Sacha Baron Cohen Becomes Landlord

    FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2010 file photo, Sacha Baron Cohen presents Johnny Depp with the award for favorite movie actor of the decade at the People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles. The British comic will play Saddam Hussein in and co-write "The Dictator," which is scheduled for release in May 2012, Paramount Pictures said Thursday, Jan. 20, 2011.

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    Did his role in Les Miz inspire Sacha Baron Cohen to pursue a new line of work? After playing the kooky innkeeper Thenardier in the Academy Award–winning Les Misérables, the comedian and his wife, Isla Fisher, have leased a home in Hollywood Hills West for $10,000 a month. The 2,806-square-foot house includes a swimming pool, a spa, and an outdoor gym. The 41-year-old comedic actor, famous for his films Borat (2006), Bruno (2009), and The Dictator (2012), is working on his next upcoming film Freddie Mercury of Queen. Sadly, it's too late now to take a shot at having Borat as your landlord: the home was rented on Friday. Still, a fan can dream!

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