35 People You Forgot Made a Cameo in ‘Zoolander’

Derek Zoolander may have learned the hard way that there’s more to life than being ridiculously good looking, but the one thing that stands out most from the 2001 comedy (and surely its hotly-anticipated sequel) is all the cameos by some seriously famous people! Think you know Zoolander so well? Find out if you remember all of these amazing cameos in the movie!

Alexander Skarsgard
Zoolander, Alexander Skarsgard
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I know it's hard to believe that this male model who's into juicing and orange mocha Frappucinos would go on to be our biggest vampire crush ever, but it's true! It was his first film role in the States.
James Marsden
Zoolander, James Marsden
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OMG, I know! Who knew that he played Abraham Lincoln's murderer in a flashback scene?!
Donald and Melania Trump
Zoolander, Donald Trump, Milania Trump
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The name Donald Trump in 2001 signified something different altogether than it does in 2016, but even in his brief appearance in the film alongside then-girlfriend Melania, there's no denying his star quality.
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Vince Vaughn
Zoolander, Vince Vaughn
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Vince's uncredited appearance as Derek's brother Luke might go unnoticed unless you're looking closely, but it's definitely him!
Jon Voight
Zoolander, Jon Voight
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Though Ben Stiller's parents actually do make appearances in the film, it's Angelina Jolie's dad that played Derek's coal miner pops in the movie!
Judah Friedlander
Zoolander, Judah Friedlander
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Now he's most known for his role on 30 Rock, but back then, he appeared as one of Derek's coal miner brothers, named Scrappy.
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Emma Bunton and Victoria Beckham
Zoolander, Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham
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It's only fitting that a fashion movie in 2001 would feature a cameo from Baby Spice and Posh Spice. Girl power!
Justin Theroux
Zoolander, Justin Theroux
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Though he's pretty unrecognizable in dreadlocks and crazy-looking colored contacts, the evil DJ that challenges Hansel to a break-dancing fight is none other than Jennifer Aniston's husband Justin Theroux! Who knew!?
Paris Hilton
Zoolander, Paris Hilton
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That's hot! Right before she was on the brink of taking over the world one hot pink purse at a time, Paris made a brief cameo as a party girl in the movie, which is seriously so fitting.
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Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale
Zoolander, Gwen Stefani, Gavin Rossdale
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Aw, this one is sad! These two appeared as guests at the VH1 Fashion Awards right before they tied the knot.
Natalie Portman
Zoolander, Natalie Portman
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A super young Natalie Portman appeared on the red carpet of the awards show, professing her love for an "almost too good looking" Derek Zoolander.
David Duchovny
Zoolander, David Duchovny
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Though he was already a huge star thanks to the insane popularity of The X Files, David lent his talents to play a hand model trying to save Zoolander in this movie.
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David Bowie
Zoolander, David Bowie
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The late icon had an awesome small role as a judge of the dance-off between the rival models, and Ben Stiller recently tweeted that he couldn't believe David Bowie would lend his talents to his movie.
Andy Dick
Zoolander, Andy Dick
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I know it's hard to believe, but Derek's masseuse was played by a unibrow-rocking Andy Dick.
Winona Ryder
Zoolander, Winona Ryder
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The actress definitely seemed flirty with Zoolander for her cameo in the movie. Rawr!
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Milla Jovovich
Zoolander, Milla Jovovich
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Milla played Mugatu's lead henchwoman named Katinka Ingabogovinanana.. seriously!
Fred Durst
Zoolander, Fred Durst
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At the height of Limp Bizkit's fame, he made his first big screen appearance for a cameo in the movie.
Lance Bass
Zoolander, Lance Bass
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Bet you didn't remember the *NSYNCer had a quick cameo, also!
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Patton Oswalt
Zoolander, Patton Oswalt
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Patton Oswalt (and his crazy glasses!) made an appearance as a monkey (yes, monkey) photographer!
Billy Zane
Zoolander, Billy Zane
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Yep, he played himself in the film!
Stephen Dorff and Sandra Bernhard
Zoolander, Stephen Dorff, Sandra Bernhard
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Did you catch the cameo by these two major actors?!
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Mark Ronson
Zoolander, Mark Ronson
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Way before he was a household name in the music world, he played the DJ at the male model funeral.
Tyson Beckford
Zoolander, Tyson Beckford
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Of course it's only natural that a movie about male models in the fashion industry would feature a few real male models, like Tyson.
Zoolander, Fabio
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It's obvious why Fabio won the acclaimed "Slashie" award for best actor 'slash' model: was there ever any question?!
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Claudia Schiffer
Zoolander, Claudia Schiffer
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One of the original supermodels fit right in for a cameo, of course.
Lil' Kim
Zoolander, Lil' Kim
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The rapper (and her amazing bright orange curls) also makes a "blink-and-you'll-miss-her" cameo.
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Zoolander, Cuba Gooding Jr
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Yep, bet you didn't remember that the Selma star appeared as himself here!
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Heidi Klum
Zoolander, Heidi Klum
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Her moment goes by quickly, but it's true that Heidi makes a brief appearance at the fashion show as well!
Lenny Kravitz
Zoolander, Lenny Kravitz
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The rocker is put in an incredibly awkward situation when he is forced to tell Derek that Hansel was the actual winner of the "male model of the year" award. Ouch.
Zoolander, Sting
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Though Sting didn't technically star in the movie, he made an appearance in Hansel's angel wing as one of Hansel's heroes. He doesn't listen to Sting's music, but appreciates that he makes it. As you do...
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Jennifer Coolidge
Jennifer Coolidge, Zoolander
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Yep, in the movie's first scene, we get a brief glimpse of Stifler's mom off to the side!