North Korean President
The fact is, “The Interview” isn’t the first Hollywood comedy to spark an international incident. The 2004 all-puppet comedy “
As the film's release gets closer, though, it will be interesting to see if Rogen attempts to escalate matters in an effort to draw even more attention to the movie. That was certainly the strategy adopted by Baron Cohen in the run-up to “Borat.” Weeks before that film’s release, when Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev went to Washington to meet with President Bush, Baron Cohen showed up as Borat outside the White House to publicly invite ''Premier George Walter Bush,'' along with O.J. Simpson, Mel Gibson and "other American dignitaries," to a screening of his movie. Rogen and Baron Cohen, coincidentally, share the same publicist.