Plans for Sacha Baron Cohen to portray a character who is both mustachioed and flamboyant (a hybrid of Borat and Bruno, one might say) have fallen through.
Actor Sacha Baron Cohen will be banned from the Academy Awards if he arrives at the Red Carpet dressed as The Dictator, a character from his upcoming film.
Following the massive success of the movie "Borat," there is bound to be an equally massive deluge of punditry on what it all means.I defy you to watch the movie and not cramp up from laughter. And by all means, continue laughing when the pundits say "Borat" reveals something dark, ugly or frightening about America. Taking "Borat" seriously is seriously ridiculous.
"Borat" release - will a mass, mainstream audience get the film's satiric sensibilities, or, rather, be offended by its political incorrectness and by its lead character.
Sacha Baron Cohen, better known as the star of the eponymous "Da Ali G Show," is in Hollywood preparing for his headliner turn in an upcoming movie with the felicitous title "Dinner for Schmucks."
In the role, Cohen/Ali will portray a -- well -- schmuck, with the gift of ruining the life of anyone who spends a few minutes in his company.
The film is a remake of Francis Veber's 1998 French comedy hit "Le Diner de Cons" (The Idiot Game), which introduces a French publisher who hosts a weekly dinner for his friends.