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Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor, Writer Date of birth 13th October 1971
Place of birth London, England
Year of debut 2000
First feature film The Jolly Boys' Last Stand

Awards

  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards won1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated1
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Biography

Sacha Baron Cohen studied History at Cambridge University where he acted in college plays. After graduating, he became a fashion model and a presenter for Windsor TV and Pump TV. In 1995, he answered an open call for presenters for The 11 O’Clock Show. His audition tape as a fictional television reporter from Albania captured the producer’s attention. He is well known on TV and the big screen as Ali G, Borat and Bruno.

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Sacha Baron Cohen's films

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Packshot for the film Borat
Certificate
15 Certificate
Duration
80 Mins
Released
2006

Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) leaves Kazakhstan to make a documentary in the USA. Strong language, crude humour and sexual references.

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Packshot for the film Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa
Certificate
PG Certificate
Duration
85 Mins
Released
2008

Animated. A group of animals crash land in Africa. With Ben Stiller and Chris Rock. Mild comic violence and threat.

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Packshot for the film Madagascar
Certificate
U Certificate
Duration
83 Mins
Released
2005

Animated. A group of zoo animals break out and find themselves in Africa. With Ben Stiller, Chris Rock and David Schwimmer. Contains very mild language and violence.

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Did you know?

  • As a child, Sacha Baron Cohen was in break-dance crew called Black on White. His mother would drive the boys to Covent Garden so they could perform their dance routines in public.
  • When filming Da Ali G show, he gave the illusion of being a junior member of the camera crew to unsuspecting interviewees. The interviewee assumed that the sharp-looking director from the fictional United World Productions was the interviewer until the camera started rolling.
  • Isla Fisher converted to Judaism to marry Sacha in March 2010. They have a daughter named Olive Cohen.
  • He got fired from Windsor TV for presenting an inappropriate broadcast on Valentine's Day.
  • He credits watching Peter Sellers in The Pink Panther at a friend's ninth birthday party and sneaking in to watch the play Monty Python's Life of Brian as major influences on his comedy style.

Awards

  • 1 Academy Awards nominated

    • 2007 Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Borat Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards won

    • 2007 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Borat Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
  • 1 Golden Globe Awards nominated

    • 2007 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Borat Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan