Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is probably best known as an anti-Semitic little troll who used to be president of Iran.

But there’s a lot more to him than that. He’s also a sports fan. An American race relations expert.

And, apparently, a great admirer of Angelina Jolie:

What a time to be alive!

We may not have seen it coming, but now that it’s here, it makes sense. It’s super on-brand for these times.

We’re looking forward to Angelina Jolie’s response.

Think he’s got a chance? He is a charmer, after all.

Well, yeah. There’s that. But he’s a great guy, honestly!

Hey, you can’t blame a guy for trying.

He’ll never forgive himself if he doesn’t try.