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Trivia / You Don't Mess with the Zohan

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  • Actor Allusion:
  • Dyeing for Your Art: While much of Zohan's physical prowess was the result of stuntmen and serious suspension of disbelief, Sandler got into the best shape of his life (with a full-on six pack and Heroic Build) to play the Israeli Super Soldier.
  • Fake Nationality: Most of the Palestinian characters in the movie, who are portrayed mainly by Jewish actors.
    • Italian John Turturro as the Palestinian Phantom.
    • Canadian Jew of Moroccan descent Emmanuelle Chriqui as Dalia.
    • Half Jewish Rob Schneider as Salim.
    • The only actor on cast who is actually from the region is Israeli Ido Mosseri, who plays Oori.
  • What Could Have Been: The movie was planned as early as 2000, but after 9/11, the filmmakers felt it in poor taste to do a comedy with middle eastern characters.


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