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Like many, you got up and left the theater just as the credits began to roll on "The Dictator." Little did you know that a few of the funniest scenes in the movie came after its grand conclusion. But, worry not: here's what you missed.
In the hilariously subversive new comedy, Sacha Baron Cohen continues a run of indelible, Peter Sellers-like character immersion (following "Borat" and "Brüno") with his latest mad creation: Admiral General Shabazz Aladeen, leader of the fictional North African oil-producing Republic of Wadiya. Get More »
After taking on America as Borat and Brüno, Sacha Baron Cohen is attacking overseas. In the upcoming comedy "The Dictator," Baron Cohen will play a tyrannical leader inspired by former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, "The Dictator" is based on Hussein's novel "Zabibah and The King," which tells the love story between a king and a commoner married to an abusive husband.
The tender tale was actually an allegory for Iraq following the first Gulf war, with the king representing Saddam, Zabibah symbolizing the Iraqi people, and her evil husband acting as the United States.
Hmm… doesn't exactly sound like a laugh-out loud knee-slapper, does it? Get More »
It's taking every ounce of our self-restraint to not quote "Borat" like a yuppie in a level zero improv class.
Director Larry Charles ["Borat," "Bruno"] may reunite with actor Sacha Baron Cohen ["Borat," "Bruno"] for "The Dictator," reports The Los Angeles Times.
Following "Borat," Charles directed Baron Cohen's "Bruno," along with Bill Maher's anti-religion documentary "Religulous" and a couple episodes of Larry David's HBO comedy "Curb Your Enthusiasm." None of the projects, however, stuck with the nationwide audience like "Borat" and his special cocktail of naivety and cultural insensitivity. Get More »