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.
Isla Fisher, not Amy Adams
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
Cohen had been in talks to play Mercury, but left the biopic after disagreements on the film’s direction.
Queen guitarist Brian May has hit out at Sacha Baron Cohen, calling him an ‘arse’ over his recent comments about the planned Freddie Mercury biopic. Last month Cohen had said he left the film because the remaining members of Queen wanted to make a family friendly biopic, while the actor wanted something grittier.
Brian May has called Sacha Baron Cohen an ‘arse’.
“Sacha became an arse,” May told the Mail on Sunday. “We had some nice times with Sacha kicking around ideas but he went off and told untruths about what happened. Why would he go away and say that we didn’t want to make a gritty film?"
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As Alice is once again taken into the magical and mysterious world that she's somehow connected to, Alice finds herself with her friends on the other side of the looking glass. Through Alice doesn't really know why, she's attached to the peculiar world and its inhabitants but her latest visit will put the young girl in grave danger.
The Red Queen has gained a dangerous new ally who is out to find the young blonde haired girl. As the clock ticks and tocks, the game of kings becomes a whole new reality and Alice must find a way to beat her opponents.
Alice in Wonderland: Through the Looking Glass is based on the characters from Lewis Carroll's novel and is produced by Tim Burton. The Muppets director James Bobin directs the feature film.
Cohen had worked on the long-in-development biopic for six years before eventually pulling out of the project.
Sacha Baron Cohen has finally revealed why he left the planned Freddie Mercury biopic, after working on the project for six years. Appearing on Howard Stern’s radio show, Cohen explained that differences with Mercury’s former bandmates over the direction of the film caused his exit, as the actor had wanted to include the wilder side of the frontman’s life.
Sacha Baron Cohen has spoken out about the Freddie Mercury biopic.
"There are amazing stories about Freddie Mercury," Cohen explained. "The guy was wild. He was living an extreme lifestyle There are stories of little people with plates of cocaine on their heads walking around a party."
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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
Although it contains some memorably outrageous comedy moments, this movie (retitled The Brothers Grimsby for North America) is such an awkward combination of gross-out humour, violent action and sappy sentimentality that it never becomes a classic. Sacha Baron Cohen creates yet another lively alter ego as lager lout Noddy, although he isn't nearly as fully formed as the indelible Ali G, Borat and Bruno.
Noddy Butcher lives in Grimsby, northeast England, with his girlfriend (Rebel Wilson) and 9 or maybe 11 kids. His main passions in life are football and beer, then he learns that his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong) is alive and working as a super-spy. So Noddy heads to London and crashes Sebastian's latest mission, protecting a model-turned-philanthropist (Penelope Cruz). In the havoc, the brothers end up on the run trying to both clear their names and prevent an impending terror attack. This takes them to South Africa and Chile, as they're pursued by both a villainous thug (Scott Adkins) and a ruthless assassin (Sam Hazeldine) hired by Sebastian's boss (Ian McShane). Along the way, they're assisted by Sebastian's love-lorn colleague (Isla Fisher), locals (including Gabourey Sidibe and Barkhad Abdi) and the gang from Nobby's hometown pub.
The script merrily pushes the boundaries of taste, often with riotous vulgarity. Some of this is so jaw-dropping that it's funny (an unforgettable scene involving a herd of elephants), while other jokes are harder to take (a running gag about HIV infection). Most of the humour centres squarely on male genitalia and anal insertion, which gives the film an oddly homophobic undercurrent that will only amuse the drunken yobs in the audience. More interesting is the wildly astute pastiche of Britain's perceived benefits fraud subculture. But director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter) seems uninterested in this, instead focussing on intensely brutal action, which results in an unusually high body count for a comedy.
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For one night only, Cohen brought back 'Borat' for an appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'
It’s been nearly a decade since British actor and satirist Sacha Baron Cohen retired arguably his most famous comic creation ‘Borat’, following the hit movie of the same name for which he won a Golden Globe in 2007.
However, Cohen briefly revived the Kazakh journalist for an appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’ on Wednesday night (December 9th), in which he poked fun at Donald Trump and introduced the world to a new character with a trailer for upcoming spy comedy movie The Brothers Grimsby.
Sacha Baron Cohen brought back 'Borat' for one night only, in order to mock Donald Trump
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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.
Sacha Baron Cohen brings his brand of cringeworthy humour to Grimsby
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]
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