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The year 2012, or, as we like to call it, the beard 2012, is drawing to a close. Awards nominations are being handed out left and right, top 10 lists being written and superlative statements being made all around. It felt only right that we here at NextMovie draw up our own list, one honoring the best examples what we feel was 2012's most ubiquitous accessory: facial hair.
So here, it is, our salute to the greatest flavor savers, 'staches, soul patches and beards that graced the screen this year, broken down by month.
Liam Neeson in "The Grey"
We're not sure whether the beard makes the eyes or vice versa, but can we just say that we shiver in awe of their combined effect? Neeson's character in the film may have a way with killing wolves, but we're only human — and we are slayed. Get More »
This poll will close on Aug. 30, 2012, at 12 p.m. ET
This week: Sacha Baron Cohen plays a North African dictator who comes to America in the joyfully offensive comedy "The Dictator," also starring Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.
Also new this week is 50 Cent teaming up with Robert De Niro in the crime thriller "Freelancers," the award-winning Iranian drama "A Separation," the Disneynature documentary "Chimpanzee" and the Blu-ray debut of "Good Will Hunting" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Get More »
Just when you thought you could escape the totalitarian grip of Wadiya's Admiral General Aladeen, "The Dictator" gets ready to invade homes everywhere when it hits stores on Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 21.
After you watch the over-the-top yet witty political satire, you're going to sign on as an Aladeen supporter, and to do so, you're going to need some swag to show your allegiance. That's where we come in. Get More »
When you're the Supreme Leader of an oppressed country like General Aladeen in "The Dictator," you're used to having everything done for you. But when Aladeen gets ousted from his position and gets dumped in a strange city in a strange land, he has to finally learn how to take care of himself. Get More »
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
"Battleship" took an "Avengers"-sized torpedo to its aft mizzen deck this weekend as Marvel's unstoppable juggernaut easily won the top spot at the box office for the third week in a row.
According to Film.com, "The Avengers" racked up an impressive $55.1 million, good for the second biggest third weekend in movie history, behind only "Avatar." "Battleship," meanwhile, turned into "John Carter" star Taylor Kitsch's second huge bomb of the year, grossing just $25.3 million in its debut.
For a full roundup of this weekend's box office figures, including numbers Sacha Baron Cohen's "The Dictator and "What To Expect When You're Expecting," head to Film.com.
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 »
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his trademark ridicu-shock humor to his new film "The Dictator," but it may be his beard that steals the show.
He plays Admiral General Aladeen, deposed dictator of the (fictional) Republic of Wadiya, who flees to the U.S. when his country converts to democracy. As a dictator, he's used to ruling with an iron fist, an incorrigible sense of righteous cruelty, and a thick, bushy beard that could house several terrified baby sparrows.
Aladeen may feel like a fish out of water in New York City, but he'd feel right at home among Hollywood's most magnificent beards of all time. Here's our ode to the greatest facial hair in movies, in 15 parts.
You'd think breathing the same air with a dictator who brags of his successful genocide and hate for, well, everyone would have us a little on edge.
Of course, the international leader in this case is Admiral General Aladeen, Sacha Baron Cohen's fictional ruler of the equally fictional country of Wadiya. To celebrate his new movie, "The Dictator," in theaters on May 16, Aladeen gave a press conference to a room of very serious domestic and international journalists.
And we were very seriously cracking up. Get More »