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Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Dictator’ Act Not Welcome at the Oscars

This year, Sacha Baron Cohen can thank the Academy Awards for giving his latest politically flavored comedy, “The Dictator,” some excellent free publicity. Not that he didn’t engineer it himself. 

Posted on Feb 23, 2012 READ MORE



The Huffington Post

Baron Cohen Rides Again in ‘The Dictator’

Is it too soon? It never seems to be for British prankophile Sacha Baron Cohen, whose summer 2012 cinematic effort, “The Dictator,” goofs on certain global leaders who may or may not still be with us. Judging from the film’s newly released trailer, it remains to be seen whether Baron Cohen has another “Borat”-sized hit on his hands, but he hasn’t lost his edge.

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 READ MORE


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Sacha Baron Cohen Bags Big Money to Play Deposed Dictator

“Deadline Hollywood” proprietress Nikki Finke and her poached Variety scribe Mike Fleming reported, via “Deadline New York” on Friday, that Sacha Baron Cohen, who scored with “Borat” but stumbled with “BrĂ¼no,” has wooed Paramount to back his newest comedy vehicle ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 23, 2010 READ MORE


Bruno
slashfilm.com

‘Bruno’ Tricks Ex-Mossad Spy

Sacha Baron Cohen is already notorious for his alter ego Borat, and now, fortunately for his career (and unfortunately for those who get caught in his comedic cross hairs), he has another invented personality—Austrian fashionista Bruno—who just pulled one over on former Mossad agent Yossi Alpher.

Posted on Jul 7, 2008 READ MORE


Bruno

Liked Borat? Get Ready for Bruno

Sacha Baron Cohen (aka Borat) has secured a salary in excess of $30 million for his next film, in which he will portray Bruno, the gay “voice of Austrian youth TV,” who mercilessly mocks denizens of the U.S. fashion and entertainment industry.

Posted on Nov 21, 2006 READ MORE


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Weekly Video Roundup

This week, our assemblage of Truthdig favorites includes a finger-wagging hypocritical evangelist; Andrew Sullivan flatly stating that Bush has come unhinged; and goons of Va. Sen. George Allen attacking a blogger.

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Borat and Stewart

Borat, Stewart Discuss Midterm Elections

Borat Sagdiyev and Jon Stewart talk about the similarities between the American and Kazakh systems of government. Watch it.

Posted on Nov 3, 2006 READ MORE


Borat

CNN Falls Under Borat’s Spell

The cable news network interviews the world’s most famous fictional Kazakh against the backdrop of an actual Kazakh official denouncing Borat for the damage he has done to Kazakhstan.

Posted on Oct 30, 2006 READ MORE


Borat
From ynetnews.com

Kazakhs Shrug at Borat, While the State Fumes

A N.Y. Times reporter finds that most Kazakhs are amused by the ludicrous representation of their country by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character. But their leaders apparently can’t take a joke.
UPDATE: Kazakh theaters won’t screen the movie; also, watch Borat’s response to earlier controversy

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Borat
Courtesy HBO

Bush to Hold Talks With Kazakh Leader on Ali G’s Borat

When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Borat
Photo illustration by The New York Times; Photo from 20th Century Fox

Borat Plays Anti-Semitism for Laughs

With the Sacha Baron Cohen movie “Borat: Cultural Learnings…” hitting screens Nov. 3, Americans will be treated to a brand of Jew-bashing not often seen in Hollywood films. (In one scene, Borat becomes convinced his Jewish innkeepers have turned themselves into cockroaches and throws money at the bugs.)

  • The kicker: Cohen is an observant Jew.

  • Posted on Sep 7, 2006 READ MORE


    Borat

    Ali G’s Borat Tackles the ‘War of Terror’

    The movie trailer is out for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” Watch an American rodeo crowd roar in approval (and then disgust) as Cohen’s Borat mocks America’s “war of terror” and arrogance.

    Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


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