THE DICTATOR : Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Folly ;0)


THE DICTATOR : Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Folly ;0)
by Darius Kadivar

The heroic story of a dictator who risks his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed.Sacha Baron Cohen plays the dictator of the fictitious country Fediya.

The Dictator (2012) directed Larry Charles writers Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay), Alec Berg starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Megan Fox, Sir Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris and John C.Reilly

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Dictator - Who is Your Favorite Dictator of All Time?

On the heels of news that Sacha Baron Cohen from Ali G, Borat, & Bruno is making a new movie called THE DICTATOR based on an original story by Saddam Hussein, we took to the streets to ask people who is their favorite dictator of all time.







Report on Location Shoot in Seville Spain:

Seville (Spain), 30 Aug (EFE).- British actor Sacha Baron Cohen has taken the production of his next film 'The Dictator' to Seville's Plaza de España. Co-starring Sir Ben Kingsley and Megan Fox and directed by Larry James, the comedian plays the dictator of the fictitious country Fediya.

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First look at Sacha Baron Cohen's new character, The Dictator

THE first official shot of British actor Sacha Baron Cohen's new character, The Dictator, was revealed by The (London) Times today.

The photograph shows Baron Cohen- who has already enraged blacks, gays and the nation of Kazakhstan with previous characters - dressed in military uniform and sporting a bushy, blackbeard with matching voluminous hair.

Baron Cohen plays a "heroic" leader in his new film who risks his life to "ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed."

The film, due toopen in May next year, is said to be inspired by the romance novel, Zabibah and The King, which is thought to have been written by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

The book, published anonymously in 2000, told the story of a chaste affair between a monarch and a married peasant girl.

However, given Baron Cohen's propensity to lead astray, one should treat such a reference with a pinch of salt until the release next spring.

The film isbeing shot by Larry Charles, who directed Baron Cohen's other hits, Boratand Bruno. The films turned Baron Cohen from British celebrity toworldwide star, but provoked widespread criticism and a barrage of legal action.

Earlier this week, pictures emerged of Baron Cohen, clad in a vividly patriotic US jumpsuit, on a set for the new film in New York.

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