Happy Birthday to Sacha Baron Cohen. I am fifty years who celebrates, today, the irreverent British comedian known for playing insane alter egos gone viral like Borat e Ali G. Over the course of his crazy career, he has won two Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a comedy movie for Borat and for its sequel and it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Non-Original Screenplay for the first of the two films in 2007 and for the second in 2021, same year in which it obtains the nomination as a supporting actor for her portrayal of Abbie Hoffman, the activist hippie ne The Chicago Trial 7 by Aaron Sorkin. Baron Cohen has worked with directors of the caliber of Martin Scorsese – in the role of the railway inspector determined to catch the little one. Hugo Cabret – but also with Tim Burton and Tom Hooper for whom he showed off his singing skills in musicals Sweeney Todd e Wretched. He was also the first candidate for the role of Freddie Mercury (very much like the true leader of Queen), in the hit biopic that earned Rami Malek the statuette.
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen was born in London in 1971 into a family of Orthodox Jews. The “Baron” in the name is not a noble title but the first part of his surname, an Englishization of Baruch. He studied history in Cambridge, deepening in particular the theme of anti-Semitism, where we are graduated in 1993. The actor has been married to his colleague since 2010 Isla Fisher, with whom he has been linked for seventeen years. The couple has three children: Olive, Elula and Moses Brian. Let’s celebrate the turning point of the 50th of the English comedian with 10 shocking interviews from his most controversial characters: from Beckhams in Ali G’s living room to fashionista Brüno against the “terrorist”, from OJ Simpson to the microphones of the eccentric billionaire Gio Monaldo to Rudy Giuliani framed by Borat or, better, by his daughter Tutar.