Sasha Baron Cohen is at it again with Bruno. Cohan/Bruno tricked Yossi Alpher, a former Israeli spy and Palestinian academic Ghassam Khalib into appearing in the film which they thought was a serious documentary on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. At one point, Bruno compared the Middle East conflict to the battle between Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie over Brad Pitt, saying: ‘Your conflict is not so bad.’ He also said:
“What’s the connection between a political movement and food. Why hummus?” Cohen asked, later adding: “Yesterday I threw away my pitta bread because it was dripping hummus. And it’s too high in carbohydrates.”
It was too late to pull out because the two had already signed release forms and received payment for the interview. The way things are going Bruno could end up being just a great as Borat…maybe even better! So far there has been talk of Ben Affleck being interviewed by Cohen in character, along with Arnold Schwarzenegger. There was also an incident in the lobby of Wichita Kansas Airport, where Bruno and his friend were caught stripping down to tight shorts.