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Why Sacha Baron is barred from the Oscar ceremony

Known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters -- Ali G, Borat, and Brüno, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been barred from attending the 84th Academy Awards Sunday - because of the costume he wanted to wear!

hollywood Updated: Feb 27, 2012 13:01 IST
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Known for his portrayal of three unorthodox fictional characters -- Ali G, Borat, and Brüno, actor Sacha Baron Cohen has been barred from attending the 84th Academy Awards Sunday - because of the costume he wanted to wear!

Cohen has been told he can't walk the red carpet dressed as General Aladeen, a character he is playing in his upcoming comedy The Dictator, reports nypost.com.

The Dictator is about a nutty strongman who is part Muammar Gaddafi and part Saddam Hussein, with hints of Kim Jong-il.

Interestingly, Cohen is a voting member of the Academy and is also in the cast of Hugo, which has been nominated for 11 Oscars, playing the evil train station inspector.

First Published: Feb 23, 2012 16:50 IST