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Postby beanoX3 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 7:53 pm

NEW YORK - Borat is dead.

Sacha Baron Cohen tells The Daily Telegraph that he's retiring the clueless Kazakh journalist, as well as his alter ego, aspiring rapper Ali G.

"When I was being Ali G and Borat I was in character sometimes 14 hours a day and I came to love them, so admitting I am never going to play them again is quite a sad thing," the 36-year-old actor-comedian says in the British newspaper's Friday edition.

"It is like saying goodbye to a loved one. It is hard, and the problem with success, although it's fantastic, is that every new person who sees the Borat movie is one less person I `get' with Borat again, so it's a kind of self-defeating form, really."

Baron Cohen brought Borat Sagdiyev — an anti-Semitic buffoon in search of Pamela Anderson — to the masses last year with his smash comedy, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." He first introduced the character on "Da Ali G Show," which was carried in the U.S. on HBO.

"It's much easier for me to be in character and it's a lot more fun," he says. "If I'd done the entire promotional campaign for (the `Borat' movie) as myself it wouldn't have developed in the same way."

Baron Cohen — not Borat — can be seen as a singing barber in Tim Burton's "Sweeney Todd," co-starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

His spokesman, Matt Labov, did not immediately return phone and e-mail messages by The Associated Press seeking comment on the "deaths" of Borat and Ali G.
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:23 pm

I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?

I ask that in the context of I never watched the Colbert Report because I heard about it on bulletin boards and didn't figure that was credential enough, but that only shows how wrong I was.

Is Borat pretty funny?
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby beanoX3 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:33 pm

scottaa1 wrote:I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?

I ask that in the context of I never watched the Colbert Report because I heard about it on bulletin boards and didn't figure that was credential enough, but that only shows how wrong I was.

Is Borat pretty funny?

The movie has male full frontal nudity, so you'll like it. :-b
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby scottaa1 » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:36 pm

beanoX3 wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?

I ask that in the context of I never watched the Colbert Report because I heard about it on bulletin boards and didn't figure that was credential enough, but that only shows how wrong I was.

Is Borat pretty funny?

The movie has male full frontal nudity, so you'll like it. :-b


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Re: Borat is dead

Postby knapplc » Sat Dec 22, 2007 8:50 pm

I have a hard time believing he's just going to walk away forever from characters that have made him tons of money. We'll see.
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby moonhead » Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:49 pm

knapplc wrote:I have a hard time believing he's just going to walk away forever from characters that have made him tons of money. We'll see.

you'd be hard pressed to find someone that he could dupe at this point with either of those personas.
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sat Dec 22, 2007 11:09 pm

scottaa1 wrote:I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?


No.

scottaa1 wrote:Is Borat pretty funny?


No.
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby Madison » Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:00 am

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?


No.

scottaa1 wrote:Is Borat pretty funny?


No.


Ali G. is/was ok, but Borat was painful to watch. :-o :-P
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby moonhead » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:49 am

Madison wrote:
Omaha Red Sox wrote:
scottaa1 wrote:I've never seen his ali g. show, nor Borat. Did I miss anything?


No.

scottaa1 wrote:Is Borat pretty funny?


No.


Ali G. is/was ok, but Borat was painful to watch. :-o :-P

wow. i knew you 2 existed. but i didn't think you'd be at the same place. these are the 2 people that didn't laugh at the borat movie. yeah it's stupid. but it was funnier than hell.
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Re: Borat is dead

Postby Metroid » Sun Dec 23, 2007 10:54 am

Yeah I laughed my arse off at Borat, I like Ali G better though...Booyakasha!! :-b
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