Watch Sacha Baron Cohen as The Dictator on Today Show video from Mon. May 7, 2012. In a live interview with NBC’s Matt Lauer the actor remained in character as the title character of his forthcoming comedy movie in which he portrays General Aladeen, military ruler of the fictitious Republic of Wadiya and discussed a range of topics.
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Watch the full replay video above. Sacha Baron Cohen, as noted, remained in character as he talked about some previous controversy surrounding past public appearances, notably on red carpet for the 2012 Oscars when had an encounter with Ryan Seacrest, and he spilled on him what he claimed were ashes of recently deceased North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il.
For more on his appearance on the show see the accompanying article at Today.com. ‘The Dictator’ opens in theaters on Weds. May 16, 2012. Sacha Baron Cohen produced and wrote the movie. It costars Ben Kingsley and Anna Faris.
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