Is Tom Hanks really in Borat 2? Let’s get the cameo explained as audiences flock to see Sacha Baron Cohen in the 2020 sequel.

When people said that 2020 needed saving, they didn’t exactly expect that Borat would be the one to do it.

Nevertheless, audiences are arguing that he’s only gone and done it anyway!

Back in 2006, Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was unleashed upon the world and you couldn’t escape the chorus of catchphrases and sight of mankinis.

Needless to say, Borat was a surefire phenomenon.

As a result, nobody really anticipated that Sacha Baron Cohen would reprise the role in a sequel. After all, who wouldn’t recognise Borat if he approached them?

Despite the inevitable obstacles, the 49-year-old English actor has donned the moustache once again in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, released on Amazon Prime Video on Friday, October 23rd 2020.

For those who have seen The Trial of the Chicago 7 on Netflix, you’ve already witnessed Sacha alongside the likes of Eddie Redmayne and Mark Rylance.

In the Borat sequel, on the other hand…

still from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Four by Two Films, Amazon Prime Video

Borat 2: Is Tom Hanks actually in it?

  • Yes, that is the real Tom Hanks in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Very nice cameo!


Within the narrative of the film, it’s implied that Borat gave Tom Hanks Covid-19 in Sydney, Australia while asking the actor for an autograph.

As Tom goes to sign the paper, there is a shot of Borat coughing over him as Tom glares, asking: “How do you spell your name?”

Tom Hanks is credited on the film’s IMDb page as playing himself.

As highlighted by The Guardian, Tom and his wife – Rita Wilson – were diagnosed with the virus in March 2020 and were subsequently hospitalised for three days.

Judging from the scene in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, it’s clear to see that Tom has a strong sense of humour.

Of course he does, it’s Tom Hanks!

still from Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Four by Two Films, Amazon Prime Video

Fans react to Tom Hanks cameo on Twitter

A number of audiences have taken to Twitter to react to Tom Hanks’ surprising cameo.

Check out a selection of tweets:

In other news, Macy Chanel reacts to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm appearance.