Sacha Baron Cohen Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

13th March 2016

Quote: "I’m not quite racist enough." Sacha Baron Cohen replies to a fan who told him that he should run for President during a question and answer session on a balcony in Manhattan.

26th February 2016

Quote: "I'm 23 per cent gay. We worked it out, did the calculations. I'm 23 per cent gay. There are times I go down to 17 sometimes I'm 31 depends on the situation. When I was doing Borat and I had the testicles at my chin I was at 31 (per cent)." Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen insists he has homosexual tendencies.

23rd February 2016

Fact: Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen made quite the entrance at The Brothers Grimsby premiere in London's Leicester Square on Monday (22Feb16) by arriving in character as an uncouth soccer hooligan. The 44-year-old star turned up sporting sideburns and wore underpants, socks and flip-flops - but no trousers. He was joined by his wife Isla Fisher, who looked stunning alongside her hubby - and was clearly in on the joke.

6th February 2015

Fact: Pregnant Isla Fisher celebrated her 39th birthday by taking a cooking class in Los Angeles with her husband Sacha Baron Cohen and celebrity pals Courteney Cox, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber. The Australian actress marked her big day on Tuesday (03Feb15).

19th May 2014

Fact: Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher are reportedly leasing out their Laurel Canyon estate in Los Angeles for $85,000 (£53,000)-a-month. The super-private seven-bedroom pad, which the couple bought in 2010, comes with a main house, guest pavilion, a detached screening room, a wine room, and a caretaker's cottage, as well as a swimming pool and tennis court, according to

25th June 2013

Quote: "I would love to work with him. My favourite comedy is Bruno. I could watch it on a loop - it's so ahead of its time." Actress Isla Fisher is a big fan of her husband Sacha Baron Cohen's work and wants to team up with him on the big screen.

29th May 2013

Quote: "We're using the eggs and everything! They poop a lot, so you have to clean up a lot. It's been so much. They're little characters and they all have personalities. They're just adorable with these very pretty coats." Actress Isla Fisher and her husband Sacha Baron Cohen have set up a chicken coop at their home.

8th November 2012

Quote: "It takes a couple of years of studying. I've always been really into family and food, so culturally it was the right fit for me." Actress Isla Fisher on converting to Judaism for her now-husband Sacha Baron Cohen.

29th October 2012

Quote:  "It was really low-key because I was pregnant at the time. It was relaxed and nice." Isla Fisher attended her bachelorette party as an expectant mum. The actress wed Sacha Baron Cohen in 2010, and they became parents to a second daughter later that year.

6th September 2012

Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen and Damian Lewis showed off their sporting skills by going head-to-head with British athletes Louis Smith and Greg Rutherford in a table tennis match at an unofficial aftershow party for the GQ Men Of The Year Awards earlier this week (beg03Sep12).

22nd May 2012

Quote: "When I played Bruno, I had all my body shaved for a year, so she had to sleep with a shaved gay man, who she managed to turn bi." Sacha Baron Cohen on what his wife Isla Fisher has to put up with when the funnyman adopts a comic character.

9th May 2012


8th December 2011

Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen has reportedly joined the upcoming Les Miserables movie. Britain's The Sun reports the funnyman has been cast as villain Monsieur Thenardier in the film, which already has Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter attached.

22nd June 2011

Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen has landed a star-studded cast for his new movie The Dictator, with Megan Fox, Sir Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris all taking on roles in the new comedy.

3rd March 2011

Quote: "It is so surreal. Like, normally you'd ask your husband to pick up take out that evening or has he got the dry cleaning, I feel like I'm always saying, 'Are we getting sued? Were you arrested?'" Aussie actress Isla Fisher worries about what her husband, funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, gets up to when he's filming outrageous comedies like Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan or Bruno, which have both resulted in lawsuits from unimpressed prank victims.

19th October 2010

Quote: "Oh my god, I couldn't think of anyone better to play Freddie. I just think it's such superb casting. The thing is, you genuinely can't be too reverent about your heroes, and I don't think for one second he will be." Andy Serkis is delighted funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen will play Freddie Mercury in a biopic of the tragic Queen frontman.

7th January 2010

Quote: "Johnny Depp doesn't follow trends, he creates them... His harrowing documentary about the late 19th century confectioner Sir William Wonka has made it acceptable, once again, for creepy middle-aged men to approach children and offer them candy... Later this year his starring role in Alice in Wonderland will hopefully make it acceptable for creepy middle-aged men to invite young girls round for tea and offer them hallucinogenic drugs." JOHNNY DEPP's SWEENEY TODD co-star Sacha Baron Cohen pokes fun at the actor while presenting him with a Favourite Movie Actor of the Decade at the People's Choice Awards on Wednesday night (06Jan10).

21st September 2009

Fact: Sacha Baron Cohen is bringing his alter ego Borat to The Simpsons - the comedian will voice his comedic creation on an upcoming episode of the long-running TV series.

14th July 2009

Fact: Coldplay are set to hit the big screen - the promo for their new song STRAWBERRY SWING will debut in U.K. cinemas ahead of screenings of Sacha Baron Cohen's new movie BRUNO and Sandra Bullock's The Proposal later this month (Jul09).

