A Bronx, N.Y., man who became an instant movie star among friends, family and even strangers after he appeared in a candid subway scene in the film "Borat" has sued the moviemakers for $2.25 million, saying they invaded his privacy.

Felix Cedeno, 31, a father of four who works in a Manhattan copy shop, says he was riding the No. 4 home from work to the South Bronx in November when a rooster jumped out of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's suitcase.

Cohen looked familiar, but Cedeno didn't know the comedian was playing a fictional Kazakh TV journalist, the star of the hit movie: "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan."

Ever since the film aired, Cedeno says perfect strangers have recognized him. They come up to him and say things like, "Hey movie star, how are you doing?" and "You're the Borat kid!"

"It's pretty cool," he said. But he filed suit at Bronx Supreme Court against producer 20th Century Fox Film Corp., saying the moviemakers needed permission to use his image.