2002: Music video for Shaggy: "Julie" (as Ali G)
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Sacha Baron-Cohen | Borat | Brüno | Ali G | Borat Sagdiyev
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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.
During an "All Things Considered" interview in 2004, Baron Cohen told NPR's Robert Siegel
that he wrote his Cambridge thesis on Jewish involvement in the U.S. Civil Rights movement, focusing especially on the 1964 murders of James Chaney
, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi.
His characters often parody "gotcha journalism" as they bait the interviewee into saying a controversial remark