14th July 2009

Quote: "My goal was to be a writer before I started acting. Sacha Baron Cohen is like my hero, so I begged him for the job. They said no for like three weeks, and I finally got it." SUPERBAD star Jonah Hill was relentless in his quest to land the title of associate producer on Cohen's new hit comedy BRUNO.

8th July 2009

Quote: "We were surprised that anyone wanted to see it; I still am. I haven't seen it. Apparently, it's average." Sacha Baron Cohen still can't believe film fans turned out in droves to see his first movie Borat.

8th July 2009

Quote: "Yes it's real. We had the same problem with Borat where no one believed it was real until we had, I believe it was 200 lawsuits. I think Universal's legal team would certainly hope it's not real, but unfortunately it is. Sacha Baron Cohen insists his outlandish antics in new comedy BRUNO aren't staged.

16th June 2009

Fact: Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen has stripped for the cover of the new U.S. GQ. The Brit poses as his outrageous Austrian fashionista character Bruno on the front of the July issue of the magazine.

8th June 2009

Quote: "In a normal relationship you would say to your partner, 'How was your day at work? Did you pick up the dry cleaning?' Just regular questions. I literally have to ask 'Who's suing us? Did anyone physically attack you today? Are all your limbs in place?" Isla Fisher's life with funnyman husband Sacha Baron Cohen is far from dull.

4th June 2009

Quote: "After the ceremony I went back to my hotel and laughed uncontrollably for about three hours. Especially after I saw it on air." Rapper Eminem was ecstatic after pulling off a controversial prank with funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (31May09). The Without Me hitmaker appeared to storm out of the ceremony after a butt-naked Cohen - portraying his hilarious Austrian fashion expert character Bruno - literally landed in his lap.

20th May 2009

Fact: British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen has brought his fictional fashion journalist character BRUNO to life online by giving him his own pages on social networking websites. Bruno, who is the subject of Cohen's latest movie, can now interact with fans on, as well as MySpace and Facebook.

6th May 2009

Quote: "I'm a big fan of Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg and Sacha Baron Cohen. I'm friends with some of those people now and when I see them I always think they're all friends with each other. I'm like, 'Hey you guys all hang out in this one cafe in London, right?' They're like, 'No, dude. I don't even like that guy.'" South Park creator Matt Stone thinks British comedians are all pals.

27th February 2009

Quote: "I've ruled out wearing fairy wings. When I was nine I wanted to get married in fairy wings, and now I realise that's not cool." Isla Fisher plans to keep her wedding to Sacha Baron Cohen traditional.

2nd January 2009

Quote: "Most people can say to their partners, 'How was your day at work?' I have to say, 'Are you getting sued? Have you been arrested? Are you in jail? Are all your limbs still attached?' He has more lawsuits than the Baldwin brothers." Isla Fisher on the many legal cases her fiance Sacha Baron Cohen's movie Borat: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN has spawned.

2nd November 2008

Fact: Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen had an admirer at Sunday's (02Nov08) New York City Marathon - when a fan of the star dressed as his fictitious Kazakh journalist character Borat, wearing a green thong bathing suit and mullet wig on the 26.2 mile (42 kilometre) run.

22nd February 2008

Quote: "It's fun to hang out with unpredictable people. It is scary, but that's what makes some people interesting. They all have a rebellious and crazy side. But you don't want them as a room-mate. Because then it's your house that might burn down from their ridiculousness." Jack Black on his funny pals Ben Stiller, Sacha Baron Cohen and WILL FERRELL.

18th December 2007

Quote: "I've had people think I was Isla Fisher. We've even exchanged stories about it. She's beautiful, so it doesn't bother me." Amy Adams doesn't mind people mistaking her for Sacha Baron Cohen's actress girlfriend.

9th July 2007

Quote: "When we met, Sacha kept saying, 'Stand up, stand up.' And I said, 'I am.' Height doesn't matter - I'm so small I'm a circus freak." Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen didn't realise his girlfriend-to-be Isla Fisher was so small, the 160 centimetre (five foot and three inches) tall actress recalls.

9th July 2007

Quote: "When we met, Sacha kept saying, 'Stand up, stand up.' And I said, 'I am.' Height doesn't matter - I'm so small I'm a circus freak." Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen didn't realise his girlfriend-to-be Isla Fisher was so small, the 160 centimetre (five foot and three inches) tall actress recalls.

1st June 2007

Quote: "I was away that day, which makes sense, as he would have been threatened by my presence as obviously Isla was super into me." Actor Jason Biggs on Sacha Baron Cohen's visit to the set of WEDDING DAZE to see girlfriend Isla Fisher.

29th March 2007

Quote: "Sometimes I'll call (a restaurant) and make reservations and I'll say my name and they'll say, 'Wait, this isn't BORAT, is it?'" Ice skating champion SASHA COHEN is often confused for funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen.

11th March 2007

Quote: "If the black-out looked exaggerated let me assure you that the ridiculous amount of body hair on both of us was for real." KEN DAVITIAN says the black box used to hide his and co-star Sacha Baron Cohen's rude bits in BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN could not disguise everything.

5th March 2007

Fact: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's Oscar-nominated movie BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN has made the central Asian country one of the most popular holiday destinations for 2007, with worldwide travellers naming the destination their must-see tourist spot of this year (07).

26th February 2007

Fact: KEN DAVITIAN, Sacha Baron Cohen's wrestling partner in BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, has landed a series of new roles, thanks to his overnight fame - he has been asked to hand out water at the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday (04MAR07) and will appear as a special guest in an upcoming episode of medical drama ER.

12th February 2007

Quote: "Sacha is getting good at basketball here in America but he fouls more than anybody I have ever seen and then he says, 'I didn't know that you're not allowed to do that.' Adam Sandler gets irritated when British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen uses his ignorance to cheat at basketball.

19th January 2007

Quote: "I think I was embarrassed to admit to my friends or myself that I wanted to be a comic - it was sort of like admitting you wanted to be a model." After a bashful start to his career, British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen hasn't let his shyness hold him back.

15th December 2006

Quote: "I have been trying to let BORAT know this great news but for the last four hours both of Kazakhstan's telephones have been engaged. Eventually, Premier NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV answered and said he would pass on the message." Sacha Baron Cohen had a few problems informing his comic creation Borat about his two Golden Globe nominations.

3rd December 2006

Fact: Controversial Sacha Baron Cohen movie BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN has sparked an unlikely tourism boom in Kazakhstan. Internet searches for accommodation in the capital city Astana are up 300 per cent and the Kazakhstan embassy in Washington DC is receiving 100 calls a week from intrigued travellers.

1st December 2006

Fact: Funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen's controversial comedy BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN has been banned in every Arab country except Lebanon. Dubai censor chief YOUSUF ABDUL HAMID called the film "vile, gross and extremely ridiculous," while censors from the United Arab Emirates reportedly walked out of a screening in disgust.

23rd November 2006

Fact: Israeli authorities have banned advertising posters for BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN, claiming the picture of funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen in a skimpy posing pouch is indecent.

21st November 2006

Quote: "The joke is not on Kazakhstan. I think the joke is on people who can believe that the Kazakhstan I describe can exist - who believe that there's a country where homosexuals wear blue hats and women live in cages and the people drink fermented horse urine and the age of consent has been raised to nine-years-old." British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen defends his controversial BORAT movie from Kazakh critics.

21st November 2006

Quote: "He might be going to live in a very obscure part of Kazakhstan where it's hard to contact him." British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen insists a BORAT movie sequel is unlikely because his comedy journalist character has had too much international exposure.

17th November 2006

Fact: Despite months of controversy and complaints, a leading newspaper in Kazakhstan named Sacha Baron Cohen's BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN film of the year today (17NOV06).

15th November 2006

Quote: "He is a kookster, that SACHA. I adore him. I was always a big fan of ALI G and all his work. He's crazy and I adore crazy people." Pamela Anderson was happy to lend her support to comedian Sacha Baron Cohen by appearing in his hit film BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN.

6th November 2006

Fact: British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen's movie alter ego BORAT has been hailed president of his homeland Kazakhstan by cheeky fans on internet encyclopedia Wikipedia. The site has since banned users from contributing to the page.

1st November 2006

Quote: "Borat? I just saw a picture of him in a bikini and he looked really hot!" Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson thinks BORAT (Sacha Baron Cohen) has what it takes to strut his stuff on the famous beach-based show.

30th October 2006

Quote: "Luckily I'm not engaged to BORAT. That would be tough." Aussie actress Isla Fisher is grateful her fiance Sacha Baron Cohen doesn't bring his crazy journalist character home.

27th October 2006

Quote: "How sexy do I find BORAT? I like the moustache. At the moment it's stuck on. I don't think he'd grow it because it would make him instantly recognisable." Sacha Baron Cohen's actress girlfriend Isla Fisher wishes he would grow his character's facial hair in real life.

16th October 2006

Fact: British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is teaming up with Johnny Depp for Tim Burton's new big screen adaptation of the hit musical SWEENEY TODD.

5th September 2006

Quote: "I not keen on meeting them, since I once had a bad experience with some chicks with d**ks from Turkmenistan. I was depress for two month." British funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen rules out a romance for alter-ego BORAT SAGDIYEV with country music trio THE DIXIE CHICKS.

30th August 2006

Quote: "I not familiar with this boy." Sacha Baron Cohen's comic creation BORAT on PARIS HILTON.

5th August 2006

Quote: "It's the fastest a Jew has ever raced." ALI G star Sacha Baron Cohen jokes about his speedy antics on the set of new racing comedy TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY, in which he plays a gay French driver.

4th November 2005

Quote: <p>"My 13-year-old son is travelling here by foot, with his two wives and his three childrens (sic). If he survives the journey I have promised him that he can make penetration with Colombian prostitute Shakira." ALI G comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's alter ego and MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs) host Borat SAGDIYEV's brand of humour is offensive as ever. </p>

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