Posing with a perfectly manicured treasure trail, Sacha Baron Cohen was in full-blown Bruno persona in a photo spread in British Marie Claire. He wore outrageous outfits like a golden thong with moots and a murse in one shot, and a silver space suit in another.
Sacha Baron Cohen says he wants Bruno to be “the most famous Austrian since Hitler”—that might sound shocking to your parents, but if you saw Borat, you’d know Baron Cohen lives for sparking controversy.
“Papers are speculating that Bruno is based on a real television presenter, Alfons Haider,” the Telegraph says. “However, his character is far from typical, says ORF: ‘Bruno portrays Austria as a country where men holding hands is prohibited by law and draws staggering parallels with the US: in the south, both countries have the same attitude towards homosexuals and foreigners.’ The result, this article concludes, is that Bruno could be a ‘catastrophe’ for tourism in Austria.”
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