Big announcement: Cheeky Sacha Baron Cohen will announce his Oscar plans while dressed as The Dictator it has emerged
General Aladeen,” the fictional Middle Eastern ruler who Sacha Baron Cohen plays in his upcoming film “The Dictator,” issued an ultimatum to the Academy of Motion Pictures today after he was banned from attending Sunday’s Oscars award show.
Cohen was originally invited to attend the ceremony as part of the cast of best picture nominee “Hugo,”, but the Academy had warned him against bringing one of his famous ‘stunts’ to the Oscars red carpet.
Speaking as if he were the Middle East despot in his upcoming film “The Dictator,” Cohen delivered on the NBC’s “Today” that “those gangsters at the Academy banned me.”
Normally I would be impressed by an act of cowardice by a faceless regime. But this is personal… They have until midday Sunday to give me my tickets back. If they do not they will see and face unforeseen and unimaginable consequences,” he added.