Kazakh stand

Sound Bite

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November.

Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. as a tourist.

Publicity for “Borat” — already an Internet darling — is about to reach fever pitch. The president of Kazakhstan plans to buy TV spots and print ads about the “real Kazakhstan” as a defense against the film’s backward portrayal of the former Soviet republic.

Whether those can compete with Cohen’s own publicity stunts — such as showing up at the Cannes Film Festival in a bright green body thong — remains to be seen.

More Film

  • Fallout, Mamma Mia, Incredibles

    Summer Box Office Report Card: Grading Popcorn Season by Studio

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

  • Conjuring 2 The Nun

    YouTube Removes 'The Nun' Ad After Jump-Scare Complaints

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

  • Tessa Thompson'Thor: Ragnarok' film premiere, Arrivals,

    Tessa Thompson Eyes Lead Role in Disney's Live-Action 'Lady and the Tramp'

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

  • Crazy Rich Asians

    Box Office: 'Crazy Rich Asians' to Shine With $26 Million-Plus Opening

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

  • A Star Is Born Halloween

    Poll: Which Fall Movie Are You Most Excited to See?

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

  • Jesse Plemons Antlers

    Jesse Plemons to Co-Star With Keri Russell in Scott Cooper's 'Antlers' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Sacha Baron Cohen‘s ethnic impersonation may be getting laughs in “Talladega Nights” (he plays the snooty French race-car driver Jean Girrard), but it’s only a warm-up for “Borat,” which Fox releases in November. Borat is, of course, the boorish Kazakh native, and Cohen alter-ego, who’s hilariously offended whole towns as he travels across the U.S. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content