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Ben Stiller refuses to cut out Donald Trump’s cameo out of the 2001 comedy hit Zoolander

Ben Stiller (Benjamin Edward Meara Stiller), is an American actor, comedian, writer,  film producer and director. The late comedians and actors Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara were his parents.

The 2001 comedy movie, Zoolander which starred him, Owen Wilson and Will Ferrell was one of his best known works.

The movie contains elements from a pair of short movies directed by Russell Bates and written by Drake Sather and Stiller. It was for the VH1 Fashion Awards television specials in 1996 and 1997. The quick films and this film itself portray a dimwitted, narcissistic man named Derek Zoolander, played with Stiller’s help. The film includes Zoolander turning into the pawn of corrupt fashion executives who’re plotting to assassinate the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Ben Stiller refuses to cut out Donald Trump's cameo out of the 2001 comedy hit Zoolander
A still from trailer of the 2001 comedy film Zoolander, starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson

 

Coming back, Stiller has heard everyone’s cry (or, a few people’s cry) to edit Donald Trump from his hit 2001 comedy. He hears it and he goes to go beforehand and can help you down easy: it’s no longer happening. “I’ve had people approaching me, saying I must edit Donald Trump out of Zoolander,” the actor informed Daily Beast’s podcast, The New Abnormal recently. “But at the end of the day, that was a time when that exists, and that happened.”

For the ones who still haven’t seen the film, in a hot minute, Trump’s split-second cameo is one of numerous celeb appearances praising the incomprehensibly dumb, genetically gifted titular protagonist. “Without Derek Zoolander, male modelling wouldn’t be what it’s far today,” the current President of America declares in the scene.

Mused Stiller, “There were so many movies that had a silly cameo from Donald Trump. He represented a positive thing.” It’s a thrilling point, though. If Trump had been to be erased from Zoolander, might he still continue to be in his many different cameos?

If so then we’re talking about a never ending list. There’s Home Alone II, Sex And The City, The Drew Carey Show, The Little Rascals… it just goes on!

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