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The Dictator Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen Tries to Make Oppression Funny

Sacha Baron Cohen may have recently shown up in family film Hugo, but for The Dictator, he's going for more grown-up subject matter. In the political satire, Cohen plays the title character, a Saddam Hussein-like world leader who comes to America from his country, which he has been terrorizing for years. The film is a reunion for Cohen and Larry Charles, who directed Bruno and Borat, and though I love their collaborations, it feels like they're borrowing from their older material here.
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Next Up for Baron Cohen: Saddam Film

Pop Culture / Celebrity : Gossip from Newser (3 years ago)

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‘The Dictator’ Trailer: Sacha Baron Cohen as Equal Parts Muammar Gaddafi and Ali G

Entertainment / Film : Film School Rejects (3 years ago)

Paramount Pictures has released the first trailer for The Dictator, in which Sacha Baron Cohen plays a ruthless Middle Eastern dictator, something along the lines of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi, who is sent to America in exil... Read Post

Sacha Baron Cohen to Play Saddam Hussein in 'The Dictator'

Pop Culture / Celebrity : PopEater (3 years ago)

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