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R.I.P. Borat

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    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.

  2. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Re: R.I.P. Baren Cohen's relevance

    Oh well. He'll probably have to exhume them again when the money gets tight.

    See all the "farewell" tours that have lasted forever.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Besides the schtick wouldn't work anymore since everyone knows who he is.
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Bruno it is then.
  5. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    It's a huge blow to post-modern smugness.
  6. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    It's not really over until he has Ali G interview Borat.

    Or vice versa.
  7. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Folks, I tried giving Borat a chance...I truly did. It just was not funny, to me. Socially painful to watch, at times, but I never really just laughed at any point during the movie.

    Maybe I need a different seat next time.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I give him credit for knowing to quit when he's way ahead...

    There are a lot of actors out there who would have tried to squeeze another 2-3 movies out of both characters...
  9. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    No more sexy time? :'(
  10. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    Did anyone else see the thread title and think Cohen died?

    I think maybe this is like those Burger King commercials where they tell people the Whopper has been discontinued, so we can watch them have meltdowns. Will wait patiently for the 'back by popular demand, Revenge of the Borat!!'
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm glad to see him branching out in other movies...
  12. wickedwritah

    wickedwritah Guest

    He was good, I thought, in a rather pedestrian "Talladega Nights."
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