Though no one was sure exactly what actor / comedian / professional prankster Sacha Baron Cohen had in mind when he showed up at the Oscars decked out in full regalia as General Aladeen, the fictional character from his new film, The Dictator, it's possible that no one expected him to dump an urn full of fake ashes onto the tux of E!'s red-carpet interviewer Ryan Seacrest.
Though actor / comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for bringing his often-controversial brand of comedy a little close to home, this year the Academy Awards is trying to rein in his creative expression.
You've seen him as the culturally naive Borat, and as the sex-obsessed Bruno. Now get ready for Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator, basically a fictionalized version of Moammar Gaddafi who gets exiled to the U.
It's been a few years since comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen shocked audiences, not to mention some unsuspecting costars, with his unique brand of part-comedy, part-social commentary in Borat and Bruno.
Sacha Baron Cohen, the star of both Brüno and Borat, was seen on the Upper East Side of Manhattan on June 14, filming his newest movie, The Dictator, a biopic loosely based on Saddam Hussein. The idea for the movie was inspired by Zabibah and the King, a book rumored to have been ghostwritten by Saddam himself.
From Borat to Bruno to Saddam? Sacha Baron Cohen has signed on to play Saddam Hussein in his next comedy, The Dictator, according to USA Today. Larry Charles, who directed Borat and Bruno, will also direct this film.