Sacha Baron Cohen starred as the titular character in the comedy film 'Brüno'. The movie follows the character Brüno, a gay Austrian fashion journalist, as he attempts to become "the biggest Austrian celebrity since Hitler". Cohen was nominated for several awards for his portrayal of Brüno, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
Sacha Baron Cohen stars in the British comedy film 'Grimsby' as Nobby, an English football hooligan who reunites with his long-lost brother Sebastian (Mark Strong), who is a secret agent. The film follows Nobby and Sebastian's adventures as they team up to save the world from a dangerous terrorist.
10 Ali G Indahouse
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the titular character, Ali G, in the British comedy film 'Ali G Indahouse'. Ali G is a fictional character created by Cohen who is an aspiring gangsta rapper from Staines, England. He is portrayed as an obnoxious yet endearing young man who often causes chaos and disruption with his antics. Throughout the film, Ali G attempts to ingratiate himself within the British government, ultimately becoming the Prime Minister’s personal advisor.
9 Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Sacha Baron Cohen plays a British TV news anchorman who is hired to join the team at San Diego's Channel 4 News. His unique style and outrageous antics cause chaos in the newsroom as he clashes with Ron Burgundy and the rest of the team.
8 The Dictator
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the titular character in 'The Dictator'. The film follows the exploits of Admiral General Aladeen, a dictator of a fictional North African country called Wadiya, as he travels to the United States to address the United Nations. Despite his outrageous antics, Aladeen is determined to restore his country to its former glory and prevent a coup from occurring.
7 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Sacha Baron Cohen plays Jean Girard, a French Formula One driver in the movie 'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby'. He is Ricky Bobby's (Will Ferrell) rival on the track and an overly confident rival off the track. He is known for his flamboyant clothing, thick accent, and a habit of referring to himself in the third person.
6 Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Sacha Baron Cohen reprises his role as Borat Sagdiyev in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'. The film follows Borat as he navigates a variety of situations, from infiltrating a conservative rally to an encounter with a notorious conspiracy theorist.
5 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Sacha Baron Cohen plays the title character, Borat Sagdiyev, a journalist from Kazakhstan who travels to the United States to make a documentary. Borat's outrageous behavior causes widespread confusion, and his cultural misunderstandings often lead to humorous situations. As Borat navigates his way through American culture, he provides a unique and often hilarious perspective on the people and places he encounters.
4 Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Sacha Baron Cohen had a minor role in the film adaptation of 'Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street', playing the character Pirelli.
3 Les Misérables
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as the villainous Thénardier in the movie adaptation of the musical 'Les Misérables'. He is well known for his comedic roles, but in this film he brings a sinister edge to his performance as the conniving innkeeper who attempts to exploit the good nature of the hero Valjean.
Sacha Baron Cohen plays the character of Inspector Gustave Dasté in the movie 'Hugo'. Dasté is a station inspector at the Montparnasse railway station in 1930s Paris. His role is that of an antagonist, constantly pursuing the young protagonist, Hugo, for his thieving activities. Cohen's performance adds a touch of humor and eccentricity to the film, providing a contrast to the more serious and emotional aspects of the story.
1 The Trial of the Chicago 7
Sacha Baron Cohen stars as Abbie Hoffman in 'The Trial of the Chicago 7'. He portrays the leader of the Chicago 7, a group of anti-Vietnam War activists charged with crossing state lines to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Cohen's performance of the eccentric Hoffman earned him a Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actor.