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Sacha Baron Cohen drops Borat and Ali G characters

Post by Apoptosis » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:39 pm

Borat is dead. Sacha Baron Cohen (above) told a British newspaper he's retiring the clueless Kazakh journalist as well as his alter ego, aspiring rapper Ali G. "When I was being Ali G and Borat I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing," the 36-year-old actor-comedian said in yesterday's Daily Telegraph. Baron Cohen brought Borat to the masses last year with his movie, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." He first introduced the character on HBO's "Da Ali G Show." (AP)
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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen drops Borat and Ali G characters

Post by w00fd06 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 12:53 pm

too bad, they were great characters :(

maybe cohen will come out with something better than the both of em.

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Post by DMB2000uk » Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:07 pm

Its quite funny that Sacha Baron Cohen has a degree from oxford/cambridge (somewhere like that), and then went on to do ali G things.

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Post by ibleet » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:13 pm

I'm glad to hear that those characters are being retired...I thought that Borat was pure Drivel.

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Post by vicaphit » Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:01 am

I am sad. I am sure though, In a few years someone will talk him into picking Borat back up and doing something with it.

I can't wait for new characters!
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Post by skier » Wed Dec 26, 2007 10:31 am

i think borat will come back eventually, just its name is freakin sweet :lol:
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Post by Sporg » Thu Dec 27, 2007 2:29 pm

Good riddance...
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Post by Conky » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:48 pm

I saw him in the Sweeney Todd movie. I like him better as Borat! :lol:

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Post by DMB2000uk » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:11 pm

What did you think to the sweeny tod movie?

I got dragged to see it by my girlfriend. Gah, I hate musicals. So it was like torture having to sit through and watch it.

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Post by Antonik » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:36 am

He still has Bruno, the Austrian homosexual.

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Post by DeusEx » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:57 pm

this sucks, he was one of my favorite characters. funny most of the time, although some of his jokes were tasteless (rarely).

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Post by ZhengHe » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:33 pm

Well with any luck he'll come out with something better. He is a character actor and comedian after all. It's what he does and like any artist he cannot stand still for too long. I for one think it's a good thing and can't wait to see what he comes up with next.

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Post by Tim Burton » Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:23 am

I can't say I'm going to miss them. I never could get into his jokes.

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Post by bigblockmatt » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:33 pm

Antonik wrote:He still has Bruno, the Austrian homosexual.

ya, i heard that a Bruno movie is in the making!

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Re: Sacha Baron Cohen drops Borat and Ali G characters

Post by TheVoid » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:02 am

I never even finished the Borat movie, after watching a lot of it turn out to be fairly weak comedy that relies on shock value. One fine example is he ruined that particular bathing suit for me, those who have seen the movie will know what I mean. I won't really miss either of those characters and should I start to even forget, I'm sure someone will throw in a Borat quote sooner or later but always before the memory fades. :)

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