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In this edition of THG's Academy Awards Fashion Face-Off series, The Dictator, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, takes on Brad Pitt. Didn't see that one coming, we know.

Pitt was nominated for his lead role in Moneyball. Cohen was invited to the show because of his role in Hugo, but his red carpet trip was infamously cut short.

That's because he showed up in character as Admiral General Aladeed, his character from The Dictator, and dumped Kim Jong-Il's ashes on Ryan Seacrest.

Before getting escorted away by security, Aladeed did look quite dashing posing for the cameras with a couple of hot "officials" from the Republic of Wadiya.

Dashing enough to overtake Pitt? You decide in the poll below!

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by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Sacha Baron Cohen just kicked the 2012 Academy Awards in the ash.

Arriving on the red carpet dressed as Admiral Aladeed - his character from The Dictator - the actor chatted up E!'s Ryan Seacrest for a bit before bringing attention to the urn in his hands, which Cohen said contained the ashes of late North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il.

“It was his dream to come to the Oscars and to be sprinkled on the red carpet and over Halle Berry’s chest again,” the star said, before "accidentally" spilling the ashes all over the E! News host.

See for yourself and decide: A hilarious gag? Or a lame cry for attention?

by Free Britney at . Comments

In a hilarious minute-long rant, Sacha Baron Cohen went on The Today Show this morning and slammed the Academy Awards for shutting him out... in character.

Cohen, or should we say Admiral General Aladeen, appeared live on NBC's morning show to express outrage over being banned from the Oscars Sunday night.

The despot's message, in summation: Death to America, death to the west, and good luck Billy Crystal. Here's The Dictator himself, General Aladeen, lashing out:

While begrudgingly giving props to the Academy for denying his right to free speech - just like The Dictator himself would do - he's still outraged, dammit!

In addition to threatening the "Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Zionists," SBC takes a shot at actress Hilary Swank, who won't refund his money. Bummer.

Swank presumably became a punchline after she attended a dinner for an alleged war criminal. As for why Cohen is railing against the Academy in the first place?

When the group got wind of the fact that he planned to attend the show in character, they blackballed him. Never smart to mess with a dictator, Oscars.

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

Sacha Baron Cohen not been banned from The Academy Awards. Not yet at least.

But the actor is in hot water with the organization because he wants to walk the red carpet dressed as the main character from The Dictator, a Middle Eastern leader named General Aladeen. The Academy is less than enthused over this plan.

“We would hope that every studio knows that this is a bad idea,” a spokesperson told Deadline. “The red carpet is not about stunting.”

Still, Cohen - who stars in Hugo, a Best Picture nominee - is still invited to the ceremony... for now. An insider does conform however, that his tickets will be rescinded if he goes through with the stunt.

What do you think? Should the Oscars remain pure, traditional and promotion-free? Or is still stale, ratings-declining ceremony in need of someone like Cohen to spice the show up?

 

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