Sacha Baron Cohen's 9 Wildest Moments
From an outrageous 2001 interview with Posh and Becks to the naked chase scene in Borat, watch video of the Brüno creator at his most unhinged.
COURIC’S GOT NOTHING ON BRÜNO
Baron Cohen’s flamboyant alter ego Brüno makes the Katie Couric-Sarah Palin interview look flattering. In a skit from Da Ali G Show, he traps fashion designer Hushi in a web of contradictions, and poor Hushi never even knows he’s stuck.
BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, SKEWER LIKE SACHA
For some horribly misguided reason, David and Victoria Beckham allowed Baron Cohen’s Ali G character to interview them for the charity Comic Relief. The Beckhams take the abuse, but it feels a little out of bounds.
THE PIED PIPER OF OFFENSIVE
Any two-bit comedian can stand onstage and spout ignorant ethnic slurs. Baron Cohen’s character Borat gets an entire oblivious audience to sing along to his anti-Semitic tune “In My Country There Is Problem.”
SUCCESS SEALED WITH A KISS
Baron Cohen was well on his way to fame when a role in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby made him known for more than just Ali G. Now he’s also known for this passionate kiss with Will Ferrell.
SPRING BREAK AUSTRIA!
We hold this truth to be self-evident, that most Americans will do anything to be on TV. But not Austria GayTV. Not cool, bro.
THE GREATEST EXPECTATIONS
Just what every girl dreams of: a remote control, a red dress, and a promise of certain destruction in the event of infidelity. He may hail from Kazakhstan, but Borat innately understands the American dream.
HE CAN DISH IT OUT…
Baron Cohen can certainly dish out embarrassment (see Posh and Becks). When Andy Rooney refuses to play along with Ali G, things could fall apart. Luckily, they just get better.
BORAT BARES ALL
Great performers let it all hang out. Baron Cohen lets it all hang out in his Borat film. Really. All of it.
THE MAN BEHIND THE MEN
It’s rare that Baron Cohen drops character and discusses his work on television. When he does, he reveals just how much work (and risk) goes into being so absurd.