25 Feb '12, 3am

Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator 'outraged' at Oscar 'ban', threatens 'unimaginable consequences'

Sacha Baron Cohen's Dictator 'outraged' at Oscar 'ban', threatens 'unimaginable consequences'

Sacha Baron Cohen is adding 'Saddam Hussein' to his growing list of movie alter egos. The British comedian is seen here in a Saddam-inspired get-up for his film The Dictator. -- PHOTO: : PARAMOUNT PICTURES LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, dressed as The Dictator, voiced his 'outrage' at Oscars organisers on Friday for banning his character from the award show's red carpet, although the actor is not barred and will be part of the show . It appears Cohen, who has mastered impromptu promotional stunts with other characters Borat and Bruno, is up to his old tricks again. After all, his movie The Dictator is due in theatres this year, and he needs to lure people to box offices. Dressed as fictional dictator Admiral General Aladeen in medal-adorned military regalia, Cohen branded Oscar organisers 'zionists' for banning him from the Hollywood film awards this S...

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