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Sacha Baron Cohen: The Fresh Air Interview

Actor and writer Sacha Baron Cohen is famous for taking his characters — Ali G., Borat, Bruno — into the real world, interacting with people who have no idea that they're dealing with a fictional character. But his new movie, The Dictator, is a scripted comedy about a tyrant on the loose in New York.
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From Borat To Aladeen, Laughter Is Cohen's Goal

From bumbling interviews as Borat to taking off his clothes in front of Rep. Ron Paul as Bruno, there isn't much actor Sacha Baron Cohen won't do for a laugh. The story of his latest persona, Admiral General Hafez Aladeen, might seem inspired by recent revolutions in North Africa and the Middle East, but he insists the character was in development before the Arab Spring.
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The Movie Dustin Lance Black's 'Seen A Million Times'

The director of Milk and the new film Virginia says he can't get enough of Rob Reiner's rom-com When Harry Met Sally. It speaks to "such basic truths about matchmaking and love," Black says, "that I think it's withstood the test of time."
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Cannes Film Festival Has American Slant This Year

Melissa Block talks to Los Angeles Times journalist Steve Zeitchik about what's popular this year at the Cannes Film Festival.
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Coming Soon — To A Theater Nowhere Near You

Feel like you're the last to see the new Hollywood blockbuster? You may be right — because studios have started premiering big films overseas before they come to the United States.

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