Sacha Baron Cohen – Who Knew?!
Sacha Baron Cohen is back to offend us and make us laugh with “The Dictator” which will hit theaters May 16. This man has made a name for himself by being rude, crude, and wildly different. He needs this film to be successful because “Bruno,” his follow-up to the huge hit “Borat” was a major flop both critically and in the box office. Let’s take a look at some interesting facts about Sacha Baron Cohen.
- Sacha has been described as soft-spoken, gentlemanly, AND considered getting his PhD before choosing comedy.
- He gave an official speech at Harvard in 2004 as his character, Ali G.
- Sacha has always been a fan of professional wrestling and is a close, personal friend of John Cena.
- He went to Cambridge and wrote his thesis about Jewish Involvment in the U.S. Civil Rights movement in which he focused on 4 murders in Philadelphia, Mississippi 1964.
- In 2007, Sacha ranked at #34 in EW’s “50 Smartest People in Hollywood” list.
- His film “Borat” got him into a slew of legal battles with various entities including the Romanian village of Gold, the government of Kazakhstan, and two University of South Carolina students.
- Despite not considering himself a “religious jew,” Sacha does keep kosher and goes to the synagogue about twice per year.
- He is the grandson of a Holocaust survivor.