Sacha Baron Cohen retires Borat

Sacha Baron CohenSacha Baron Cohen has retired his comedic character Borat. He brought the Kazakhstani journalist character to fame in the hit 2006 movie Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan. The controversial film made fun of unsuspecting members of the public. Cohen has decided not to play Borat again because the character is so well-known that he won’t be able to fool anyone anymore. He says, “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 is like saying goodbye to a loved one. It is hard, and the problem with success, although it’s fantastic, is that every new person who sees the Borat movie is one less person I ‘get’ with Borat again, so it’s a kind of self-defeating form, really.”

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  1. Pookie • December 24, 2007 @ 12:13 PM

    I’m glad; I can’t stand him.

  2. Iguana Man • December 24, 2007 @ 12:19 PM

    It’s about time!

  3. Ginger Grant • December 24, 2007 @ 12:22 PM

    Mr. Cohen has given us all a wonderful Holiday gift with this news. Bravo!

  4. Honest Phil • December 24, 2007 @ 12:59 PM

    Good riddance!!!

  5. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 1:44 PM

    Now if only Sacha Baron Cohen would retire too!!!

  6. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 4:03 PM

    too bad ali was hilarious. dont care to much for borat tho. he still has bruno to “get” people with

  7. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 5:30 PM

    ? its an intelligent thing he did retiring his characters, they are one time performances. its only a matter of time before everyone sees that theyr being pranked. but lets face it he was extremely entertaining i guys thinking otherwize are probobly feminists or conservative enthusiasts who cant take a joke lol

  8. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 5:31 PM

    pookie…..go to hell

  9. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 5:31 PM

    haha pookie lmao wat is that a nickname:P

  10. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 9:02 PM

    I’m glad that he is not playing borat agains becuase it hurt Kazakhstani people who they feel about this movie and how people in the world felt about them and people in the world think that Kazakhstani actually do thing lke this in the movie so I am happy that he actually thought not Playing this movie again

  11. Anonymous • December 24, 2007 @ 9:15 PM

    I’m glad that he is not playing borat agains becuase it hurt Kazakhstani people how they feel about this movie and how people in the world think about them and people in the world thinks that Kazakhstani actually do thing lke this in the movie so I am happy that he actually thought not Playing this movie again

  12. Nancy • December 24, 2007 @ 9:51 PM

    Yeah, you got it! Doubling up…right….that’s what J.L Spears and her boyfriend should have done!! LOL.

  13. Gripweed • December 24, 2007 @ 10:58 PM

    He should have retired him LAST year.

  14. Fart If You Love Celine • December 24, 2007 @ 11:47 PM

    “Cohen has decided not to play Borat again because the character is so well-known that he wont be able to fool anyone anymore.”

    He could STILL fool Bush…

  15. Anonymous • December 25, 2007 @ 11:08 PM

    A monkey can fool Bush; he’s a dumb ass.

    Cohen could retire any and all of his characters and I could care less. Then again, any time an average joe can embarrass the hell out of rich, pompous socialite types – I kind of enjoy watching that!

  16. Anonymous • December 26, 2007 @ 5:21 PM

    I am sorry Sacha is retiring the Borat character. Borat held up a mirror to us and showed us how incredibly stupid so many really are. Of course this wasn’t ever about Kazakhstan. But you know that…

  17. Anonymous • December 27, 2007 @ 1:12 AM

    all the way with the last comment…sacha was never out to insult a nation or the jews and feminists round the world. sachas married, has roots in various parts of eastern europe, oh ya and hes jewish! so shut ur faces everyone hes just a comedian(extremely funny comedian) who simply, such as previous commenteers mentioned, hold a mirror infron of the world and exploits the stupidity found within our countries. wat u r all accusing him of is hate crimes….a comedian? ur probobly the same ppl who accused eminem of being homophobic cus he made a gay joke….grow up children

  18. Peter Pancreas • December 27, 2007 @ 1:43 AM

    He may be a comedian, but he’s not funny.

  19. Nancy • December 27, 2007 @ 3:02 AM

    Actually, I happen to like Marshall Mathers a.k.a. Eminem!!!

  20. Fan • December 28, 2007 @ 10:54 AM

    Thank goodness…. it was crap !!

  21. Anonymous • December 30, 2007 @ 5:49 PM

    fair enough u hav ur opinion but back wat u say with intelligence not the back of ur head….ignorence these days

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