Entertainment

They wanted to kill me: Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from the movie The Dictator.
Sacha Baron Cohen in a scene from the movie The Dictator. Contributed - Image.net

SACHA Baron Cohen says he nearly died while in character for his outlandish comic creation Bruno.

Cohen, currently starring as military tyrant General Aladeen in his latest film The Dictator, says filming for his 2009 film Bruno took a turn for the worse when he was dressed as a camp version of a Hasidic Jew in Jeruselum.

He told The Mirror he only survived by taking refuge in a nearby shop.

"A bunch of Hasidic Jews ran after me with rocks and I ended up hiding in a bathroom store," he said.

"Normally in dangerous situations I have a getaway car. But as I ran towards the getaway car it drove away. So I found myself running down the street, running for my life, and being chased by these Hasidic nutcases.

"I turned round to calm them down, and I shouted in Hebrew, 'I am Jewish', which apparently is the worst thing ever you can tell Hasidic Jews.

"It was then they decided that they wanted to really kill me."

It's not the only time Cohen has feared for his life. He admitted to the Mirror that he also risked his life while filming Borat and Bruno.

"In those last two movies there were lots of people with guns who got angry and it became a little hairy at times.

"I never felt I'd get killed, but it has been close."

Topics:  acting entertainment film movies sacha baron cohen the dictator



Longevity over savings at council depot

The layout of the proposed Clarence Valley Council depot on the corner of Skinner and Tyson sts, South Grafton.

Depot cost saving measures come before council

Councillors backflip on fee waiver for HSC exams

HSC exam in process

Lysaught fights for youth with fee waiver

Survey launched as part of Grafton Regional Gallery review

Share your views about the Grafton Regional Gallery

Lindsay encouraging residents to share their views about the Gallery

Local Partners

BIG SWEATY MESS: The Bachelorette descends into chaos

SOPHIE Monk’s quest for love on The Bachelorette turns into a sweaty mess — filled with ego clashes, atomic front-wedgies and nudie runs.

Lights, camera, romance: falling in love on reality TV

The Bachelorette Sophie Monk.

Sophie Monk says she really has found ‘the one’.

Revealed: The dark secrets behind The Sound of Music

This iconic scene was not easy to film.

"I lost all four of my teeth across the bottom."

Kylie Minogue’s back on the scene for Kingsman sequel

Australian singer and actress Kylie Minogue poses during the world premiere of the movie Kingsman: The Golden Circle in Leicester square in London.

AUSSIE pop princess makes a triumphant return to the red carpet.

Phillippe ‘bashed lover in drug bender’

Actor Ryan Phillippe is being sued by his ex-girlfriend.

Ryan Phillippe is being sued after an alleged drug-fuelled rampage.

Trapaga to lead our carols

Special guest for Carols for Candlelight Monica Trapaga.

Preparing for hearty sing-along

First Dates cringefest: 'Some girls can't handle it, y'know?'

Abbie suffers through an excruciating date with James on First Dates.

ONE woman has been set up with a guy who has never been on a date.