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Sacha Baron Cohen Fondles Clooney’s Ex for Latest ‘Dictator’ Stunt

Mike Marsland/WireImage(CANNES, France) -- The stunts just never stop with Sacha Baron Cohen. At the Cannes Film Festival Wednesday, he paled around on a yacht with Elisabetta Canalis, the Italian model famous for once dating George Clooney.

Dressed as the star of his new movie, The Dictator, Cohen oiled up Canalis’ legs, showed her what was inside his speedo, and eventually threw her overboard in a body bag. Photos of Canalis lounging at a Cannes hotel after the playdate confirm she was not actually killed and disposed of unceremoniously.

Cohen also arrived at a Cannes press conference for The Dictator on a camel. All of this comes as The Dictator, which opens Wednesday, is getting lukewarm reviews compared to the raves showered on Borat, Cohen’s first big-screen satire.
“What’s shocking this time is how tame Sacha Baron Cohen’s newest wild man is, for all the kerfuffle the comedian can stir up on the promotional trail,” Entertainment Weekly’s Lisa Schwarzbaum said.

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Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Saddam Hussein Parody Movie

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images for MTV(LOS ANGELES) – Sacha Baron Cohen, star of the popular and controversial movies Borat and Brüno, will be returning to the big screen in a starring role in 2012. Cohen’s new movie, The Dictator, is an adaptation of Zabibah and The King, a ghost written book published in 2000 about a dictator and his people.

The film will be released by Paramount Pictures, which says the movie is "the heroic story of a dictator who risked his life to ensure that democracy would never come to the country he so lovingly oppressed." Larry Charles, who directed both Borat and Brüno, will direct this movie as well.

Cohen, 39, received much criticism for Borat, which parodied local townspeople in Kazakhstan without them realizing they were in a movie.

Paramount has set an expected release date of May 2012.

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