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Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and voice artist. He is most widely known for writing and playing three unorthodox fictional characters Ali G, Borat, and Brüno. In his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people who do not realize they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule.

Baron Cohen's work has been recognised with several Emmy nominations, an Oscar nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay, a BAFTA award, and a Golden Globe for Best Actor for his work in the feature film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. After the release of the movie Borat, Baron Cohen stated that because the public had become too familiar with the characters, he would retire Borat and Ali G. Similarly, after the release of Brüno, he has stated he would also retire the title character.


Year Film Role Notes
1995 Jack and Jeremy's Police 4 Execution victim TV special
Pump TV TV Presenter, UK regional cable channel TV special
1996 Punch Unnamed Short film
1998 Live from the Lighthouse Ali G TV special
1998–99 The 11 O'Clock Show Ali G TV series
Also writer
2000 The Jolly Boys' Last Stand Vinnie
Da Ali G Show (UK) Ali G/Borat Sagdiyev/Brüno TV Series: 6 episodes
Also writer
2002 Ali G Indahouse Ali G/Borat Sagdiyev Also executive producer/writer
2003 Spyz James Bond (Ali G) Short Film
Also executive producer/writer
2003–04 Da Ali G Show (US) Ali G/Borat Sagdiyev/Brüno TV Series: 12 episodes
Also executive producer/writer
2005 Curb Your Enthusiasm Larry's Guide #2 Season 5, Episode 10 "The End"
Madagascar King Julien XIII Voice only
2006 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Jean Girard
Night of Too Many Stars: An Overbooked Event for
Autism Education
Borat Sagdiyev TV Special
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Borat Sagdiyev Also Producer/Writer
2007 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Signor Adolfo Pirelli
2008 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa King Julien XIII Voice only
2009 Brüno Brüno Also producer/writer
2010 The Simpsons Jakob Season 21, Episode 16 "The Greatest Story Ever D'ohed"<ref></ref>
Voice only
2011 Hugo Inspector Gustav
2012 The Dictator The Dictator Post-production
Also producer/writer
A Kind of Magic Freddie Mercury Pre-production
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted King Julien XIII Voice only
Les Misérables Thénardiers Pre-production
Django Unchained<ref></ref> Scotty Pre-production

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