June 26th, 2012 by edsel
There was no truth to the rumors that ‘Bruno’ actor Sacha Baron Cohen was wanted in Kansas or Arizona. Or that he could be deported. (There was, however, that one hotel during the filming of ‘Bruno’ that he could never go back to- but more on that later.)
A representative of the controversial comedian informed TMZ that the reports of Cohen’s alleged fugitive status in two US states and his possible deportation were highly exaggerated.
The Inquisitr elaborated on the reports, which started from an interview with the Sunday Express. “There are towns in certain states that I can’t shoot in,” ‘Bruno’ actor Cohen told the paper. “If I get arrested,” he claimed, “My visa could be taken away.”
But Sacha Baron Cohen did have a close run-in with American law enforcement. In the same interview with the Sunday Express, the 40-year-old Cohen said that he narrowly escaped arrest during a shoot for ‘Bruno.’
According to Cohen, he and his team were shooting a bondage scene for ‘Bruno’ in the hotel. When the manager found out, the hotel official called the police on them.
“We knew we had about five minutes before the police turned up,” Cohen shared, “And I would be arrested.”
The Inquisitr reported that the ‘Bruno’ team had prepared for this possibility. An escape car was waiting 14 storeys down.
“My English bodyguard yelled ‘Everyone out’,” Sacha Baron Cohen recalled. “So we get to a window,” he said, where there was “an old rickety fire escape. We run down it,” he related, “And get to the second floor.”
That was when Cohen and company came across the flaw in their escape plan. “[The fire escape] doesn’t reach down to the floor. So,” and the ‘Bruno’ star described a scene that resembled a Monty Python comedy sketch, “I jumped wearing these high heels while attached to my friend.”
Sacha Baron Cohen claimed that he “broke his heel” during the jump. Neither The Inquisitr nor the Sunday Express detailed if meant the high heels he wore or his real heel. But the ‘Bruno’ film team managed to get into the car and escape to film another day.
February 24th, 2012 by faye
English stand-up comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is allegedly banned from attending the Academy Awards on Sunday due to the comic actor’s vow to pull a red carpet stunt dressed as the title character of his upcoming film “The Dictator.”
According to the reports, the 40-year-old Sacha Baron Cohen said he would come to Sunday’s Academy Awards donning a costume as “The Dictator,” the lead character from his new comedy about a nutty strongman that is part Moamar Ghadafi and a little Saddam Hussein, with hints of Kim Jong Il.
While ‘Deadline’ reports that The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences pulled Cohen’s tickets for the Academy Awards when they could not gain assurance that he would not arrive in his “dictator” costume, an Oscars rep asserts that they have not arrived at a decision yet. “We haven’t banned him,” the spokesperson said. “We’re just waiting to hear what he’s going to do.”
Sacha Baron Cohen is widely known for writing and playing three unorthodox fictional characters namely “Ali G,” “Borat,” and “Brüno.” His most recent stint is in “Hugo,” which is up for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture.