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Sacha Baron Cohen is 'The Dictator'

First trailer released for what promises to be next year's funniest movie

By: David Shear

Published: December 14th, 2011 in Culture » Film » News

Sacha Baron Cohen is 'The Dictator'
I just laughed more during this trailer than I haven't in almost every movie I've seen this year. This is going to be great.

Sacha Baron Cohen wasn't satisfied with the outrage following his mocking of Kazakhstan in "Borat", or the cultural aftershock of "Bruno", and has decided to take on all dictators in his newest film, aptly titled, "The Dictator".

Unlike "Borat" or "Bruno", "The Dictator" is not a mockumentary. It's a comedy that will make you laugh, out loud. Something that hasn't happened in Hollywood in too long.

In the film Baron Cohen plays a North African dictator named General Aladeen, a too-close to reality spoof of Muammar Gaddafi, who visits the United States. Cue the cultural clash.

The movie also features Ben Kingsley, Megan Fox, John C. Reilly, Anna Faris and many others.

Enjoy the trailer.

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