King Lear. Hamlet. Lady Macbeth. The Incredible Hulk. Osama Bin Laden. These are the parts that every self-respecting thespian dreams of playing, so that they can show off their acting abilities in the grandest possible tradition. So the question of who will land these classic characters in each new movie version gets a lot of buzz, and now we know who will be playing Bin Laden in the upcoming “kill Osama Bin Laden” thriller from Kathryn Bigelow, director of The Hurt Locker: Ricky Sekhon, who you may know from … well, not much. His IMDb page only has two credits, so his work as Bin Laden will likelier than not be the first time you see him.
But don’t let that make you think the coveted role of Osama Bin Laden has fallen into unworthy hands: In addition to the natural resemblance, Sekhon has reportedly lost more than 25 pounds to get his frame into the Bin Laden range of about 165 pounds. Interestingly, despite the recent report that Sekhon will be Bin Laden in the movie, he has reportedly already finished all his work on the film, but says he’s “on quite a big non-disclosure agreement” that keeps him from discussing his role further.