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The wizard of Oz

'Borat' opens Down Under

SYDNEY — The “Borat” juggernaut had slowed somewhat by the time Kazakhstan’s favorite son, …. not, arrived Down Under.

The Nov. 13 Sydney preem at the Greater Union George St. plex began 50 minutes late because the mustached one had not even arrived for his red carpet walk by the 6.30 p.m. scheduled start.

When Sacha Baron Cohen, in character as Borat, eventually entered the theater he had donned a swagman-style broad-rimmed hat with dangling wine corks (to keep the flies away).

“How you say ‘G’day mate very much?'” he asked to general amusement.

Fox elected not to throw an after-party but Cohen didn’t want to miss out on Sydney nightlife so he invited the audience, some 750 strangers, to “come back to my hotel room to wrestle with no clothes and shoot dogs from the window.”

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