With ‘The Dictator,’ opening next weekend in America, Baron Cohen mocks Arab leaders by exaggeration of their behavior, and there are those who call the new comedy a free interpretation of Saddam Hussain’s autobiography, even though the appearance of ‘The Dictator’ himself (AKA ‘General Aladin’), reminds us a little bit like the former Lybian dictator, Muamar Guadaffi.
With all of the above, when Dvir presented himself as “Nimrod from Israel” to ask a question, it was almost inevitable that Baron Cohen would put on a show. “He asked me if I’m Jewish and I said I’m very Jewish,” Dvir tells Abbanibi. “Then he smiled, asked me to get closer to him and got up from his chair to meet me. He pulled out a golden gun, point it to my crotch and asked me to prove that I’m Jewish.”