Director: Igal Hecht. 95 min. Canada. Documentary.
The Iron Sheik. An Iranian professional wrestler, who actually fled Iran before the revolution (in fear not of Khomeini, but of the Shah), and after seeing the opportunity in public stupidity of hating anything Iran-related during the hostage crisis, exploited the fake American sport/entertainment called pro wrestling. Then became the ladder for other wrestlers (like Hulk Hogan) to step on and rise to their own fame. Then became a drug addict. Then became famous again, simply by trash-talking. And he's adored by fans as a hero. Similar to The Dog, I was thinking: what's here to be inspired from?
PS: Since I know Iranian readers would love to see this ... it's on Netflix.