Paramount Pictures has just released its new TV commercial for ‘The Dictator’ starring Sacha Baron Cohen.
Cohen’s depiction of General Aladeen in ‘The Dictator’ bares resemblance to some of the late Middle Eastern dictators including Saddam Hussein and Colonel Gaddafi. As we have seen in the past year, the Arab Spring has been central in the news, and the timing of this release takes place a year on from the start of this movement.
Earlier this year at the Oscars, Cohen made a ‘splash’ on the red carpet by pouring ashes out of an urn he had been carrying. He was later escorted off the red carpet, which subsequently needed some cleaning.
The film will be released on May 16th in Theaters nationwide.
Sacha Baron Cohen
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