the same name by Tom Perrotta, which follows a group of people left behind in the suburban community of Mapleton after mysterious disappearances worldwide. Theroux co-wrote the sequel Zoolander 2 (2016), and reprised his role, Evil DJ, in the film. Theroux also gave a voice to the character The Evil Lord Garmadon in the 2017 film The Lego Ninjago Movie. Theroux made a cameo as The Master Codebreaker in the casino scenes in the 2017 film Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Between the Buttons

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In a scene in Wes Anderson's 2001 film The Royal Tenenbaums, the character Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow) plays Between the Buttons on a record player. She cues up the track "She Smiled Sweetly," which is followed by "Ruby Tuesday." ("Ruby Tuesday" appears on the US release of the album, though it does not follow "She Smiled Sweetly" in the track order.) In the US, the album was released by London Records on 11 February 1967 (mono, LL 3499; stereo, PS 499). "Let's Spend the Night Together" and "Ruby Tuesday" were slotted onto the album while "Back Street Girl" and "Please Go Home" were removed (these would be included on the following US odds-and-ends release, Flowers, in July 1967).