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Larry Zoolander
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Gender

Male

Film

Zoolander

Protrayed by

Jon Voight

Family

Mrs. Zoolander (wife; deceased)
Derek Zoolander (son)
Luke Zoolander (son)
Scrappy Zoolander (son)
Derek Zoolander Jr. (grandson)

Larry Zoolander is the father of Derek, Luke and Scrappy.

She was portrayed by Jon Voight, who also played Bill Biscane / Kane (Baby) in Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2, Patrick Gates in National Treasure, Marion Sevillo in Holes, Defense Secretary John Keller in Transformers, Howard Cosell in Ali, Lord Richard Croft in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Adolph Rupp in Glory Road, Principal Dimly in Bratz, and Tom Jordan in The Manchurian Candidate.

History

Larry is a coal miner who presumably works and lives in a backwater mining town along with his two sons, Luke and Scrappy. His wife died prior to the events of the film, and Larry later remarks that he is grateful his bride passed before his youngest son, Derek, got a career in modeling. He does not approve of Derek's modeling, likely because it is not macho like his line of work.

At one point, Derek has been disheartened by losing an award to Hansel and the death of three of his friends. He announces his retirement from male modeling and returns to the mining town to go into his father's line of work, where he gets a job in the coal mine working alongside his father and brothers. However, Mr. Zoolander's strained relationship with Derek continues, as there are still fresh memories of Derek's modeling.

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