Sandler co-writes, co-produces, and stars in this comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan. He plays Zohan Dvir, an Israeli counter-terrorist agent who stages a fake death in order to escape his country and chase his dream of being a professional hairstylist in New York City. He co-stars with John Turturro, Emmanuelle Chriqui, and Nick Swardson.
We were getting ready to do the movie right before 9/11, so we knew not to do it then, it would be ridiculous. And as the years went on, we would talk about, “maybe we should do that movie, maybe it’s a good thing to talk about that subject.”