Sacha Baron-Cohen walked the Academy Awards red carpet as “The Dictator.” And then this happened. I’m pretty over SBC, but I have to admit I enjoyed seeing Seacrest caught off guard.
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It’ll be about a year until we get to see Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” which is based on the romance novel written by Saddam Hussein. But today the Huffington Post brings us the first image of Sacha’s newest alter ego. In this flick, Sacha plays a Saddam-esque dictator who travels to New York City when a lookalike goat herder assumes his rule. As the log line for the movie reads, it’s the “heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.” What do you think—does Sacha look like he could rule a country with an iron fist here? I love that he’s channeled Marge Simpson, both on his head and his chin. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Sacha Baron Cohen is all about controversy. I mean, it takes balls to kiss another man in a cage fighting ring and start a near riot of fans outside the wires. But Sacha’s new project, “The Dictator,” is a little different. The movie’s source material is Zabibah and the King. Yes, the romance novel written by Saddam Hussein. The story is about a nice, sweet ruler who falls in love with a woman who is married to a horrifyingly abusive man. The book is an allegory—the ruler is, of course, Saddam and the abusive husband is the mean ol’ US of A. Sacha will play the Sadaam role in this one. And three ladies have read for the part of the woman he loves—Anna Faris, Kristen Wiig and Gillian Jacobs of the majorly underrated show “Community.” What do you think—will this movie be great or tacky? Not that those two are mutually exclusive. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »