|Sacha Baron Cohen|
Baron Cohen in 2011
|Birth name||Sacha Noam Baron Cohen|
13 October 1971 |
Hammersmith, London, England, United Kingdom
|Education||Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School|
|Alma mater||Christ’s College, Cambridge|
|Genres||Character comedy, black comedy, cringe comedy, physical comedy, satire|
|Spouse||Isla Fisher (m. 2010)|
|Parent(s)||Daniella Baron Cohen
Gerald Baron Cohen
|Relative(s)||Erran Baron Cohen (brother)
Amnon Baron Cohen (brother)
Ash Baron-Cohen (cousin)
Simon Baron-Cohen (cousin)
|Notable works and roles||Ali G
Admiral General Aladeen
To single out a particular group and say we can't make a joke about them is almost a form of prejudice and it's kind of patronizing.
I think if you come from a history of persecution you have to develop a sense of humour.
I think I think in the moment. So when I'm in character, I'm in character, and I'm obviously thinking about what's going on around me, but it's easier to do stuff when you're in character.
I think pulling off, pulling off a kind of fake documentary of me being a, you know, actual dictator would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible.
Dictators are ludicrous characters, and, you know, in my career and in my life, I've always enjoyed sort of inhabiting these ludicrous, larger-than-life characters that somehow exist in the real world.