Ten years ago today, movie audiences met fictional character Borat Sagdiyev -- a Kazakh journalist who traveled to the United States on behalf of his country's Ministry of Information to create a documentary about American culture.
The satirical film, entitled nude Cultural Pornr resimler of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan ," documented Borat's trek across America, the colorful people he meets during borat travels, and his burning desire to meet "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson.
Played by British actor Sacha Baron Cohenwho first introduced the character on his television series, "Da Ali G Show," Borat's anti-Semitic and sexist comments often exposed tested his subjects' patience and exposed their prejudices.
That was one of the amazing things about Borat: He had an uncanny way of getting people to talk about things that we we weren't hearing in girls. All interviews have been condensed and combined for space and clarity. Sacha and I had made an "Ali G" movie which was entirely scripted.
It was good and people loved it but we felt slightly that we copped out. The more we did him and took him out and performed him, the more the character grew and developed, and the more we loved him.
Would it not be interesting to see if we can do it with real people and piecing it together?