I really dig the subversive & outrageous work of Sacha Baron Cohen. He is an original & truly funny actor with a chameleon, Peter Sellers-ish technique. His turn in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby was inspired total immersion in character as Will Ferrells' rival- race car driver Jean Girard. I was stunned at his transformation as Signor Adolfo Pirelli in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I laughed myself sick during my two viewings of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. I have seen several trailers for Bruno & it looks to be even more out there than Borat or Ali-G Show. Will it outrage? I would hope so! Amuse? I am certain. Now Baron Cohen is more insane than ever as he becomes GQ's fist nude cover. Baron Cohen has been nominated for 4 Emmy awards, an Oscar Nomination, a BAFTA Award win for Best Actor & a Golden Globe for Best Actor in Borat. He is smart (with honors from Cambridge, where he played Tevya in Fiddler On The Roof), super talented, very subversive & extremely brave.
From the GQ "interview" with Bruno:
Dear Brüno, where should I be putting my iPhone? The wife says the belt clip is totally out, But it looks like a tuna sandwich in my pocket. Anyplace else?
B:Vhat ein stupid question. Keep it in your assistant’s pocket, obwiously.
Dear Brüno, I am all in favor of protecting the animals, but what is reasonable? I won’t wear fur, but do I need to give up my leather jackets or shoes?
B: Ich vant to make it clear: Brüno ist totally against vearing fur—it’s too expensive und high-maintenance. I mean, vhy don’t giant pandas have a label on zem saying zey’re not machine vashable? Regarding shoes und jackets, if you vant to be ein Leatherboy, zat’s fine.
Dear Brüno, if forced to choose: Dolce or Gabbana?
B: Gabbana. Dolce is bald, so zere’s no hair to grab hold of.
Dear Brüno, can men wear heels? When & why?
B: Of course. Some guys look great in heels—ze singer Pink, for example. Alzo, mein last boyfreund, Diesel, vas a genuine Pygmy only three eight, so ich made him vear heels so he could give me plow jops mitout me having to bend mein knees.