Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

Borat boosts News Corp - and Kazakhstan

NEWS Corporation, the ultimate owner of the Sun, the News of the World and the Times, says the success of Borat and other movie releases has boosted sales, although it said it faced challenges in its US TV business.

Borat pulls the strings in list of most powerful men in the UK

BORAT, the fictional journalist from Kazakhstan, has made it into a list of the most powerful men in Britain.

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Borat up for award

BORAT has been nominated for a South Bank Show Award.

Make big joke - throw Borat down the well

BORAT deserves a spell in Barlinnie, according to Scots expats who have made their fortune in the oil-rich, former Soviet republic of Kazakhstan.

Kazakh author's praise for Borat

A LEADING Kazakh writer, Sapabek Asip-uly, has nominated actor Sacha Baron Cohen for a national award for popularising Kazakhstan with his 'Borat' character and film.

Kazakh writer calls for Borat to get award

A LEADING Kazakh writer has nominated Borat actor Sasha Baron Cohen for a national award for popularising his homeland.

Kazakh president unfazed by Borat

THE president of Kazakhstan insisted yesterday that he saw the funny side of his nation's portrayal in the film Borat

Borat's gypsies fail to see the joke

ROMANIA may not be a stop on Borat's fictional journey, but Romanian villagers are furious that their roles in this month's box office hit film have earned them a few laughs but little cash.

Borat film faces legal action in US

TWO American students are taking legal action over their drunken appearance in Sacha Baron Cohen's spoof documentary featuring the "Kazakh journalist" Borat.

Russia fails to see the funny side of Borat as ban looms

SACHA Baron Cohen's controversial new comedy film may be banned in Russia after a government agency said it would refuse to grant permission for screening.

Spoof film provokes Kazakh fury

LORD Fraser of Carmylie has accused comedian Sacha Baron Cohen of "spreading the myth" that all Muslims are anti-Jewish through his character Borat.

No need for Poles to lose the film plot

A CINEMA in Edinburgh is to cater for the influx of Polish immigrants by screening new films, including the latest blockbuster, Borat, with Polish subtitles.

Film fans sneak a peek at Borat stirring up trouble

A CONTROVERSIAL film that has been criticised for poking fun at a foreign country is to have a special screening in the Capital before it goes on general release.

Early screening of Borat movie

FANS of spoof presenter Borat - the creation of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen - are getting an early chance to see his new film.

Rise of the comic Kazakh who used to be Albanian

BORAT from Kazakhstan first took shape as Kristo from Albania, it is said. In 1994, Channel 4 launched a hunt for new presenters as a replacement for its series The Word. Sacha Baron Cohen submitted a tape of himself as Kristo.

Wish you were here, Mr Borat

Key quote "I'd like to invite Cohen here. He can discover a lot of things. Women drive cars, wine is made of grapes, and Jews are free to go to synagogue." - Rakhat Aliyev, deputy foreign minister

Is it OK to laugh at Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat?

I can't wait to see Sacha Baron Cohen's new film, Borat, Cultural Learnings of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nature of Kazakhstan. It sounds like the funniest movie of the year.

It's Braveheart of the steppes versus Borat

BORAT could be about to meet his match - in a tribal warrior from the steppes.

TV couple use Ali G impression to beat the tax man

THE TV presenters Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan have won a battle with Inland Revenue over a tax bill worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Kazakh rap for Ali G star

ALI G star Sacha Baron Cohen has found himself in hot water with Kazakhstan for suggesting that the nation is anti-Semitic.

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