While reports say that the Academy just lifted the ban on Sacha Baron Cohen at the Oscars, I believe this back and forth feud was a fake. Just a simple way to help promote the movie, “The Dictator”.
Will Sacha present an award in this character too? We’ll have to wait and see…
LMAOF!!! This is why Sacha is the fucking man! Here he is in character of the The Dictator, threatening the Academy to lift the ban or there will be consequences.
Comic genius. See? The guy is unpredictable, you just never know what he’s going to do. It’ll be interesting to see what he’s planning at the Oscars.
I’ll be posting my Oscar predictions today.
The Academy were quick to respond to reports and they denied banning Sacha Baron Cohen. They’re just waiting to see what he’s planning to do. He’s planning to show up in character in, “The Dictator” (pictured above), but the Academy is worried that he might do something crazy and offensive.
The Hollywood Reporter reports.
Oh please, the Academy should not be taking him so seriously. The guy’s a comedian and a pretty funny one, I must say. I am looking forward to “The Dictator” ’cause it looks like a funny ass movie. I like Sacha’s films when he’s starring in the leading role. Yes, “Borat” and “Bruno” are both good movies. Sascha is obviously politically motivated ’cause all three of these films are based on politics, in some way.
I’m looking forward to seeing what Sacha is going to do this Sunday at the Oscars. The man is unpredictable. Since they might not allow him to show up as the Dictator, what’s stopping him from showing up as Bruno or Borat? Ever think about that, eh?
I’m looking forward to the Oscars this Sunday. I’ll be DVR’ing the Walking Dead while I’m watching it. I’ll post my Oscar predictions later tonight.
The Academy, just banned actor/comedian, Sacha Baron Cohen from attending the Oscars this Sunday night, even though he has a role in the film, “Hugo” (which is nominated for Best Picture). The reason? They’re just worried that he may come on the red carpet in character of the upcoming film he’s in, “The Dictator”. Plus, I’m sure they’re worried that Sacha might do something crazy & offensive on the red carpet (like mooning people or doing homosexual dancing to other men that he’s known to doing).
*sigh* I’m real tired of the Oscars giving Sacha a hard time. It just goes to show that the Academy can’t understand comedy. I know comedies have gotten Oscar nods in the past, but they would be family friendly comedies. I don’t think any slapstick or offensive comedies got anything over the years.
In reality, I don’t think he would do anything crazy or stupid ’cause he would be grown up enough to know what kind of show he is on. He attended the Golden Globes out of character many times.
He maybe controversial, yes, but this shows that he is talented at what he is doing, even if he is creating negative attention.
Sacha Baron Cohen has always been known for shocking and controversial humor in his flicks. Will he have that again for his next, “Freddie Mercury” movie? I don’t know. I think the “Freddie Mercury” biopic will be more on the serious side then humor. Maybe that’s why Sacha signed on to the role? He wanted to do something new and different besides comedy. There will obviously be some humor in this biopic film since Freddie was a very weird and humorous guy, but there won’t be any of that shock factor that Sacha is known for. Freddie was known for his shock factor live performances with Queen, I think that’s why the film makers wanted him.
This will give Sacha an opportunity to really show his acting talent other than the comedy genre. I’m seeing this movie to be very emotional and sad. Can you see Sacha giving a powerful performance for Freddie’s death scene?Before Freddie’s death, on his last days, he wanted to help the world with AIDS awareness, I can see the film concentrating on that. The funeral will be interesting, Elton John and David Bowie may have to make cameos ’cause they were there at Freddie’s funeral.
The film will start from the beginning, at his childhood to his death like most biopic films are like that. It might focus on his relationship with Mary Austin, Freddie’s first true love, then it will probably go onto his bi-sexual days. If you watch Freddie Mercury’s older interviews and seen the film, “Borat”, you can see the similarities between both of them.
Sacha is going to nail this performance. I think he will perform Freddie Mercury perfectly. Like I said, I think this film will show a different side of Sacha. It will be nothing like Borat or Bruno at all. I’m sure Sacha will be working closely with Brian May and Freddie’s family members, I’m sure Sacha will work with Mary Austin as well, to learn more about Freddie’s history and personality. I’m glad Sacha got this opportunity. Here’s hoping for an Oscar award for Best Actor.
Sacha Baron Cohen has officially signed himself a role to star as Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of legendary rock band, Queen, for the upcoming, “Freddie Mercury”, biopic. Sacha has been well known to playing homosexual characters such as Borat and Bruno, Sacha will play a gay character once again. See this article at, Deadline.
I wonder why Sacha, is always interested in playing gay characters in films. I don’t think he’s gay in real life ’cause he’s been with Isla Fisher for many years, married to her too. Never know, maybe Sacha is a closeted bi-sexual. Freddy Mercury wasn’t just gay, he liked women too.
This is really great casting. I always thought Sacha was almost identical looking to, Freddie. The question is will Sacha be able to sing like him? I’m sure he’ll get voice coaching to prepare for the role. Sacha does sing though. I smell Oscar award for Sacha for this role? Hopefully???
For the first time, I finally saw the movie, “Bruno” on DVD last night. I’ll have to say that I was quite impressed with the movie, it actually wasn’t that bad. I liked it. It wasn’t actually a comedy I saw. I saw it as more of a serious movie and it was very political. Sacha Baron Cohen plays an Austrian gay fashion reporter who dreams of becoming a famous celebrity. So he does whatever it takes to become famous. Be it, either at a fashion show, trying to get captured by terrorists, adopting a baby, a sex tape with Ron Paul, etc. All those crazy things don’t even work so he keeps trying. There was humor in the film, but I think Sacha Baron Cohen was trying to send a political message with this Bruno character. The film seemed like it was focusing on the world of current events in the news. Terrorism, war, celebrities adopting babies, gay marriage, etc. The material in the movie maybe a bit on the wild side, but without the crazy content the movie would be nothing. Sacha Baron Cohen is NOT gay in real life, this is just a fictional character he created. Sacha Baron Cohen has been involved with Isla Fischer for years now and just married her earlier this year.
I think the message that Sacha is trying to send is that he is trying to mock and humiliate the homosexuality world that has been all over entertainment media and politics as of late. I am not gay and you don’t have to be to watch this movie. There’s a lot of shock factor in this movie, but there is a reason why this movie is so crazy. It’s not a comedy at all, that’s why it is not as funny as “Borat”. It’s a satire, a movie about something real. If you’re scared to watch this movie, don’t be. It was actually kind of inspiring. Sacha is a controversial person and you just never know what he’ll come up with next. Check this movie out, good film.
Well, well, well, look at what we have here! It didn’t take long for James Cameron to respond to the Academy on banning Sacha Baron Cohen for making fun of Avatar. Guess what? James is all cool with it! You see, James has a sense of humor.
Lets hope the Academy does the smart thing and change their mind about banning Sacha now that James spoke out! That’s great for James to stick up for the guy, wow! 🙂
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“The Hurt Locker’s” producer, Nicolas Chartier, is not the only person banned from the Oscars, Sacha Baron Cohen is too. He was robbed from hosting, now he’s robbed from presenting. Why? Because Sacha was going to come out dressed up as the blue Na’vi creatures from the “Avatar”film and the Academy thinks he will offend James Cameron. They’re worried that it might upset James Cameron and might leave the show.
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Oh come on, I think James Cameron will find it funny and would laugh. This goes to show that the Academy is afraid of Sacha’s controversial humor. Bunch of cowards. If the Academy knew James well enough, I don’t think he’ll get offended over something small and silly as this. He would know it’s just for humor.