Then Borat, the film featuring the character who had first appeared on the Ali G Show. '" His performance as Borat earned him a Golden Globe Award as best actor in a comedy or musical, which he credits with transforming his career.Helped by objections from the official government of Kazakhstan and Baron Cohen's wildly funny promotional appearances on any talk show that would have him, Borat became a phenomenon, although not everybody was happy."Since last year I've been sued by about 3,000 people," said Baron Cohen. "It broke me out from being just a pure comedian into something larger, because in the entertainment business people are categorised either as comedians or actors," he said.Your children can join in on the fun by helping you decorate and pick our their swimsuits. Picnics: Some parents have a hard time getting their kids to calm down in a restaurant.Well, take the food outdoors so they can do as much running around as they’d like.
I told her I was going to be in Sweeney Todd and she said, 'Never heard of it.' I told her it starred Johnny Depp and she said, 'Never heard of him.' I said Tim Burton was directing it and she said, 'Never heard of him. Could I have his telephone number because I often have these local concerts here and we're looking for someone to direct them.'"So I started singing Pirelli and she had never heard the music before but she goes 'Oh, no, no, no you don't do it like that.'" Then the punchline: "So I ignored everything she said and went to the set the next day."Born in North London to a Welsh clothing store owner and an Israeli aerobics teacher mother, Sacha Baron Cohen grew up watching Peter Sellers, whom he says was his inspiration.
As Borat, the outrageously anti-Semitic, homophobic reporter from Kazakhstan he became a cultural icon while lampooning and offending virtually everyone he came across.
The intensely private comic actor readily admits he is more comfortable talking in the guise of the characters he has created, but unfortunately for him, both Ali G and Borat have had their day.
Wearing exceedingly tight-fitting tights with appropriate bulges, Pirelli is a wonderful creation and provides a riotous interlude in the movie.
Burton said of him: "He brought a burst of colour into the darkness and his suit was tight - that's how he was able to hit the high notes."Baron Cohen had just finished Borat when he decided he would audition for the role of Pirelli, although he did not know any of Stephen Sondheim's songs from the show.