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    • His brother Erran Baron Cohen is a member of the British electronica music group Zöhar. Sacha has often done background vocals in the past for the band. Sacha's brother Erran was also the composer for Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.

    • Sacha is good friends with WWE wrestler John Cena.

    • Sacha is a big fan of professional wrestling.

    • Sacha and partner Isla Fisher welcomed their first child into the world in October 2007. The couple named her Olive.

    • In December 2007 Sacha killed off two of his most popular characters, Ali G and Borat, as he felt they were becoming too big.

    • At the 2007 MTV Movie Awards, Sacha won for Best Comedic Performance for the movie Borat.

    • In 2007 it was revealed that Sacha & Isla Fisher were expecting their first child together.

    • Sacha turned down the opportunity to present an award at the 2007 Academy Award ceremony because he wasn't allowed to present it as his alias "Borat".

    • In January 2007, Borat was ranked #19 in GQ magazine's annual top 100 of most powerful men in Britain.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen won the 2007 Golden Globe award for 'Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy' for his portrayal of the blundering Kazakh journalist Borat.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen is set to make his debut as a rapper in a new musical - because his singing voice is so terrible. Sacha is set to appear alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's remake of the musical Sweeney Todd. But Cohen's voice is so bad he's been told to rap his operatic numbers instead.

    • Sacha is good friends with the star of TV's House Hugh Laurie.

    • In 2002 a movie about Baron Cohen's alter ego Ali G came out. In Ali G Indahouse Ali G is trying to prevent his neighborhood from being demolished.

    • After the MTV EMA cermony that Borat held in Lisbon (2005) the government of Kazakhstan threatened him with legal action.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen's cousin is Simon Baron-Cohen, Professor of Developmental Psychopathology at the University of Cambridge.

    • In the movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Cohen co-stars as the racing rival to Will Ferrell.

    • To get guests to appear on his show Cohen often fools them by sending letters with HBO's letterhead and type.

    • He is the second of three sons.

    • Baron Cohen studied history at Christ's College, Cambridge. Before that he attended Haberdashers' Aske's School, a public school in Elstree.

    • His mother is from Israel.

    • His father owns a menswear shop in Piccadilly and is originally from Wales.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen is left-handed.

    • Baron Cohen was an active member in the Jewish youth movement Habonim Dror.

    • Two of Baron Cohen's characters have presented the MTV Europe Music Awards. First Ali G on November 8, 2001 in Frankfurt, Germany and then Borat on November 3, 2005 in Lisbon, Portugal.

    • In spite of what you might think Baron is the first part of his compound surname and not a title of nobility.

    • A film about Borat, the character in Da Ali-G show has been made in 2006 entitled Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan aka Borat.

    • He is 6' 3" (1.91m) tall.

    • Usually he appears on chat shows in character rather than as himself.

    • He considered pursuing a PhD before going into comedy.

    • He is Jewish.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen is not to be confused with nor is he related to the US Olympic women's figure skater Sasha Cohen.

    • Cohen delivered the 2004 Class Day Address at Harvard University as his alter-ego Ali G. The Harvard Class Day Address is given to the graduates the day before the commencement ceremony.

    • The hair and mustache Cohen uses in his portrayal of Borat are real. It takes him six weeks to grow them both.

    • He was King Julian in Dreamworks' film Madagascar.

    • He won a "TV Quick" award for personality of the Year 2000 for Ali G.

    • He is engaged to Isla Fisher

  • Quotes

    • Sacha Baron Cohen: I think that, essentially, I'm a private person, and to reconcile that with being famous is a hard thing. So I've been trying to have my cake and eat it too - to have my character be famous yet still lead a normal life where I'm not trapped by fame and recognizability...I guess I've been greedy. Maybe it's time to let go.

    • Sacha: (on his retirement of Borat) He's going to live in a very obscure part of Kazakhstan where it's hard to contact him.

    • Sacha: It's much easier for me to be in character, and it's a lot more fun. I think it can get a little bit tiresome if you're having to be the real person and talking about how important and interesting the role was. To me, it should be entertaining, and the entertainment should carry on.

    • Sacha: (announcing he was killing off 2 of his popular characters) 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. It's like saying goodbye to a loved one.

    • Sacha Baron Cohen:(after receiving the Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Borat, to his co-star Ken Davitan while referencing the infamous naked fight scene) Kenneth, if it wasn't for that rancid bubble, I wouldn't be here today.

    • Sacha: (after winning the 2007 Golden Globe award for "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan") This movie was a life changing experience. Thank you to every American who has not sued me so far.

    • Borat Sagdiyev: (talking about the Red Light District in Amsterdam) It was very confusing because in Kazachstan the red light district is a very small area where the women inside are NOT prostitutes.

    • Borat Sagdiyev: My wife is dead, High Five!

    • Borat: I like very much Australia. I am a huge fanny of your country.

    • Borat Sagdiyev: Pubis hair is Kazakhstan's best export product it can be used to clean pots and pans and it can be used to put into gloves for children

    • Borat Sagdiyev: It is very strange that a woman can vote, but a horse can not.

    • Borat Sagdiyev: Jagshemash my name is Borat.

    • Ali G: Booyakasha!

    • Sacha: Borat is based actually on a guy I met in southern Russia. I can't remember his name. He was a doctor. The moment I met him I was totally crying. He was an hysterically funny guy. Albeit, totally unintentionally.

    • Ali G: Is it because I is black?