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Sacha Baron Cohen takes on the Golden Globes

2021-02-27T10:46:18.861Z

Fourteen years after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor for Borat, the King of Provocation is back with two nominations.



It's his big return to the Golden Globes.

Sacha Baron Cohen returns to the ceremony with two nominations without having lost a single ounce of his taste for provocation or his concern to constantly denounce the prejudices that made his success.

The continuation of the adventures of the now legendary Kazakh reporter in mankini,

Borat New filmed mission

, released on Prime Video last year, could earn him Sunday night to be named best actor once again.

The film is also nominated in the categories of best comedy and best actress in a comedy (for Maria Bakalova).

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In addition to his title role in the

Borat

sequel

, Sacha Baron Cohen is also nominated for the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in

The Chicago Seven

, the Aaron Sorkin drama released on Netflix last year. .

The film tells the true story of seven Americans accused of inciting revolt in the 1960s after a peace protest went awry.

This Hollywood recognition rewards a career that exploded in 2006 with

Borat

and the antics of his actor, who does not hesitate to pose in mankini (a bathing suit hanging behind the neck) during the Cannes film festival.

In this film vulgar for some, brilliant for others, Borat, a sexist, anti-Semitic and homophobic Kazakh, met ordinary Americans there, in a creaking clash of cultures.

In an interview with

Rolling Stone

magazine

, Sacha Baron Cohen explained that the film actually made fun of "

people who believe that the Kazakhstan I am describing exists

".

Kazakhstan, which had banned its distribution, furious at the backward image of the country conveyed in the film, finally surfed on this popularity by using the expression "

Very nice!"

Of Borat in a tourism promotion campaign.

To read also: Sacha Baron Cohen: “I brought out

Borat

because of Trump.

I don't see the point of doing it again ”

Visceral anti-Trumpism

In the sequel to the film,

Borat New filmed mission

, Sacha Baron Cohen again slips into the skin of the mustached reporter who sets out to assault America.

At a pro-gun rally, he poses as a singer and trains the audience to sing a song inviting to inject “

Wuhan flu

” into former US President Barack Obama.

The actor must flee when the crowd realized who was hiding under disguise.

"

We were surrounded by an angry mob with weapons,

" he told US radio NPR, vowing not to work undercover anymore.

Sacha Baron Cohen said he took over the role of Borat in an attempt to influence the 2020 presidential election against Trump because "

democracy was believed to be in real danger

."

Read also:

Borat

traps Donald Trump's lawyer in an awkward position, his hand in his pants

The role, and the gueusarde image that is now associated with it, is located a thousand miles from the social environment in which grew up this dark man with the slender figure.

Raised in a Jewish family in London by a father who ran clothing stores, educated in private schools and then at the prestigious Cambridge University, Sacha Baron Cohen joined the Footlights drama club, which launched stars like Hugh Laurie and members of the Monty Python.

It was while playing sketches on the British television channel Paramount Comedy Channel that he was spotted, with his character of Ali G, an aspiring rapper from a small English town, who had his own show,

Da Ali G Show

, broadcast from 2000 on Channel 4. The principle of the show was based on fake satirical and daring interviews with personalities convinced that they were real interviews.

It is for the show that he plays for the first time the characters of Borat, and Brüno, a gay and exuberant Austrian fashionista.

Ali G will be entitled to his film in 2002, before Borat in 2006, then Brüno in 2009.

Da Ali G Show

made Baron Cohen a star in the UK.

Prince William even revealed he and his brother Harry taught the Queen Mother to imitate Ali G by snapping her fingers and throwing '

Respec'

.

Episodes aired in the United States on HBO.

Among those interviewed, Donald Trump, who last year called Baron Cohen an “

impostor

”, adding: “

I don't find him funny.

"

Source: lefigaro

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