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Paul McCartney, James McCartney:  In the first fashion show scene, as the camera pans the audience, they appear briefly.
According to Sacha Baron Cohen, Harrison Ford is in the only scene that was scripted, and was the only actor that was in on the joke.
Ayman Abu Aita has filed a lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen for falsely depicting him as a terrorist and lying about the interview. Aita previously served in Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, a Palestinian terrorist group and spent two years in an Israeli prison for shooting Israeli soldiers. At the time of filming, Aita was a representative of Fatah which is not considered a terrorist group. David Letterman and Larry Charles are also named as defendants in the suit. Baron Cohen has claimed that he has received death threats from Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade.
Sacha Baron Cohen and his crew reportedly illegally accessed a fashion show in Milan using fake IDs. After he entered the stage, the lights were dimmed and Baron Cohen was escorted out of the fashion show by security.
The sequence where Bruno enrolled at the Alabama National Guard, filmed at the Alabama Military Academy in Fort McClellan, Anniston, went undetected until a young cadet who recognized him from Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006), notified elder officers who were unfamiliar with the actor.
In October 2006, entertainment blog website Defamer.com jokingly reported the title would be "Bruno: Delicious Journeys Through America for the Purpose of Making Heterosexual Males Visibly Uncomfortable in the Presence of a Gay Foreigner in a Mesh T-Shirt". Numerous websites around the world - including IMDb - reported this to be the actual working title.
Sacha Baron Cohen worked out, shaved all of his body hair and got his hair done in order to be Bruno.
Originally got a NC-17 rating from the MPAA, but after Sacha Baron Cohen re-edited it it received an R.
The autism segment after the opening credits is a reference to Sacha Baron Cohen's cousin Dr. Simon Baron-Cohen who is famous for his theories on autism.
Logo gimmick: The "U" in Universal grows an umlaut (Ü), mimicking the film's title.
Had the highest opening-weekend gross for a film with an openly gay character in the lead role with $30.6 million. (The previous record-holder was The Birdcage (1996), with $18.3 million).
An interview with LaToya Jackson was hastily cut from the theatrical release due after the unexpected death of Michael Jackson at age 50. The segment, seen among the DVD's deleted scenes, contains a joke which refers to Michael as someone Bruno wants to meet with, rendering the line anachronistic with Michael's death.
The audience members in the talk show scene were hired for $50 each, and told they would be the first audience members of a new talk show. This was filmed at a suburb of Dallas.

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