New York, May 19 : Sacha Baron Cohen has revealed that Moammar Khadafy, who ruled over the people of Libya for decades, was the inspiration behind the titular buffoon in his new movie "The Dictator."
The 40-year-old considers the late Libyan despot to be quite `absurd'.
"Col. Khadafy was kind of the most absurd of the dictators," the New York Daily News quoted Cohen as telling in an interview on `CBS This Morning.
"Obviously vicious, but he would dress unintentionally like a 65-year-old woman."
"(He) often broke wind during interviews with the BBC. Had 15 virgin guards to protect him at all times. Very few of whom remained as virgins," said the actor
However, when asked about people who may be offended by his brand of comedy, Cohen briefly turned serious.
"The idea is that comedy should be free.
"To single out a particular group and say we can't make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice and it's kind of patronizing," he added. (ANI)