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Sacha Baron Cohen As "The Dictator": "I Am Outraged At Being Banned From The Oscars"

Feb 24, 2012 01:45 PM


Sacha Baron Cohen delivered a response today regarding the controversy surrounding the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences attempt to keep him from walking the Oscar carpet this Sunday, dressed as his latest character, Aladeen, from the upcoming film The Dictator.

The "Admiral General" spoke in a taped segment on NBC's Today Show and called the Academy's decision not to let him attend in-character, "outrageous." He went on to say:

    "While I applaud the Academy for taking away my right to free speech, I warn you that if you do not lift your sanctions, and give me my tickets back by 12pm Sunday, you will face unimaginable consequences!"

Cohen, who is known for appearing at public events and awards dressed in character to drum up publicity for his films, was reportedly "banned" from Hollywood's biggest night, but the Academy has since refuted those reports. They made it clear the comic actor was welcome, but that they had reached out to his reps and to Paramount, the studio behind the film, to be clear of his intentions.

An Academy spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter: "We don't think it's [Cohen attending in-character] appropriate. But his tickets haven't been pulled. We're waiting to hear back."

It is being reported that the Academy is reconsidering their stance on allowing him to walk the red carpet in character, due to the recent backlash over their lack of sense of humor.

This is not the first time Cohen has sparked controversy with the Academy. In 2010 he was dropped from being a presenter at the award show after word spread he was planning to dress as a character from Avatar and poke fun at the film.




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Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Two Umbrella Holders On Set

Jun 28, 2011 07:00 AM

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Diva!

Who knew one person could have TWO umbrella holders -- or even need them?

It seemed the umbrella holders couldn't keep up with their speedy boss, as they struggle to catch up to him on the NYC set of the upcoming film, The Dictator.

Cohen's newest comedy centers on “a Hussein-like dictator who gets secretly replaced by a lookalike goat herder and now must find new meaning in a life in New York City,” according to IMDB.

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Anna Faris co-stars as an organic store owner with mousy brown hair, who is almost unrecognizable in our pics. We def prefer her blonde!

Get a peek at Cohen in his full Dictator costume, after the jump ...




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Wanna Rent Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher's Love Nest For $12,000 A Month?

Jul 26, 2010 10:25 AM

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Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher's old Los Angeles pad may not be the biggest house on the block, but it's certainly the most cozy! The family is renting out the 2,800 square foot, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom house for a whopping $12,000 a month, but the views are definitely worth it!

The property boasts a sprawling backyard, 22-foot ceilings, a lagoon style pool and an outdoor gym among other amenities, and while we can't imagine anyone would ever want to leave, our sources at CelebrityAddressAerial.com tell us that the growing family has a good reason -- they've purchased a new home with even more square footage and privacy.

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The couple are already moving into this gorgeous mansion above Laurel Canyon which was last listed for $18.9 million, according to RealEstalker. The new pad sits on several acres of greenery and has 7 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms and boasts features such as separate guest houses, a detached movie theater and stunning pool right in the middle of the lawn. Talk about an upgrade!

Click the gallery below to see their rest of the pics!




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X17 XCLUSIVE - Newlyweds Sacha Baron Cohen And Isla Fisher Drop Their Daughter In The Street!

Mar 22, 2010 08:01 AM

Sacha Baron Cohen Isla Fisher Paris Olive France Gare du Nord train station Sacha Baron Cohen Isla Fisher Paris Olive France Gare du Nord train stationSacha Baron Cohen and his new wife Isla Fisher, who just got married in an intimate ceremony in Paris, were so overloaded with shopping bags that they caused daughter Olive's stroller to tip over on the street!

Although Olive looked pissed, the Cohens were laughing about the situation as they righted the carriage.

We also got a peek at their new wedding rings:

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Simple, just like the wedding!




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Isla Fisher And Sacha Baron Cohen Wed In Paris!

Mar 21, 2010 06:53 PM

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Isla Fisher, 34, and Sacha Baron Cohen, 38, tied the knot last Monday in Paris, the actress confirmed to friends in an email.

She wrote: "We did it -- we're married! It was the absolute best day of my life and in so many beautiful moments I missed you all so much. I thought of you as everything was happening, but Sacha and I wanted no fuss -- just us!"

The Australian actress and British actor/comedian have been engaged for six years. They met at a party in Sydney in 2002. They have a two year-old daughter, Olive.

Fisher and Cohen wed in a traditional Jewish ceremony. Fisher converted to Judaism while pregnant with Olive.




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A Book And A Bottle

Sep 21, 2009 01:25 PM

reading car driving borat bruno sunglassesIsla Fisher liquor denim sunglasses button up borat cell phoneYeah, that's pretty much how I spend my weekends, too. Well, minus the book.

Little Olive was lucky enough to be read to in the car by dad, while mom went on an alcohol run. When your dad's one of the funniest people on the planet, story time must be a riot!





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How Much Money Will Bruno Rake In?

Jul 12, 2009 11:07 AM

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The raunchy R-rated comedy starring Sacha Baron Cohen as a gay fashionista took in $14.2 million this Friday, reports Variety...

With Transformers 2 and The Hangover still in theaters, we wonder how many people dare to see Bruno. Word on the street is that it's hilarious, duh, but not as good as Borat. Plus, it feels even more staged. But does anyone care? Sacha is a comic genius and he pulled out all the stops for this one!

The better question is who, if anyone, went to see Hayden Panettiere in I Love You, Beth Cooper - it got horrible reviews!




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Bruno Covers Up!

Jul 8, 2009 11:40 AM

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Well this is shocking! Rather than showing off his baby smooth bottom in a pair of booty shorts that would make Lady Gaga jealous, Bruno kept it conservative with a pair of red leather pants. Sacha Baron Cohen The Austrian personality was snapped outside of Letterman in NYC yesterday, and as always, he made quite a scene. Seems like he's doing more than the standard amount of press to promote his new flick...what could that possibly mean?





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