The Dictator (2012 film)

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The Dictator is a 2012 political satire comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role.wikipedia
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The Dictator is a 2012 political satire comedy film co-written by and starring Sacha Baron Cohen as his fourth feature film in a leading role. For years, the fictional North African nation of the Republic of Wadiya has been ruled by Admiral-General Haffaz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), a childish, tyrannical, sexist, anti-Western, and antisemitic dictator who surrounds himself with female bodyguards, sponsors terrorism (especially giving shelter to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden after "they killed his double one year ago"), changes many words in the Wadiyan dictionary to "Aladeen", and is working on developing nuclear weapons to attack Israel.
Sacha Noam Baron Cohen (born 13 October 1971) is an English actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and film producer known for creating and portraying fictional satirical characters, including Ali G, Borat Sagdiyev, Brüno Gehard and Admiral General Aladeen.

Larry Charles

The film is directed by Larry Charles, who previously directed Baron Cohen's mockumentaries Borat and Brüno.
He has also directed the documentary film Religulous and the mockumentary comedy films Borat, Brüno, and The Dictator.

Jason Mantzoukas

Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.
Jason Mantzoukas (born December 18, 1972) is an American comedic actor best known for his recurring roles as Rafi in the FX comedy series The League and Nuclear Nadal in The Dictator.

Anna Faris

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Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.
Her other films include The Hot Chick (2002), Lost in Translation (2003), Just Friends (2005), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Smiley Face (2007), The House Bunny (2008), What's Your Number? (2011), The Dictator (2012), and Overboard (2018).

Ben Kingsley

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Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.
He has appeared in Schindler's List (1993), Twelfth Night (1996), Sexy Beast (2000), House of Sand and Fog (2003), Lucky Number Slevin (2006), Shutter Island (2010), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010), Hugo (2011), The Dictator (2012) and Iron Man 3 (2013).

Bobby Lee

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Robert Lee Jr. (born September 18, 1971) is an American actor and comedian of Korean descent, best known for being a cast member on MADtv from 2001 to 2009 and for his roles in the films Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (2004), Pineapple Express (2008), and The Dictator (2012).

Busty Heart

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Susan Sykes (born May 9, 1961) is a television personality and actress who has appeared in films such as The Dictator (alongside Sacha Baron Cohen and Sir Ben Kingsley) and Deported, as well as several television shows, who performs under the stage name Busty Heart.

Sayed Badreya

He appeared in AmericanEast, Iron Man, Cargo, and The Dictator.

John C. Reilly

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Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.
Also that year, Reilly appeared in Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie as the dim-witted Taquito and made an uncredited cameo appearance in the comedy The Dictator, starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Adeel Akhtar

Other comedic performances include Gupta in The Angelos Epithemiou Show, Maroush in The Dictator and Smee in Joe Wright and Warner Bros.' movie Pan.

Cameo appearance

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Baron Cohen, in the role of Admiral General Aladeen, the dictator of the fictional Republic of Wadiya visiting the United States, stars alongside Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley, Jason Mantzoukas, and an uncredited appearance by John C. Reilly.
Actor Edward Norton appears as himself in the satirical film The Dictator (2012) starring Sacha Baron Cohen.

Jeff Schaffer

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Producers Jeff Schaffer and David Mandel said that Baron Cohen's character was inspired by real-life leaders considered dictators like Kim Jong-il, Idi Amin, Muammar Gaddafi, Mobutu Sese Seko, Ne Win, Than Shwe and Saparmurat Niyazov.
Other scripts he has helped write include two comedy features starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Brüno (2009) and The Dictator (2012).

Fred Armisen

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The restaurant's waiter (Fred Armisen) and nearby refugees mistook him as "Aladeen sympathizer" after a failed attempt to cover up his identity with numerous false names.

Megan Fox

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In Italy, the reference to the "Italian Prime Minister" in the scene with Megan Fox was substituted by a generic "politician" to avoid reference to the then-Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi.
In 2012, Fox appeared briefly in Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy The Dictator and had a featured role in Judd Apatow's comedy This Is 40.

Garry Shandling

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He appeared in an uncredited cameo as a health inspector in The Dictator (2012).

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For years, the fictional North African nation of the Republic of Wadiya has been ruled by Admiral-General Haffaz Aladeen (Sacha Baron Cohen), a childish, tyrannical, sexist, anti-Western, and antisemitic dictator who surrounds himself with female bodyguards, sponsors terrorism (especially giving shelter to al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden after "they killed his double one year ago"), changes many words in the Wadiyan dictionary to "Aladeen", and is working on developing nuclear weapons to attack Israel.

Fred Melamed

Other recent films include The Dictator (2012), with Sacha Baron Cohen and Sir Ben Kingsley, where Melamed appears in a cameo as the Director of the dictator's Nuclear Weapons Program, and Some Kind of Beautiful, where Melamed plays a villain, opposite Pierce Brosnan and Jessica Alba.