Date of birth
13th October, 1971
The British-born star says that it was never his intention for 'Who Is America?' to become a long-running series.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial comedy satire ‘Who Is America?’ will not be returning for a second season, according to its creator.
Despite being nominated for Golden Globes after the Showtime comedy premiered in mid-2018, the British-born satirist said that he didn’t feel he’d be able to achieve the same results if he re-animated the same characters for another season.
“I will never be able to get a politician to bare his buttocks while screaming 'God bless America!' and screaming the N-word,” he told The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast this week.
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Ahead of last night's appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', the British comedian brought back his character Borat for a little door-to-door canvassing...
As if he hadn’t caused quite enough controversy with his recent series ‘Who Is America?’, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was at it again this week, reviving his character Borat in time for the country’s mid-term elections.
As the United States prepared to go to the polls on Tuesday night (November 6th), the British star got back into character as the tactless Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev (from whose character Baron Cohen made a whole film in 2006) in order to go door to door in a Los Angeles neighbourhood to drum up support for Donald Trump and the Republicans.
“Russia interfere with the presidential election,” he said, in a five-minute clip prepared for the special election broadcast of ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’.
Former Senate candidate Moore is suing Baron Cohen for $95 million for defamation and infliction of emotional distress over the sketch from the star's recent comedy series.
Failed US senatorial candidate Roy Moore is launching a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against the British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen after a prank interview for ‘Who Is America?’
71 year old Moore is demanding an astronomical $95 million in punitive and compensatory damages for defamation and the infliction of emotional distress. It’s the first lawsuit to emerge after a string of right-leaning American politicians were pranked as part of Baron Cohen’s latest comedy series, which debuted earlier this year.
The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday (September 5th) in federal court in Washington D.C., and accuses Baron Cohen of defaming Moore. The controversial politician claims he “suffered extreme emotional distress” as a result of “being falsely portrayed as a sex offender and paedophile” on the show.
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Isla Fisher and Sacha Baron Cohen at the 2018 GQ Men of the Year Awards held at Tate Modern gallery in London. This year, Prince Charles and Johnny Marr were the big winners of the event - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th September 2018
Palin got stung by one of Cohen's comic creations as part of his new series 'Who Is America?' - and the politician was not happy.
Taking to Facebook, the 54 year old former Republican vice-presidential candidate described Cohen as “evil” and “exploitative” after he posed as a “disabled US veteran” with a “fake wheelchair” in order to secure an interview with her.
“I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick 'humour' of the British 'comedian' Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime,” she wrote on Tuesday (July 10th).
Continue reading: Sarah Palin Brands Sacha Baron Cohen "Evil" And "Sick" After Interview
British rocker Liam Gallagher has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen, saying he is ''full of s**t''.
The 45-year-old rocker has hit out at the British comedian, who previously claimed that Liam once threatened to ''stab him in the eye'' at a party.
Liam said: ''That f***ing geezer Sacha Baron Cohen. He's full of s**t, mate. Was that after I f**kin' threatened to stab him? Was that that one?
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Not even Isla Fisher’s family can tell her apart from Amy Adams.
Speaking on the ‘Today Show’, Fisher revealed that one year she swapped her face for Adams’ on a family Christmas card and no one noticed.
Sacha Baron Cohen talks to the audience at the Friars Club Gala who honoured the Icon Award to Martin Scorsese held at Cipriani, 55 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 21st September 2016
With his new comedy Grimsby (aka The Brothers Grimsby), Sacha Baron Cohen has hit the interview circuit.
And unusually, he's not just appearing as his on-screen alter-ego: he's facing the questions himself, offering a glimpse into how he creates these memorable characters.
In Grimsby, Baron Cohen plays Nobby Butcher, a lager lout from northern England who ends up on a globe-hopping mission with his long-lost spy brother Sebastian (Mark Strong). As with memorable characters like Ali G, Borat and Bruno, Baron Cohen did extensive research to create Nobby.
Continue reading: Sacha Baron Cohen Continues To Push Limits With Grimsby
Nobby is a good ol' northern lad who loves nothing more than spending time with his family and mates down at the local pub but there's something missing from his life - his brother. When Nobby and his brother were young boys, they were separated and the two haven't seen one another since.
Being separated for so many years has led the two grown men down very different lives. Nobby has multiple children and lives with the love of his life whilst his brother, Sebastian is a loner who doesn't have a personal life at the cost of his job, a professional spy.
When Nobby manages to track down his brother, the two are reunited and it instantly leads to Noddy making costly mistakes for his brother. The spy's mission is ruined and he must go into hiding and re-evaluated his plan. Ever the thinker, Noddy comes up with the perfect place for Sebastian to lay low. Grimsby - the boys home town.
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Alice once again returns to Wonderland and meets a lot of familiar faces. This time her biggest enemy is Time, quite literally. As the Blue Caterpillar reminds her, 'You've been gone too long, Alice there are matters that might benefit from your attention. Friends cannot be neglected.' Instead of falling down a rabbit hole, this time Alice gains entry to wonderland through a large mirror which takes her to a topsy-turvy universe which could only be associated with Wonderland. There appear to be a few differences between the book and the new film; whilst Lewis Carol's original version of the book was based six months after the original tale, the inclusion of Time might mean that Linda Woolverton's version make time travel much quicker in Wonderland. Again, Carol used many chess analogies in the book, at the moment its unknown how much this will play a part in the movie. The majority of the lead cast from Tim Burton's 2010 version of Alice in Wonderland including Johnny Depp as Mad Hatter, Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen and Anne Hathaway as the White Queen. Alice Through The Looking Glass was directed by James Bobbin who previously worked on the 2011 Muppets film and Muppets Most Wanted.
Forget Bond, the Grimsby brothers are the spies you want to be.
Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the big screen as producer, writer and star of forthcoming comedy 'Grimsby', featuring a string of both British and American stars. If you were looking for a spy movie a little different from James Bond, you've got all you could want right here.
We really haven't seen very much of Cohen recently; his last major appearance was 2012's 'The Dictator', while follow up roles have included cameos in 'Les Misérables', 'Eastbound & Down' and 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues'. But he's certainly back in all his comedy glory with this new film, officially titled in the US as 'The Brothers Grimsby'.
Continue reading: Sacha Baron Cohen As Smutty As Ever In Spy Comedy 'Grimsby' [Trailer]