‘Bruno’ Tricks Ex-Mossad Spy
Posted on Jul 7, 2008
Sacha Baron Cohen is already notorious for his alter ego Borat, and now, fortunately for his career (and unfortunately for those who get caught in his comedic cross hairs), he has another invented personality—German fashionista Bruno—who just pulled one over on former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher.
The Jerusalem Post:
It got worse, Alpher acknowledged: “Then the interviewer declared, ‘Your conflict is not so bad. Jennifer-Angelina is worse.’”
Alpher and his Palestinian partner exchanged puzzled glances at the comparison of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie fighting over Brad Pitt, but because they had both received a fee for their appearance, and still hadn’t completely internalized that their interviewer was not exactly who he seemed, they soldiered on.
“We played it straight and square… We smiled at the idiotic questions and answered them patiently… We knew something ludicrous was happening but couldn’t quite figure it out,” Alpher wrote. “Our rock-star host concluded with a mind-boggling song about the epic Middle East conflict between ‘Jews and Hindus.’ At the crescendo, he grabbed our hands and joined them with his.”
Doing his part to improve Israeli-Palestinian relations: Sacha Baron Cohen in full “Bruno” regalia.