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Borat, image via WikipediaBy BOB ANDELMAN (email)
Granted, the role for which everyone best?or maybe worst--remembers actor Ken Davitian is ?Azamat Bagatov,? Sacha Baron Cohen?s manager in the 2006 movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Anyone who saw it will forever have the image of Davitian and Cohen wrestling naked in a motel room scalded into their brains.
But Ken Davitian has appeared in plenty of other films, fully clothed. He?s a terrific character actor and from what I?ve seen of him being interviewed elsewhere, quite a gentle soul. In other words, nothing at all like Azamat.
Coming up, his new film Prankster just got picked up for distribution and will come out in October. He also finished a feature film with former ?American Idol? finalist Katharine McPhee and Dave Annable of ?Brothers & Sisters? called You May Not Kiss the Bride. It also stars Rob Schneider, Mena Suvari, Tia Carrere, Kathy Bates and Vinnie Jones. Also in the pipeline is another film, Melvin Smarty.
Davitian also co-owns an LA-based French-dipped sandwich restaurant called The Dip and a hot dog restaurant in Sherman Oaks called The Infield.
KEN DAVITIAN AUDIO EXCERPT: "It was in Dallas I was told we were going to do this. I kept saying to Sacha Baron Cohen, 'A fat guy in boxers, that's funny. Funny, funny! No?' He said, 'I want naked.' We ran into an engineers convention, twelve o'clock in the afternoon, somewhere in the Dallas area. We started doing our schtick with each other. I looked into his eyes. I could see him looking at the audience. He stopped. He went out of character, said 'We're not getting any response. Let's go.' We walked out of there totally in character, naked."
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Bob Andelman is the author or co-author of 10 books, including 'The Profiler' with Pat Brown, 'Built From Scratch' with the founders of The Home Depot, and 'Will Eisner: A Spirited Life.' ? Follow Bob: Twitter ? Facebook
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