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FBI started file on Sacha Baron Cohen during Borat filming

Authorities at America’s FBI have a file full of complaints about outrageous British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen after concerned citizens flagged him as a possible terrorist.
The actor is known for playing provocative characters, including Ali G and Bruno, but it was his behaviour while shooting outrageous 2006 comedy Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan which really attracted attention for all the wrong reasons.
Sacha, 44, portrayed tactless Kazakhstani reporter Borat Sagdiyev in the movie, as he embarked on a journey across the U.S. to make a documentary about American culture.
Many of those people interviewed for the film were unaware the funnyman was acting the fool, and Sacha reveals some even reported his outlandish antics to police, who notified the FBI – particularly after spotting the dodgy character riding around in an ice cream truck.
“(The FBI) got so many complaints there was a terrorist traveling in an ice cream van,” Sacha recalled during an appearance on America’s WTF with Marc Maron podcast.
However, the actor confesses to making a run for it before FBI agents could discuss the issue with him in person.
“So the FBI got so many complaints that they started compiling a little file on us,” he continued, “and eventually they came to visit us at the hotel. I obviously went missing when I heard because they (producers) were like, ‘FBI’s downstairs. Sacha, disappear!'”
The comedian went on to admit it wasn’t the first time he had run from authorities. He also had a brush with the law in Kansas while shooting 2009’s Bruno, in which he played a flamboyant Austrian fashionista, but as he tried to jump out of a window to avoid the cops, he fell awkwardly and broke his heel, prompting producers to shut down filming and allow him time to recover.

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