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Sacha Baron Cohen on How He Evades Identification

Sacha Baron Cohen on How He Evades Identification

Sacha Baron Cohen is known for creating and portraying many fictional characters, adopting a variety of accents and guises for each and rarely appearing out of character. In most of his routines, he interacts with and ridicules unsuspecting people, who often have no idea that they are being pranked, or by whom. Cohen applies the same formula on his freshman Showtime political satire series “Who Is America?” in which he portrays at least half-a-dozen fictional characters. For someone of his stature, standing at a svelte 6 Feet 3 Inches tall, and with international fame, it’s a wonder that he isn’t immediately recognized by targets of his mischief. It’s a question that Don Cheadle posed to Cohen during a recent sit-down for Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” series.

“You are very popular and famous, and I would recognize you anywhere,” Cheadle said at the start of his inquiry. “Have you ever been busted?

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