Sacha Baron Cohen
Steven Chee for Variety
United Kingdom
2021

Four By Two Films

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More than just his Borat character, Baron Cohen is an actor who utilizes his rubber-faced earnestness for satire while proving he also has the chops for serious award consideration. His “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” sequel at Amazon, which he produced, wrote and starred in, earned two 2021 Oscar nominations (one for him, one for co-star Maria Bakalova); the film saw Baron Cohen manage to get Trump legal adviser Rudy Giuliani on tape in a potentially compromising move and crash a June 2020 right-wing march where he pranked the audience with an anti-left song. In addition, his portrayal of Abbie Hoffman in Aaron Sorkin’s 2020 film “The Trial of the Chicago 7” on Netflix landed him another Oscar nom in 2021.

Career

  • THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7
  • LUCA
  • BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

Education

  • University of Cambridge (UK)

Variety Honors

  • Comedy Impact
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