Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English stand-up comedian, writer, actor, and voice actor. A graduate of Cambridge University, Baron Cohen is most widely known for writing and playing four fictional characters: Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard, and Admiral General Aladeen. In most of his routines, Baron Cohen's characters interact with unsuspecting people who do not realise they are being set up for comic situations and self-revealing ridicule.
Borat is based actually on a guy I met in southern Russia. I can't remember his name. He was a doctor. The moment I met him I was totally crying. He was a hysterically funny guy, albeit totally unintentionally.
I remember, when I was in university I studied history, and there was this one major historian of the Third Reich, Ian Kershaw. And his quote was, 'The path to Auschwitz was paved with indifference.' I know it's not very funny being a comedian talking about the Holocaust, but I think it's an interesting idea that not everyone in Germany had to be a raving anti-Semite. They just had to be apathetic.
I think that, essentially, I'm a private person, and to reconcile that with being famous is a hard thing. So I've been trying to have my cake and eat it too - to have my character be famous yet still lead a normal life where I'm not trapped by fame and recognizability...I guess I've been greedy. Maybe it's time to let go.
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|Master Of The House||-|
|I Like to Move It||-|
|The Contest - Highlights version||-|
|In my country there is problem (Throw the Jew Down the Well)||-|
|You Be My Wife||-|
|I Love to Move It||-|
|Full Name at Birth||Sacha Noam Baron Cohen|
|Date of Birth||October 13, 1971|
|Birthplace||Hammersmith, London, England, UK|
|Height||6' 3" (190 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Haberdashers Askes School, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England|
|University||BA, Christ`s College, Cambridge University|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, and writer|
|Claim to Fame||known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters, Ali G, Borat, and Brüno|