If Borat made you super uncomfortable, but you found yourself smiling when you left the theater, you might not realize it, but you’re a fan of stand up comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. He gets his kicks from seeing you get ticked off.
The wildly creative yet totally out there comedian has a strange relationship with his audience. In his latest feature film endeavor, The Dictator, Cohen plays a tyrannical leader of a made up country, the Republic of Wadiya. It’s so similar to a real country — we won’t name names — that you might feel like it is real. But isn’t that half the fun, especially in one of Cohen’s movies…?
He said what?
The filmmakers have even gone so far as to create a fake webpage for the country, complete with calendar, weather and dictating to-do list. If only it was that easy, right Kim Jong Il? Oh wait, you’re dead. And, Cohen is happy to remind us.
He has no shame. This has war of the worlds written all over it. Let’s just see who thinks this is real and who buys in hook, line and sinker.
Among the favorites on his Excellency’s blogroll include North Korea, Iran, Hugo Chávez and Fidel Castro. Quite the group of homeys they are. You get the picture. Cohen is having fun with those who don’t know the meaning of the word.
But it’s not just cranky world leaders he’s out to offend. Celebrities are on the chopping block, too. In fact, it’s almost as if no one is safe, not even the Kardashians…!
SheKnows brings you this new trailer release where fans can get a sense of what happens when the dictator visits New York City. Wackiness ensues! Co-starring John C. Reilly, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley, The Dictator releases in theaters May 11.
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