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Sacha Baron Cohen brings dictators to Oscars


  • Sacha Baron Cohen, as "The Dictator," takes the Oscars red carpet Sunday.
Sacha Baron Cohen, as "The Dictator," takes the Oscars red carpet… (Getty Images )
February 26, 2012|By Curt Wagner | RedEye

Sacha Baron Cohen crashed the Oscars red carpet Sunday as "The Dictator," dumping the "ashes" of late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il on Ryan Seacrest and the red carpet.

Dressed as Admiral General Aladeen, "The Dictator" from his upcoming movie, he was accompanied by two women in "army" uniforms and red berets. He carried the ashes in a cremation urn with an image of Kim Jong-il on the outside.

Baron Cohen stepped over to talk to E! red-carpet host Seacrest, he threw the ashes all over Seacrest's tux.

"I'm wearing John Galliano, but the socks are K-Mart," he told Seacrest before ashing him. He said he was thrilled to bring his "dear friend and tennis doubles partner Kim Jong-il to the Oscars."

Security led Baron Cohen away as he said to Seacrest: "Now if somebody asks who you are wearing, you will say Kim Jong-il."

Seacrest was not happy; he kind of flipped out as he brushed off his tuxedo. Tina Fey thought it was funny, telling Seacrest: "You're a victim of comedy."

Baron Cohen continued to dump ashes on the carpet as he made his way into the Hollywood and Highland Center.

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