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Sacha Baron Cohen has pulled a lot of stunts in his time, but as the official opening scene from his new comedy "The Dictator" shows, he's never pulled a stunt this big before: Changing the entire English language.
And the results can be described as nothing less than totally Aladeen.
"The Dictator" doesn't open until May 16, but Cohen has released the opening scene to give you a sneak peek of his latest brainstorm, the Middle Eastern dictator General Aladeen. Just how crazy is Aladeen? He's changed hundreds of words in his native tongue to his own name — a change that's already being embraced by Cohen fans across the internet.
Back in 2006, "Little Miss Sunshine" was the very definition of a sleeper hit: first-time directors, first-time screenwriter, miniscule budget, C-list stars and quirky subject matter would never be handicapped as a $100 million grosser and multiple Academy Award-winner, but boy did it happen.
The super-freaky success of the dysfunctional family dramedy was expected to catapult co-directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris onto the top of the filmmaking food chain, and then… nothing. For the last five years the real-life couple returned to their bread and butter, big commercials, and gave feature films the brush off. Now it looks like their return to movies, the comedy "He Loves Me," is coming into focus with an even more left-field cast than "Little Miss." Get More »