Q&A; Albert Brooks

In Albert Brooks' latest directorial project, Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World, the U.S. government sends the funnyman to South Asia and he almost starts World War III.

There was controversy over the film's title. People being afraid of the word Muslim is the reason I made the movie. It doesn't attack religious beliefs. There are R-rated sex comedies that are far more offensive.

You were nervous about screening it in Dubai. Did you really think Arabs were that uptight? When we turn on the TV, there are people saying that everyone there hates America. So what did I know?...

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